EdQuest

Educational Tours

Educational Tours

Educational Tours: At EdQuest our philosophy can be summed up in one word: LearnEx, which simply means ‘Learning through Experiencing’.

 

Incepted in 2010, EdQuest aims at bringing a revolutionary change in the way children learn and travel: we simply combine the two and the concept of ‘Educational Tours’ is born!

 

Gone are the days when students were expected to be satiated with imaginary explanations of places and things. Today every child demands personal and tactile experience and believes in Learning through Doing. Totally respecting this change, we at EdQuest blend the three channels of learning: academic, digital and Experience and base these concepts in both our Educational tours and Start up tours. Being a well-established company with a reputation in Global Touring, you too will vouch for our credibility and high standards.

 

We are the emerging leader in Educational Tours and travel for students and offer numerous Tour options to various countries including the U.S., U.K., Germany, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, etc.

We channelize the strength of every student to make a lasting impact that permeates his life even after the tour. Through its unmatchable Tours, EdQuest believes in leaving impressions that last a lifetime and help your child grow as a person.

 

Thus fun and education come in a package of travel sealed with personal experience and sent to you with our care and concern. Unleash your child’s potential with us and help him learn and see the world like never before… welcome to the world of redefined Educational Touring!

https://www.facebook.com/edquest.tours/

Agency: hdegree

Free Things To Do In London In 2017

Free Things To Do In London In 2017

 

 

There are no free lunches in this world they say! But exceptions can always be made, right? Talking about the ‘it’ city of London, its obviously lives up to its reputation of being one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Right from its super exuberant hotels and eateries to its overly priced transportation and sight seeing, a hole in your wallet is nothing out of the extra-ordinary. Travelling London has been a dreaded thought for the broke. Yet there’s nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere! So if you’ve already packed your bags for a much-awaited vacation in London or have already set foot there, here are a few free things to do in London in 2017. Not without saving that precious penny though!

 

Things london

*Visit Museums: There’s ample good news for all you lovers of history out there! Stop worrying about those ‘pound envy’ museum tickets anymore! With it’s newly adopted ‘no-charge’ admission policy, all those 300 museums and in London enable visitation at no cost at all! Start your historical journey with the world famous British Museum. Home to a splendid collection of artifacts, peep into the past at no extra cost. Not to miss the dinosaur fossils at the National History Museum, the Apollo 10 Command Capsule at the Science Museum, the complete evolutionary history of this awesome city at the Museum of London and numerous such historical attractions of the never ending string.

 

Things London

 

*Visit an Art Gallery: The ‘EARTH’ without ‘ART’ is just ‘EH’! And so would London be, without its magnificent galleries showcasing the splendid work of art of thousands of renowned artistes from around the world. Start your wonderfully artistic journey and lose yourself with the most famous one, the National Gallery, which boasts of the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Botticelli amongst other famous artistes. With more than two thousand paintings, spanning an era from the middle ages to the twentieth century, the National Gallery ought to be the number one on your bucket list! Not to miss out the Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre, the Wallace Collection and the National Portrait Gallery amongst others. You may go in penny less but you surely shall come out rich.

 

Things London

 

*Buy an Oyster Card: An Oyster card is a kind of an electronic ticket, which assists you to go paper free while using the Public transportation in London. It can be used anywhere from boarding buses in London to the London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, London Overground and the Tramlink. An added advantage is that some of the riverboat services and National Rail services too accept the Oyster Card. Moreover, on the London Buses, cash is no longer accepted. Having one of these in your wallet will save you of the international card hassles. Thus this blue credit card sized contactless travel smart card helps you can cut down your transportation expenses by almost 50%!! What’s more? The Oyster Card lets you grab some extra deals on food and drinks too. Thus there’s more of the ‘Free’ stuff than seems to this smart cookie!

Things London

 

*Watch Iconic Symbols: London is famous for some of its most ‘not-to-miss’ monuments and buildings that shapeup the very character of this great historical city. First on your bucket list ought to be Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress, The White Tower or the Tower of London. Yes the Queen of London, Queen Elizabeth, has her residence in this building! Right there, in its vicinity, you can see the iconic London Tower Bridge and the gigantic London Bridge, slightly up stream. Next up would be the largest of the four Royal parks, the Hyde Park. Love lush green places? Book the Park Grand London Hyde Park for the scenic views to calm your senses. This Central London Hotel’s special offer shall convince you to spend at least a night amongst the greenery and lushness of the royal estates.

