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Saturday, December 12, 2020

2021 to be the best year for real estate sector MD Sikka Group

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dehradun: Renowned brand in the Indian real estate sector Sikka Group organized a ‘Pledge and Sacred oblation’ ceremony at Sikka Kimaya Greens. The event was attended by the Sikka team and their partners, buyers and investors. The event started with Hawan Pujan and there was a discussion on growth of the realty sector in 2021. Also, the buyers were assured that Kimaya Greens will be delivered by March 2022.

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The real estate sector has faced tough challenges during the lockdown, but after Unlock 1.0 the sector observed signs of growth. The measures that the RBI took in the last few months are showing a positive impact. Speaking on the same, Harvinder Singh Sikka, Managing Director of Sikka Group, said, “Year 2020 have given us a great lesson of how to overcome the phase of pandemic crisis. Also, the role of digital and virtual platforms has increased which supported the sector a lot. We are hopeful that the coming year will be a boon for the realty sector.”


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Christmas in Prague, 2020: Short on visitors, long on local charm

Saturday, December 12, 2020


In the years past, December used to be a busy month for Prague. Adding to the usual holiday shopping fever, the Czech capital has been a popular stop for visitors wishing to experience bustling Christmas markets complete with a picture-perfect backdrop of Gothic towers, softly glowing gas lamps, and the scent of mulled wine permeating frosty air. Not so this year; due to Covid, international tourism to Prague has slowed to a trickle, but there’s an unexpected, if perhaps temporary upside to it all: a much more low-key, authentic holiday season.

As Prague tiptoes into December, the city has just emerged from the second Covid soft lockdown, the first one having taken place in the spring. On December 3, shops, cafés, restaurants, and salons opened their doors again after six weeks of forced closure to the joy of weary Praguers, a fresh dusting of the season’s first snow adding a festive touch to the occasion. So, aside from the absence of tourists, what’s different this year?


Most visibly, the city decided to forego the famous Christmas market in Old Town Square due to their Covid-spreading potential. However, the historic square still looks stunning with its imposing Christmas tree, decorated this year in the national colors of white, red and blue. Another notable vertical presence in the square is an old-new monument, the Marian column. This 50-ft-tall sandstone pillar topped by a sculpture of the Virgin Mary is a faithful replica of a Baroque original which graced the very same spot from 1650 until 1918, when it was destroyed. The column was re-erected in the square in August of 2020, adding undeniable visual appeal to the historic space.


Despite the absence of large Christmas markets, other themed markets, farmers’ markets and single stalls are open, providing a less showy but more locally appealing alternative. For quality gifts made and sold by local designers and artisans, ranging from jewelry to fashion to homewares and toys, shoppers flock to the popular Dyzajnmarket fair, held over two December weekends at the Výstaviště complex in Prague 7, or the smaller Lemarket Christmas pop-up held this year on the top floor of the Máj department store. Artfully blending the street market and restaurant experience is Manifesto, the stylish outdoor food market located in the Florenc neighbourhood. In addition to a globe-trotting variety of freshly made food and drinks, patrons can now enjoy private tents with a wood-burning firepit in the centre – the closest to glamping you are likely to get in central Prague.


To lower the risk of spreading Covid, Prague’s restaurants and cafés have reduced their seating capacity to half, continuing to sell food from windows and via delivery services, as well. On a winter’s day, mulled wine, hot chocolate, cinnamon-scented funnel cake, roasted ham and other street foods are still easily available, despite the absence of market stalls. The undisputed culinary hit of this year’s holiday season is a novel dessert created by pâtissier Olga Budnik of the Black Madonna café in the Old Town. The striking dessert, a chocolate globe covered with the telltale spikes of a coronavirus (made of white chocolate and dried raspberries), is fittingly named Virus, and has been a runaway success with locals and visitors alike.


As for local holiday traditions, they are perhaps even more warmly embraced this year than ever before. On the evening of December 5th, St. Nicholas, resplendent in bishop’s robes and accompanied by a devil and angel make the rounds, distributing fruit, sweets, and the odd piece of coal to young children. This is but a preview of Christmas proper, celebrated on December 24-26. The evening of December 24 is the main event, with a festive family meal followed by gathering around the Christmas tree, unwrapping presents, and consuming copious amounts of Christmas sweets.


