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Should Rakshabandhan be only for brothers and sisters? This mum’s daughters gave her a surprising answer! Rakshabandhan is among my mom’s favorite festival. As the only sister to three brothers, she loved that they pampered and took care of her! Since my childhood ,I have heard a lot of stories of Rakshabandhan. These have been…

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Editor’s Note: We got this interesting guest post from Nikita Gupta who is an African American woman married to an Indian man from North India. About Nikita The surname Gupta, गुप्ता is one of the most prevalent in the Indian community. It is a surname that I, Nikita Gupta have become accustomed to owning for the…

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  My most vivid memory of playing Holi is way, way back… it ended up with me getting slapped! Seriously, I don’t remember the exact details but apparently I smeared colour on a grumpy family friend and “smack”! Scarred me for life, I guess! I haven’t really played Holi since. Post marriage, my husband and his friends…

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Looking For Ways To Celebrate Diwali With Your Toddler? Last year my toddler was old enough to partake in the various traditions that make Diwali so much fun. I was writing Tania stories that covered a variety of subjects including ethics, adventure, reasoning, enterprise, whatever I could imagine a five year old might encounter. With Diwali…

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Around the world, the last couple of months of the calendar year bring in festivities. It is during these crazy months, I enjoy the fact that I am not a ritualistic person. I cannot imagine decorating and doling out goodies non-stop for different occasions. Living away from India opens your eyes (and wallets) to more…

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Kids dance to any music. as long as its not slow and has some drum beats to it. I realized this when the brat was like 6 months old and move her head to the sounds of Garba that trickled in from our windows from the buildings nearby. When we were kids in my hometown…

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As a child, Diwali was the most awaited festival for me before I swore my allegiance to Navratri. It was one of those festivals where the wait and long-ensuing preparations continue for ages and the actual festival day passes off in a quick flurry of new clothes, rangoli, puja, diyas, crackers and savouries. The first…