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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”

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The Trials and Triumphs of a Novice Bride – 2

Hello friends, coming back to the tale of our new bride, I will tell you, how she  negotiated the tricky situation at her in law’s place. It was the very first week of her marriage and as a custom, needed to be spent at her in law’s place to get her familiar with the newContinue reading “The Trials and Triumphs of a Novice Bride – 2”

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”

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”

Enjoying a Rainy Day.

Hello friends, the above photo taken by me through my bedroom window, would tell you that at present I’m relishing a rainy day. In India we are almost into the autumn season which literally starts from 23rd September and lasts till 21st December. At this time generally the sky remains pristine blue with cotton likeContinue reading “Enjoying a Rainy Day.”