Traditions & practices

Holi Festival At the full moon of March, it’s Holi, the festival of colors! Since the creation of the guesthouse, we play in Holi with the children of the NGO Tara. And again this year, the kids went out of their way to color all the participants! More than 80kg of […]

Holi at Bed&Chai with Tara kids

Hindu wedding and the saat phere The most important features of the Hindu wedding are the “saat phere” meaning the seven circumambulations. It involved seven rounds around a fire. The groom and bride recite vows or Vedic mantras.         In the first round or phera, the couple […]

Willing to renew your wedding vows? Why not Indian way?

The Indian wedding is a unique marriage in the world. Like all religious marriages, the Hindu marriage also has its own characteristics and customs. Note that marriage is one of the biggest events of the religious life of an Indian family. Spotlight on the originality of the Indian wedding. The […]

The originality of Indian wedding

Jugaad: Fork belt
Jugaad Jugaad is a Hindi word, which means “frugal invention”: the art of finding ingenious solutions to solve a problem and this, with almost nothing. In other words, it’s: “do more with less”. This mentality was first developed in the emerging countries such as India, Brazil, Africa or China. There […]

Jugaad or the art of problem-solving

Pongal Festival
Pongal,  one of the most important popular Hindu festivals of the year, is essentially an agricultural and harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu.  The harvest festival is celebrated on January 15th this year.   What is Pongal? Many southern states in India celebrate Pongal as a thanksgiving for the good harvest […]

Pongal : The Harvest Festival

Paan is something very typical that we can usually eat at the end of a traditional meal. You can buy at every street corners. There are so many varieties. Basically, it makes with many spices (nutmeg, saffron, cardamom…), areca nuts, lime which they add tobacco. And all is wrapped up […]

The paan or the Indian chewing-gum

Yesterday, Indians began to celebrate the famous festival Navaratri. This Hindu festival goes on during 9 nights and 10 days. It celebrates the female pantheon and ends on 22th of October. The word Navaratri comes from two Sanskrit words: “nava” and “ratri” which mean respectively “nine” and “nights”. During those […]

Navaratri, Hindu Goddesses’ Festival

Joyeux Ganesh Chaturthi
This year Ganesh Chaturthi occurs on the 17th December 2015. This Hindu festival celebrates Ganesh’s birth, the God with elephant head, son of Shiva and Pârvatî. This celebration is also known under the name of Vinayaka Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chavithi according to the tongues. The date of Ganesh Chaturthi celebration […]

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

A state where women’s birth is not a doom but a gift, where most of the men stay at homme to take care of their children while their wifes manage business, it is not a fiction. In the autonomous state of Meghalaya, in the North-east of India, Khasi People live […]

A world for women in India