Cutting the Chai Calendar 2014 (pdf, jpg, png, printable, A4, with Indian festivals and holidays)
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2014 calendar (one-page, A4 with Indian festivals and holidays). Grab your free copy

2014 is here and so is the 8th edition of Cutting the Chai Calendar. This year the calendar’s got a facelift while retaining all the desired elements.

And as in 2013, you can ask for your free physical copy of Cutting the Chai calendar. Please send mailing address to (Limited stock).

Cutting the Chai Calendar 2014 (pdf, jpg, png, printable, A4, with Indian festivals and holidays)

This 2014 calendar, quite like the previous seven, is in a print-friendly A4-size (it will look better in a colour print though) and not includes all 365 days (of course) but also all the festivals and holidays of the year according to the official Government of India list (gazetted and restricted holidays are highlighted differently).

If you wish to take a printout, the PDF format would be more appropriate, and the calendar is also available as a JPG and PNG (download links below).

Download Cutting the Chai Calendar 2014 (pdf, jpg, png, printable, A4, with Indian festivals and holidays)

PDF | JPG | PNG

Have a happy 2014!

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Cutting the Chai Calendar 2011 (with Indian Holidays)

The times, they have changed. We no longer wait as eagerly for the new calendar as a new year arrives. Our smart digital devices automatically move from one year to the another.

Change is good. But then there are some constants – such as the Cutting the Chai calendar.

The fifth edition of the calendar is also simple, no-frills and printable (A4) as the previous four and also includes Indian festivals and holidays (in concurrence with the official Government of India list of holidays for the year 2011).

You may print it out and pin it somewhere or use it as a desktop wallpaper. There are lots of options to choose from.

In case browsing through dates is not your take and you want all the holidays at one place to let you know beforehand when you can go for that long weekend break, also included below is the official Government of India list of gazetted and restricted holidays for the year 2011. This will also come in handy to know when not to go to the bank.

Have a wonderful 2011.

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When a new year begins, we all clamour for our calendars. Most are easy to get (including Cutting the Chai calendar), others harder to own.

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This limited edition calendar (with an initial print of 100 copies, followed by another 100) captures the year-long festival that is India. Every day of the year is represented by a postage stamp.

While I would like to have this calendar (no matter what year it is for) on my living room wall, I have to seek gratification in only a few images.

India Post Calendar 2009

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PS: If anyone out there owns a copy and doesn’t need it, please send it my way. I’ll even pay for the postage.

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Cutting the Chai Calendar 2010

Cutting the Chai Calendar 2010It’s that time of the year again. The beginning. And there are a lot of dates that we’d come across as we proceed further.

To make your year a little simpler, quite like the previous three, here’s Cutting the Chai Calendar 2010 in its fourth edition).

This one-page printable calendar (A4 size) in three different formats (PDF, JPG and GIF) comes with Indian holidays and festivals.

Download single-page A4 printable 2010 calendar

PDF [986 KB]
JPG [710 KB]
GIF [337 KB]

And don’t expect any babes in itsy-bitsy bikinis. Sorry to disappoint.

List of Indian Holidays and Festivals 2010
(Government of India’s official list)

Hope you have a wonderful 2010.

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Cutting the Chai Calendar 2009

2009 CalendarSome stats first…

At the time of posting this, the 2008 Cutting the Chai calendar has been downloaded over 1102 times. The inaugural edition in 2007 was downloaded 519 times.

And here’s the 2009 edition of the Cutting the Chai Calendar (with Indian festivals and holidays).

This printable calendar is in the standard A4 size (minus any frills), so that you can take easy printouts and put it up wherever you want to. Moreover, this calendar is in a compact single page, that saves you the trouble of flipping it over every month.

Major Indian festivals and holidays have also been included as they are usually not found in most calendars available online.

This time the printable calendar is available in three formats (PDF, JPG and GIF). Take your pick.

2009 Calendar with Indian Festivals and Holidays (Size A4)

Download PDF [383 KB]
Download JPG [164 KB]
Download GIF [52 KB]

The official Government of India list of holidays in 2009

2009 Gazetted Holidays
[JPG 108 KB]
2009 Restricted Holidays [JPG 191 KB]

Have a Happy 2009!

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Cutting the Chai Calendar 2008

The 2007 Cutting the Chai calendar has been downloaded 266 times. Given the fact that it was a late release (May 2007), the numbers were encouraging enough for me to work on the 2008 calendar and release it well in advance of the new year.

You can download printable versions of the calendar which lists major Indian festivals and holidays from the links given towards the end of this post.

This is a one page A4-sized calendar (landscape), without much visual appeal. That might be compensated if I release an eye-candy version later (if things go as planned). Meanwhile, for people (like me) who have lost track of time and are always short of dates (of all kinds), this basic tabular array should suffice (for dates of one kind).

2008 Calendar with Indian Festivals and Holidays (Size A4)

Download PDF [53 KB]
Download Image [JPEG 118 KB]

Government of India’s list of official holidays for 2008 can be downloaded from the links below:

List of 2008 gazetted holidays [JPEG 20 KB]
List of 2008 restricted holidays [JPEG 48 KB]

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Cutting the Chai Calendar 2007

A calendar for the year when it is already four months down the calendar of the year?

Had originally intended to release one at the beginning of the year, but that coincided with a new job. And a new job, initially, means no time (as reflected in the erratic blog posts). Thanks to being disconnected from the internet at home for the last few days, I did a lot of things which I otherwise wouldn’t as I’d be wilfing away in the virtual universe.

Presenting the Cutting the Chai Calendar 2007 – and if anybody wants one for herself/himself (a faint possibility anyway) you can download a printable version from here [PDF 900KB]. The printable calendar is in A4 size (landscape) and includes prominent Indian holidays and festivals, given that a vast majority of visitors to this blog have an India connection.

No, it doesn’t feature any females (or males) in miniature clothing. I would’ve put some, but then no one would like to pose for my already obsolete point-and-shoot digital camera and moreover I don’t make that kind of money to hire someone.

A decent and lightweight PDF reader (Foxit Reader) can be downloaded for free from here.

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