is that time of the year when the days have a rose-colour tint and the
nights are fragrance-laden. The dampness of the monsoon air has dissipated
and the ferocity on the sunís brow has mellowed down to a gentle frown.
Its heat doesnít scorch any more, and, on a good day, it is almost
balmy. The days are neither cold nor hot and humid. They are lukewarm and
pleasant to touch. Gulabi jara has arrived to romance minds and
hearts with its light flirtation.
Light up Divali with
nine yards of colour
grace, her sensuality, her traditions, her values`85 all come alive during the
festival of lights. In truth, no festivity is complete without her being around.
She brings completeness to everything, be it to the ceremonies related to the
festival or the decorations such as rangoli, flower arrangements or
organising get-togethers, etc.
with diyas and puja thaalis
the festive fervour seep into the four walls of your home. Let every member be a
part of it. Traditionally, the house is made spick and span before Divali. So,
now itís time to brighten it up. The ambience will surely bring cheer to
everyone. Letís start with the entrance.
What do you do when
parents to enjoy an active retirement forces us into making tough choices about
their welfare. But we mustnít use their later years as a dry run for our own,
says Talitha Stevenson.