Christmas tree and other traditions

As Christmas approaches, Santa Claus is eagerly awaited by children and so also the goodies and gifts he brings along. It is interesting to note that the popular view of Santa we all have today – with the sleigh, the reindeer and the chimney – was derived largely from Clement Moore’s ‘The Night Before Christmas’, the 1822 book, further reinforced further by an advertising campaign. Continue reading

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What and why is changing the way people now shop?

Diwali was once the biggest shopping season for Indians. It is facing some serious competition these days. There’s something different when it comes to the manner in which Indian shopper approach Diwali; some would feel, there is a marked generational shift behind this trend. An insightful ET report by Malini Goyal mentions that about a decade or so ago, the period of Navratra-Diwali had a different shopping glow and feel to it. Here is a quick look at important factors changing the way people now shop. Read More

Fabulous gifts soaked in spirituality

The Frazer and Haws brand is linked to the House of Hennell, founded in London in 1736 by David Hennell who created elegant silverware for the English aristocracy. Hennell jewelry is acknowledged for its classic yet contemporary feel. Continue reading

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Sparkle of our Diwali and China’s Lantern Festival

There are so many similarities between a popular festival in India, Diwali, and the Lantern Festival in China.The way sparkle and glitter of Diwali fascinates us all, there is light and joy all around in China on eve of the Lantern Festival. It’s akin to our magnificent festival of lights. Homes are lit up brightly. The skyline is resplendent with the magnificent spectacle of the fireworks. Read More