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Asian Paints introduces “Signature Look” To Give Your Homes The Perfect Polished Appeal

Time to give your homes with a new revamped look with the “signature look” from Asian Paints. Now decor Personalised home décor ideas for the Indian consumers with a sense of adventure, wanderlust and the spirit of exploration – in partnership with Safomasi, The Yellow Door and Limon.

3 (1) This summer, Asian Paints, India’s leading Paint Company, is kicking off from the humdrum and venturing into the unknown. Asian Paints introduces the ‘Signature Look’ a décor look carefully curated by Asian Paints’ décor consultants to bring your love for travel into your home and heart. The “Signature Décor Solutions service makes it easy for homemakers to paint their memories and stories onto their walls. It allows homemakers to co-create intricately designed, personalized spaces where every décor accessory, furnishing and detail accentuates the mood of the room, using the walls as the perfect canvas to bring travel experiences to life! One can even choose from the many pre-designed artworks on offer. Customers can also paint their bucket lists on their walls and get customized décor recommendations from their Signature décor consultants.

The latest trend in home décor is here – ‘Signature Look’. The launch, themed “The World Homeward” takes you on a journey that breathes fresh air into your lungs and makes you cherish the memories that have made you, you. One such ‘Signature Look’ that has been designed integrates the cultures of Central and East Asia, two seemingly contrasting cultures. The resulting design weaves origami and geometrical patterns seamlessly to create a fluid juxtaposition of intermingling palettes and elements from each destination. The space embodies the essence of both cultures and creates an environment one would love to come home to every day.

2 (1)The services will be made available exclusively at the Asian Paints Colour Store, Connaught Place and you can also book a session online or gain more information at http://colourstore.asianpaints.com/expert/1.

Speaking on the launch, Shruti Rajamohan, Marketing Executive-Retailing, Asian Paints Ltd says, “Every home is the embodiment of the person or family that lives there. It is a place that we all want to be special, where every nook and corner must mean something. And so it is our endeavour to help our consumers do just that! It is with great pride that we launch ‘Signature Look’ for our consumers this season, which gives their travel experiences and ideas a visual representation. Each décor style has been carefully researched and customised in a way that is sure to make their memories permanent in the most personalised way possible.”

About Colour with Asian Paints

Strategically located in Mumbai and Delhi, our award-winning flagship stores bring to life the journey of creating that perfect home. Walk in to browse through an inspired offering of designs and textures or collaborate with in-store experts to explore the endless possibilities your home has to offer. The Colour store experience is about igniting your inspiration and fuelling your creativity. Just walk into a room set to feel various textures, view finishes for surfaces ranging from walls to wood, enjoy a tête-à-tête with celebrated designers and find your pick of the hottest interior trends. Each of our stores is a hub for events, interactions and activities, décor-themed and otherwise, that allow you to discover, create, explore and engage with us and other people who appreciate the finer things in life. Theme of the month ideas, DIY workshops, expert talks, in-store contests and competitions and consultations with India’s finest designers – these are just some of the events you can enjoy in our space throughout the year.

About the Speakers

Nidhi Tiwari – You might know her better as one of the three women who road-tripped all the way to London. But this is just one feather in her overflowing cap. Nidhi is the founder of ‘Women Without Borders Academy’ that encourages and equips female travel enthusiasts with the requisite skills to experience long-distance travel by land. After driving from Delhi to London with her friends, Nidhi decided to up her game even more and completed a solo road-trip to Siberia. She’s gutsy, outspoken and has the most unique travel experiences that she can’t wait to share with us.

1 (1) – Rukmini is a pet parent who hated the idea of leaving her babies behind while she traveled, and did something to change it. She is the founder of Collarfolk, an online platform that helps you design bespoke travel plans that are inclusive to your entire family. She has traveled extensively and is passionate about ensuring that your furry babies can also have travel experiences of their own. She’s brought countless families together and eliminated the heartbreak of leaving a loved one behind while planning holidays. Hear all about her journeys and experiences.

Dhruv Visvanath – Dhruv combines his passion for music with his adventuresome nature quite effortlessly. His debut album, titled Orion, blended hard rock and percussive, electro-acoustic music seamlessly to deliver a spellbinding musical experience. He is talented with numerous musical instruments. Composer, singer, songwriter are just some of the other caps he wears with equal aplomb. He is India’s only entrant to Guitar Magazine USA’s “30 Great Guitarists under 30.”

So are you ready to give your homes a classy makeover with the amazing signature collection from Asian Paints.

