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Mother’s Day

“...The carnation does not drop its petals, but hugs them to its heart as it dies, and so, too, mothers hug their children to their hearts, their mother love never dying...”
— Ann Reeves Jarvis

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Posted by: The Hummer
11:52 AM at Gurgaon
The Bell of the IPL

Time to T20 ... Again!

It’s barely a breather from the World T20 finals, and the clash of the local leagues has begun. But that’s pretty much what T20 is: rushed and breathless. The likes of Gayle and Kohli going after bowlers with brute force! DJ Bravo’s ‘song and jig’ when batsmen’s jerseys read their names on the way back (he might as well make a song out of that sight)!

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Posted by: The Hummer
6:08 PM at Gurgaon
Colour Me, Colour You!

Is it the fragrant shades of gulaal filling the air even as the sweet scent of flowers overwhelms everything in spring? Is it the pichkari and balloons hurling mischief from atop houses and rewinding the times back to childhood? Is it the love and friendship showers coming colourfully alive, forgoing bitterness and grudges from the past?

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Posted by: The Hummer
4:20 PM at Gurgaon
I am Woman!

...hear her roar, in numbers too big to ignore!

Nowadays, celebrating women and debating about feminism has become the in-thing to do. On social media, in the papers, on television, everyone is talking about rights and equality!

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Posted by: The Hummer
12:35 PM at Gurgaon
More than Just ‘Love’!

It’s not a public holiday in most parts of the world, but that doesn’t dampen the spirits of those lovers hit by the Cupid’s arrow! (Just to refresh: Cupid is the God of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection in classical mythology with a bow & arrow.) Why Cupid all of a sudden, you may ask? The ‘month of romance’ is here and the Valentine’s Day is around the corner!

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Posted by: The Hummer
4:00 PM at Gurgaon
Fondue: Have a Good Mood!

Considered a classic Swiss recipe, Cheese fondue is the one the Swiss swear by. In fact it is considered as a symbol of Swiss unity. But do you know this national dish of Switzerland is also an Italian and French dish that has its fan following across the world. Swiss Cheese Union had a measure role in promoting it as the national dish back in the 1930s, and was instrumental in popularising it in North America.

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Posted by: The Hummer
3:52 PM at Gurgaon
From Yule log to the Giant Ball of Times Square!

It’s that time of the year, to welcome the Santa, spread the cheers and to embrace the New Year! Christmas preparations in homes are in full swing and so is the tempo building up to welcome the New Year. This preparation time referred to as the ‘time of Advent’ in many Christian traditions is generally 40 days proceeding Christmas Day.

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Posted by: The Hummer
9:20 PM at Gurgaon
An Ambrosial Food Expedition through Kashmir!

‘Food’ is an occasion to connect - with self, and with people. It’s a reason to explore traditions and culture that helped the evolution of the cuisine. The tempting hot, spicy taste of Kashmiri food lends a particular quality of its own and this sets it apart from the other culinary arts of India and world at large.

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Posted by: The Hummer
5:30 PM at Gurgaon
Thanking Mother Nature the American Way!

Across cultures post-harvest ‘thanksgiving’ to Mother Nature is common. In India we have several such festivals like Bihu, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, etc. The fourth Thursday of November has been a red letter day on American calendar to show gratitude to Mother Nature for its bounties by celebrating it with family & friends around a grand feast and some football.

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Posted by: The Hummer
6:15 PM at Gurgaon
Ode to the New Moon

Perhaps the only widely known Hindu festival across the globe after Holi with its cross-cultural presence, Diwali is a celebration of triumph of good over evil or light over darkness as is evident from its popular tag – ‘festival of lights’. It symbolises vanquishing ignorance that subdues humanity and driving away darkness that engulfs the light of knowledge.

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Posted by: The Hummer
4:25 PM at Gurgaon
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