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Tips for moving homes

Written By kom nampultig on Minggu, 25 Januari 2015 | 18.47

Buying a new house is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. Your home is your personal space and you would always want to make it special. Although, it is extremely exciting to move into your home, make sure you keep these tips handy so that the transition is smooth.

Hire movers and packers Shifting is very tiring, do not attempt to do everything youself. Hire experts and simply show them what needs to go where, and you are sorted. They are extremely professional and this will simplify the whole process of packing in stuff and shifting them to the new address.
Pack the stuff in slots, name them into categories Show them what needs to be packed together, slot them out into living room, bedroom, kids's room, kitchen and bathroom accessories. Mark every box with specific details so that you understand what's there in each box. Pack delicate stuff like handicraft, artefacts, crockery etc in cushioned boxes and mark them as 'fragile'.
Supervise the process Don't try to manage everything by yourself, take help from parents and friends to supervise the process of moving in. Allot one member at every point of change in hand. This will ensure that everything reaches your new home in one piece. Ask them not to rub heavy furniture against each other, not the bang boxes marked as 'fragile' and handle them carefully, etc.
Make sure all the work is complete before you move in Do not plan to move in even if a tad bit of the work is incomplete. Since, it is extremely difficult to make any chages once you move in. Even if small things like one of your designer walls is yet to be done or a cabinet in your kitchen is yet to be fixed, wait till they are all set. Do not hurry up.
Get the house blessed Make sure you get your house blessed before you move in, irrespective of any faith. It could be done in a simple and short way or by inviting and friends, but lrt this be an integral part of movong in. This helps bring in positive energies in your house ensuring good health and prosperity.
Start with one section at a time Do not open all the boxes at a time, start with one section at a time. This will ensure accuracy and finesse. Its best to begin with the living room as it is the first room that opens the door to your home. Then gradually set the other rooms. Although, you ca seek help from friends to set up all sections of your house, make sire the bedroom is done only by you and your spouse, since its your personal space and needs to be done up with love and care.

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Young women are colouring their hair grey!

Purvaja Sawant, TNN | Jan 24, 2015, 12.00AM IST

Young women are colouring their hair grey!

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Vintage style granny chic fashion like thick-rimmed glasses, floral tea dresses, frumpy cardigans and kitten heels have featured heavily on the catwalks for many seasons. Taking a cue from this popular sartorial style, we now have celebrities who have extended this trend to beauty as well.

Popstars Rihanna and Lady Gaga, singer Kelly Osbourne, reality TV star Kylie Jenner are among the many young women, who have been spotted with grey hair. And we're not talking about a few odd pesky strands; they're going the whole hog and dyeing their hair in this stale shade of silver! Closer home, designer Nandita Mahtani has been known to proudly sport grey streaks. Why is this dull hue becoming such a rage amongst young women?


Grey is the new black
Stylist Uday Shirali believes granny chic beauty is a reflection of the carefree attitude that young women have today. "The confidence of sporting grey hair makes one look sexy. Feminine dye colours like pink, purple, blonde, magenta, cherry are done to death; grey is a welcome change. Also, there is the constant pressure to look different. So women who like experimenting and have access to high-end beauty products and salon services are not afraid to move away from conventional trends and try something path-breaking." why it will suit Indian women

"The silver streaks would look more enhanced and beautiful on black hair that most Indian girls have. This is a great look to pull off, if you are in your twenties and thirties," says Shraddha Naik, hairstylist.

The key to sporting the trend right

-If you're going grey on your hair, you have to complement it with the right make-up. Wear your lips in bright shades of hot pink and fiery red. Match the grey tones in your hair by going for smokey eyes.

-To lend a whimsical touch to your grey locks, add a purple or red tinge to the tips of your hair.

-Flowing waves or a bob work best for grey hair.

-Says Dr Amrapali Patil, "Since dyeing is a chemical process, your hair will require regular maintenance, like conditioning treatments and frequent touch-ups. Also, hair colour fades over time and looks dull, so avoid washing your hair frequently. Be careful in chlorine-treated swimming pools, as chlorine can cause the hair colour to change."

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My book is the beauty Bible: Jamuna Pai

In a quick chat, celebrity cosmetologist Dr Jamuna Pai tells us about her book 'No One Has To Know' that will be released next week.