Celebrate the Joys of Motherhood With The Story of an Iconic Inspiring Working Mom

Today is Mother’s Day and the entire social media, press is going crazy about spreading the beautiful, heart touching wishes and messages for our dear moms. But a single day is never enough to celebrate the endless love, contribution and sacrifices of a mother. This Mother’s Day, we celebrate the spirit of all those mothers who have inspired and is still motivating thousands of mothers as a constant source of encouragement. We were lucky to come across Dr.Harinder Arya (Mrs.Seema Arya) who has not only established herself as a successful foundress of one of the hugest Cosmetics Institute but also is a great mother to two brilliant children, inspiring and motivating them in all walks of life.

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Institute of Natural and Modern Cosmetech, the brainchild of Dr.Harinder Arya and her husband Mr.Shyam Arya is one of the leading Institutes in Cosmetics Training. Since 1995, this Institute has not only been a source of training multiple minds but also an enhancing source of employment for several deprived yet deserving women. Managing the responsibilities of such a colossal institute as well as addressing the needs of her children must not have been an easy task and yet she still remains a confident, strong-hearted woman with a shining smile on her face that becomes a motivating factor for all working mothers like us. Here is a snippet of an interaction with this beautiful, hardworking woman and we can vouch that her journey will inspire thousands of mothers.

Social Connoisseurs: What Made You Initially Think of Starting An Institute Dedicated To Training of Cosmetics?

Dr.Arya: We have been receiving constant queries on the making of cosmetics and there have been quite limited sources who actually could give hands on training in this sphere. Institute of Natural and Modern Cosmetech had been created as a platform to cater to those individuals who had enough talent but lacked proper guidance and mentorship to venture into an entrepreneurial journey.

Social Connoisseurs: How did The Institute cater to the common people?

Dr. Arya: Several people who walked in from remote areas did not have a training partner who could channelize them to the correct path of opening up their independent businesses. The Institute reached out to these people as the true hands of a mentor and made their ways from zero to inspiring paths of upliftment. When the Factory was opened up at Shoghi,  Shimla, maximum number of women were recruited who had gone through the tough phases of life. The Institute and the Factory reached out to them as a new mode of hope for living their life once again.

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Social Connoisseurs: Wasn’t it difficult to manage two kids and such a huge responsibility simultaneously?

Dr. Arya: It definitely was! I often used to get late from work and devote less time to household chores. But I could execute my journey successfully and patiently only because of the presence of some beautiful people in my life. Beginning from my husband, my mother-in-law as well as my kids everyone can be credited for paving my way towards success.

Social Connoisseurs: As A Mother and a Woman, who has been Your Role Model?

Dr. Arya: My mother-in-law has been the role model in my life. Despite being an arthritis patient and a sufferer of several physical disturbances, her spirits did not bow down ever in her life. Her patience, constant hard-working nature have been truly inspiring and things that I can look upto throughout my life. Indeed she was always full of life that shaped my confidence and spirit in a huge way.

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My husband has also equally been the pillar of support without whom strategizing a venture like this would have been an impossible dream.

Social Connoisseurs: What was the role of your sons in shaping your career? Wasn’t it a difficult task to take care of twins as well as manage a huge entrepreneurial task?

Dr. Arya: My sons have been extremely co-operative in my ongoing journey of motherhood. Ever since the age of 6 months, when children hardly realize anything, they were quite patient and understanding. They realized their own responsibilities and are extremely respectful towards their mother’s career. As a result, they took care of their studies by themselves and also became extremely self-sufficient. At an age when children rely on their mothers for everything, they learnt how to serve their own food and manage their day to day needs. Without their co-operation I wouldn’t have been able to continue my dream.

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Social Connoisseurs: This Mother’s Day What is Your Message Towards All Mothers?

Dr. Arya: The first thing that I would like to remark is that Don’t treat your children as toys. If you allow them to swim, they can And they will learn to swim through their own difficulties. Don’t keep yourselves constricted to the role of shaping only your childrens’ future as nowhere it is written that a mother does not have the right to live her own dreams. You may not be the only sufferer of problems, in fact when you step out into the broader world, you would find there are people with more challenging difficulties. The world of your existence gets broader and your problems becomes smaller as compared to others. Uplift yourselves in the process of uplifting your children.

When we have such motivating mothers like Dr. Harinder Arya and such a great supportive family like hers, undoubtedly conquering our dreams is no longer a distant dream but a possible mission. Moreover a mother’s love may come in many forms. The role of Dr. Arya’s motherhood is not only limited to her children but also to hundreds of women and trainees who have discovered their paths of life through her mentorship. Thank you Dr. Arya for being the limelight of thousands of mothers.

