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Diyaa 19-May-2019 16:01

Paint with all my heart without references

Aseem Avhad 09-May-2019 10:50

Perfection in Flute

Rama Limaye 28-Apr-2019 11:24

I would like to device ways to curtail and control unlimited use of screen time by kids and adults.

Smita R Pagdaloo 24-Apr-2019 14:38

I want to see my story turned into a movie.

Shreya 23-Apr-2019 12:34

I want my website design to be on awwwards.com

Kalamwali 23-Apr-2019 12:32

I want to study law, even if I don’t get the degree
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  • Unknown Adventure
    Team Kalamwali | 18-May-2019
    A work of fiction by our junior kalamkar Hiyasha Khatri  St. Mary's School.                                           Unknown Adventure   Rosey was a witch and her neighbour was Mia. Mia was a vampire. They both lived in a cave. But they were not friends and almost evertime use to fight. One day a monster was creeping behind Roseyand he pounced on her. She got so scared that she started shouting and ran, which made Mia too scared and ran behind her. It looked like they were racing and Rosey was in the lead. Oh! They realised that they have reached the moon. Rosey is now very scared but Mia tells her to calm down and not to panic. Mia says to Rosey don't worry we will find our way back home.  They are very hungry now and find a tree full of candies on the moon. They eat lof of cadies. Suddenly Mia said look our footprints and they both jumped for joy. They started following the path and
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  • Kadak Laxmi
    Asmita Javdekar | 18-May-2019
     Kadak Laxmi The reason a lot of kids in my generation grew up decently behaved is thanks to the “Kadak Laxmi” phenomenon. The fear for this community was embedded into us since childhood.Kadak Laxmi as we referred to them were often queer, with heavy vermilion, turmeric and kajal smeared across their faces. They would lash themselves with thick whips made up of woven coir.The resonance which erupted from the belligerent face off between the whip and air, still evokes a certain degree of nervousness witness me.Today, I walked into my childhood fear, head on.This Kadak Laxmi gave me an insight into how this tradition is passed down over generations. Being nomads, he wandered with his family seeking alms and watching them perform their gruelling routine. For him, this was normal and this profession, a natural progression. When I questioned him about his family, his eyes softened. He had two children, studying at school.They disapproved of this profession and were deeply embarrassed of the
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  • Food for the waist.
    The Pep Up Studio | 17-May-2019
    Want to reduce your waist line? Step out in the sun. Yes you read that right. Get out there and get your daily dose of vitamin D. A present study pointed out that overweight people had Vit D deficiency and the supplements aided their weight loss. High fiber fruits are super foods to reduce that extra pound. Probiotics are agents that help burn that belly fat. Follow this generic diet with your daily exercise routine to aid that belly fat burn out. Although few pointers before. Supplement: ghee in small quantity in place of oil specially to make dal or veggies. Ban: oil completely Cut down on: Sugar Avoid: Potato, soda, alcohol.   Breakfast: Cut fresh fruits on muesli with curd dressing Mid meal: A glass of buttermilk Lunch: Chicken 100 grams with carrots, tomatoes and onions                                      
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  • Indifference
    Asmita Javdekar | 17-May-2019
    Farida grew up on the foundation of differences.Her brother Javed was mollycoddled while her fate was resigned to strict instructions.He got to go to school while she was forced to help with the household.He could play outdoors with his friends while she had to sit huddled with the women in the central courtyard of their house.She could not raise a voice, nor her eyes.Once, in the darkness of a dreaded night, Farida got groped.Javed’s lascivious face in the flickering light was something she just could not cope.Her pain, her anger, her suppression, her humiliation all snowballed into deliverance.Every stab into Javed’s heart was met by her grave indifference.
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  • "Sukhi raha, Beta"
    Asmita Javdekar | 17-May-2019
    I chanced upon him at a subway station in New York. It had been a few years since I had heard anyone speak with that nasal stalwart Puneri twang which I so detested while growing up in our very typical "Koknastha Brahmin" household. However, on that very cold January morning, in a country which still felt somewhat foreign, the Marathi falling on my ears was like wisps of sunshine warming the cockles of nostalgia.My tapping on his shoulder was almost involuntary."Namaskar!Me Vidya Joglekar, Kasba Peth, Pune" "Namaste, Me Shrirang Datey, Sadashiv Peth" he replied with the most magnanimous smile and kind eyes I had ever seen. We met almost every day after that, sometimes for coffee, sometimes over lazy lunches but most of the time for long walks at the Central Park. All we ever did was speak. In a way, it was therapeutic. I emptied all those emotions so deeply buried within me. I wept, he offered me his shoulder.I vented out all my frustrations and helplessness and he gave me a patient hearing.He was a man of
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  • Sometimes ‘More is More’
    Manasi Bhosale | 16-May-2019
    We are all familiar with the concept of ‘less is more’ and minimalist spaces that are based on the idea of light, spacious rooms with simple forms and pastel colours. But did you know that there is an antithesis to the above?  Yes, it is called - Maximalist Style Interior. Maximalist interior spaces are full of vivid design ideas- there is more colour, more textures, more furniture, more artworks! It is a mixture of different furniture styles that blend together. All of these are beautifully curated together to make it work into a meaningful, charming space. Think ‘maximalist’ and you can imagine hot pink cushions on a statement chair, emerald green sofas set against a wall with bright wallpaper, a large gallery wall filled with books and artworks, a collection of odd objects ...it is all very busy but exciting! The clash of patterns, prints and colours add an interesting value to the interior. This space is very subjective to the viewer. It evokes different emotions and moods
