Turkish Mosaic Lamps in Mumbai

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Turkish Mosaic Lamps in Mumbai

A new lamp, a piece of art can transform a room. ~ Madonna

This is exactly why I love to collect decoration pieces and wall hangings. Recently, I had been to a furniture exhibition at NSE Ground in Goregaon in Mumbai. Just at the entrance of the exhibition was a stall that had mosaic lamps hanging from the ceiling, with patterns and colours so attractive that it caught the attention of all visitors coming to the exhibition. Beautiful mementoes, figures, ceramics bowls and table trays with floral designs occupied a table, and coloured discs adorned one of the walls.

As I looked at the displays, the arabesque lamps reminded me of Aladdin’s lamp. Those exotic looking multicoloured lamps had deep jewel toned colours. The lamp globes were made of many finely cut, tiny pieces of coloured glass held by brass frames. Soft light emanating from the lamps along with the shadows cast by the lamps created an ambience of romantic intrigue. It almost felt like a genie would appear anytime around the corner! My husband pointed out that the mosaic lamps were Turkish lamps.

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A hassle free way to paint my home!

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A hassle free way to paint my home!

A coloured wall enlivens the room.

I have always felt that a differently coloured wall renders a character to the room. For example, an orange- red wall adds vibrancy to a room, a blue wall renders a soothing touch, whereas a purple wall gives a luxurious feel to the room. To add an atheistic touch, I usually get one wall in each room in my house painted in a different colour.  

With time, the same look starts to get a little boring. Then begins the craving for a change! The wall in the hall of my house has been orange-red since a number of years. When I look at that wall, I often feel the need to try out a different colour.

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Red wall in the hall

But then, the thought of having to scrap off the colour to paint the walls in a completely different colour is a big put off. Getting the house painted has always been a big ordeal. With the amount of dust that covers the entire place, we have to keep ourselves locked and confined in one room while the men are working. Not to mention, the condition of the men at work who inhale all that dust makes us feel guilty but helpless at the same time. I often wish if only there could be a way to escape the ordeal and yet have the wall look bright and beautiful all the time. 

The good news is that it is now possible to have a hassle painting experience! Read on to find out how. 

 

Berger Express Indiblogger Event 

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Berger Express Indiblogger Event at Taj Vivanta

Last week when I received an invite for a Bloggers meet hosted by Berger Paints, I did not quite expect that it would change my understanding of painting the house. Having heard of similar events in Kolkata and Bangalore, I had decided to attend it, primarily to have a fun-filled weekend with my co- bloggers.

Taj Vivanta in Cuffe Parade was a perfect venue to bring together the bloggers. The event was an interesting one, filled with fun and creative activities around scraping and painting. The exhibits in the event included small round bottles of paints, and also some Express Painting tools that have been specifically designed to make the process of painting faster and hassle-free. Using generous does of the paint, we created our own work of art.

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Here are the colour boxes!

 

 

 

 

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Pretty girl Dipannita with the paint brush.

    

Berger Express Painting Tools

Among the Express painting tools, one of particular interest to me was the vacuum suction-enabled sanding machine that sucks in the sand when the old paint is scraped. It keeps your house dust-free while the painting in going on. 

Here you can see the young man Manish Chandran strike up a smart pose with the tool.

 

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Young man, Manish Chandran with the painting tool

 

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The use of the Berger Express tools eases the painting process. Painters, who are trained to handle these tools can give sparkling results in less than 40% time needed for traditional painting! This means that painting the house need not be a messy, troublesome activity anymore for those who paint as well as the others who inhabit the house.

Painting can now be faster, better, cleaner

So, at the enjoyable and engaging event, I came to realize that with Express Painting, painting my home can be now an enjoyable experience! Now, I can actually think of changing the orange-red wall of my living room to a different colour. Textured purple may be!

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Omkar Meridia – Residential apartments near BKC, Mumbai

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Omkar Meridia – Residential apartments near BKC, Mumbai

In the city of Mumbai, living close to the workplace is a dream cherished by many, particularly by those who spend a considerable portion of their time commuting to work. It is not uncommon for people to spend 2 – 3 hours each day traveling between work and home, with the travel time increasing substantially during the rainy season. However, due to the mercurial rise in property prices in Mumbai each year, affordability of residential property near the workplace always remains an issue. In such a scenario, if people can  ‘Walk to work‘, they will not only cut down the long commute and evade agonizing traffic jams, but also gain sufficient time to pursue their interests.

