Tag Archives: Diwali

Festive Decor: DIY Aakhash Kandil/ Paper Lantern

We have an avid DIYer guest posting for us today. Angela Jose is a very creative person, and I am delighted that she agreed to share her DIY lantern tutorial on The Keybunch! Over to Angela who will guide you through the process herself! ————————————————————————————————————- It is the festive season in India right now and […]

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Diwali DIY: Home-baked salted, scented diyas

It’s that time f the year again – when fairy lights twinkle outside windows, and pretty diyas add light and colour to the night sky. Here’s a quick and simple recipe to make your own diyas out of a salt, spice and white flour dough. Recipe (makes a baking tray full of assorted diyas) 1 […]


{How do you Celebrate Diwali?} Snapshots of two households Down South

Aarthi Anand from Chennai and Rama Ananth from Bengaluru have sent in some stunning images of their Deepawali celebrations. Aarthi Anand is a blogger and her Diwalis are always traditional. Aathi Anand’s living room Says Aarthi,”Tamilians celebrate Diwali early in the morning, after the ritualistic oil massage-bath, after which we wear new clothes and burst crackers.As always […]


{How do you Celebrate Diwali?} Festivities at the Kalsia-Pemberton mixed-race household, Delhi

Christine Pemberton is a blogger from New Delhi. Her inter-faith, inter-cultural, mixed race marriage ensures that her family has the best of both worlds. When I asked Christine to contribute to my “How do I celebrate Diwali” series she was most gracious, and sent me a lovely writeup and pics. Over to Christine…   As […]


{How do you Celebrate Diwali?} Rajasthani Traditions at the Verma home in Jodhpur

Manisha, Vijay and Tanmay have spent all their Diwalis overseas. 2014 is special to them, because it’s their first Diwali in India. Manisha got in touch with me with photographs of their Diwalis past for our “How do you celebrate Diwali” event, and I must say they are lovely!! Says Manisha, “Diwali is a time […]


{How do you Celebrate Diwali?} Bengali traditions at the Chowdhury home, Bengaluru

Namaste! Have you started decking up your home? Are you busy with your mitai and farsan preparations? If not, this new series on our blog is sure to get you going, and put you in the festive mood!I am pleased to kick off the “How do you celebrate Diwali?” series with a beautiful Bengaluru home  […]


{Online Store} Craft Khazana’s Divine Diya Aarthis

  I call it a happy quirk of fate. I had been eying a diya arthi at a local store in Pune for the longest time. Last Sunday I was at the Sanskriti Lifestyle late-night Diwali Exhibition and I almost bought one, but the price put me off! Early Monday morning, I saw Souparnika Holla’s […]


‘Meenakshi’s Lamp’ by Sudha Ganapathi {Diwali Special}

Sudha Ganapathi is based in Mumbai and her blog My Favourite Things talk about travel, books and music. Her true story titled “Meenakshi’s Lamp” was recently featured on the Deccan Chronicle. I loved it so much that I requested her to share an excerpt on The Keybunch as our Diwali special, and she readily obliged! […]


Happy Diwali from us!

Happy Diwali to The Keybunch readers, advertisers, supporters and fellow bloggers!


Sameera and Ashish Share Their Diwali Moments

Peacock feathers, Flowers, Lanterns..Perfect table setting, isn’t it? The Diwali Dhamaka is bang on! Sameera and Ashish based in Houston Texas share their Diwali moments with us. The entire house was lit up lights, lamps and diyas. The rangolis, flowers and sweets add divinity to the festive charm. Hmm, I’ll stop here and let the […]