5 Fasting Foods for Shivratri

As a child Shivratri always held a special place in my heart. The revelry in and around our home on this day was infectious. Some people started chanting mantras early in the morning while others loudly played bhajans on their tape-recorders for others’ benefit. Waking up early and accompanying our parents to the temple was …

The Other Brothers: Rakhi Special

“I want to go there and tie him Rakhi myself!” Angel said dejectedly. We had just got home after sending out our Rakhis to our cousins who live out of town. This is a ritual I’ve been following for years now but for a not-yet-4 Angel it was a first. Part excited, part unhappy, she …

Pick out the best party outfits for every wedding function

Well, the wedding season in India can come anytime, I mean people in our country love to get married with all the nitty-gritty and loudness. Every function has its distinct importance and value which is simply unavoidable. Whether you are a big celebrity or ordinary woman, these occasions are must-have in every Indian wedding ceremony. …

5 Maharashtrian sweet and savoury delicacies

Whether we travel within our country or outside, whatever our religion, surname or preference, the food and cuisine of the area we live in somehow finds its way to our plate. The food culture in India is rich and diverse with a wide assortment of sweet, savoury, seasonal, migrated and fusion delicacies that can tingle …

Family, food, festival, fun and sel’f’ies

Ever since I discovered the amazing experience that the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is few years ago I’ve followed the ritual of attending it every year. Although squeezing out time for a variety of great workshops that are conducted there has remained a distant and challenging dream till now, I’m pleased that I’ve witnessed the …