Past the quarter century mark!! Today is a festival called ‘shinjara’ celebrated on the eve of the bigger festival ‘teej’ due to be celebrated tomorrow as per Marwari traditions. Being married into a Marwari family, I have embraced these rituals and festivals whole-heartedly so much that I associate with them very easily!! A large part of this credit undoubtedly goes to my mother, who, not as much through words but more through her actions taught me to accept and adapt some things purely for the happiness of family around me! And also as much to the family who gave me so much affection and love that I feel so much a part of it and a supreme sense of belongingness to it!! A super net saree for today with embroidered kairi motifs which I bought from Kolkata some years ago