Drawing · Tradition

Théru Kolam

If you live in, visit or travel through rural or any small town in South India very early in the morning, you are bound to see this - women cleaning the entrances to their homes and drawing white colored patterns. That's Kolam for you. Kolam refers to intricate patterns drawn using rice powder at the… Continue reading Théru Kolam

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International Day of Yoga 2017 : The Yamas & Niyamas (Yoga’s Ethical Practice)

The online world is replete with Happy Yoga Day posts, messages, pics of people participating in events and what with the prime minister of my country, Narendra Modi himself endorsing it. I recently attended a Yoga event in San Francisco,CA organized by HSS. I expected it to be a set of talks and asanas which… Continue reading International Day of Yoga 2017 : The Yamas & Niyamas (Yoga’s Ethical Practice)

Gardening · Herbs

Are you a Black Thumb? Grow Fenugreek | Growing Guide

Yes? Fear not, my friend - for I know how to turn it GREENN!!  A simple sure shot way - the Fenugreek way 😀 ( not mint as many believe ). Fenugreek is known as Vendhayam in Tamil, Menthulu in Telugu and Methi in Hindi. It can be used as a vegetable (fresh leaves, micro… Continue reading Are you a Black Thumb? Grow Fenugreek | Growing Guide