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QTube Events for the Week (Nov 19-25)

Friday, November 16th, 2018

As we’re gearing up for our upcoming event Rhythm by the Bay featuring ex- and senior NSPA artists among others at the Royal Opera House on the 1st and 2nd of December (click here for tickets), we’ve got a great line up of events right here at home at QTube Cafe as well.

 

Humm-Drum

Workshop on using music, musical instruments and rhythm in storytelling. Participants / Storytellers will get a chance to experiment with using a host of different musical instruments.

Date: 22 November 2018

Time: 11 am to 3 pm

Entry: Rs. 800/-

 

Dr. Rahul Sharma (AGEAC)

THE TRANSFORMATION OF IMPRESSIONS – Many studies have proved that a human being is a victim of circumstances that surround him: stress, financial crisis, depression, mental restlessness. Know how to manage the difficult situations of life. web- www.ageac.org/en or ph-9868453843

Date: 22 November 2018

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

That Was Funny

Comedy Open Mic bought to you by That Was Funny. A weekly event with free entry that happens every Friday. Some good laughs on the way. Please contact Suhel for a spot on 9820225386

Date: 23 November 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Vvennus Club

Learning session with Vvennus Club. Learn the miracles of gratitude. Gratitude can change your life as it’s a most powerful source of inspiration…come and join us and experience the gratitude miracles.

Date: 24 November 2018

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Entry: Rs. 500/-

 

The Thought Foundation

In this very unique and one-of-a-kind workshop, the parents and children will learn how to: 1) Communicate with trust and compassion with each other, 2) Assess non-verbal cues from each other, 3) Be assertive and not aggressive or passive, 4) Communicate openly. Reach at: 74-00-00-93-18

Date: 24 November 2018

Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Aarti Asrani

REBORN” is a book that talks about the silent messages that your vibes are sending into the universe that is not allowing you to receive and have the life you desire. This event will be an interaction with the author as she gives you tools and learning from the book that will help you transform your life. What if this is the answer you have been looking for a long time now?Join us as we make the Book “REBORN” come ALIVE. Join us as you actively participate in the creation of your life.

Date: 24 November 2018

Time: 4 pm to 7:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

IMUG (India Mac User Group)

If you’re a Mac fan/user or considering buying a Mac, then come and join us to learn a thing or two, heck you could even come over to teach us a few tricks on the Mac.

Date: 25 November 2018

Time: 10 am to 1 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Art Talez

Watercolours painting workshop. Learn to paint a beautiful misty pine trees forest while learning basics of watercolours, basic techniques and tips and tricks of watercolours.

Date: 25 November 2018

Time: 1 pm to 4 pm

Entry: Rs. 1500/-

 

Untold Tales

Open mic night with untold Tales of poetry and storytelling music where everyone will be given the slot to perform

Date: 25 November 2018

Time: 4 pm to 8 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Have a great week!

It’s World Kindness Day!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

13th November is celebrated as World Kindness Day every year across several countries, including India. Started way back in 1998, it’s a day to remind us that a little extra kindness to those around us is never a small thing, especially for the person on the receiving end.

So, what can you possibly do to make the world a kinder place? Here are some suggestions:

 

1. Volunteer

It’s often said that the greatest gift you can ever give someone is your time. Make a pact to volunteer at a charity or NGO, hospital or old age home, or even an animal shelter. Find something that speaks to your heart and get out there and spread some happiness. If you can do it regularly, like once a week, that’s great! If not, once a month is good too. But do get out there. It might not make a big difference to you, but trust us when we say, it’s going to be a bright spot in the day for whoever you spend it with.

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Image Source – kccasa

 

2. Donate

No one is speaking of sending out millions to NGOs if you can’t afford it, but even a small amount earmarked for a charity cause every month makes a huge difference in the world. Find a cause or two that resonate with you, do some basic research on the institution you would like to support. And you can even claim a tax benefit if the charity or NGO you donate to is registered. Talk about win-win!

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Image Source – taxjustice

 

3. Keep your eyes open (and help!)

Remember that old man who was having trouble crossing the street alone you saw a week ago? Or that rickshaw driver who seemed to have exhausted his petrol and was pushing his rickshaw along all alone? Why didn’t you help out? In our daily rush to get to work/college and then our rush to get back home, have we become desensitized to such an extent that we don’t even see each other in the blur? In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, ‘Be the change you want to see’. A small deed goes a long way.

