April 2016 Calendar printable

7:55 AM

Another month bit the dust and before you know it, here we are in April. This means it is time for me to share the Calendar printable page for the month. If you haven't already, there is also the possibility to get the whole calendar all at once, I offered it for download last December in this blog post.

April in India pretty much means two things: 1) Summer has definitely arrived for all of us and 2) Mangoes are making a steady appearance in the market for a season that will roughly last until July as not all varieties are in season at the same time.

I saw the first few mangoes for sale late March, but this is really not the time to buy them, even if usually Badami mangoes are among the first ones to be in season (or so it seems). People in Mumbai are all eagerly waiting for the king of all mangoes: the Alphonso.
I personally think that Alphonsoes are way overrated as far as mangoes go. But hey, don't judge me ok? After all there are over 200 varieties of mangoes in India, we are free to pledge our allegiance to any of them.

For my part, I much prefer the taste of Malika, Dasheri, Sindhura and Totapuri mangoes (that one tastes great in swiss style fruit tarts).

April also marks the end of the academic year for most school, and becomes the bane of every moms in Mumbai as we are left with little options beside staying indoors. There are only that many craft projects and board games you can play before it starts being boring, and believe me, I am already drafting the great "Summer war plan" as this year, we are going to have a particularly long break as Ishita is changing schools.

2016 has come and gone, and I removed the links to the files. If you are looking for a calendar printable know that my 2017 edition is up for download, find it out in this blog post.

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    1. You and I both :-) they are the only thing that makes the Indian Summer heat bearable :-)

  2. Mmmmmm mangoes! Alphonsos are too sweet for my taste. We get the little tart mangoes from the Terai that are sooo scrummy! Plus Alphonsos have to ride on a hot truck all the way up here to nepal so they're usually bruised all over & half rotten.
    Hey I got nominated for an award!

    1. Congrats on the nomination!

      This is what I don't like much about alphonsos myself too, they are way too sweet, and I am not a fan of the creamy almost puree-ish texture. When I eat alphosoes, I like to pair them with something tangy to mute that sweetness overkill taste they have. I found tht they actually pair well with aragula (rocket leaves), the pepper taste of aragula tames that sweet taste perfectly.

      They are also cost an arm and leg in Mumbai, and I suspect a lot of it has to do with the ridiculous hype around them. Alphonsoes are pretty much marketed as the ONLY mango worth being called a Mango in Mumbai, and it has even reached a point at which many fruit vendors will not stock anything else but these, because they are the one people want to buy.


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