Monday, 28 January 2013

Republic Day of India and Flags All Over

I (we) had a very Indian weekend. It was a Republic Day on the 26th of January, and enthusiastic company my D works for organized a ceremony of the flag raising and a small celebration of this holiday. We both had day off, so even I went there with my D. What I liked the most was the weather - a little chilled in the morning, but very pleasing by the afternoon.
I was very glad we had to go out in the morning, what we don't do frequently. The air was fresh, the sun was  warm... and the fields were green! On the way back from my D's office, we turned left and had a short ride among the fields of Punjab, the thing I wanted to do for so long, but wished we could simply walk among that green grass.
My dear D advised me to take the picture of these peculiar stacks of grass, prepared by farmers. You know he also participates in material selection for my blog :) There you can also see cow dung "cakes" which are used as fuel, and most probably, as fertiliser. 
We were hungry so the McDonalds cafe on the way was to the purpose. It was decorated from outside and inside in the colors of  Indian flag.
We had a modest meal, me - simple sandwich, and my D - Maharajah sandwich  He said that only Maharajahs (kings) eat it :) I had no problem, as Maharajah's wife is queen (Maharani), right?
 This is a picture of my Indian attire which is called suit. I don't really like wearing them, but it can be done for special occasions:).
 Going back home, I continued in the spirit of a very special day and wanted to show you my beautiful peacock purse, gifted by my MIL. Peacock is a National bird of India.
 Our car also bears our intercultural relations signs. My husband made Cross and Om stickers on the sides of the windshield.
This was just a part of my very Indian weekend. In the evening we went out to have South Indian food called dosa, and visited fair on Sunday. I made some meals at home, but probably will tell about all these in the next post. I'm glad I find support in all your kind comments and a true interest in my blog's topics :) Thank you very much!
As a new week has started, wishing you all a wonderful week and a fabulous weekend!

45 comments:

  1. I love the fabric in your suit and in your peacock purse -- so beautiful! Happy Republic Day!

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    1. I love them too!Thanks for your wishes, Debra!
      Have a happy day!

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  2. Menuda fiesta y preciosa entrada es genial tu traje me gusta a mí me encantan estos trajes y el bolso es muy bonito ese pavo real, ir a la India tiene que ser alucinante me encantaría aunque no se los inconvenientes, me ha gustado mucho esta entrada felicidades, besitos.

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    1. Thanks, Matilda!But every country has its drawbacks, so India is not exclusion, however, it has many many good sides too.
      Have a nice day!

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  3. M sure u look great in suits! Why dint u try the ones from FabIndia
    Or just cotton ones..they r much more comfortable:)

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    1. My husband says I look beautiful in them :)hehe
      That one is a cotton one and I like it the most :)

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  4. There are so many things I love here!!! I know it's unlikely that I will ever be able to visit India in my lifetime (never say never), so seeing it this way is GREAT! That grass is SO green - beautiful. I am also loving the language thing - I looked at the wrappers from McDonalds, on your D's Maharajah Mac, which is our Big Mac...same thing with your McChicken Sandwich...just little differences in the wording (and I guess I'm surprised a little that they are appear to be written solely in English, too). Your cow cakes are called called patties, here. Your outfit is beautiful, and the peacocks are so special...what a great MIL! Looking forward to more...have a WONDERFUL week - Tanya

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    1. Hi, Tanya! I'm so glad to read your long comment and see that you liking India :)
      Never say never, I never thought I'd be living in India... but...:)
      Don't be surprised, English is a secondary official language here and is widely in use. Me and my husband speak English with each other, it's our uniting language:)
      Oh, thanks, I didn't know how to call those cow cakes,now I know :)Patty is also a funny name for them.
      Have an awesome week too, Tanya!

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  5. Beautiful suit! And after reading this I suddenly want to go eat some McDonalds :) xx

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    1. Thanks and sorry Elisabeth, may be I shouldn't have posted, as actually McDonalds is not a healthy choice of food, but sometimes it's ok.

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  6. Oduševljava me ovaj vatromet boja!
    Pauni na tvojoj tašni su fantastični!!!
    Pozdrav iz Srbije sa snegom!:))

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    1. Hi, Ljubinka! I know it's winter there, so I'm sending some sunshine through my blog:)
      Thanks for your wishes!

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  7. I find things that are so culturally different very fastinating! And am always surprised to find McDonalds! I actually ate at McDonalds at the Louvre! Thanks for sharing this experience. I am looking forward to more!

    Hugs,
    Terri

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    1. Hi, Terri! Good that I know your name now :)
      I guess this food chain is everywhere!
      Thanks for reading, more is coming of course!
      Have a great day!

