Diwali 2021 @ Chennai

Chennai Diwali

We are celebrating Diwali in Chennai after 8 years. The sound of crackers and the beautifully lit up sky was fun to see.

2018 Diwali Release :)

The sari that I wore for Diwali is an Assam silk (mulberry) and I bought it during our trip to Guwahati in Feb this year. Infact we spent a lot of time at ARTFED, the government store that sells authentic Assam handloom saris but nothing quite caught our attention. Then Krishnan spotted this one under … Read more

Diwali Reflections…. Happy & Sad

For us South Indians, Deepavali was yesterday. Since we live in the north, we celebrate on both the days – yesterday and today. Some of the traditions that we follow for Diwali celebrations are – applying sesame oil heated with peppercorns, on our heads early in the morning and taking bath; eating “Deepavali marundu” a … Read more

A string of “Deepavali” memories

Dear Appa, Yesterday, we made the Deepavali “marundu”…. with the mix that you had made in 2008. Yes, its still safe and not spoilt at all. We have kept it in an airtight bottle and anyway Hyderabad and Delhi have dry weather so things don’t spoil as easily. Appa, Amma and I were remembering how … Read more

Diwali special

While growing up I would always look forward to Diwali because I would get new clothes and Appa would get “sweet boxes” from his colleagues at work. Till I reached college and started to sew my own churidars and salwar kameez’s I just managed with a couple of dresses because dad was very clear he … Read more