Legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar has passed away at the age of 92, plunging the entire music community and fans into mourning. Whereas just the day before Art devotees, musicians and scholars celebrated Vasant Panchami, a festival dedicated to the Goddess of knowledge and music Sarasvati. Many would agree that she was the gracious epitome of the Goddess on earth. Lata Mangeshkar’s phenomenally gifted voice nurtured many generations and enchanted millions of hearts across the globe.
reCharkha – The EcoSocial Tribe is an inspiring organization born out of an urge to change the face of priceless natural surroundings. reCharkha gives waste plastic a second life and believes in a bottom-up approach. In the past few years they have given Indian tribal women the opportunity to earn their own money.
This month I experienced Rome like Audrey Hepburn did in the film Vacanze Romane. I must admit I roamed around the ancient city by foot in stead of a stylish Vespa. Nevertheless, it was a memorable journey.
In November 2019 I was invited to a Bollywood program at the Concert Gebouw. To mentally prepare myself for an evening of music & mingling I decided to drink tea at the Amstel Hotel. It’s no secret that lovely places make me zen! While sipping my perfect hot cup of Earl Grey tea I read an email that can be compared with winning a million euro lottery.
Primer, foundation, fixer, powder and shimmer are a few secret ingredients that makeup artists use to cake my face. An average session of caking easily takes up to an hour. Turning my face into a fifty shades of orange barbie doll or a Sonam Kapoor lookalike for Instagram.
The importance of practicing Yoga on a regular basis is accepted world wide as beneficial. Adi Shankaracharya calls it “an essential ingredient to attain freedom”. Yoga is therefore so much more than just stretching and bending the body in various postures.
It’s been a year ago that DesiYUP co-organized ‘Yoga Nidra’ for babies and toddlers. From initial idea to executing this concept into a live event with little ones as our target audience was quite an overwhelming experience.