Defining eyes


I first applied homemade kajal when I visited an acquaintance many years ago. While I waited for my friend to get ready to head out, I chatted with her mother — a tall and slim, simple rural Haryanvi lady. As our mundane conversation veered towards the use of kajal, she mentioned that she had prepared… Continue reading Defining eyes

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Happy Deepavali!


As is the tradition in these parts of the world, here's a few Deepavali pictures 🙂 The Daily Post asks us to post something that glows. Nothing better than the glow of festivity, piety, family and lights. Here's wishing you all a very happy Deepavali!

Shine


This weekend India will celebrate Diwali. And preparations for the festival are in full swing. Homes are being scrubbed squeaky clean. Renovated houses are getting last minute paint jobs. Traders - both online and offline - are running promotional offers. And all of us are busy shopping for clothes and gifts! The most important aspect… Continue reading Shine

Happy Holidays!


It's a three-day weekend for most people around this corner of the globe. Hope you have a great time! Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!

Lighting up Diwali with colourful candles


Wishing you all a very happy Deepavali and a prosperous year ahead! This is post #11 in this year's NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month = Thirty straight days of blogging

The magic of Margazhi

Kolam at Chidambaram Temple

While I was in Chennai last year, I received a message from a friend of mine: 'So are you coming tomorrow?' 'I'm in Chennai right now', I replied. 'Ooh Margazhi. Have fun!' I didn't understand what she meant by that. I had visited Chennai during the winter months a few times in the past, but apart… Continue reading The magic of Margazhi

A Very Happy Deepavali


We hadn't really planned on making a rangoli this year. It isn't something we do traditionally. All that changed, however, when a close friend of mine sent me a photograph of a beautiful rangoli she had made with her sister. My cousin and I went shopping for colours, and with the help of my mother,… Continue reading A Very Happy Deepavali

Break Time!


It's that time of the year again, when we worship the Goddess of Learning, Saraswati. Submitting all our study material to the feet of the deity, we take a little break ourselves*. Wishing you a very happy Gandhi Jayanthi, Navratri, and Vijay Dasami! * Find out more here.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Happy Harvesting!

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