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Story: Sonia Vyas - Rangoli and working at Jawahar Kala Kendra

Author: Sonia Vyas

I used to make rangoli at home with my mother when I was a child. She taught me how to make the shapes and patterns. These days she tends to buy the rangoli colours once a year, for Diwali celebrations.

I like to go home at this time to make them with her for Diwali. It's tradition.

It's sad that people are making rangoli less and less these days. It's such a creative thing to do and it really does bring people together. It brings families together. Today everything is so busy and crazy it's hard to make time for it, but we really should.

That's why it's been so great working with the Winding Snake team at Jawahar Kala Kendra. They really brought rangoli back into focus for me, and for other people at the Jawahar Kala Kendra. It inspired me to go home and spend time with my mum, making beautiful things, like we used to

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