Tag Archives: festivals

F(e)asting through festivals

Don’t you fast during Navaratras? my maid asked me. ‘No, we make a feast for the goddess and eat it,’ I replied, much to her disgust.

Celebrate festivals with joy, not pain!

Festivals need not be tension-ridden because they come with a whole lot of rituals attached to them. Why not follow our own rituals and make them enjoyable and meaningful?

Life in a bittersweet dish

The mango pachadi has a dash of neem flowers in it and symbolises life itself — with the good and the bad, the sorrows and the joys, sweetness and bitterness by incorporating the six tastes advocated by Ayurveda for perfect health.