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“Naghza Tarin Mewa Hindustan”

This is how Amir Khusrau described the ‘fairest fruit of Hindustan’. And whilst the Persian poet was able to define the mango, Friar Jordanus in the early 14th century wrote that, “This fruit is so sweet and delicious that it is impossible to express it in words.”

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4:00 PM at Gurgaon
She’s got a sparkle!

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” —Abraham Lincoln

I’ve had good days and bad – there have been days that never seem to end, and others that fly by in a whiff. Friends and family have said I’ve forgotten them, or worse, am avoiding them!

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11:00 AM at Gurgaon
Chirping Cricket, Night and Day!

Racing through homework, hoping it would all be done by 4 p.m., and then gulping that glass of milk…the green signal to an hour or maybe more with the gang, before it became too dim to look for the ball under the bushes, or miss a catch that would decide if I was on the winning side!

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1:45 PM at Gurgaon
The Moveable Feast

Days are stringed instruments and every one strikes a different note.
– Kenneth Alfred Evelyn Alexander

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12:35 PM at Gurgaon
Reaping the Rewards of Abstinence

In today’s fast-moving world, as we have done to most things, we’ve also adapted tradition and customs when it comes to fasting. Fasting is the act of willingly abstaining from the consumption of food and fluids, for a period of time.

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9:00 PM at Gurgaon
Holi hai!

Spring is around the corner…and to herald the change of season, India celebrates Holi – the festival of colours. With its deep-rooted significance to Hindu mythology, this festival has different legends associated it with it.

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3:00 PM at Gurgaon
Shishir Ritu: The Threshold of Parva-kaal

Extending through mid-March, the cold and dewy Shishir season is known for being a combination of hot and cold. The intense rays of sun absorb the moistness of surroundings, leaving the environment devoid of moisture.

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2:00 PM at Gurgaon
A Groovy Kind of Love

Did you know that during the Middle Ages, February 14 was considered the beginning of birds’ mating season in France and England? And since it was amorous season, the day began to be marked as day of romance! Before that, an effort was made to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia

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8:08 PM at Gurgaon
January heralds new beginnings, as it ends

The month of January heralds a fresh start, with ideas, resolutions and goals becoming milestones and markers of achievement and glory. But that’s week 1… As we move into the second week and then get past third, we begin to lose track of those lofty ambitions we had set ourselves

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7:00 PM at Gurgaon
Harvesting Delights!

Spring is around the corner…In a couple of days, Mother Nature's last few months of temperature-dropping surroundings will fade away. The stark foliage and the eerie fog will give way to radiant vistas and panoramas that will extend the celebrations that heralded the New Year!

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6:00 PM at Gurgaon
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