Advisory

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Finance terms simplified

Financial terms often intimidate us. But once you understand the terms they look simple. Read on for some investment terms simplified. Self-kn...
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CAR INSURANCE DOES IT COVER ALL?

If you think everything damaged with your car is claimable then you need to read further...
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WHAT IS THERE IN A NAME?

But all is in the name when it comes to important documents like PAN, Aadhar, driving license, voter ID, passport etc. It is important that th...
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INVESTING IN STOCK MARKET

To trade in the stock market you need a trading as well as a demat account. The process is not as complex as it looks to some of us. All you n...
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EDUCATION LOAN It’s simple, provided you are aware of all options

Planning to take education loan…read on to get the basics of this facility before you venture out in the market WORDS: SANGEETA S...
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RERA: Seeking Transparency

RERA or the Real Estate Regulations Act seeks to protect homebuyers and redress grievances as well as help boost investments in real estate in...
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Celebrity Homes

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COURTING THE COURTYARD

Airy with a view of the sky, cool summers and warm winters, open privacy for extended families – courtyard houses are a blend of functionality and connectedness. Priya Narayan/vc_c...
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Splendid Palace By The Beach

The Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi was the summer retreat for the erstwhile royal family of the princely state of Kutch. A part of the palace is now a heritage resort and a beach camp. Words: Shivangani...
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The Fascinating Places Of Gondal

Travel back in time to the 17th and 18th centuries to the erstwhile princely state of Gondal and stay in the palaces, now converted into heritage hotels, in Rajkot district in Gujarat, to get a sense of ...
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KATHIWAD’S PRIDE – KHIRASARA PALACE

An interview with DilipsinhRana, the managing director of Khirasara Heritage Hotel Dilipsinh Rana purchased the Khirasara Palace in 1994 and finished the restoration in 2010. Now known as the Heritage...
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Fortress Of Royal Splendour

Samarjitsinhrao Gaekwad, a member of the erstwhile royal family of Baroda,talks about the history, beauty and future of the magnificent Laxmi Vilas Palace, currently home for Rajmata Shrimant Shubhangini...
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Royal Reminiscence – NILAMBAGH PALACE – BHAVNAGAR

A walk through the history and development of Bhavnagar’s Nilambagh palace Words: ShivanganiDhawan The members of the erstwhile royal family of Bhavnagar reside in theNilambagh Palace, a part of ...
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Cool Trends

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Plume Labs- Pollution monitoring pigeons

Just hang it on your backpack and track pollution around you. Call it a Fitbit tracker if you like but it is all about tracking air pollution as it detects particulate matter (PM 2.5), Nitrogen Dioxide...
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Battle (ready) drones

A good way for pumping adrenaline is this brilliant battle drone set that comes with two amazing 2.4GHz “battling drones” capable of doing 360° flips. “A cool and awesome way to avoid all the inco...
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Polaroid Pop

The Polaroid Pop is ideal for capturing favourite moments in the 3.5x4.25” Polaroid border format. It came just in time as the company began celebrating its 80th anniversary. The revolutionary camera P...
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Motiv Fitness Tracking Ring

Want to know how your body behaves at different hours of the day? You can track your overall health without sacrificing style or comfort with Motiv Fitness Tracking Ring which encased in titanium is so s...
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Pebble glowing voice assistant

It’s not just a cool-looking voice assistant like the Amazon Echo and countless others. The Pebble’s twist Melody, your guide, can recognize voices and change its activities based on the individual w...
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Cujo, defender of networks

At least this one’s cute and relatively inexpensive. This is a compact device that you can plug into your home network via a network cable. It automatically breaks down your local and internet traffic...
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Fitness

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How to achieve your fitness goals

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” These words by professional American basketball player ...
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Diet & workout the key to health

“What should I do for a workout?” is a question one tends to ask before planning to enrol in a gym.
After all, many people are interested ...

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Lifestyle and diet

People having sedentary lifestyle are those who are not fully aware of it. Not enough physical activity is the main cause which leads to poor ...
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Fitness Goals

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What it takes to be an athlete?

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My Spaces

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CHOOSING ART FOR YOUR HOME

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”: Pablo Picasso Words: Tillana Desai...
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BUILDING HOME LIBRARIES

“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book!” – J K Rowling Words: Tillana Desai/vc_column...
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MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…

"Life is like a mirror," remarked Mildred Lisette Norman (1908-1981; aka Peace Pilgrim), the American peace and vegetarian activist. "We get the best results when we smil...

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GYMS @ HOME

Adding the perfect gym to your home.The truth is that some people are suited to training alone and some people aren’t. Words: Tillana Desaivc_column_inner width="1/1"...
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PLANNING WOODWORK IN YOUR NEW HOME?

PLANNING WOODWORK IN YOUR NEW HOME? It can get simpler if you have the basic idea about the kind of woods available, the finishes used, cost and plenty of other aspects. Read on to understand the basics ...
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WALL DECORATION

You don’t always have to spend a huge amount in decorating your walls. Use a little imagination and make a great statement through your walls. Check out for simple yet effective wall decoration idea...

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Vaastu For You

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VAASTU TIPS – FOR LEGAL FIRMS

I am giving Vaastu suggestions for those pursuing legal profession as Vaastu can improve functioning bringing peace and harmony./vc_co...
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VAASTU TIPS – FOR RESTAURANTS

Eating out has become a common habit for many of us. But when we go out to a restaurant, we have to keep in mind a few important Vaastu-relate...
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VAASTU TIPS – FOR SCHOOLS

Schools are the building blocks for humanity. If the foundation of teaching is not strong children can never acquire proper knowledge that is ...
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Vaastu tips – JEWELLERY SHOPS

A jewellery shop should have an ambience of celebratory mood. Customers entering jewellery showroom need to be happy and with a feeling of bei...
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Vaastu tips CLINICS, HEALTH CENTRES, HOSPITALS

In some ways Vaastu for clinics/ health centres / hospitals is more important than for homes. Hospitals attract sick people and visitors. Sick ...

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VAASTU TIPS FOR COMMERCIAL SPACES

Vaastu is one of the most ancient sciences in practice and can impact your daily life in ways you may or may not realise. As we welcome another year, I would like to share some important tips which you c...
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