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A kitchen is one of the most important places in a house. It is a reflection of one’s personality and likings. A kitchen is one of the frequently visiting places in the house. You spend most of the time in the kitchen. You bond in the kitchen. It is rightly said the kitchen is the heart of a house. kitchens can add more value to your house.
Therefore, it is essential to carefully plan your kitchen and include all the vital elements to it. A well-planned kitchen should be a perfect amalgamation of style and comfort. It should be contemporary-looking, sleek and organized too. The tiny kitchens are most preferred for their impeccable combination of shelves, designs, kitchen layout, style, accessories, drawers, closets, appliances and much more.
Some of the smart takeaways from top ten truly tiny kitchens are discussed below:
Well connected smart Kitchen:
A smart kitchen should be connected with all the hi-tech gadgets and appliances in your kitchen. This will help to have the desired control on your cooking devices and get your cooking done efficiently. Many kitchen appliances come with sensors and notify you if the stove has been left open. Connecting your kitchen with your iPhone or Android apps can help you to avoid any mishap in future.
Opt for fewer accessories and decorative pieces in Kitchen. A kitchen should be simple and elegant. It should accommodate all the necessary kitchen accessories without over crowing it. Look out for minimal styling elements. Avoid loud decorative materials. A Smart Kitchen gets its look from the perfect tiling, wallpapers and décor.
Embrace various substitutes and alternatives that are available in the market. Look out for mesh studio if there is limited space for cabin, counter or drawer. You can even opt for small blender instead of a large food processor to minimize the shelf space. A French press attached to your stove can be a substitute for coffee makes and can treat you with tasty coffee every morning. A rotimatic can be of great help to get the rotis done in a jiffy with ultimate perfection. This device is in vogue these days and highly preferred by smart kitchens. However, it is imperative to do research and analyze the best rotimatic reviews before making a purchase decision. Opting for smart appliances that are user-friendly and space savers can help you to get your work done proficiently.
The island cabinets are in vogue. They give a distinct character to your kitchen., They can be either fixed or movable. These cabinets are a true s[, ace savers. They can work as an extra counter space to0o. You can customize your island cabinet with drawer, shelf, cabinets. They are ideal for keeping small boxes and other storage containers. Island Cabinets are stylish and classy too.
Pull out shelves and Baskets:
Most of the modular kitchen today boasts Pull out shelves and baskets. They are ideal for keeping pots, pans, baking essentials, small appliances etc. You can stack your essentials optimally in these pullouts. Pullouts add more beauty and comfort to your kitchen. Pullouts are also preferred for garbage and recycling too.
Smart Dish cleaner and smart Refrigerator:
Smart appliances can not only save your kitchen space but can enhance the look of your kitchen too. Give your kitchen a modern look with smart refrigerators. Opting for a touch screen display fridge, compact shelves can help you save kitchen space. Smart and compact dish cleaners with wi-fi connectivity enable you to operate your gadgets even while you are away from home. Smart appliances are the crust of a modern and contemporary kitchen.
Modern kitchens are tailor-made to meet your varied requirements. Opting for folding kitchen counters, removable cabinets and multiuse shelves can give your kitchen a contemporary feel. Use sleek elements and compatible storage units. A deep stainless steel counter can make your cooking space cleaner and neater too.
Go creative, Go Sleek:
Give your kitchen a creative appearance with flip-top storage solutions. When opened it’s a cooking space and a different surface when it’s closed. It can help you to organize your kitchen and plan all your kitchen essentials. Flip-top modular kitchen is popular for its style and comfort. They are great space savers.
Small-sized accessories and storage units:
What makes a tiny kitchen distinct and adorable is the systematic planning and wisely choosing elements. A smart kitchen consists of kitchenwares that are picked carefully. Instead of stuffing your kitchen with large size containers, research and find kitchen containers that are medium-sized or small-sized. Some of the small scale kitchen products that you can consider are small drying racks, mini-fridge, single drawer dishwashers, small oven, a medium-sized sink etc. These appliances are truly impressive and are vital for an optimum modular kitchen.
Keep it open:
The more open your kitchen is, the more spacious it seems. Try not to have full kitchen walls, instead of living the space open. Delineate your space with opulent sections and counters. Opting for petit kitchen decorative pieces such as a smart alarm, watch etc can be of great help. It can give your kitchen a contemporary feel and modern appearance.
Now you can experience streamlined cooking in a well planned highly functional kitchen. Truly tiny kitchens inspire you to make our kitchen stand out of the clutter and add more value to it. These kitchens inspire us to make the best use of resources and carefully plan a flawless kitchen. They are a perfect mélange of style, comfort and utility. For more kitchen updates you can check Rotimatic on Facebook.
The tiny kitchens not only improve the efficiency of your kitchen but also meet all your bespoke cooking needs. These kitchens allow you to considerably save your time, energy and efforts too. These kitchens are highly creative and desirable. Tiny smart Kitchens have successfully revolutionized the essence of kitchen planning and have made a benchmark in the sector.
Diwali is arguably one of the most auspicious and celebrated holidays in South Asia. It is celebrated over the span of five days, where the third is considered most important and known as Diwali. During Diwali people come together to light, lamps, and diyas, savour sweet delicacies and pray to the lord. The day has various origin stories with the main them being the victory of good over evil. While the North celebrates the return of Lord Rama and Devi Sita to Ayodhya, the South rejoices in the victory of Lord Krishna and his consort Satyabhama over evil Narakasura.
Narakasura- The great mythical demon King
Naraka or Narakasur was the son of Bhudevi (Goddess Earth) and fathered either by the Varaha incarnation of Vishnu or Hiranyaksha. He grew to be a powerful demon king and became the legendary progenitor of all three dynasties of Pragjyotisha-Kamarupa, and the founding ruler of the legendary Bhauma dynasty of Pragjyotisha.
