Category: Events and Festivals

This category shall have posts on events and festivals from India and around the world.

Uttarayan Kite Festival-14th January

Happy Kite festival

The vibrant state of Gujarat, which is a cauldron of various cultures, traditions, and colors, people of the state soak themselves in the enthusiasm of the Uttarayan, the day of the International Kite Festival. People of all age groups find themselves awake and soaring their kites high in the sky since early morning on this day.

The International Kite Festival is held in Ahmedabad every year to coincide with the festival of Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti. Uttarayan is one of the most important festivals for us Indians, as this day marks the change of the winter season to summer and signifies harvest season for farmers.  This festival is much eagerly awaited and is celebrated with enthusiasm and fervor by the Gujarati community. Many visitors from across the world visit Gujarat during this time to witness and actively participate in this eccentric and kaleidoscopic festivities.

International kite festival
Image credit Kaushik Patel- Flickr

The History of Kite Flying and International Kite Festival

As per history, it is believed that India is the origin of kite flying, once a legacy of the kings and royalties later followed the Nawabs, who found the sport entertaining and show their power and position. Later, which was once a sport for the kings, became a popular phenomenon among the masses. It has been a regional event in Gujarat for quite a long time, however, in 1989, the first International Kite Festival was celebrated, and people from all across the world gathered to showcase their innovations with kites.

Since Gujarat, has served as a stopover and a center of trade activities from the Persian regions, it serves a true place of the cultural blend of the Hindu and Muslim cultures. Though believed that the Persians introduced the idea of flying kites to celebrate Uttarayan, it has been celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people of Gujarat.

 You may also like to read The International Kite Festival

A night lit up on Makar Sankranti Uttarayana Festival
A night lit up on Makar Sankranti Uttarayana Festival with Kites and Lights India
Image credit Bhavishya Goel from Gothenburg, Sweden

The celebrations at the International Kite Festival

On this day, people wake up early before sunrise and arrangements start for the making of delectable Gujarati delicacies as an integrated part of the festivity celebrations. Children and male members of the family gather in groups on the rooftops to reserve their places to fly kite throughout the day. Numerous and indigenously different types of kites are flown with kite experts arrive from different parts of the world and especially in Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, the sky is covered with different kind of kites from Box kites to high-speed sports kites to windsocks and hand painted artistic kites. One of the highlights of the celebration which is a delight for visitors is the kite of master kite maker Rahim Bhai of Ahmedabad, whose 500 kites attached on a single string still remains a top attraction of the festival celebrations.

Rajiv Seharawat.

Rajiv Seharawat is a man who wears many feathers on his hat. He is a one-man army and runs the whole show. He is in his Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd. He is visiting his Franchise outlets and happily giving time to his friends and others and motivating everyone to do the best in their life.

Mumbai Shopping Festival 2018

Mumbai Shopping Festival 2018

Maharashtra Government on the lines of Dubai Festival has organized 20 days of Mumbai Shopping Festival.

When is it?

Festival will start from January 12 and will go on until January 31st.

It is time to celebrate your love of shopping. Mumbai Shopping festival will be launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Jio Gardens, BKC. The closing ceremony on 31st will be at Gateway of India.

During the festival period, there are discounts and offers given by various brands, hotels, shopping malls, streets. Many of these setups will remain open late night during the festival period.

Shopping partners

  • Access to major malls in the city- High Street Phoenix, Phoenix Market City, Oberoi Mall, Goregoan, R-City Mall, Ghatkopar, Infinity Mall, Malad, Inorbit Mall, Vashi, Grand Central, Seawoods and Viviana Mall, Thane.
  • Partnering with restaurants, hotels, multi-brand and single-brand retail outlets, department stores, petrol pumps.
Haiko Mall, Powai, Mumbai Shopping Festival
Westside-Haiko Mall, Powai
Image credit- magicbricks.com
  • Major supermarkets in the city – DMart, Big Bazaar, Bombay Store, Haiko Supermarket, Nature’s Basket, Reliance Digital, Reliance Mart, Vijay Sales and Crossword.
  • General stores, automobile outlets, movie theatres, airline partners, shopping portals
  • Well-known shopping areas like Colaba Causeway, Fashion Street, Linking road will also be part of this festival.

