Tag Archives: Punjab

Sarson Da Saag

If you haven’t already guessed from the word “da” in the name of the dish, Sarson da Saag is a culinary delicacy owing its origin to the Indian state of Punjab. If you had a chance to be a guest to a Punjabi household, or have a Punjabi friend/colleague/neighbour then you’ll probably know how Saag forms an integral part of […Read More]

Punjab, its palatial palaces and crenellated forts

Think Punjab… and the State’s sprawling farmlands are one of the first things that comes to  mind. A State known for its flowing rivers, lush greenery, yellow fields that have been used as a backdrop in many a Bollywood movie, historic sites, Gurudwaras and temples, museums and other landmarks, friendly people, vibrant culture and delectable cuisines, Punjab makes a wonderful […Read More]

Celebrating Lohri!

One of North India’s biggest festivals, Lohri, is celebrated annually on the 13th of January. A festival celebrated with great pomp and gaiety, Lohri is celebrated in Northern India to mark the end of harsh winter, the cold months of Pans which are from mid-December to mid-January and to mark the start of the bright month of Magh which is […Read More]

Celebrating Nag Panchami in India

India, the land shrouded in mystery and exotic charm… Think India… does the image of snake charmers and mystics come immediately to your mind?  Then the story of Nag Panchami will definitely be of interest to you! A festival celebrated across India on the 5th day of the moonlit-fortnight in the month of Shravan. According to the Hindu calendar, in 2011 this important festival […Read More]

Chandigarh :Welcoming one & all with an ‘Open Hand’

One of the most important matches was played in Mohali last night, wasn’t it ironic that it was in Chandigarh? A city that sports an ‘Open Hand’ as its official emblem… its significance conveying a symbolic message of peace and unity that is “open to give, open to receive”! While we welcome our neighbors from across the border with an […Read More]

Social Significance of the Festival of Lohri!

Right amid the freezing weather, with temperatures going down every moment, dense fog settled outside and everything going on for stagnancy, one can still feel a flagrant wave of activity underlying everything in the north of India. People in places like Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, seems busy preparing for the long awaited festival of Lohri.  On this occasion of the […Read More]