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Got Some Spare Time?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

No matter how busy our schedules, you’d be surprised how much of time you can find in little hidden pockets if you really pay attention. A half hour here, and hour there, and you’ll find a few hours that were playing hide-n-seek with you every single day. How do you find them? Pretty simple! Just write down what you do all day in a breakdown of hours (or better yet, half hours). Let’s say you get up at 7 am every morning, and sleep around 11 pm each night, write down your office timings, your travel times, your getting ready in the morning and meal times, and figure out just how much spare time you have left in the rest of the day. You’ll probably average about 2-3 hours every day at the very least. If you’re lucky, it might even go up to 4 or 5 hours (though that’ll probably be rare). Our point being, if you take those hours, and focus even one of those hours every day, you could do so much with it. Like what, you may be wondering. Well, that’s where we come in.

Here are some great ideas as to what you can do with one hour every single day and an internet connection (and maybe some tools, depending on what you plan on doing).

 

1. Learn a language

The world is way bigger than you can imagine it to be, and each country, and sometimes each state, comes with either its own language, or even its own dialect. With options from apps to online websites, to even books and audio recordings, the methodology options are as varied as the options as to which language you can start with first.

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Image Source – Irish Times

 

2. Take a course

You’ll be surprised to learn how many global universities offer online courses, and the pure plethora of course options that exist. Whether you want to learn management, gardening, or music theory, it doesn’t matter where your interest lies, you will definitely find courses that suit what you’re looking for. While some websites offer courses that you have to pay, there are endless options for free courses, many from some of the top universities (even Harvard has an online university option with free courses that you can register for). Time to go on the hunt, no?

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Image Source – The Dimension’s Edge

 

3. Learn an instrument

Ok, we agree, this will require that you either buy, rent, or borrow the instrument in question, but still, if this is what you’ve always wanted to do, why not? Who said time is the only thing you can invest in your interests. You’ll find numerous options to learn whichever instrument you want (even singing), and all you have to do is put in the time and practice, practice, practice. Piano, guitar, violin, cello, ukulele, harp, water glasses, djembe, the options are absolutely endless!

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Image Source – msretailer.com

 

4. Pick up crafting

It might be considered only a “hobby”, but if it brings you happiness and peace of mind, it’s totally a worthwhile way to spend your time. And there are so many options within crafting too. And if you do it often enough, it can even turn into a nice little side business (in some cases, people have gone on to leave their jobs to pursue their so-called “hobbies” full time, as they had turned into such a revenue generator). You never know. So whether you’re into painting, quilling, miniature creation, jewelry making, or even origami, go for it!

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Image Source – Relentlessly Purple

 

5. Take up a freelance job

Ok, so we admit, this is probably suited to those who have 4 or more hours free each day, otherwise you probably just want to Netflix and chill after a certain point. But seriously, there are so many part-time job options available online that don’t even require much time, and the extra pay ain’t all bad either. Whether you’re translating documents, proofreading student assignments, creating graphic designs, or tutoring online, the options are pretty endless.

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Image Source – Freedom Lifestyle Today

 

All the best to learning something new!

Playlist of the Week – Best of Linkin Park

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Linkin Park will always hold a special place for many millennials. With Chester’s soaring vocals, Mike’s rap, and the incredible lyrics that couldn’t possibly not touch a chord with every angsty teen listening to it, the music encompassed both the rage and confusion everyone goes through at some point or another. Here’s a list of our favs to headbang to. (Though it is extremely hard to pick just five).

 

1. Numb

Probably one of their biggest hits, it immediately struck a chord with every single listener and cemented the band as a clear favorite.

Numb

 

2. In The End

Any list of LP songs is incomplete without this one. You probably can rap right alongside Mike even if you are not a hip hop or rap fan. Because in the end, it doesn’t even matter.

In The End

 

3. Crawling

The perfect song to scream along to when you’re feeling hurt and frustrated. And strangely enough, a couple of listens, and you might just feel better, and strong enough to face off with whatever it was that’s bothering you. Give it a go.

Crawling

 

4. One Step Closer

Relentless pace, frustrated lyrics, and you know it’s a song that you will love. Another class piece by the band, guaranteed not to disappoint.

One Step Closer

 

5. One More Light

Because if you’re truly a fan, this song will probably mean a little something extra. And will probably make you tear up a bit too. But then again, we’re not crying, you are. We just have dust in our eyes.

One More Light

 

Happy Listening!