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Image Source – Goodnet.org

 

4. Compliment people

This is truly one of our favorites. Whether it’s for friends and family, or strangers, every single person immediately feels better after being complimented. Maybe your sister’s dress is nice. Maybe that strangers hairstyle is cool. Maybe your coworker did a great job in that meeting today. Tell people! There’s just not enough of that in the world. Be the change agent to making it a kinder place.

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Image Source – Ty Bennett

 

5. Smile

Really. Sometimes that’s all it takes. A random smile from a random stranger can truly go a long way in brightening someone’s day. Especially since you don’t know what kind of they had, or what struggles they might be dealing with. You never know, your smile might actually be the bright spot of their day. Doesn’t just that possibility sound wonderful. Make your smile, and it’s ability to improve someone’s day, your superpower.

Image Source - The Weekly Sparkle

Image Source – The Weekly Sparkle

 

And always remember – the more you give (whether in funds, supplies, or time), the more you get. You will be the happier for it.

Have a happy and kind day!

DIY of the Week – Tangle-Free Earphones

Monday, November 12th, 2018

We love listening to music, and we know you do too! And while you’ll never see any of us travelling without our trusty earphones, we can all agree that they can be a real pain to dig out of a bag, only to have to spend 5 minutes just untangling them.

But what if we told you that you no longer needed to worry about ever having to untangle your earphones ever again!! (And no, the solution is not to just stop using them. We would never suggest that.)

With a little bit of embroidery thread, some patience, not only get to completely customize those earphones, but you also never have to struggle with ‘The Great Untangling Mess’ again! (Well, at least until you change your earphones.)

 

What you need:

1. Your favorite pair of earphones (you can also do this with headphone or even charger wires)

2. Measuring tape or a ruler

3. Embroidery thread in the colors or shades you prefer (read Step 1 and Pro Tip at the end before purchasing)

4. Tape

5. Clear nail polish (optional, but suggested)

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Image Source – Fashionlush

 

What to do:

Step 1

Measure the length of the entire wire, ensuring that you count each end of the earphones separately. Take at least three times the length of wire measured for each color/shade of thread.

Image Source - Refinery29

Image Source – Refinery29

 

Step 2

Tape one ear bud, or the end plug to a table’s edge so that it doesn’t shift, leaving both hands free for handling the thread. Select the thread colors you wish to use to create your design (you can use from 2 to 4 complementary or contrasting colors, or even use several shades of the same color). Tie one end of each of the selected threads on the wire and push it all the way to the edge, to ensure a tight weave.

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Image Source – wikiHow

 

Step 3

Once ready, fan out the wire and threads from the knot, and taking the first color (placed on the left side), lay it loosely across the wire and other threads, taking it towards the right side, then loop it around them as a bunch, finally bringing it back to the left side by pulling it through the loop created between the starting point and the wire and threads you went around. Keep repeating this with the same thread until you achieve the desired length, before changing colors/shades. To change, simply pull the desired next color’s thread to the extreme left and then begin with that color. Don’t loose patience. It’ll be slow going for the first few knots, but your hands will eventually pick up their own rhythm and speed.

Image source - Pinterest

Image source – Pinterest

 

Step 4

Once finished, tie off the ends real tight. Make sure that you have taken the knots to the extreme end, to ensure that the weave doesn’t loose tightness.

 

Step 5

Using clear nail polish, lightly coat the end knots to seal them, so that threads don’t fray or the knots don’t loosen. This will help with ensuring that your weave doesn’t unravel.

Image source - Sarah Skeen

Image source – Sarah Skeen

 

And voila! You no longer have to untangle your earphone wires ever again!

Image source - campingplatz

Image source – campingplatz

 

Pro Tip 1:

Instead of using several colors or shades, and alternating between them at regular intervals, you can easily use variegated thread (single thread that has 2 or more colors mixed in) for a cool and effortless design.

Image source - ausbeta.com

Image source – ausbeta.com

 

Pro Tip 2:

If you want to add a little extra glam to your earphones, you can thread in small charms at regular intervals.

Image source - AliExpress

Image source – AliExpress

 

Happy Listening!

DIY of the Week – Paint Your Own Diyas

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Diwali from all of us at NSPA!!

