Come summer and people everywhere are busy looking for something cool to drink or eat, gone are the days of filling oneself with heavy food. Aarthi talks about a culinary treat she enjoyed when out with friends at a new restaurant in Chennai.After spending days sweating buckets, and spending endless hours trying to cope with the summer heat and power cuts, we decided to head out for an evening of indulgence. This restaurant we headed to was Tuscana on Chamiers, and more than the food, the ambiance and the little details caught my eye..
And here is one more sweet looking man, who stood waiting for us patiently…
In the festive month of September, Ganesha, the Elephant God has people excited and in festive spirit for days before and after the Chathurthi festival.
, a blogger and mother of two girls shows us how she celebrated Ganesh Chathurthi and shares a creation from a friend of her…
She had decorated the Ganesha idol with the pretty Umbrella, and plenty of flowers and Arugampul [Bermudagrass], that is considered holy and special for the Elephant God.
She also adorned the idol with an Erukambu Garland apart from one made with jasmine flowers. After creating a rangoli with rice flower, the idol was placed on it and puja carried out once the offerings were ready. There was a bowl of fruits apart from the sweets & savories.
“Its always been a tradition in our home, to make and use Ganeshas made of clay !!! What an eco-friendly idea since olden days !!!”, says Uma who has been following this tradition for as long as she can remember…
This Ganesha has been created by a friend of hers, proving that one can beleive in “Going green” and -2nd picture – Ganesh – a Green perspective. Made with nothing but leaves – this Ganesha reflects on the Green concept.
Isn’t it lovely ???
Uma signs off saying she is off to plan for the 2nd festival of September- Navaratri, to put up the elaborate Golu [dolls/figurines of Gods & Goddesses] on a step ladder like the one below which was from last year.
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Among the festivals of September, the most colourful is Onam, celebrated by Malayalis across the globe. It is a festival where we find colours in Rangolis, floral decorations and in Onam Sadya- the feast.
Onam is a harvest festival that falls in the Malayali month of ‘Chingam’, which is between the months of August and September. It is celebrated over a period of ten days, which culminates with a grand celebration on the last day, which this year falls on Friday- Sep 9th. The festival also marks the annual visit of the Asura King Mahabali ..
Archhana Kombrabail takes us on a vibrant journey through the various Rangolis they do at home during Onam. She says ” most families create rangoli with flowers, and these take shape over a period of 10days, with a layer being added each day”.
Here are some of the rangolis she had done with her family in their Pune home…