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Let’s Go Green!

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Your social timelines are probably buzzing with people talking about going green – Brands and individuals all the same. Yes! Everyone is talking about going the green route. Rightly so, it is the Environment Month. It truly is mesmerizing to see the large number of people taking a stand on going green and talking about environmental sustainability.

And while a lot of you might actually ask the question – How long after this month will this beautiful path sustain?, you will be truly surprised as to how many individuals have made ‘Go Green’ their motto.

People today are only getting more aware and are spreading of the importance of a healthy and green surroundings. Right from reusing that broken mug to collecting dry and wet waste separately to using less energy; a conscious effort is being made to do things the right way. This practice is followed not just at home but also outside in offices and societies. While many might think that planting a tree in your society or recreating interesting ‘do it yourself’ pieces is something that is only talked about; there are a number of individuals who actually do it.

Organizations and business too have begun to realize the impact of environmental sustainability. This is why you’ll probably hear about office cleaning drives and workshops which educate employees on going green.
At Tata Housing we are doing our best to serve this purpose. We have made it our mission to create awareness of sustainable living, environment protection and ecological conservation. Since all good deeds must start from home first, we have pioneered the concept of sustainable living by developing green homes since 2007.

To spread awareness further, we joined hands with Padma Shri awardee Sudarshan Patnaik who created a beautiful piece of sand art which revolves around the United Nation’s theme for World Environment Day 2014 ‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’.

It is through combined effort of our small activities around environment sustainability that a larger impact will be felt. So, let’s join hands and go green!

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LIGHT UP WITH DIWALI

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Thousands of revelers beat drums and dance. Thousands more offer their prayers to the goddess of wealth. There are smiling faces everywhere. Diwali is one festival that illuminates people’s hearts and lives with myriad colors and lights. Diwali is important not only for its religious significance, but also for the happiness of getting together with friends and family. In the society, the celebration of Diwali brings the community together and enriches joyous moments among its residents. While a special puja dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi is an indispensable part of the day, home decoration is integral too.

For NRIs who travel home to celebrate the occasion with their closest friends and family and end up scratching their head in confusion looking at the wide array of decorative items at malls and big discounts getting bigger with the approaching day, here are a few tips.

Lamps (Diya)
There is a reason why Diwali is popularly known as the ‘festival of lights’. No Diwali decorations can be thought of without considering diyas. This time, paint the earthen lamps or embellish them with sequins, beads, minakari work etc. to give them the chic look. Panchmukhi floral diyas can be painted as per your own DIY styles too.

Candles And Lanterns
Diwali lanterns or ‘Aakash Kandil’ create the perfect festive ambience. You may get floating candles as well to float in varied colors on urns filled with colored water. Use as many colored stones, glitters and mirrors to add to your Diwali mood. For something unique, light charcoal in terracotta pots lined with foil to make them look like unique lanterns.

Rangoli
Rangolis, colorful designed made on the floor, is a traditional Diwali decor. Be creative with Rangoli and use mirrors and embellishments. Mix and match your rangoli designs with the areas of your house that scream contemporary.

Flowers
Flowers are the best decorative items. Pick garlands of colorful flowers like rose, marigold, jasmine etc. and fix them along your stair handles to create a festive ambience. Combine string of lights with flowers to add to the elegance. Use old and traditional copper and brass urns a vase with a bunch of lotus buds and fully blossomed flowers.

Bandanwars

Bandanwars are a traditional decorative for the festival of Diwali. Hang up a bell at the entrance to your house and wrap strings of colored lights for added effect. Let the visitors ring it instead of the electric door-chime for the festive feel. You can also use wind chimes.

Diwali is one auspicious occasion when most Indians splurge on high net worth items, mostly houses. Whether you are buying a new house or not, don’t forget to decorate it with all your heart. Once you are done, set up an al fresco dining for them to enjoy the view of the night sky filled with fireworks. We wish you a safe and happy Diwali.