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Rangoli Through The Years!

Every year, for the festival of Diwali, I decorate the front yard of our house with a big, multi colored Rangoli pattern. A Rangoli is usually made during Diwali or any other auspicious Indian festival as a welcoming area for the Gods. It is basically a colored pattern which is created on the floor using flowers, colored rice, colored sand or any other relevant material. A great way to keep traditions alive, a Rangoli adds a colorful touch to all the twinkling Diwali decorations. They are also expected to bring good luck and prosperity to the house. I have been making Rangolis for our Diwali decorations for the last 8…

November 11, 2015
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Diwali: A Time for Lights, Color, Sparkle & New Beginnings!

Hello my lovelies, are you excited about November? This month has started on a high and festive note for those in India as people across the country get together to celebrate the biggest festival of the year – Diwali. Diwali, also known as the “festival of lights”, is one of the most awaited festivals in the country. It is also the most auspicious, as it marks the beginning of a new calendar year. There are several mythological tales associated with Diwali, but the most popular one centers around the mythical King Rama. It marks the return of King Rama after his victory over the evil king Ravana and to welcome him back…

November 11, 2015
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Sparkle #112: India Couture Week 2015

I love traditional Indian wear. It is such an extraordinary combination of fabrics, colors and silhouettes. Indian clothing takes inspiration from the country’s rich cultural heritage, which often manifests in the form of contrasting elements combined together to produce fashion which is dramatic and opulent. Prints, threadwork, sequins, lace – everything has a place in Indian fashion! India Couture Week is an annual event which celebrates this rich craftsmanship of Indian textiles and presents classic outfits in a new light. Several acclaimed Indian designers take part in this show to present their take on traditional Indian garments. Each designer adds their own creative twist – while some are influenced by Western silhouettes…

August 12, 2015
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Sparkle #109: Owl Dreamcatchers!

Do you like dreamcatchers? I absolutely love them and have more than one hanging in my study right now! Dreamcatchers have their origin in native american culture, and have of late been popularized by New Age groups and individuals. A dreamcatcher is traditionally a good luck charm which is hung over the beds of children so it can catch and filter out all bad dreams and allow only good thoughts to enter the mind. I feel that it is even more relevant in today’s times. We all need a dreamcatcher in our lives, so that we wake up to positivity and happiness every morning! I have dreamcatchers in my…

July 30, 2015