Update

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hey everyone! Thank you so so much for all the emails and comments--and sorry for my prolonged silence. I am working on some new ideas for the blog and toying around with some new formats and unfortunately it is taking me longer than I anticipated. PLEASE bear with me, great stuff is ahead!

Happy Karva Chauth to those of you who practice it--who knew the strainer had so many uses?!?
28 comments:
Anonymous said...

How funny, I was wondering this morning about Karva Chauth and who does it and how and was thinking your blog might have a post on it, had it not gone on hiatus! I am doing karva chauth and I am ready for the moon to come out.

J said...

OMG so glad to see a post up, I check back every day. I am not doing karva chauth and in fact didn't even nkow what it was till I got married (I am South Indian). i know some people who do it but isn't it about praying for the long lives of men? Seems a little bit 1950s? Is there another festival for the long lives of the women?

Padma said...

So nice to see a new post (even if you are still on "hiatus" :)) I don't observe karva chauth either.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're back! You're back right??????????????

Kiran said...

Actually, karva chauth, yes, is about the long lives of husbands but many feminist historians ahve deconstructed the tradition to find a different meaning based on carving out times for women to be together and enjoy each other's company without the "work" of eating! Because think about it, in the old days (or now??), meal times were really just for women to do. Pretty cool right? I practice it and love it.

LM said...

WELCOME BACK! YAY!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy to see a new post!

Hema said...

Deepa! Is it true that you are writing a book? It's sort of strange but a friend of a friend of a friend said her same agent is yours?

Serena said...

yay yay yay. where have you been? and do YOU observe karva chauth? that would surprise me.

Gloria said...

Cannot tell you how happy I too am to see a post I really hope you resume the blog in a regular capacity and it might be cool to let us know what you've been up to? Sorry! I know it sounds insane but I mean it! I've been reading since the beginning!

Anonymous said...

Deepa, you aren't Punjabi are you????

Jyothi said...

Love the revised history abouve but let's face it, karva chauth is really about subjecting women to yet another task of torment. Sorry but fasting? For the long lives of our husband? Maybe, MAYBE it would make sense if like one person above said there was some counterpart fot he long lives of wives. The fact that there isnt is not surprising to me in the least, how could it be.

Anonymous said...

New formats? New ideas? Why! Just come back. Alos: I don't give a damn about Karva Chauth.

Rakhi said...

? What does a strainer have to do with karva chauth?

? said...

@Rakhi. Seriously?

Anonymous said...

No need to be mean. You are supposed to look through the strainer to see the moon before you break your fast because legend has it there were "false moons" and only the real moon would show through a strainer!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay. Well. To the above poster: WTF. That makes no sense whatsoever.

Vera said...

She's right though.

Purva said...

I would understand somebody not understanding the ritual but why would anyone who knows what it is question the strainer?

Anonymous said...

yes yes yes! you're back!

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Lavanya said...

Where art thou?

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