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Ways to make this a Green New Year’s Eve

Every year, there are millions of people who attend New Year’s bashes thrown all around the world. Some go to outdoor events while some prefer ringing in the New Year cosy at their home with their friends and a few loved ones. What many people forget however is that they have a responsibility towards Mother Nature too at all times. Most such organized events are not eco-friendly. There are however ways in which you could make them so.

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New Year parties in Delhi are famous throughout the country for the fun and excitement they generate. People talk about the parties for many months to come and eagerly look forward to the next one as soon as one is over! Here are some ways to make them green-worthy too this year:

  1. Car-pool – When you and a bunch of your friends or family members intend to go to the same venue, why not travel to and from the venue in the same vehicle? If there will a large number of people who will be travelling, hire a larger vehicle so that there is less wastage of fossil fuel and emission of polluting gases.
  2. Noise Pollution – One of the biggest side effects of large evens, especially the ones carried out in open spaces, is that music is played really, really loud for a long time! While it may be all fun for those parting, it may be a severe inconvenience to many others, and the animals and birds which love nearby. Not to mention the high level of noise pollution whose brunt Nature needs to bear. Opt for slightly lower volumes; with great company, food, and drinks, the toned-down music will not dampen the spirits and you can have complete fun nonetheless!
  3. Food and drinks – It’s not just New Year bashes; there is a large amount of food and drinks that are wasted all over the world at several functions organised for different reasons. Two things that can be done to deal with wastage is to order only that much food or drinks as will be required instead of order a very large quantity. The second thing that can be done is to carefully and hygienically store the leftovers so that they can be distributed to the needy people.
  4. Natural lighting – There are several options that you can choose from when it comes to lighting. You could go for options such as re-usable glass or paper lanterns, fat long-lasting candles, or floating candles if you have a water-based party. In this way, you are using lesser electricity and you are setting a great mood, especially if you are partying with a few intimate friends.
  5. Clothes – There is an alarming amount of wastage reported of clothes. People keep buying clothes but often do so although they don’t have any need for it. Many old clothes are lying uselessly at home, and many others are sent to the dump yard. This year, try and create funky outfit using style such as mix-n-match with the things you have at home rather than buying costly and new clothes.

A New Year’s party celebrated with conscious green efforts will hopefully set the tone for many of us to follow the same practices throughout the year and our lives too!

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How to Make Your Corporate Party a Grand Success?

Corporate parties have become a very common feature in the world of business. You can see a company holds at least a dozen of parties every year. They are the mode of keeping your workers, customers and prospective clients happy while you also try to gain some new business deals at the same time. Corporate parties may not be as fun as a wedding party, but nothing should be ignored when you are planning a corporate event. Right from the venue to the food, everything should stink of business.

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Here are some handy tips for the people who have to plan a corporate party –

Plan – Before you begin anything, you must have a solid plan about your party. How many people are attending the party, who are the VIPs in the list, what will be served for lunch or dinner, will you have drinks served and what’s your budget for all this? These are some of the questions that you need to find answers in order to plan a party. Planning ahead will give you loads of time if at all there are any issues. Be very strategic and make sure the theme is just business-driving party.

Date – Find a date that is convenient for your all your clients, and prospective ones too. It is advised that you host the party on a slow day preferably a holiday. This way there will be full attendance to your event and you can add to the revenue in a slow sales period. It is better to avoid the event in the busy months of year end and beginning. Also decide whether it will be a day event or a night event.

Venue – The venue plays a very important role in a business party. It has to be a formal place and should have good lighting. The seating arrangements should be impeccable and so should the hall. There should also be facilities for slides presentations and video presentations. The lighting should be easy to operate to make the hall dark when the presentations are on. You can find corporate party hotels in Jaipur.

Invites – Once you have short listed your guests, you can send out the invites. Make sure the invites are simple and elegant. Send out the invites at least a month before the d-day. It will be convenient for your guests to save the date and cancel any other programs.

Publicity – It is not enough if you just send out the invites. You must advertise the event on the social media and networking sites. Tag and share information about the party. The promotion will surely catch the attention of many people.

Food – Decide if you will serve food and drinks in your party. Find the best caterers even though it may cost you a bit more. It is no use to hire a cheap caterer whose food your guests will not even try.

After the event make sure to follow up and collect feedbacks. Hire the best company party planners in Jaipur to make your corporate party a success.

 

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Events to look out for in Bangalore

Bangalore is a city that has always encouraged arts and crafts. The city is full of art galleries, theatres and workshops. People love to learn new arts and crafts that can beautify their homes, gardens as well as their souls. When you are in Bangalore, there will be no shortage of places to go and events to participate in. Each evening brings with it the exciting new events that are attended by hundreds of interested men and women.

Let us look into what has Bangalore got to offer this week for the art lovers?