Nothing Can Beat The Role Of A Working Mother And This Video Proves It So

Recently there was a controversy saying that Working Women treat their children like Puppies. But is it really the fact? A sneak peek into the day of the life of a working mother proves that it is not quite an easy job to manage worklife as well as domestic responsibilities at the same time. A recent commercial established the point without an iota of doubt. The small clip begins with  the lines quoted by Mira Rajput that working mothers do not treat their children as puppies, rather they are superwomen trying to strike a balance between work as well  homely duties and responsibilities.

The clip shows the mother waking up right at 6 p.m. and then her day moves along with hectic activities one after the other. She hardly has time to dress up as needs to take care of her children, make them ready for school and also think about the entire other homely responsibilities before she leaves for her workplace.

Another beautiful emotion that the video captures is that how the mother feels guilty as well as helpless just because she is going to leave her son at the daycare. She needs to go through a dozen of hazards and hardships, huge traffic, metro crowds and then she finally reaches office.

The younger daughter of this confident lady has already become self-sufficient and independent, returning from school and then unlocking the door herself. Even the little boy who is usually left at daycare seems to complain his mom that why is she doing this to her.

However after 15 years, when the children have grown up to be immensely successful, the mother acknowledges that all these hurdles and struggles were only for the sake of her children.

With all our plans fixed for the special Mother’s day, it also needs to be told that a single day is not enough to realise our mom her exclusiveness in our lives. However let’s pay the deserving respect to working moms this mother’s day.

 

IRW 2017 Day 1 was All About An Extravagant Fashion Journey

India Runway Week2017 Summer Session just witnessed its finale on this Sunday, 30th April. However right from the first #IRW2017 was about the culmination of the hottest of styles. With some exclusive designs and most gorgeous fashionistas walking the ramp, the first day was all about beating the heat with some off-beat hot designs.

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 The much awaited fashion extravaganza India Runway Week Season 8 Summer/Spring Edition commenced at Thyagraj Stadium. Adding glamorous quotient to the show  India’s most fashion forward beauty brand, Colorbar coming on board as “Make-Up Partner”. 

Commencing The Show with:

Young Established Designer from Mumbai Ken Ferns opened the show . The collection is inspired by paper craft and its geometric forms in the real world – Kern Ferns call it ‘Soda’, as it’s a perfect blend of real to diagrams. Soda interprets energy, fizz and an outburst of zest and that is exactly what Kern Ferns portraying through his latest collection which is India’s all season fashion, light but yet impactful. Colorbar launched in a stunning collaborative fashion showcase with designer; Ken Ferns at the opening show at IRW Season 8.

Gestures  That Won The Hearts of Many

An artisanal and community producers’ livelihood support initiative. , the Kriti team (a not-for-profit organisation) initiated and incubated a community made enterprise for preserving the artisinal and craft heritage of our country, for conserving the environment and supporting community producers’ livelihoods—GESTURES.

The Silky Affair

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Banka Silk collection has motifs which show how the beauty of Mughal monuments inspires her all the time. The uniqueness of the garment will surely entice today’s woman who mastered the fine art of balancing modernity with traditions.

A Retro Touch With A Contemporary Feel

Harsha Bindu Nuthakki has come up with fresh and cool prints.the styles are from 1940 to 1950 which are having long capes, cape blouses with ruffles, pleates desgins with dffferents are drapes. The prints which they choose for this summer is cool kiwi prints and toucan bird prints. For the theme they mainly used fresh colours like white, green, parrot green black. Prints (kiwi and toucan birds) with delicate embriodary.the collection is more of ready to wear indowestern stuff with different prints, capes and cuts.

The Japanese Twist

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GAURIKA SHARMA wows the crowd with her SOUTACHE LABEL. Designer Gaurika Sharma showcased her spring / summer collection .The theme is ‘ ‘Nihon Kara’ or ‘inspired by Japan’. The garments were soft and flowing in keeping with the oriental theme.

A Social Inspiration

First day programme ended with Designer Varija Bajaj. Her collection titled VRINDAVAN at India Runway Week is a social revolt against “the discrimination” “the inauspiciousness” and “the sigma” attached to a widow demanding her right to look and be Beautiful. Indian Kathak Dancer Shovana Narain sizzled the ramp as a showstopper for them.

