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Gokulashtami Food Spread

Over the last several weeks I have found scores of excellent Indian Food Blogs. These are not written by celebrity chefs, but by regular, albeit very talented women cooking everyday meals at home for their families. And many are based in the US and use locally available ingredients. The collection is truly spectacular and makes […]

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Ugadi: A Hindu New Year

picture of M&A at the Massachusetts State house Arun Shanbhag

Celebrating Ugadi & Gudi Padva Wishing You All A Wonderful New Year Peace, Good Health and Success in the New Year! Meera, M & A Other Gudi Padva Greetings: Gudi at our Home 2014 Puran Poli for Gudi Padva Gudi Padva 2005

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Deepavali Greetings

Wishing You All A Beautiful, Loving, and A Fulfilling New Year! Happy Deepavali! Meera, m & A Other Diwali Greetings and Posts: Meera says: Shubh Deepavali Diwali: Madurai Meenakshi Temple Diwali 2009: Festival of Lights Diwali 2008: Tribute to Lakshmi Deepavali Wishes 2007 Deepavali Greetings 2005 Poster of Saraswati Lakshmi & Ganapati

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Deepavali Greetings

Wishing Everyone A Healthy and Successful New Year! Happy Deepavali! Meera, M & A Other Diwali Greetings and Posts: Meera says: Shubh Deepawali Diwali: Madurai Meenakshi Temple Diwali 2009: Festival of Lights Diwali 2008: Tribute to Lakshmi Deepavali Wishes 2007 Deepavali Greetings 2006 Poster of Saraswati Lakshmi & Ganapati

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Durga Puja – Dussehra

Most compassionate and beautiful, Yet relentless in battle against evil, Devi! Shower us with your grace! M&m amp; A Durga as Mahisasura-mardini, Cave Temples of Badami (6th century). See Durga Stotram (Ode to Durga Devi) from my book Prarthana: A Book of Hindu Psalms Other Durga Devi / Dassara Posts: Dassara: Celebrating Devi’s Grace, 2008 […]

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Ganapati Bappa

Ganapati from our home, 2002. On this occasion of Ganapati Wishing Everyone Days full of Peace and Good Cheer! M&A Recent Ganapati Greetings Flower Sellers at Dadar Dadar Flower Market during Ganapati, 2002 Ganesh Chaturthi – Preparations from the Day Before Ganesh Chaturthi 2009 Ganesh Chaturthi 2008 Ganesh Chaturthi 2007 Saraswati Lakshmi & Ganapati

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Puran Poli for Gudi Padva

Last week during Gudi Padva, M indulged me with some freshly made puran polis – a konkani delicacy! For those who have not tried one, imagine a paratha stuffed with a blend of chana-dal, jaggery and elaichi. Liberally spread tuup (clarified butter) on warm puran polis and … heavenly! M made 10, she ate 2 […]

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Happy Gudi Padva

Celebrating Ugadi & Gudi Padva Wishing Everyone Joy, Peace and Contentment in the New Year M & A Other Gudi Padva Greetings: Gudi at our Home 2014 Ugadi 2007 Puran Poli for Gudi Padva