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Showing posts from January, 2023

Bihu outfit and celebrating after losing loved ones

When you lose someone as close as your dad, even the festive season feels incomplete. After my Dad passed away in 2020, it took us time to start celebrating the festivities. However, life goes on even with the absolute truth that you continue to miss someone while celebrating. This is the festive season in Assam and here in my home in New England, we continue the tradition of celebrating Magh Bihu. As busy as teenagers' parents, activities entirely occupied us this weekend no exception. We could not attend any of the functions the Assamese community celebrated. However, we celebrated at home by preparing some festive dishes and sharing them with family precious. And of course, no festivity is complete without wearing a mekhela chadar. This pair, I got it a couple of years back with a sustainable brand called Natural by Anuradha. A burgundy silk mekhela chadar with Eri silk motifs on it. A casual stay-home kind of look with minimal make-up except for red lips and loosely tied hair

Visiting Lobster Trap Tree in Stonington, CT

First of all, wishing you all a very Happy New Year! Staying more than 20 years in Connecticut, my home, every season we psyched up to visit or unfold something new. Today the 1st day of 2023  we visited the Lobster tree trap in the shoreline town of Stonington. An amazing and awe-inspiring 35 feet tall tree with more than 420 buoys and lobster traps honoring fishing culture painted by 40 Stonington children and 100 plus other awesome artists.  It was a wonderful visit and discovering all the handpainted buoys each were unique. There are 15 such trees in New England. Visiting this Lobster trap tree not just give a great photo opportunity but to appreciate all the artist who created the buoys and pay homage to all the people associated with fishing culture.  The Stonington Lobster Trap Tree is funded by the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization. If you want to get involved there is an opportunity to donate. To make a donation that is 100% tax deductible as a cha