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English Shows to Binge Watch before the Summer Ends!

Today we are living in the era of World Wide Web, Jaipurites are becoming more and more techno-savvy, we are internet freaks who are crazy after Instagram, YouTube and also these days’ web series is super popular amongst us. Let’s move forward with the list of amazing English Web Series.

  1. 2 Broke Girls

The show revolves around the lives of Max Black, (Kat Dennings) a daughter of a poor, working-class mother, and Caroline Channing, (Beth Behrs) born rich but now penniless because her father got caught operating a Ponzi scheme. Now both working as waitresses at the same Brooklyn diner. The two soon become friends and started working towards their dream of opening their own cupcake shop. The show is nothing like the mainstream chick-flicks and will definitely leave you rolling on the ground laughing. The show has also won a People’s Choice Award and an Emmy Award & is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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  1. The Office

The show depict the life in an office. It consists of relationships between boss and employees/co-workers. It is created in a satire effect to create humor and comedy. Some of the main characters include Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the boss, Dwight Schrute (Rainn Wilson), a paper sales-man, Pam Beesly (Jenna Fischer), a secretary, and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski), another paper sales-man. There are more sales & accounting people that work in the office that add to the story. The show will have you laughing, crying, celebrating, and falling in love with these characters every step of the way. It has won five Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and many other awards. You sure don’t want to miss out on watching The Office which is available on Amazon Prime Video.
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  1. Homeland

 The show is a spy thriller where the protagonist, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), is a CIA officer who has a bipolar disorder and believes that Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), who is being held captive by al-Qaeda as Prisoner of War, has been turned against them and poses a threat to the U.S. This sets Mathison on her covert mission. If you’re as intrigued as we are and want to find out where Mathison’s mission will take her as a CIA officer and will she be able to continue her mission, you will have to watch Homeland which is available on Hotstar. The show has garnered global praise and has won Emmy awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and other awards. It is set to premiere its final season in late 2019.

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  1. Hannibal

Hannibal is a Psychological horror-thriller. Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is a FBI profiler. Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne), who is head of Behavioral Sciences, hires Graham for investigation of a serial-killing that is taking place in Minnesota. While investigating, Graham finds that he himself is getting affected by the disturbing psychiatric behavior and starts to experience hallucinations and disorientation. The series unfolds a new aspect of Will Graham and his struggle to fight his dark-side while Hannibal embraces his own dark-side and wants Graham to learn the same. For all those looking for a mind-bending series that makes you think, “is that even possible?” watch Hannibal. It is available on Netflix.

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  1. American Horror Story

An American anthology-horror television series, with each season conceived as a self-contained mini-series, each following a different set of characters, setting, and storyline. Each season has a different story to tell about many horrific things and places. The series takes its genre very seriously and leaves its viewers off balance and disturbed afterwards. So if horror is your genre then you need to be watching American Horror Story. The show is currently available on Hotstar.

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  1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

 You have been living under rock if you don’t already know about F.R.I.E.N.D.S. It’s a classic sitcom. The story revolves around the lives of six friends in their 20’s and an insomnia cafe. Rachel Green (Jennifer Aniston) flees from her wedding and finds Monica Geller (Courteney Cox), a NYC Chef and her childhood friend, and soon becomes a part of their group of singles which includes Joey Tribibiani (Matt LeBlanc), a struggling actor, Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry), Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow), a masseuse, and Ross Geller (David Schwimmer), a newly divorced Paleontologist and Monica’s elder brother. Friends gives you all the humor, romance, career issues, sentiments, and overall a dream to experience the same with your own friends. Friends is available on Netflix and we highly recommend binge watching it.

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  1. Breaking Bad

 Yet another classic, Braking Bad, is a neo-western crime-drama series. It tells the story of a struggling and depressed Chemistry school teacher, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), with a stage-3 lung cancer. His disease causes this meek high school teacher to turn towards crime. He starts manufacturing and selling crystallized meth (recreational drug) under the name Heisenberg, to secure his family’s financial future. The show garnered appreciation world-wide and received 16 Primetime Emmy Awards, eight Satellite Awards, and the list goes on. The show has even made it to the Guinness World Records. Now where will this new secret identity lead Walter is something you don’t want to miss. Breaking Bad is available on Netflix, so don’t miss this extraordinary series.

