Bali culture – Balibs http://balibs.org/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 13:57:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://balibs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Bali culture – Balibs http://balibs.org/ 32 32 IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE DESTINATION AND DISCOVER THE RICH LOCAL CULTURE WITH THE LUXURY COLLECTION HOTELS AND RESORTS ACROSS ASIA-PACIFIC https://balibs.org/immerse-yourself-in-the-destination-and-discover-the-rich-local-culture-with-the-luxury-collection-hotels-and-resorts-across-asia-pacific/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/immerse-yourself-in-the-destination-and-discover-the-rich-local-culture-with-the-luxury-collection-hotels-and-resorts-across-asia-pacific/ Forge lasting memories at architecturally stunning, heritage-rich hotels with epicurean journeys and distinct Indigenous cultural experiences at Tasmania, Kyoto, SeoulBali and Koh Samui HONG KONG, November 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Luxury Collection Through Asia Pacific inspires explorers around the world to immerse themselves in the destination and local culture through its unique set of […]]]>

Forge lasting memories at architecturally stunning, heritage-rich hotels with epicurean journeys and distinct Indigenous cultural experiences at Tasmania, Kyoto, SeoulBali and Koh Samui

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Tea ceremony at HOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa; Balinese Blessing Ceremony at Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua Bali

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Walk through the 300-year-old Kajiimiya Gate
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Culture and appreciation of fire
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Odisha, Indonesia’s Bali shares commerce and culture https://balibs.org/odisha-indonesias-bali-shares-commerce-and-culture/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:03:27 +0000 https://balibs.org/odisha-indonesias-bali-shares-commerce-and-culture/ Cuttack, November 17: Bali Yatra, the largest mass festival, is celebrated across Odisha to mark the connection of maritime trade, culture and tradition with the ancient island of Bali (modern Indonesia). The real Bali Yatra which refers to “Journey to Bali” had almost started after 40 AD. Bali was an island province of Suvarnadwipa (Golden […]]]>

Cuttack, November 17: Bali Yatra, the largest mass festival, is celebrated across Odisha to mark the connection of maritime trade, culture and tradition with the ancient island of Bali (modern Indonesia).

The real Bali Yatra which refers to “Journey to Bali” had almost started after 40 AD. Bali was an island province of Suvarnadwipa (Golden Island) which is politically named Indonesia now. The valiant sailors of Kalinga (ancient Odisha) made their voyages from the Mahanadi River which joins the Bay of Bengal. Kalingas (the people of Odisha), the inhabitants of the east coast of the Bay of Bengal were aware of wind streaks and the very patterns of sea currents. The technique was later used for maritime trade before the discovery of monsoon winds by Hippalus. Before 45-47 AD, maritime trade from the coast of Odisha to Southeast Asia including Bali, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and many other islands during favorable windy seasons was a practice of people of the commercial class of Odisha.

Idol of Lord Vishnu in Bali (Indonesia)

The maritime trade of the Kalinga Empire continued to increase due to its geographical location. It was favorably littoral like the island in the Bay of Bengal. Meanwhile, the Puri, Cuttak, Paradip, Balasore and Gopalpur regions of Kalinga witnessed the growth of ports as early as the 4th and 5th century BC. Some of the famous ports of ancient times including Tamralipti, Manikpatna, Chelitalo, Palur and Pithunda enabled India to connect to other countries through the sea. Exploring tidal resources, Kalingas initiated trade links with Sri Lanka, Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Bali and Burma. Bali was one of the four islands collectively known as the Suvarnadvipanow known as Indonesia.

Gradually, the Kalingas developed large boats called the ‘Boxes’ putting aside the small ferry boats and with the help of these they traded with the Indonesian islands. These ships had copper hulls and could carry up to seven hundred men and animals on board. Interestingly, the Bay of Bengal was once known as the Kalinga Sea because it was overrun by these ships.

fire dance in bali indonesia

Since then, the Kalingas had continuous trade with the island of Bali. The exchange of goods also led to the exchange of ideas and beliefs. Merchants from Odia formed colonies in Bali and influenced its culture and ethos. This led to the growth of Hinduism in the region. Hinduism has blended well with Balinese concepts and even today ‘Balinese Hinduism’ is practiced by a majority of their people. They worship various Hindu gods such as Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha and Brahma. Shiva was considered the presiding deity and is considered Buddha’s elder brother even today.

