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Festivals During Social Distancing

By | August 12th, 2020|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

India is a unique example of “unity in diversity”. A rich confluence of diverse cultures, ethnicities, religious beliefs, history and traditions, this country celebrates an array of festivals all through the year. There is a festival being celebrated somewhere in the country almost every day. Each festival has its own significance and sentiments. From Makar Sankranti [...]

Holi – Festival of Colors

By | March 11th, 2020|Categories: Festival, Goel Ganga|Tags: , , |

The festival which paints our lives with colorful shades of joy is here. It is time to get together with our loved ones and rejoice in the celebration of Holi. The festival is celebrated all over India to welcome the season of spring and the traditions vary all over. Holi is celebrated over a day and [...]

Makar Sankranti

By | January 20th, 2020|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|Tags: |

“Tilgul ghya god god bola.”...That’s how we have greeted each other on a particular day of January since childhood, right? Yes, it’s Makar Sankranti we are referring to here. It is the day when everyone, young and old, exchange sweets made from til (sesame seeds) and gud (jaggery) and urge everyone to speak sweetly. The expression [...]

Top 7 Reasons why Ghar Ghar Diwali is Pure Delight!

By | October 25th, 2019|Categories: Celebrations, Diwali, Festival|

Food Waking up to the smell of freshly made treats wafting through the house…what a feeling! Every household, every family has a different recipe but they are all equally delicious. Nothing beats the joy (and taste!) you get from homemade goodies and sharing them with your loved ones! Lanterns Different shapes, different sizes, different colours… lanterns [...]

Navratri – Celebrating power

By | October 1st, 2019|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

The time to welcome Navratri, the festival of divine power, is here! Traditionally, the festival is celebrated for 9 nights and the 10th day is celebrated as Vijayadashmi. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of India. In the eastern and north eastern states of India, Durga Puja is synonymous with Navaratri, [...]

Ganesh mohatsav and our rivers

By | September 10th, 2019|Categories: Festival|

For as long as one can remember, we have enjoyed ten days of Ganesh Mahotsav in our homes before it is time for the idols to return to their more permanent homes - water. It is quite permanent, I assure you, because these idols do not decompose easily. The toxic chemicals in the PoP used is [...]

Raksha Bandhan

By | August 17th, 2019|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

Celebrating Togetherness Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi, is a festival that celebrates the bond of love between brothers and sisters. According to custom, sisters tie a rakhi around their brothers’ wrists, getting a gift in return. This rakhi symbolises the brother’s duty to protect and care for his sister. It is a joyful time and is celebrated [...]

Prepare Your House For The Festive Season

By | October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Festival|Tags: , , |

Someone has said "Prepare for everything and be prepared for anything" and that should be the mantra when preparing for the upcoming festive season. Being 21st century women, we have greater responsibilities within the home and outside as well. So we would like to be prepared well in advance for the festive season. We not only want [...]

Ganeshotsav celebration in Pune

By | September 20th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

  Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom and prosperity has been worshipped from the Vedic times. Every religious ceremony we start with the blessings of Lord Ganesha. BalGangadharTilak initiated the concept of “SarvajanikGaneshotsav” and mobilized people through public Ganesh Festival. Pune being the birthplace of Ganesh Festival, now celebrated all over India, has its own unique way of [...]

Top 10 Lessons learnt from India’s Freedom Struggle

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Celebrations, Festival|

India will complete 71 glorious years of independence from British rule. In  its  struggle for independence  from 1857 onwards, India faced numerous hardships and losses. The struggle was challenging and heartbreaking, nevertheless, the country has learnt some significant lessons from this struggle. August is a month which takes us back to the past, to our freedom [...]