GN Focus | Onam

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    Sunday Aug 26

    Discover a cultural extravaganza

    If you are heading to Kerala this Onam, there are ceremonies to experience and things to do - from visiting Aranmula, home of the famous snake boat carnival, to watching Thumbi Thullal, a song and dance performance

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    Sunday Aug 26

    Favourite Onam memories

    What the festival means to the Malayali expat

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    Sunday Aug 26

    Dazzling bright

    With Onam, August sees an upsurge in the NRI’s voracious appetite for gold, say industry heads

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    Sunday Aug 26

    Jewellery choices echo generational divide

    GN Focus looks at NRI buying patterns this festive season

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    Sunday Aug 26

    A thousand splendid hues

    Features Writer Thomas Billinghurst explores the pookkalam, one of the most important traditions of the Onam festival and a major part of celebrations in Dubai

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    Sunday Aug 26

    I married a Malayali

    n GN Focus asks four individuals from different cultures who have married a Keralite how they adopt Onam’s unique traditions

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    Sunday Aug 26

    Feast of the senses

    n Few festivals imbue everyone with their infectious spirit as Onam, so if you are in the mood to dive into festivities, there is a plethora of activities and events to choose from, discovers Features Writer Sanaya Pavri

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    Sunday Aug 26

    The instant Onam

    Comfort and convenience are redefining many of the customs associated with Onam, with cherished timeless rituals being changed to suit modern times