Playlist of the Week – Best of The Beatles

Friday, October 11th, 2019

If your initiation into English music did not include the Beatles, you definitely need to change that now. Considered one of the most influential music groups of all time, the four-member Beatles changed the landscape of music, becoming more and more popular with each new release. Here are some of our favourites, to help you take a walk down memory lane.

 

1. Hey Jude

Do we need to say anything else? Na na na na na na na na na!

Hey Jude

 

2. Yesterday

Possibly one of the most haunting set of lyrics.

Yesterday

 

3. Come Together

Time to get united!

Come Together

 

4. Strawberry Fields Forever

Forever and ever.

Strawberry Fields Forever

 

5. Let It Be

Whispering words of wisdom to us always.

Let It Be

 

Have a great week!

Playlist of the Week – Best of Nirvana

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Every once in a while, nostalgia will strike hard, and you will head back into your memories (sometimes fond, sometimes not). And one thing that is indisputable is that nothing brings a memory into sharp focus as much as a song. Sometimes a memory attached to a particular song is so strong that hearing just a few notes can give you a surreal sense of deja vu.

To commemorate those old beloved memories, we’re taking a trip down memory lane with a band that defined grunge for so many. Here’s our pick for our most loved Nirvana tracks.

 

1. Smells Like Teen Spirit

The quintessential Nirvana song. Probably their most popular track, it pretty much defined an entire generation.

Smells Like Teen Spirit

 

2. Lithium

I’m so ugly, that’s ok cuz so are you.

Lithium

 

3. The Man Who Sold The World

It may be a cover, but man was it one heck of a tribute to the original!

The Man Who Sold the World

 

4. Lake of Fire

If you didn’t croak along to this one, you weren’t really a Cobain fan. Please note, the key word here is croak.

Lake of Fire

 

5. Come As You Are

A known enemy.

Come As You Are

 

6. Where Did You Sleep Last Night

Because we couldn’t figure out which song to leave out of the list.

Where Did You Sleep Last Night

 

Have a great week!

 

 

 

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Playlist of the Week – Break Up? Better Off!

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Everyone has been through at least one really bad break-up. If not your own, then your best friend’s. The point is, it gets overly dramatic really fast. And though we may now look back and shake our heads, it was probably really tough to get through. So this week’s playlist is dedicated to those who got back up, dusted themselves off, and made their lives better and brighter. Because sometimes, a break up just leaves you better off.

 

1. Since You’ve Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson

If the powerful vocals don’t make your spirit soar, the lyrics definitely will. Let Kelly work her magic and just go with it.

Since You’ve Been Gone

 

2. Irreplaceable – Beyonce

To the left, to the left. Everything you own in a box to the left.

Irreplaceable

 

3. Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Get your groove back with this number bound to make you shake it off.

Forget You

 

4. Tainted Love – Soft Cell

Take some inspiration from the good old 80s and break free.

Tainted Love

 

5. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Because you know you’re better off.

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

 

Have a great week!

Playlist of the Week – Chasing the Dream

Saturday, September 14th, 2019

This week’s playlist is all about believing in your dreams and going for it full steam ahead! While it’s easy enough to have a dream, the work it takes to achieve it is no small feat, and it’s quite common to feel like giving up. But as long as we remember that it gets darkest right before the sunrise, we’ll be fine. And if you find yourself losing focus, here are some songs to help motivate you to not lose sight of your ultimate goal!

 

1. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

If the mental image of Rocky Balboa doesn’t hit you right in the face as soon as the first bar of this song plays, what rock have you been hiding under? The scene of Sylvester running up those steps is still considered one of the most inspiring scenes, and if that doesn’t help you get fired up, well, it’s a good thing we’ve got four more songs.

Eye of the Tiger

 

2. Hall of Fame – The Script

A heartfelt song about overcoming everyday struggles to go for your dreams, this one hits the right spot as we struggle to remember why we’re doing it all in the first place.

Hall of Fame

 

3. Remember the Name – Fort Minor

Just to remind you that it’s 10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain, and 100% reason to remember the name!

Remember the Name

 

4. Fight Song – Rachel Platten

Because even if no one else has your back, you have to remember that you have the best secret weapon of all – YOU!

Fight Song

 

5. The Greatest – Sia

Because that’s what our final aim is – to be the greatest at whatever we can do. So let’s go for it.

The Greatest

 

Have an inspiring week!

Playlist of the Week – Body Positivity

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Living in a society that is constantly telling us what is wrong with us can be tough on everyone. So every now and then, we need a little reminder that we are great just the way we are, and that our differences are actually what make us special, and the world a truly great place.

