India Runway Week-2018

Hello Guys!

I am super excited for coming weekend. 😀 What about you?

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India’s one of the reputed fashion event is just few days away and the 10th IFFD’s India Runway Week Summer 2018 has revealed its interest in Indian textile, designers that are all set to take the country on a different textile trip. IRW Summer 2018 will start in the Capital city on April 20 at the DLF Place, Saket and conclude on April 22.

Textiles designer Bibi Russell from Bangladesh will kick start the fashion extravaganza showcasing her collection ‘Rajasthali’ in association with Rajasthan Khadi Udyog. The celebrated designer from Bangladesh who brought the humble gamchha to the international runway has for the last few years directed her focus on working for the heritage crafts of Rajasthan while Hyderabad favourite designer Shravan Kummar will be showcasing textiles of sunrise state Andhra Pradesh. His collection is organically dyed and all handmade. Shravan will be having master weavers from Hyderabad as his showstoppers.

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There are other fresh designers who are showcasing for the first time also have kept their focus on Indian Textile, Weaver Soul by Shravan Gajam will be showcasing hand-woven wrap faced denim fabric made in ikat produced from home run units in Telangana. Peeli kothi by Ambica will be showcasing banarasi saree collection. The collection is based on make in India textiles.

The Bloom collection by Vaani Raghupathy calls to one’s elegance as it takes its inspiration from motifs that depict the natural shape and color of fruits, flowers ,birds that are an  absolute delight for the summer.The skill of infusing contemporary fashion trends with traditional couture is the pride of Magnoliaá and the Bloom collection is all about bringing in appealing fabrics along with their pleasant and refreshing pastels in a mix of organza,chiffon and weaves of silk from Kanchipuram.

Spring a season when even nature doesn’t hold back, going all creative and so are We!! Drawing inspiration from nature itselfSoniya Chandorkar set time for this summer.

*Lucknowi Chikankari* a symbol of elegance , class , tradition & a heritage and we are bound to redefine the beauty of this historical fabric with a touch of Mukaish work.   *Mukaish*- an almost forgotten craft beautifies the Chickenkari work by its signature embroidery. When paired with Chickenkari it revamps and elevates our creation to a whole new level of chic and class. Also Sonnets of nature are threaded onto lights with combination of Banarasi brocade ,rich skills & exquisite fabric flaunting the crafts of India. Motifs of Flowers, creepers , birds , foliages all scenic gifts of nature come together weaving their magic into intricate tonal stories on the fabric. This Fashion season stay tuned, stay stoked as classic redefines trendy ( Indo-Western ) collection for Soniya Saanchi’s “Summer Vibes”

Then there is a organisation named ‘Banka Silk’ which works with the weavers of Jharkhand and Bihar is also showcasing its collection ‘Bahar’ in association with designer Poonam Dubey. Balancing the tradition of the handloom weaves through cotemporary silhouettes and sensibilities. Banka Silk also partnered with India Runway Week to provide Indian Handloom fabrics to designers at weavers’ rate at their doorstep.

Avinash Pathania, Founder, IFFD (organiser of the event) in a statement said: “With each season of India Runway Week, we aim to push Indian Handloom & Fresh designers to set new trends in fashion. With this season we continue to put more focus on Indian handloom fabric with these fresh and amazing designers

See you there!!

Love,

Riya 

 

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DKS introduces HVDS

DKS introduces HVDS to reduce technical and commercial loss in power distribution system

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HVDS is an innovative step taken by DK Shivakumar for the speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas and to reduce technical and commercial losses in the power distribution system.

High Voltage Distribution System is a technology where the electricity is distributed to the consumers at a Higher Voltage level (11kV) instead of the Low Voltage (400/240V).

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued directives with a view to reduce the high level technical and commercial losses in the distribution system. Thus, Energy Minister DK Shivakumar came up with an innovative scheme HVDS.

Political Activity

On the work front, BESCOM has already issued work awards for implementing the scheme in Chikkaballapur RSD (6 feeders) Sub-division, Tumkur RSD-1 & RSD-2 (25 feeders) Sub-divisions, Doddaballapur (9 feeders) Sub-division.

