Redpatang is proud to partner with Puzzle Desh to bring you this exclusive collection of puzzles featuring Indian artwork and mythology. These unique and classic puzzles feature 10 different designs and are available in 60 and 500 pieces.
The series covers 3 different art forms Mysore, Madhubani & Orissa Patachitra.
Introductory offer: Special limited time 20% discount offer on puzzles. Use code PUZZLE20 to take 20% offall puzzles.
(*valid until Feb 1st 2015)
Tips for the season*:
“If you have time and energy, get kids to help prepare a simple dish. This will acclimate them to cooking and bestow a sense of pride when “their” dish is served.”
“Modern technology has not yet replaced the handwritten thank-you note—rather it has made it more precious”
*Credit Bon Appetit magazine – A modern etiquette guide to Giving & Thanking Nov 2014
Get the kids to help with Chota Chef
With step-by-step pictorial illustrations to make it easy for young readers; Each recipe is printed double-sided (one side for the adult, and one side for the child) on a thick laminated board for easy clean-up.
Each of the cards also contains a fun fact about the state or region where the recipe is from.
Send a handwritten note to the host
Show your appreciation by writing your thank you note on these one of a kind handmade scrolls featuring a an Indian Saloka design. The paper is created using dispersed cotton fibres that gives it a unique texture and sheen
64 years ago India adopted a new constitution making it a republic, a country of the people, for the people, by the people. Republic Day is more than just a holiday. It is a celebration of the freedoms and opportunities afforded to all Indians. The Constitution, among other things, includes the following Fundamental Rights for ALL citizens:
- Right to equality
- Right to freedom (speech, expression, life and liberty)
- Right against exploitation, prohibiting child labor and human trafficking
- Right to freedom of religion
- Right to conserve one’s culture, language or script.
- Right to constitutional remedies for enforcement of Fundamental Rights.
- Right to education.
A lot of progress has been made despite many challenges. But India is, at best, a work in progress and a lot more still needs to be done. We believe in India’s immense potential created by the huge human capital – a population of more than one billion citizens – who together will make India truly incredible. We applaud Aamir Khan for creating and promoting ‘Satyamev Jayate’, which exposes the state of India’s rights and freedoms. This hard hitting series from 2012-13 is a must watch. It is available at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=ELHRj2Wug-qa0.
Watch. Feel. Act. For those who are unfortunate and helpless…
India has so many traditions, religions and cultures, that it can sometimes be hard to track whether a certain festival is a holiday or not.
Below is a list of official holidays for 2014 (as published by the Government of India), observed nationally.
|Date||National Holidays in India||Week Day|
|Jan 26||Republic Day||Sunday|
|Apr 08||Ram Navmi||Tuesday|
|Apr 13||Mahavir Jayanthi||Sunday|
|Apr 18||Good Friday||Friday|
|May 14||Buddha Purnima||Wednesday|
|Aug 15||Independence Day||Friday|
|Aug 18||Krishna Janmastami||Monday|
|Oct 02||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi||Thursday|
|Oct 03||Dussera/ Vijaya Dashami (Maha Navmi)||Friday|
|Oct 06||Bakri Id (Id-ul-zuha)||Monday|
|Nov 06||Guru Nanak Jayanthi||Thursday|
In addition, individual states/ regions may have additional holidays for festivals and local celebrations. Key regional holidays and festivals are listed below.
|Date||Other regional holidays/ major festivals in India||Week Day|
|Jan 01||New Year’s Day||Wednesday|
|Jan 07||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti||Tuesday|
|Jan 14||Makar Sankranti||Tuesday|
|Feb 04||Vasant/ Shree Panchami||Tuesday|
|Feb 14||Guru Ravidas Jayanti||Friday|
|Feb 19||Shivaji Jayanti||Wednesday|
|Feb 24||Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti||Monday|
|Feb 27||Maha Shivratri||Thursday|
|Mar 16||Holika Dahan||Sunday|
|Mar 31||Chaitra Sukladi/ GudiPadava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand||Monday|
|Apr 14||Vaisakhi/ Vishu/ Mesadi/ Mashadi Uczadi||Monday|
|Apr 15||Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)||Tuesday|
|May 09||Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday||Friday|
|May 13||Hazarat Ali’s Birthday||Tuesday|
|Jun 29||Rath Yatra||Sunday|
|Aug 10||Raksha Bandhan||Sunday|
|Aug 18||Parsi New Year’s day||Monday|
|Aug 29||Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi||Friday|
|Oct 01||Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)||Wednesday|
|Oct 02||Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)||Thursday|
|Oct 08||Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday||Wednesday|
|Oct 11||Karva Chauth (Karaka Chaturthi)||Saturday|
|Oct 22||Narak Chaturdashi/ Deepavali – South India||Wednesday|
|Oct 24||Govardhan Puja||Friday|
|Oct 25||Bhai Duj||Saturday|
|Oct 29||Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)||Wednesday|
|Nov 24||Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day||Monday|
|Dec 24||Christmas Eve||Wednesday|
|Dec 28||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti||Sunday|
PS: Local names/ spellings of these holidays/festivals may differ.