Friday, 20 June 2014


About India, they say;

"घाट घाट पर बदले पानी
चार कोस पर बानी "

"just the way that taste and property of water changes at every river bank'
spoken language changes at every four kos(a distance measuring unit; 1 kos is approximately 2miles)"

Absolutely true:
India has 22 declared official languages,
more than 50 native or local languages and many more dialects.

Let's see how much we know about India, our own state and around.
Bellow given are six images for you
  1. identify the language
  2. identify the state where it is spoken
  3. say five sentences about this state 





Here I give you the name of the language and the state, find out more about each state on your own

A1. Bengali; West bengal
A2. Malayalam; Kerala
A3. Gujrati; Gujrat
A4. Telugu; Tamil Nadu
A5. Marathi; Maharashtra
A6. Punjabi/Gurbani; Punjab

(Some languages are spoken in more than one state)
I made and conducted this quiz for some ladies gathering, and we all had good fun and information. Do adopt this and also keep adding to this list.

Thursday, 5 June 2014


These beautiful works of embroidery are done by my hubby's maternal aunt(Chotomamima) Paromita . This time in summer break of my kids we all went out meeting all relations, and in on such visit, I requested Mamima to show some of her works. I love the neat work, tiny stitches placed neatly to make each piece. She is  very camera shy so could not take her pic , but she is as pretty as her beautiful creations bellow..
This piece is on an old linen bed sheet. Hope you can appreciate the fine stitches.

This is center work of the above bed sheet

Even the net in the flower is done with lot of sincerity

Love the dragonfly

Perfect spring time...

This is the pillow cover is with the above bed sheet

Flowers wishing sweet dreams from the corners of pillows

This is a lovely apple green pure silk saree with Gujrati/Sindhi kadahi or embroidery. Love the colours on the saree

This a woolen shawl with cross stitch embroidery

Blue shade Gujrati/Sindhi stitch work on dark fuschia pure silk saree and same embroidery on fuschia woolen shawl to complement the saree

Here is a close up of the circular motif used above

Each one of us, at our homes have some beautiful pieces of handwork done at leisure with lots of love and passion for the art form. Lets take them out and celebrate the passion behind them...