NBA Free Agency Diary Todays NBA Superstars Wont Stop TeamHopping

Not every player has taken quite the same path as Dwight Howard, who ranks No. 18 in the 2010s and is now on his seventh team of the decade after being traded away from the Wizards this summer. But James, for instance, has played for three teams this decade — the Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers — while only one No. 1 player of the previous three decades — Kevin Garnett, who starred for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics during the 2000s — played for more than one team. The reality of today’s league is stars hop teams far more often than their counterparts did in earlier eras, controlling their own destinies rather than letting team executives slide them around like pawns on a chessboard.It’s a trend NBA commissioner Adam Silver seems keenly aware of — if powerless to change, particularly with regard to the many deals that appeared to be made before the league’s mandated free-agency period was set to begin.“My sense in the room today was, especially when it comes to free agency and the rules around it, that we’ve got work to do,” Silver told reporters last week, after the league’s board of governors meetings. “And as I said, it’s still the same principles of fair balance of power and a sense that it’s a level playing field. I think that’s what teams want to know. I think they’re put in difficult situations because when they’re sitting across from a player and whether it’s conversations that are happening earlier than they should or frankly things are being discussed that don’t fall squarely within the collective bargaining agreement, it puts teams in a very difficult position because they are reading or hearing that other teams are doing other things to compete.”Even incentives put into place to theoretically curb player movement, such as larger maximum contracts (both in guaranteed length and total money) for players re-signing with their most recent teams, have failed to stop them from packing up and leaving town. Durant, for instance, left $57 million on the table to sign with Brooklyn rather than return to Golden State. Leonard gave up at least $80 million (!!) — if not even more — relative to what he could have gotten from a supermax deal with the Spurs, and about $30 million compared with what the Raptors could have given him by signing with the Clippers.Today’s stars, as ESPN’s Rachel Nichols perfectly put it, can’t be bought. They’ve proven that they’re willing to give up mind-boggling sums of cash in order to make their own decisions.Is all of this good for the league? Judging from the reaction on social media or in search traffic — where the NBA got playoff-level attention during the first week of July — the game’s popularity has seldom been higher, and the craziness of this offseason has only helped. I’ve said before that, if you view the modern NBA through a player-focused lens, it makes the most sense as a gigantic real-life soap opera. The concept of franchises is just incidental to all that, merely providing structure for the individual drama.Of course, if you are a fan of a team, it hurts to see your favorite players leave. The Raptors did everything they possibly could to retain Leonard’s services, but they reportedly had practically no chance of re-signing him even as they were winning the title. Although the players should owe no loyalty to team owners (err, “governors”) beyond the contracts they sign, from a fan’s perspective it seems to make little sense to root for any specific NBA team. Even if a team is lucky enough to acquire a superstar, it’s far from guaranteed he would stay more than a season or two in today’s climate.But the other side of that coin is that it’s more possible than ever for downtrodden teams to land a superstar in the first place. The Nets and Clippers have spent more of their histories as laughingstocks than contenders, particularly since both were seen as the “little brothers” in their markets (behind the Knicks — LOL — and Lakers). The franchises were not traditional free-agent destinations. But as stars become more focused on setting up the right situation for themselves and the players they want to play with, even teams without a history of snagging big-name players can make themselves an attractive option. It’s a different way of doing business — but in today’s era of superstar team-hopping, it might just be the new normal.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Dear NBA Diary,Remember when NBA players wearing different jerseys was new and novel? When you’d experiment with weird trades in NBA Live’s franchise mode, knowing that nothing so crazy as, I don’t know, Russell Westbrook in a Houston Rockets uniform or Kevin Durant as a Brooklyn Net would actually happen? And when the first wave of truly wild moves — such as LeBron James joining the Miami Heat in 2010 — did actually happen, do you remember the way our minds were blown as we imagined superstar combinations we’d never seen before?All of that is old news in 2019, now that we’ve seen countless Big Threes and even Hamptons Fives. If James signing to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh was groundbreaking and Durant joining the Golden State Warriors still managed to shock, we’re pretty desensitized to huge names heading for new places by now. Yes, Kawhi Leonard becoming an L.A. Clipper was a big story, but mostly because of what it means for next season’s championship chase — not because the idea of him in a different jersey was all that tough to comprehend. (We’d just finished watching the longtime Spur win a title in a Toronto Raptors jersey anyway.)This is the era of player empowerment, as it’s recently been designated, and NBA players are placing a major premium on freedom of movement and choice of teammates. You can see this in the sheer number of different franchises for which top players suit up, relative to in the past. From the 1980s through the 2000s, a top 25 NBA player of a given decade (according to consensus Wins Created)1Which combines Box Plus/Minus, Win Shares and Player Efficiency Rating into a single consensus measure of player performance, scaled to absolute wins added. played for 1.99 teams during a 10-year span, on average. During the 2010s, however, the average top 25 player has played for 2.76 teams. And that bump in franchises played for holds across most of the ranking slots from No. 1 to No. 25, if we plot them out in a chart: Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. read more