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  1. Chernobyl

 A magnificent series based on a true story, Chernobyl dramatizes one of the worst man-made catastrophes in the history of human-kind. The series concentrates on the nuclear plant disaster that took place in Soviet Ukraine in April, 1986. The show informs us of the cause of the disaster and stories of several people who died in it. The series released recently and has already been praised by television critics across the ocean alike. It is available on Hotstar for the Indian audience.

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  1. How I Met Your Mother

An American live-action sitcom, How I Met Your Mother, is a frame story, Ted Mosby in the year 2030, narrates to his children the events that led him to meet their mother. The story starts in 2005 in New York City and involves his best friends Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), a womanizing- playboy, Robin Scherbatsky (Cobie Smulders), news reporter, and long-lasting couple, Marshall Erikson (Jason Segal) and Lily Aldrin (Alison Hannigan). The story goes through the journey of Ted meeting the mother of his children, ups and downs in their careers, and Marshall and Lily’s relationship. Overall, the show has unique structure, humor, and incorporation of dramatic elements. It is available on Hotstar.

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  1. Family Guy

Family Guy is an animated sitcom that centers around the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter Griffins and Lois Griffins, their children Meg, Chris and Stewie, and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. The series is majorly based on self-referential humor and emphasizes on gags that make reference to current events and/or modern cultural icons. Although the series has been a part of several criticism and controversy, it gives you a hearty laugh. Also, they have special episode dedicated to India. Do watch it and have fun.

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  1. The Simpsons

 Another hilarious animated sitcom is The Simpsons which is set in a satirical depiction of the working class and includes parodies of American culture and society, television, and the human condition.  The main characters are the Simpson family who live in Springfield town (fictitious name). Though the Simpson are a dysfunctional family, many episodes examine their relationships and bonds with each other, which provides its audience with a mix of emotions. The Simpsons have also been a part of various controversies, bans, and even racial stereotyping due to its nature. But it has been one of the most high grossing, long-running show, so you cannot afford to miss it!

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  1. Big Bang Theory

 Apart from being an acclaimed sitcom, what’s amazing about this show was that it was filmed in front of a live audience. Big Bang Theory is all you need if you are a self-acclaimed nerd or a science lover. You ask why? David Saltzberg, a professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, LA, checks scripts himself and provides dialogue, mathematics, equations, and the diagrams used as props for the show. Sounds nerdy-enough! Go online and checkout the chronicles of Leonardo, Sheldon, Penny, Raj, Howard, Bernadette and Amy and tell us who you relate to the most. The series is available on Hotstar.

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  1. Arrow

This one is for all the DC comic lovers. Arrow, is a superhero series about a billionaire playboy, Oliver Queen a.k.a. Arrow (Stephen Amell), who is isolated from the rest of the world due to a shipwreck and spends five years of his life on a mysterious island. On returning, he decides to spend his life fighting crime and corruption as a secret vigilante, and chooses a bow and arrow as the weapon of his choice. Follow Arrow through his journey against crime and find out if he succeeds. It is available on Netflix and Hotstar.

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  1. Flash

Another DC character that has been leaving his mark on TV is Flash. The idea of Flash came to surface after two appearances by Barry on Arrow. Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) is a crime scene investigator who gains super-human speed by getting struck by lightning and after awakening from coma finds out about his power, hence, becomes Flash. He uses his powers to fight-off criminals while keeping his identity a secret. The series experience loads of time-travel too, which makes it all the more interesting to watch. You can watch the series on Hotstar.

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  1. Mindhunter

Mindhunter is a crime-drama web series based on the book. The series is set in 1977 – in the early days of criminal psychology and profiling at the FBI. The show focuses on FBI agents Holden Ford (Johnathan Groff), agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), and psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv). This series will push the boundaries of how you think and will make you wonder how these killers are triggered by the slightest of the things. Watch out for the Mindhunter only on Netflix.

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  1. Law and Order

 Law and order is a legal-drama that dramatizes police procedures. Each episode is divided into two parts whereby the first part follows police work and the later part follows legal and courtroom proceedings. Though the show was criticized, it gives an insight of the police, detectives, and trial that takes place during an investigation. If you crave for a show that provides you with a new mystery/case to solve every time you watch it, then this is your ‘must watch show’. The show is available on Hulu.

