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Maladaptive Daydreaming and What You Should Know About it

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Somewhere down the line, you find yourself wondering where all your time slipped away. Minutes turned to hours, hours to days and days to weeks. Did you have your head so far in the clouds that you couldn’t come down?

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Test Anxiety And What You Should Know About It

Having a bit of pre-test nervousness is said to be normal and to an extent healthy, as it enhances a student’s performance. Test anxiety is when a student continues to suffer from debilitating feelings of fear and worry while dreading the outcome. This can negatively impact overall performance…

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Social Start-Ups And Social Media

‘Build it and they will come’, is no longer the words to live by, especially when you are trying to build your start-up. The need to go to your audience and engage with them is rising. Indore-based Raghav Baldwa did exactly that when he created a Facebook Page reaching out …

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Top 5 off-beat things to do in Kashmir

A little stroll in Indira Gandhi Tulip gardens, selfies in front of Dal Lake, treks up Shankaracharya hill and a hot tea in every destination- that about sets the temperament of a tourist’s itinerary in Kashmir. But if you’re a traveller you know you need a bit more!

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An endangered art: Kashmiri Walnut-wood carving

An enticing art was introduced in the 15th century  in the valley of Kashmir by Sheikh Hamza Makhdom during the reign of Zainul Abdideen. It was promoted in the hopes of enhancing the valley’s economy and was initially restricted to the creation of palaces and houses. Such is the legend of one of the most authentic arts of the country- walnut woodcarving…

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Punn Deun: A Celebration of Faith

When the whole country is in the throngs of Vinayaka Chathurthi or Ganesh Utsav, the Kashmiri Pandits have a lovely little celebration to supplement the grandeur of this auspicious occasion- Punn. Punn deun or Punn is a spinning festival dedicated to goddess ‘Beeb Garab Maej’.

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A Brief History of Vaishnavism and Shaivism

Hinduism is one of the oldest religions in the world. Popular for its rich cultural practices and deities, it has been predominant in the Indian subcontinent and has gradually paved its way into the Southeast Asian countries over centuries. Curious to know the difference between Shaivism and Vaishnavism?

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Herath- A glimpse of the Tantric mystique

Considered to be one of the most important festivals of the Kashmir Pandit community, Herath is believed to mark the arrival of spring, rain and cheer. In Sanskrit ‘Hararathri’ refers to the ‘Night of Hara’ which is ‘Herath’ in Kashmiri. Want to know more about Herath?

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Rebecca Norman – Modern Jewellery + Bags

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Several occasions demand a well thought-out wardrobe. No matter the place and time, being ever-ready for such occasions is a must if you are to make it big these days. Rebecca Norman’s latest collections aid all your fashion woes with their prime choices!

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