City of Rats

Once there was a boy named Jess. He had many pet rats. Once while Jess was in the Central Park with his rats, it began to rain. It was raining cats and dogs! He was soaked in water from head to toe. He wasn’t able to count his rats so he just took whichever one he saw…

The Clever Caterpillar

A long time ago in a far, far land in China, there was a beautiful palace. There were lots of beautiful flowers. There was a river too with lots of fish. This place had lots and lots of animals and they lived here freely. There were many caterpillars too. Everybody was very happy. One day, a…

Best Friends

Once upon a time, there was a Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit who lived near a river bank. They were living in a red coloured house. One day mother turtle, father turtle, and baby turtle were passing by the rabbits’ residence. Father turtle saw mother rabbit and asked her, ” Is this beautiful house yours ?”…

Suraj Kund Mela 2015

The yearly Suraj Kund Mela is in full swing and I had an absolutely wonderful time visiting all the stalls and eating great food. This year the partner Nation is Lebanon and the theme state is Chattisgarh. There are crafts and textiles from all over India as well as from some African Nations, Buganda, Rwanda,…

Celebrating Basant Panchmi/ Saraswati Puja

Saraswati Puja or Basant Panchami as the name suggests, is celebrated on the fifth day of Maghi Shukla Paksha, which usually falls in February. This year it falls on 25th January . It signifies worship of Goddess Saraswati or the Goddess of Learning and Music as She holds the Veena in her hand. The puja…

Celebrating Makar Sankranti.

Makar Sankranti is the first  Hindu festival to be celebrated in a New Calendar Year. It is usually celebrated on 14th January. It is said that Kharmas is prevalent before that date which ends on that day and the sun enters Makar Rashi which is considered auspicious . It is called by different names in…

Why we celebrate New Year ?

     Vidhisha Jain- Artist                      Anannya Mehra- Artist                         Anannya Jalan- Artist We have all grown up celebrating the New Year on the 1st of January. It is kind of a tradition to ring in…

White Decorative Tree

Posting another tutorial for a decorative multipurpose white tree. This white artificial  bonsai tree was made for a friends  sister’s wedding. He wanted all the friends and family to write their wishes for his sister and hang them on the tree. The tree was to be devoid of leaves. After trying to get us to…

Rangoli Tutorial

Irrespective of its name this art form is practiced by the whole of India- rich and poor alike. This is an art form for all festivals and celebrations. The Rangoli design is created everyday, hence you get a new rangoli with a new dawn. The method may be dry or wet and colours may range…

Ekdanta- How Ganesh lost his one tusk.

Ganesh is the son of Lord Shiva and the Goddess Parvati. His other brother is Kartikeya, the General of the Army of Gods. According to a story, when Ganesh was a young boy, he was invited to a party.  Ganesh who is very fond of eating sweets, ate a lot of sweets ( modak/ Laddo)…