Walls are a way to express ourselves

At home or work, or when we step outside, walls are a distinct way of expressing ourselves – as individuals, corporates or as communities.

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Architecture of shrines around the world

Shrines (religious place of worship) are known to be a place where we get to feel comfort in connecting with God! Mesmerized by the architecture of some of the shrines from around the world!

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Murals from around the world

Murals are street art, wall paintings prevalently known as a way to express feelings prevalent in the community. While they are huge in size, some of them are so creative that cities conduct art competitions to tap into the creativity of artists to make the city come alive!

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Heat changing cups

This was a new concept few years back, and was interesting to see how the gift shops took to customizing this for friends and families. A recent variation of the same seemed to capture my interest!

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Unique Architecture

Skyscrapers inspire me. Am amazed by the complexity of the design and architecture that goes into building them. Got to see a few buildings that were designed to be crumbling in nature.

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Projects for young children at home

While talking to a few mothers in the community, realized that everyone looks for innovative ways to keep their kids occupied! The new and innovative ideas were great, and every parent does it differently (in an awesome manner), however – the typical question about how to engage the kids with less resources and more fun stuff remains.

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Local entrepreneurs series #4 – Mridangam classes

A common friend introduced me to Mayavaram R. Vinoth , a carnatic musician who plays Mridangam. Was inspired by him and writing this post to request support! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses, musicians and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Local entrepreneurs series #1 – GLO*real

A common friend introduced me to Swathi Basker, a local entrepreneur. Was inspired by her and her products instantly, that made me start this series! During the pandemic, we can support local small businesses and entrepreneurs in some way we can! Every bit counts!

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Five Asian soaps to watch (with subtitles of course)

In the past few years, I started watch Asian soaps and was impressed with certain aspects that are unique to their culture. Sharing my view of the best ones to watch when you are looking for a change in genre!

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Sewing machines across generations

Sewing machine used to remind me of my childhood days, and after COVID-19 my memories include the masks made to support the community as well! The technology and innovation around it is impressive – making it easier to scale!

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Song and rangoli combination

Some songs touch our souls. Last week I got to listen to this song during virtual Navaratri celebrations in my local community, and since then I cannot stop listening to it. It was interesting to see a rangoli pattern that goes with this song!

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Rangoli (Kolam) and its importance

Those who grew up in India would know about this art form. Beautiful patterns made on the floor using rice flour. Mesmerizing work – especially during chilly mornings!

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Seasonal festivities in India – Navaratri and Durga Puja

While it is baking, Halloween and Thankgiving in this side of the world, how do Indians celebrate Fall season? Our cultures line up a series of festive occasions to induce a happy mindset, making sure we are focusing on happy thoughts and happy moments. How does that happen?

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Ice sculpture art

Ice sculpting is an interesting art. There are many countries that conduct ice sculpture festivals. Some of them are so intricate and fascinating to see, that the tropical countries conduct ice festivals. A must-watch for anyone interested in traveling.

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Anthill art

This is the season where gardeners are used to seeing anthills and many varieties of ants moving around. Interestingly, some have gotten rid of their anthills by making them into collectible art valued at over $3600 per piece!

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