Colorbar: Make Up Partner

 

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Colorbar launched its Summer 2017 Limited Edition Collection – Feel the Rain at India Runway Week.  This collection brings to life the freshness and romance triggered by the nostalgia of the Indian monsoon after a spell of scorching heat. Four looks created from the newly launched collection formed a part of the key makeup trends for IRW this season. Colorbar also lent its expertise to the entire event, with the brand’s make-up artists supporting backstage for all the shows held during these days. 

Affordable Housing Plan : Why Smart Homes Karnal is the best project to invest in Haryana

 

Achieve Your Dream Home With The Smart Homes Karnal Project

Are you dreaming to invest in an ideal project? However your pockets don’t permit you to invest in your dream? Then here’s the correct option to choose for you.

In the current scenario and as per the estimated trends India is believed to be the most populated country by 2025. The problem that lies ahead with the statistics in terms of housing is not availability rather affordability.

With changing lifestyle it has become essential to have a stylish yet affordable house. With this aim in mind Aegis Value Homes LTD under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana has come up with Haryana’s First Ever Smartphone Controlled Project “ SmartHomes करनाल” in soon to become a smart City Karnal.

It is considered to be one of the best project to invest under the affordable housing scheme with so many below mentioned advantages:

  • Automated has become Affordable

With simple smart homes application you are able to control all the electronic devices running in the home from TV, AC, Geyser, Refrigerator, Fans, Lights etc.

  • Cost Friendly Homes

Starting at a minimal budget of Rs 11 lakh onwards for 1 BHK and Rs 19 lakh onwards for 2 BHK it is indeed an amazing project to have an investment which is profitable .

  • Prime Location

Situated at the prime location of Sector 32-A , Smart Homes Karnal is indeed a great place to have your home with all the basic amenities located at a distance of few minutes from the project. It is a 5 minute walk to the city’s only 5 star property Noor Mahal and near to the railway station as well as educational institutions.

  • Elegant in Look

Designed as per the contemporary lifestyle with modern facilities just at the nook of the corner, the project is indeed a great way to make an investment.

 

  • Timely Possession

Falling under the government scheme, the project is ready for possession within 3.5 years without any kind of delay in the work.

 

Hence, Smart Homes Karnal is an amazing project to have your hand in investment. So,what are you thinking simply make a booking today and get ready to earn greater profits in future.

 

 

The Navratra Menu at Lodi The Garden Restaurant will Surely Make You Celebrate Navratras with an Appetizing Smile

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The Navratras have already started and everyone of you might be extremely in eager anticipation to get a break from the fasting regimes followed during this period.  Fasting during Navratri, curtailing your diet with necessary measures for 9 days may seem to be extremely tiring as well as equally challenging, in case you are a foodie. However Delhi, the land of foodies never disappoint you even during the period of Navratri and Lodi: The Garden Restaurant is a true testimony to the fact.

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Lodi-The Garden Restaurant has recently curated a menu especially for the Navratras to satisfy your appetites to the core. Lodi usually has to its credit the Lebanese, Mediterranean as well as European cuisine niches. However Navratra at Lodi-The Garden Restaurant does not fall into your routined Navratra dining or luncheon sessions. It’s time to taste something out of the monotonous Sabudana khichdi or Kuttu Ka Dhosa this Navratri right at Lodi-The Garden Restaurant.

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The Restaurant with its cosy, lavish garden as well as indoor seating arrangements would definitely set a refreshing Navratra ambiance in its company.

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The Navratra Menu at Lodi, The Garden Restaurant mirrors the art of culinary creativity

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It is indeed difficult to go beyond the conventional niches of Navratra delicacies and fusing them with the Lebanese or Mediterranean touches is indeed more challenging. However the Chef at Lodi-The Garden Restaurant with his great creative genius managed to amalgamate health, Continental tastes and Navratri flavours right on a single plate.

navratra menu at Lodi The Garden RestaurantTo begin with there are refreshing plates of Salads which speak about Chef Elam Singh’s culinary expertise.

Fresh farm greens, avocado, sprouts & walnut with wild honey & lime dressing is something that would definitely make you crave for more food even during the fasting hours of Navratri.

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Roasted sweet potato, fresh coriander, lime & rock salt was the salad that proves that even the simplest of recipes can be a reason for your appetite’s satisfaction.

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On my Starter Plate, the Raw zucchini & cumin hummus with crispy lavaash was a masterpiece that reinstated that even Navratras can be enjoyable when you have such recipes on your plate.