Panel Votes to Rescue A10 Fleet before Completing Authorization Bill Markup

first_imgAfter more than 18 hours of deliberations, the House Armed Services Committee early Thursday morning approved the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill by a 60-2 vote.The legislation, which authorizes $523 billion in national security spending and $89 billion in funding for DOD’s overseas contingency operations account, now heads to the House floor later this month, reported the Hill.The measure rejects a number of cost-cutting reforms proposed by the Pentagon, including a request to hold a BRAC round in 2017, plans to trim support for commissaries and housing allowances for troops, and retiring the A-10 close air support jet.Late Wednesday, the committee adopted by voice vote an amendment from freshman Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) blocking the Air Force’s plan to retire the A-10 fleet.The draft bill already would authorize $683 million to million to keep the A-10s flying in FY 2016, but it did not include explicit language barring the Air Force from retiring the aircraft. That allowed McSally to offer her amendment and take credit for aiding her southeastern Arizona district, home of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and more than 80 Warthogs.Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) opposed the move to block the aircraft’s retirement and offered an amendment to allow the Air Force to take steps to retire up to 164 A-10s, but leave more than 100 in service. The proposal from the former Marine and Iraq veteran failed, however, reported the Hill.The measure authorizes pay raises for troops at 2.3 percent, versus the administration’s request for a 1.3 percent boost. The legislation is available on the committee website. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Giving Tuesday The GRAMMY Museum Needs Your Help Supporting Music Education

first_img Twitter The GRAMMY Museum provides K-12 students the opportunity to dive deep into music with its programs and camp. This Giving Tuesday, the Museum is asking for your help to continue bringing these resources to them Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Nov 27, 2018 – 5:00 am The GRAMMY Museum is home to one-of-a-kind music exhibitions and experiences that bring its visitors closer to the artists and music they love. On Giving Tuesday the museum is asking for your help to support the music education programs they provide, in order to continue bringing music access to students in and out of the classroom.Throughout the year, the museum seeks to give underprivileged communities access to music education and prepare K-12 educators with resources to show the power of bringing music to the classroom. Over the next 24 hours, the GRAMMY Museum has set out to raise $50,000 to continue providing students with tools and resources they need to explore music education.Past programs include a workshop on the how music has been a catalyst for change throughout wars, including the Civil War and World Wars I and II, as well as lyric writing workshops. The museum also offers tours for local schools and organizes a camp for young aspiring musicians in high school. These student-centered programs help support the museum’s mission of using “music as a gateway to learning; inspiring and cultivating creativity, critical thinking and self-expression.”Teachers and parents have seen students positively engage with the programs. Larchmont Charter School teacher Dave DuMonde shared how excited his students were after their visit to the museum.”They were fully inspired—a new passion has been sparked in our music program,” DuMonde said. “I received a resounding response from parents saying how cool and unique of a trip it was. Thank you, thank you for accommodating our group of 5th and 6th graders!””As I looked around during the performance, the children were all engaged and paid close attention to the action on the stage,” said one teacher who would like to remain anonymous. “In this day and age of budget cutbacks in the Arts Programs in our school systems, programs such as this are MUCH NEEDED.”According to the museum, a donation of $500  provides a whole class of students bus transportation for a visit to the museum in downtown Los Angeles. A visit to the museum deeply shaped Janet L. Jackson’s daughter’s musical aspirations.”My daughter left the GRAMMY Museum after her first visit and declared she wanted to be a rock guitarist,” Jackson said. “That year she got a guitar for Christmas and has been taking lessons ever since.”The GRAMMY Museum also puts on a GRAMMY Camp in which high school students learn more about careers in the music industry, including songwriting, audio engineering, music journalism, instrumental performance and more.”Attending camp really pushed me to work harder and study more about production. I’ve just finished producing a five track EP, and I’m now learning about licensing, distribution, and advertising. I don’t think any of this would have happened if I hadn’t been given this opportunity and attended GRAMMY Camp,” GRAMMY Camp alum Markus said.For more information on how you can support the music education the GRAMMY Museum brings to students visit the GRAMMY Museum’s donation page.GRAMMY Camp—Weekend Brings Music Career Training To PittsburghRead more Email Facebook News Giving Tuesday: The GRAMMY Museum Needs Your Help Supporting Music Education Support The GRAMMY Museum This Giving Tuesday giving-tuesday-grammy-museum-needs-your-help-supporting-music-educationlast_img read more

