Monthly Archives: December 2012


Happy Wedding Day, Prachi & Shreyas! Advertisements

Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali (Indian Wedding pt. 3)

What I love most about weddings are the constant reminders of how much love there is in the world. Our house is full of family: 3 aunts, 3 uncles, 2 cousins, 1 grandma, and a whole contingent of our family friends from Canada. Each day, a new group of loved ones arrive and it’s overwhelming […]

Christmas in the Wedding House (Indian Wedding Pt. 2)

Merry Christmas, everyone! Normally, Christmas at my parents’ home is a small affair (I do look forward to mom’s yearly gift of funky knee socks, matching underwear, and dish-washing gloves.) From time to time, we gather our extended family in one place and herd them towards a movie theatre. This takes serious cowboy-like skills, which […]

My (sister’s) Big Fat Indian Wedding

It is here! The spectacular spectacle I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little girl… after months of planning, cutting, gluing, stamping, and fighting, the wedding is finally here. Rather, it’s a week away. But in true Indian fashion, the wedding is not just a wedding, it is THE wedding: a multi-day event, drawing […]


The thing is, sometimes I like finals season. This sounds crazy, but it means I can listen to classical Christmas music for hours on end (whatup, Handel & Mozart!)  It also means that holiday decor brightens up my little city, and it’s such a treat to see Cleveland light up beautifully.  It IS such a […]

‘Tis the Season….

Thanksgiving (now long past) has never been a large holiday in my family, and seeing as I spent Diwali–big holiday for Hindus–in court, in the library, and in bed, I’m a little less than thrilled thinking about potatoes and pies conspiring to force me down that final spiral towards monsterdom.  It IS in fact, finals […]