Indian Artisans Amplify Diwali Shopping

On the onset of the festive season, Hast Karigar Society rendered a lasting impressions on the shopaholics culture of Mumbai. The Delhi based NGO has been organizing the 6 day event for years now and this time too they hosted the annual property “Impressions” from Oct 12th-17th.  Hosted at Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, the exhibition had artifacts and handicrafts made by  traditional painters, jewelers, weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers across India and sported their skill and creativity.

“Impressions” presents


Rhymes & Rhythms of Life


Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans


What: Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans


Date:  October 12 to 17, 2016, from 10.30 am to 7 pm daily


Venue:  Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400023 (Near Colaba).


Summary:


Hast Karigar Society, a Delhi based NGO founded by a group of artisans, designers from Tribal areas of India present Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans. This is the eight year running where Hast Karigar Society is bringing together 35 National & State awardee artisan members in Mumbai for its annual exhibition.

Hast Karigar exhibitions emphasize on reviving and redefining the traditional skills of traditional artisans to recreate a market that showcases Indian tradition and heritage while being sensitive to the present day requirements of the connoisseurs. Traditional artists, jewellery makers, handloom weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers from all over India participate in this exhibition expressing their skills weaved in motifs and symbols.

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This year’s exhibition showcased a collection of hand woven organic cotton (Popala, Karnataka) tussar and silk and khadi sarees, dupatta, stoles and fabrics from Benaras, Bhagalpur, Chanderi, Maheswar, Phulia, Sambalpur (Ikkat), Phalodi, Machilipatnam, and Kutch. Laheria, Batik, Shibori, Kalamkari, Indigo and Tie and Dye using vegetable and natural colours were the added attractions this year.

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Sanghaner, Bagru, Dabu, Ajrak, and Machilipatnam hand block prints on sarees, dupattas, stoles, fabric and home furnishings combined traditional shades of colours with a fusion of intricately cut traditional and contemporary designs and patterns.

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Colourful Durries from Uttar Pradesh and intricately woven Mats from West Bengal will also be on sale.Presence of Pattachitra, Miniature art, and Madhubani painting added style and colour to the exhibition.

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Lambani, Kantha, Rabari, Ari, Desert embroidery, Chikan and Applique reflected the skill of deft hands of our women artisans.

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Colourful dupattas, stoles and wrap-arounds adorned with hand crafted traditional motifs; woven by the tribal women residing in the forests of North Bengal were  stunning to look at.

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Unique collection of hand crafted Lambani jewellery, Rajasthan stone and silver jewellery, leather bags and candles from Pondicherry, Dhokra from Chhatisgarh, pottery & ceramics from Maharashtra leather puppets and lamp shades and block printed stationery was colourful and a joy to look at and buy.

Ironman’s Furnace – A hidden gem, the world needs to know about!

Many of us are familiar with Milind Soman, the Ironman from India. Little do we know that there are a number of other Indians as well who have completed the endurance race. Saurabh Aggarwal is the man wrought in iron and designed to run, swim and cycle ultra long distances. Married to a mountaineer like himself, Saurabh single-handedly runs a startup and balances work, life and play.

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While most people would fret for getting a white collared job and a 7 figure salary after graduating from IIT-D, Saurabh decided to explore his love for the outdoors. He took up Basic and Advanced Mountaineering course and also trained himself as a paragliding pilot. He then attempted to summit Everest through the North ridge in 2015 but the ascent had to be stalled at 6400m due to an unprecedented earthquake. The event did not discourage him to become the first Indian to complete the 111 km long La Ultra- one of the most gruelling ultra races on the planet.

Keeping his entrepreneurial bent in mind, Saurabh recently co-founded FITSO. A mobile application which helps fitness enthusiasts track and plan training, connect with like minded people, and find other fitness related services. Ever since the inception of the company, Saurabh has found a better way to integrate work and play.

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Having run the Ironman in 2014, Saurabh continually works on his training regime, nutrition requirements and knows when to switch off. A man of undaunted demeanour, Saurabh is now gearing up for Bintan half Ironman.

Here is a video of his story in his own words..

The video is created by 4 Play. 4Play is India’s first adventure sports channel which curates stories from the outdoor extreme and adventure sports. They are the outcome of roughing it up in the outdoors, living on the cutting edge of what may be termed as extreme, and basking in the experiences that came along.

12th Edition of India’s Premiere Lifestyle and Wedding Exhibition ‘GLITTER’ Unfolds at NSCI Dome, Mumbai

 

Mumbai, October 1, 2016:‘Glitter’, one of India’s most distinguished‘Lifestyle and Wedding’ exhibition is showcasing an incredible collection of some of the best brands on 1st and 2nd October, 2016 at NSCI Dome, Mumbai. Hosted by ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. and ITE, the show has brought its visitors a plethora of renowned designers, jewelers and the most exquisite apparel brands.

