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One Week in Spiti: Trekking with Ecosphere

“It’s as if we just landed on Mars!” exclaimed my friend, while trekking through Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The landscape here is indeed stark, simple and overwhelmingly quiet. In the one week that we spent here, trekking from one village to another, we hardly came across a moving life-form outside the villages. The occasional rabbit, fox or blue sheep (deer) will sheepishly bounce across your path, hoping that you didn’t see it. The only abundant movement here is of rivers and butterflies.

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‘Khushii’ a harbinger of celebrations

“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you”

-Andy Warhol

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Rachna J. Singh and Preeti Ganjoor have completed High School education from Welham Girls School, Dehra Dun, and professional courses in Graphics and Interiors shaped their destiny further.

Out of a habit they embrace beauty from anything and everything, translating it into a design with a ‘wow’ factor very spontaneously; nature, a smiling parrot, beautiful doorways, temple bells etc.

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Love Travel Guides India

“I write about Travel because I love to travel. I only value authentic information. I believe that time is the ultimate luxury and I want to maximise great experiences and minimize poor ones. I am committed to Conscious Travel that is environmentally and socially responsible.” Fiona Caulfield, creator of Love Travel Guides.

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Catering by Design

Since I am trying to cover all aspects of lifestyle ideally creatively inclined, a feature on a New delhi based Catering by Design seemed both visually and gastronomically perfect for my blog.

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 “What I’ve enjoyed most is meeting people who have real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is something new always and amazing to learn-I love it “  a statement made by Jamie Oliver a British chef, restaurateur, media personality, known for his food-oriented television shows, cookbooks and more recently his campaign against the use of processed foods in national schools; echoes Arjun Puri’s views about his first love, food, and the high he gets while catering to people’s whims and fancies. Arjun very fondly remembers his childhood holidays with grandparents in Punjab, which always left him yearning for the same freshly cooked taste of simple yet experimental meals. And during his schooling days at Welham Boys School, Dehradun, while camping he had maximum fun cooking dishes with a twist with the help of the school bearers.

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GYMBOREE- Play & Music

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY……..most beautifully spent with your little bundles of  joy.

Creativity, Confidence, Friendship– all starts at Gymboree by stretching your child’s rapidly developing body and mind and preparing him/her for life. Gymboree began in 1976 when Joan Barnes, a mother from Marin County, California, tried to find a safe, fun place featuring age-appropriate activities for parents and young children to play together and very obviously started her own program.

Jaya Punj Modi, the franchise owner in Delhi, first witnessed these classes in Singapore and realized her calling was working with kids, watching them paint, sing, laugh and thoroughly enjoy!!!! The sheer simplicity of this program drew her interest. It was a change for her, to see a play school specialize in parent-child fun and interaction, encouraging a child’s development while helping the parents understand them better. The importance of spending quality time with one’s child, bonding and connecting were highlighted; a concept fulfilling the needs of a nuclear family.

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Booknook

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The universe is not made of atoms, its made of tiny stories. Primary school teachers Meghna Chawla and Roopali Paliwal seem to have realized this by touching as many children’s lives as possible with their newly established Booknook. It’s a nook where children imbibe a hobby of reading and looking beyond stories-a story behind a story; connecting these sessions with various activities which expand their little worlds.This interview emphasizes on creativity used as a tool to encourage balance between ourselves and the world around us from early stages of human life.

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Saris of India: Tradition and Beyond

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In a tailored world, no one size fits all, unless of course we are talking about the Sari.

SARI– a simple garment, yet so versatile and often comes in interesting variations. With Indian women getting over-obsessed with their size, it’s the only garment (in a standard size), that fits women of all shapes, heights and weights. It is actually the ULTIMATE CHEAT CODE. This is exactly what The Sari School, a workshop taken by Rta Kapur Chishti, a sari expert, and her team of assistants teach- how to drape traditional weaves in a contemporary manner.

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Hospital Guide Foundation

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Indiritta Singh D’mello an Oxford graduate always wanted to contribute in some form towards the social upliftment of Indian society. Coming from a privileged background and a career with MNCs left her seeking for more than what meets the eye. A mission of making quality healthcare easily accessible with an amazing network of ethical, competent and compassionate specialists seemed to become her calling.

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