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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
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

We’re back to another year coming to an end. Nevertheless, we’re known to celebrate finales with a flourish! I’ve pondered about the traditions many a time – why midnight, why is Christmas in December and then, was the New Year always supposed to follow on the 1st of January?

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10:00 PM at Gurgaon
Garlic – The Superfood

“My final, considered judgment is that the hardy bulb [garlic] blesses and ennobles everything it touches - with the possible exception of ice cream and pie.”
- Angelo Pellegrini, 'The Unprejudiced Palate'

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1:00 PM at Gurgaon
The Wok of Life!

Asian cuisine has always had a mystical aura surrounding it. It is an art form and the way one ingredient can change the flavour of a dish on one hand, and at the same time transform the appearance of another dish, gives the cuisine a unique, scientific edge

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Posted by: The Hummer
4:02 PM at Gurgaon
A Dedication to Children

Though it is a fact universally acknowledged today, Children’s Day in India wasn’t always celebrated on November 14.

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1:00 PM at Gurgaon
Lights of the East and West

One lantern attempts to light up the darkest night of autumn, the other trying hard to flare up fears in almost a comic fashion. Hung outside homes, the first depicts the victory of light over darkness; the second is placed outside doorways in a remembrance of spirits of saints (hallows) and even to ward off evil ones.

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6:15 PM at Gurgaon
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