MEHENDI- A Budgeted version

Since time immemorial , we had decided that whenever we plan a wedding , we will have a Mehendi function for close friends and relatives. So when we planned the sister’s wedding , we kept a day aside for having a small Mehendi function. The whole wedding was inspired from Pinterest and Mehendi being no exception….

Have you ever been Stereotyped???

  Do you come across people who seem to be more interested in knowing where you originate from, than anything else. I come across such types almost daily. One shortcoming of moving to Mumbai has been the constant questioning of where do i belong. That question almost sickens me. Why you ask??? Because i am…

A picture Post

      The ancient Indian game of Gitte.. played with 5 even toned stones searched ususally from the bottom of river beds. This picture is from the TRIBAL MUSEUM in bhopal. One of the best museums i have ever visited.

Rukhwat

Let me start with explaining what exactly rukhwat means . If put simply, its the trousseau of gifts, a bride brings to her new home. A marathi wedding is incomplete without the display of rukhwat. It has also from ages been the place to showcase the artistic and creative side of the bride , with…

Wedding Sign boards

If you follow “wed me good” by any chance , you will know for sure what wedding sign boards are. For those who are yet to be bitten by the bug of wedding planning, let me introduce you to wedding sign boards. These are quirky , funny , boards with photos , quotes, slogans etc…

Kelvan – A Prewedding Marathi Ritual

So while i still have few posts in draft, dealing with some more wedding preparations and tips, i wanted to write about some typical maharashtrian wedding rituals that aren’t very popular with non marathis. So Kelvan or Gadignar is one such ritual wherein the close relatives of the Bride/Groom throw lunch/Dinner in their honour. While…

MARATHI WEDDINGS .. Where to find the perfect lehengas

If we talk about weddings and we don’t mention the lehengas , it just doesn’t happen. But lehengas nowadays also contribute to a major expenditure in a wedding. However , every bride would want to get that perfect lehenga, she has always wished for, the overboard prices  do play a spoilsport , in case of most…

Marathi Weddings …. the wedding announcements

Recently the sister got married , and it was a full fledged 5 day affair . Being a cross cultural wedding (We being Marathi & groom being Bengali) , it was all the more chaotic, eventful and fun. But during the process , i realized the lack of resources, inputs, knowledge, write ups etc etc when it…

LETTER TO SELF..

Dear 20 year old me, As i stand here today, looking back at you, i realize there are certain things i wish i could tell you. Time Travel seems so pertinent and essential. Seasons have changed, years passed by , unravelling a lot of things. I really wish i could come back to you and…

BEING MORTAL- A Book Review

  Some time back, i  had gifted a book by Atul Gawande “The checklist Manifesto” to one of my friend, and received really good feedback. Prior to that i had only heard about the writer, from various sources, and many recommendations were available for his books. So this time around , roaming around the shelves…

EAT, PRAY, LOVE- A Book Review

Once upon a time there was a girl who loved to read, and always carried books along. Suddenly one winter evening , when the sun was all orange and red, she realized she had nothing left to read that night. She became really tensed and started desperately searching for a book to read. She searched…

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that i wanted to capture the sunrise from my newly bought SLR , and was wanting to go to some hill out of the city limits for the same. Going alone wasn’t much of an option and i couldn’t manage to find a company. So finally i had to settle for…