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  1. Grey’s Anatomy

 Grey’s Anatomy is a drama show that provides you romance, comedy, emotions, and a lot of acquaintances to medical lives. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending physicians both in terms of their careers as they develop into seasoned doctors, and their personal lives and relationships. It has tried to aptly depict how the doctors struggle to balance their personal lives with their hectic professional lives, which often leads to serious stress. It introduces us to the side of doctors that we often miss to see either as a patient or an acquaintance. To all the doctors out there now we understand, and if you too want to have a deeper dig at it, don’t miss Grey’s Anatomy. You can watch it on Hotstar.

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  1. This is Us

 An amalgamation of romance-comedy-tragedy-drama, This is Us follows the lives of three siblings known as “Big Three” (Kevin, Kate and Randal) and their parents Jack and Rebecca. It is full of heart-wrenching moments and is guaranteed to leave you in tears with every episode. If you want to go for emotional rollercoaster ride then bring out that ice-cream tub and binge watch. This is Us, on Hotstar.

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  1. House of Cards

 House of Cards is an American political-thriller series set in Washington D.C. and is the story of the power-hungry Congressman, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), and his equally ambitious wife, Clair Underwood (Robin Wright). The series depicts how the duo seek each other’s success to each other’s ventures and how the lust of power drives Frank Underwood to do vile things such as having an affair, ruining reputations, and even killing. Watch out for conspiracy of Frank Underwood on Netflix.

 

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  1. Designated Survivors

 The next political-thriller on the block has to be the Designated Survivors. It is the story of the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Thomas Kirkman, who was named Designated Survivor after surviving an explosion that claimed the lives of the President and everyone in the line of succession except for him. This leads to Kirkman immediately becoming the President, unaware of what is to come next. The show is available on Netflix.

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  1. Westworld

 Westworld is a science-fiction show set in an unspecified time in the future. Westworld is a theme park which allows guests to experience the old times, an environment populated by ‘hosts’ (androids, nearly indistinguishable from humans). Hosts are supposed to fulfill guest’s every desire and follow a predetermined set of intertwining narratives. This cycle of narrative keeps on going as new guests arrive because their memories are reset and then repeated daily. But problems are about to arise in Westworld as members of a small group of hosts are starting to retrieve some of the memories from their previous life. Will the Hosts recover completely or will they continue to be exploited by their guests? Watch Westworld to find out, available on Hotstar.

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  1. Stranger Things

 The next series that has been garnering appreciation all over the globe is Stranger Things, a science fiction-horror series. The series is set in the 1980s in the fictional town of Hawkins. Things starts to get wired after a secret paranormal experiment that includes human subjects conducted by Hawkins National Laboratory goes wrong and ends up creating a portal to an alternate dimension known as “The Upside Down” after which a boy called Will Byers gets abducted by a creature from the Upside Down. Now Will’s friends are in search of him, will they be able to find him? Watch the journey of the kids in search of their friend, only on Netflix!

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  1. Sherlock

 Sherlock is a British crime-drama based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. The show is set in modern-day London where Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) solves various mysteries with his flat mate and friend, Dr. John Watson (Martin Freeman). Though the Londoners are suspicious of him in the beginning, his intellect and exceptionality persuade them of his value. Watch Sherlock’s expedition from a detective to a reluctant celebrity. You can watch the series on Netflix.

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  1. Dexter

Dexter is a crime-drama-mystery, set in Miami. Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) works with Miami Metro Police Department as a forensic technician specializing in blood splatter pattern analysis and leads a secret life as vigilant serial killer, who only kills those criminals that slipped from the hands of justice system. What lead Dexter to become what he is? Do you think he is a monster or a guardian? Watch and decide for yourself on Hotstar.

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Get your schedule all set and your chores done to start binge watching these shows and making the most of your free time!

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7 Yoga Poses for your go-to International Yoga Day Celebration

Yoga was originated in ancient India with a broad variety of yoga schools, practices and goals. The promotion of yoga has intensified since the establishment of the Ministry of AYUSH and June 21 was announced as International Yoga day.

International yoga day is tomorrow, if you’re thinking about perfecting your yoga poses, then you are at the right place. This blog is your escape for the perfect yoga poses along with the steps and benefits they entail.

 

VRIKSHASANA

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The pose is known as ‘tree pose’ and this asana is practised to balance the body. It is one of the standing poses in hatha yoga and very popular in modern yoga.