Last week, I had received an invite from Omkar Realtors and Developers to attend an event that included a presentation by the Chief Marketing Officer on Omkar Meridia, a property at BKC Crossing. The event conducted at the property site itself, also included a visit to the sample flat. I registered for the event and reached the venue on the given hour.   

The discussion with the CMO centered not only around the property but also around Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), which is an important business hub in the Mumbai suburbs, and the office destination for lakhs of people.  Though there are many commercial establishments and government offices in BKC, at present, there are not enough modern residential developments in and around that area. As a result, majority people who work in BKC do not reside in and around the location, and some have to commute for long hours.

Here I enlist the key points about the property. 

 

Walk to work is the mantra behind the project

Omkar Meridia located at BKC crossing is at an arm’s length from the city’s main business district. It could be an option worth considering for those who work at BKC, and commute from distant suburbs. Proximity to workplace would drastically cut down their commuting time, and thus leave them with sufficient quality time for themselves and their family.

 

 

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Social Infrastructure

There are some good schools such as Arya Vidya Mandir, Orchid International School , Mt Litera International School in the vicinity of Omkar Meridia. Health facilities such as Asian Heart Institute, Gurunanak Hospital, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre are in a 3 km vicinity. Phoenix Market City, is one of the largest shopping malls in Mumbai, too, is close by.

 

Accessibility

The property offers locational advantages such as proximity to the Bandra station, domestic airport, proposed metro station, both Eastern and Western Express Highways, and easy access to Santacruz Chembur Link Road. A proposed 13.4 metres DP Road parallel to the apartment is expected to vastly improve the accessibility, in addition to the upcoming Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Metro line. 

 

Design and Amenities

The cozy and compact flats with modern finish are suitable for small families. The size ranges from 695 sq. ft to 1260 sq. ft. (1/2 BHK).

The sample flat we saw was a 3 BHK. Interior specifications of the flat included AC’s in living room and bedroom, modular kitchen cabinets with counter, imported marble flooring in the living room and passage, laminated wooden flooring in the bedrooms, sanitary fixtures and ceramic tiles in bathrooms.  Other common amenities include a fully equipped health centre, swimming pool, rooftop jogging track and a play area for children.

 

Attractive Price Point 

While the real estate inside BKC is skyrocketing, being located in a pocket at a stone’s throw from BKC, Meridia is priced attractively, with 1 to meet the rising demand from office going buyers working in and around BKC. There are 1BHK units of 695 sq ft available at Rs. Rs 1.19 crore (plus taxes), 1.5 BHK and 2BHK flats of 900 sq ft area priced at Rs 1.46 crore (plus taxes),  and Rs 1.65 crore  (plus taxes) respectively, and a grand 2BHK of 1260 sqft at Rs 1.96 crore (plus taxes). 

The moderate size of the property (under 200 apartments) also contributes to the attractive price point.

 

Early Possession and loan Options

Omkar Meridia offers an early possession in mid-2017. The property has a clear title. Financing options are also available from leading banks and financial institutions that offer home loans.

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Investment Opportunity

The CMO mentioned that BKC has seen a very high appreciation in the Capital values during the past two years, and the capital and rental values are slated to grow sharply in future as well.

According to recent reports, MMRDA plans to develop BKC as a “smart city” in order to strengthen its brand value. Besides, the State government is considering extending the BKC Eastern Boundary to accommodate the International Financial Services. The real estate projects in the vicinity would benefit substantially from these developments.  The location is expected to appreciate by 100 % or more in the 2-3 year window says JLL India Report, Jan 2015. 

For the executive class, having disposable income in hand, the property could also be considered as a great investment opportunity.

 

For more details, please visit the website of Omkar Meridia (www.omkar.com)

 

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Painting My Home Canvas

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Painting My Home Canvas

Change is the only constant in our life.

A natural part of growing up is the change in our likes and dislikes.

The perception of our home, and the room we call our own,

Like our personality, changes with time.

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