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Nauras Fashion Week – with Ramesh Dembla and Faheem

Fashion designers, brands and boutiques, pay attention. An excellent opportunity for the designers to meet the press, customers and wholesale buyers! This is going to be a four day event on the global scale. There will be stalls by well known fashion brands, boutiques as well as individual designers. People can go through the unique collection of clothes and have a wonderful time. The grand finale on the fourth day will see Bangalore’s own designer Ramesh Dembla’s collection on the runway, fashion choreographed by Faheem. There will also be other designers such as Mable Thomas and Riyaz Pasha.

Date – Thursday, 14 July 2016

Time – 11:00am

Address – Whitefield Banquets, East Bangalore 

If you love fashion, then you have just got to be here!

Picturing Imagination

Picturing Imagination is a one of its kind art exhibition organised by Art Sparks. This event is held in collaboration with Thalam. It is a very exciting place to be in, if you love art and crafts. It is a wonderful experience especially if you have kids who are going to have the maximum fun with art work like crafts, painting and drawing.

Date – Saturday, 16 July 2016

Time – 11:00am

Address – Thalam, Level 2, 80, Patel Rama Reddy Road

 International Trans Arts Festival – 2016

It is one of the unique art festivals held for three days in the national gallery of modern art. The international event is all about celebrating the transgender. It gives a comprehensive exposure of all the great contributions made by the transgender community to the field of art and culture. The different aspects of art include music, drama, poetry, fine arts, dance, spoken poetry, painting and so on. The respect and exposure that the transgender deserves has been long due. This festival is going to give them the credit that they deserve.

There is also going to be a screening of the national award winning movie Naanu Avanalla…Avalu, which is a movie based on transgender. It is a Kannada movie directed by B. S. Lingadevaru. It is based on an autobiography, I am Vidya.

Date – Friday, 29 July 2016

Time – 3:00pm

Address – National Gallery of Modern Art, 49 Palace Road.

If you love art and culture, this will certainly be a unique experience.

These are the events in Bangalore today and rest of the week. Enjoy your weekends!

5 Helpful Tips For Better Music Listening

5 Helpful Tips For Better Music Listening

We all have the capacity to enjoy music. Some of us feel a swell of undeniable joy when listening to Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ or Holst’s ‘Jupiter’. It is said that the latter caused listeners to spontaneously start dancing in the aisles when it was played. Others like to have a head-banging ball with heavy metal, jump and jive to the hopping strains of Bennie Goodman, get funky with disco ditties, or zone out with some acid jazz. There are so many different types of music that anyone can find something that speaks to them. But you might not realize that you’re listening to it all wrong. There could be a better way. Here are a few helpful tips for better music listening.

5 Helpful Tips For Better Music Listening

  1. Carefully cultivate music files. The best sound quality starts with the highest quality files, meaning those that haven’t been compressed, converted, or otherwise degraded through digital processing. So you’ll want to be careful about where you download your files. The best quality is going to come from licensed purveyors of studio masters. Although you can definitely save some dough by downloading music files from “sharing” sites (i.e. pirated music), you’re not only committing a crime by doing so, you’re also likely to get poor sound quality as a result. You get what you pay for.
  2. Comparison shop for speakers. No matter how good the quality of your music files is, your tracks could still sound tinny, garbled, or touched with static if you’re playing them through subpar speakers. Rather than buying the cheapest set you can find, or alternately, splurging on the most popular speakers just because everyone else has them, take the time to shop around. Read consumer reviews before shopping to narrow down your options. Then take the time to listen to several sound systems to select the speakers that deliver the best sound quality. Don’t forget to purchase appropriate accessories, including premium speaker cable.
  3. Up your EQ IQ. With high-quality music files and fantastic speakers on which to play them, the next step is to fiddle with the equalizer settings on your tuner in order to achieve the best possible sound quality. Some stereo systems have a variety of presets already dialed in that allow you to enjoy the sound of everything from a stadium to a padded room. But instead of relying on these for optimal listening pleasure, mess around with equalizer settings to find the balance that makes your favorite genre or artist sound supreme.
  4. Cut out distractions. Listening to music can be an immersive experience, provided you aren’t distracted by other sounds in your environment. While you could soundproof a music room in order to get rid of traffic noise or someone watching TV in the next room, a simpler and cheaper solution is to splurge a bit on noise-cancelling headphones.
  5. Protect your ears. You may want to listen to music at 11, but exceeding a certain decibel level could actually damage your eardrums. If you want to enjoy better music listening for life, consider popping in your DownBeats ear plugs when you go to concerts and keep your music below 85 decibels – at this level or higher you can cause permanent damage to hearing. You can use a mobile app like dB Volume Meter (Apple) or deciBel (Android) to measure with your smartphone or tablet.