#StarrySpecial: Dusshera nostalgia

This Dusshera, TV actors share their memories of Dusshera and what it means to have good winning over evil.

Vivian Dsena:

In Bhopal, we used to go to Ramleela Maidan in a group. The tale of Ram Leela always used to make me curious about Ram and Ravan. In textbooks also I had read and it was always inspiring to know the victory of good over evil. Dusshera holidays were like a lot of fun and enjoyment eat a lot of Ghar ka khana and play around. I still feel like a child when I see Ramleela happening in Mumbai. Our history is rich in culture and real stories. Ram Ravan story appeals to every child

Sneha Wagh:

Dusshera in childhood was going to meet friends and family with bauhinia leaves (aptyache paan). Being a typical Marathi family, this would happen every year. There’s not one evil that should be removed. There are many to name. But the biggest is inequality in every term should be eradicated. Along with intolerance.

Ssharad Malhotra:

Dussehra means festivities and celebrations, the weather is also pleasant. The best memory of the day is when I played Ram in school and I got a standing applaud for my performance. I feel nostalgic when I think about it.

Vahbiz Dorabjee:

Dusshera symbolises the conquest of good over evil. It’s so good to have a family together on this auspicious day. Any Dusshera celebration is incomplete without a visit to a mela. You not only find desi versions of fun rides like the Ferris Wheel and the Merry-Go-Round but loads of street food and mithai in every nook and corner of the ground.

Shashank Vyas:

Ujjain is a colourful city in terms of festivals. Ramleela happens a lot in Ujjain and I have seen it a couple of times. The feeling of victory of good over evil is the essence of life which one is reminded of every Dusshera.

Neelu Kohli:

I love it when Dusshera comes. As a child, I used to go to see Ravan burning. We would eat so many goodies. It would be amazing.

Aniruddh Dave:

In Jaipur, Dusshera is big and people dress up in new clothes. I have been theatre actor so Ramleela has always intrigued me as an actor. Dusshera is not just a festival it reflects the philosophy of life.

Arjun Bijlani:

Dusshera for everyone is a victory of good over evil. I remember my childhood days playing with ‘Dhanush baan’ and ‘gada’ toys, Ravan masks and considering yourself no less than the Ramayan characters, Ram, Ravan and Hanuman.

Wishing you all a very Happy Dusshera