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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.

‘And suddenly he saw an immense cloud floating by his window’

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Living in the mountains is an exhilarating experience. There is nothing more serene, more invigorating and more inspiring than catching the morning mist on the window pane or breathing in fresh air every day. There is nothing that adds that hint of romance and is more magical than the sight of clouds descending onto the mountaintops in wisps and puffs of fog.

There is nothing like living in the mountains.

Myst, India’s first residential development by Tata Housing is designed using biophilic architecture and brings alive your this dream of living in the mountains. It’s an approach that brings you closer to the pristine nature of the Kasauli hills, while presenting you with every luxury that you truly deserve. Biophilic architecture is a design ethos that integrates nature and architecture to create living spaces that are invigorating and comforting. Myst’s unique design incorporates natural elements like flowing water, green roofs, and airy open living spaces to reconnect residents to nature.

Have you ever heard of Eco-Luxury? That is what Myst is all about. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas near Kasauli and at 5,500 ft. above sea-level, it is about 65 kms from Chandigarh airport and brings you one step closer to nature.

This exclusive gated community has been designed by the world’s leading expert in sustainable architecture, Llewelyn Davies Yeang. Located on a high promontory, Myst blends contemporary design seamlessly with the unique ecology of the area. When you live here, expansive mountain views, indigenous plants, clean air and cascading streams of water become a part of the living experience and add a new dimension to luxury living. The result isn’t just architecturally accomplished – it’s way of living in harmony with natural beauty that is both pleasurable and sustainable.

Luxury now is more sensitive in its approach and more evolved in the statement it makes about those who choose to live here. Whether you’re looking for spending more time with your family or an unforgettable experience of your lifetime, nothing will fire your living and redefine ‘feeling at home’ like Myst.

Who says a holiday has to be far away from home? We know busy lives mean fewer opportunities to meet up with friends and so we offer you Myst. Make living count. Let the mountains echo of understated luxury and eco-friendly existence. Listen to your heart beat to the sound of nature. Stop. Admire the photogenic landscape that is your home. And when you think you need a quick holiday, just head into the neighborhood, switch off your smartphones and settle in for the ultimate experience of living amidst the Gods.