Happy Yugadi & Blogoversary- ನವ ವಸಂತ ಬಂದಿದೆ!!

Happy Yugadi for all the readers of ‘The Arts & Me’ 🙂  May this Jaya Samvatsara bring infinite happiness to all the living beings! Enjoy the view of colourful baby leaves, fragrant flowers and singing birds!  Let us taste ‘Bevu-Bella’ (neem leaves and jaggery) and speak kind words! Oh, Yes!…

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Shankarapura Jasmine – ಆಹಾ! ಮಂಗಳೂರು ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ!

 Shankarapura Jasmine/Mangaluru Mallige As the intensely reinvigorating fragrance of a single Shankarapura Jasmine or Mangaluru jasmine spreads everywhere, it feels heavenly! That’s why it is the favourite of all! This jasmine variety is native to Shankarapura (Dakshina Kannada, now belongs to Udupi). Since my childhood times, it is spread throughout…

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Are You Playing Eco-friendly Holi This Year?

Holi, festival of colours, falls on this Sunday. People buy artificial colours that may be harmful on skin. I didn’t know that natural colour preparation for Holi is damn easy! I thank wikipedia for giving information on traditional i.e., eco-friendly and healthy Holi colours. Inspired by the wiki article, I…

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