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Hello folks!! Monday is over, so I guess half the job is done by you :)  Today I would like to go for free writing, this means I would like to write about the philosophical life talk. I am right now in a calm & peaceful mood, hence thought of sharing some of my practical views, that might help some of the like minds :)

While, time was taking a great leap from Dec. 2012 to Jan.2013, life’s major plunges are very well taken care of, by practicing ‘The Secret’. I lost a good friendship merely on the basis of misunderstandings and found more new hands that pulled me up towards bright side of living. Goods and bads happen just to balance your life more precisely…. Day by Day

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I believe everyone goes through bad times in their own way.  But how each soul copes up with it, learns from it and leave it far behind… makes the difference. Makes a noticeable personality.

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Initially when I started blogging, I decided, this has to be a design blog ‘only’. But as by each passing day, I get many lovely readers and their heart filled responses to my each blog in my mail Inbox. I recognized, there is more to just design & decorate a place where you spend more than 5hrs. of your day. So, I also started blogging about my mistakes in Interior Design Business, life talks, spotlight on other artists of the city, lessons etc. And you know what, this is how my like minded, fellow, adorable readers got connected to me & vice verse.

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I once visited a gallery of an upcoming artist, who was into modern art. A person came to me and by watching a random framed art, he asked “What is there in this painting, just few short & long lines drawn criss+cross?” I said “Whoever has a story related to this part of artist’s feelings or thought process, will adore it & purchase it in a mouth shutting price”. This is how it is… we would love to connect to a person, who expresses an emotion in some way, which relates to our emotions somehow. And all our lives we find those souls and keep them close to us and protect them…. Feel like never let them go!!

I have heard million times, “we must decorate our soul with wonderful experiences” and it’s pretty true. Until you are happy from within, how will you be pleased to see the external lightings? Sensing each thing or person or situation and responding to it in a bright manner, makes you feel more special. But I believe whatever you feel, you just have to speak out loud and clear, to whom you want the message to be conveyed. You know life is too short to enjoy to the fullest. Clear the clutters and destination is visible.

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In my case… the multi feelings plays a wide role :) I love travelling, yet feel happy when staying at home in a cozy summer afternoon. I like to groove to “Yo Yo Honey Singh!” song, yet get satisfied with peace by listening to “Shaam bhi koi”. I enjoy having fun with my friends, yet sometimes being alone makes me happy. And guess what, it’s all the same with you too :) There is just some additional bonus package we all are gifted with and blessed with. Exactly!! Find that bonus package and gift yourself with lovely people around    and     Mind it…. Never ever let them go. In a positive phrase…. Just hold them close. Give Love… Get Loved

I would love to see you shine, shine from within. Keep me noticed :) Adios!!

Photography Courtesy: Bimal Nair from bimchum.wordpress.com

New Year Dips in ‘Pink Truffles’

Hey … how you doing?? Sorry for the same old ‘FRIENDS’ gesture.  But I am sure you are getting crazy about making plans with your friends saying “hey what are your plans for New Year?” or “what are going to be your New Year resolutions?” etc…. Okay so keep up the spirit.

But today I am here to let you order for some yummm… chocolates on New Year occasion. Yes, there is this beautiful, cute looking girl naming ‘Deepshikha Kothari’, who is a ‘Chocolatier’ (WoW!! What a designation). And having a surprisingly great talent of making you eager to know ‘what is inside such a wonderful looking box’. Exactly, the presentation (the box made by her) of chocolate is itself alluring. Watch this:

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She says “My love for food,cooking and especially chocolate drove me to take chocolate making classes. After learning the basics from a pastry chef I started experimenting with flavors and recipes which I would love to eat myself. My friends and family were my guinea pigs and my greatest motivation for me to get into chocolate making , apart from my own passion for it, as I am surrounded by chocolate lovers!” That’s how it goes….

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She learned the yummy art. Now…. It’s just been few months since she became an entrepreneur (since August 2012) and her business is going rocket high. She named her talent as ‘Pink Truffles’ and the visiting card is as cute as her way of approach and pleasing attitude.