As in India and Odisha, Lord Vishnu is worshiped here as the presiding God in most parts of Bali. Tens of thousands of temples are found in the city of Bali where gods in different forms are worshiped like Hindus. Rice is the first bhog offered to deities since Yugs (ages), as Mahaprasad is offered to Lord Jagannath in the Puri temple of Odisha.

Indonesia’s airport, which is now the greatest monument of writing Odisha-Bali cultural ties, is Garuda Airport. It was named after the mythologically sacred bird Garuda.

Apart from religious practices, Odisha and Bali have a number of similarities in their popular culture.

The Ramlila, Danda and Rasalila of Lord Sri Krishna are now played in Bali on special occasions. Fire Dance, a typical Indonesian dance drama, is regularly performed at social functions where the legends of Ramayan and Mahabharat are presented amidst dances with oil torches (masala). The fire dance as analyzed by cultural critics closely resembles the basics of the Odissi dance and the Banati, the fire dance widely prevalent in the Puri of Odisha.

Rama Lila show in Indonesia

Bali Yatra, a festival that commemorates Odisha’s rich maritime history, is now celebrated across the state. In the historic town of Cuttack, week-long events as well as an outdoor fair are held starting on Kartika Purnima, the full moon day of the month of Kartik as a major festival.

On the other hand, the Bali Yatra is celebrated in Bali Indonesia as ‘Masakapan ke Tukad‘. It has many similarities with the Odisha Bali Yatra. Note, the feast organized in a grandiose way symbolizes the maritime excellence of their ancestors.

Pedagogue, Manjushree Das who works on it ‘Bali travel diary’ stated that Odisha and Bali had socio-cultural bondage since ancient times. It is the result of the historic maritime trade between the east coast of Odisha and Bali since time immemorial. One can find significant similarities in trades, culture, lifestyle and traditions between the two landscapes.

The distribution of Buddhist settlements, the development of tens of thousands of temples and the discovery of varieties of pottery, beads and inscriptions along ports and trading centers indicate an active maritime exchange between Odisha and Bali, Das added.

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DenPasar 2022 It was about time! focuses on emerging curators – Art & Culture https://balibs.org/denpasar-2022-it-was-about-time-focuses-on-emerging-curators-art-culture/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 07:02:20 +0000 https://balibs.org/denpasar-2022-it-was-about-time-focuses-on-emerging-curators-art-culture/ Richard Horstman (Jakarta Post) Denpasar ● Fri, November 11, 2022 2022-11-11 14:00 0 c5efdab62cf99b86ccd9cf6482393571 1 Art & Culture bali, denpasar, art exhibition, artwork, art curator, artist, balinese artist Free A vibrant new initiative envisions a sustainable arts ecosystem in Bali. CushCush Gallery (CCG) launched in 2017 DenPasar Art+Design, an innovative annual program aimed at making […]]]>

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A vibrant new initiative envisions a sustainable arts ecosystem in Bali.

CushCush Gallery (CCG) launched in 2017 DenPasar Art+Design, an innovative annual program aimed at making the city a national and international center for design and creation. To enhance and grow the city’s reputation through a series of community-uniting events, DenPasar strives to fill gaps in arts and creative infrastructure and help build a sustainable arts ecosystem in Bali.

“Creatives from all over Indonesia and overseas are drawn to Bali for its lifestyle, rich culture and inherent creative dynamics. Over the past decade, many have moved here, while d “Others often come back. As the island’s multicultural society evolves, so does its potential,” said CCG co-founder Suriawati Qiu.

With her partner Jindee Chua in 2016, she introduced CCG to the art and design landscape, bringing new and exciting energy to the local creative scene.

A platform dedicated to multidisciplinary collaboration by bringing together creative fields such as architecture, communication design, interior design, product design, visual and performance arts and crafts, philosophy of CCG addresses creative education, creative collaboration, creative community by engaging with Balinese, Indonesian and international communities.

Collaboration: Emerging curator Pradnya Paramita collaborates with children from Gemlobang Studio, Sinar Pande Studio and Studio Bares and presents their work during DPS22, titled “Batuan art” by Studio Gelombang. (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery) (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery/.)

The DenPasar2019 program, In Transition, launched a series of capacity building programs highlighting a residency program for young curators. At DenPasar2022: it was TIME! the curatorial residency program follows the 2019 initiative with events led by mentors Ayos Purwoaji and Mitha Budhyarto, curators and scholars with experience in organizing regional exhibitions and art projects, national and international.

