Tag: Makar Sankranti


No kites in this Sankranti sky

A train of diamond kites up in the air (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On Sunday evening Hubby dear and I were walking down Marine Drive and I was amazed to see a sky almost bereft of kites. At this time of year, the sky is normally full of kites which ride high on thermals, going higher …

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A traditional tea party for Sankranti

Last Sunday was Makar Sankrant which every Indian will tell you marks the beginning of the sun’s journey to the Northern hemisphere. This is celebrated with  kites and the blue skies are suddenly populated with hundreds and thousands of brightly hued kites. Since last year, however, I find that there are no kites flying outside …