Prizes

Shoppers can participate in the following category prizes-

Categories

  • Bumper Prizes
  • Weekly Prizes
  • Daily Prizes

and the Prizes are-

  • Dream House in Mumbai
  • Luxury cars
  • Gold and other jewelry
  • Holiday packages
  • 100% cashback
  • and much more

Who will perform?

  • Local musicians, Bollywood, upcoming talent, College bands, Rock and Indie pop, Jazz, rock, Classical, International EDM artists and other genres.
  • There will be Musical Shows, Artists Events & Screening of popular movies at discounted rates. 500+ performances, music concerts, music from all genres
  • Many of the malls, hotels, retailers have signed up for Mumbai Shopping Festival in January 2018.
  • Flash mobs will perform at public hangouts to create more hype about the festival.
  • Every brand gets a chance to customize their flashmob and communicate their brand message through the medium of song and dance.
Night Bazaar

There will be defined zone where there will be entertainment which would go on until 4 am only on the weekends, ensuring that there are absolutely no disturbances.

Jio Gardens,BKC, Mumbai Shopping Festival
Jio Gardens,BKC, Mumbai
Image credit-justdial.com

13-14th– Jio Gardens, BKC

Malad, Mumbai Shopping Festival
MINDSPACE MALAD, MUMBAI (MMR)
Image credit-mindspaceindia.com

19-20th -Mindspace, Malad

26-27th– Powai

Khau Galli

Many community delicacies at tourists spots will also be the attraction of Mumbai Shopping Festival. There will be Food Truck zones set up during the weekends. Food Trucks at famous public hangout spots, during the weekend in association with Food Truck Association Of India (TFTA)

13-14th -Worli Sea face

19th-20th– Mindspace, Malad

26-27th– Powai

See you at the Mumbai Shopping Festival!

Happy New Year 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all

Make Your Raksha Bandhan Celebration Different This Year

Rakhi Lumba Pack With Aroma Essentials and Planter, Raksha Bandhan

Make your Raksha Bandhan celebration

different this year

with new gifts online

So what are your plans for Raksha Bandhan this year? ‘This is not a fresh one’ as most of us, encounter this question for every occasion that comes up. It is likely that you have your answers prepared for every function as you know how the day is going to go. So, what exactly make these occasion special each year? One thing that I know that adds fun to it are gifts. Gifts that can come from anyone but, we have some of the regulars that make our day and our expectations from those boxes are pretty high.

For Raksha Bandhan we have our siblings who live up to that expectation or may be way beyond as they get fun into anything they plan. They know us the best so, chances are they know what gifts online to get us most of the time. For those off chances, when you do not get a right gift to wish your loved ones with, Gifts by Meeta is at your service. This year we have few of these lovely handcrafted pieces to woo the hearts of siblings and would go easy on your pocket.

All the health hamper-Rakhi , Raksha Bandhan
All the health hamper-Rakhi

Lots of love with some healthy snacking: This is an easy one that you can offer them this Raksha Bandhan with two jars full of pistachios and raisins. Include a planter with these jars and it would be a great addition to the morning Rakhi surprise.

Printed Cushion, Notebook and Mug (Moustache)

Mustache cozy set: This set has all the magic that you have been looking for with mustache print on the white, to keep it all coordinated in one set. Black and white magic is here with the happening items that can be included in their study room. For the brother who loves his mustache would surely love this combination.

Whiskey glasses for brother on Raksha Bandhan
Whiskey Glasses
Set up a mini bar for all the occasions, with simple addition of these and have a great time with friends and family

Funky bar accessories: Little things add-on to a perfect wish for the celebration. If, your sibling is a party animal then we have perfect accessories that they can make use of for holding the coolest house parties.

Special Feng Shui hampers with Rakhi are also here for directing all the luck their way while restoring good living. Finished with evil eye touch, this special Rakhi wish is here to concentrate all the positivity at one place.

Small little things like a headphone wrap and mobile charge can be a major savior in their life. Get the lovely items that you have been planning and include these easy to carry items for giving them a sorted travel or outing time.

With a designer Rakhi for brother, you can send these lovely items to complete the festive wish.

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