My Mom Taught Me

A mother is not just a word. It is an expression for love, care, understanding and comfort. An institution in herself, a mother is a child’s first teacher. From teaching a child how to stand on their feet to teaching the child how to undertake the walk of life a mother is a mirror image of unconditional love; everything one needs to thrive in this cruel world. This Mother’s Day Thank your #Mombae for what she has taught you and let her know what she means to you

Here is #TEAMPB sharing what their mom taught them:

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A mother-child bond is precious. Make sure you nurture it by giving your mother time this Mother’s Day and every other day!

 

Food Parade At PB!

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Be it Christmas parties or National days, we celebrate everything with pomp at PB. So, taking inspiration from the Republic Day Parade we did a food parade of sorts, a day prior to 26th January here at our PB office. Each team member got a special cuisine from her/his state of origin and introduced it with a hand-written note. There were Handvas from Gujrat, Gujias from Uttar Pradesh, Misal Pav from Maharashtra, Dahi Bhalla from Delhi, Cake from Goa et al. Cuisines across India were at display and our workstations quickly transformed in to buffet tables 😀

And while we celebrated cultural diversity, what we did more was Eat, Eat and EAT at this Food Parade 🙂 Here’s looking at the delectable spread.

 

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Portrait Making With PB

 

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We are definitely not polished Picasso’s and that’s pretty evident from the above image. However, we did try a hand at re-creating the PB faces and must we say, we failed miserably 😂 Nonetheless, we did have a good laugh!

The activity started with us writing our names on individual papers and circulating it around. Now, whoever got the sheet had to draw one feature of the person whose name was written on the sheet and circulate it again for the next part to be drawn. This continued until the entire face was ready. To top it all, we asked everyone to add accessories.

Want to see fun results? Here they are😁

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Pretty close, eh?

 

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Someone definitely imagined him as a cartoon character!

 

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The eyes look so on point!

 

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Accessory overload!

 

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They drew a personalized necklace for him. Sweet!

 

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Necklace on point but what happened to the hair?

 

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Inverted glasses 🤔

 

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Why the miniature version though?

 

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The hair saga continues.

 

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Hey Launchpad

 

Hey, we are not saying, but you now know what activity to play on your next get-together 😊

 

Team PB Resolution

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What’s your 31st plan and what’s your New Year resolution are two congruent questions that cannot really be apart from each other for long. As the former part has quickly gone by, let’s focus on the latter part which allows us to set renewed goals for an entire year.

We at Pipa + Bella decided to ask a few members for their 2018 Resolutions and they have generously obliged:

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“In 2018, I have resolved to be kinder to myself, others and the environment. I am proud to be a part of the millennials for all that we have achieved in the last few decades in terms of technological progress, but I do believe that despite our over-connectedness we have failed to focus on important social issues like discrimination against the other, promoting inner peace, and most of all showing respect to Mother Nature and all of its elements like the air we breathe, wildlife, marine life, etc. I think if we each make a little time everyday to change the status-quo, we can make far more progress as a generation!” ~ Shivani Pandya(VP Merchandising)

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“I really want to travel around. So my resolution this year would be to plan my leaves better and travel more often :)” ~ Amoli Shah(Junior Merchandiser)

 

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“Every year when I make a new year’s resolution , I follow for at least 1 week or utmost a month. Later I forget as the time passes, but this time I want to stand firm on my resolutions. So here are they:
1. To keep fulfilling my commitments because I usually forget them.
2. Become more disciplined about my work and health.
3. Spend less and save more  because I have been spending a lot of money lately.” ~ Aayushi Kambariya(Junior Front-end Engineer)

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Live in the Here and Now is my resolution. The present never returns and unlike the past, it’s the only thing we can change :)”~ Nikita Fernandes(Senior Merchandiser)

 

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Work harder and party even more harder is my resolution 😀 ~ Ishaan Vandoor(Senior Customer Experience Manager)

 

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My resolution for the new year is to get back to gym and not quit. Take care of my health and be absolutely healthy. ~ Sneha Prasad(Junior Brand Manager)

In addition to these resolutions, we have our resolution Karma Bangles for company 🙂

Go ahead, tell us what’s your resolution for 2018?

 

Images taken via various resources.

Pranali: The Logistics Specialist

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Pranali juggles between countless phone calls to shipping companies and co-coordinates with delivery runners for timely parcels. She also always has a stock of delicious snack items and is more than generous to share them. Meanwhile, she ensures your beloved baubles reach you on time without much of a hassle.

A quick chat with her is when we found out more about her

Your style is?

I love long kurtis and chunky earrings. Jeans and tops with stud earrings are also a favourite. Basically I just pick up what’s available in my wardrobe and wear it.

3 things you always have handy?

Headphones, Lipstick and Kajal.

What inspires you?

The trust and faith that my people have in me inspires me the most. It drives me to achieve greater and that’s what I believe in.

A song you are hooked on to?

This one for now-Love me like you do  by Ellie Goulding

Tough times call for?

Family and friends. They are my lifelines.

Ideal travel destination?

Maldives. I just love the azure waters there.

A surprising fact about you?

I don’t like pizza, cheese and chocolate. YES! (We have another employee who shares the same interests. We don’t know HOW they do it though?)

What drew you to Pipa Bella?

I really wanted to get in to logistics and a call for an internship was what made me decide to be here. Also, my unending love for jewelry is something that drew me to Pipa+Bella.

Your best-loved jewelry item at PB?

Love the earring collection here.

Nirali: The Design Genius

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You might as well call her the one who creates magic, solely because, she does! Nirali remains unperturbed throughout countless edits and numerous creative changes making us wonder, does she ever really frown? Her cheer is contagious and her love for silver boho jewelry seems perfect for her to be working with us. After all this, she also creates fancy typography @mytypediary. Didn’t we say she is a genius already?

Know her more here:

Your style is?

Silver is my colour. Boho is my wardrobe. I match my clothes to my jewelry.

3 things you always have handy?

Kajal, A Calligraphy Pen, Phone. Always, in all my bags 😀

What inspires you?

Everything good inspires me. A good book, good food, good people! There’s so much good around us, but we somehow always look at the bad first!
And then the bad starts inspiring me to do good.

A song you are hooked on to?

It’s my mood that picks a song, not me! But I am loving Perfect by Ed Sheeran currently.

Tough times call for?

A good movie/tv show, sleep!

Ideal travel destination?

Too many to count. I have a travel plan ready till I die.
But Ireland and Norway top it!

A surprising fact about you?

I write. A lot. Stories, Characters musings, travel experiences.
(Also I hide it well!)

What drew you to Pipa Bella?

Honestly, it was Jewelry! And Pipa + Bella has taken my love for it a notch higher.

Your best-loved jewelry item at PB?

My Vintage Floret Tassel Earrings. I can wear them with anything, on most of the days!