Category: Festivals and celebrations

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Why I hate Holi

Reasons why I hate Holi this festival of colour and joy

Festivals and celebrations, FOOD

My Chocolate Christmas #FlavoursomeTuesdays

While the rest of the world is dreaming of a White Christmas, my family is dreaming of a dark, chocolate one . Preferably with chocolates with liquor that surprises you with its boozy taste . The countdown to Christmas or Advent is observed differently in different parts of the world . While I’m not sure …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

The Scented Bath

Image for Happy Diwali

Today on the third day of my Diwali, I had a traditional scented bath. Well no quite traditional because I didn’t use the traditional oils and unguents ( utna we call it) I didn’t get up before sunrise and decorate a wooden seat with a lighted lamp and rangoli. Nor did my mom give me …

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 …

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 …