So this week’s playlist is all about reminding us that we’re great just the way we are, and our individuality matters.

 

1. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

The ultimate song that tells you to be proud no matter who you are, no matter what your background, race, color, or gender. It’s who you are, so not only should you accept it, you should be proud of it too.

Born This Way

 

2. Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

Harming ourselves to look ‘pretty’ is never a good idea, and Alessia’s song became an instant hit purely because it resonated with so many youngsters fighting body image issues.

Scars to Your Beautiful

 

3. Who Says – Selena Gomez & The Scene

The then teen pop idol posed a very important question asking who exactly says that you aren’t beautiful exactly as you are. Her je-ne-sais-quoi attitude is meant to inspire everyone to shed their fears and own who they are, regardless of what anyone else says.

Who Says

 

4. Most Girls – Hailee Steinfeld

Though the title suggests otherwise, the song is actually an anthem that not only praises every girl for her differences, but also tells them to cherish those differences and celebrate them with others.

Most Girls

 

5. Who You Are – Jessie J

While Jessie herself epitomizes the strong, confident woman, her song is quick to remind everyone that everyone is struggling and that we should all try our hardest to be true to ourselves, and in there lies our beauty.

Who You Are

 

Here’s to you feeling happy and confident in yourself, not only because the mirror tells you so, but because your soul does too!

 

Have a great week!

Top of KPop

Friday, August 16th, 2019

While KPop has been taking the world by storm for quite some time now, it took considerably longer to make its way to India (even though we’re way closer geographically to South Korea than most other fan countries). But no matter how long it took, it seems the craze is officially here, and here to stay! And even though you might say that it isn’t your cup of tea, or your friends might claim that they would never go for it, there is definitely one song that came a while back which became so popular that it was a common addition to all dance parties (and sometimes still is, even though the song is from 2012). No clue? We’re referring to Psy’s Gangnam Style. Ahhhh. So you remember dancing to it now, don’t you?

Now that you’ve admitted that you know what we’re talking about, here’s what you need to know to dip your toes back into the giant ocean that is KPop. Here’s a lowdown on the current most popular KPop acts out there. And yes, we’re being stingy. Because there are way too many to count and list out, we’re limiting ourselves to five. But we promise to come back with more if you want.

 

1. BTS

Currently ruling across the globe, these boys are backed by a powerful army (that’s what their legions of fans are called). Not only ruling the charts, they’re also kings in terms of concerts, merch, and album sales. Bangtan Boys are definitely here to not only rule the charts but our hearts as well.

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Image Source – okmagazine

 

2. BLACKPINK

Currently reigning as the top girl group, these girls are really hitting it big. With only 9 songs under their belt, they’ve already performed at Coachella, among a host of other venues and festivals. Fresh faces, songs full of attitude and sass, and beats to get you grooving, we’re easily looking forward to what they get onto next!

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Image Source – AllKPop

 

3. EXO

Though they’ve been on the scene since 2011, and are actually often grouped in sub-groups EXO(K) and EXO(M) due some members being from South Korea and some from China. They also have a sub-unit called EXO(CBX) comprising of only three members. But whichever way you look at them, or break them down,  they show no signs of slowing down, and continue to rule the charts till date.

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Image Source – asianjunkie

 

4. TWICE

Extremely popular, this group of 9 girls is sitting comfortably at the top, and don’t seem to be looking back. Encompassing all things that encapsulate Bubblegum Pop, they are cheery, vibrant, and oh-so-cute, and can pretty much guarantee smiles. But don’t be fooled by all the charm, because these girls are serious business, winning award after award.

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Image Source – Allure

 

5. GOT7

With 7 members from across the globe, it’s no surprise that this group has global appeal. And their music is also something that will definitely make you bust a move. And helping make them even more popular is their antics on stage, easily and seamlessly adding martial arts tricking to their performances.

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Image Source – Billboard

 

How many of them have you listened to?

Top QTube Events for the Week (1-7 July)

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Can you believe that half the year is gone already? With July starting, we’re excited to start the second half of the year with a bang. Here’s what we’ve got going on for the first week in.

