In India, The thread of culture is tied and knotted together by festivals. They are as diverse as the people who embrace and embody them. Festivals form an integral part of an Indian person’s life, their heritage and essence cohabit with modern life, carried by Indians wherever they live. This book is an anthology of 21 short stories, written by women of Indian origin, from around the world. Each story is set against the background of an Indian festival, searching for metaphor and meaning through the voice of a female protagonist. Sequence of stories is based on the chronological order of the festivals in a Calendar year. Festivals covered include lohri, makar sankranti, Holi, Eid, Baisakhi, Easter, on am, teej, varalakshmi nombu, karwa Chauth, kumbh Mela, radhashtami, Durga puja, rakhsha bandhan, Diwali, RaaS, Bhoot chaturdeshi, Golu, vishu, khech mavas and Christmas. Authors come from Australia, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Switzerland, UAE and the USA. This is a collaborative project accomplished by 21 women authors coming from various professional backgrounds; for some, it is their first literary work. The first compilation of short stories by most members of the same group was ‘she speaks’, published in 2019.