Participants in this year’s curatorial program were selected senior students from the Indonesian Institute of Arts (ISI) Denpasar and members of the public from Bali and other Indonesian islands through a call for applications.

DenPasar Art+Design 2022 (DPS22) runs from October 7 to November 19, themed It’s Time! The main program presented a full offline curatorial residency in collaboration with ISI Denpasar from October 7 to 21. Thirteen participants learned from mentors, speakers and practitioners from the Indonesian contemporary arts and design scene. Events included workshops on art conservation, exhibition design, exhibition/art project management and idea writing.

Speakers included Senior Indonesian Contemporary Artist and DPS22 Advisor FX Harsono, Curator Hendro Wiyanto, Jogja Biennale Curator and Director Alia Swastika, Exhibition Designer Sigit D Pratama, Award-Winning Product Designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo and designer Angela Stephanie Meyrina, architect and curator of the Indonesian pavilion for Venice Biennale 2020 Ketut Dirgantara, arts and events manager Gustra Adnyana, public communications and community manager Ruth Onduko, award-winning writer and scholar Sonia Piscayanti and works curators of art Saiful Bakhri, Laila Fitrani and I Wayan Sumadi.

Eye-catching: “Bukan Recover Together, Bukan Stronger Together” 2022 by Gilang Propag, an installation comprising acrylic and gouache paintings on canvas, wheat paste posters on the wall, screen printing on fabric and pages of Zine.  Organized by Wicitra Pradnyaratih.  (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery)Eye-catching: “Bukan Recover Together, Bukan Stronger Together” 2022 by Gilang Propag, an installation comprising acrylic and gouache paintings on canvas, wheat paste posters on the wall, screen printing on fabric and pages of Zine. Organized by Wicitra Pradnyaratih. (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery) (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery/.)

“Curators provide artists and the community with new perspectives. They can inspire artists to produce meaningful work through ongoing conversations and spark critical discourses and insights that create a vibrant arts scene and creative community. The initiatives curators engage the public and ultimately create a better society. Unfortunately, Bali lacks curators,” Suriawati told the Jakarta Post, adding that there is no formal curator training in Bali.

“The practice is relatively young in Indonesia. The role of curators is essential to a healthy artistic and creative ecosystem beyond the market.”

In response to the It’s About TIME! curated by DenPasar Art+Design 2021 (DPS21), emerging curators Ni Wayan Penawati, Ni Wayan Satiani Pradnya Paramita and Wicitra Pradnyaratih were featured at the CCG. Guided by DPS21 mentors Savitri Sastrawan and I Made Susanta Dwitanaya, they featured the work of I Gede Sukarya, Gusti Dalem, Eka Sutha, Gilang Propag, Ketut Nugi, Ayu Dyah Wulandari, Srizkiki, street artists Djamur Komunitas and artist collectives of Gelombang Studio, Sinar Pande Studio and Studio Bares.

“Through the DPS21 program, I learned the theory of conservation and also designed this year’s exhibition proposal,” said Pradnya Paramita who collaborated with three art collectives to present their works at the GCC . A Fine Arts graduate from ISI Denpasar, she is pursuing a Masters in Art Education at Malang State University, East Java.

“This process was interesting because I was asked to dig deeper into the Balinese cultural space of non-formal arts education. Each collective is unique, with visions, philosophies and teaching methods of the art. The program gave me broader and deeper knowledge. I got to know others and their challenges in the arts. I implemented new ideas in this exhibition while collaborating with many other people from various fields.

Art lovers: in the photo, the opening party of DPS22 and the exhibition Its About TIME!  hosted by Ni Wayan Penawati, Pradnya Paramita and Wicitra Pradnyarath, October 7.  (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery)Art lovers: in the photo, the opening party of DPS22 and the exhibition Its About TIME! hosted by Ni Wayan Penawati, Pradnya Paramita and Wicitra Pradnyarath, October 7. (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery) (Courtesy of CushCush Gallery/.)

“DenPasar is a place to learn and refresh entering the real art scene. This brilliant idea of ​​CushCush Gallery brings together art students and young curators with experts, namely writers, artists and professional curators. ISI Denpasar supports this program because it directly enriches our students’ experience with the real world of art,” said Rector of ISI Denpasar and the event’s opening speaker, Prof. I Wayan Kun Adnyana.

“Last year’s program was online because of the pandemic. And because of the restrictions, I had more time to find out about the studies that interest me a lot,” said Wicitra Pradnyaratih, a graphic designer. 30 years old with a passion for the arts and illustration. “I have enjoyed working with the artists, seeing them practice and discussing their creative process. I am grateful that many artists and practitioners enjoy working and learning with others.”