Mission & Vision of HVDS program

  • To reduce high levels of technical and commercial losses in the distribution system, implementing High Voltage Distribution System by replacing the existing LT distribution is taken up on pilot basis across all distribution companies.
  • Though highly beneficial in terms of reducing the losses this project is cost intensive. Energy Minister DK Shivakumar to evolve a scheme through which HVDS project can be funded or subsidized.
  • HVDS is an innovative step is taken by DK Shivakumar for a speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas.
  • Distribution company namely BESCOM has taken up the largest Distribution Automation program in India. It aims at automating the entire distribution network of Bangalore city. The total cost of the project is 564 crore.
  • HVDS is an Innovative step is taken for speedy replacement of failed distribution transformers in rural areas by establishing 79 nos. of repair centers along with 172 nos. transformer banks in all sub-divisions and divisions to ensure reduced interruption time.

Love…

Riya

FBB- Fashion Haul- Steal Deal Under 1000

FBB is my all time favorite brand, recently I visited the FBB store to check out the special republic day offers available in “Sabse Saste 5 din”.

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FBB is offering FLAT 50% off on almost all products. Starting from women sweaters to mens footwear, everything is available at great offer.

Have a look at some great deals- (under INR 1000)

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Denim at 499/- only

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Sweater at 750/- only

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Kurta at 499/- only

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Tee at 499/- only

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Whats more? They are also offering 500 cashback in future pay wallet when you shop for more than 2500 INR.

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Bought this sweater for 750 INR only

What are you waiting for?

Go Shop Now.

Love..

Riya..

Plan Your Next Trip With EaseMyTrip

Good news for all Travel freaks. EaseMyTrip is running some cool discounts on all Travel bookings.

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Sale is already on and will end on 11th January, 2018. Use coupon code WELCOME2018 and get some cool discounts on all your travel bookings.

You can find some exclusive offers below-

  • Users will get up to Rs. 20000 discount on flight booking
  • Rs. 5000 discount on hotel booking
  • Instant discount of 10% on bus tickets.

Guess what? You will get a chance to win Activa from Droom, Rs. 50,000 Exclusive Vouchers from Jabong and Gift Vouchers worth Rs. 8000 from various brands.

How do you get it?

To avail flight discounts, you have to book flight tickets, hotels and bus tickets for their preferred destination by applying coupon code: WELCOME2018.

All the new and existing customers can avail this offer. You can also get additional cash back on transactions done through HDFC Bank credit/debit cards (only on Retail Credit Cards).
So, what are you waiting for? Go and plan your next trip from EaseMyTrip Now.

Love..

Riya

 

Throwback To Franchise India Event

Few days back, Franchise India hosted an excusive event called Franchise Power House, a mega opportunity show and a destination where every aspiring entrepreneur finds the right business opportunity.

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Franchise Power House Delhi took place on December 23, 2017, at Hotel Pullman, Aerocity, New Delhi.

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FRANCHISE POWER HOUSE – An excellent overview of franchising that showcased various franchise investment opportunities.

Franchise Power House encouraged everyone to discover find the right franchise to invest in.

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TOP 4 POWER ZONES->

  1. Business Resale Zone:Buy or Sell Qualified Running Businesses
  2. Franchise Zone:Start Your Own Business.
  3. Property Zone:Buy/Rent Commercial Residential & Retail Properties
  4. International Zone:150+ Global Master Franchise Opportunities.

Franchise India is the Asia’s largest integrated Franchise and Retail Solution Company since 1999, with an absolute authority on Franchising, Retailing and Licensing. It has helped thousands of investors in selecting the right opportunity and in turn assisted various organizations in international & domestic franchise expansions and business development.

So, what are you waiting for? Start your own business now.

Love..

Riya

4 Quirky Jewelry Pieces to Glam your Western Look

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Be it western or ethnic, regular or bridal, traditional or contemporary; no look is complete without a few quirky jewel pieces. These jewellery accessories have become a part of women’s fashion life. They will accompany you to every occasion or gala and give a finishing touch to your outfit. Especially, these western outfits are always in the need of some funky and quirky jewellery pieces for a complete look. And with modern era, all these pieces are available online in a wide variety of different styles and patterns. Whether you buy earring online or anklets, these accessories will enhance the appeal of your outfit and give you a finishing touch.
Here are the few best picks of jewelry accessories to glam your western look:

