Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn, hence people workship the Sun God. It is also a harvest festival, and in the parts of India where winters are severe, it announces the arrival of spring. Makar Sankranti is the only Indian festival based on the solar calendar and is known by different names in different parts of India – Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat and Pongal in Tamil Nadu. While some rituals…Read More
Kite flying is an exciting adventure for children, spark their interest in reading by sharing a kite book together. Read some stories about kites, build a kite with your child and spend time together this Sankranti! Here is a list of wonderful “Kite” reads for children.Read More
Drawing a rangoli (or kolam) outside the house is an early morning routine many of us engage in. Rangoli is an ancient and traditional Indian art form that embodies beauty and auspiciousness. Rangoli art consists of decoration and patterns made with chalk or rangoli coloured powder and can be embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals. It is a safe, beautiful and expressive tool that transcends age, language, and cultural barriers and is a…Read More
Photo by Praveen Kumar from Pexels The joy of Kite Flying Makara Sankranti is based on the solar calendar and celebrates the sun. Basically, it marks the transition from the cold winter into warmer weather. Kite flying is popular during this time and that is to encourage people to step outside and get some fresh air and sunshine after the chilling winter. And did you know that Makar Sankranti coincides with International Kite Day? Isn’t it amazing? Have…Read More
Kids are usually the most excited about this festival and look forward to celebrating this one with their friends and family – wearing traditional attire, gorging on their favourite sweets, enjoying fireworks, decorating their homes and above all exchanging gifts. Here are a few ideas that will surely make Diwali even more sparkly and fun for kids.Read More
Celebrating Diwali is fun with books that show us Why Diwali is Celebrated and How it is Celebrated! And if you are looking for one for your child, look no further! With so many lovely new books on Diwali, we surely have you covered. This list includes story books as well as activity books!Read More
Dusshera isn’t just a festival but a celebration of life. Come October and the country drapes itself in vibrant colours, some adorning an elaborate festive grandeur while others wrapped in quirky stories and intriguing ceremonies. A multitude of beliefs and a host of rituals, this festival is a true reflection of the cultural diversity of a country dipped in ancient traditions and mythology.
This Dussehra, plan an exciting journey to places that celebrate stories you didn’t know and magnificence you never witnessed.
Ganesh Chaturthi is just round the corner and this is the right time to involve your child in the celebrations and teach her festive values, here are a few ideas to make this Ganesh Chaturthi an unforgettable experience for your little ones.Read More
There are many non-polluting and eco-friendly Ganesha idols available online, on street sides and in stores. While the beauty of a simple earthen idol is unmatched, there are idols that use safe colors and others that contain seeds that will grow into plants or become food for birds and fish. Choosing an eco-friendly idol is the safe, responsible choice so that your celebrations do not pollute the soil and water of the earth. Where to…Read More
Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. The 10-day long celebration includes decorating Ganesha idols at home, making and enjoying mouth-watering delicacies, music, lights, and finally, the immersion of the idol on the last day. But amidst the celebrations, we don’t realize how the things we do as part of the festivities are harming our environment. This year, let us get eco-conscious! Here are some simple ways in which you can celebrate…Read More