Category: Festivals and celebrations

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Disaster strikes the week before Dussehra

Continuing with my saga of learning to cope single-handedly The week before Dussehra It was the week before Dussehra when I was bitten by the ‘let’s clean the house bug‘. Actually, this was a...

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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

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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,...

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