Ballers returns to HBO Now for final season

first_imgLittle known fact: Ballers backwards is Srellab. HBO Welcome back to Netpicks, your guide to finding out what’s new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what’s been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now. The audio is about a minute or two long.Since you’re reading this, let’s give you some extra information not found in the podcast: You can’t keep a good property down. He-Man is coming back, this time to Netflix. It’s called Masters of the Universe: Revelation and it’s headed up by Kevin Smith of all people. This could be great or awful or just OK.  Want to know what else is new? Listen to this guy: Ballers, American Factory and more Netpicks Cord Cutters (OTT) Tags TV and Movies Home Entertainment For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google PlayVideo (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD)center_img 2:31 Your browser does not support the audio element. Post a comment What’s new to stream in August 2019 0 Amazon Prime HBO Amazon Hulu Netflixlast_img read more

Worlds listed stock exchanges PHOTOS

first_img1/1 A view of the exterior of the Nasdaq market site in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., October 24, 2016.Reuters fileOn February 3, BSE Ltd., the 142-year-old stock exchange, will join the likes of listed stock exchanges of the world such as Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE); Nasdaq, London Stock Exchange Group (LSE); Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and Deutsche Borse.BSE will be the second Indian stock exchange to be listed, after Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), whose shares were listed in March 2012.Some of the top 10 shareholders of the 142-year-old bourse include Singapore Exchange, Deutsche Borse, SBI, LIC. The IPO was open for subscription between January 23 and 25, 2017. The BSE IPO was in the nature of offer for sale, or OFS, that enables existing shareholders to sell their holdings and encash their profit.The BSE IPO got an overwhelming response last month, with investors lapping up 1.54 crore (15.4 million) shares in a big way. The Rs 1,243-crore public issue was oversubscribed 51 times and the equity shares of Rs 2 face value were offered at a price band of Rs 805-806 per share.Angel Broking, IDBI Capital Markets & Securities had recommended “subscribe” for the BSE IPO.Currently, listed exchanges of the world are Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE); Nasdaq, London Stock Exchange Group (LSE); Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and Deutsche Borse.On January 31, 2017, Intercontinental Exchange had a market capitalisation of $34.5 billion, Nasdaq $11.19 billion, London Stock Exchange Group £10.88 billion, Stock Exchange of Hong Kong HKD 231 billion and Deutsche Borse €16.26 billion.last_img read more

