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Label Kiss provides an opportunity to have affordable luxury: Archana Vijaya

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Archana Vijaya, Founder, Kissponics & Label Kiss, recently joined NewsX as part of its special series NewsX India A-List for an insightful and candid interview. In the exclusive interview, the celebrity-turned entrepreneur talked about her latest ventures- Label Kiss and Kissponics and how she is saving the planet in her own way.  Read excerpts:

Talking about her entrepreneurial side and what made her become an entrepreneur since she is already a celebrity, a well known television presenter, reality show contestant, host and much more, Archana said, “Well, honestly, I got married and moved to Delhi. That’s the truth of it. I didn’t really wanted to be somebody who is just going to sit and do nothing with my life. Hence, came about Label Kiss, which is my first baby. All my life i had the opportunity to be styled, to look good and had a team working for me. I wanted to give people the opportunity to have affordable lifestyle-driven opportunity to look good, no matter where you are.” 

Speaking about the USP of Label Kiss that sets it apart from others and what all comes under the umbrella of Label Kiss, she shared, “Label Kiss came about as my attempt to provide everybody with the opportunity to have affordable luxury. One of the USPs of the brand is that it is really well priced. That is very important because I feel, when you are wanting to buy accessories, you should have the opportunity to dress your outfit in a different way every single time. For me, in my entire journey, I feel that accessories can make or break an outfit. For me, bags, shoes, nice piece of jewelry, it always means that an outfit can get elevated to a certain level. When I moved to Delhi, E-commerce was a rage so we started off as an e-commerce company. Now, we are brick and mortar as well. We have kiosks all across Delhi. We retail out of stores in Kolkata. It is tough at the moment. The past year and half has been unprecedented. It is not something that any of us expected but we are trying to row our boat, going through the murky waters.“

On the decision to diversify the brand to serve the masses, Archana said, “What we tried to work around, given the current situation and the consumers, we tried to put out products from all the different marketplaces, which are affordable, which are between Rs 500 to Rs 1000 range, so that everybody has the opportunity to wear nice jewelery. But, the thing is, at the end of the day, people are not going out at the moment. Usually you buy accessories when you go out to birthday party or a dinner. That way, it has taken a backseat. It has definitely been a setback. Things are coming back to normal. Things are opening up. Hopefully, everyone is getting vaccinated and that is the only way forward for all of us in the world. As long as that is happening, we can see assemblance of normality for us.”

When asked about Kissponics and diversification into a completely different sector with it, Archana responded, “We were hit by a pandemic. I did not think, ever in my life, that I would be ever saying this. Extreme times call for extreme measures. There was a lot of talk about saving the planet, this and that. Everyone talks about it but what are we actually doing? Ofcourse, being somebody who is a nature lover, somebody who is aware, there are certain lifestyle changes that I have brought about in my life, which basically help us have a more sustainable lifestyle and also not pollute the environment as much. I realised that I needed to do something more. I was ready to do something for myself. I first started by choosing hydroponics as a client. I wanted to explore the entire opportunity. Everybody who knows my family or me, knows that my mother-in-law is into gardening. It emanates from that. I am naturally into nutrition and fitness. I wanted to get my hands on growing my own food. That’s how Kissponics came about. Once I started doing it myself, I said, “You know what? More and more people need to do this because it is the future. It is extremely relevant. You save 90% water, you have an opportunity to have a truly farm to table experience. You are growing your own veggies, you cut them and you put them in the pan and eat them. It doesn’t get better than that. It is 100% pesticide free. The quality of the produce, because of the fact that all the nutrition is controlled and measured. The quality of the produce is a lot better. The best thing is that anybody can do it. It’s not like you have to get your hands dirty. There is no soil or any of that involved. It is basically for people who are in urban areas. My smaller grower is 5’ 1/2 ft. It has got 18 pots and it can be anywhere at a spot, which gets 4-5 hours of sunlight. We can find that in anybody’s house. I felt like it was my way of giving back and my way of creating awareness about how we really truly need to do more than just talk about saving this planet.”