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Narakasura was created, grew up to be strong and powerful but he was not satisfied with it, so he decided that he would worship Lord Brahma. He performed severe penance and was driven by the power of his penance; Lord Brahma appeared before him. Narakasura knew his mother loved him dearly so he asked Lord Brahma to grant him a boon that he would only die by the hands of his mother, Bhumidevi. Lord Brahma smile and ultimately granted him the boon.
Narakasura burst out laughing as Lord Brahma vanished. He thought no mother would kill their child so Lord Brahma had made him immortal. Drunk and maddened by his own power Narakasura brought all the kingdoms under his control and targeted Swargalok (Heaven). Even Indra (King of Gods) and demi-gods had to retreat in front of Narakasura. He kidnapped and took 16,000 women from the palaces as prisoners. Troubled by Naraksura's deeds the gods rushed to Lord Vishnu for a solution.
Lord Krishna and Devi Satyabhama were born to kill Narakasura
Lord Vishnu was born as Lord Krishna and Narakasura's mother Bhumidevi took the avatar of Krishna's wife Satyabhama. As Satyabhama, Bhumidevi was unaware of the knowledge of Naraksura being her son. Aditi the mother of all gods approached Satyabhama crying for help with bloodied ears as Narakasura had torn off the glowing earrings from the ears of Aditi.
Satyabhama was furious on gaining the knowledge of Narakasura's atrocities she asked Krishna to fight the demon king while she fights alongside him. Krishna agreed and they attacked the great fortress of Narakasura, riding his mount Garuda with his wife Satyabhama.
The furious battle unleashed. Krishna defeated Narakasura's general Mura and came to be known as Murari (the killer of Mura). Narakasura used several divine weapons against Krishna, but Krishna slew all those weapons effortlessly. The demon hurled a shakti towards Krishna, which mildly hurt Krishna and he fell unconscious. Upon this sight Satyabhama was enraged, she furiously pulled out a weapon of her own and hurled it at Narakasura's chest. Anxious Satyabhama turned to her fallen Lord, Krishna got up with a smile and he was completely fine. He was only playing his part. It was Satyabhama who was an incarnation of Bhoomidevi, whose hands were destined to slay Narakasura.
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Lord Krishna and Goddess Satyabhama had put an end to the Narakasura's kingdom of evil. As Narakasura lay on his deathbed he realised that Satyabhama was no one but an avatar of his own mother. He requested a boon from his mother, for no one to mourn his death. Instead, he wished for people to celebrate it with light and colours. They freed the 16,000 women who later married Lord Krishna to restore them of their honour in society, retrieved Mother goddess's earrings. This day is celebrated as 'Naraka Chaturdashi' popularly known as Choti Diwali - the day before Diwali as the triumph of good over evil.
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For all the great inventions that we have at hand, it is amazing how we keep going back to the safety pin every single time to fix everything. Be it tears in our clothes, to fix our broken things, to clean our teeth and nails when toothpicks are unavailable, to accessorize our clothes, and of course, as an integral part of the Indian saree. Safety pins are a must-have in our homes. But how did they come about at all?
The safety pin was invented at a time when brooches existed. They were used by the Greeks and Romans quite extensively. A man named Walter Hunt picked up a piece of brass and coiled it into the safety pin we know today. He did it just to pay off his debt. He even sold the patent rights of this seemingly insignificant invention just so that his debtors would leave him alone.
Anyone wearing safety pins that were visible began to be associated with the rock movement in the 70s. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Later, he even invented the sewing needles and a couple of other important inventions but never kept any of the patent rights.
When the punk rock tradition took over in the seventies, safety pins became a fashion rage. They were used as piercings and to patch clothes together. Anyone wearing safety pins that were visible began to be associated with the rock movement. In some cultures, the safety pins have become symbols of good luck.
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In South India, Deepavali marks the end of the monsoon and heralds the start of winter. The festival is usually observed in the weeks following heavy rain, and just before the first cold spell in the peninsula. The light and laughter that comes with the almost week-long celebration are certainly warm to the bones, but there is still a tradition that the South Indians follow to ease their transition from humidity to the cold.
Just before the main festival, the family bathes in sesame oil. This tradition is called 'yellu yennai snaana' in Kannada, or 'ennai kuliyal' in Tamil, which translates to 'sesame oil bath'. The eldest member of the family applies three drops of heated oil on each member's head. They must massage this oil into their hair and body. The oil is allowed to soak in for a while, anywhere between twenty minutes to an hour. After this, they must wash with warm water before sunrise.
Women applying oil to the heads of men Photo credit: Indians in Kuwait
In some parts of the peninsula, soap is not used to wash off the oil because it nullifies its effects. Some cultures who do not like the oil to remain in any way on their skin wash it off with shikakai and herbs, which is a paste that is traditionally used as a substitute for soap. Sometimes, the oil is heated with flowers and spices as well and is less sticky than in its pure form.
The purpose of this ritual is to cleanse the body, detoxify it, and produce heat in it. Sesame is a very heaty substance and tends to heat up the body. This heat, or 'usshna' in Kannada, prepares the body to face the sudden cold that comes to the peninsula immediately after Diwali. South India has no smooth transition weather-wise from monsoon to winter. There are a few days of stable, rainless weather, and suddenly the cold winds descend.
In many ways, the celebration of Diwali is centered around preparing for winter, considering the amount of heat and light the rituals consist of – lighting lamps, bursting crackers, and consuming warm treats. Those who practice these rituals earnestly find the shift in seasons and weather quite pleasant.
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