Deepavali 2020 Prep

Enjoy a few pictures of Gurgaon and our Condo complex all lit up for Deepavali 2020. The biggest Indian festival is here.

#9Minutesat9PM for India

As we all lit lamps at 9 PM for 9 minutes I was remembering and chanting the morning prayer from my  school – ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ From untruth/unreal to truth/real From darkness/evil to light/good From the fear of death/death to … Read more

Karthigai – 2016 and 2017

For Tamilians and Keralites, besides Diwali there is another festival of lights which is equally important. It comes after Diwali and is celebrated on the full moon day which falls in the month of “Karthigai”. There are some differences in the way the different sects celebrate this festival, but everyone celebrates it. The legend associated … Read more

Do ShikshaDaan. Light up lives instead of lamps.

Every Diwali we try and do something special for the housekeeping folks and the security guards of the condominium complex that we stay in. There are nearly 50 guards and another 50 odd housekeeping staff that includes gardeners, sweepers and the garbage collectors. Last year we had ordered a special meal for them. This year … 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