India Currents

Ugadi 2022

April 2, 2022, is the New Year Ugadi. Celebrated in Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as such, it is also new year in several other states. Another important aspect of Ugadi is the Panchanga or the new Hindu almanac which is read out to the family. This is also meant to bring in good luck… Read More Ugadi 2022

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Sakare Acchu – Sankranti’s sweetest tradition

An integral aspect of celebrating Sankranti is Sakkare acchu or sugar moulds that also have a connection with children. A row of white figurines – a small temple, the traditional shanka and chakra, dolls, peacocks and more are a common sight in Bengaluru as the harvest season is celebrated. Come Jan 14/15, it is Makara… Read More Sakare Acchu – Sankranti’s sweetest tradition


Diwali Delights

Come November and the festival of lights Diwali is here to light upto not just your home but also your dining table. An important part of Diwali festivities is food and this is the time when tradition rules the roost. While there is an immediate association with special sweets or mithai, savouries, snacks and vegetarian… Read More Diwali Delights

Sakal Times

Cashing in on Online Sales

Festivals and Online discounts go hand in hand today. However it is important that you make your money work for you. Come October and it is time for the festival season to kick in. It also happens to be the time when ecommerce portals try to outdo each other with special sales and discounts. So… Read More Cashing in on Online Sales

Spice Route

Vizag Yachting Festival

Can you imagine hopping on to a luxury yacht and sailing on the east coast from Vishakhapatnam until the Andaman’s? Well this could be a reality soon, as the organisers of the Vizag Yachting Festival have this and more in the pipeline. When I received an invitation to the first Vizag Yachting Festival I was… Read More Vizag Yachting Festival


Cake Mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

Come November and the countdown to the New Year begins and one of the best ways to usher in the festivities, is well, cake mixing or fruit mixing. Well cakes and the New Year go hand in hand and this is arguably the best time to participate in the fun and festivities. When I recently received an… Read More Cake Mixing at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore

Homes & Interiors

Festive Makeover for your home

Come October and you know it is the start of a brand new festive season. And being the season of makeovers, your home is a space that must not be forgotten. Also you can just make additions and think out-of-the-box to add that touch of festive fervour to your home decor. Celebratory Cues The festive… Read More Festive Makeover for your home

Spice Route

Durga Puja in Kolkata

Come September, and the whole of India is swept in a surge of festive fervour. Leading the festivities is the 9 day long Navratri celebrations – dedicated to Mother Durga, an embodiment of strength and the divine cosmic form. Legend has it Durga emerged from the collective energies of Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma to kill… Read More Durga Puja in Kolkata

Sunday Herald

Interview with Kathak Danseuse Shoma Kaikini

As a dance form, Kathak has a class of its own – just the precision with which the dancers twirl continually can be mind boggling. And Shoma Kaikini has established Nrityanidhi as she has innovated her own ingenious style of dance that uses Kathak in varied genres of music and presents soulful choreographic work. One… Read More Interview with Kathak Danseuse Shoma Kaikini

Spice Route

Unique Diwali Traditions in India

Let There Be Light It is that month of the year when India gears up to celebrate arguably its most favourite festival – Diwali. So while you are getting ready here are some interesting stories, legends and customs that will give you food for thought. The festival of lights has an important connotation as it… Read More Unique Diwali Traditions in India