Nobody wants monarchy in Bangladesh says Kamal

first_imgJatiya Oikya Front leader Kamal Hossain speaking at a programme organised by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) at Jatiya Press Club on Friday. Photo: Prothom AloStating that the government is in trouble, Jatiya Oikya Front convener Kamal Hossain on Friday warned that it will not be able to run the country for long with ‘falsehood’, reports UNB.”This government is in trouble as it’s running the country staying in power without (proper) election. It’s now making various promises which are very difficult to fulfill,” Kamal said while speaking at a discussion arranged by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) marking the historic first flag hoisting day. “What happened on the night of 29 December? Was it a free, fair and neutral election? What was it actually? I would like to say it’s difficult to run a country of 160 million people based on falsehood and wrong information. It can’t be done, ” said the noted lawyer.Kamal, also the president of Gono Forum, said there is no disagreement among the people over some basic issues and they all believe that they are the owners of the country.”Nobody wants a monarchy here and nobody wants to see any king or queen here. Bengalee is such a nation which will never accept any king or queen in the country.”He said people now feel some sort of helplessness as the government is not showing respect for them as the owners of the country.”But no one should feel helpless when there are 17 crore people who can play the role of owners of the country. Those who think they have become the country’s owners dividing people they are making a mistake.”The Oikya Front chief said the country’s people ousted the autocratic rulers, including HM Ershad, through their united efforts in the past. “We’ll also get united now and bring the country under our occupation through a democratic and constitutional process.”Mentioning that the country was liberated based on unity of people; he said people’s ownership of the country will also be restored now based on unison among them.Speaking at the programme, JSD president Abdur Rob recalled the memory of hoisting the country’s flag for the first time on 2 March, 1971.Describing the current government as autocratic one, he said it will not leave power easily unless people come up with a united and strong resistance against it.Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna said Awami League has snatched people’s voting rights on 29 December by using the state machinery.”The Awami League which liberated the country under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujiubur Rahman doesn’t exist in the country. The current Awami League is an associate body of police league.”He said people on Thursday sent out a message to the government that they do not want any election under it by not going to polling stations to cast their votes in the by-polls to Dhaka North City Corporation’s mayoral post.last_img read more