How to do:

  1. Stand erect and drop your arms to the side of your body.
  2. Slightly bend your right knee and place the right foot high up on your right thigh make sure that the sole is placed firm and flat on the root of the left thigh.
  3. Your left leg needs to be absolutely erect. Once you have assumed this position, breathe and try to find your balance.
  4. Now inhale and gently raise your arms over your head and bring them together in namaste mudra.
  5. Look straight at a distant object and hold your gaze, this will help you maintain balance.
  6. Gently bring your hands down from the side and release the right leg.
  7. Comeback to the starting position of standing tall and erect as you did at the beginning of the practice. Repeat this pose with the left leg.

BENEFIT:

  1. It strengthens the spine while improving both balance and poise.
  2. It tones the leg muscles.
  3. The knees become stronger.
  4. It relieves those suffering from sciatica and reduces flat feet.
  5. It makes you stable, flexible and enhances your concentration.

Contradictions:

  1. Avoid practising this asana if you suffer from insomnia or migraine.
  2. People with high blood pressure should not raise their arms above their head. They can go for namaste mudra by joining their hands with their palms together in front of the chest.

 

UTTHITA TRIKONASANA

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“UTTHITA” is a word derived from the Sanskrit language which means extended and “TRIKONASANA” it means triangle. Therefore, this pose is also called triangle pose and it is one of the poses from Ashtanga primary series.

How to do:

  1. Stand erect, feet together and hands up, your body with an exhalation lightly then jump with your feet 3-4 feet apart and raise your arms to the shoulder level with your palms facing the floor.
  2. Take out your right foot at 90 degrees and left foot slightly into 60 degrees. Make sure that both legs should be in one line.
  3. With exhalation rotate your torso to the right side and hold your right big toe from the right hand and stretch your left arm upwards and look towards your left palm and maintain the pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute or take 5 deep breathes.
  4. With inhalation come back to the initial position while your hands should remain at shoulder level.
  5. Now take your left foot out at 90 degree and right foot slightly in at 60 degrees, both legs should be in one line.
  6. Now with exhalation rotate torso to the left side and hold your left big toe with your left hand. Raise your right arm up and look upwards and look towards your right palm and stay there for 30 seconds to 1 minute or take 5 deep breathes.
  7. With inhalation come to the initial position keep your feet together and release your hands by the side of your body.

BENEFIT :

  1. This asana stretches and strengthens the thighs, knees and ankles.
  2. Stretches the hip, groins and calves and shoulders, chest and spine.
  3. Stimulates the abdominal organs.
  4. Helps to relieve the stress and improves digestion.

CONTRADICTIONS : 

  1. People suffering from diarrhea, headache and low blood pressure should avoid practising this asana.
  2. Also, people who are suffering from neck problems and high blood pressure, don’t turn your head up and continue looking straight ahead.

 

URDHVA MUKHA SHAVASANA

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This asana is also known as  ‘UPWARD FACING DOG’ and it is commonly a part of the widely performed in Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation). This is also a back bending asana in modern yoga.

How to do:

  1. Lie on your stomach, on the floor. Stretch your both legs backwards.
  2. Then, bend your elbows and spread your palms on the floor beside your waist so that your forearms are relatively perpendicular to the floor.
  3. Inhale, press your inner hands firmly into the floor, with an inhalation lift your torso up and try to look up at the sky and hold the pose for about 15-30 seconds with normal breathing.
  4. Keep the thighs firm and legs a few inches off the floor.

BENEFIT :

  1. Improves your body posture and strengthens the spine, the arms and the wrists.
  2. Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders and abdomen.
  3. Stimulates organs.
  4. Helps relieve depression, fatigue and sciatica. It is also therapeutic for asthma.

CONTRADICTIONS:

  1. People with back injury should avoid this asana.
  2. People with headache and women during pregnancy should not practice this asana.

 

JANU SIRSASANA

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“JANU” is a Sanskrit name which means ‘knee’ and “SIRSASANA” means ‘head’. It is also known as head-knee pose and it’s a seated twisting and forward bending asana in Ashtanga yoga.

How to do :

  1. Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Spine erect and hands besides of your body. Bend your right knee and heel back towards your perineum. Rest your right foot slightly against your inner left thigh.
  2. Now inhale, raise your hands up and with exhalation bend forward to the left side from the base of the spine and try to reach out with your right hand to reach the inner left your foot and try to hold the left wrist from the right hand, maintain the pose for 5 deep breaths and with exhalation try to lengthen the spine.
  3. Then with inhalation release your hands and lift up your upper body and get back to starting position.
  4. Same we do with the other leg.

