Shubho Mahalaya…Nadia had a great time on Sunday night watching “Mahishashur Mardini” with grandparents and parents. When will Maa Durga fight Mahisasur was her constant question. Mahalaya ushers in Durga puja. Nadia and I painted our interpretations of Maa Durga this weekend. Nadia wanted to show the slaying of Mahishasur (buffalo-man as she calls him), Maa Durga riding on her lion the symbol of all that is good and pure in this world.