Tag: Makar Sankranti
The Story Of Why We Celebrate Lohri, Makar Sankranti & Pongal
India is a land of great biodiversity and as a result, it is also an agricultural powerhouse. It is one of the largest producers of milk, pulses, wheat, rice, vegetables, cotton, spices and groundnuts. For a country that is largely dependent on agriculture, harvest is an important event and is celebrated almost like a festival. Along with celebrating the agricultural produce, it is also a time for being thankful to nature for its abundance. Given the difference in climate, different crops are harvested at different times. Most of the harvest festivals in India fall around mid-January at the same time […]
Story Of The Kite Maker: Ravindra Pal Singh, Chasing The Flying Dream
Makar Sankranti, is celebrated with gusto with high flying kites every year. But what is the story behind the making of these kites?
With The Dawn Of Makar Sankranti, It’s Time To Welcome A New You
With the advent of the new season, its time to bring in these 5 changes in your life during Makar Sankranti.
Kite Festival In India, An Unassuming But Highly Feted Sport
There is a small story about Kites we know. This old man used to do the Manja. The glass-wrapped thread that can cut other kites in the sky. Ride high, while the others fall off the sky as they get detached from their threads through the sharp cuts. Young boys during the Makar Sankranti season would run after him. And he was a very wanted man. The man could not eat with his own hands as he had his cuticles full of glass. So, this old woman, his wife, used to feed him. He was asked one day as to […]