 

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Some of the noteworthy exhibitors like Rodasi, Veer Designs, Kora, Manubhai Jewelers, Diva, Olga, Jewelravi, Asbab Design Studio, Studio AV, Sanzany and Zewar by Valchand are showcasing their unique collection at the exhibition.

 

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With an impressive selection of Lifestyle, Wedding and Festive collection ‘Glitter’ is  a true showcase of beauty & innovation across segments like jewellery, couture, accessories and fashion styles. With the festive season around the corner, those attending were privy to a fantastic shopping experience to meet all their fashion and  lifestyle needs.

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‘Glitter’ is the place to be at to kick start the festive season. The exhibition promises its visitors a distinctive and incomparable showcase of the most unique collection until 2nd October, 2016 between 12:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Dome, NSCI, Worli.

 

 

India’s Premiere Lifestyle& Wedding Exhibition ‘Glitter’ concludes Today At NSCI Dome Mumbai

Mumbai, October 2, 2016: The first chapter of one of India’s premiere lifestyle exhibitions ‘Glitter’ concluded today at NSCI Dome, Mumbai. Presenting a dual showcase, ‘Glitter’ will unfold once again this month at JW Marriott on October 14th, 15th& 16th.

 

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Present today was Archana Kochhar who showcased a beautiful collection of designs along with several eminent brands like Anjali Arjun Kapoor, Shalini Rathod, Pawan & Pranaav, Gala Brothers, Sanam Tamana, Preeti Designer Hut, Vaga Fashion, Argento, Flyrobe and By Chandni.

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A fantastic beginning to the festive season, ‘Glitter’ was a veritable smorgasbord of apparel, jewellery and accessories for every occasion bringing together the best lifestyle offerings for guest who attending the 2- day extravaganza.

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Speaking on this occasion Archana Kochhar said,“Glitter is a great exhibition and I am really happy to be here. It’s a place where we have had a lot of brides who walked in and my team is very happy with the enquiries that have been placed. Also I would like to give compliments to Bulbeer because I really like the way she keeps innovating herself and the way how‘Glitter’ has their pulse on everything that’s trending.”

 

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Commenting on the success of the exhibition , Bulbeer Gandhi, Event Director, LifestyleDivision, ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd. said, “The first chapter of Glitter 2016 has come to a successful conclusion with a fantastic showcase for all our guests. We look forward to the exhibition taking place once more this month at JW Marriott and we are certain that it will be as splendid an affair as we have seen over the last two days.”

 

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For those who missed their chance to attend, the exhibition will take place once more at JW Marriott, Juhu from 14th – 16th October. So don’t miss your chance to experience the biggest Lifestyle and Wedding showcase this festive season at ‘Glitter 2016’!
For more details visit:www.timesglitter.in

 About ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. (ABECL)

 

ABEC Exhibitions and Conferences Pvt. Ltd. is the ruling monarch of the Indian private exhibition sector, bestowing excellence from Concept to Completion! Established in 1993, ABECL has conceptualized over 70 shows across 10 verticals in over 19 major cities pan India and are the pioneers in the Indian trade exhibition and conference market. Today, with persistent commitment to excellence and innovation ABECL has become the largest private sector organizer of International Shows with almost 10% share of the Indian Exhibition Market. ABECL hosts leading trade shows for different segments such as building materials, design and architecture; oil, gas and energy; education; lifestyle; travel and tourism; hospitality; real estate and security and protection.
For more information please visit: http://www.abec.asia/

Mystical Mondays- The Joy is in Details, By Manoj Lekhi

Knowledge and Awareness:

Why is it so that knowledge is given so much of importance all over the world? Why is it that Goddess Saraswati is given so much of respect and importance?

Increase in Knowledge may not necessarily mean Increase in Awareness

BUT

Increase in Awareness definitely means Increase in Knowledge.

Further, Awareness can be divided into two types:

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Outside Awareness :


An expert mountaineer is aware of each and every minute change of climate from heat to rains to snow. Likewise an expert Musician is aware of every sound he uses in singing and making of a song.

An expert artist is aware of the different shades of color that can describe his idea best through his painting, similarly a successful businessman knows all in and outs of his business and that is one of the major reasons he is a great Micro-Manager (also known as Micro-Management).

Be it any field you are part of, mastering whatever you do is one of the key aspect that makes you an expert or experienced person in your field.


An expert cricketer is aware of the field placements and his players, this allows him to play shots in between the gaps. A practiced dancer is extremely aware of small minute steps and hand movements which makes a beautiful performance in front of an audience. The same goes for a skillful actor and director, the actor is aware of each and every angle and pose he needs  to shoot in front of the camera while the director is fully aware of his cinematography.

