Happy Memories of a Cozy Diwali

I’ve procrastinated enough by putting the post up a month later, but so much life happened, leaving me elated and drained at the same time. This year’s Diwali was special with family, friends, and lots of light after two long years of hiatus. I planned an elaborate setup with minis but never got around shooting…

Sacred Games

Navratri is my most favorite time of the year. As a crafter and lover of all things miniature, this festival is the highlight of the year for me, as my house prepares to get decked up and the celebrations culminate into nine days of devotion and fun. this was also the first time we set…

1,000 Posts: My Friend, My Savior

I love Ganesha, as you’d have probably known from the posts I put up. I may skip some festivities that we enjoy at home, but a miniature setup without his blessings seem barren. I enjoy celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, probably with more pomp than my own birthday. While Krishna returned my mojo, I’ve always been fascinated…

Ganpati Bappa Moriya

Ganesh Chaturthi is to us in Maharashtra, like Pujo is to those in the east of India. While the traditions are mildly different to the what we do in our south Indian household, they are special in everyway. Every year, mom would keep the dough and filling ready for the sweet dumplings, or modaks to…

Jai Kanhaiya Laal Ki

I know, I am late by a couple of weeks, but the festive season in India is in full flow, which hardly leaves any time to breathe! It starts with the advent of Onam down south, followed by Varalakshmi Vratam, 10th Day of Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Narali Purnima, and eventually Gokulashtami. Onam is the harvest…

Top of The World

Such a feelin’s comin’ over meThere is wonder in most every thing I seeNot a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyesAnd I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream Everything I want the world to beIs now comin’ true especially for meAnd the reason is clear, it’s because you are hereYou’re…

Turn Back Time

Today was a special day I didn’t really keep a tab on. My blog account turned 11 today! This account has been around only since 2011. You can find my poor, oft neglected first blog here. I love my virtual space: it shows me how much I have grown in thought and words. If I…

Minon Moments of Life!

Life happens to us at a blistering pace! My brother once explained this theory to me (I don’t know if he remembers this though) that made most sense to me than most things I’ve ever heard. He said, time flows at a standard pace: the bad times seems longer because we wait for it to…

Sita Kalyanam

Sita Kalyana VaibhogameRama Kalyana Vaibhogame The great celebration of the marriage of Sita, The great celebration of the marriage of Rama, Pavanaja Stuti Patra Pavana Charitra Ravi Soma Vara Netra Ramaniya Gatra (Sita) He who is praised by Hanuman, the son of wind, He who has a very holy story, He whose eyes are the…

Bring on the Cheer

So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism. ~ E. M. Forster