Help someone celebrate a memorable Christmas.

My earliest memories of Christmas belong to my Alma Mater, Mount Carmel School, Una ( H.P. ) The last day before Christmas would mean "No study day" The entire school would gather in assembly ground. There would be a big Christmas tree, a small hut decorated. A few students from the seniormost class would enact … Continue reading Help someone celebrate a memorable Christmas.

Diwali musings

Yesterday morning, I woke up depressed. That usually happens to me on festivals, esp the festive month of Diwali. The pain of not being with the family I was born in, would usually agonize me when I got married, and Diwali would usually make it raw. Don't get me wrong, each family has a different … Continue reading Diwali musings

This Diwali – Gift someone love.

Diwali is around the corner. What I like about Diwali are the lights. Even in Dubai I have never missed that. Beautiful lights adoring the balconies in the night sky. What I don't like about Diwali is the fire crackers and the unnecessary gifts. When I was a child in that small town of Himachal … Continue reading This Diwali – Gift someone love.

Karva Chauth – The Bollywood Festival

Who doesn't remember the famous DDLJ scene when Kajol aka Simran faints so that only Shahrukh aka Raj can give her the first sip of water after she breaks the fast. No other festival has been glamourised so much by Bollywood, infact to the extent that keeping the fast has the feminist brigade up against … Continue reading Karva Chauth – The Bollywood Festival