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Holi and International Women’s Day are just a few days away. The preparations and celebrations of the same have already begun. One must be making plans to see and walk around town with their friends and family during this festive season. But there are also a whole lot of people who don’t like the idea of celebrating Holi. We’ve listed down some places where you can visit and enjoy both International Women’s Day and Holi.

Moonstone Hammock

This year, paint your Holi with the colours of adventure, music, togetherness and memories that you will cherish for a lifetime, with Moonstone Hammock. Celebrate the spirit of Holi with traditional bonfire, Bollywood songs by live acoustic band, barbeque and many more.

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What: Rang 2020

When: March 7th to March 8th 2020

Where: Moonstone Hammock, Karjat

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It brings in an array of celebrations for Women’s Day. To kick off the celebrations we bring to you a special screening for Erin Brockovich, an award-winning Hollywood biographical film. This movie is an inspiration and dedicated to women achievers in a changing society who are willing to stand up for what is right.

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What: Movie of the month – Erin Brockovich

When: March 8th 2020

Timings: 7:00 PM onwards

Where: The Plaza, Ground Floor

The Meghalayan Age- 2020

A special one of a kind tourism festival by Meghalayan Tourism and E Factor is all set to showcase its natural and adventurous wares to the world for the very first time. This festival will truly be incredible with the major attraction of the Hot Air Balloon Rides, Caving for the adrenaline junkies, and an experience of the unadulterated ‘Meghalayan’ way of life.

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What: ‘The Meghalayan Age- 2020’

When: March 7th to March 15th, 2020

Where: Wenfield in Thadlaskein in West Jaintia Hills

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Chef Vikas Khanna’s drive to feed the hungry started due to a spam mail

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Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna, whose debut film as a director The Last Color was in contention for an Oscar nomination at the last Academy Awards, has taken a break from both culinary and filmmaking duties to turn focus on social service.

Khanna claims he is so busy these days organising a massive food distribution drive through a social media campaign that he has initiated that he has no time to even think about the release of his directorial debut.

Khanna’s drive, #FeedIndia, aims at providing meals and essential supplies to thousands of dabbawalas in Mumbai as well as widows in Vrindavan during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“It started from a spam e-mail. On April 1, I saw an e-mail that said, ‘after lockdown in India, there are oldage homes and all they need is your attention’. I deleted that mail. But sometimes it happens that you board a wrong train but it leaves you at the right destination, and that’s what happened with me in this case,” he recalled.

Khanna continued, “It was a spam e-mail but the pictures in the e-mail, where old people were lying down without food, broke my heart because I have earlier worked with oldage homes and leprosy centres and I knew that they generally have storage of food. Then I tweeted about the issue to check whether it was true or not and after that, we got hundreds of e-mails. We didn’t know people paid attention to our tweets but I started getting messages from various places including Goa and Karnataka.”

The 48-year-old Amritsar-bred chef added that National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) helped him to execute his plans. Over the course of nearly 80 days, Khanna says he has distributed 14 million meals in orphanages, old-age homes, leprosy centres, widow ashrams as well as among migrant workers, across 125 Indian cities with the help of the organisation.

About releasing his film, Khanna said, “Honestly, I don’t have time to breath because of this whole situation. So, as of now I am not even thinking about the release of my film.”

The Last Color is a film about the age-old taboo surrounding widows in Vrindavan and Varanasi, who struggles daily for survival on the streets. The teaser of the film featuring Neena Gupta was released at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in May 2018.

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Nitish Raj Receives Advance Royalty for 25,000 Copies

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The acclaimed author and literary critic, Nitish Raj had received an advance royalty of 25,000 copies for his upcoming masterpiece, Love In Modern Times by P.R Productions and Publishers. Mr. Raj had also earlier published a novel. His columns and literary criticisms have got published in various media houses of national and international repute. 

In the words of Mr. Raj; “There is no shortcut to success, inspite of that we need to be  consistent. Today’s youngsters are good when it comes to hard work but they lack direction. If we understand what we are running for in the current time frame, the destiny and destinations are not very far.”  Prateek Sharma; Founder, P.R Productions & Publishers says, “This book of Mr. Raj contains 20 different stories which had touched the depths of the emotions of the mere mortals. And I more than sure that readers will fall in love with it.”

This deal has been facilitated by Literia Insight and his Founder, Vikash Saxena says, “I am very happy that our author has received an Advance Royalty of 25,000 copies which is a unique feat in itself. The budding writers should focus on writing something which could be a torchbearer to the society. It should be at a level which could help us to understand the difference between the right and wrong aspects of society. Writers should be focused towards quality writing. I hope that young writers would understand this fact and will enrich us with quality writing.”

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‘Include Yoga as part of online learning programmes’: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

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On the International Yoga Day, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu urged educational institutions to include Yoga as part of online learning programmes being conducted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to improve immunity.

Vice President’s remarks came at the digital ‘Yoga and Meditation Shivir’ organised by SPIC MACAY on the occasion of International Day of Yoga.

“I am glad that ‘UNICEF Kid Power’ has listed 13 Yoga stretches and poses for children,” Naidu said.

Observing that the 5,000-year-old tradition is not a mere workout, he said, “It is a science that emphasizes balance, poise, grace, equanimity, peace and harmony”.

Calling for large-scale scientific experimentation to further explore the immense possibilities of Yoga as a wellness solution, Naidu said Yoga as a mode of therapy or Yog Chikitsa has become extremely popular. He said that a large number of studies offer scientific evidence for its potential to treat a number of diseases.

Referring to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of the people, the Vice President said, “Indeed the world is going through challenging times and we simply cannot allow the pandemic to get the better of us. We have to unite and put up a stronger fight and to ensure that we are healthy, both physically and mentally.”

He said that yoga can be an effective solution for the high level of stress that the pandemic has created in our lives. “Yoga is a relatively low-risk, high-yield approach to improving overall health and its full potential must be harnessed,” he added.

Pointing out that the pandemic is not the only health crisis that has threatened the wellbeing of the people, he expressed concern over the increase in lifestyle diseases.

Quoting WHO, he said it was estimated that 63 per cent of all deaths in India in 2016 were because of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). “Yoga remains an incredibly simple but powerful instrument to prevent and control lifestyle diseases,” Naidu observed.

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