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Both the steamed couscous with fresh roasted vegetables and unpolished brown rice risotto with fresh farm peas, mint & pine nuts, perfumed with truffle oil dessert were healthy combinations of freshness, innovation a higher degree of gastronomic execution.

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The desserts even were manifestations of fresh and healthy ingredients with two variations in its credit: fresh seasonal fruit bowl and fresh strawberry, mint & lime sorbet.

So if you are fasting during this Navratri, make sure that you surely visit Lodi:The Garden Restaurant for an appetizing Navratri meal.

SixThings That Men Must Do To Make TheWoman of Their Life Feel Special

Dear Men,,

This goes out to all of you who believe in getting married to a radical, modern woman but is unable to grow himself to the standards of a contemporary woman identity. Today is International Woman’s Day, a day dedicated completely to appreciate the incomparable role of women but the question still remains unanswered. Is a single day enough to realize the value of a woman? When a woman sacrifices her entire life, stands against all odds and puts in all her emotional strength just to safeguard the interests of her family, a singular day is not at all sufficient to celebrate her womanhood.

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And if you really want to make your woman feel desired and special respecting her qualities of womanhood in the truest sense, showering her with gifts is not the solution. Being a married woman, my blogpost is today centered chiefly towards all men who are either into a relationship or is married to a woman. This Woman’s Day reach out to the woman of your life by fulfilling her potential emotional needs, making her feel like a true woman indeed.

Address The Emotional Needs of The Heroine of Your Life

Sounds to be extremely challenging for a man but adhering to the poignant necessities of your dear woman is indeed essential! As a woman, every female desires from her man adequate attention and some pampering. She desires to confide in you and expects the vice-versa. Even if you keep your Lady Love occupied with shopping sprees and gifts, your time and attention can never be substituted. Spare some time from your hectic schedules, ask her how her day was and share your routines too. After all she is Your Woman, your Best Friend.

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Never Humiliate Her

Since ages, especially in India we women have been ascribed an inferior position as compared to men and many of us have silently accepted the role. But being the creator of a life, don’t we all deserve to be equated with men? If you cannot respect the woman present in your life at least don’t ever humiliate her. Never forget that she has been the reason behind your smiles and a happy life.

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Appreciate AND Recognize Her Qualities Socially

Every woman is special in her own way and unique in her manners and all she wants from you is a bit of recognition of them from you. She doesn’t want you to sing her praises or go gaga over her, but all she expects from you is to acknowledge her efforts not only privately but sometimes also in public. Praise her in front of your friends or family, speak about her unique qualities and believe me the Woman of your life would indeed be truly happy with you rewarding you with her charming smiles always.

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Make Her Feel Beautiful

Your woman may be tall or short, fat or slim, dark or fair but she is the woman you have chosen as a partner. Even if her body is filled with stretch marks and her face is tanned, remember those are the marks of her hardships. Her stretch marks reflect how she has carried a little one in her womb for 9 months. Her tanned face shows how she chose to complete her duties over going for a facial. Pass on a compliment to her sometimes saying she is looking beautiful. Buy her a dress of your own choice and tell her to put it on. Believe me she will be more than happy to oblige you.

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Stand By Her Socially

Try to stand beside her in all her efforts. Try to support her socially whether it’s front of your family or friends, never make her feel isolated in her decisions. If she has chosen a specific career path for herself, make her feel strong by supporting it in front of your family and friends.

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Try To Be of Equal Help

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If she is born a woman it does not mean all household chores are her fortes. Extend your hand help to your loved one. Share responsibilities equally , whether it’s the regular routine of making the dinner or lunch or just changing your baby’s diapers. Every task you share with her will make her feel more relaxed and happy.

Making the Woman of your life happy is indeed not quite a difficult task you see. Respect her liberty, make her feel special and undoubtedly there can’t be a more better way to celebrate Woman’s Day throughout your life.

 

 

The Preview To Dine With Royalty in October 2017: An Exclusively Majestic Episode

India has always been a land of extraordinary delicacies whether it’s the royal “Daab Chingri” of Bengal or the “Yakhni Pulao” from the Awadhi cuisine. With its wide range of extraordinary delicacies served on a platter, this land never feels to disappoint the appetites of a true foodie.

ambassador-he-mr-jan-luykx This October, New Delhi, the Capital City is about to witness an extravagant three-day gala episode “Dine With Royalty” organized through the hands of Eat With India, the innovative initiative involved behind popularizing the Indian cuisine criss-crossing the contours of the globe.

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In reference to this amazing gala event that New Delhi, the home of some classic curated delicacies is going to witness, a precursor episode was organized at the Embassy of Begium, New Delhi on the 25’th of February, 2017.

