Buddha Purnima

Talking about Buddha Purnima with my students I realized that we mostly associate the date with Buddha’s Birth. As there is still no agreement on his actual date of birth  Gautam Buddha is  believed to be born approximately  between 563-483 BC, almost twenty-five centuries ago. Buddha Purnima is celebrated on the day of full moon…

Celebrating Baisakhi.

 Dress the Figure Challange Any Indian festival is a community celebration and Baisakhi is no different. Punjabis as a community are colourful, full of vigour, fun loving and equally brave. It is no wonder that when the last Guru of the Sikhs wanted to create the ‘Khalsa’ he asked these brave people to wear the…

Step by Step Decoration of Easter Eggs!

Easter is celebrated at a time when new life is sprouting after a long and hard winter. The tradition of Easter eggs is related to a long happy life, rebirth and immortality.  Easter Sunday falls on the day Jesus Christ Resurrected and so it  is celebrated.  Different traditions are followed of painting eggs and decorating…

The story of Ram’s birth and the celebration!

Festivals and holidays are a part of our lives.  Almost every week we have a major or minor festival. Festivals are so woven in the fabric of our lives that their celebration and ritual is what contributes to our vivid culture.  On 28th of March this year we celebrate Ram Naumi or Ram’s birthday. The…

Easy to Make Organic Holi Colours at Home

  Holi is a festival of fun and frolic. We play with colours, but over the last so many years our colours have changed to chemicals. These chemical colours are harmful to our skin, system as well as the environment. There has been an effort by a lot of people to create awareness and promote…

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…

Children’s Day!

Why do we celebrate children’s Day in India on 14th of November in India when the universal Children’s Day in the world is 20th November? Very simple 14th November is the birth day of our first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru and as he was very fond of children it was declared as Children’s Day….