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  8. Very fascinating weekend, glad you had fun.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. We had, Meredith. Thanks for your nice comment.
      Have a great week!

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  9. Such beautiful pictures! Looks like it was a nice warm day! The suit looks pretty, is it uncomfortable? :) Have a perfect week my dear!

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    1. I loved the weather that day, it was so warm! Nope, suit is comfortable, but I somehow can't get used to wearing them yet.
      Have a fabulous week too, dear Nikki!

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  10. Love your suit and purse!!! I love Indian textiles and jewelry. It looks like you had a lovely day too!

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    1. I'm sure you would have loved the variety Indian market has. I mean artificial jewelry, but it's also sooo beautiful!
      Have a great day, Jojo!

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  11. Glad to know that you are experiencing every bit of India and the best thing I like is your decision to give balanced thoughts and acceptance of few drawbacks and the statement that every country has its own woes in some or the other form.
    I liked the vibrant color of your suit and seems you have impressed your MIL too :)I generally wear leggings under cotton kurtas. you dont have to wear the long scarf/dupatta on it.

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    1. Hi, Preeti! Of course, living in any country you will see good and bad, but you actually have to manage and accept or at least, understand.
      Well, may be dupatta is the reason I don't like suits much, they really disturb me a lot.:)

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  12. I would like to see you in a Punjabi suit.. ;)

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    1. Nope, your comment is here, Archana:) I have to approve it first, hehe:)

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  13. Where did my earlier comment go..?? I think it went in search for you to see how you look in suits..

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    1. Yea..maybe I'll post some pic some day..:)thanks for leaving 2 comments!

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  14. Hi pretty Anna

    Always ready to experiment and experience new things :) Its overwhelming to see you ever ready to accept new things, learn and understand a completely different culture. Change is only permanent in life. Can only see half o you in the suit. Nevertheless, try KURTIS. You can do away with the duppatta. They are so comfy. One can wear them on jeans too. As always... lovely pics. Its fun to see India through your lens.

    Have a great week too.

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    1. Hi, Aishwarya! And you are always ready to say something so sweet that I start blushing :)I have some kurtis, and I do wear them sometimes, however I prefer western wear like pants and T-shirts. Recently I also so many beautiful model of kurtis, fashionable also, so I will buy some new for this Summer :)

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  15. Lovely weather, lush fields, pretty suit, a beautiful bag and ofcourse our national flag! Love reading your blog posts! :)

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    1. Thanks, Shikha:) Glad you enjoy reading and looking :)

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  16. SO interesting! Thanks for showing us your Indian weekend. The weather and scenery look wonderful.

    Gillian x

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    1. Hi, Gillian! No thanks, this is the purpose of my blogging - to share :)

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  17. Lovely to visit your blog and explore a bit. India is a beautiful place - I imagine it must be a very different pace of life to adjust to. I had a fabulous holiday many years ago exploring Bombay and Goa - I liked the markets in Bombay the best - having an ice lolly from a little man peddaling an old converted bicycle to grind the ice shaving and then shaping the lolly and pouring pink juice on - a swarm of children appeared from nowhere and I gave them some too - fabulous memories of a beautiful. colourful country and people. Betty

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    1. Wow, great to know you experienced India! and liked it:) Come visit again and see our city too - it's beautiful!
      Have a nice day, Betty!

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  18. Ooooo, love your beautiful outfit. Perfect color! Thanks so much for all your visits to my blog! Susan

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    1. Thanks, Susan:) I will visit more! ;)

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  19. Oh dear! You're talking about food again! It's been years since I've had dosa. There was a lovely litle restaurant in London where you could get them. *sigh*.
    Your Indian clothes look lovely, really wonderful colours and the peacock purse is a work of art. Hooray for Republic Day!

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    1. That's great, Rhissanna! I'm glad that you t know what it is :)
      Thanks for liking the purse, it's indeed very beautiful :)
      Have a happy day!

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  20. Sounds like you enjoyed a lovely day of celebration. Seeing that green field is a sight for sore eyes. Our weather is so blah of late. Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week. Tammy

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  21. Hello, thank you for your visit. Note that the color and pattern or detail of Indian suit or dress, looks very nice! Greetings, Rose M

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  22. Next time I go to McDonald's, I will ask for a Maharajah sandwich and see what the person across the counter will do lol

    I love the bright colors. And I'm sooo jealous of your sun. It's snowing here...

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    1. Yea..and say them that you will not eat ANY other sandwich but only Maharajah!:)
      Come over here, enjoy our sunny days ;)

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  23. you transported me to India through your write up....great it made me smile thanks!

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    1. I'm glad I was able to do this for you :) Come visit again, for more Indian experiences :)

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