BENEFIT :

  1. All the forward bending asana calms the mind and relieves depression. This asana stretches the spine, shoulders and hamstring.
  2. Stimulates liver and kidney.
  3. Improves digestion and relieves anxiety.
  4. Therapeutic for high blood pressure and insomnia.

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with asthma and diarrhea should not practice this asana.
  2. People with knee injury don’t flex the injured knee completely and give support to your knee on a folded blanket.

 

PASCHIMOTANASANA :
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This asana is one of the widely practised asanas in Hatha yoga as well as Ashtanga yoga and also known as seated forward bending asana.

How to do :

  1. Sit on the floor with the legs stretched straight in front and place your palm on the floor by the side of the hips and take a few deep breaths.
  2. Exhale, extend your hands and catch your toes. Hold the right big toe between the right thumb and index and middle finger and the same with another side.
  3. Inhale completely, chest up, look up and with exhalation bend forward from the base of the spine, widen your elbows and try to touch your knee with your forehead and maintain this position from 1 to 5 minutes as per your capacity.
  4. An advanced practitioner can catch the outer sole and rest the chin on the shin.
  5. Exhale, release your hands and raise your head from the knee and relax.

BENEFIT :

  1. This Asana tones the abdominal organs
  2. Relieves the stress and calms the mind
  3. Tones the kidney and improves the digestion
  4. To reduce the belly fat women should practice this Asana after pregnancy
  5. This Asana also helps to cure impotency

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with asthma and diarrhea should not practice this asana
  2. People with back injury perform this asana under yoga teacher
  3. Women shouldn’t practice this asana during pregnancy

 

SIRSASANA :

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This asana is known as headstand and king of the asanas and commonly practised both in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga.

How to do :

  1. Spread a blanket fourfold on the floor and kneel near it.
  2. Rest your forearms in the centre of the blanket, your elbow should be in the line of your shoulder.
  3. Interlock your fingers right up to the fingertips so that the palms form a cup and fingers should be kept tightly locked.
  4. Rest the crown of the head on the blanket between both the palms and move your knee towards your head.
  5. Raise your knee and walk towards your head.
  6. Exhale, and gently lift the legs off the ground, then bent your knee and stretch your legs up and stand on the head and hold this position for 1 to 5 minutes with normal breathing.
  7. Exhale,  flex your knee and gently slide down to the floor in reverse order.

BENEFIT:

  1. This Asana relieves mild depression and calms your brain
  2. Enhances memory and hair growth and reduces hair-fall
  3. Strengthen arms and lungs and abdominal organs
  4. Improve digestion
  5. Increase confidence
  6. Therapeutic for insomnia and infertility

CONTRADICTIONS: 

  1. People with neck and back injury don’t perform this asana
  2. People suffering from high blood pressure avoid all the inversions
  3. Women during menstrual shouldn’t practice this asana

 

ADHO MUKHA VRKSASANA :
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‘Adho’ is a Sanskrit word which means downward, ‘Mukha’ means facing, ‘Vriksh’ means tree.

Therefore this asana is called “downward facing tree pose” and “handstand”. This asana is a balancing asana.

How to do :

  1. Stand tall and hands beside your body facing a wall. Inhale, raise your arms up then exhale, bend forward and place your palms on the floor about a foot away from the wall.
  2. Distance between palms and shoulder should be the same and keep your arms fully stretched.
  3. Take your legs back and bend your knee, exhale here and swing your legs up against the wall and balance here
  4. Look between your hands and stay there for a minute with normal breathing
  • After mastering this position try to do this in middle of room .keep your legs fully stretched and toes pointing up and lift your head as far up as you can
  • Flex your knee and gently come down to the floor in reverse order

BENEFIT :

  1. This pose develops the body harmoniously
  2. Strengthen the shoulders, arms and wrist
  3. Expand the chest fully
  4. Enhance your confidence
  5. Increase the reverse blood flow which energizes the mind
  6. Increase your concentration

CONTRADICTIONS :

  1. People with back and neck injury don’t perform this Asana
  2. People suffering from high blood pressure avoid all the inversions.
  3. Women in menstrual and during pregnancy avoid this asana.
  4. People with a weak shoulder should avoid this asana.

Disclaimer: Do not perform these Asanas without the supervision of the trainers/experts.