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I met her at Helix Events. There were many stall owners, but among few she was like a ‘fairy’ to me, who shown me the box and the eatery within it and let me tasted her handmade chocolates. It was a heavenly feeling as soon as the first few layers of chocolate melted on my taste buds. A sudden rush of watery feel in my brain and ‘tick’ the chocolate is gone. WOW!!

I asked her, what is so special about these chocolates and she said “I have worked super hard on my packaging as I feel people eat with their eyes way before the chocolate reaches their mouth. It is a homemade chocolate company where the focus is on making the best quality chocolate. I use imported ingredients, so that my chocolates taste quite different from the ones you get in stores around the city”. That is it. That is why some of the big named sweet shop owners in Pune have Pink Truffles on sale.

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In her words “My motto is to never compromise on quality and I work on order so that my customers get the freshest chocolates to devour. I look forward to my chocolate making sessions with the intoxicating smell of chocolate enough to keep me super happy (though I do end up eating quite a bit myself!). Chocolate making has really helped me discover my creative side :)  “.

You must order some for your happy moments and sunny occasions. And soothe your tasting senses by dipping them in designer chocolates. You can go for mini or bulk orders by:

Calling Her:  9049988837

Watching Her Profile:  facebook.com/pinktruffleschocolates

Mailing Her:  pinktrufflespune@gmail.com

You have got only two days left for New Year celebration. Great, if you grab the chocolates for the party!! Have fun and kindly let me know your plans for New Year. Hey! I too want to get invited by you….. Adios!!

First Ever……Brand Promotion

All my dear folks…. Your mail inbox seems to have no message from crimsonapril.wordpress. I totally agree, because it’s been a long gap since 2nd December 12. Well there are many news to disclose then.

In this gap, I have attended many events here in Pune. I mentioned you already about Helix Events, after that I have been to Masala Dossa, both of them are event organizing companies. I got so darn inspired by the upcoming artists, new jolly faces, what their brains work upon was captured on the table they were displaying.

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And there is no stop. The every other event I was attending, were conceiving all different sets of artists. Very few I can say were a repeated face to me. But the Josh & Junoon was same with each stall owners.

To be very frank, initially (before attending the events) the concept to me was below the ground. I was like “It is so understated, so boring, so embarrassing being a ‘stall owner’ “. But when I actually attended one in Pune, my entire perception got vaporized (as soon as I entered the event). The kids, youths and aunties having ‘posh’ lifestyles and ‘hi-end’ profiles where on the other side of the table. And I was watching the combination of art & attitude, skills & style, stuffs & mentality they carry…….. amazing experience.

So the point is, for the first time, I had the brand promotion of Crimson April just the same way. The event (‘Coco Bazaar’)was organized by Kitsch Mandi at Cocoparra, Pune. And  I was on the other side of the table (as a stall owner) and displaying my art. And trust me “that was big time fun and enthusiastic moment”. My skills been appreciated, my talent has been seen and boosted and my visiting cards were all over by the end of the event :) . Ohhh… what a great feeling when people come to know what are you made for, why are you here, what is your identity etc…..

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So show up guys!!  I feel you deserve to be there and declare the purpose of your presence.  The importance of being you. What I sensed is, a missing feel, when only you know that you are alive… you have to wake up the people around you (apart from your family and friends) and make them know what is it being YOU.

Thank you all guys for many likes and followeens, which actually made me go out there and supported me as true buddies. And yup, do let me know what have you done these many days without my mails ;)    Adios!!

The Toughs

Howdy folks!! I hope your Friday is going good, with plans for coming Saturday and Sunday. Would love to hear your plans, just in case, I feel like dropping there and enjoying with you. :)

Today, I would like to start sharing some lessons (in series) that I learnt so far, from my experiences related to my passion….. Interior Designing. Would  recommend you to read only at peace and ease. :)

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Always First Complete the Assigned Job or Act Accordingly: I remember my first project was a cafe with a budget which was far too less in accordance to the requirements and flashy demands. Frankly speaking, project is still incomplete…. with no painting work done, no bar stool, no polishing done on some plywood areas. When I said” I can’t leave this place like this, shed more money and case is over and good looking”. Client told me he will do it all by himself, but not now. I swear, it’s been more than 2 yrs  and it’s still the same. I lost public attention due to this and it was my mistake, I should have insisted on it and firm on it. I let it go, that was my mistake.