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NO CUSTODIAL CRIME TO HAPPEN IN TAMIL NADU ANYMORE, SAYS STALIN

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In the wake of the custodial death of Vignesh, who mysteriously died on April 19, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said, “accused in police custody should not be tortured physically or mentally”.

He assured that there will be no lock up crimes in Tamil Nadu any more. Stalin further said that the government had not hid anything. “We have given required instructions to prevent custodial deaths in future”, the CM said.

Stalin added that those who were arrested should be presented in front of the magistrate following due procedures.

The death of Vignesh who used to offer horse rides as livelihood in Marina beach in Chennai, became a subject of political slugfest between the ruling party and opposition in Tamil Nadu. The 25-year-old suffered multiple injuries and fractures on his body, indicating custodial death due to torture.

The post-mortem report too indicated a foul play. However, the state police claimed that the death was natural.

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Milan awaits its visitors after the pandemic

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Milan is an important centre whose main activities are industry, trade and finance. It covers a total area of 182 square kilometers and has an establish- ished population of over one million nine hundred thousand. The earliest history of Milan dates back to 400 B.C. with the settling of Gallic tribes in the heart of the Po Valley. These tribes mixed with the already existing Insubres, and the Etruscans, whose splendid historical era was about to close. Both the age of foundation and the origin of its name are derived from tradition. Historians base their theories on archeological findings which have been dug up from Milan’s sub-soil. 

The ancient name ” Mediolanium ” might have its origin in the settling of Belloveso and his tribes in the centre of the Plain of Lombardy, that is in the centre of the triangle between the rivers Po, Ticino and Adda. Legend has it that the name is derived from the “ scrofa semi lanuta “, that is half-woollen sow, (from the Latin: medio = semi and lanum=wool), but this seems improbable although the sow may have been used in the coat of-arms. In 222 B.C. the Romans invaded Milan and development has been going on ever since. The once small village grew larger and greater, and out of the original few acres of the early ” Castrum ” it reached the peak of its splendor in the third and fourth centuries. 

The poet Ausonio called it “Roma secunda ” (the second Rome). Massimiano, who shared the empire with Diocleziano, established his residence here, and undertook to embellish it with great new buildings and wider walls. In 313 Constantine proclaimed his famous edict of free worship, here in Milan. In this period the paleochristian basilicas were built. In 374 St. Ambrose was appointed bishop of the diocese, and on his death, in 397, the Milanese Church took up the Ambrosian Rite which is still used today.

The most admired and remarkable remains of the Roman ” Mediolanum ” are the sixteen columns of St. Lorenzo in Corso Ticinese, while the Massimiano walls are partly incorporated could be begun. The castle was victim of more great damage during the bombing of 1943, but alter the war more reconstruction work was clone cn the buildings, the Ancient Arts Museum and the halls of the forts. The front of the castle with its round towers on each side, laces the city, in the centre of the front we can see the Tower of Filarete, rebuilt in 1900 with Beltrami’s refacing.  The interior is divided into the great courtyard or military square, and, looking towards the park, the fort on the left, and the ducal courtyard on the right. Between these two, rises the tower added by Bona of Savoy in 1477. The two massive towers on the park-side corners give it the appearance of a fortress. The north tower houses the Hall of Assi (boards), while the other, called the Castellano Tower or Treasure Hall, contains the remains of Bramante’s fresco painting of Argus.

