Category: Festivals and celebrations

Little known facts about Akshay Tritiya 0

Little known facts about Akshay Tritiya

Akshay Tritiya is one of the 3 1/2 very auspicious days in the Hindu Lunar Calendar. It is the third day ( tritiya) of the second month  ( Vaishakh). And it is the time when the Earth is closest to the Sun

Spring has Sprung 4

Spring has Sprung

I celebrated the coming of spring with Chinese dragons and lions.

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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...

The morning after : would Ganpati have liked this? #MondayMusings 4

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...

Tie a Rakhi for Coconut Day 6

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...

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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...

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Why I hate Holi

Reasons why I hate Holi this festival of colour and joy

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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...

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The Scented Bath

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...

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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...

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