Almond Villa, Srinagar- A great Homestay

  I went for a five day Miniature Painting Workshop organized by Dr. Jyotsna Singh in Srinagar from 21st to 25th May 2016. It was a great experience staying and learning at the same time in such lush green surroundings and views to die for. During our stay the weather was warm for the first…

Celebrating Dushehra

Ravan is the face of evil and burnt relentlessly all over India for centuries because he abducted Rama’s wife Sita. Can we learn from the past and take such actions in our present.  Each one of us needs to kill the evil within ourselves and let the good prevail. Celebrating Dushehra every year is a…

Jagannath Yatra Celebrations

In India festivals are colourful celebrations full of rituals, legends and myths. Food cooked is very special and distinct for every festival.  It is according to the seasons and the harvest available at the time.  On 18th of July 2015 is the annual sojourn of Lord Krishna popularly known as Lord Jagannath from the temple…

Eid Mubarak

I love the festival of Eid. For me growing up in Army Cantonments, all festivals were awaited and celebrated with great gusto.  Being confused as to which Eid is to be celebrated when I was young, for me it was sewai Eid as I love the way Sewai  is cooked for Eid.  Eid ul Fitr is…