6 Best Traditional Sweets That Are A Must Have On Diwali

6 Best Traditional Sweets That Are A Must Have On Diwali

For Indians, any festival is incomplete without sweets. And when it comes to celebrating Diwali or the festival of lights, one can hardly think of a sweeter occasion. Diwali is one of the major celebrations of India which signifies the triumph of good over evil, happiness over sadness, and light over darkness. To commemorate this ...read more »

Maslenitsa festival in Ukraine – celebrating the arrival of spring

Maslenitsa festival in Ukraine – celebrating the arrival of spring

My family back in Ukraine is celebrating Maslenitsa at the moment – it’s a week-long festival celebrating the arrival of spring. Maslenitsa is celebrated not only in Ukraine, but in all eastern Slavic countries. Most of our festivals represent intertwined Christian and Pagan traditions, and this one is no exception. In Christian Orthodox tradition, it’s the ...read more »

Protected: Me in a Japanese kimono

Protected: Me in a Japanese kimono

Knowing I live in India, people often ask me whether I wear sarees. No, I don't. I have a few salwar kameezes - they are great for the Indian weather and for traveling around this country. But of course I couldn't miss the chance to try on a saree at least once - and [url=http://www.indiapalette.com/forums/topic/a-european-woman-in-saree]here ...read more »