The Ancient Arts Museum contains varied artistic material, and is interesting to visitors also for its Renaissance period halls. It is world famous for its works by Leonardo and Michelangelo, the greatest artists Italy ever produced. The museum winds through the halls on the ground and first floors of the ducal courtyard, from the Chancellery Hall one can walk along the battlements, through the tower of Bona of Savoy to the fortress hall which houses a collection of ceramics and musical instruments. In the hall once called the Scarlioni Hall because of its decorations, we find the ” Pieta Rondanini ”, Michelangelo’s last — unfinished — work. Among the other sculptures can be seen the lving statue of Gastone of Foix bv Bambaia. In the Hall of Assi, so called because of the panelling which covers the walls, Leonardo created the most prodigious decorations which transform the vault of the ceiling into a dome of extraordinarily beautiful green leaves. One of the halls is dedicated to ancient armourv and houses armoury, halberds, shields, spears, spiked clubs and helmets, most of which were produced bv Milanese armourers. Other rooms are the homes of antique furniture, and the picture gallery is rich in the works of Lombardic painters.  The fourteenth century frescoes in the room which is a reconstruction of a room once lound in the Roccabianca Castle near Parma, are also interesting as they represent the ” Story of Gualtieri and Griselda ”.

Finally, a must-see in Milan is the church of Santa Maria Delle Grazie, where Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous painting of the Last Supper of Jesus is located. You can see this work in the refectory section of the church with a guide by booking a last supper tour.

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MAKING OUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE GOOD

B.K. Atam Prakash

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The present becomes the past after some time, and the future is just a little while away; once we reach there, it will be the present, before it too becomes the past. This play of the past, present and future goes on all the time.

How do we make sure that our past, present and future, all are good? The key is attention to what we are thinking and doing. The past is being created in the present; once the time has passed, we cannot do anything about it. But when we utilise the present prudently, being the best we can be, there is great satisfaction when we look back on it later, knowing that we used our time and other resources well. Do we live in the present in such a way that once it has become the past it is a source of inspiration for others?

Coming to the present, we can make it such that it really is a present—a gift—for everyone who meets us. A gift makes everyone happy—no matter how agitated, sad, or upset someone is, when they receive a present given with genuine love, they experience a wave of happiness. The value of a gift is determined not by the thing that is given but by the love that accompanies it. That is what gives joy to others and brings the giver their blessings and good wishes. The easy method to spread joy and live a life full of blessings is to freely give others presents such as love, cooperation, encouraging words, and good wishes. These are the presents needed the most today by almost everyone, and when we bestow these in the present, our past becomes such that it inspires regard and gratitude in the hearts of others.

What about the future? Our features can give others a glimpse of the future. How? When our eyes, smile, behaviour, and relationships are imbued with peace, love, compassion, and dignity, it shows others that it is possible to live an elevated life in today’s world; it creates a benchmark for them to follow. This is how each one of us can contribute to creating a better future for the human family.

B.K. Atam Prakash is a Rajyoga teacher at the Brahma Kumaris headquarters in Mount Abu, Rajasthan.

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HEALTHY LIVING, THE HERBAL WAY

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When we talk about Ayurveda, we often take it as a form of medicinal treatment rather than taking it as a lifestyle. Yes, Ayurveda has been a way of lifestyle for centuries and has helped mankind thrive with its effective and timely remedies. It has not only helped us in times of immense disorderly distress but also kept us on the path of a long life that can be happily lived. Ayurveda strongly believes that good health starts with the proper metabolism of food and healthy digestion. It is based on the idea that food, when consumed according to our individual needs, acts as a medicine that balances our bodies and promotes good health. Ayurveda, our ancient medical system, is a life science that comes up with the life tools to stay healthy, energetic, and realise our full human potential. The good habits that add health to your years according to Ayurveda include eating three balanced meals at the same time daily.

There are so many herbal ingredients that have various health benefits. Herbs and spices fight inflammation and reduce damage to our body’s cells as each one is rich in phytochemicals, which are healthful plant chemicals. Herbs like amla, ashwagandha, turmeric, garlic, cumin seeds, black pepper, and so on are not only healthy but also add flavours to our diet. There are other herbal ingredients like Neem which helps fight acne by inhibiting bacterial growth, Tulsi which has beneficial results for respiratory wellness, Guduchi that supports the immune system, Brahmi that improves cognitive performance and a memory enhancer, Coriander that helps with weight loss, and Ashwagandha which ultimately helps cope with mental and physical stress.

