Living in Consciousness ~ Indi(r)a’s Food and Garden Weblog

Happy Holidays!

Flower Bouquet, My Embroidery Work in a Frame
Flower Bouquet, My Embroidery Work in a Frame

Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season!

(I am taking few days off from blogging for the holiday season. Mahanandi is also going through some changes to get a fresh look for the coming new year.)

Mahanandi from 2005-07 Mahanandi in 2008
Vibrant Old Look (2005-2007) …. A Fresh Look in Magazine Style for 08

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Zen (Personal) (Saturday December 15, 2007 at 12:36 am- permalink)

The New Home of Mahanandi:

27 comments for Happy Holidays! »

  1. The new look is for the website is very nice. This looks like an artists canvas, displaying great creations. The theme, layout, and style are very classic and appealing. Best wishes for another successful year! :-)

    Comment by Vijay — December 21, 2007 @ 3:08 pm

  2. More white space is always better and easier to read!

    Have a good break, Indira! It’s been a great experience to work together with you on several fronts this year.

    I wish you and Vijay the very best for the New Year!

    Comment by Manisha — December 21, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

  3. I think i preferred the old look….with too much whiteplace information just flows…there is no visual spatial defninition

    Comment by Supriya — December 22, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  4. Love it. :-)

    Comment by Seetha — December 22, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

  5. And the little ‘ma’ in the header is very personal.

    Comment by Seetha — December 22, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

  6. Hi Indira, I liked the old colors on your site, but the white looks nice and bright. It’s comforting that the layout remains familiar, though!

    My best wishes to you, Vijay, Kittaya, and of course to your wonderful blog, for 2008!

    Thanks for linking to my site a couple of weeks ago!

    Comment by Uma — December 23, 2007 @ 2:58 am

  7. Nice Indira, liked both the styles.. White is always a classic.. Warm wishes for the new year to you and your family….

    Comment by Kalva — December 23, 2007 @ 6:38 am

  8. Love your new look! well chosen. I love white, clean and simple. It is Xmas Eve here, and time for me to wish all of my blog friends a wonderful time with family and friends tomorrow. May it be a peaceful and blessed day where we can give a lot of joy to those around us. Have a great day.

    Comment by VegeYum — December 23, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

  9. Love the new look Indira. Wishing you, Vijay and Kittayya a very happy new year.

    Best wishes,

    Comment by Mamatha — December 25, 2007 @ 9:35 am

  10. Happy New Year to you and your beloved ones Indira! Like the new look of your website, but loved the old one :)

    Comment by Deepti — December 25, 2007 @ 11:59 am

  11. Indira, new look of your blog looks good, though I miss your vibrant burgandy color.
    Happy Holidays and wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year

    Comment by sreelu — December 25, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

  12. The new look is nice but I loved the old one more.
    Season’s greeting to you and yours, Indira. :-)

    Comment by TBC — December 25, 2007 @ 6:16 pm

  13. Change is always good. I will get used to this soon. But when I first saw the new look, this word came to my mind “Immaculate Mahanandi”! Sorry if I am sounding indifferent! Wishing you and Vijay and great New Year! Wishing you both good health and prosperity!

    Comment by Nirmala — December 26, 2007 @ 5:52 am

  14. Happy New Year

    I loved your old look….the white is rather difficult for the eye to read. Will get used to this new look as well…

    Comment by Padma — December 26, 2007 @ 7:48 am

  15. Happy Holidays Indra, This new look is good; simple and neat (Though my preference would be a change in colours!!)

    Comment by Rohini — December 26, 2007 @ 10:33 am

  16. Dear Indira,

    Wish you and your family a wonderful New Year 2008 !

    Best wishes and season’s greetings from,


    Comment by Mythreyee — December 26, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

  17. Hi Indira..Wishing U Happy Holidays! Feels gr8 to c ur blog featured as Top Ten Indian Blogs under food category!! link here :
    Hv a gr8 2008!

    Comment by Purnima — December 27, 2007 @ 5:08 am

  18. Found old look more easy to follow than new look :)
    We wish you all a very very happy new year.

    Comment by Rekha — December 27, 2007 @ 2:54 pm

  19. Happy New Year to you and your family, Indira! I hope that all of your wishes will come true in the new year.

    I love the new look–very easy on the eye and very elegant. :)

    Comment by Victoria — December 27, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

  20. Happy New year to you and your family, Indira. I Like the old good, New look also good.

    Comment by Swathi — December 27, 2007 @ 5:46 pm

  21. Happy New Year to You and Ur family, Indira. I kinda miss the old look with a classic colour combination. Some kind of background colour would be a nice change too. Love to see the Telugu “ma” symbol.

    Comment by Prathima — December 27, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

  22. Jus curious, which theme in wordpress have you used? My dad is setting up a site for his students and I could not find a better one than yours. He has similar ideas for example: Lectures by topics which is similar to Recipes by ingredients. How is this created? Could you provide some help here?


    Comment by Nia Khan — December 28, 2007 @ 8:58 am

  23. Hi Indira,

    I just loved your old look. It was very unique. I will miss it :-( !!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!!


    Comment by Sudha — December 29, 2007 @ 11:46 am

  24. Hi Indira,

    I stumbled across your Web site while looking for a masoor daal recipe and I am so glad I found you! Your photos are beautiful, your recipes are inspiring and and your musings on life, food and culture are enlightening. Wishing you a wonder-filled, magical, safe, healthy and successful 2008!

    Comment by Hilary Cable — December 29, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  25. Indira, Holiday Greetings!

    I perceived the previous vibrant colors as a dynamic representation of you and your expert enthusiasm for the Indian Kitchen. The new look seems dull and lacking of this spirit. I miss the complementary visual stimulation to your delectable recipes.

    Wishing you many magical moments throughout the new year!

    Comment by Nora — December 29, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

  26. Indira:
    A very happy new year to you and your family. With best wishes,

    Comment by Meera — December 30, 2007 @ 10:47 am

  27. Hi Indira,

    A very Happy new year to you !

    The new look of your website is good but the old one was great ! The colours added a special touch. Any chance of it coming back ?

    Comment by Nithya — January 12, 2008 @ 2:34 am

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