 

Watch the magnificence of London by lodging yourself up on to the London Eye that has breathtaking view from the top. Or go see the Nelsons Column, a 170 feet tall monument in the Trafalgar Square, along with the Fourth Plinth and the famous stone lions. Not to miss the famous BigBen, the giant clock that was originally meant to be called The Royal Victoria. Later walk down to the House of Parliament, the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the newly built Gherkin tower and of course the Buckingham Palace!

 

Things London

*See Westminster Abbey: Formally known as the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, The Westminster Abbey is a big church right next to the Palace of Westminster. It is a historically important burials and memorials site in London. Ever since the coronation of William the Conqueror, all the coronations of the British royalty have been held here. Latest developments include the newly built Cellarium Café and Terrace.

 

 

 

If your motto too seems to be like: To live is to travel, then don’t fear the pounding of the pounds. There are numerous suggestions you have by now to visit the greatness of London without worrying the least bit about the expenses incurred of visiting the greatest cities of the world. Smart minds save a lot of money. The one inspiration that shall always pull you back is that when you step out in London, it just swallows you. And who doesn’t want to get lost in the historical place that becomes a part of you, somehow…

Leah Singh

Leah Singh

Leah Singh

 

Leah Singh: the brand story… ‘Dream of rich textures, bold colours, a new definition to layers and the brand Leah Singh is born. Featuring an impressively varied collection of handcrafted textiles, the products are sure to bring with them the joy of spring in your home. It’s a brand that mixes the traditional Indian craft techniques with bold hues and eccentric combinations with modern, geometric forms. Bringing together the richness of the East and the minimalism of the West, the house of Leah Singh creates breathtaking pieces that sweep you off your feet every time. Plus the limited edition launches ensure uniqueness and exclusivity to your abode! Contemporary and traditional couldn’t have jingled any better than in Leah Singh’s vision.

Collecting inspiration for new collections is the philosophy followed at the house of Leah Singh. Influenced by her upbringing, which was both East and West dominant, Leah Singh infuses, in her design, the best of both the worlds. Bold looks with latest colours and subtle looks with minimalism, two distinct characters of design seamlessly blend in her product line! Her eclectic upbringing is reflected in each piece she designs, stimulating your visual senses. Thus masterpieces are born through her talent, which ultimately project natural warmth and chicness. Add these to your home for a sense of unique character and distinctive textures, maintained through our limited edition range.’

 

A glimpse into the brand write up for Leah Singh’s Rug and Cushion collection. this write up was nicely concluded with the lines:

It’s all about creating substance with some substance.

http://leahsingh.com/

Agency: The House of Things

Eina Ahluwalia

Eina Ahluwalia

Eina Ahluwalia

 

Sparkles and stories, techniques and intricacies, in Eina Ahluwalia product line you shall get an ample glimpse of the world of richness, quirkiness and feminism in its strongest avatar. Trained under the guidance of the Pioneer of Conceptual Jewellery Designing, Ruudt Peters, in Holland, Eina went on to study at the Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy. Later on, David Lamb, MD, Jewellery at World Gold Council tagged her as one of the ‘most promising talents’ to watch out for. Her brand has been a part of many prestigious runway shows and has adorned national and international magazines, alike. Eina has been a part of numerous showcases and exhibitions and her products have been adorned by uncountable national and international celebs.

 

Design Philosophy…

At Eina, every single product is the outcome of a certain mood connected to a certain technique. The skilled craftsmen behind these masterpieces do full justice to the way we want to project our products and the story that each one essays. Our products are inspired by real women and real life and wait to adorn your lovely curves and edges. Mellow or loud, despair or humour; let the world know your story. Your story that may be purgative, but so is the toil behind the handcrafted pieces we help create. So celebrate your womanhood and show the world how fiercely independent you are in your choices!

 

Well this was another snippet from another write up done for the brand: Eina Ahluwalia. Lovely brand, beautiful products and once again a thorough enjoyment doing it (we girls love bling bling, don”t we!!)

