Festival of Holi – A Celebration of Colour and Life

Holi is the Indian festival of colours, known and celebrated all over the world. Celebrated over a two-day period, this festival officially marks the end of winter. Or it used to. Depending on where you are in the world, you could still be facing the next snowstorm or no winter at all. But while Holi…

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6 Genius Hacks to hosting a stress-free Diwali party

Diwali is a festive time for many people around the world. Homes are cleaned and decorated and lights are put up. Rangoli – coloured art with powder – is drawn on the floor to welcome Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Who doesn’t want more of that? Food is a big part of the celebration.…

Celebrating Halloween In A Multicultural Home & A Visit from the Switch Witch

“Happy Halloween?” Say what? That was me 14 years when we had just moved to Canada and I had barely heard of Halloween. The months from October to December are already action-packed with birthdays and festivals that this odd, spooky day at the end of October never really made an impact on my Indian consciousness.…

Weird things I miss about India | India Travels | Travel with Kids | Maple and Marigold
10 Weird Things I Miss About India

I live in Canada and happily so. At the same time I miss India especially when there’s a special day coming up. With colour and lights and decorations on every corner, it feels like home. Can a girl have two homes? I’m living proof she can! Weird Things I Miss About India The idiosyncrasies that I’m…

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11 Practical Tips for Travel-Happy Kids

I just got off what seems like my 200th plane ride. Perhaps it was, for the life of me I can’t remember. My husband and I have lived away from India for almost 17 years. And where ever we lived, Dubai, Calgary or Toronto, we made the time to visit our extended family back home in India. Over…

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