One of the senior celebrity cosmetologists in the country, Dr Jamuna Pai, marks her debut as an author with the upcoming launch of 'No One Has To Know'. The book has testimonials from some of her clients including Arjun Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Malaika Arora Khan, Gauri Khan, Poonam Mahajan, Rocky S, Vikram Phadnis, Mandira Bedi, Sonu Nigam, Sonia Razdan Bhatt, Rita Dhody, Vikram Phadnis and Terence Lewis.

The proceeds from the sale of books will be utilised in aid of the acid attack victims, where in a team of leading surgeons will work on restoring the scarred facial skin and Dr. Pai will train the victims for a career in beauty if they are willing to pursue the same. The expenses will be borne by her.

Excerpts from the interview:

More than two decades in the business of beauty - what was the journey like?
It was a beautiful, though not easy. The journey of treading on an un-trodden path of aesthetics, by a doctor, was hard. There was no one before me in this field, in India. I had learned abroad and had to make protocols to suit Indian skin when India was not even open to basic beauty.

Why the title - 'no one has to know'? What inspired this title?
I believe in implementing small changes in life on a regular basis to bring about a long term changes in your life. Nothing has to be too drastic or overnight. Same is with my treatments and procedures. One can look a better version of oneself, fresher and rested after our treatments as I believe in the 'less is more' mantra. Hence the title No One Has To Know'.

This is your first book - what inspired you to write? And also, what took you so long to do a book - there are many dermatologists with far less experience, who have come up with books.
Though the book was being put together in my mind, I waited long enough to gather experience to enable me to feel like an expert who can advice others on Indian skincare regime.

Tell us about your experience in writing this book...
Between attending clients, to my international conferences, to the TV shows, to grooming the contestants of Miss India pageant, as well as other international pageants, it was sheer time management to devote time to write this book. I would talk into the dictaphone, write notes in between travels, to keep up to the deadlines. I had to write everything that I have learned over the years from life and from my clients. Looking back at it, it has been a wonderful experience, which again taught me many more things. And the book has turned out to be a 'beauty bible', I kept it very simple so that everyone can refer to it as a handbook for beauty.


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The half bun is the lazy girl’s updo

Pinning a loose bun on the crown of your head is the new timesaver

It's the kind of hairstyle that could save you on messy hair days. The half bun is part Oriental, part topknot, part ballerina bun and completely chic.

Spotted on: International celebrities who are usually ahead of the curve, like Ariana Grande, Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough and Heidi Klum.

How to get it: To achieve the half bun, start by sectioning shampooed hair into two parts, halfway down the back of the skull. This hairstyle needs lots of volume to stay in place, so add a volumising hairspray. Sweep the top section into a loose loop. Fix it in place with bobby pins and a transparent elastic band. Leave the bottom section to dry. Add coconut or argan oil. Carry a hair spritzer with you to avoid flyaway strands.

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How I start my day: Arvind Devalia

Embrace each day with renewed optimism. The first thing that I do upon waking up is to feel my legs and arms - and once I can feel them, I smile as I know I am still alive!

I immediately say a simple prayer of gratitude to our creator for giving me another day and for the amazing gift of this life and this world.
I begin each new day with the awareness and thrill that no matter what challenges I may be facing, this day is an exciting new beginning for me, another day full of miracles and opportunities. I usually wake up early, so as to experience and tap into nature's divine quietness before the hustle and bustle of the world takes over - and I begin my body's cleansing process by sipping a glass of hot water with the juice of a whole lemon.

After showering, I mindfully perform a few cycles of sun salutations, followed by a pow erful yogic kriya, which tunes my body's energy systems.

Next, I sit in quiet meditation for 20 minutes or more. This reflective time sets the tone of my day and it's a chance for me to imbibe love, peace and joy into my being and in my heart. During this meditation, I thank our creator and ask him how I can bring more of myself into the world today. What difference can I make? Who can I serve today? How will the world be a better place be cause I've lived another day?
What will I create today? Doing things for others and thinking about our ultimate legacy is what will give us a life of fulfilment and bring more love, peace and joy into our lives. After gently coming out of this meditation, I begin my day. I am ready to serve the world and another beautiful day beckons.

Arvind Devalia, Success coach and motivational speaker

As told to Nona Walia

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Young women are colouring their hair grey!

Written By kom nampultig on Sabtu, 24 Januari 2015 | 18.47

Vintage style granny chic fashion like thick-rimmed glasses, floral tea dresses, frumpy cardigans and kitten heels have featured heavily on the catwalks for many seasons. Taking a cue from this popular sartorial style, we now have celebrities who have extended this trend to beauty as well.

