Category: Festivals and celebrations

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

The Dawning of a New Diwali #MondayMusings

  The dawning of a new Diwali   The house is in darkness as is the rest of the city. It is the second day of Diwali but for me and my family it is like any other Monday. Our weekend was busy with comings and goings : Hubby Dear came back and Ms. Papaya …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

The morning after : would Ganpati have liked this? #MondayMusings

The Morning After The morning after is always a disaster. Especially  if the party has been going on for 10 days as it was for Lord Ganesh.  Yesterday it was 10 days since Ganpati came down to Mother Earth in general and Maharashtra in particular. Ever since Lokmanya Tilak revived the tradition of a community …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Tie a Rakhi for Coconut Day

Today Ms Papaya will tie two special rakhis for her superhero brothers . Rakhi or RakshaBandhan is not essentially a Maharashtrian festival but like everything else, has become pan-Indian thanks to the cultural invasion of Bollywood. I actually remember celebrating this day as Coconut Day with my home being redolent with the smell of coconut …

Festivals and celebrations

A blogging anniversary

Just now I got the following notification from WordPress . So Happy Birthday dear Blog . You haven’t done too badly. I now have 811 followers I have just about 800 visitors a month And I have around 1400 views I know this is piddly compared to all the blogging stalwarts but for me this …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Why I hate Holi

Reasons why I hate Holi this festival of colour and joy