Hosts and Members of This Enriched Evening

The event witnessed the gracious presence of representatives as well as members of as many as 50 royal families along with 20 other embassy representatives. However the guest list was not limited to them.

This royal precursor was also graced by the presence of eminent personalities from the food world, like the food connoisseur, Mr. Sourish Bhattacharya, The food historian and researcher , Mr. Pushpesh Pant, Ms. Neha Prasada and Ms. Sonal Saxena, the authoress of the masterpiece, “Dine With The Maharajas: A Thousand Years of Culinary Tradition and the co-founder of Eat With India respectively.

Apart from this show of extreme glamour, there were several other experts from the food industry, food bloggers who captured the evening’s proceedings with their hands of photography and connoisseur knowledge of food journalism. A Panel Discussion on “Royal Cuisines of India: historical perspective and Insight” was held chaired by the colossal names of the food industry discussing the culture and versatility of several cuisines with special emphasis on the Rampuri and Kangra cuisines.

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Nawab Kazmi Ali Khan , Nawab of Rampur and Tikaraj Aishwariya Chandra Katoch, 489th descendant of the royal Katoch clan also shred their inputs about the exclusivity of the cuisines.

Added to all the charming expert inputs, the Nizami Brothers added to the chutzpah of the evening with their musical extravaganza.

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A Show of majestic Cuisines

What turned out to be the evening show stealer was definitely the food showcased and served in the evening. With a host of options both from the vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian kitchens of Kangra and Rampur, this was an evening that etched a mark in the souls of all foodies. Awadhi Biryani, Yakhni Pulao, Murg Musallam, platter of Tikkas and Tandooris, everything had an unmatched appeal and authentic taste.

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dwr16Being a dessert lover, our plate was filled some inexplicable, innovative desserts like Ande Ka Halwa ( A sweetened preparation of Egg), Anarkali Zarda, Mirch Ka Halwa, Shahi Tukda, sweetened rice and many others that won’t make you feel tired ever.

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When the precursor turned out to be so imperial and flawless, one can definitely expect the upcoming royal festival in October 2017 unfolding some more heightened shades  of food and entertainment.

What One Can Expect From Dine With Royalty

  • Dine with Royalty, an exclusive event, would turn out to be an one of its kind event where guests would get a platform to experience dining with some of the royal families.
  • This does not put an end to the show as the members of the Royal House would themselves act as hosts to the guests.
  • The episode would culminate with a setting of six luxury tents curated and conceptualized by to-notch art designers to build the regal look without a flaw.

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October 2017 is indeed going to be the most anticipated month for New Delhi, in terms of food and royal dining.

 

 

 

 

Continua: A New Holistic Destination in Gurgaon For Uniquely Abled Kids

In the present age of hectic regimes of work, when it comes to a scenario where both the parents are working, taking care of the child is indeed a tough and challenging task. Moreover when the child has certain special needs and specific areas of concentration, then the issue aggravates. Under these circumstances either one of the parent has to take quits from his/her job or leave the child to the caretaking sessions of some nanny or daycare wherein the chid’s needs are not adhered to.

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In these scenarios, one feels the need of a dedicated institution which will not only take care of the child but would work upon his/her lack areas of development. Perhaps , realizing these quintessential hazards that any family faces while raising their kids and the strong passion for shaping a child psychologically sound and stable made the family of Continua launch their Neurotherapy school in Gurgaon on 7th February 2017. This school is all set to address all the essential needs of uniquely abled kids through their gamut of widespread facilities.

The inauguration of the school took place with the auspicious Bollywood actor, Vivek Oberoi, the Brand Ambassador for Accessibility India Campaign.

What Does Continua Have In Store For The Uniquely Abled Kids?

When you welcome your kids to the home of Continua, you are sure to give him an all-round care for the little, unique apple of your eye.

They have a pentagonal structure of therapies stored for your dear kids:

Occupational Therapy That is Inclusive of Sensory Integration and Physiotherapy (Neurodevelopment Therapy): This is an all-rounder therapy that is dedicated to enhance the sensory and processing skills, fine as well as gross motor skills and aiding them to ease ut their daily activities.

Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy: ABA is a clinically effective process for bringing changes in the behavior of uniquely abled individuals.

Music Therapy: Music has been accepted as a major channel in Continua’s curriculum for organizing the sensory systems of autistic children as well as any other sensory processing disorders.

