I love this time of the year. With autumn setting in and the crispness in the air, its time for the festivities to begin. In our home they start with Dusshera. A festival celebrated all over India in a big way .It signifies the victory of good over evil. Fond memories include a day off school, decorating with fresh mango leaves and marigolds, dressing up , eating jalebis , and a favourite part was killing Ravan. ( the demon ) My mom would make a rice doll which represented Ravan just like I’ve made in this picture and my brother and I would with a lot of excitement break it with our feet ,signifying killing the demon. It was fun when I was a child and now it brings out the child in me and my husband. A tradition which we will definitely continue for all the years to come.