Diwali is one of the most popular festival celebrated by followers of Hindu faith and of followers of faiths with roots in Hinduism such as Jains, Sikhs and some sects of Buddhists. Diwali is celebrated for many reasons, some of which are regional and local. I have created this trivia using the common knowledge of … Continue reading Diwali Trivia
May 19 – My Rite of Passage
My father was cremated on the day of my wedding anniversary Is this a coincidence or is the universe trying to convey this wisdom to me. Happiness presents itself to man, wearing the crown of sorrow on its head. He who welcomes it must also welcome sorrow. ~Swami Vivekananda May 19 A bittersweet day. A … Continue reading May 19 – My Rite of Passage
Holi Hai !!
Fun, Excitement, Laughter, Joy, Bliss, Exuberance, Happiness These are the feelings that permeate through me when I think of Holi, the Hindu festival of colors. A joyful and vibrant festival, Holi marks the advent of spring. It is celebrated with food, colors, music, and dance all over India and across the world wherever there is … Continue reading Holi Hai !!
Date Balls – A simple recipe
I recently went to a friend's house for Vaibhav Lakshmi prayer culmination and celebration. It is a prayer to the Hindu goddess Lakshmi (Goddess of wealth and prosperity), generally undertaken by women and accompanied by a fast, and ending with a celebratory gathering of a specified number of people on the last day of the … Continue reading Date Balls – A simple recipe
Story of My Mother – From Her Point of View
A TRIBUTE on her 3rd Death Anniversary Feb 15, 2016 My name is Sushila. Sushila in Hindi (my mother tongue) means good-tempered and with a good disposition. I was born on August 2, 1936, in the city of Bannu in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan. At that time it was part of … Continue reading Story of My Mother – From Her Point of View