As any visitor will testify, Czechs are somewhat obsessed with Christmas cookies and spend much of December busily baking and decorating (or, increasingly, shopping for) the perfect vanilla crescents, bear paws, linzer cookies, gingerbread, and many more. Following another culinary tradition, the week before Christmas sees locals line up in front of vats filled with live carp, brought in from the countryside, to purchase a fresh fish to cook for Christmas dinner. Locally bred carp have been on the Czech Christmas menu for more than a century, and while many urban Czechs are making the switch to more exotic (and less bony) fish or skipping it altogether, fried carp with a rich, flavorful potato salad remains the iconic Czech Christmas meal.  


But man does not live by bread (or carp) alone; the soul needs nurturing too. While performing art venues weren’t yet allowed to welcome audiences back on December 3, Prague’s monuments, museums and galleries are open, albeit at reduced capacity. Of dozens, two exhibitions merit special note. Rembrandt: Portrait of a Man, at the Kinský Palace branch of the National Gallery, is a facinating probe into Rembrandt’s portrait art, with many loans from the world’s most prestigious public and private collections. The Kings of the Sun, at the National Museum, is a large-scale international exhibition showcasing the spectacular finds from Abusir, the burial site of the Egyptian rulers‘ 5th dynasty (ca. 2435–2306 B.C.) Finally, with few tourists in the city and no lines, the last few weeks of 2020 present a rare opportunity to enjoy Prague’s best-known sites in an unhurried, leisurely way, as befits the true meaning of the season.

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Director Jehangir Irroni most waited web series “Peshawar” trailer is out now

Saturday, December 12, 2020


Director Jehangir Irroni’s most awaited web series “Peshawar” trailer is out now on Ullu Social Media Platform which is produced by Ullu App CEO Vibhu Agarwal. “Peshawar” is the deadliest and most heart-wrenching attack in history, where terrorists ambushed a school in Pakistan, leaving behind hundreds of corpses and the screeches of helpless and innocent children. Trailer is receiving a very good response from the audience. 

While talking to the media Director Jehangir Irroni said, “The series is based on a terrorist attack that took place at Peshawar's Army Public School on December 16, 2014, in which more than 148 people, most of them being children were killed.The Series was shot in Dehradun, Masuri ,Mumbai, Pavana lake and a few more locations which was really challenging as it was based on a sensitive topic.But the script was well written, I had wonderful actors who looked so convincing in their performances and a very supportive crew that got the story to life.  I am grateful to Vibhu Agarwal (CEO of Ullu App) for giving me this wonderful opportunity to Direct this amazing series."

Rajeev Sen, brother of Sushmita Sen will be seen making his digital debut with "Peshawar" as Dev Raj, an officer with RAW. Actor Ashmit Patel is playing the evil mastermind behind that Peshawar attack in the web series. The web series claims of a celestial cast member that involves Rakshanda Khan, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rushad Rana, Shishir Sharma and Amitriyaan.

Ullu App has announced the official release date of Peshawar which is 16 December 2020. Its release date is the same as the terrorist attack that happened on the day. It seems so amazing so let’s see how the audience reacts to the web series.

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Actor Mithun Purandare new music video “Rakh Hausla” is out now

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Model and actor Mithun Purandare most awaited song “Rakh Huasla” is out now on Zee Music Social Media Platforms. The song was shot just prior to the Nationwide Lockdown and alongside Editor Gaurang Chatrevedi the video has finally launched today. Mithun got approached by the singer Roshan Bhatt to collaborate on the song “Rakh Hausla” and it seems to have paid off.

While talking to media Mithun Purandare said, “ a great success story showcased in the video which I hope encourages people to hang in there no matter what. Keep beliveing

 Mithun was last seen in the 2020 film Darbar starring Rajnikanth and Sunil Shetty directed by A.R Murugadoss he played a Gangster. Recently he is working with his favorite director Ram Gopal Verma on his next project.

 Mithuns hard work, passion and motivation is finally paying off so watch this space.

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