 

http://www.einaahluwalia.com/

Agency: The House of Things

Ira Studio

Ira Studio

Ira Studio

 

Ira Studio

At Ira, one thing that shall never go missing is: Their belief. The belief that echoes the essence of Ira: Design is not just what it looks like and feels like, Design is how it works. A thing of beauty with a functional asset sails smoothly through decades and centuries with an untarnished sheen and poise. Our products are like living entities, each with a harmony of purpose and form, each living a legend that shall walk down generations, holding untold stories, simple yet complicated, traditional yet contemporary.

‘Our products are the natural projection of the soul, both of the skilled Indian craftsmen behind their creation and the space they adorn. Our craftsmen are masters of the art, which has beautifully and elegantly survived through the ages. The pride of each individual handcrafted piece lies in its unique character and distinctive textures, maintained through our limited edition range. The eccentricity of Ira’s lineage spins from the many perfect imperfections, hours of focus and the element that disturbs the comfortable and comforts the disturbed. Our products have a story to tell, of the culture they rose from, of the hands they were shaped from and the space they shall now adorn, in your warm abode. Others look for a beautiful place; at Ira we make a place beautiful.’

This was a snippet on how a picture was drawn for the mock write up of TWO of the finest products by the design house: IRA STUDIO; their Tekku Stools and Brass-hammered lights. Lovely products, amazing finish and above all bringing Indian Traditional Handicraft techniques in the limelight, it was an absolute literary and visual pleasure to write for a brand like IRA!

We wish they attain new heights by the day!

http://www.irastudio.net/

 Agency: The House of Things

Kamakshi Steels

Kamakshi Steels

Kamakshi SteelsSteel products:

Born under the expertise of the Him Group of Companies, Kamakshi Steels has embarked on a journey towards becoming the leading manufacturer and distributor of Steel products in India. It has an upper hand in the Steel Industry due to its association and technological collaboration with the prestigious TEGUM Steel Technologies by HSE Germany.

Kamakshi Steel, which is a new venture of its pioneer parent company, manufactures an impressive range of steel in various sizes and grades to meet the requirements of a wide variety of end applications. Being a new launch in an already competitive environment, building a brand image was difficult but not impossible! Thus a new Brand identity was built for Kamakshi, that symbolises Goddess Lakshmi.

Since then, Kamakshi has broken the glass ceiling. From top notch building projects to classy housing projects, their company has left a stamp of trust and strength everywhere. The group owes its speedy growth to the state of the art infrastructure of manufacturing quality units for its clients, and the quality boost given by our Social Media team. Consequently their highly skilled and experienced technical team has drastically increased production and the company is constantly extending its product range, both in terms of sizes and grades of steel. Product development rises as new standards emerge and customer demand evolves. Kamakshi Steel has always aimed to keep up to date with these changes and will always be the key player at moving ahead at a faster rate than its competitors. Moreover a close and continuous market analysis conducted by us ensures it keeps rising. No wonder they already have a head start at being the No. 1 Steel manufacture in the region today.

And once again the satisfaction of a happy customer is no measure!!

 

Countryfresh Milk

Countryfresh Milk:

Countryfresh Milk

Countryfresh Milk

Countryfresh Milk, as a new start up in the already established milk  product industry of north India, wanted to see its products on the shelves. The main issue was the already existing giants in the market and the stiff competition that they offered. 

This was the time to make sure Countryfresh stood out. Thus we worked on the USP of this brand. Freshness in metal containers right at your doorstep. The next challenge was to make a distinctive image. That’s when our team decided that the Unadulterated nature of their milk should be advertised and boasted about by the producer itself- The Cows!

Hahaha! Yup we actually played with the idea and came up with a write up that made the Cow the hero of the product line! A lot of hard work was done to built up an image of a charming and confident cow through words alone since the branding part only dealt with the containers.

Yet another happy customer and his smiling Cows! Good to see Countryfresh thrive rapidly amongst the giant suppliers. In fact their next step is going to be the production and distribution of various other milk products. We are currently working on this next step and shaping up the brand policy further and the social media and content part too!!

Till then the happy Cow says: Mooooooooooo…..!!!!!!

 

Rome is calling me back!!!!

it’s laid back and just beautiful!

