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”

The Trivia of Celebration

Hello friends, yesterday we returned back to Kolkata from our trip to Bhagalpur, Bihar. We had a blast of a time during the Durga Puja festivities there, along with our relatives from my husband’s side. The great thing was that we were able to seek our mother in law’s blessings along with the mother Goddess.Continue reading “The Trivia of Celebration”

A Roadtrip to Remember.

Hello friends, it’s been awhile since I posted something. Hope you all are doing well. It was a matter of great fortune that we managed to take a festive trip to my in-law’s place. That’s a long road trip from Kolkata to Bhagalpur by car, my  husband proudly occupying the driver’s seat! Believe me, weContinue reading “A Roadtrip to Remember.”

Power to the women

“There are many stories on how the Divine Mother appeared to restore peace and order by slaying the asuras,demons. These asuras are symbols of the negative forces that can overtake us anytime. Navaratri is the celebration of prana, spirit, which alone can destroy these asuras.”- Sri Sri Ravi Shanker. Hello friends, I wish you allContinue reading “Power to the women”

Mahalaya, the arrival of festive season.

Friends, wish you all a very happy Mahalaya. To those whom are uninitiated to this festive day, in India. Particularly in Bengal, this day marks the arrival of Goddess Durga, from Kailasha to this earth for 10 days, which is said to be her parental home(she is believed to be the daughter of Himalaya!).She isContinue reading “Mahalaya, the arrival of festive season.”

Celebration of the day of siblings.

Hello friends, I greet you all a very Hppy Rakshabandhan day. This day is celebrated to express sibling love and solidarity. On this day sisters tie the Rakhi thread, made of colourful beads, on the wrist of her brothers. In return the brother take the pledge of protecting her from any adversity. In the currentContinue reading “Celebration of the day of siblings.”

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”

A Sweet  Surprise!

Hello friends, sometimes in life, you absolutely go speechless, overcome by emotions.This morning it was my turn to be so. Actually, I got up today to find a painting of my marriage, neatly displayed on the dining table (cover photo). It was a surprise gift from my daughter on the occasion of our marriage anniversary.Continue reading “A Sweet  Surprise!”

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