 

Young Women

Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) is an international women’s volunteer movement, working for the empowerment of women at all levels. We organize various outreach programmes for children, youth and women to bring about social and economic change. This Meeting is being held for the Bandra Area Members  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 8424986647

Date: 1 July 2019

Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Quantum Asset Management Company

NFO Start form June 21, 2019 July 5, 2019 QUANTUM INDIA ESG EQUITY FUND, An open-ended equity scheme. Seminar Conducting by Mr.Sudhir Rangnekar  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 8104960338

Date: 1 July 2019

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Sochh

It’s a musical event which includes the folk band knows as SOCHH and another one is SAYTH THE BAND which known for Sufi and unplugged song  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 8655603484

Date: 2 July 2019

Time: 5 pm to 9 pm

Entry: FREE

 

License to Entertain

License To Entertain are back with another Open Mic session. We are here creating a platform with the help of Qtube Cafe for artist to speak, sing, act their art form. Let’s celebrate life through words Thing that makes our Open Mic unique is that our Open Mic’s aren’t limited to just comedy but also other art forms as well. Also we got a surprise act to the end of the event you don’t want to miss it for sure! For further deatil contact us : Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/licensetoentertain/ Instagram – @licensetoentertain Or call us on 9372015081  RSVP Link / Contact No. : +919920152009

Date: 3 July 2019

Time: 5 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: Rs. 200/-

 

Roaring Dreams

Roaring Dreams – Seminar by Chinmaya Joshi & Anaika Chand Do you want to make your passion your profession? Do you want to create multiple streams of income using your skills and talents? Do you want to live a life full of Joy and Abundance? If you answered YES! for any of the above questions, this seminar is for you! In this seminar, you will learn :- 1) How to convert your passion into your paycheck, 2) How to have multiple income streams using your skills and talents, 3) How to live a life full of Opportunities and get out of RUT of Routine. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinmayaJoshiCJ/  RSVP Link / Contact No. : +919429887986

Date: 4 July 2019

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

That Was Funny

“That Was Funny” Presents – Comedy Open Mic Night - After a series of full house open mic shows, we are back with the weekly dose of laughter.Come and forget your weekly woes! Witness some new and seasoned comic talents try their fresh thoughts which will make your tummies ache! You never know which of these comics might end up seeing on Netflix or Amazon. So now is your chance to catch them when they are budding. That too for FREE! That Was Funny had comics like Sorabh Pant, Sundeep Sharma, Punit Pania, Kautuk Srivastava, Nishant Suri etc gracing the events with their performances. You never know who you might get to see here. See You Then  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 09820225386

Date: 5 July 2019

Time: 7 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

World Art Branding Conclave

Fine artists meetup and the workshop on how to sell fine arts easily. The workshop should be based on the newly launched book by our founder and the best selling author Chetan Dalvi. RSVP Link / Contact No. : 09819602301

Date: 6 July 2019

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Music Jammin

Music Jammin originally formed as a musician platform to showcase talent grew organically to include artists from all the areas and became an ecosystem to grow and evolve together. Started in Mumbai now it caters to artists need through India and currently proudly hosts 10,000 members and counting. The vision is to connect artists with other artists for collaboration and also data for event managers to pick and navigate through the artists.  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 7977804136

Date: 6 July 2019

Time: 4 pm to 7 pm

Entry: Rs. 200/-

 

Creating Humour – An Improv Experience

Come watch Improvisers Assad Khan, Tarun Khem, Mallika Bajaj and Pooja Ruparel put on a completely improvised comedy show, where everything is made up on the spot based on audience suggestions. It’s going to be an evening full of laughs. Come watch us create some humour! RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9820516051

Date: 6 July 2019

Time: 7:30 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: Rs. 200/-

 

Irshaad

Irshaad’s 27th Poetry Open Mic – No Entry Charges!! Free & open for all Any Language…Any Genre…We are all ears :) BUT! Specifically – NO Bad Words or Hate Speech would be tolerated. Limited Slots. Pl come early for a fixed slot P.S. Get your Photo Ids (Venue Requirements) Like our page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/arzkiyairshaad/  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9969814077

Date: 7 July 2019

Time: 11 am to 4:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Untold Tales

Open mic evening for all the artist be it singers, poets, storytellers. Slot will be 3-5 mins long. Prior registration is necessary register on – 8668898048 RSVP Link / Contact No. : 8830036619

Date: 7 July 2019

Time: 5 pm to 9 pm

Entry: Rs. 100/-

 

Have a great week!

Top QTube Events for the Week (24-30 June)

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

What a beautiful week it was. Don’t you agree? We’re sincerely hoping next week is as fun and optimistic. What about you? What was the best part of your week, and what are you most looking forward to? We’re most looking forward to seeing you, and here’s all the excuses we’ve got for you to come and visit.