Your brain can do the inexplainable! It meanders and wanders. You are in the middle of tackling your real-pain-in-the-neck client and BOOM…!! You suddenly find yourself thinking about the delectable cheesecake you had last week! Or you are having a real serious discussion with your mentor andSUDDENLY!! Your mind relives the time you sprang across your soap-solution-smeared bathroom floor, chest racing your sibling, and maybe banging your head into the wall too during the chase!!!

WOAHHH!!!

Just this afternoon I was doing my edit work on the thesis titled ‘The Climatic changes across Asia’. I mean Asia! Not even Europe! I was going through this Summit that India and China were a part of, and next thing I feel is a sudden pang of going back to Rome on yet another vacation! I clearly remember landing in Rome at almost the same time last year. Other than the picturesque drive from the airport to my hotel on Via Baldo degli Ubaldi, I found nothing extra ordinary about the city. Reached my room in the evening and just crashed into my bed, amazed at the daylight even at 9pm.

The next morning I got up and decided to sit in the balcony for my breakfast and tea. That’s my idea of absorbing a place: staying static while everything and everyone else moves past you. That is the exact moment you realise the warmth and character of a place. For me it started from the simple scene of young kids going for a school excursion. The warm sun rays falling on them while they waited in lines to board their buses. Next on the street people zooming past in their smart cars. It may not sound any different from the usual scenes we see around in our territory. But out there in an alien land, you definitely feel the difference!

I got ready and headed to the usual route that an average tourist would take, just to be bombarded by desperate guides! That will never ever be my style of exploring a place (unless I am stuck in the glaciers!). So yes I saw the Vatican, the Museum, the Colosseum, travelled by foot, moved by a hop-on-hop-off, learnt the tube system and ate the local cuisines, which Rome had to offer, to my hearts content. The evenings at the various Piazzas were filled with romance and beauty. The mornings promised a whole lot to do until I flew to my next destination- the lesser known city of Rimini. Until the next time now, when my mind flies off to Rimini, ill do as the Romans do-Addio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saachi Homes – Housing Project

Saachi Homes – Housing Project

Housing Projects
Saachi Homes – Housing Project

Home is where the heart is… <3

Located among the Suburbs of the up coming hot property around the city of Chandigarh, Saachi Homes Housing projects has carved a niche of its own. Offering a variety of living spaces with 2, 3 and 4 BHK apartments and plush Villas, it gives to its client a reality to their imagination!

The team at Saachi Homes contacted us for re-designing their brochure, website and stationary. Keeping in mind the contemporary feel of their venture, we decided to give a fresh touch to this project. The content on all the above mentioned projects was written to suit the aesthetics of this re-designed beauty. Much weightage was given to to send across a clear and concise message that this wasn’t just another Building and Housing project. Being at Saachi Homes  meant buying the dream of your lifetime to last a lifetime!

Client: Saachi Homes

Agency: www.hdegr.ee

 

 

Thanks for pushing me off that cliff, it taught me how to fly…  

Well these are the opening lines for THE book I’m working on currently.

I said THE book because it’s my first and is as dear as life.

Heartbreak.

The biggest sorrows in life. We look back at the time when we meet someone. There’s something weird that wires you to that person. It might be intense hate, instant attraction, a forced nonchalance, a subtle tingling in your nerves; anything, but yes the connection has been made.

Now the next part is when that connection transforms; hate to liking to love; attraction to confession to a relation; forced nonchalance to mild attention seeking to spending time together; or lastly from subtle tingling to strong bells to arousal. It may take days , weeks or years. But once this transformation occurs we feel in our being, the most beautiful sanctity of this universe.. A heart bursting with love..

Again this bliss lasts for days, months or even years. And then dawns upon that loving heart – something INEVITABLE- the down hill journey of love.

I’ve talked to so many couples during the starting days of my book. Starting from the ones who had just fallen in love through one of the channels we discussed. There was usually one thing common- every couple felt the phase their heart was in was- THE NEVER ENDING one. They promised or knew that they were not going to go through the mundaneness. They were going to be special. They WERE different. So how could they succumb to the usual course!

Sigh! I see them now- married/ divorced/ break ups!

So my book attempts to unravel the inevitable- the death of love! Why does banality and habit chew off the last remains of this beautiful feeling? Why does it breathe it’s last every time no matter what it’s derivation was? WHY?

 

Let’s see when do I get my answers and when do you get yours!