Celebrating Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabad was when our love affair with Gujarat started. The splash of a collective, colourful joie de vivre drew us in to explore more of the place and its people. The more we reached out, the warmer was the welcome we received. We were invited to join in the family celebrations, for undhiyo lunches and kite flying evenings with generous helpings of chikkis and jalebis. Seeing the kites flood the sky as the sun cast its golden spell was a magical moment that will stay on with us forever.