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Good will TRUMP over the evil- All that is needed is the PHOENIX song

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I was re-reading Harry Potter, and Fantastic beasts and where to find them books to be prepared for the movie that is getting released and was surprised to find so many similarities between certain parts of the book and the things that is happening with the election.Now that the election is over people still seem unhappy. This is just like the raise of the dark lord and these quotes really sum up the state of mind of the people.
“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right"
Did Dumbledore travel in time, see the scenario that was to happen in the 2016 election and then quote it? Whatever be it, people seem to have chosen the easy in the 2016 American election.
“It is important to fight and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then can evil be kept at bay though never quite eradicated.” we must be willing to fight against the evil whether it is corruption, black money or racism . Never give up hope when all seems …

DIY: how to make your own terrarium

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Add a little green space to your home or even a small little room with the eye catching terrarium.Planning the tropical plants inside the glass container is really fascinating. It is perfect for the winter as there will be no need to step out, and they can be placed anywhere.

Terrariums are easy to plant and they dont need any special skills to look after as well. The plants in the terrariums do not need a lot of water, so they are super easy to care for.
What is a terrarium?
it is just like an aquarium. Replace the fish with plans such a succulents and water with the soil. Isn't it cool?


I have always wanted to own a terrarium. But when ever i checked it out online or searched them in stores, they where a little costly. So i decided to try my hands making one of them.
So i collected the the things needed as mentioned above. Here is a step by step instruction of how to put them together.
Clear the glass jar/bowl of your choice and add the materials one by one in the following ord…

Make your own personalized postcards

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Snail mails are always special. Waiting for the postman to give a post card or an envelope having your name in it is such a pleasure. The only post that I get these days is the telephone bills. The best thing about anything handwritten is you can pick it up and have a look at it at any time you want and cherish it.

We are all now the Slaves of the E-king (Electronic King). There’s no need for that extra bit of effort. Take a photo and post in online or if you want to mail someone use the E-kings service. But the real happiness of receiving something hand made with carefully drafted words in it with the most beautiful image on the other side is just out of the world.
.According to the Indian postal service website, “a postcard must be 14 cm × 9 cm (length and breadth). Privately manufactured post cards shall not be thinner or more flexible than an embossed post card, and will have the same size and thickness of embossed post card. “.


These are the hand made post card print of …

Jagadeesh- Lord shiva painting(art)- shiva series

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According to texts, this chant bestows deep spiritual experiences and even boons (supernatural gifts) when practiced deeply and correctly.
The meaning of the chant is relatively simple:
Om- Before there was a universe, there was a vibrationless void of pure existence. Out of this void came the vibration which started the universe, which is known as Om. Namah- This literally translate to bow. Shivaya- This, of course, Shiva; but more than that, it means the inner self. When understood fully (and according to Shaivism), it means “I bow to the inner Self
Take a look at my other art Shiva works here and here. and here

Kailash- Lord shiva painting(art)- Shiva series

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I have Recently found a serious interest in lord Shiva. Looking at the pictures, reading the shlokas, listening to songs that talk about Shiva , brings in an unexplained calmness and a rush to do more and to learn more.
So i thought of doing a Shiva series where i can bring life to the cosmic power in the form of art.
Take a look at my other art Shiva works 1.here 2.here and 3.here


Shoolin- Lord Shiva Painting(Art) in the Shiva Series

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I have Recently found a serious interest in lord Shiva. Looking at the pictures, reading the shlokas, listening to songs that talk about Shiva , brings in an unexplained calmness and a rush to do more and to learn more.
So i thought of doing a Shiva series where i can bring life to the cosmic power in the form of art.
Take a look at my other art Shiva works here and here.

Starry Night Sky- Canvas Painting

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Starry skies inspire hopes and dreams. Look at the sky and just ask for a wish! The sky is beautiful when there is no light and pollution. So the best place to do night sky watch is the country side. The best night sky watch that i had was in the Yellowstone national park.It was amazing.
Inspired by the night sky in the country side, i came up with a painting on Canvas.
Things needed:
1.Canvas
Medium:
Watercolor on canvas



Dollar Store Hacks 2 - what can you do with a Popsicle stick?

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Dollar store has become one of my favorite places to shop form my DIY Crafts items. With a bit of creative imagination, DIY interest and a nearby dollar store you would be amazed with what can be done with basic items. Add a bit of style to you home with just a dollar.
Boho wall hanging:
Things needed:
1.Popsicle sticks 2.glue. 
Cost of making: 1$
All you have to do is arrange the sticks in the pattern that one wants and stick them together. Your boho wall hanging is ready!