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  • We are far from shallow
    Asmita Javdekar | 10-May-2019
    Through my headphones, straight into my heart, Lady Gaga explodes, “In the shallow, shallow In the shallow, shallow In the shallow, shallow We're far from the shallow now” Her voice resonates across my emotions, leaving them carelessly strewn. I see a haggard dog with a worn out collar, sniffing through a pile of trash. Perhaps abandoned, perhaps escaped. My mind tugs by it’s untold story. I keep walking and just around the corner of the road, I see this elderly gentleman!! Ashok Kadam feeds the strays in his neighbourhood everyday. He has names for each one of them and refers to them as his children. When I turn back, I see abandoned love. But something assures me that if it keeps going, it’s walking straight into the land of love and light. “We’re far from the shallow now.” Plays on loop. I believe it and keep walking. 
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  • When it's Time
    Dawg | 09-May-2019
    You'd know when it's time..When the lady in whites is measuring the last of the doses, I still want to listen to Guns and fuckin roses. When it's time..I look helplessly at the monitor, I'm sure I still desperately want to give it to "her" When it's time..I barely hear some random phone calls,Cos I believe they knew I had the balls. When it's time..I realised that my "life" was only sixteen to twenty, But I made sure that I got the best of the plenty. When it's time. .I looked at the window to see if there's any crowd, Saw only few faces but felt really proud. When it's time. .I can see one really worried face,Bitch, the first song we played in the 3 disc changer was from "Ace of base" When it's time. .I know that I've had the greatest times in the places that were "far",Didn't manage to buy you the promised surprise car (sorry for that) When it's time. .You can see that the monitor has gone silent, Just pray that my next life is equally vibrant. When it's time. .You'd wish that I was really in a band
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  • Centrepiece - Centre of Attention
    Manasi Bhosale | 04-May-2019
    A centrepiece can make a dining table look fabulous instantly!Every dining table needs a personality but the trick is to keep it low maintenance and long lasting,unlike fresh flower arrangements that need so much care. Read on for some tips on how to dress upthe dining table and make it a huge statement...be it for a special dinner or a weeknight one! ● Go for a cluster of potted greens or a house plant. Throw in some bright coloured leavesfrom the garden in a simple glass jar and u have yourself a centrepiece that could last a fewweeks. ● There are natural elements you can showcase. Make an array of rocks, wooden logs, shellsor dried botanicals. ● ‘Shabby chic’ is a great trend...use old jars, urns, unfinished wooden objects and fill them up with pebbles, faux flowers, glass beads, cork stoppers, etc. ● Centrepieces made with candles always lend a very elegant look. Both, candle stands andcandles, can be used in varied heights and in groups. ● If you would like to showcase a few meaningful i
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  • The Pep Up Studio | 02-May-2019
    CORE THE POWER STORE “Hold that core tight”, is that a familiar phrase you hear from your trainer when you are working out at the gym or at your studio. Well why is it so important to hold that core tight. It is, as it is your power house of energy, your support for everyday movement without pain, your spine protector; let’s sum it up to your most necessary muscle group. When I say ‘strong core’ I do not mean six pack abs, we don’t want to look superficially strong only, we want to be strong from deep inside, long term, leading a pain free life. The moment you are in pain you are distracted from what you want to do in life. Very importantly; the entire life your spine especially your lumbar region takes up most of the active pressure, right from standing, sitting or bending; so it goes through a lot of wear and tear. If you have a strong core you are taking off the load from that overworked spine and giving it some help or support to carry out its daily activity without
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  • How to train through a Heat Wave?
    Devika Pusalkar | 01-May-2019
      With the temperatures soaring to excruciating levels; it is natural to feel a bit sluggish and the motivation to stick to your fitness regime may be at an all time low. A few common sense adjustments to your training plan during a heat wave can keep you safe and yet on track to achieve your fitness goals.   Manage ambition and expectations  Staying on track doesn’t mean that you need to smash your personals bests in each session. On hot days especially; simple, gentle movements like stretching, stability/balancing exercises or a peaceful yoga session will be enough. So, if you aren’t able to deadlift your normal 100 kilograms - don’t sweat it! For those engaging in outdoor endurance sports like running - attempting your fastest 10K maybe best reserved for cooler days when you have a bit more bounce in your step.   Stay Hydrated A common sense advice that’s is easily overlooked is to stay hydrated. Hydration in this context means drinking enough water. Watch
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  • Girija | 30-Apr-2019
    With the temperatures going up , this chilled soup is perfect for the hot summer days. !!    CHILLED CUCUMBER SOUP    2 cup Greek yogurt 1 cup  vegetable broth 2 cucumbers 4 green onions 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 4 tsp. fresh lemon juice 2 tsp. salt   DIRECTIONS   In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt and vegetable broth; set aside. In a food processor, purée 1 peeled, diced cucumber, 2 sliced green onions, chopped fresh dill, and chopped fresh parsley. Add the cucumber mixture, fresh lemon juice, and salt to the yogurt mixture; whisk to combine. Stir in 1 more peeled, diced cucumber and 2 more sliced green onions; refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish each serving with chopped dill and some croutons ( toasted bread cut into squares ) 
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