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Moments from Caribbean Carnival: Caribana 2014

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SubscribeFiled Under: Canada, Celebrations, Photo Essay,by Neeraj

The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival commonly referred to as Caribana is an annual festival celebrating the Caribbean culture. The Carnival is the largest street festival in North America and brings in over a million visitors to the City of Toronto.

Caribana 2014

The highlight of the festival is the Mas (Masquerade) parade where Mas Bands, in which thousands of participants wear colourful costumes, compete for the Band of the Year award. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen in Toronto. The parade is indeed a treat for the eyes – and ears where Soca and Calypso music complement the Band’s energy. The atmosphere is truly electrifying!

Enjoy some of the moments from the parade we’ve captured below…

Celebrating International Women’s Day – 2013

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Today (March 8th) is International Women’s Day. At Bharari, we are marking this occasion by showcasing photos of ordinary women who are extraordinary in their special way.

Shakuntala - the girl with the perpetual smile who lives in Anandwan. She is a victim of cerebral palsy by birth and cannot talk, walk or use her hands. Yet she will bring a tear in your eye when you see her beautifully threaded greeting card that she stitches using her toes.

Shakuntala – the girl with the perpetual smile who lives in Anandwan. She is a victim of cerebral palsy by birth and cannot talk, walk or use her hands. Yet she will bring a tear in your eye when you see her beautifully threaded greeting card that she stitches using her toes.

Taare Zameen Par – Happy Children’s Day!

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SubscribeFiled Under: Celebrations, Photo Essay,by Bhakti and Neeraj

Remember that magical time when anything and everything was possible? The time when there were no limits to what we could do and what we could be? The time before we talked about “reality”? The time before the “daily grind” started and the “9-to-5” life that we all have a love-hate relationship with?

Yes, that time was your childhood … my childhood … our childhood.

Children’s Day – celebrated across the globe on different days – is a celebration of that magical time in everyone’s life. We are celebrating Children’s Day on November 14th with this photo essay titled Taare Zameen Par – Stars on Earth.

The language everyone understands – we had no common spoken language between us, but this cute girl seen in a remote mountain village in Sikkim, India, knew how to communicate with us.