“In Bali, art is mainly consumed as a commodity due to the impact of tourism. As a result, there are questions about whether conservation is a sustainable profession. There is, however, a growing awareness of the importance of conservation practices. We are confident that this initiative will spark people’s interest in conservation and will be encouraged and supported,” Suria said.

“DenPasar Art+Design aspires to give voice to the emerging concerns of our time and there is a need to investigate the missing links in our creative ecosystem. DPS22 is our most ambitious DenPasar program to date. The theme is derived from the word Balinese for time, kala, considered a marker of separation, change and encounter. Paying homage to the city’s roots and the culture of Bali, It’s About TIME! invites everyone to come together and explore possibilities, ask questions, seek potential and initiate change for a better collective future.”


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Nigerian Bishop Advocates for ‘Culture of Strong Legal Basis’ to Counter Extremism https://balibs.org/nigerian-bishop-advocates-for-culture-of-strong-legal-basis-to-counter-extremism/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 04:54:48 +0000 https://balibs.org/nigerian-bishop-advocates-for-culture-of-strong-legal-basis-to-counter-extremism/ He called on religious leaders to be prophetic and reach out to their respective governments to adhere to legal frameworks, saying, “Religious leaders of the faith used must pressure their states to uphold the rule of law and do not fear being targeted. by extremists. “Silence in this matter is taken as an endorsement, intentional […]]]>

He called on religious leaders to be prophetic and reach out to their respective governments to adhere to legal frameworks, saying, “Religious leaders of the faith used must pressure their states to uphold the rule of law and do not fear being targeted. by extremists.

“Silence in this matter is taken as an endorsement, intentional or not,” said the 70-year-old Catholic bishop who has led the Sokoto diocese since his episcopal ordination in September 2011.

The G20 Religious Forum was hosted by Indonesia’s political party Nahdlatul Ulama, which represents 120 million “moderate” Muslims, or about 40% of the country’s 231 million Muslims, according to a press release.

The conference was called to “prevent the weaponization of identity” and “curb the spread of communal hatred”, according to its stated goals.

In his November 3 address, Bishop Kukah said, “It is clear to us now that we are all threatened by these terrorists who use ethnicity or religion to destroy humanity.”

“Whether it’s Boko Haram, ISIS or other ethnic or racial groups, we all need to come together to insist that an injury to one is an injury to all,” he said, adding: “We must all accept that we are all citizens of one human nation, that no religion or ethnic group is superior to the other.

The Catholic bishop who was made a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development in January 2021 advocated for formal education. He said a “comprehensive and integrated education program remains the cure for extremism”.

“It is not enough for religious leaders to continue to engage in mere moral rhetoric or meaningless dialogue aimed at placating donors while leaving our people as victims,” Bishop Kukah said.

He continued, “As I have seen in Nigeria and elsewhere, the first victims of religiously inspired violence by extremists are always their own people. In today’s world, these victims are so often Muslims.

“In northern Nigeria, the majority of those who died at the hands of Boko Haram, ISWAP, bandits or kidnappers were Muslims. In the Islamic State war in Iraq, the majority of casualties were of Muslims,” he added, adding, “It should ring alarm bells that this is not just about religion but about our common humanity.”

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Building an anti-corruption culture from the village https://balibs.org/building-an-anti-corruption-culture-from-the-village/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 14:36:21 +0000 https://balibs.org/building-an-anti-corruption-culture-from-the-village/ Section 6(a) of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Act No. 19 of 2019 states that the commission shall take preventive measures against corruption. To carry out its task of eradicating corruption, the commission has put in place three strategies, namely education, prevention and repression. The KPK implements the three strategies simultaneously so that the eradication […]]]>

Section 6(a) of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Act No. 19 of 2019 states that the commission shall take preventive measures against corruption.

To carry out its task of eradicating corruption, the commission has put in place three strategies, namely education, prevention and repression.

The KPK implements the three strategies simultaneously so that the eradication of corruption can work effectively with the joint collaboration of various stakeholders, such as law enforcement officials, ministries, agencies, regional governments, public enterprises (SOE), regional enterprises (BUMD), and all elements of the community.

As part of the education strategy, the KPK invites the public to participate in efforts to eradicate corruption.