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8 Cool Escapes To Beat The Heat

Jaipur experience all the season in their extremes. With the temperature being 46 degrees Celsius the heat is unbearable. But we, Jaipurites know how to enjoy the best of both worlds, no matter how extreme it gets. Summers in Jaipur is the warmest times usually extending from April till July. But summer is also that time of the year when we can socialize, unwind and relax cause summertime is vacation time. Most of the schools are on break and colleges are mostly inactive. Therefore, as soon as summer approaches we all start making plans for the vacations, deciding the next spot we want to visit, relishing over all things cool or having a water gun fight with your pals. Ah, summer is fun. But we all know Jaipur can get all heated up during summers and if you staying in the city like us then Jaipur Beat will help you beat this heat with these cool escapes.

1. Pool Parties

A pool party is always a good idea in summers, the best place to chill around with your family and friends. Splashing water all over the place and dancing to your favourite beats. Pink City has quite a few options for all the party-loving Jaipurites.

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2. World Trade Park a.k.a my second home

Experiencing an electricity cut, worry not. “World Trade Park hai na yarr…” you can go there chill or hang out with your squad, have food at the court and enjoy the window shopping in the air-conditioned malls for as long as you want.

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3. Water Park

Water Parks are an entertaining place to enjoy your break with your family and friends, you can have fun on exciting rides and slides. Pink Pearl is one the most popular water park in Jaipur and even has India’s first water Disco, though in recent times more water parks have come up in the Pink City which means more fun, you can spend your weekends with your family and friends at a water park and relax.

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4. Hawa Mahal

OK! So this is one of my favourites from my childhood. Jaipur is known for its heritage all over the world. Thousands of people visit it around the year. Hawa Mahal is the spot you cannot afford to miss be you’re a tourist or a localite. Here’s why, Hawa Mahal’s architectural feature allows cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer.

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5. Jal Mahal

Talking about heritage with cool escapes, you cannot skip the list without Jal Mahal. Walking past the ‘Paal’ of Jal Mahal is how you want your day to end as it not only furnishes the cool breeze but also provides a picturesque sight.

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6. Staying home and lazing around

Since its summer you get a chance to stick to your lazy bed/sofa and play games on your mobiles and laptops as your parents would be scared to send you outside due to the loo. And the best part is you can stay in your pyjamas the whole day, cause no leaving home.

7. Relish over ice cream/cold drinks

Who can say no to ice cream/cold drinks in summers? What are you even talking about, I survive on ice cream/cold drinks in summer.

Ice cream parlours in Jaipur serves many inviting flavours. Jal Mahal Ice Cream Parlor has some refreshing options on their menu that will make your taste buds go gaga with joy.

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8. The perfect excuse to run through sprinklers in the garden

Remember when you were a kid and use to play with water balloons, relive those moments, let the child inside you jump out and run through the water sprinklers till you are drenched. It’s one of the best things about summers.

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9 Events in June in the Pink City that cannot be missed!

June, the month of holidays and relaxation (well, for most of the people), is too precious to be wasted by sitting at home in front of your air conditioners and drowning in a puddle of gadgets. Some people might want to sit and watch repeated episodes of their favourite TV series, trying to avoid the heat, while some look for opportunities and events around the city to go out, have fun and beat that heat. So, if you are one of the people looking for a month full of diverse activities, here’s a list of events happening around Jaipur that you might want to explore.

  1. A Night at Stardust

Give it up for Gajendra Verma, making a grand musical appearance in Jaipur, on June 1st8 p.m. onwards at Stardust.  To get the live experience of having fun with amazing DJ, drinks and food, get your gang to attend this event which will make you have the best weekend of your life.

Book – https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/gajendra-verma-live/ET00102843

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  1. Jaipur Book Lovers 100th MeetUp

What can be a better evening for all the bibliophiles than Jaipur Book Lovers Club MeetUp, at Krishnayan- Jawahar Kala Kendra on June 2nd from 5 p.m. onwards. So, mark the date on your calendar for the 100th MeetUp of JBL!

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  1. Saanjh Open Stage

An evening full of poetry, music, fun, art and more! Saanjh Open Stage is a charity fundraiser event on June 2nd, at Yellow House Global Bistro, Silver Square Mall, M.I. Road. Do not miss as the event will only last from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For tickets – https://www.instagram.com/p/BxwWyywHjC4/

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  1. Not Just Baniya, Stand Up Comedy

If you’re tried clubbing and partying then this is what you can do next. Not Just Baniya is a standup solo by Gaurav Gupta live on Sunday, June 2nd at 7 p.m. organized at Idiot Box. Now you know what are your Sunday evening plans.