  1. Boho Coin Necklace
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    Is there any girl out there who doesn’t love Boho chic style!? If you love making a statement in indo-western wear, you should definitely try this look. Team up a silver coin necklace with cold shouldered top or maxi dress. You can also pair it up with a formal shirt and trouser for a sophisticated look. The Boho look will save your silver coin necklace and give your plain or boring outfits a life. You can also look for Boho style online necklace in a vivacious collection of different styles and patterns. Sway like a classy and sassy Boho chic.
  2. Tassel earrings
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    These classy tassels are very popular and trendy nowadays. They have become everyone’s favorite and a quintessential item in every girl’s collection. These amazing tassels are easily available in multiple designs, styles and colors. Choose form a wide array at India Rush and buy earrings online that matches your personality and give it a finishing touch. These stylish tassel earrings are all you need in your jewelry box to make your outfit rock. Match it with your western outfit and be the classy sassy chic!
  3. Stylish Choker
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    These ‘90s black chokers have already taken over the entire fashion market. The trend started with simple black fitted string around the neck and with time they have enhanced in different styles and hence become the quintessential item in every girl’s collection. From colorful strings for western dresses to traditional pearls and stones for ethnic wear, they are taking care of every fashionista’s needs. Try online necklace which goes best with your outfit and be the fashionable chic you always are!
  4. Hoop earrings
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    A pair of big hoop earrings, a simple dress and red lips, you are good to go! You can effortlessly feel polished on the jewelry front with these beautiful earrings. Keep the assurance that if they are in your armory nothing will go wrong. They’ll give you a sexy yet elegant look. You can pair them up with off-shoulder and cape style dresses. Give these earrings a chance to make the evening more astonishing for you.
    A single jewellery piece can game your level up and give a life to your plain or boring attire. Match them with your western attire and they will save you style statement everywhere you go.

Love….

Riya ❤

Micronutrient Deficiency: What it means for Indian Infants & How to Fight it

“You are what you eat”, – this beautifully defines the effect of food on humans, but very few of us talk about what we don’t eat. Here, I am talking about one of the most essential nutrients in our food – micro nutrients. They are required in lesser amounts but micro nutrients such as, Vitamin A, iron, fol ate and iodine add to the nutritional value of food, and play one of the most vital role in a child’s proper development. A lack of these essentials in food can cause a condition known as –  micro nutrient deficiency, in children as well as mothers.

Prevent Micronutrient Deficiency

Every day, more than 6,000 children die in India, and micro nutrient deficiency is accountable for more than half of these deaths. Moreover, out of all micro nutrient deficiencies – iron deficiency is the most prevalent around the world, as this nutritional disorder equally affects both developing and developed countries.

Apart from iron, few other most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies are caused due to the lack of Vitamin A, folate, zinc and iodine.

So, how does micro nutrient deficiency affect a child’s growth?

Micro nutrient deficiency not only cause physical illness, but also affects the mental health of children. Each micro nutrient has a role to play in the proper growth of a child.

  • A lack of vitamin A and zinc leads to slow and poor growth in infants, a drop in immunocompetence and makes the child more susceptible to infectious diseases.
  • Iron deficiency can cause irreversible neurological impairment in a child, with reduced functionality of the immune system.
  • Iodine – if not fed in proper amount to an infant can hinder the physical growth and cognitive development.

The repercussions caused due to micro nutrient deficiency can be experienced throughout the lifetime, and is a big loss to the economy of a nation. It is accounted that the treatment costs of micro nutrient deficiencies go up to 27 times higher, compared to the cost invested in its prevention.

Strong Steps to Prevent Micronutrient Deficiency

Organizations such as WHO, and UNICEF are doing their part to improve this situation on the global front.

UNICEF with the introduction of mechanisms like Village Health and Nutrition Days, are working towards spreading awareness about the cause, part from raising the demands for making supplements available for micronutrients like vitamin A and iron, for children and mothers.

WHO also promotes the idea, as it recommends that supplements for vitamin A should be made available for children between the age of 6 months-5 years, every 6 months in areas where vitamin A deficiency is prevalent.  The issue has been addressed by the government of India, with the introduction of campaigns to provide vitamin A supplements, twice a year.

Relevant steps are being taken with the visible results. For example – India has been able to double the rates of life expectancy, and child mortality has dropped to half in the last 50 years. Still, there is a lot that needs to be done, because in developing countries almost 40% of preschool children are suffering from iron deficiency or anemia.

WHO, in its Global Targets 2025, has mentioned about its mission to improve maternal, infant and children health and nutrition, and are committed to monitor its progress.

All the efforts look promising and a healthier and nourished future is envisioned, for the upcoming generations.

Think about it and share your thoughts in comment box.

Love…

Riya

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