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Makarsankranti is no Bakrid

Does anyone remember their school days when they were asked to write an essay on a festival, e.g. Holi, Deepavali, or Uttarayan? We used to start off with festivals are a much needed break from the boring routine life and then go on to describe the festival. 3,253 more words


Makar Sankranti Delicacies- Chocolate Sesame Fudge (By Mayuri Patel)

Come fly a kite 

    And watch it sail

    Across the sky,

    Waving its tail.

    By Jean Warren

It’s Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti once again! Uttarayan is the Gujarati name for the festival celebrated all over India. 424 more words


Chotta Pongal

Chotta Bheem in the Kolam. Soon could we expect marvel comics on the kolam’s?

Spotted at Thirumazhisai.


Bonfire by any other name

Across communities, after winter, there’s bonfire, Bhogi  and Lhori,

Customary traditions, all ancient and hoary.

Old things are burnt and give up their ghost-

(Only now, many people prefer to compost!) 77 more words