 

Until I finish……

I am not in the blaming mode. The best part would be, if you take the best out of my lessons. And plan at the optimum level for your business workout. Well guided and well focused, is the key.

Would like to hear about your experiences and lessons too. Will come up with more. Till then, enjoy…live life to the fullest.  Happy Friday!! Take care and God bless. Adios!!

Teachings

Howdy guys!! I was feeling like going into past and spend some time recalling those books which shaped me mentally and emotionally. Well, obviously like in your case, my parents also played a vital role for this. For some of you, your school teachers might also helped you grow up in your abilities. To be frank people, I have taken leaves not in days but in weeks, obviously because of which hardly any teacher knew me as a decent student. Parents help us till we grow up and stand strong on ourselves. What after that??

Since childhood, my father asked me and my brother to join a government job. Well, he was a part of that industry (Bhilai Steel Plant), in computer department (there is no other field in which Keralites enter :)). And all of us (our family) were pretty aware and pleased of the facilities given by Govt. But me and my brother felt something wrong. Then we took a move away from that fact, rather than getting attracted towards the package. Although that was a late approach by both of us, we did engineering (which every kid being a Keralite does) and just few years before, we actually found our respective passion line. But still guys, its never too late for knowing yourself better. What do you think?

Rest you all know, I am an interior designer crimsonapril.wordpress.com/me-the-blogger and my brother a professional photographer bimchum.wordpress.com. My brother always being a rich daddy for me, my mental growth goes in unstoppable way. But for you all, I will definitely recommend you to have this

This self help book definitely will blow up your mind. If you are planning to quit your  job and start something new of what you are capable of… this book will lead you to a direct way with money dealings. Teach you more about how to manage your money more than earning. Now you will say “lets first earn, then we will manage”. Well, if you are reading my blogs, you are earning either from your family or friends or job or business. Otherwise…. no PC, no internet, no blog reading and definitely no Facebook!! Read this book and start MANAGING your MONEY.

Next, since we all have fun. We still feel like relaxing our brain in a peaceful manner. Even if we are not going through any trouble, you still would like to enhance your life. And you do it, unknowingly or unintentionally. That is exactly been called ‘Maturity’. If someone tells you “dude you are not mature yet”, it feels like you does not exist in this planet. Well, for me maturity is understanding yourself first, then others. keep asking yourself , what better can you do for self and others. I learnt all this from

Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain, crafted beautifully to have a look inside your heart and brain, heal it and use it in the best way.

I know how to manage money and myself, but there is something that was lacking or missing. I was feeling the void…. I was still delaying on task to be done may it be from calling the workers to visiting the site to deal with the clients to etc. Everyone have a tough job to be done everyday. Lets call it ‘the ugly work’. Trust me, everyday…everyone has to deal with it.  For some that might even be bathing or washing clothes or in major case, seeing your boss’s face. It can be anything, any work, that make your expressions go so bad while you say “s**t man I have got this work to do”. I have a answer to deal with it.

Mark Twain’s strategy : If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through day with the satisfaction of knowing that, that’s probably the worst thing that’s going to happen to you all day long.

Then comes my daily inspirations, related to my passion

Magazines and books….about color, designs, Gurus, themes, ideas, a li’l bit of copying styles ;)

Last but not the least, its always fun to go back to your childhood memories and cherish the stupidity that we all did, which at those times was a wise deed done by us. My way is by this

Hehehehe, I read these comics in a secretive way like people read Cosmo(s).

Do share with me what all are the books, novels, magazines, comics etc. inspired you in what all ways. Happy Sunday to you all. Rock the place where you are staying right now and have a wonderful day. All happies….. Adios!!

Mad Hand

Hello everyone. Today my topic will wander around procrastination. You got it right, delaying your work by every means and in every possible way. Many think, people who are into business or are working with their passion, do not push their schedule for tomorrow. Well folks, this approximately is not the truth. I have seen my brother’s mind (bimchum.wordpress.com) taking rest, yawning sometimes and so is with my other few friends with their venture.

I would like to share something which is there deep in my mind. I really want to get out of the track, by blogging once in a month. Already, October is hitting the end. Now, I really need to focus upon building something new every other day.

