Playing catch up seems to be all I do when I sign up for daily blogging challenges, but I also realize that – when you keep at it, you will eventually catch up 🙂 So here I am, almost at the finish line and almost caught up.
This past week, India celebrated her 70th Republic Day. Growing up, this day meant one of two things for me. While I was still a school student, it meant participating in the annual Republic Day celebrations of our school. All of us students participated in the march-past, and groups of us participated in a medley of events with our eager parents as our audience. I recall one year of performing the lezim – have you heard or seen this one? If not, check this or any other video (for lezim) – it is fun, cheery, and a great workout to boot (I do miss this one!).
A couple of interesting facts about India’s Republic Day
- 26th January, 1950 was the day the Constitution of India came into effect.
- This date was chosen for a significant reason – it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day. That is, this was the date when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress in 1930.
- India’s constitution is the longest written constitution in the world and took Dr. B.R. Ambedkar almost 3 years to draft it (2 yrs, 11 months, and 18 days to be more specific!)
On My Blog:
- Smarter Next Year – review
- One Last Word by Nikki Grimes – review
- If you have a young jigsaw or dino-fan, then check out this post
- In Paris With You – still reading so review coming this week 🙂
- Do you need ideas for Valentine Reads to gift to young ones of all ages on International Book Giving Day? Then this is the post for you.
- Cloud-gazing calms me- wander the skies through the eyes of my camera here.
- TBRs are one of those things that are ever-growing. Did you have any books you meant to read last year but never did? Of course, you did and so did I.
Next Week/Current Reads:
- In Paris With You – review week of 1/28
- The Milk Lady of Bangalore – for Continental Reading Challenge (Asia) and Diversify Your Reading Challenge (January – Memoir – review week of 1/28)
- Bird by Bird: Anne Lamott (reading and review week of 2/4
- There are more in the current reading list 🙂
Perpetual (for 2019):
Continental Reading Challenge 2019 – Read more about this super easy reading challenge (as far as number of books are concerned!) here and sign up to join! Book recommendations provided here. My Book Map will be up before the end of this month.
Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019 – Make your way to healthier eating and a better you this year so much more easier and smoother with the help of this wonderful resource put together by those amazing folks at Ultimate Bundles.
- Empress DJ‘s reviews are a joy to read, always, so I can not single out any one review of hers at all (it would be grossly unfair to all those other equally wonderful book reviews she writes!). She is truly an empress of words 🙂
You can check out my previous posts for the month and for Ultimate Blog Challenge below. Caught up again, almost – this is my day 27 post for UBC. Linking this to the Sunday Post over at the Caffeinated Reviewer