It's that time of the year, again. When the winds get a bit chilly and start carrying the smell of festivities, incense and delicacies.

Dussehra is here and it's that time of the year which inevitably brings back the memories of childhood. 

Dussehra celebrations
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Of making Raavan effigies with cousins and friends. 

And burning them later in the night.

Making Raavan effigies
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Of going to the mela with parents.

And buying gada and swords that made us feel powerful and invincible for a few moments.

Kids with swords and gadas
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Of seeing the Raavan dahan.

And getting mesmerised by the magnitude of everything.

Ravaan effigy burning
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Of seeing the story of Ramayana being told for the 100th time.

And still finding it just as engaging.

Ram Leela
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Of sitting on the giant wheel.

And screaming our lungs out as it came down.

Giant wheel in Dussehra
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Of coming back home to delicious food.

After having lots at the mela itself.

Dussehra mela food
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Visiting mela after work, coordinating with friends to meet, wishing parents over the phone - Dussehra has changed for most of us now. 

It no longer starts with aaloo-puri and kheer and you don't get multiple holidays. 

Dussehra food
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However, the spirit of Dussehra remains the same and just because we are busier now, doesn't mean we should stop having fun.

So go to that fair, today, and buy that cotton candy. Happy Dussehra