What am i up to???

Watching…  It has been a week since i last sat beside a television set, and guess what, i am loving it. Trying… to make health a priority, need to start doing some physical activity, really soon. Cooking… Trying to figure out the best recipe for a homemade ice cream. I really want to try the shipra Khanna’s masterchef…

Is honesty the best policy?

      Let’s be honest.. But wait , doesn’t it hurt? Nodding your head? Me too. At the onset , let me put a clause to this post. I am not going to provide the answer to that question. Or for that matter, i do not have an answer. For most of the length…

Summers…

Summers bring a lot of nostalgia. All happy memories: Summer equals to vacation time and the means a trip to “Nani ka ghar”, Vadodara. Summer means the finger licking food that nani used to prepare Summer means going to theatres to watch movies Summer means the afternoon kulfiwala and his bell Summer means carrom and…

New Year …

Its the marathi new year today.. Gudi Padwa. The traditional gudi adorning the houses, the aromatic shrikhand puri on the menu and all the happy faces, that is how the starting day of the new year looks like. With all this and more , it is also important we look beyond. This new year i…

GULAABJAAM – Movie Review

Being a marathi and a foodie , this movie was on the watch list , since the time i had seen the trailer. And ofcourse Sonali Kulkarni, how she cannot be the reason you would want to watch a movie. But this movie was a bit of a disappointment. I went with the memories of…

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…

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…