Art from waste
Things needed:
1. can lids. 2.glue
Cost of making: 0$

Just stick the lids together and color them to pop them out. They form beautiful wall hanging!


All the DIY works go on the wall!

A different view!


The Jumbo- elephant water color canvas Painting

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Painted on: 16 x18 Canvas Medium used: water/acrylic colors Time taken:  1.5 hrs

3D Origami wall hanging

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Origami is the art of folding papers.Origami sometimes can surprisingly calm you and help you focus on the minute foldings and details.  I found my new interest in origami and have been experimenting with new ways to use it. 
I love 3D structures. They not only add dimensions to the empty space but also looks amazing when arranged and kept in the right place. I wanted to try my hands with 3D Origami paper foldings ,hence decided to make this 3D triangle wall hanging.
You can also arrange these 3D triangles on a flat surface in the design of your choice and hang them in the wall.
Things needed:

1.Origami papers.
2.Cardboard (I used a shoe box)
3.Thread.











Dollar Store Hacks 1 - Need a key hanger? Make one yourself

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Dollar store has become one of my favorite places to shop form my DIY items. With a bit of creative imagination and a nearby dollar store you would be amazed with what can be done with basic items.
Add a bit of style to you home with just a dollar.

1. Don't spend on soap dispenser. Decorate your own.

Things needed:

1.Nail polish
2.dispenser jar

Total cost 2$







2. DIY key Holder:
Things needed:
1.picture frame 2.Wrapping paper
Total Cost: 2$


The Big Bang- Modern Art painting

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I know what it means, and just look through it, see from different angles, May be you can see what i see too! Else tap up your creativity and see what you want to see.




DIY Home decor - 3 (Dollar Store Hacks)

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Sometimes it's the smallest tweaks that make the biggest change at home. These hacks solve the common dilemma but also elevates the home style. These simple ideas will not cost a lot, and a little creativity can make the home refreshing and interesting.
The first part of this series can be viewed here and here.

Key holder

Things needed:
Photo frameColor paperSticky hooks.Glue Steps:

1. Remove the picture present in the photo frame and place some colorful paper of your choice.
2. Use the double sided tapped hooks and stick them to the frame.
3. your personalized key hanger is ready!


Earring Organizer

Things needed:
Foam boardJute wireJute mesh rollMarkers.Glue Steps:
1.Cut a foam board to the size of your choice. 2.Use some sketch pens and decorate the plain foam board. 3. Roll the jute mesh all over the foam board and stick them together. 4. Time to flaunt your beautiful earring collections

Newspaper Basket.

Things needed:
old newspapersglue. Steps:
1.Cut out some paper strips and star…

Kabali - Tamil Movie Review

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Main Cast: Rajinikanth , Radhika Apte , 'Attakathi' Dinesh , Winston Chao, John vijay, Dhansika, kishore Written and directed by: Ranjith Background score and music: Santhosh narayanan



Yes folks, Superstar is back and back with a bang, as he announces his supremacy in the box office with his latest crime drama- Kabali, after a two year sabbatical. Written and directed by Ranjith of Madras fame, Kabali is all about an ageing gangster, trying to save his gang’s slowly dying grasp over their rival gangs, and the consequences that follow in doing so. The cast of Madras, combined with Superstar and Radhika Apte, enliven this heavy and violent drama.
The film scores in areas of story, direction and screenplay. The story concentrates on the lesser seen side of a gangster, the emotions involved in being such a big and powerful person in the society and the harsh realities that one such person has to face in order to be in that position. The characters are scripted well, with enough depth …

Smoky Mountains- Things to do in 3 days

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The great smokys is Americas busiest national park. Most people see the park from the mountain-skimming scenic highway. You can always pull off the road,park the car, and stroll one of the quite walkways.


When to visit:
In summer and in fall. Time your visit to mid week and arrive early. Hit the Sugarland visitors center and grab a free map of the smokies. That makes the drive and the planning a lot easier. Don't expect to have good cell phone reception when you drive through the park.The map comes in handy then.
Day 1:
Take the Newfound Gap road to Clingmans dome to get the best sweeping views of the park by seeing it from the highest point. Reach early to beat the heat, avoid the crowd and to get a good parking spot.
From sugarlands, stop after 5 miles at Chimneys a spot where you can go on a self guided Cove Hardwood Nature Trail. A short drive from there takes you to the Chimney tops overlook, which offers views of the double summit called 'Duniskwal-guni' which means …