Dorm decor: Make college living more livable with these ideas
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Adjusting to life in a dorm room can be one of the biggest changes for a freshman college student.

But getting to decorate the space with your own furniture and style can make the adaptation to dorm life a little bit easier. And new technology can make things even more comfortable.

With colleges starting for the fall semester this month, it’s the prime time to take a look at ideas for a well-appointed dorm room.

College students should plan to pack good lighting, surge protectors for electronics, an alarm clock and plenty of creative storage options. Finding space saving materials is also a must because space is very limited in the dorm rooms. Look for storage containers that fit under the bed, behind the door and inside furniture.

Be sure to bring bed toppers to make the dorm room bed a little more comfortable, according to dormco.com.

Something college students might forget is security, but there are many small and affordable safes available where students can store their prized possessions.

And because dorm walls are often drab cinder block, consider bringing posters, tapestries and dry-erase boards. 

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Thali Decoration Ideas For Raksha Bandhan
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Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of love, trust and bonding between brothers and sisters. The rakhi that a sister ties on the wrist of her brother is a symbol of her trust in him that he will always be there to protect her. Hence, the term raksha Bandhan, raksha means protection while bandhan means knot.

There are various instances in history and mythology that serve as the source of this festival. The most noted ones are those involving Rani Karnavati and Humayun; Draupadi and Lord Krishna. Rani Karnvati had sent a rakhi to the Mughal emperor Humayun when she realised that the Rajputs were unable to fight the invasion of the Sultan of Gujrat. Humayun was touched by the gesture and immediately set out to help her.

When Lord Krishna had killed the evil king Shishupal, he was hurt on his finger. To stop the flow of blood, Draupadi had torn a strip off her sari and tied it around his finger. Lord Krishna had then said that he would repay the debt of every single strand of the cloth.

RITUALS OF RAKSHA BANDHAN

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