Asian Paints introduces “Signature Look”

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Rukmini Vaish – Rukmini is a pet parent who hated the idea of leaving her babies behind while she travelled, 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 travelled 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.”

Love….

Riya..

 

 

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Throwback to Femina Miss India

As we all know, Femina Miss India is a beauty pageant in India that annually selects representatives to compete in Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Asia Pacific.

I have searched few best moments from past Femina Miss India event. Have a look-

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Femina Miss India 2014 

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Femina Miss India 2016

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fbb Femina Miss India 2017 Grand Finale

Looking forward for the next rocking event…..

Love..

Riya

Simple Ways to Plan, Enjoy, and Stick to a Healthy Diet

Healthy eating is not about strict dietary limitations, staying thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling good, having more energy, improving your health, & stabilizing yourself. And craving of having oily and delicious foods goes to another level when it’s the rainy season around. If you feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting nutrition and diet advice out there, you’re not alone. The motive is to stay away from all the diseases including food poisoning, viral fever etc. and stay healthy especially in Monsoons.

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The good news is that now we can #SayNoToFoodPoisoning with LAL HIT and thoroughly clean our kitchen on monthly basis. But the worst part, especially during monsoon is that the cockroaches escape from our cleaning by hiding deep in the cracks and crevices, contaminate food and utensils behind our back to spread food poisoning. Don’t let these cockroaches spoil your family’s health ever. Use LAL HIT -make it your monthly kitchen cleaning regime and feel refreshed too with its soothing fragrance. Its unique ‘Deep Reach Nozzle’ reaches every single corner. Enjoy this monsoon season with your family and friends without worrying about the health because LAL HIT is here to solve all of them

Making the switch to healthy eating

Switching to a healthy diet doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition during rains. You don’t have to be perfect; you just need to follow some basic rules to stay healthy and #SayNoToFoodPoisoning

  1. Planning a healthy diet

Think about planning a healthy diet as a number of small, manageable steps—like adding a salad to your diet once a day—rather than big drastic change. As your small changes become a habit, you can continue to add more healthy choices.

  1. Prepare more of your own meals.

Cooking more meals at home can help you take charge of what you’re eating and better monitor exactly what goes into your food. You can check below one healthy and quick recipe.

Recipe of kiwi milkshake

Ingredients:
Kiwi  – 3
Sugar/Honey  – 1/4 Cup
Milk  – 2 cups
Ice cubes  as required

Steps-
a. Wash and clean kiwi.
Hint: Wash thoroughly the skin before peeling them. Make few slices of kiwi and reserve them for topping.
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b. In the blender, add peeled kiwi fruits,honey, milk and ice cubes.
c.  Pulse the machine for a couple of minutes until the fruits smashed up and become creamy in texture.
d. Pour in tall glasses.
Serve chilled.

  1. Simplify

Instead of being overly concerned with counting calories, think of your diet in terms of variety, and freshness. Focus on avoiding packaged & processed foods and opting for more fresh ingredients.

  1. Focus on how you feel after eating

This will help foster healthy new habits and tastes. The more healthy food you eat, the better you’ll feel. The more junk food you eat, the more likely you are to feel uncomfortable or drained of energy.

  1. Drink plenty of water

Water helps flush our systems of waste products and toxins. It’s common to mistake thirst for hunger, so staying well hydrated will also help you make healthier food choices.

Last but not the least….

  1. Use LAL HIT

The simple, handy and reliable solution to avoid food poisoning is to apply LAL HIT each time when you deep clean the kitchen and eliminate the hidden cockroaches. LAL HIT now comes in fresh fragrance.

#SayNoToFoodPoisoning and all other problems by staying healthy because “Health Is Wealth”

Watch this video to know more about LAL HIT

Love…

Riya

Tata values Homes: Connecting with the nature

On this World Environment Day, let’s work together towards a safer and healthier workforce. Tata Value Homes(TVH) as a brand have been always a friend of the environment. We as a loving creature should also take at least one step to be a friend of the environment.

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There’s lots that you can do. Remember —

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — 3 great ways YOU can eliminate waste and protect your environment!

Read about these three R’s. Find out how many good things you may already be doing!

  • Did you put that empty plastic bottle in the recycling bin? That’s recycling.
  • Did you say, “No, thanks” when offered a plastic bag in a store? That’s reducing waste.
  • Ever save a piece of paper to use it again? That’s reuse.
  • Did you used cycle to go to your School? That’s reducing pollution.

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The best part about TVH is that most of their projects are IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) certified which already ensure energy and water savings of more than 20% in the projects.

This year’s theme of “Connecting with the nature” motivates us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.

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TVH as a brand has always been a staunch supporter of connecting people to nature by providing greener, cleaner projects.

Most of the TVH projects have-

  • Gardens
  • Natural energy sources
  • Proper waste disposal system for cleaner environment and air
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Jogging tracks
  • Bicycling tracks

Being a market leader and more focused towards environment, they always promote people to move out of their homes and relax and enjoy in a cleaner environment

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Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)

The vision of Tata Capital Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is to be the most admired sustainable financial solutions partner. With the purpose to improve the lives, they reached out to the socially and economically underprivileged communities. Over the past year, they have engaged in various cleanliness drives as well in order to beautify the outdoors. Some of them are listed below

  • Juhu Beach clean drive on 2nd Oct
  • Cleanliness Drive at Elephanta Caves
  • Tree Plantation at Boisar on 30th  July 2016
  • Tree Plantation at Boisar on 1st July 2016
  • Cleaning the Periphery Pond& nearby roads nearby site and clearing the bushes.
  • Cleaning the Adhidravidar school campus at Keelakottaiyur on 22 March.

