1421

By Anupriya DG - April 20, 2014

India, as a land, is known for her diversity in region, religion, culture & tradition. Just as she is also known for the unity that we uphold in spite of (or maybe because of) the said diversity!
During the 14th-15th of this month, the people of many of the regions of our vast country celebrated the start of the New Year as per their traditional regional calendar. We, Bengalis, were one such community of Indians who stepped into a New Year on the 15th of April amidst much revelry & festivity! 
We are now officially in the year 1421 as per the Bengali calendar. :)

As with most Indian festivals, the Noboborsho (that's 'New Year' in my mother tongue) means celebrations with friends & family, lots of yummy food & sweets and of course, new clothes!!! 
I spent the day being pampered by my uncle & aunt with a sumptuous lunch at their place and then gossiped & laughed away the evening with my blogger buds Soumi & Debiparna! Oh!! What a fun start to the year!!! :D



I made myself a new tunic for the occasion!
P.S.: Orange & fuschia is my new favorite combination!!! <3





[Tunic: Howrah Bridge | Earrings: Thrifted | Silver bangle: Commercial Street, Bangalore | Woven cane bangles: Gifted, from Bangladesh | Watch: Kenneth Cole | Silver ring: Amrapali | On my lips: Pretty Please, Colorbar]


I have been spending a very lazy Easter weekend at home. A sketchpad & a bunch of pens helped me doodle away my dreams on Friday. A book (Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri) and a pair of glasses saw me through the whole of Saturday, helped by leftover sweetmeats from the festive week & occasional tumblers of ice tea. And I plan to spend Sunday catching a movie with the guy & then having dinner with family. 
Yes. No excitement. No party. No late nights. And definitely no plans of crazy fun. Sure signs of ageing, I tell you! 


Happy Easter you all!!! 


Hugs & Kisses,
Anupriya DG

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12 comments

  1. Sure signs of aging, huh? ;-) You DID look the most traditional yet well-dressed among the three of us that day. And yeah,I have been planning a nawbobawrsho post too. Let's see when it happens with internals and submissions coming up. :-(

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  2. You look lovely!! I like orange and fuschia too - strong combination, but something very Indian about it :).

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  3. Hey I love how u have styled ..
    and I lve that silver ear ring

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  4. you did look the best..and no aging phaging..doodle more often..rain or no rain.

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  5. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me (and I'm still in my teens, so no age involved!)
    Gorgeous tunic - orange and fuschia IS a great combination indeed.

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  6. Happy to have spent the last half hour catching up on your blog dearie...love your work! Well, a very happy new year to you...in Punjab, we celebrated the same on the 13th of this month. Sounds like a perfect weekend to me...and certainly no-age factor counts :D
    I have been in love with fuchsia and orange since like forever! You look super pretty. Thank you for inspiring always <3

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  7. can you please tell me where is the shop thrifted?

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  8. you look so gorgeous..!!
    can you please tell me where is the shop thrifted?

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  9. I love ur tunic..n if no partying means aged, then i was born old.
    :)

    Aditi
    So-Saree
    www.sosaree.blogspot.in
    New Post Up

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  10. You look so pretty in your tunic. I love the fabric/pattern/colors. I have Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake in my library...I have to pull it out again! Happy belated New Year. In the US, April 15th is the deadline for filing your taxes. I like your April 15th much better. :-)

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