Discover India: Festivals
India is a mix of many cultures and people, which means there are literally hundreds of reasons to celebrate! Have you ever wondered what Onam is all about? Why people eat hot cross buns at Easter? Are Pongal, Lohri and Sankranti all the same festival? Why do people fast during Ramzan? Get ready to find the answers to all of these questions and dive into the stories behind these festivals and many others.
Sonia Mehta is a children's writer who believes that firing up a child's imagination means introducing them to a world of adventure. She has been writing for children for over two decades. Her body of work is wide-ranging-she has created one of India's first dedicated children's newspaper sections; conceptualized the Cadbury Bournvita Quiz Contest for TV; and has written books, songs, poems and stories for leading publishers in India, several African nations, the USA and the UK.
She lives in Mumbai and runs Quadrum Solutions, a content company she co-founded. She is also the co-founder of PodSquad, a retail children's edutainment brand that firmly believes that children learn best when they are having fun.
Most days, Sonia can be found pounding away at her computer-when she is not playing with her dachshunds, the two little loves of her life.