Our favourite season is on! No I’m not talking about the onset of winters but the season of festivals, when revelry is in the air and love and warmth just takes you over from all corners. From sharing gifts to decorating your home and welcoming guests… there’s so much happening all around. When it comes to decorating the home during festivals, Rangoli is my favourite. With Baby H around, I am not too sure if I’ll be able to pull off an elaborate design, but hey, I can always look out for Rangoli designs in which even she can help me.
I am a Delhiite but this post is not about stuff I love about my city. In fact, it is about one of the few facets of Mumbai (my current home) that I really adore. Ganesh Chaturthi is not celebrated in such a magnanimous way in Delhi. My first memories of the festival date back to my childhood, when our Maharashtrian neighbours would invite us for the aarti every year. The chants of ‘Jai dev jai dev’ would fill the air and we would eagerly wait for the prasad, which comprised of modaks and coconut and sugar mixture.