UPDATE Trump In Davos Threatens Palestinians Reassures Brits

first_imgPresident Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, early this morning—one day before he becomes only the second American president to address the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting. Read more: https://t.co/capXYzH5Jh pic.twitter.com/vJ0VXIi1Of— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 25, 20183 p.m.President Donald Trump says he’s bringing a message of “peace and prosperity” to an annual economic summit in the Swiss Alps.Trump arrived in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday for his first appearance at the World Economic Forum.As he arrived at the summit venue, Trump was asked how he likes Davos and replied that he thinks “it’s great.”Asked about his message for the gathering of world leaders, business executives and celebrities, Trump said it’s about “peace and prosperity.”Trump’s attendance at the annual gathering for free-trade-loving political and business elites has raised eyebrows, given Trump’s protectionist leanings.He is the first sitting U.S. president to attend the forum since Bill Clinton in 2000.2:54 p.m.President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May are meeting during a summit in Switzerland.The leaders met Thursday during the World Economic Forum in Davos and were expected to discuss the conflict in Syria, U.S. efforts to revise the Iran nuclear deal and North Korea’s nuclear threat.Trump hosted May at the White House days after he took office in January 2017, but the relationship has been strained since then.Trump recently canceled a trip to London for the opening of a new U.S. Embassy. Trump and May last year traded criticism over Trump’s retweets of a far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos.Earlier Thursday, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO’-shin) said the U.S. stands ready to negotiate an “attractive” trade deal with Britain once it leaves the European Union.___11:30 a.m.President Donald Trump has arrived in the Swiss Alps to attend the World Economic Forum.Trump flew to the town of Davos by helicopter from Zurich, where he arrived Thursday morning after flying overnight from Washington.The president is scheduled Thursday to hold talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while the summit takes place. He’s also scheduled to meet with the forum’s founder, attend a reception and eat dinner with European business leaders.Trump is the first sitting president to attend the annual summit since Bill Clinton in 2000.___10:25 a.m.President Donald Trump has arrived in Switzerland to tout his “America First” policies at the World Economic Forum.Trump landed in Switzerland Thursday morning. He is expected to meet with world leaders, attend a reception, host a dinner for European business executives and give a keynote address Friday.Trump comes to the globally minded conference days after signing new tariffs to boost American manufacturers. He is expected to tout the booming economy and recent tax cut legislation.Trump’s is the first visit by a sitting president to summit in Davos since Bill Clinton appeared in 2000.His decision to attend was a surprise, given his protectionist policies. Trump has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and demanded changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement.___6:30 a.m.President Donald Trump has a simple message for the world’s economic leaders: America is open for business.Trump is also ready to argue that global cooperation can be part of his “America First” agenda. It’s a pitch he’s preparing to make at the World Economic Forum when he arrives Thursday in Davos, Switzerland.The annual gathering at Davos attracts free-trade-loving political and business elites, who might be surprised that the protectionist-leaning American president will be in their midst. Trump told reporters as he prepared for the trip that he’s going to push for investment in the U.S., touting a booming economy.In Davos ahead of Trump’s arrival, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said America supports free trade and said Trump is looking out for U.S. interests and its workers. Very productive bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin @Netanyahu of Israel – in Davos, Switzerland! #WEF18 pic.twitter.com/2sZM9YI7tJ— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2018___6 p.m.Melania Trump has visited the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum while President Donald Trump attends an economic forum in Davos, Switzerland.That’s according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. first lady, who tweeted Thursday that Mrs. Trump toured the memorial near the National Mall in Washington. A statement later said Mrs. Trump was honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Saturday. She was paying respect to 6 million Jews lost in the Holocaust and millions of other victims of the Nazis.Mrs. Trump said in a statement to the victims and their families that “My heart is with you, and we remember.”The news media was not given prior notice of the visit.The first lady had been scheduled to accompany Trump to the World Economic Forum. But Grisham said earlier this week that the first lady would no longer make the trip due to “scheduling and logistical issues.”Thank you @HolocaustMuseum for a powerful & moving tour that honors the millions of innocent lives lost, and educates us on the tragedies and effects of the holocaust. #WeRemember #AskWhy pic.twitter.com/za8MN6pKRZ— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 25, 2018___4:15 p.m.President Donald Trump says the Palestinians must return to peace talks with Israel to receive U.S. aid money.Trump’s decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital roiled Arab nations and led Palestinians to refuse to negotiate with the U.S. on grounds that America can no longer be an honest broker in the quest for peace. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for their future capital.Trump says U.S. aid to the Palestinians is “on the table” but they won’t get it “unless they sit down and negotiate peace.”Trump commented as he opened a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an economic summit in Davos, Switzerland.Netanyahu praised Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv.___Donald Trump predicts “tremendous increases” in trade between US & UK after future trade talks between the two countries #Davos2018 #wef18 https://t.co/TRIAXmCi6W pic.twitter.com/VBYAm3NZw3— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 25, 20183:30 p.m.President Donald Trump is trying to dispel the notion that he and British Prime Minister Theresa May don’t get along.Trump says he and May have a “really great relationship, although some people don’t necessarily believe that.” He said it was a “false rumor” and that he wanted to “correct it.”Trump and May met Thursday during the World Economic Forum in Davos.May said the “special relationship” between the U.S. and the U.K. continues.Trump and May last year traded criticism over Trump’s retweets of a far-right group’s anti-Muslim videos.Trump also canceled a trip to London for the opening of a new U.S. Embassy.___Upon arriving at #Davos for the world economic forum, President Trump was asked what his message is for the world..’PEACE’ he replied! #PeaceThroughProsperity #PeaceThroughStrength pic.twitter.com/hiMlk2vZjh— GITMO 🇺🇸 (@President1Trump) January 25, 2018 Photo via Twitter @realDonaldTrumpPresident Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already “very successful.”THE LATEST on President Donald Trump’s attendance at the World Economic Forum (all times local):8:57 p.m.President Donald Trump says his Treasury Secretary’s comments favoring a weaker dollar were taken out of context.Steven Mnuchin said this week at a global summit in Davos, Switzerland that “obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade and opportunities.” Those remarks broke with a twenty-year U.S. policy of speaking in favor of a strong dollar.Trump told CNBC in an interview that the dollar should “be based on the strength of the country.”He says, “ultimately I want to see a strong dollar.”Great press briefing to start the day in @Davos. We discussed many important economic issues. pic.twitter.com/lFxSGvOu8b— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) January 25, 2018___7:53 p.m.President Donald Trump is sitting down with European business leaders in Davos, Switzerland.His dinner guests include leaders from Adidas, Siemens, Nestle, Deloitte, and other companies.Several of the CEOs are congratulating Trump on the tax cuts he signed into law last year. They say it’s encouraging them to invest in the U.S.Trump is also congratulating the CEOs on their success.___7:23 p.m.President Donald Trump says he would consider re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership if he can secure a “substantially better deal” for the U.S.Trump tells CNBC in an interview in Davos, Switzerland that he “would do TPP, if we made a much better deal than we had.” He says, “We had a horrible deal.”Trump directed the U.S. trade representative to withdraw from the sweeping agreement involving the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations shortly after taking office. He said he would pursue individual deals with the other countries.Trump is also trying to re-negotiate the three-way NAFTA trade deal with Canada and Mexico. He says he’ll pull out of that if the U.S. can’t secure better terms.___7:01 p.m.President Donald Trump says his visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is already “very successful.”He told reporters on his way between meetings that “we are seeing tremendous investment and today has been a very exciting day, a very great day and great for our country.”Trump is the first U.S. president to come to the forum in Davos since Bill Clinton in 2000. He met Thursday with the leaders of Britain and Israel, Theresa May and Benjamin Netanyahu, and was due to give a speech to the forum on Friday.Later on Thursday he was due to hold a reception with CEOs and other global executives.Great bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom, affirming the special relationship and our commitment to work together on key national security challenges and economic opportunities. #WEF18 pic.twitter.com/FPP8aRDAyt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2018center_img Sharelast_img read more