Would like to see your Inbox filled up of my blogs hahahaha…… Well, so in coming few weeks I will be keep coming on your face to deliver the best out of the world. I have made something more from my mad hand…

Now this twine piece is what I loved and enjoyed making.  You will soon get to know the step+by+step methods of these DIY(s).  Thank fully my brother is there to teach me a section of his photography. Although the above picture is as genuine as me :)

While making this…. was a fun time. Felt like adding up something to the room, so that I can feel that, this is how I like to be: colorful, hanging in the air (in thoughts), a designer who fills the blank space in a light way with a art which is approachable by everyone.

But sometimes I feel like doing this (quill art) which is pretty much a patience builder. This applies to everyone, sometimes you feel like working very hard professionally, when you are high in energy level, irrespective of the consequences declared by your boss

But at the end no matter how hard or well or less or more have you worked….. for that particular moment, you feel satisfied with whatever you have done. And the feeling of pushing yourself out of your potential, is divine. Hmmm… some cute efforts are not bad at all though.

The variation of complexity of my work, itself tells the story. Sometime I want to feel relaxed and sometimes I am so pumped up.  Well, at the end I want to say, no matter how are you feeling right now,  YOU MUST REMAIN FOCUSED!! Okay?? Focused on the duty that is been assigned to you. Focused on the capability that is within you. And, kindly do understand, there is something which is been gifted to you by God, source of light, heaven, energy (howsoever you call HIM). You need to find that gift and utilize it in the best possible way. All the very best for searching that gift. And no matter if you are still searching it or already found one, keep me updated regarding the same. Because you know, I love to hear from you all.

Adios!!

Fair+well Collectibles

Howdy people!! I was wandering around many events, exhibitions and fairs, since many days. As soon as I feel like letting you know, what is happening, another one shows up. So, would you like to join me where I have already been? Look out, what inspired me as a person, an artist and being Punekar. Pictures taken majorly from mobile phone. And, I will go through only those where I have loved attending it and  purchased some nice goods.

First visit was in Golibaar Maidan (killer name ;)),  Noor handicraft exhibition. The name itself tells the story, Indian+Mughal art, lots of Kalakaari, confusing and attractive pieces. The best part was, this one being rare; having a reasonable and competitive price tags with thousands of varieties.

And finally bought and brought two Sheesham lounge chair (4000INR for two) home by my brother…. For his retirement may be :-[

And I bagged something I was longing for…. My pleasant ride (for 275INR). Hey, one quality being an Indian, is Bargaining is in Blood ;) Although I tried my level best not to hurt the talent they had, for making all these.

And a cute collection of, six piece cup set  for 300 INR.

The another one was a warm event organized by Helix Events (www.facebook.com/helixeventspune).  Where I had a lot of  fun, where all the faces were smiling and welcoming, where collection was awesome and much more happy happenings!! Catch it

And I had my dearest shopping here. Tiny cute little things that will make me happy, everytime I see them.

 

And… and… and… last but still not the least. Since Durga Pooja is going on, I can’t take my eyes off  HER, especially in a Bengali Style

I loved having ‘Mishti Dohi’. Even by its name, I feel teehee. And rather than purchasing anything else, I was easily attracted to wisdom, like this

Yes I am still in search of  some answers, towards calm direction.  And I know He is a great helper. Well yes, I too go to trans mode sometimes guys!!  And I know, no matter how, hot babe or cool dude we all are, we still look out for something precious for our life. Something that will help us nurture our lives in a better way. Keep finding the right path and keep following your heart!!

I must say, this post will definitely make you think…. what is great in this??? We all visit fairs and exhibitions, what is new in it?? Well, I will tell you, with what perspective have I posted this.

I felt inspired by the way the shop owners (age no bar) dealt with their (respective) businesses. These platforms are their initial step to get themselves out of the crowd. They have the courage to start something new all by themselves and be firm confident on it with a strong faith, that this will keep them in their bright, real dreams.

And the little cute pieces displayed in their shops, told me, life might go retiring but you must (always) identify and cherish the happiness present in the current moment.

So, whenever something or someone has made you smile from your heart, don’t let your feelings go unnoticeable. Keep me posted by your happy times, because sharing will enhance those tickles on your cheeks. Love you all and God bless you.  Adios!!