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Yoga Therapy: As we know, yoga is the powerhouse of healing all essential problems and this has also been incorporated in the curriculum of Continua for ensuring the children’s motor and social development.

Aquatic Therapy: Hydrotherapy works as magic for addressing the issues of social and behavioral aspects of children detected with autism disorder.

 

img_3019-1Actor Vivek Oberoi in reference to this occasion appreciated the institution for being a source of utmost help to parents who have to run from one institution to other in requirement of assistance for their uniquely abled kids. All their answeres can now be fulfilled under a single roof of Continua.

Masterminds Behind Continua

Dr. Himani Narula Khanna: A known and dedicated Developmental Paediatrician of North India.

Dr. Puja Grover: A well-read and passionate pediatric neurologist.

So now Delhi NCR and Gurgaon parents has finally found a dedicated, dynamic destination wherein their kids’ diagnostic as well as psychological necessities can be taken care of under one roof by renowned experts.

Continua is all equipped to offer your kid an environment for realizing and exploring the potentialities of uniquely abled kids, thus fulfilling their aim of social equalization.

Children Literature Fest Gurgaon 2017, A Reading Spree To Cherish

In the present age where video games and YouTube have replaced books and outdoor games, children are in real need of Literature Festivals which can re-instill their reading habits. To encourage reading habits in children as well as to nurture the existing love for literature, Gurgaon witnessed its first Literature Fest of the year 2o17. Hosted by Vega schools, a host of eminent authors as well as storytellers graced the occassion for the Gurgaon Literature Fest that lasted for two days.

 #ggnchildrenlitfest celebrates the desire of reading for both knowledge and leisure for children across Gurgaon

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The Aim of The #ggnchildrenlitfest

With the intent to inculcate a habit of reading in children, the first edition of Gurgaon Children LitFest was inaugurated on the 5’th of Feburary at Vega School premises by Mr. Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder Vega Schools. The two-day event witnessed various bestselling children’s authors, storytellers, book signing, reading, puppet shows, writing workshop, publishers, panel discussion and parent workshops.  The fest was open for children between the age group of 5-12 years and will be held in the premises of Vega School, Gurgaon.

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Vega Schools’ Opinion on The Fest

Speaking on the occasion Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder, Vega Schoolssaid, “We have invited writers from all over the nation who have made a name in children’s literature. The purpose of the festival is to make reading entertaining for children and encourage parents to build a ‘reading’ relationship with their child. We strongly feel that books document the fall and rise of civilization and have played an important role in shaping the world. Reading a beautiful story has the power to transport us to other worlds while we are present here and now. According to a study published in PLOS ONE, getting lost in a good work of fiction can help build empathy and allows the reader to build desirable personality traits by learning from experience documented in books, both fiction and non-fiction.”

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Eight bestselling children’s book authors such as Benita Sen, Himanjali Sankar, Payal Dhar, Yashodhara Lal and Haimanti Mitra will bring stories to life. Illustrators and ten most animated storytellers such as Arunima Shekhar, Dr Tanu Shree Singh, Sreedevi Gopakumar, Kamal Pruthi, Yuveka Singh will tell magical tales and make children laugh and daydream. The main objective is to explore the creativity of the students so as to develop greater interest in them towards reading books and stories.

The Event

Explaining the purpose of the children centric Literature Fest, Harleen Mohanty, Head of School, Vega said, “There is a basic difference between literature festivals for adults and children. For adults, panel discussions and contours of literature set the tune, whereas for children one needs to convey everything in a storytelling manner. A habit of reading informs children of universal morality and gives them space to imagine. She added, “This Literature festival is an effort to build a passion for reading among children and parents. It is a small movement to bring awareness in Gurgaon about reading good literature and is a testament to our eendeavorto imbed 21st century skills like creativity, imagination and communications, in our students.”

About Vega Schools

Vega began with a parent whose child developed an aversion to his school. The parent was denied access to his child’s classroom – to understand what might be causing the trauma and terror. The school being one of the highest rated schools in Delhi didn’t make things easy, it looked like there were no alternatives! Therefore, the birth of Vega schools, a collaborative effort by some of the best schools in the world, was to create an Indian member that would be contextually relevant yet progressive. Vega also values progressive and immersive learning.  Progressive 21st century schools recognise that future work environments will demand a different skill set from young people. These skills include leadership, teamwork, strong communication skills, problem-solving, and positive work ethics etc.