Make way for Indigo prints pastel shades this Summer

first_imgSummer means a clear blue sky, brighter days and sunshine that are perfect ingredients for happy mind and indeed a happy home. And just like your wardrobe, your home also needs seasonal change, which not only reflects your personality and style but also latest trend. So how about opting indigo print and pastel shades. Experts list some ideas on how one can add indo and pastel to their abode. Walls: Painting your walls in soothing pastel shades like mint, dusty pink or beige is the coolest (pun intended) way to welcome summer. A well-done, accent wall in summer shades for the living room or bedroom can be a head turner and experimenting with wallpapers/murals or a contrasting shade can do the trick! In places of extreme heat, soothing pastel blues, lilacs and greens will bring a cooling effect in the home. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfBed-sheet: Breathable materials like cotton and linen keep the room cool and you, comfortable. And no one can go wrong with floral and light colour sheets. Instead of heavy quilts and comforter, light weight colourful dohars are popular in summers. Curtains: For your living room, go sheer with the curtains to let in some cool breeze and natural light into your home, whereas for your bedroom take a break from traditional patterns and simple blinds by investing in chic looking textured drapes in a variety of opaque hues to match your décor scheme. With an extra-wide curtain, you can sweep it to the side during the day to embrace the asymmetry. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveCushions: Nothing adds charm to a room faster than cushions. To add an effect to pastel wall décor, lace or crochet cushions will be a perfect match. You can also opt for bold colour cushions with geometric or abstract patterns. Some plain cushions enhanced with bobbles and tassles also add an element of fun to a room. A mix and match of colored patterns also create a personality for the bedroom giving it a bohemian feel.Apparel: Women’s and Men’s: Unleash your inner diva and the perfect statement with the apparels that marries the ease of billowy shapes in cotton and silk fabrics with a crisp and strong palette of indigo, crafting the perfect pieces for the summer shopper. A Dabu printed sari with a soft gold border, an Indigo cotton shirt, and a Indigo-white striped long kurta are a must have for your summer wardrobe. Jewellery: Command power this summer with Indigo jewellery with sleek simplicity and strong designs. Jewellery made in silver with the hues of Indigo add to the overall elegance and signature statement that’s speaks of its own! One can always go for ornate rings, geometric necklaces, and an eclectic range of earrings. Stack them, swap them, or style them solo for a look that’s all your own.last_img read more