The Moving Charm Of A Festive Day


It moves us …

This once before I would leave the bed.

While the music played …

She’d come laughing

To dump a platter and set us to the job

Of making those petite triangle pyramids…

Samosas. Singharas. Scores of them.

For us.

And for those who will soon pop in

To cause a riot … of colours and happiness.

Its a Holi morning.

Cheers !

Holi Morning


Festive Food


They take some art and a lot of effort.

Only occasions of collective festivity motivate one to make them.

Yes, the personal ones are celebrated with readymades these days.

Gentle people … presenting guzhia or pedukiyaas, on the left,

and maalpuaas or simply puaas, on the right.


Festive Food