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In most cultures across the world, the element of fire is an important one. While fire is capable of destruction and damage, it also represents a renewal, release and purification for many. Fire is also an important element in the celebration of Lohri.  I’ve always shared with you the more traditional elements of Lohri and […]

Releasing Into the Lohri Bonfire

Jan 13, 2022

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In most cultures across the world, the element of fire is an important one. While fire is capable of destruction and damage, it also represents a renewal, release and purification for many. Fire is also an important element in the celebration of Lohri.  I’ve always shared with you the more traditional elements of Lohri and […]

Releasing Into the Lohri Bonfire

Jan 13, 2022

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Jan 11, 2022

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Making Lohri a monumental day for our kids  When my kids were quite young, I made the conscious decision to make Lohri a special day in our home. I wanted to ensure that my kids grew up celebrating all the important Punjabi holidays, just as much as we celebrate the popular Western holidays.  At the […]

LOHRI MEMORY GAME

Jun 3, 2020

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Normally I try not to overdo the strong chemicals and toxic cleaners, but with all of the COVID business, that went out the window. We were disinfecting everything, all day long. Our house is filled with Lysol, bleach, hand sanitizer – things we normally avoid. As necessary as those steps were (and in some ways […]

Homemade Lemon Cleaner (Non-Toxic)

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For the last few years, a lot of my food posts have been around preserving Punjabi recipes, and recording the recipes that my mom & grandmother used to make when I was a kid. This Chicken Patiala recipe is neither a classic Punjabi dish, or something that was ever made in my childhood home. In fact, […]

Chicken Patiala Recipe

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Mar 5, 2020

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For the last few years, a lot of my food posts have been around preserving Punjabi recipes, and recording the recipes that my mom & grandmother used to make when I was a kid. This Chicken Patiala recipe is neither a classic Punjabi dish, or something that was ever made in my childhood home. In fact, […]

Chicken Patiala Recipe

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Mar 5, 2020

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Sep 18, 2019

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What could be more Diwali than diya cookies? Maybe diya shaped chai spice sugar cookies! (That’s kind of a mouthful I know.) [Diya cookies are the first in our Diwali Cookie Box series. To see the full box, and for other recipes, check out this post!] Every Diwali we make these cookies, and the first […]

Diya Shaped Chai Spice Sugar Cookies

Sep 18, 2019

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It’s that time of the year! There’s a chill in the air, the sweatshirts are coming out, and the festive season is creeping up on us. That’s why we are getting a head start at prepping with our Diwali Cookie Box.  At the Pink Chai house we get the holiday feels around Thanksgiving, and then just […]

The Ultimate Diwali Cookie Box

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I’m about to make a big confession here folks. Despite all the high heels and cocktail dresses in my closet, I’m really just a jeans, tee shirt, and Converse kind of girl. What I do love though – is looking a little pulled together, even in basics. So, I’m sharing 5 tips to elevate a […]

5 Tips to Elevate a Basic Outfit

5 Tips to Elevate a Basic Outfit | Pink Chai

Mar 12, 2018

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I’m about to make a big confession here folks. Despite all the high heels and cocktail dresses in my closet, I’m really just a jeans, tee shirt, and Converse kind of girl. What I do love though – is looking a little pulled together, even in basics. So, I’m sharing 5 tips to elevate a […]

5 Tips to Elevate a Basic Outfit

5 Tips to Elevate a Basic Outfit | Pink Chai

Mar 12, 2018

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Feb 20, 2018

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Every once in a while I come across a product that is so amazing I must share it with you guys. (I wouldn’t be a good girlfriend if I didn’t share my drugstore finds would I?) Today’s find is L’Oreal Root Cover Up spray. This spray has been a huge help in repairing my hair […]

L’Oreal Root Cover Up: Favourite Find

Feb 19, 2018

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DIY Rainbow Balloon Wall for Holi | Pink Chai Living

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Recently I found myself scrolling mindlessly through Pinterest (happens all the time), and my scroll stopped on this beautiful rainbow balloon wall by Sweet Lulu blog. Since I’ve been wanting to do something fun & non-messy for for Holi with the kids, my mind instantly went to a photo backdrop. I’m a fan of colours […]

Rainbow Balloon Wall: Holi Photo Backdrop

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, that’s a book you don’t want your mom to catch you reading. Or at least I don’t want my mom to catch me reading. The thing is, I grew up in a conservative Punjabi family and erotica, sex, and desires are not things we really talk about with each other. […]

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: Book Review

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Feb 16, 2018

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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, that’s a book you don’t want your mom to catch you reading. Or at least I don’t want my mom to catch me reading. The thing is, I grew up in a conservative Punjabi family and erotica, sex, and desires are not things we really talk about with each other. […]

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: Book Review

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Feb 16, 2018

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Feb 13, 2018

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Not many people truly understood my friendship with Dale. Strangers often looked at us suspiciously when we were out. Maybe it would have helped if we had the same skin colour and people could imagine us as mother and daughter? Some of my friends and some of hers were confused by our camaraderie, and my […]

7 Lessons I Learned From My Best Friend Dale

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