Before we get into details of Garba dance, here are two simple facts which will reduce your anxiety on learning this popular dance. Number one, there is no definite form or steps of Garba dance. No one can dictate that you have to dance exactly like this or that. It […]

Learn simple Garba dance steps and download Garba music

The traditional costume of the Garba dancer is red, pink, yellow, orange, and brightly colored Chanya Choli, Lahenga Choli or Ghagra choli. You can also add Odhini with bandhani (tie-die), Abhla (big mirrors) or with thick Gujarati borders. Women also wear heavy jewelry, such as necklaces, sparkling bangles, waist belts […]

What dress to wear in this year Garba dance

garba dance - the circular form
Garba dance is  a popular folk dance of an Indian state – Gujarat. This dance form has connection with Shakti-Puja (worship of power) and its origin is believed to be in the worship of goddess Jagdamba. It is played in a circular form performed by ladies on the nine nights […]

What is Garba Dance – Facts you must know

Kite Fest Austin Henna by Nisha
Sunday March 6, 2016 (and first Sunday of March every year)  from 10 AM to 5 PM is Kite Day at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Fun, Family Friendly and Free. Free parking is available at : 1. the State parking lots at 1604 Colorado Street 2. South at the […]

Kite Festival at Zilker Park, Austin

Festival of Lights Diwali www.Henna
The word “Diwali” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Deepavali” meaning  “row of lights”. While Diwali is popularly known as the “festival of lights”, the spiritual take is “the awareness of the inner light”. The celebration is “victory of good over evil”. It refers to the light of higher knowledge […]

Diwali The Festival of Lights

Sindoor symbol of Indian wedding -
Indian weddings are notorious for splurge of money and show-off by riches. But, under the umbrella of glamorous affair there are real rituals and serious affairs which arguably makes it most complex ceremony than others. Here are some tidbit of normal marriage ceremony which I caught in this video from […]

Indian Weddings some unknowns

Green Act Earth Day Henna Arts
Today is the 41st year of environmentalism and activism for Earth Day. It is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. A little bit of history: In 1970 when there was height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, came […]

A Billion Acts of Green – Earth Day

Valentin Henna by Nisha
The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. No romantic elements are present […]

Valentine’s Day ~ Facts and Fun

Christmas lights around Austin
After so much shopping and gift buying if you are still missing the Christmas spirit and kids are longing for some good Christmas lightings, here are some good places worth visiting in our town and nearby. Not to mention all these illuminations are free and donations are welcome in some […]

Spectacular Christmas Lights ~ In Austin and Central Texas