Our body is always in an endless battle with bad bacteria, viruses, excess levels of some vitamins, pesticides. Throughout human history, we have been aware of substances that can harm or even kill us; for example, toxins created by burning sugars, fats, protein, or from external sources like medications, drugs, hormone enhancers, food additives, preservatives, food colourings, sweeteners, flavours enhancers, alcohols, volatile organic compounds, fumes, air pollution and so on. All these together adversely impact our health which can reduce the life expectancy rate at a fast pace.

From ancient times, people have relied on nature and natural resources for food and medicine. Herbs are like other plants that we rely on for food. Interestingly, many so-called modern ‘medicines’ are classified as herbs. Generally, herbal medicines are simply medicines that happen to be natural and gentle, when used with knowledge of how they work. Let’s make a conscious choice to live a life full and happiness and good health. Let’s get back to a healthy lifestyle with Ayurveda by embracing a simple lifestyle that includes healthy eating, exercise, and healthy habits.

The writer is Business Unit Head –Sava Herbals & Sava Vet.

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SEO Expert – Yavuz DOĞANALP

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I was born in 1978 in KONYA. I still reside in KONYA and continue my business life. Since 2005, I have been continuing my professional studies on “Online Entrepreneurship, SEO, Advertising” over the Internet. Turkey and many countries throughout the world from my working life “corporate” and personal “I have presented my services to different customers of success. I would like to express my experience I have gained in this direction regardless of sectoral differences. Developing criteria GOOGLE and other Search engines to get the best listed list of websites. You can be sure that I will probably do my services about SEO Expertise.

As the types of services I have been doing for many years:
– GOOGLE SEO Consulting
– Web Site SEO Analysis
– Digital Marketing Techniques
– Professional Article Writing (Content production)
– Transport SEO Services
– E-Commerce SEO Services
– SEO Consultancy for Various Sectors (Health, education, media, art community, corporate companies … and more)
– Organic Hit Posting Strategies
– Backlink Advertising
– Social Media Consulting
– Customer Potential Creation Techniques, etc.

There are new methods I have applied to turn crises into opportunities even in difficult times of life. I continue to work steadily with determination, without stopping to achieve new successes every day. You can contact me 24/7 at +90 544 226 57 40 on SEO and Digital Marketing.

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Football fans are growing day by day.

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While betting is a serious passion, it has become more enjoyable to bet live. The fact that there are many game options is also conducive to the increase of betting sites, while this situation has benefited the betting players the most. Wherever there is an alternative, competition accelerates, which helps to distribute the promotions and bonuses more generously. High bonuses are indispensable for a betting site. Especially in order to announce the name of a newly opened betting site, it organizes campaigns that will definitely make a sound. Since it is not easy to be at the forefront of yeni bahis siteleri, the conditions of the first bonuses are as important as the amount. While professional bettors attach great importance to the bonuses given by betting sites, those who are new to live betting games may ignore this promotion.

While mobile phones and tablets are now in every aspect of our lives, it is of course not possible to think that canlı bahis siteleri will lag behind this. There are many betting sites where you can enjoy live betting from anywhere with an internet connection at any time of the day. It is very easy to deposit and withdraw money through these sites, which are fully compatible with mobile devices, where you can place bets quickly and easily! Today, betting companies attach great importance to mobile appearance, as betting sites are usually entered from mobile. In addition to the Internet speed for the user, it is very important for the device they use! In order to have a smooth and effective betting experience, the features of the device you will use must also be good. This item, which is very necessary for games such as casino and live betting, can be ignored by many bettors. So, which sites are mobile-supported and which sites have mobile applications, let’s look at them now.

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