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    Diwali 2017: Easy rangoli patterns and designs to enhance your Diwali decor

    Diwali is never complete without a rangoli. The colourful piece of art adds a festive flair. The tradition of making rangoli designs started centuries ago and over the years the art has seen a transformation. Though it is called by different names in different Indian states it is made with common intention which is to bring good luck. Earlier, rice flour was used to create rangoli designs as it also acts as

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    APJ Abdul Kalam birth anniversary: 10 interesting facts about the ‘Missile Man’ of India

    Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam better known as A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was the 11th and the most loved President of India. Though he was a scientist who made our country proud with his missile defence programme his favourite job was ‘teaching’. And he always wanted the world to remember him for that and shockingly he died doing what he loved best. On July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the IIM

  • This Diwali, send a smile, online!

    Why stand in the queue to buy a gift, asks Shillpi A Singh. Just choose any of these gifting options, click to pay and send it to the person and say Happy Diwali

  • No Kidding! Children can play without toys           

    Toys act a friend and sibling to a child.  In India where most of the families especially in metros are going nuclear with both parents working and no siblings, toys play a vital role in a child’s life…. but imagine a scenario when toys are taken away from them…Vibha Singh ponders

  • As you have a cracker of a Diwali, spare a thought for helpless animals

    It is that time of the year, when along with the annual ritual of ‘saaf-safai’ at home, we also stock our houses with tons of firecrackers. For most of us growing up, Diwali wouldn’t be the same without fuljadi’s, anars and ladis. But while these extreme bright lights and loud noises seem to give, so many of us, immense happiness, there are other beings in our country that go through intense torture.

  • The negative effects of hoarding

    In this second part of the series on spiritual energy, Dr Harshit Ravindra Kapadia explains the negative effects of hoarding

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    Diwali 2017: Ditch the traditional mithai, try these quirky gift hampers

    With Diwali, our shelves are going to stack with the deep fried or sugar-coated delights which we tend to gift our friends and relatives and in-return get the same. In fact with such gifting options, both money and efforts go down the drain. Of late, the markets are filled with gift hampers comprising of everything from organic delights to teas. To set the gifting game right here is our gifting guide which

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    Diwali 2017: DIY decoration ideas to jazz up your home this Diwali

    Diwali is just a few days away. The festival of lights is not just about crackers, it is also about family bonding and unleashing your creative creature within. Well, we totally agree that you are probably dealing with a lot of festive responsibilities like cleaning, preparing sweets, shopping and what not. And to add to it is ‘Diwali decoration’. If you are yet to work on the decoration part then worry not.

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    Diwali 2017: 10 best Bollywood celeb looks to steal this Diwali

    Are you among the last-minute soul who hunting for an eye-catchy Diwali look? If you just said ‘yes’, then this post is for you. Well, Bollywood celebrities have always been our inspiration for every second thing in our life, be it fashion or holiday destination. From Shilpa Shetty’s gorgeous draping style to Jacqueline’s printed lehenga choli, here are 10 best looks from celebrities who are our current obsession which will help you

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    19th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival: 10 movies to watch out for!

    To all the cinema lovers in Mumbai, it’s time of the year again when we celebrate films. The festival is conducted under the aegis of the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). One of the biggest film festivals Jio MAMI Film Festival is back with its 19th edition with some really interesting line-ups of films. The festival will be held from October 12 to 18 and will showcase 220 films from 49

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    How pincodes are generated in India we decode it for you

    Though we are living in an age of e-mails we cannot deny the fact that postal service has always remained the largest mode of communication in India serving our country for over 150 years. October 10 is celebrated as the National Postal Day, an extension of World Post Day celebrated on October 9. Even though writing letters or sending money orders have become a thing of past, online shopping has kept the

  • ‘Legends are born in October’, or are they?

    Since October 1, I have called, or texted, at least one person daily to wish them birthday. Some of them have been close friends with whom I keep in touch regularly; some long-lost ones. Now, claiming to be a writer meant a simple ‘Hello, happy birthday dear’ was too simple for the egotist in me.