Reviving the Chai Visit Tradition

When I was a kid most of the Indian families we knew had a weekend tradition of the “chai visit”. This wasn’t a party or a high tea, it was a gathering of friends and family where the chai was…

Why We Shouldn’t “Teach” Our Kids About Diwali (but Show Them)

Edit – I’ve updated the title and also added some notes at the bottom of this post. It’s early Saturday morning. Mr. T is still sleeping, Z is watching a Minecraft video, and Armaan and I just finished our Diwali…

Getting Ready for Diwali {2016}

It’s no secret that Diwali is my favourite festival of the year. When we were kids the celebration was small and intimate; Mom would make a special dinner and  a sweet treat, we’d light candles around the house, and we’d…

Vaisakhi Activities for Kids

This year, Vaisakhi falls on April 14th and we are getting excited about the festivities at the Pink Chai house! Since we are Sikh, many of our family activities and conversations centre around religious stories and practices, but we also…

How to Celebrate Lohri with Your Kids

Creating family traditions around Punjabi holidays has always been important for me as a mother, but every year I’m a bit stumped on how to celebrate Lohri. The harvest festival isn’t always easy to explain to North American kids, and…

The Palace of Illusions: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

This book! I don’t even know where to begin with how much I’m loving The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. While I don’t really do a holiday gift list; I would highly suggest buying this for any bookworms…

Our Simplified Christmas

I can’t really remember when the Christmas madness started in our house, but there’s one particular year that sticks out as the ‘what the hell were we thinking’ year. Armaan was almost 5 and Zara was about 16 months old,…

Black & White Fashion Inspiration

{Some serious layering going on in this look from 2012} I’ve been struggling a little lately when pulling outfits together in the morning, and resorting to jeans and a tee or sweatshirt most of the time. In an effort to…

Biz Mama: It’s Okay to Love Your Work and Your Kids

Biz Mama is a series where I’m sharing some glimpses into my life at the intersection of motherhood & entrepreneurship, you can read more here. {That’s me – head down, working away. Aren’t I lucky I travel with my own paparazzi!}…


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