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Image Source – Beauty Tips

For this week’s DIY of the project, we’re going to be hand-painting our diyas to jazz and glam them up, right in time for tonight’s festivities. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

 

What you need:

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Image Source – BaazKart

1. Diyas (plain ones are fine, but get self design ones if you want to go the extra mile)

2. Paintbrushes (1 thick one for painting the base, 1 thin one for designing)

3. Paints (pearl color shades will really pop as they have a metallic shine to them)

4. Gem stickers (optional)

 

What to do:

Step 1

Once you’ve bought the diyas, put them in a clean bucket and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes. This will help dislodge any dirt or loose clay, ensuring a smooth paint job.

Image Source - YouTube

Image Source – YouTube

 

Step 2

Lay them out over an old newspaper to dry. You’ll get quick results by putting them in direct sunlight, but if that’s not an option, put them under the fan at full speed. If you’re really short on time, you can always use a hairdryer.

 

Step 3

Pick a color for the base, and paint the entire bottom section of the diya, leaving it upside down to dry. Repeat for all diyas.

 

Step 4

Now paint the front portions of the diya. If there is no design, you can paint them in plain colors, with maybe a contrasting color for the rims, or even create your own designs, like in the picture below.

Image Source - YouTube

Image Source – YouTube

 

Step 5

This step is optional, but if you want to add some extra pizzazz to your diya, you can use colored gem stickers and stick them in a few spots coordinating with the design of the diya. This will give a bit of additional sparkle to your final design.

Image Source - Shop - Home Marrow

Image Source – Shop – Home Marrow

 

Happy Diwali everyone!!

Top QTube Events for the Week (Nov 4-11)

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

It’s the week where everything is lit up and bright! With the Diwali holidays just around the corner, it’s a time for happy times, hugs, and family. So here’s wishing you all a great week!

 

Bright Talent

What will be covered in the workshop:
1) Using your imagination to describe mundane and simplementation activities
2) Copywriting and how it can dimensions and a systematic way of thinking
3) Comprehension with a newspaper article
4) Making a bookmark with your favourite proverb
5) Concluding with a short meditation
Please send the kids with a positive frame of mind and a notebook with a pen/pencil!

Date: 4 November 2018

Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Entry: Rs. 700/-

 

That Was Funny

A Specially Curated Line Up of some SUPER COMICS, who will guarantee an evening full of laughter and EMI-Forgetting-Fun! Just be above 16 years of age and be there on time! You get your friends and family… We Get the Funny! A show whhich will keep you coming back for more! See You There!

Date: 5 November 2018

Time: 7 pm to 9:45 pm

Entry: FREE

 

World Art Branding Conclave

We are conducting this workshop for the fine artists on how to handle customer on social media, phone calls, exhibitions and how to create a lasting impact on the clients and at the same time induce them to contact you for Art.

Date: 9 November 2018

Time: 11 am to 7 pm

Entry: Rs. 1000/-

 

The Thought Foundation

Program CoRe (Corporate Ready).
Coaching program for students to:
1) Build a stronger mindset,
2) Face and Ace the corporate hiring process.
3) Learn the techniques to make your mark in GD and PI

www.thethoughtfoundation.com

Date: 10 November 2018

Time: 11:30 am to 3 pm

Entry: Rs. 599/-

 

Serene Hour

Our Focus :
1. Achieving career goals
2. Fundamental skills for success in life
3. To make right career decisions
4. Career advice
Registration fees INR 500/- Materials shall be provided. Call Mariyah-9152296313 Entry with prior registrations only

Date: 10 November 2018

Time: 4 pm to 7 pm

Entry: Rs. 500/-

 

Empire Educare

Learn how to create engaging, trending videos for your business or self to achieve growth and profit.
Understand what goes behind the scenes and how you can take a pie of this ever growing online world.

Date: 11 November 2018

Time: 11 am to 1:30 pm

Entry: FREE

 

Songbound

Songbound Bi-Annual Training cum Worshop
Workshop cum Training programme targeted at a select group of volunteers called Choir Leaders. Organised by Programme Manager -Maureen Pereira supported by Operations Manager Melisia Pereira. Supported by the Songbound UK team

Date: 11 November 2018

Time: 1:45 pm to 5:15 pm

Entry: FREE

 

The Thought Foundation

Program CoRe (Corporate Ready). Coaching program for students to:
1) Build a stronger mindset,
2) Face and Ace the corporate hiring process.
3) Learn the techniques to make your mark in GD and PI

Date: 11 November 2018

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm

Entry: Rs. 599/-

 

Have a great week and Happy Holidays!