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A glimpse of the hiatus.

What you put into life is what you get out of it. — Clint Eastwood.Hello friends,  I wish you all a Merry Christmas. I know, I have taken a very long but unintentional hiatus from writing a blog and connecting with you. Believe me, several times, I looked at my laptop, yearning so much toContinue reading “A glimpse of the hiatus.”

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A Glimpse of a Carnival

If you understand others, you are smart. If you understand yourself you are illuminated. If you overcome others, you are powerful. If you overcome yourself, you have strength. If you know how to be satisfied, you are rich. If you can act with vigour, you have a will. —     Lao Tzu   Hello friends, I greetContinue reading “A Glimpse of a Carnival”

Lighting up the Hearts

Hello friends, I wish health, happiness and prosperity, for you all, on the after eve of Diwali. As far as Indians are concerned, this festival of light, needs no introduction. However for those who have no idea about one of the most important festival of India, I must tell them that on Diwali each andContinue reading “Lighting up the Hearts”

All about a Performance!

Hello friends on 15th August, we all Indians celebrated our 75th Independence day. Earlier as a homemaker, I remained largely away from the festivities that’s mainly centered around various schools and community functions, sports and other art competitions. But this time, becoming a school teacher, got to experience the holding of a cultural function involving Continue reading “All about a Performance!”

The Birth of Incarnation

Hello friends, on the occasion of Krishna Janmastami,  I seek blessings from Lord Krishna for the well being of the entire world. In Hindu religion He is the human incarnation of Lord Vishnu (Narayan). As he himself told in the verses of Geeta that he takes birth into this mortal world to save the humanityContinue reading “The Birth of Incarnation”

Holi – The Festival of Spring

Hello friends, if we call India, the country of festivals, than it wouldn’t be very far from the truth. Spanning from North to South, East to West, we celebrate so many festivals that we just can’t finish it by counting on our fingers. These bevy of festival may be religious, national, social or local inContinue reading “Holi – The Festival of Spring”

The Harbinger of Spring

Cover Art: of Goddess Saraswati by Riya Mukherjee Asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrityorma amritam gamaya. Om shanti. – A prayer to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and music. It means O mother, lead us from lies towads truth, from darkness towards light, from death towards eternity. Hello friends I greet you allContinue reading “The Harbinger of Spring”

Makar Sankranti

Friends, 14th January is a very special day for Indians. While whole of India celebrate it as ‘makar sankranti, the harvest festival celebrated under many names across India.Punjabis celebrate it as Lohri, in the night of 13th January. They light bonfire and dance ‘gidda’ and ‘bhangra’ around it and savour sweets like rewari, laddus andContinue reading “Makar Sankranti”

Let there be light!

Hello friends, I wish you all a very happy Diwali, the festival of lights. On this day, all the homes are cleaned and decorated with rangolis , diyas(earthen lamp), colourful lights. We celebrate the day to welcome the arrival of Lord Rama and Mother Sita , to their Kingdom Ayodhya along with their entourage, afterContinue reading “Let there be light!”

A Glimpse of Festivities

Hello friends, when you travel long distance with festivities in the air, how do you feel? A deep sense of happiness and added interest towards the outside view will keep you hooked. The journey would feel like meandering through the gardens! The same thing happened to me, en route to Bhagalpur, Bihar from Kolkata. WhileContinue reading “A Glimpse of Festivities”