There are many things people can do to help root out corruption, including making sure they and their families don’t engage in corruption, acting as anti-corruption mentors, and helping to spreading the values ​​of integrity in the community, and by reporting or providing information on any corruption they see around them or of which they are aware.

The KPK’s Community Involvement Directorate also promotes broad community initiatives that promote active participation in efforts to eradicate corruption. One of them is the program of establishing anti-corruption villages.

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Objectives of anti-corruption villages

The objectives of the KPK for the establishment of anti-corruption villages are to promote the importance of strengthening the values ​​of integrity and anti-corruption in governments and village communities, to improve the governance of villages and to strengthen the understanding and role of village communities in efforts to prevent and eradicate corruption. .

The anti-corruption village program was launched in December 2021, with Panggungharjo village in Bantul district, Yogyakarta, being chosen for the pilot project of the program.

Then, in 2022, the program continued with ten other selected pilot villages, namely Kamang Hilla village (West Sumatra), Hanura village (Lampung), Mungguk village (West Kalimantan), Cibiru Wetan Village (West Java), Banyubiru Village (Central Java), Sukojati Village (East Java), Kutuh Village (Bali), Kumbang Village (West Nusa Tenggara), Pakatto (South Sulawesi) and the village of Detusoko (East Nusa Tenggara).

The selection of the ten villages began at the beginning of February 2022 and took place in four stages in total. The first stage was the observation stage to examine the readiness of the villages to pilot the anti-corruption village program. The next step involved promoting the anti-corruption concept, with village communities being informed and understanding the efforts and steps that can be taken to fulfill the village anti-corruption indicators.

During the third stage, the villages were inspected by the KPK, the Ministry of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Interior, consultants and several observers. The fourth stage involving the inauguration of the selected anti-corruption villages will take place in November 2022.

Meanwhile, to establish anti-corruption villages in 2023, the KPK held a coordination meeting in Jakarta last week, attended by regional secretaries, inspectors and heads of village community empowerment offices from 22 provinces that will offer pilot anti-corruption villages. in 2023.

At the meeting themed “Leave Our Villages to Make Indonesia Corruption Free”, participants received initial briefing materials on Anti-Corruption Village Empowerment, Village Financial Management and Indicators and methods for assessing anti-corruption villages.

The coordination meeting marked the start of a series of activities aimed at establishing anti-corruption villages in 2023.

Through the coordination meeting, the KPK aimed to share views with local governments in the provinces and districts from which the pilot anti-corruption villages will be chosen. For example, the need for rapid and appropriate measures to improve several aspects in order to eradicate poverty.

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Reasons for establishment

KPK leader Firli Bahuri said one of the reasons for the establishment of anti-corruption villages is that corruption has spread to the village level. KPK data showed that between 2012 and 2021, as many as 601 corruption cases related to village funds and involving 686 village chiefs were detected.

According to commission records, from 2015 to 2022, a total of R470 trillion in village funds have been provided by the central government to support village growth, increase well-being, eradicate poverty and improve livelihoods. economy of village communities.

However, so far, according to the data, about 12.29% of the village communities are still trapped in poverty.

Bahuri said that the knowledge and governance system of the villages which are not good have opened opportunities for corruption and hence led to high poverty rate. As a result, the development of the village was also hampered and the community did not get the benefits of village funds.

Meanwhile, MP for Community Education and Participation in KPK, Wawan Wardiana, noted that there are several challenges to the development of the village, such as low participation of the village community in monitoring village budgets (APBDes). , development and planning.

Other challenges include the lack of forums to convey opinions or complaints and the lack of understanding among village leaders regarding corruption and conflicts of interest. Yet another challenge is the weakening of local culture and customary laws in the villages.

Villages have a crucial role to play in making Indonesia a country free from corruption. The creation of anti-corruption villages should help to build an anti-corruption culture starting from the village communities, then up to the governments, from the lower levels to the higher levels.

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Diwali, the festival of lights explained | Arts & Culture https://balibs.org/diwali-the-festival-of-lights-explained-arts-culture/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 12:07:23 +0000 https://balibs.org/diwali-the-festival-of-lights-explained-arts-culture/ On Monday, October 24, millions of Hindus across the world will celebrate what for many is the biggest and most important holiday of the year – Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Diwali takes its name from the Sanskrit word, Deepavali, which means “row of lights”. Diwali is not limited to Hindus, as Sikhs, Jains and […]]]>

On Monday, October 24, millions of Hindus across the world will celebrate what for many is the biggest and most important holiday of the year – Diwali, the Festival of Lights.

