Category: Festivals and celebrations

Festivals and celebrations, Mumbai Diary, photo

‘Tis the Season #ThursdayTreeLove

  This was supposed to go up on the earlier edition of #ThursdayTreeLove for ’tis the season when decorated Christmas trees are found almost all over the world. While real trees are dressed up, in my part of the world, most of the Christmas trees are from China. But unlike the fake trees we got …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Disaster strikes the week before Dussehra

Image for Didi Messing

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 recurrence of the same bug that had struck earlier at  Ganesh Chaturthi.   It generally attacks before any major event at my …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

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

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

Spring has Sprung

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

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

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 any other Monday. Our weekend was busy with comings and goings : Hubby Dear came back and Ms. Papaya went to …

Festivals and celebrations, LIFESTYLE

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 came down to Mother Earth in general and Maharashtra in particular. Ever since Lokmanya Tilak revived the tradition of a community …