A Carnival Cherishing Childhood: Delhi’s KRACKERJACK CARNIVAL

 

Delhi never runs out of events and the best part of the city is that as winter sets in, you can start feeling the presence of the Capital’s basking in the glory of carnivals. One such carnival that Delhi recently witnessed was the KrackerJack Carnival: A potpourri of festivities, activities and fun-enriched event. Though the target group of the carnival was mainly limited to children, but as you know fun and frolic are contagious and thus it turned out to be a gala celebration for both the adults as well as the children.

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The Exclusive Episodes of the Krackerjack Carnival

The 10th edition of the Krackerjack Karnival in Delhi caters to the children and their needs. Set in the elaborate background of JLN Stadium, the event unfurled several episodes of amusement and gambol.  It turned out as a great success for both parents and children through overdoses of fun activities and encouraging healthier life styles. After all what can be more exciting than a real life interaction with the popular characters from Dholakpur? Yes, we are talking of Chotta Bheem aOne of the most anticipated events of the day was the ‘Jungle Book Se Aage’- a theatre performance directed by Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey. With the incoming of theatre arrived a musical evening- MOZARTSY, initiated by wonderfully talented Sonam. It aims to bring joys to lives with music in ears zones. The musical sessions were followed by cosplay actions with genius, philanthropist and millionaire Ironman and dance all you can Zumba session.

The Master Brains Behind The Extravagant Carnival

Ms. Chandrika Behl, the director and founder of KrackerJack Carnival, Exhibitions India Group was interviewed and she expressed her happiness and excitement over the response that this event received. In fact the first day of the event witnessed such an overwhelming reach and success that Ms. Chandrika was eagerly in anticipation for the second day of the carnival to unfurl.

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Some other parents while asked about their experience in the event gave such ebcouraging answers that clearly underline the success parameters of the Krackerjack Carnival. One of the parents also shared how she as well as her little one was both active e enthusiasts in this fun-filled carnival and is looking forward for the next season to unfurl soon.

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Divya Bhalla, parent of three and a housemaker said, “Krackerjack Karnival is one of the most awaited events in our calendar as a place to go together with family. Having attended the previous two editions as well, I can vouch for the fact that it is an amazing show that offers an experience unlike something we have ever seen before. Krackerjack Karnival not only provides holistic and wholesome entertainment for kids and family, it also offers us a one stop shop for important products, services and information ranging from maintaining kids health to assistance during the approaching admissions season all under one roof.”

 

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Krackerjack Karnival has given an interesting touch to the value of family that has been losing price in the modern times.  This occasion has all the right reasons to be celebrated to the fullest in a time where people have just few hours to count upon in the life of 24 hours in a day.

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In fact Delhi, Dilwalon Ka Sheher is in need of these kinds of carnivals more frequently which address children’s quality engagement and gives an opportunity for the families to spend time together as Jon Wooden puts together that “The most important thing in the world is family and love”. Krackerjack Carnival was a perfect platform to celebrate the joys of childhood with grandeur, fun and learning simultaneously.

Sabhagar Theatre Festival: A Gift For All Theatre Lovers of Kolkata

Coverage By Kathakali Sengupta

Sabhaghar Theatre Festival, presented by Centre Stage Creations brought to the City of Joy a great panorama of the best of World Theatre. It was a 3 – day- long show of great stagecraft from 10th to 13th  December , 2016 at GD Birla Sabhaghar Themed  on ‘ Celebrating World Theatre’ , it showcased workshops and performances by UK actor and director Daniel Bye, Lillete Dubey and Gautam Halder. We were fortunate enough to watch Gautam Halder’s performance in Prachya’s play  ‘ Nileema’ , directed by Biplab Bandyopadhyay on the last evening of the show.

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It was a satire inspired by famous playwright Eugene  Ionesco’s play ‘ The Lesson’ which was a perfect critique of contemporary education system. Much in sync with Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘ Totakahini’, the play presented a weird professor’s obsession with making  the  student understand everything she wants and does not want to know.

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His obsession with teaching does not end even when the student is on her deathbed. The play also presented the student’s imaginary escape from reality which she can only dream of. Interestingly enough the  characters of the students, both during the play and at the end are female characters, much realistically representing the sexual oppression that female students face nowadays from their male professors.

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At the end, the autocratic professor’s murder of the student and again setting another prey for his obsession, marks a great end of the day. Last but not the least, the supporting group of actors dressed as clowns act as the inner conscience of a person’s soul and also maintain a parallelism of every action.

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The Sabhagar Theatre Festival indeed gave all the theatre lovers of Kolkata to usher in some splendid performances. Hope it comes along every year with a new mood and some more thrilling theatrical acts to look forward to.

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