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.

Ahoi Ashtmi

This is another fast similar to the much famed karva chauth. Fortunately, not much of propaganda for this day, because niether YashRaj or Karan johar films popularised it, and secondly females will be up in arms against husbands or in-laws but never against their children. Quite similar to the famed cousin, this fast is kept … Continue reading Ahoi Ashtmi

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