On my radar: an Indian designer’s fashion shoot in Israel
Indian designer fashion shoot in Israel
Indian designer Sahil Kochhar recently visited Israel to launch a special collection for men and women inspired by Israel’s beautiful landscapes. It was done in collaboration with the Israeli Embassy in India to celebrate her 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and India. The project was part of a campaign titled ‘Yachad’, a Hebrew word meaning ‘together’. Her Naor Gilon, Ambassador of India to Israel, said: Diverse fields of culture, fashion and lifestyle. Designer girlfriend Sahil Kochhar tells the Sunday Guardian:
“Pretty girls don’t ignore frogs”
Everyone has heard the fairy tale that a princess kissed a “talking frog” at an urgent request, and it turned into a handsome and charming prince who told her that he was “captured” by an evil force. There will be As a nature lover, it can be sad to learn that the frog species may be quietly heading towards extinction. Even during monsoon season, you will no longer see or hear frogs croaking in the urban jungle. They can only be seen and heard in riverside lakes and ponds.
Appeal to amphibians
The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) recently celebrated Amphibian Week. The global conservation community used this week to raise awareness of amphibian diversity and their plight in this rapidly changing world. Amphibians are health indicator species in many environments and play important roles in the functioning of ecosystems. It’s a scary thought that we could lose half of them in just a few decades if no protective measures are put in place and business as usual. This is because 16.4% of species are not known enough to be assessed and are classified as ‘data deficient’. Many of these enigmatic species may be quietly heading towards extinction. “If we act now, there is hope that this alarming decline can be halted and reversed,” WTI told the Sunday Guardian. WTI launched the Amphibian Restoration Project to protect and restore at least five endangered species of amphibians in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot. Anamarai Flying Frog, Resplendent Shrub Frog, Meowing Night Frog, Deccan Night Frog, Cudlar Swamp Frog. “Today, we are identifying and mitigating threats in frog habitats, establishing frog-friendly plantations, and organizing community engagement campaigns. , plans to set up a ‘conservation hub’ in Munnar, a hill station in Kerala, to train wildlife science graduates in amphibian ecology, amphibian monitoring and implementation of conservation plans. If any nature lover would like to support our work, please kindly donate. You also get tax benefits. Otherwise, you will not hear frogs croaking even during the rainy season. ”
“Money frog” and wealth
In many Chinese restaurants and in some homes, large decorative frogs made of metal or semi-precious stone-like jade are placed on the table facing the person entering with a coin in its mouth just inside the entrance. You may have seen them placed.These are called “fortune frogs” and they play an important role in ancient Chinese Feng Shui (similar to Indian Vastu Kala). A gold frog holding a coin in its mouth symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and is believed to bring money and good luck when used at home or at work. As is believed, putting a lucky frog in the wrong place can be disastrous.
Football marks 75th anniversary of independence
The Modi government has decided to hold a large inter-ministerial football tournament as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in October. Applications were invited by ministries to join teams. Defense service, paramilitary and police personnel are not allowed to participate due to professional players. Surprisingly, the PSU and similar municipalities have also been barred from the tournament arena.
Social Media Course for Tribal School Teachers
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs held a crash course on social media on Thursday for principals and teachers of 378 Eklavya schools across the country. The school has her 100,000 students from tribal communities. In a virtual workshop, teachers at these schools were taught how to use Twitter, among other social media platforms, to “connect with the world” on important topics and issues. They were also encouraged to use social media platforms such as Facebook to improve their social outreach as well as their global content.