Category Culture

Naivedyam II – Interesting Legends behind some temple prasadams

A Vishnu temple has saltless items as naivedyam for the Lord, while another temple dedicated to Lord Murugan has Munch chocolates!

Naivedyam I – Offering with love and surrender

The concept of naivedyam goes beyond the mere act of offering, investing it with a sacred and spiritual significance

Kumbh 2019 – Moving beyond the spectacle of Naga Sadhus

Much like how India was symbolized by elephants and snake charmers, the Kumbh had been reduced to a spectacle of the Naga Sadhus.

With Rama in my heart….

The exploits of Krishna were no doubt interesting, and he was a hero in my little eyes; but at six, it was Rama who appealed to my emotions when I heard his story as a six-year-old.

Navadurga – the nine aspects of Durga

Did you know that Navadurgas are but the conceptual life phases of Devi Parvati, which begins with Siddhidaatri, whom we worship on the last day?

Ayyappa, here I come!

S was all excited about visiting ‘Shabarimala.’

Are Indians the most colour-discriminating?

If you were to go by the Google search results, it would certainly appear so. But is it the true picture?

Traditional stoves – sigri, kumutti and more….

The three-stone-wood-stove goes as far back in time as the discovery of fire and astonishingly still being used, much like the other invention – the wheel.

Mango and neem flower chutney – ‘It’s Different’!

Try this ‘ cool’ recipe this summer. It tastes great!

Stars in their eyes and dreams in their hearts….

Most youngsters from the underprivileged sections of urban India dream of a career in the glamour world, as they fanatically follow the lives of their favourite stars.

What makes for ‘authentic’ food?

Is there anything as the ‘only authentic version of a dish’?

Pongalo Pongal!!

Indian festivals are a great gastronomical delight, and Pongal is no exception.

Let’s ‘ring’ in 2018!

I wish all my readers a very Happy New Year, filled with positivity, health, joy and contentment.