Happy Sankranti

Sankranti in Bangalore in our growing up years meant sugarcane, yellu (mixture of gram dhal, groundnuts, jaggery, til, copra, etc.), coloured sugar candy in different shapes (I loved the bright pink ones, though all colours tasted the same) and kite flying. One important ritual was plucking fresh mango leaves from our tree and fixing them on a rope with coconut sticks to replace the dried-up one above our main door.

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