Navratri, Durga puja and Diwali, major festivals of Hindus are over for the year. Festivals across the world marks oneness, gatherings, celebrations, food, fun and frolic with family and friends. Festivals bring everyone together. 

Now days in India too people have started celebrating Halloween, which is basically a western concept and mostly fall near Diwali date which is on 31 October.

Had organised a Desk decoration competition & Rangoli competition in office. 

I had a ball of time with family friends & colleagues during Diwali and hope you did too. Sharing with you the decorations and the lovely moments I had during Diwali in office and at home.

Deacoration at Home











Desk Decoration in office







Rangoli at Home & Office












ages : Personal Album


Two years back in 2014 my company had a massive recruitment drive for hiring almost 200 Management Graduates. So in the process have visited quite a few places in the country for the Campus Recruitment.

One of the campuses we visited was Pondicherry University. We drove down from Chennai and reached the campus by 10.00 am. The Students were waiting for us. Wasting no time we started with the Interviewing process. It took us some time to interview 35-40 students. Once the process was finished we plan to leave the campus immediately. The placement co-ordinator insisted a lot to have lunch with them but we left the Campus as soon as the Interviewing process was completed. We directly headed towards Auroville. 

Auroville means 'the city of the dawn' and was founded in 1968 by a French lady Mirra Alfassa who was called The Mother’ and was the successor to Shri Aurobindo, a well- known spiritual leader. The town was founded by her with the aim of creating a place which was a symbol of human unity.

Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.

12 gardens of Auroville


The Visitor Centre in Auroville remains open from 9 am- 5:30 pm and we were lucky enough to attend the detailed video tutorial of what Auroville is all about.

Sample Plan of Matrimandir at the Visitor's Centre

The Matrimandir is not easily accessible and one need to make a booking in advance (around 2 days), in order to visit the Matrimandir. So since we have not made any bookings we thought of having a look from outside. We had to walk from the Visitor Centre to the Matrimandir. It is a pleasant 1km walk from the visitor's centre, along wooded paths and past an astonishing banyan tree.  Once we started walking we found that the place is full of calmness and serenity.

The Banyan Tree on the way to Matrimandir

Once we reached the Matrimandir we were mesmerised by the dome shaped golden structure. The Matrimandir is a giant golden globe at the centre of the town, surrounded by beautifully manicured lawns and trees. Going to Matrimandir would definitely refresh your body and soul.

Matrimandir


Matrimandir


After coming from Matrimandir we explored the area of Auroville. Here you will find things crafted by the inhabitants of the township such as clothing, candles, incense, pottery, home textiles etc.  I picked up some incense and scented candles. We had a quick bite of Mufffins and the Masala Chai in the Café.


Overall had a lovely time at Auroville. 
Now since I have decided to keep updating my blog on regular intervals, I have started working on getting my hands on Sketch Pad. Started off with Zentangle. Came out with this Zentangle Butterfly. Loved doing it.  




Posting this post nearly after 2 and half years. Was busy with my little one who have turned 3 years last month. So was almost on a break. Not that I did not do anything. To be honest yes, did not do much on art and craft. Made a painting on canvas, which was spoiled by my little one while I was giving a finishing touch. She wanted to paint on the same canvas while I was away to attend a phone call and when I come back and to my surprise the canvas was filled with all different colors.  So BOOOOOOM...... it goes. So decided that will not leave my painting book anywhere here and there.....

Completed this painting some days back. Almost took 2 months to complete. Used to do when the little one is off to sleep which is always after 11.30 PM - 12.00 and then you are so tired to do anything.  Better late then never.


Matsya



So I will try to be regular with my postings. Lets see  how regular. :-)