This way we have thousands of fields where people will give great importance to details and end up being highly successful in terms of money, fame or expertise. Some may end being famous like Amitabh Bachan or maybe one like Sachin Tendulkar or a famous actor or cricketer or Musician. When you do, whatever you do, do in depth, it makes you happy, confident and creates an eagerness to achieve more and more. They enjoy the small joys of detailing. There is a different blissfulness that you receive when you master your respective field. Any person who goes into  learning every minute detail, he enjoys his life to the fullest. Success may or may not happen, but they enjoy and are passionate about their work/professional life because joy lies in the details.

 Inside Awareness:


However the above set of people who are into detailing may enjoy their professional place but might end up disturbed, unhappy and dissatisfied, if their planned goals  aren’t achieved. Let’s say it as their inner awareness. Where a person who is aware of his inner-self and he is fully contained, satisfied and successful. For him, what matters is knowing everything inside- outside rather than just the outer world.  Aware of his body movements, more aware about his breath, even more aware of his thoughts, even more subtly aware of his feelings and emotions and more aware of his intentions before he takes any action. This person enjoys the detailing of his inward self. He does not need any goal, nor does he target any destination, detailing itself is the destination. His or her joy is in the process of discovering the inner-self, inner-intentions, feelings,  thoughts, words, which designs his actions for any responses. His behavior is an outcome of his words which is an outcome of his thoughts, feelings, intentions, understanding details. For example, the person who is aware of inner-self is aware of every single thing he does, for instance drinking water and feeling fully satiated. 

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The one who can comprehend the inner-self is automatically the one who can solve the outside world’s puzzle. The one who rises in inner consciousness rises in the level of outer consciousness too. He is master of his own universe. But the reverse need not be true.

A person who is very alert in his inward journey puts his complete attention also in his outward journey. His inside vibrations transmit to outside.

Both ways are wonderful, when you go from inside to outside, it becomes much easier, because it is not dependent on outside factors, while in outside awareness the person is dependent on various other factors. He does not need an outward goal or outward validation, target, destination. His/her Joy is in the inner self- understanding. Go the inward to outward journey which is simpler, easier, joyful and guaranteed success. Outward to in is long, tedious, hardworking and cannot be guaranteed to be joyful. Go for subtle inwards and express it outwards.

Little Things = Great Joy


It is self fulfilling to know each and every pulse and breath of work or things you are into. The joy lies in the details. When you know inside- outside, you enjoy everything you do. This understanding is a medicine that can solve various issues in your life. From simple tasks like cooking to holding a big time business, when one is involved in every minute aspect of the task one’s joy multiplies manifold

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Know this. Practice this. Experience this.


The joy is in the details.

 

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About the Author


Manoj Lekhi is a truth seeker at heart and a guide to thousands Indians all over the world. At the age of 25, he met Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakarji, creator of the Siddha Samadhi Yoga (SSY) program. Under Guruji’s guidance and as his key disciple, Manoj Lekhi himself has blossomed into a Business and Life coach.

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He is a passionate trainer in areas like management and leadership development. He has been teaching management mantras to many corporate honchos for business expansion for over a decade. In the last two years he has conducted 250 programs across 11 cities and touched the lives of 15000 fellow Indians in India and abroad. His passion for meditation and SSY has inspired him to adopt an entire village near the foothills of Pune. He has also started a school there inspired by the Gurukul structure. The Gurukul encourages community living and inspires everyone to become a contributing member of the society. The entire community stays, works, meditates, serves and plays together amongst the rustic dwellings and wide expanse of sprawling greens. Apart from this he is also the author of the books; ‘Your Child is your Parent’ and ‘ Money Wealth and Abundance’. Manoj Lekhi’s love for Silence and Solitude makes him an obvious nature-lover. He loves trekking and loves taking a walk in the mountains and forests. Apart from this he also enjoys listening to the modern day Western spiritual and professional Gurus like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer on one hand to ZigZiglar and Brian Tracy on the other.


To Know More Log On To: http://www.manojjlekhi.in/

 

Mystical Mondays-Short Term Pleasures or Long Term Joy.. What Do You Choose…? By Manoj Lekhi

Our Life is a result of the choices we make! When we look around in the world and observe people, we notice most people go after immediate pleasures for instant happiness which often does not endure for long. They indulge in short-term pleasures and in due course experience long-term discomfort in their life! You must be familiar with the adage SHORT TERM GAIN = LONG TERM PAIN!

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For example anytime we take a shortcut we may get instant results , but the pain we experience later is very disturbing. Take the example of a robber or a criminal who robs/cheats people. The gain is immediate but when he is caught and put behind the bars he is marred for life and that pain is very distressing! A short-term gain BUT a long-term pain!