For tickets – https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/not-just-baniya-standup-solo-by-gaurav-gupta-live/ET00102298

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  1. Half Day Tour to Amber Fort

Taj Rambagh Palace is commencing half day private tour for 8 hours from June 3rd onwards of the architectural and cultural highlights of Pink City. The tour will last from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For tickets – https://in.bookmyshow.com/activities/half-day-tour-to-amber-fort-jaipur-city/ET00080931

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  1. TEDxTaxilaBusinessSchool

Jaipurites, gear yourself up for TEDxTaxilaBusinessSchool, where leading thinkers will be gathered to give you a unique experience in Taxila Business School, Mansarovar. Jaipurites witness speakers from multiple vertical like authors, CEOs, entertainment and more on June 8th at 9:30 a.m. onwards.

For tickets – https://in.bookmyshow.com/events/tedxtaxilabusinessschool/ET00103671

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  1. Rooh Open Mic

A dawn of poetry, melody and humor. An overwhelming experience, for the budding poets of Jaipur on June 14th at DeckedUp by Garden Café from 4 p.m. onwards.

For tickets – https://www.townscript.com/e/rooh-an-open-mic-103331

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  1. Art of Film Making

The workshop of Art of Film Making Chapter II by Harshit Walia is an 8 hour immersive workshop for amateur photographers or filmmakers and for those photos fanatics who want to get the best from the pieces of equipment they own. The event is on June 30th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the venue is yet to be decided.

Tickets – https://www.townscript.com/e/the-art-of-film-making-431320?prS=listing&seS=topicpage

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      9. Pyjama Party with Wonder years

Don’t miss this fun opportunity!
Wonder Years, Vaishali nagar is hosting an overnight pyjama party for children from Saturday 1st June, 6 pm to Sunday 2nd June 9 am for the children from 5-10 years. The Activities would include Splash pool, Charades, Fun games, stories, music, dance party, yoga, gazing the stars. Dinner and breakfast would be included
Fee: 1200/-

Contact – +91 9672974963

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Art · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Book Club · Jaipur Happenings · Jaipur Lifestyle

A haven for the book worms of the city – Jaipur Book Lovers.

Someone once correctly said, “Books are man’s best friends.” Books have so much to give and never ask for anything in return from us. They are the powerhouse of knowledge and wisdom. Therefore, a person who loves reading books can never feel lonely or bored, because they have found peace in solitude from reading books. A good book can lift up our mood instantly while also leaving a deep impact on us. Jaipur has produced many good writers and also hosts various literature events round the year; which are widely attended by enthusiastic readers of Pink City. Nowadays, the book club culture is gaining popularity, and there is one such exemplary club which has been providing a manifesto to the Pink City’s bibliophiles. If you didn’t already know who we are talking about, well you are about to find out…

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Jaipur Book Lovers is a free membership club of Jaipur-based book lovers which seeks to act as a platform for all book lovers and provide them a platform for discussions on books/author-related themes. The start of Jaipur Book Lovers dates back to September 2014, as a MeetUp group. The first meeting for JBL was held among four members at Chaisa Tea Café, and that was the start of an odyssey, from where the club has greatly evolved.

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Jaipur Book Lovers is now a club with 1,911 active members on its MeetUp page. JBL also has a vibrant community on Facebook as well as a lively social media presence. Twice every month, JBL organizes a MeetUp in a preferred café of the readers. JBL has also hosted author interactions at the prestigious Jaipur Literature Forum in Diggi Palace. JBL has also participated and hosted interactions during Jaipur Sufi Festival.

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The admirable factor about Jaipur Book Lovers is that folks of all age-groups are embraced, the youngest member is a 9 year old while the oldest is a 76 year old. For them, age is just a number. What unites all the members together is the fondness of reading books and their fervent desire to share this passion. The profile of JBL members is quite diverse from university professors to retired IAS officers as well as people serving as administrative officers to young students. Jaipur Book Lovers is a forum for all book readers and promotes long-term reading. Members of the club come regularly to the MeetUps, because these get-togethers give quality reading recommendations to help rekindle the members’ romance of reading or simply to be amongst a group of kindred spirits.

