It is believed that eating grapes in synchrony with the ringing of the bell will bring in a year of prosperity and good luck. Eaten one by one with each toll of the bell, thousands of people out celebrating eat it together but only a few eat and finish eating all the grapes on time.
As the year ends and we find ourselves at the doorsteps of yet another new year, we all reflect on all the things we could have done differently and look forward to making resolutions and setting goals for the upcoming year. Isha Upadhyay talked to some of the well-known faces in town to find out what their goals for 2017 are and how they are planning on achieving them.
The year 2016 is coming to an end and as people gear up to make New Year resolutions, it’s likely that travel plans are also being made for the upcoming year. For those would-be travelers vowing to see more of the world rather than just sticking to the tried and tested destinations that everyone seems to be going to year after year, there are plenty of places to consider. With the help of travel enthusiasts and agencies, Isha Bista rounds up a few places you should definitely visit this coming year.
When I was a kid, the only time I wasn’t told to go to bed early was during New Year’s Eve when my parents would stay up till midnight with a few of their friends who had been invited over for the celebrations. I also remember the first time my father asked me to make a new years resolution.
Still don’t have a gift for your cherished one? Instead of just reaching into your wallet to buy a hurried gift, why don’t you try something new today? Reya Shreya Rai guides you through some super cute DIY ideas so that you can ‘make’ something for your loved ones.
Each year brings with it hundreds of new releases on the music scene but there are only a handful that go on to define the year. The curtains are almost closed on 2016 and what a tremendous and unexpected year it has been musically.
When you lay a book in your hand and sink to the pages of magic unfolding in each turn, visualize a world being painted out of the perspective of the writer and feel the whole universe falling silent to the rhythm of the voices of the characters, you begin to realize that book is your call for conscious escape. A writer writes without creating or deciding the meaning of his/her work. This interpretation is the readers alone.