Under the Peepal Tree: The Sunday that was

Last Sunday, few parents gathered with their little ones and played games! Considering this was a day dedicated to the busy daddies and the always snoozing babies, we got them to play together in a completely non-competitive manner.

And if you’re wondering what part Rustomjee was playing, we sponsored the Grassroot games segment. Here kids got a chance to learn and bond with their dads and simultaneously exercise their leadership traits. Some of the games played included marbles (we bet, you’re going to start recollecting some memories as we continue), kho-kho, spinning top, stick-tyre race and hopscotch. Of course, the kids won! Who has more energy anyway?

Rustomjee lays emphasis on adding value to the lives of their homeowners through their core business, their CSR initiatives and philanthropy. We have strived to ensure that every blueprint includes child-friendly spaces for parks, playgrounds, and learning rooms and thereby encouraging families to spend quality time with each other. Apart from games, Rustomjee was also giving out the #FamilyTime cards pack which generated a lot of interest in parents and kids.

Here’re few pictures from the event:

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And while we were at this, we spoke with a few parents to share their views. Here’s what they said:

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“Great initiative, superb energy! Amazing activities planned to get your child involved into.” #DaddysChild

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“Amazing experience! After a long time we’re all together… Weekends are usually so busy.” #DaddysChild

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“We’re having a great time. It’s been an amazing experience! Thank you so much.” #DaddysChild

Here’s a quick look at some photographs from ‘Under the Peepal tree’ – Daddy-Child festival.

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Link to Rustomjee’s Facebook page for more pictures: https://www.facebook.com/rustomjeespaces?ref=hl

Under the Peepal Tree: For daddies and their little ones

The peepal tree is extremely popular for its heart shaped leaves that have long narrowing tips. According to the Skanda purana, a person who does not have children should consider the peepal tree as his own child. It says that the family will prosper and have a good name, till the peepal tree survives.

On a different, yet connected note, did you know that our emotional security is directly proportional to our childhood experiences, especially with our parents?

Keeping this in mind, Grooming Babies devised Under the Peepal Tree, a concept festival for children in their formative years of development to promote a strong belief. It’s a day dedicated to fathers and their little ones. Kids get a chance to learn and bond with their dads, outdoors.

You must be wondering what part Rustomjee is going to play. Well, we will bring you some games (Grassroots Games – Marbles, Kho-Kho, Spinning Top, Stick Tyre Race and Hopscotch) where the child can exercise his/ her leadership traits. It’s an ideal setting for a dad and child to engage in a non-competitive play, creating their own rules while testing their boundaries too.

Of course, mommies are welcome!

Here’s a quick look at some photographs that were taken last year at the festival.

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Link to the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/848872675159111/

7 Ways to Make the Most of a Weekend

Very often on Monday mornings we end up asking ourselves: “Where did the weekend go?” We wait for those two days through the entire week and there’s always so much to be done that before we know it, it’s gone. We list a few thoughts you could consider while you plan your weekend diary.

Take a break. Disconnect

You’ve put in your best through the week. Make sure you switch off from work. Your weekend is meant for you to rewind. So carry no work baggage and definitely no guilt.
It is also a good idea to keep that smartphone at a distance. Be with people around and not in a virtual world with people miles apart.

Weekends are not solely for chores

Yes there are a lot of errands to be taken care of over the weekend. That laundry to be done. Those bills to be paid. But hey, don’t pile up everything for the end of the week. You could certainly squeeze in some time to strike some chores off the list even in the middle of the week. That way you’ll get some time to take it easy on those two precious days.

Watch a movie

One of the best ways to unwind is to stare at a screen, laugh at some hilarious dialogues, and also pick up some sarcastic lines that you can then flaunt. We’re assuming you’re doing some good brainy work through the week. And by the time you’re home, you’re brain-dead. Catching up with friends over a movie is always a great idea.

Read a book

You could set a target of completing a book every alternate weekend. It’s good to read – it connects your brain, boosts your imagination and creativity, improves understanding, and not to forget, exposes you to a whole new world.

Weekend getaway

If you’re the kind who can’t stick to one place for more than 15 minutes, you better be stuffing your backpack and heading out of town. Oh, don’t forget your camera. See new places, meet new people, and fall in love with something new every weekend. Find the most popular market and get yourself a souvenir too!

An evening with family

You could also keep aside some Sundays to catch up with family. It’s good to show people that you are indeed thoughtful. Through the week, we’re sure most your calls are extended to clients, vendors, agencies, customers, but family members. We understand. Maybe a Sunday dinner will help them believe you’re still a part of this very group.

A night-out with friends

The best could be either a Friday night or a Saturday night. So you can sleep it off the following day. Friends at work get your attentions through the week. What about the buddies from your childhood, school and college — the ones you played pranks on others with? We encourage you to spend an evening with these guys and bring back those old days! Don’t forget to crack up some wise ones’ we’re waiting to listen to your stories.