 

Bridge Of Tales

Bridge of Tales’s OpenMic is a collaborative effort for bringing artists together as a community. Writers, Poets, Singers, Musicians, Actors, Story Tellers….. All under one roof, thriving in harmony. RSVP Link / Contact No. : https://www.bridgeoftales.com/openmic

Date: 24 June 2019

Time: 5 pm to 9 pm

Entry: Rs. 50/-

 

Unsent Letters

Unsent letters Jo khat tum bhej na paye open mic poetry and music 6 pm onwards https://www.facebook.com/Unsent-Letters-107600163512402/ Follow us on Instagram ck_unsent_letters  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 09594687225

Date: 25 June 2019

Time: 5 pm to 9 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Laughter Noon

Experience some of the amazing life experiences of three bachelors, who lost their minds because of the shitty labour works given by their colleges….try out something new and taste the innocence of three fuckers from different mothers  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 8657682580

Date: 26 June 2019

Time: 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Roaring Dreams

Roaring Dreams – Seminar by Chinmaya Joshi & Anaika Chand. Do you want to make your passion your profession? Do you want to create multiple streams of income using your skills and talents? Do you want to live a life full of Joy and Abundance? If you answered YES! for any of the above questions, this seminar is for you! In this seminar, you will learn :- 1) How to convert your passion into your paycheck, 2) How to have multiple income streams using your skills and talents, 3) How to live a life full of Opportunities and get out of RUT of Routine. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinmayaJoshiCJ/ RSVP Link / Contact No. : +919429887986

Date: 26 June 2019

Time: 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Natural Streets for Performing Arts

NSPA is looking for its next wave of musicians and theatre artists to join its ranks! Perform for the people of Mumbai where they least expect it – the streets! Head to https://nspa.in/audition.php to register for auditions on 27th June 2019  RSVP Link / Contact No. : https://nspa.in/audition.php

Date: 27 June 2019

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Toybank

Toybank’s monthly Play session open to one and all to engage volunteers and spread the idea of play! Think Boardgames, Think Brainwork, Think Healthy competition, Think Fun, Think Laughter! Come celebrate the spirit of play with us on a Friday evening.  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 99022068235

Date: 27 June 2019

Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Across Borders Travels LLP

Hosted by: Across Borders Travels LLP, a travel representation company. Event Type: Training Workshop for cycling tours across Europe. Attendee Profile: Travel Agents  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9167233807

Date: 28 June 2019

Time: 11 am to 12 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Fanatixx

Fanatixx is a writers community and also a publication house. We are looking forward for an open Mic Poetry and Story Telling Session & Workshop. RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9152133137

Date: 28 June 2019

Time: 12:30 pm to 5 pm

Entry: FREE

 

That Was Funny

“That Was Funny” Presents – Comedy Open Mic Night – After a series of full house open mic shows, we are back with the weekly dose of laughter.Come and forget your weekly woes! Witness some new and seasoned comic talents try their fresh thoughts which will make your tummies ache! You never know which of these comics might end up seeing on Netflix or Amazon. So now is your chance to catch them when they are budding. That too for FREE! That Was Funny had comics like Sorabh Pant, Sundeep Sharma, Punit Pania, Kautuk Srivastava, Nishant Suri etc gracing the events with their performances. You never know who you might get to see here. See You Then  RSVP Link / Contact No. : 09820225386

Date: 28 June 2019

Time: 7 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Mumbai Harmonics

Mumbai Harmonics an association of Harmonica Players will perform nostalgic Hindi, Western and Classical music as a choir and as duets, triplets on experimental basis along with accompanying musicians RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9049006466

Date: 29 June 2019

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Melfon

Youtube Marketing followed by udemy online course creation were the two major platforms for video and video courses. A complete walk through on how one can generate revenue plus build a brand on these two major platforms. RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9920228268

Date: 29 June 2019

Time: 4 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: Rs. 899/-

 

Rhhyns Academy Pvt Ltd

Block your dates as Little Adults Workshop 2019 is scheduled on 30th june. This Program is conducted once a year, especially for the age group of 6 to 10 years. RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9619439949

Date: 30 June 2019

Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Entry: Rs. 3000/-

 

Guldasta

An open mic event to satisfy creative urges of creative people, be it poets, standup comedians or storytellers. It wit will also feature 2 very good feature poets. It will also have a 30 minute film review section where audience will interact about a latest big blockbuster bollywood movie RSVP Link / Contact No. : 9322217969

Date: 30 June 2019

Time: 4 pm to 8 pm

Entry: Rs. 100/-

 

Have a great week!