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Ganpati Visarjan - why done...whats the story

Why is Ganesh Visrjan done? The ritual is done to signify the birth cycle of Lord Ganesha who is Lord Shiva’s son; just as he was created from clay/Earth, his symbolic statue is also created using clay. The idol is immersed in water (generally river) so that Ganesha may return to his home after his ‘stay’ at the devotees’ home or temple where the Ganesha Chaturthi rituals are conducted. While it might seem like a [...]Read More

Dishes to Make This Christmas

Christmas is upon us and you’ve not zeroed in on the Christmas dishes yet? Don’t worry, we’re here with the easy-to-make foolproof dishes which will take care of everything. Special events demand special dishes. So, better start stocking up those exotic ingredients, fresh green veggies, and lastly lots and lots of cheese to have the best dishes on Xmas. We’ve selected a few ones which are simple to cook and won’t take much of your [...]Read More

Diwali Celebration

  Diwali, the ancient Indian festival, has been celebrated for ages in various parts of the country with great enthusiasm and fun. With many religious significances associated with the festival, there are various ways of celebrating this festival too in different regions of India. In most parts of India, Diwali is celebrated for five days. • First Day, Dhanteras: Worshipping of Lord Yama and buying of metal objects • Second Day, Choti Diwali, Roop Chaturdashi, [...]Read More

Diwali Recipes

The biggest festival in the country is incomplete without making special dishes. Make this Diwali extra spicier, juicier, and sweeter with quirky food ideas and take the celebrations one notch further. Here, are our top Diwali recipes pick. Think you can top that? I. Makhane Aur Kaju Ki Kheer: This dish is imbued with the divinity of lotus seeds, a luxurious touch of khoya and milk, and the goodness of pistachios and almonds. There’s no reason you [...]Read More

Durga Puja Recipes

Pujo has come and Bengalis across the world are geared up to enjoy the much-awaited festivities. The five days of enjoyment witnesses people relishing good food and adorning themselves in traditional clothing. However, rather than staying at home, Bengalis prefer visiting the pandals and celebrating the festivities with their loved ones. Finger-licking dishes form an integral part of the celebrations. So, give your tongue a scrumptious treat with these quick bites that you can easily [...]Read More

Chocolate Dessert Recipes

For every chocoholic, a day without chocolate is like a day wasted. Chocolate, an extremely versatile product, is not only consumed in bar form but is also used in cakes, ice-creams, biscuits, cookies, and many more food items. It is one of those indulgences which is harmless if consumed in limits. In fact, chocolate also has certain health benefits. Let us look at some delectable chocolate recipes which you should try to make – Chocolate [...]Read More

Easy Chaat Recipes to Try at Home

Much like the country itself, the Indian cuisine is full of varieties and colours. The spices and flavours of our cuisine never fail to salivate the toughest of tongues. As the festive season is around the corner, streets start filling up with the most delicious of delicacies. Now, imagine yourself taking a gastronomical journey down the market while being surrounded by spicy golgappas and tangy chaats. Wouldn’t it be more amazing if you get to [...]Read More

Vishu – The Kerala New Year

About Vishu Vishu, also known as the Malyalam New Year as Malyalam is the predominating language in Kerala. The pious day of Vishu marks the commencement of the new year for people living in Kerala and also some adjoining parts of Tamil Nadu. The day is celebrated with great pomp, joy and enthusiasm. The festival of Vishu translates to ‘equal’ in Sanskrit and thus sends a clear message that it is not confined to be [...]Read More

Valentines-Day also called Love day

Cupid, hearts, chocolates, flowers, and cards can be seen everywhere which means Valentine’s Day is finally here. People acknowledge Valentine’s Day as the day of love and celebrate it with their loved ones. They wish their friends and family and try to make this day extra special and treasured. Valentine’s Day initially originated in the West, but since the past few years, its popularity has spread all over the world, including India. Here, we provide [...]Read More

Bhakarwadi Recipe

When it comes to evening snacks, there are choices galore. Bhakarwadi is one among those special snacks which I enjoy preparing at home. Having Bhakarwadi along with tea in the evening is something which I have always relished, especially during winters and rainy season. It is a traditional spicy Maharastrian snack which takes time and effort to prepare and can be stored for days. This spicy snack is an all-time favourite of the Marathi people [...]Read More

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