Microtales, Occassions

Let Your Hearts & Kites Fly High!

Today, 14th January, is celebrated across India as the Kite Flying festival. Known as Makar Sankranti or Uttrayan, this festival is a celebration which sees scores of people get together for kite flying competitions along with friends, family and neighbors.

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It’s a fun-filled fiesta with kite flying competitions enjoyed over sweets (called chikki) and loud (mostly Bollywood) music.

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It is the one (or rather 2-3) day where all people come out on their terraces to fly kites of various colors. The sky is a sight to behold! The festival is also a chance for a get-together and celebrations which sees girls and boys enjoy without inhibitions.

Here’s wishing all readers of A Rustic Mind a very Happy Uttrayan/ Makar Sankranti.


A microtale from my book The Untold Stories captures the festivities around this day and celebrations, via a sweet story. Here’s a look at it!


Aww! isn’t it?

Would you like to read more of these kind of tales?

The book contains 131 such microtales around various topics, like festivals, movies, TV shows, human behavior, terrorism, environmental imbalance and much more!

Does that not sound like a fun read?

So go ahead and buy the whole book!

Here are the buying links:

The best part? It’s available in both paperback and e-book (kindle) format, that too worldwide! Follow links below to buy in your preferred format and from your favorite source!

I hope you enjoy reading it!

2 thoughts on “Let Your Hearts & Kites Fly High!”

  1. Hey A Rustic Mind,

    Happy New Year and wishes for Sankranti in advance.

    Just came across your article on Makar Sankranti.

    Loved the detailed information, and I agree that the Sun is a great source of energy for mankind.

    However, I would really be Happy if you could spend sometime on my article as well..

    Perhaps it might be good to have a look at my recipe on my channel on YouTube which is already mentioned in my article.


    The Jha Post


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