Raksha Bandhan 2022: Why We Celebrate This Loving Festival
Celebrated on the full moon in the month of Shravana, the fifth month of the Hindu lunar calendar, Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that symbolizes the relationship between siblings. The word Raksha means ‘protection’ while Bandhan is a verb for ‘tie’. It embodies a sense of belonging that the two of them hold for each other, marked by a pious thread that binds them together. This year, August 11 marks the ceremony of honoring this bond between brothers and sisters, sisters and sisters, and siblings and friends alike. According to Hindu mythology, the festival of Raksha Bandhan traces […]
Little Miss ThinkRight!
Needless to say, we feel called out. Instagram users are associating themselves with the literary character series that until now, was collecting dust on the shelves of young millennials. The vibrant, eclectic, miniature characters with bows adorning their hair, wearing a cute pair of shoes and a hat on their head is a prominent part of everyone’s childhood. But today, these adorable characters are the internet’s freshest take on emotional expression – using “Mr. Men” and “Little Miss” to call out their own insecurities and personality traits. What started out as an innocent children’s book, has now turned into a […]
Exploring the Relationship Between the Selfless Act of Seva & Sikhism
Author Jasreen Mayal Khanna asks the question, “What makes Sikhs do so much good? How does performing selfless acts of Seva help them?”
Giving Away Old Books? Turn Them Into Art With Resin Instead
Add a refreshing touch to your home by revamping your old books into a gorgeous piece of resin art. Artist Madhavi Adalja shares how.
Traditional & Delicious Holi Recipes to Add Fervour to the Festivities
Bring in the festival of colours with tangy snacks and cooling drinks to refuel your spirits during the short breaks of Holi celebrations.
Fascinating Benefits Of The Humble Pea & 5 Delicious Recipes
Like in the pod, these round and shiny green peas find their way into any recipe.
Heading Back to Our Roots: This Brand Is Changing the Hair Game
The Earth Collective promises the antidote to thirsty, dull, and damaged hair.
Immunity-Boosting Miracle Chyawanprash, an Ancient Indian Ayurvedic Remedy
A time tested Ayurvedic formulation to bolster the immune system.
Exploring Punjabi Traditions Through Delightful Winter Desserts
Desserts that complete your dinner and prepare you to embrace winters in Punjab.
Bittersweet Wintertime Delights From The Heart Of Gujarat
Gujaratis are known to have a sweet tooth, so much so that almost everyone from Gujarat adds a pinch of sugar to their vegetables and dal too. So, when it comes to sweets, the general perception is that they would be made extra sweet. However, it’s a totally different scenario when it comes to the winter sweets of Gujarat. Most of the sweets made during winters in Gujarat are loaded with a variety of warming spices, ghee, dried fruits, edible gum and methi seeds. Eaten in small quantities, these nutrient-rich sweets send the warmth right up to the toes. Lentils […]
From the depths of South India comes India’s National Soup – Mulligatawny
Mulligatawny or curry soup as it is known has its origins in Southern India. Traditionally, Mulligatawny soup was made by combining vegetables, lentils and rice. However, when the Britishers ruled India, they developed a liking for it and made their own version by adding meat to it. Mulligatawny derives its name from Tamil where milagu = pepper and tanni = water. So, technically it is pepper or spicy water. But the soup actually has a thick creamy texture with layers of authentic flavours. The consistency can be adjusted depending on personal preference; it can be pureed or left chunky. While […]
Warming Your Hearts This Winter Season: Nolen Gur, A Bengali Delicacy
Come winter, one can see earthenware pots tied high up on date palm trees to collect the sweet first flush of juice from the plant. At the crack of dawn, the next day, before the sun is up, the pots are taken down. The juice is either drunk when fresh, fermented and turned into a mild alcoholic drink called tari, or cooked over wood or coal fires to make richly sweet jaggery or nolen gur. Nolen gur, notun gur or khajur gur is date palm jaggery that has a richer and deeper flavour than sugarcane jaggery. It is available for […]