After a long boring week where almost nothing happened, yesterday we celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, which marks the birth of Vinayak or Ganesh – the elephant faced God in Hinduism. He is our God of new beginnings and thus one of our favorites.How was your week and what are your plans for the week ahead? Did you know anything about the Hindu festivals? Let us talk. Click To Tweet
Typically we create the idol with eco friendly products like clay, turmeric or rice flour and decorate with flowers and leaves. After the festival, we dissolve the idol in water, preferably in a lake or beach, which used to be a carnival by itself – hoping our sorrows and misfortunes would dissolve likewise.
Sadly, as things change people are using idols made of plaster of Paris and they are pollutants and a menace too. We are planning to dissolve our clay idol in a bucket of water and then pour it out into the garden later today.
We cook sweet and salt dumplings called Kozhukattai or Modak, pot boiled legumes (usually chickpeas or peanut, called sundal) and pudding (Kheer) among other dishes. So yesterday I had such a big lunch that I promptly slept after that.
So how was your week?
What I read this week
Last week I read Virgin River by Robyn Carr for Maureen’s book club. I can’t wait to join the book club discussions soon.
What I watched this week
I am still watching Modern Family and currently at Season 9. I am already worried that I am gonna finish watching it all.
I also finished watching Superstore on Prime. So what else should I start watching?
On my blog
In case you missed the posts from my blog, last week.
Self Doubts: How To Overcome The Impostor Syndrome
Choose The Ideal Beta Reader: Qualities To Look For
Book review: Henna Artist, The by Alka Joshi
Using The Gym During The Times Of Corona: Sunday Musings #88
I will be linking today’s post with Caffeinated reviewer’s Sunday post Meme.
Around the blogosphere
I went on blog hopping spree last week and these are the posts that I loved. I hope you enjoy them as well.
- An awesome post from Shealea about things that she wished she had known before she started book blogging.
- Here are five ways to make your blog more accessible for screen readers from Kristen Burns.
From the Insta-world
Here is what I posted on Instagram during the week. Give me a follow, will you?
Let us chat
How was your week and what are your plans for the week ahead? Did you know anything about the Hindu festivals? Let us talk.