Popstars Rihanna and Lady Gaga, singer Kelly Osbourne, reality TV star Kylie Jenner are among the many young women, who have been spotted with grey hair. And we're not talking about a few odd pesky strands; they're going the whole hog and dyeing their hair in this stale shade of silver! Closer home, designer Nandita Mahtani has been known to proudly sport grey streaks. Why is this dull hue becoming such a rage amongst young women?

Grey is the new black
Stylist Uday Shirali believes granny chic beauty is a reflection of the carefree attitude that young women have today. "The confidence of sporting grey hair makes one look sexy. Feminine dye colours like pink, purple, blonde, magenta, cherry are done to death; grey is a welcome change. Also, there is the constant pressure to look different. So women who like experimenting and have access to high-end beauty products and salon services are not afraid to move away from conventional trends and try something path-breaking." why it will suit Indian women

"The silver streaks would look more enhanced and beautiful on black hair that most Indian girls have. This is a great look to pull off, if you are in your twenties and thirties," says Shraddha Naik, hairstylist.

The key to sporting the trend right

-If you're going grey on your hair, you have to complement it with the right make-up. Wear your lips in bright shades of hot pink and fiery red. Match the grey tones in your hair by going for smokey eyes.

-To lend a whimsical touch to your grey locks, add a purple or red tinge to the tips of your hair.

-Flowing waves or a bob work best for grey hair.

-Says Dr Amrapali Patil, "Since dyeing is a chemical process, your hair will require regular maintenance, like conditioning treatments and frequent touch-ups. Also, hair colour fades over time and looks dull, so avoid washing your hair frequently. Be careful in chlorine-treated swimming pools, as chlorine can cause the hair colour to change."

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‘Reading an e-book is like having virtual sex’

Electronic books versus paperbacks have always been a point of debate amongst the authors as well as the readers. But novelist Alberto Manguel gave the subject an interesting angle when he said that reading an ebook is like having virtual sex! The session of the renowned author at the Jaipur Literature festival was based on his famous novel - The Library Night.

"Writers write because they are compulsive readers and they do so in book-lined rooms. Forget about art imitating life: literature is a self-generating, self-referring activity." The Argentinian bibliophile Alberto Manguel, whose books include A History of Reading, is an expert on snugly closed circle, symbolised by the private library he installed in a 15th-century barn in the Loire.

As Manguel regretfully observes that the 'multimedia library' is potentially erasing the universal library of which Renaissance humanists dreamed, he feels that the traditional library is like a sacred place - one can own it, love it and live with it. It also reflects the kind of books one likes to read. Manguel added that though we always think that literature is about what writers write, it is vice versa. "Literature is always about what readers chose to read. Because a writer can write everything but readers only chooses to read what he wants," said Manguel.

Manguel is sad enough to know that the future belongs to the users of the Kindle reading device and to rough librarians who discard books as after transferring their contents to disks or CD-Roms that may be illegible in a decade.

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Embrace marsala colour for home decor

From sprucing up the furniture with cushions and pillows to painting an entire wall of a room in this colour, there are plenty of ways to incorporate marsala, the hottest shade of the season, in your home space.

It will lend an elegant yet natural earthiness to your abode.

The vintage wine red colour was announced as 'The Colour of the Year' by Pantone Color Institute last month.

FabFurnish.com, an online Indian furniture and interior decoration retailer, has given tips on ways to use the hue in the colour palette of your homes. Here's how:

- Go for decoratives such as vases, candle holders and photo frames in marsala. This way, you'll be able to use this colour to give the perfect definition to your interiors. A lamp shade or even a clock in this colour will add the right amount of warmth and charm to any space.

- Marsala makes for an excellent choice for an accent wall, especially in the dining room. It has an organic air and is known to be a stimulant for the appetite. Alternatively, a dining table cover in marsala can also do the trick. The colour also exudes sophistication enough to be the ideal backdrop for a night of entertaining friends.

- A bright marsala-kissed rug or curtains can heighten the visual appeal of an otherwise simple room. Marsala goes very well with bronze or walnut-coloured bedposts and night tables. Curtains or rugs in marsala with subtle gold embroidery will drape your room in elegance and style.

- The kitchen is another great place to play around with marsala because of its nurturing and fulfilling appeal. Appliances, kitchen slabs or cupboards in this wine-kissed colour can completely transform the look of the happiest room of the home. If you want only a minimal touch of the trendy shade, go in for a marsala kitchen splashback.

