Festivals and celebrations

Diwali disaster #FlavoursomeTuesdays

Sadly every day is NOT a Sunday. In fact today’s Tuesday is hardly flavoursome. There are something’s that aren’t just meant to be . After several attempts over several years, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that Home made Chaklis aren’t for me. Chakli are those round maze like savoury fry ups that are crispy… Read More Diwali disaster #FlavoursomeTuesdays

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Passing on the karanji #MondayMusings

I woke up this morning to a photo of homemade karanji. I was happy to see them because Daughter No 1 had made them, for the very first time. They looked perfect and possibly tasted perfect since Ms Papaya loved them. And she is quite the discerning eater. I was happy to see that the… Read More Passing on the karanji #MondayMusings

BLOG HOPS & CHALLENGES, Festivals and celebrations

Mumbai skies#SkywatchFriday

This Friday marks the beginning of the 10 day Ganesh Festival.The practice of bringing home a clay Ganesh was begun by Bal Gangadhar Tilak, an early freedom fighter in India's struggle for Independence. The idea was to get people together to foster nationalism and community. Most of the home help have gone to their homes… Read More Mumbai skies#SkywatchFriday

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Getting ready for Ganpati

Bal Gangadhar Tilak started the tradition of bringing home an idol of Lord Ganesh or Ganpati for a ten day festival. The idea was to foster a sense of community and nationalism with skits, bhajans and motivational and spiritual discourse . Today the celebrations have changed with political sponsorship and Bollywood colouring the idea of… Read More Getting ready for Ganpati