School prayer song – Humko mann ki shakti dena

Schools have prayer songs where every morning all the school students, teachers and administration assemble and sing these prayer songs! Translating one of them that still resonates decades after I finished school!

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Amazing pebble art from around the world

Art is any form inspires many! For an artist, the medium does not matter! Sharing pebble art made by amateurs and experts from around the world!

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Sankarabharanam raagam

Sankarabharanam is 29th of the 72 raagas in Carnatic music. Some songs have a soothing and healing effect, and some others touch our soul.

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Inspiring cloud formations

Cloud gazing is a favorite late Sunday afternoon hobby for many! Just looking at these formations brings a smile on our faces! If we have a partner to name the shape and guess the next one, it forms lifelong memories!

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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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Art of Finger painting

For artists, inspirations can come from anywhere, and any object can become their tools to create art! Was amazed by artists and their creations where they did not even need a paintbrush or any gadgets.

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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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Wood burning – Pyrography

An interesting art form perfect for holiday gifts. The house smells of burnt wood, so it is mandatory that one wears a strong mask while attempting this!

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Christmas ornaments – DIY Resin based

Three weekends left before Christmas… this time we want to try decorating the tree with different types of ornaments! This one with resin and names seemed interesting!

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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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