- When it comes to home decor, colours such as grey, golden yellow, cobalt, turquoise and lighter hues of green can be paired creatively with marsala. To add opulence and fashion in one solid statement, create a beige or dull-gold theme with marsala across the interiors of your home.

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My book is the beauty Bible: Jamuna Pai

In a quick chat, celebrity cosmetologist Dr Jamuna Pai tells us about her book 'No One Has To Know' that will be released next week.

One of the senior celebrity cosmetologists in the country, Dr Jamuna Pai, marks her debut as an author with the upcoming launch of 'No One Has To Know'. The book has testimonials from some of her clients including Arjun Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Malaika Arora Khan, Gauri Khan, Poonam Mahajan, Rocky S, Vikram Phadnis, Mandira Bedi, Sonu Nigam, Sonia Razdan Bhatt, Rita Dhody, Vikram Phadnis and Terence Lewis.

The proceeds from the sale of books will be utilised in aid of the acid attack victims, where in a team of leading surgeons will work on restoring the scarred facial skin and Dr. Pai will train the victims for a career in beauty if they are willing to pursue the same. The expenses will be borne by her.

Excerpts from the interview:

More than two decades in the business of beauty - what was the journey like?
It was a beautiful, though not easy. The journey of treading on an un-trodden path of aesthetics, by a doctor, was hard. There was no one before me in this field, in India. I had learned abroad and had to make protocols to suit Indian skin when India was not even open to basic beauty.

Why the title - 'no one has to know'? What inspired this title?
I believe in implementing small changes in life on a regular basis to bring about a long term changes in your life. Nothing has to be too drastic or overnight. Same is with my treatments and procedures. One can look a better version of oneself, fresher and rested after our treatments as I believe in the 'less is more' mantra. Hence the title No One Has To Know'.

This is your first book - what inspired you to write? And also, what took you so long to do a book - there are many dermatologists with far less experience, who have come up with books.
Though the book was being put together in my mind, I waited long enough to gather experience to enable me to feel like an expert who can advice others on Indian skincare regime.

Tell us about your experience in writing this book...
Between attending clients, to my international conferences, to the TV shows, to grooming the contestants of Miss India pageant, as well as other international pageants, it was sheer time management to devote time to write this book. I would talk into the dictaphone, write notes in between travels, to keep up to the deadlines. I had to write everything that I have learned over the years from life and from my clients. Looking back at it, it has been a wonderful experience, which again taught me many more things. And the book has turned out to be a 'beauty bible', I kept it very simple so that everyone can refer to it as a handbook for beauty.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Dr Jamuna Pai,debut,books,author

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Tips for moving homes

Buying a new house is one of the most fulfilling experiences in life. Your home is your personal space and you would always want to make it special. Although, it is extremely exciting to move into your home, make sure you keep these tips handy so that the transition is smooth.

Hire movers and packers Shifting is very tiring, do not attempt to do everything youself. Hire experts and simply show them what needs to go where, and you are sorted. They are extremely professional and this will simplify the whole process of packing in stuff and shifting them to the new address.
Pack the stuff in slots, name them into categories Show them what needs to be packed together, slot them out into living room, bedroom, kids's room, kitchen and bathroom accessories. Mark every box with specific details so that you understand what's there in each box. Pack delicate stuff like handicraft, artefacts, crockery etc in cushioned boxes and mark them as 'fragile'.
Supervise the process Don't try to manage everything by yourself, take help from parents and friends to supervise the process of moving in. Allot one member at every point of change in hand. This will ensure that everything reaches your new home in one piece. Ask them not to rub heavy furniture against each other, not the bang boxes marked as 'fragile' and handle them carefully, etc.
Make sure all the work is complete before you move in Do not plan to move in even if a tad bit of the work is incomplete. Since, it is extremely difficult to make any chages once you move in. Even if small things like one of your designer walls is yet to be done or a cabinet in your kitchen is yet to be fixed, wait till they are all set. Do not hurry up.
Get the house blessed Make sure you get your house blessed before you move in, irrespective of any faith. It could be done in a simple and short way or by inviting and friends, but lrt this be an integral part of movong in. This helps bring in positive energies in your house ensuring good health and prosperity.
Start with one section at a time Do not open all the boxes at a time, start with one section at a time. This will ensure accuracy and finesse. Its best to begin with the living room as it is the first room that opens the door to your home. Then gradually set the other rooms. Although, you ca seek help from friends to set up all sections of your house, make sire the bedroom is done only by you and your spouse, since its your personal space and needs to be done up with love and care.

Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.


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