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Jaipur Book Lovers has organized various MeetUps on various topics from talking about books that have been converted to movies or books written on sports as well as books that are based on human psychology. JBL has also organized the interaction on many authors such as Ayn Rand. At Jawahar Kala Kendra, JBL hosted their 50th celebratory MeetUp which consisted of many book-related games and activities. Overall, JBL has organized 99 MeetUps and is now looking forward to organizing their 100thMeetUp, which is ready to roll on June 2nd at 05:00 P.M. in the Jawahar Kala Kendra.

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Hope to see all you book lovers and enthusiasts at the MeetUp, so mark the date on your calendar for the 100th MeetUp of Jaipur Book Lover on June 2nd!

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Art · Design School · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat

Vogue to the Traditional City of Jaipur: Pearl Academy Architecture Adding Modernity

Jaipur is one of India’s most sought-after tourist destinations for a wide range of reasons and the most prominent reason is its wondrous architecture, be it Hawa Mahal, Unesco site Amer, Jantar Mantar, Chand Bawdi step well and many more. From travellers to locals, we all have seen these beauties and that really makes us proud of our heritage. But many are unaware that even modern architecture are adding to the architectural beauty, one of them is Pearl AcademyA Premium Institute for Design, Fashion & Media and Business. The city of Jaipur has a desert climate with average temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 ̊C through most of the year, the building of Pearl Academy is designed in response to the excessive heat. This concept is inspired by Indo-Islamic architectural elements. The students who are interested in fashion, design or media can visit the campus that has garnered global recognition to Jaipur.

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The Pink City is famous for its heritage and Pearl Academy Jaipur adds a pinch of modernity to it. Let’s check out a few facts about this modern architecture.

  1. The Pearl Academy Jaipur is double layered which acts as a vacuum from its surrounding and reduces direct heat through the porthole. The Jaali element adds traditional touch as well as allows light and air.
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  1. The color scheme was chosen carefully to control the temperature of the inside of the building and of the open stepped wells or baoli, from its surrounding.Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 11.55.41 AM copy.jpg
  1. The building has a tremendous architecture consisting of step wells. These water bodies are filled using recycled water from the sewage treatment plant. In night hours, this helps in diminishing heat from the surrounding to keep the area thermally comfortable.Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 11.52.27 AM copy.jpg
  2. The material that was used for the construction of the building was chosen keeping in mind the climate aspects, including local stone, steel, glass, concrete while embracing the dynamic design intent.Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 11.56.54 AM-2 copy.jpg
  1. Fewer are those who do not forget to fulfil their social obligations, the Pearl Academy Jaipur is exemplary. The institute is wholly self-sufficient in terms of captive power and water supply. It promotes rainwater harvesting and wastewater recycling, using sewage treatment plant.

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Awards & Recognition

Not to miss that the institute is Recognised as the 2nd best private institute for Fashion Design by India Today for the past three consecutive years.

Also, awarded the ‘Best Learning Building’ at the World Architecture Festival Award (Barcelona, 2009).

How many of these did you know this?
For more information, please visit :
www.pearlacademy.com
Jaipur Campus
SP-38A, RIICO Industrial Area, Delhi
Road, Kukas, Jaipur – 302028.
Tel. No. : 01426 – 414800 / 9680030842

 

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Maahi Roj: A One of its Kind Eco-Festival

Maahi Roj: Earth Day started with a Seed, imagined by Geetanjali Kasliwal to grow around World Earth Day. Her vision was to celebrate and preserve our earth not just on one particular day but it should be celebrated every day. In fact, the word Maahi Roj literally means “EARTH DAY EVERYDAY”. The 10-day celebration hosted by AnanTaya is from April 19 to 29th, 2019 with this year’s theme WATER: The energy force of Nature.

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The event is an ongoing experience where like-minded people will share new ways of living and celebrating our bond with the Earth and its element that makes us, sustain us and keeps the cycle going. It will showcase innovative crafts representing ethical fashion and lifestyle products.

Immerse yourself in talks with Dr Rajendra Singh: India’s Waterman, recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize, water walks which will be the most enriching cultural experience and an idea to promote water conservation with the help of various activities.

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Explore the best at Maahi Roj, in a unique setting of AnanTaya, The Kanota Courtyard, Narain Niwas Hotel, reflecting heritage roots through historic craftsmanship. An opportunity to meet diverse & experienced talents through events including interacting workshops, inspiring talks, heritage walks & cultural tours, just to bring awareness and understanding on how we can pay tribute to Planet Earth.

Join environmentally concerned citizens of Jaipur and the world, to be mindfully respectful of Water’s importance, Every Day.