Take an example of a business enterprise. Lot of people use shortcuts to climb up faster on the corporate ladder. The faster they rise for short term comfort, the faster they fall to an unpleasant long term pain. When we use incorrect ways to reach the top we do experience , short term gain that results into long term pain. There are many actors that reach overnight stardom with sheer luck. They are tremendously happy & joyous at the time. But when the fame disappears they are unable to face that. This of course does not apply to actors who have spent years and years in practice and gradually come to fame. One such actor that comes to my minds is Hrithik Roshan who put in a lot of effort in bagging his first hit.When interviewed he was asked, ‘How do you feel, becoming an overnight celebrity?’ He replied saying that this is not an overnight dream come true.What you see is just the outcome of years and years of practice which has made me famous today!


Life is not about shortcuts! Life is about taking the long route consistently with hard work and perseverance. It maybe painful and disquieting at the beginning but you will undoubtedly find peace and high divinity at the end. Lets take food for an example – people love to eat fried and junk food. It is very palatable and pleasurable but over a period of time it gives numerous problems to the digestive system resulting in ill health. Everybody desires the instant coffee!They consume considerable amounts for momentary enjoyment. Take drinking and smoking for instance. They give instantaneous pleasure but the damaging consequences to the body is known by all!. Now about Exercise. No one loves to exercise early in the morning. But many people take that effort of consistent exercise every day, realizing that the long term results is worth hundredfold.

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Many people ask me “What is the pleasure in getting up early every morning?”. But they later on realize its value as age catches up on them. I was one of those in the first 30 years of my life. I used to think why trouble the body so much? Reminiscing my foolishness at that time, I realize, I am now compensating for it. If we go the quick and shortcut way, we have to pay the price later on. If we go gradually day by day it will pay reap benefits in the long term.


With this experience and understanding we have developed a disciplined habit called – LiYA 1 hour. This includes vision book reading, setting your dreams and goals, being in gratitude , meditating and planning your day on a daily one to one basis. It is a very disciplined way which will pay rich dividends in the long run. But many people don’t follow it out of just sheer laziness or procrastination. The ones who follow it experience short term discomfort for long term comfort and fulfillment.


Take relationships also in this context. People want love instantly, but relationships is a process. It requires attention, energy and care. Just like the plant requires day to day water, manure, sunlight the same goes for the relationship which requires day to day nurturing. Anyone who wants a healthy relationship between two people need to work on it consistently. The same goes in the case of a marriage between the husband and wife both have to work on it consistently on a day to day, month to year basis.


About the Author:


Manoj Lekhi is a truth seeker at heart and a guide to thousands Indians all over the world. At the age of 25, he met Guruji Shree Rishi Prabhakarji, creator of the Siddha Samadhi Yoga (SSY) program. Under Guruji’s guidance and as his key disciple, Manoj Lekhi himself has blossomed into a Business and Life coach.

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He is a passionate trainer in areas like management and leadership development. He has been teaching management mantras to many corporate honchos for business expansion for over a decade. In the last two years he has conducted 250 programs across 11 cities and touched the lives of 15000 fellow Indians in India and abroad.

His passion for meditation and SSY has inspired him to adopt an entire village near the foothills of Pune. He has also started a school there inspired by the Gurukul structure. The Gurukul encourages community living and inspires everyone to become a contributing member of the society. The entire community stays, works, meditates, serves and plays together amongst the rustic dwellings and wide expanse of sprawling greens. Apart from this he is also the author of the books; ‘Your Child is your Parent’ and ‘ Money Wealth and Abundance’.

Manoj Lekhi’s love for Silence and Solitude makes him an obvious nature-lover. He loves trekking and loves taking a walk in the mountains and forests. Apart from this he also enjoys listening to the modern day Western spiritual and professional Gurus like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer on one hand to ZigZiglar and Brian Tracy on the other.


To Know More Log On To: http://www.manojjlekhi.in/

Thought for the Day

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Thought for the Day…!!

There comes a time in life when you got to stop calling people who don’t call you, stop visiting people who don’t know where you live and stop spending your time on people who don’t have time for you.

Stop investing on people who don’t spend on you or else you will go bankrupt emotionally.

You can love someone from a distance and I am not talking about a romantic relationship but anyone be it relatives or friends.

Treat people the way they treat you and do not go overboard showering love where it is not returned. Life is complicated enough without having to beg people for love.

So wake up and surround yourself with people who genuinely love and care about you.

People who don’t see you as an option but truly want you in there lives.

Let no one treat you as replaceable because if you are then so are they.

Move on.

Just a thought- a small poem

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