Nature’s gifts are often hard to value in monetary terms. Like clean air and water, they are often taken for granted, at least until they become scarce.

However, economists are developing ways to measure the multi-trillion-dollar worth of many so-called ‘ecosystem services’, from insects pollinating fruit trees to the leisure, health and spiritual benefits of a hike up a valley.

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Always remember, Environmental care is the most profitable investment you can do.

So what are you doing this World Environment Day? 😊

Love…

Riya

Introducing Vami- Leggings & Blouse by Bonjour

Few days ago, I attended bloggers meet by team Vami, a Bonjour Group company synonymous with leggings in India. Find out more about the event plus their new launch, Bonjour Blouses!

For working women’s, moments of relaxation are difficult and very few. Most of the times the clothes that are high on comfort aren’t cool enough, and those which are classy, not comfortable enough. But Vami brings to us the best collection of designs in women leggings and blouses that not only look good but are truly made for comfort. Have a look-

Speaking at the event, Mr. Vineet Aurora said, ” Vami is a brand for every woman. Vami intends to increase awareness about the leisure of life which can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Find below their awesome collection-

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And after actually using the products myself, I can vouch for its quality standards and comfort. I am very sure, once you start wearing Vami leggings, you won’t be able to wear any another brand. The leggings are available in different colors. Special stuff ensure super comfort.

Love…

Riya

5 Best Places To Visit In Manali

I was lucky enough to visit Manali last month. Being a travel freak, I loved that place. Weather was snowy and so perfect for adventure activities. Before my trip, i shopped for all my adventure equipments including Hiking Bag, Jacket, torches, water bottle, watch, camera etc from Adventure Gears. Have a look at what i purchased.

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Head here to check out more such adventure equipments.

I was there for 3 days and explored many places. These are must visit places- 

  1. Solang Valley

Solang valley is about 15 kms from mall road. Very beautiful place and perfect one for adventure freaks. Go there to do all adventure activites including skiing and para gliding.

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 2. Jogini waterfall

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3. Hidimba Devi Temple
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4. Manu Market
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5. Solang-Nullah
Make sure you visit all when you are in Manali next time.

Whats more?

Use code ESGA05 and avail additional 5% OFF (apart from current discounts available on the website) on all adventure equipments purchases through adventuregears.com for your next trip.

Love…

Riya

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Top 7 Phenomenal Islands In India

 

I’m sure the phrase is pretty popular- no man can live as an island. While that is certainly true, it never did the modern man any harm to travel to one and count on total rejuvenation on vacation every once in a while. While the idea of Robinson Crusoe is never too appealing, island tourism in India is seeing a boom and rightly so, courtesy the tranquillity of seclusion, breath-taking global-standard beauty and the exotic feel common to dreams. Hence, let’s put on the fancy scuba gear and get exploring these little oases of peace.

  1. The Lakshadweep Islands

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Photo by Lenish Namath, CC BY-SA 3.0

Look at a picture of this gorgeous island, you’ll know what I am talking about. A group of small islands, named “the group of one lakh islands”, it features corals Australia is so famous in Lakshadweep. Also, it has quirky tourism implements, like lighthouses.

  1. Havelock Island

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Named after a foreigner seems to be a feature very common in these parts of India-this one was named for Henry Havelock. One more common feature of islands look like lighthouses, and Havelock one has one too. It has a beach which is acknowledged to be the best in India by Time magazine, and belongs to an archipelago that shares its name with Richie Rich, only a different spelling-Ritchie’s archipelago.

  1. Great Nicobar Island

This island has the largest size among its kind in India. It has a turbulent point in its history, the 2004 Tsunami that caused much destruction. It has exotic reptile and avian species indigenous to it, and-you guessed it-lighthouses. It has a host of rivers that flow along its general topography.

  1. Little Andaman Island

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For the traveller who is going off the beaten track, literally, is waiting this island. Not too crowded and not too expensive as well, this is the beatnik tourist’s dream come true. It features exotic avian and turtle species, and offers safaris a la Africa, and boat voyages a la Mauritius. Best of both worlds, did I hear someone at the back say?

  1. Barren Island

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This is one island that is more boho than the last. Let’s find out why. It is akin to the Vesuvius, being the only volcano that actually erupts in South Asia. Also, it offers Scuba Diving opportunities to tourists. It is a lot like the Dead Sea, with the almost non-existent life that it supports. That’s where it gets its name from, as well.

  1. Viper Island

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It sure seems like places have stories that prove how truth is stranger than fiction. True to the world of adventure and horror stories, this island was named after a ship that carried Lt. Blair to India. It is a pretty island, and a jetty for tourists visiting Andaman. But what the guides won’t tell you is that this place used to have gallows, now abandoned, which was used to contain and torture Indian political prisoners of the British Raj. And oh, it has some viper species as well.

  1. Rutland Island

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Individuals with interest in Victorian English literature will know about the treatment meted out to the racial “other”. This island provides real-time opportunity for learning about some “others”- The Jangil tribe, natives to the Andamans, who were few and far in between in terms of interactions with people from the outer world, but present nonetheless. Also, this island has a number of beaches in Andaman along with the opportunities for open-water divers.

It is sometimes strange how things exceedingly relevant to one discipline are completely out of the vista of another. One sees how islands, very important in political power establishment, was taken little note of in tourism, especially in the Indian context. It’s good to see that changing, and Lakshadweep is now the first destination many couples would like to explore on honeymoon tour to India. Indeed, with scuba diving, exotic fauna and world class thriller histories, islands shouldn’t be something people miss out on the flavour of.

Love…

Riya