Diwali takes its name from the Sanskrit word, Deepavali, which means “row of lights”. Diwali is not limited to Hindus, as Sikhs, Jains and Newar Buddhists also have their own celebrations. In India, there are also regional differences in the traditions associated with the festival.

In most cases, it is celebrated over five days, starting with Dhanteras.

In Dhanteras, Hindus will clean their homes in preparation for the upcoming celebrations. They will light diyas, which are small clay pots filled with oil, and place them around their homes, where they will remain lit for the next five days. The rangolis, colorful patterns made of sand, will adorn the floor and the entrances of the house.

The second day is Kali Chaudas. On this day, families will serve sweets and perform rituals to ward off all evil. A prayer is performed and coconuts are offered to Hanuman, a deity who symbolizes strength and energy, in order to receive protection from the spirits.

The third day is the high point of the festival and is traditionally celebrated as Diwali. People perform prayers to Lakshmi, which means wealth and prosperity, and invite her into their homes. In the evening, the festivities begin. Families will dress up in traditional clothing, celebrate and light fireworks.

The fourth day is called Annakut, which means “mountain of food”. Gujaratis also means the fourth day as the new year. Many Hindus will go to temples and take blessings. On this day, Hindu temples will prepare and present a range of sweets and foods to those who visit.

The fifth and final day is Bhau-Beej, also called Bhai Dooj. This day celebrates the bond between a brother and a sister. Traditionally, the brother will come to visit the sister and the sister will recite a prayer to protect her brother from harm.

Diwali can be linked to many religious histories and traditions, and there are many regional differences. However, most West Indian stories are related to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu deity of creation, protection and transformation, who has 10 avatars or primary forms.

In North India, Diwali is linked to the stories of the epic “Ramayana”. It is the day when Rama, the seventh avatar of Vishnu, returned home to Ayodhya, after 14 years of exile and the defeat of the demon Ravana. As soon as he arrived, the city lit up in diyas, guiding him home, creating the festival of lights celebrated today.

In southern India, Diwali celebrates the day when Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, defeated the demon Narakasura. In western India, it means the day when Lord Vishnu sent the demon king Bali to the underworld, and in eastern India, the festival is associated with the goddess Kali, who symbolizes the victory of good on evil.

Regardless of the differences in how Diwali is celebrated, its essence lies in the lessons learned from these stories – good over evil and light over darkness. Thus, celebrations are rooted in doing good, praying for others, and welcoming prosperity and happiness into the lives and homes of those who celebrate.

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How to foster a culture of entrepreneurship in your organization https://balibs.org/how-to-foster-a-culture-of-entrepreneurship-in-your-organization/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 16:16:44 +0000 https://balibs.org/how-to-foster-a-culture-of-entrepreneurship-in-your-organization/ By Roger James Hamilton, CEO and Founder of Genius Group When it comes to the ideal employee, there are a few things that come to mind. Someone who is self-directed, someone who can own and drive projects forward, someone who is responsible, ambitious and results-oriented, someone who knows how to get the most out of […]]]>

By Roger James Hamilton, CEO and Founder of Genius Group

When it comes to the ideal employee, there are a few things that come to mind. Someone who is self-directed, someone who can own and drive projects forward, someone who is responsible, ambitious and results-oriented, someone who knows how to get the most out of their team. These qualities tend to be entrepreneurial.

Most founders think these are innate qualities, whether people have them or not. What if I told you that your organization can encourage the emergence of this type of personality in its company? That these qualities are not only given to “superstar” employees, but rather are produced due to three main factors: job satisfaction, personal ambition and company culture.

Creating an entrepreneurial culture in your organization is a great way to encourage personal ambition and improve job satisfaction, empowering employees to take responsibility for their development and success.

Give your employees flexibility and autonomy in their role

If you want great people, you have to give them the opportunity to be great. Strict job roles, rigid systems, and an inability to be creative will make a brilliant employee bored and unmotivated. Sure, some roles require employees to follow strict guidelines and ways of doing things, but for roles where things don’t have to follow rigid procedures, give your employees leeway to take ownership of the role. and see what works. . Be firm on the results but flexible on the method.

Create an environment where it is okay to make mistakes

No one is looking to make mistakes, but sometimes that’s how we learn what works and what doesn’t. As long as everyone learns from the mistakes they make and doesn’t repeat them, you should view mistakes as a mentorship opportunity, not something completely negative. Having a space where people feel they can make mistakes and learn will encourage them to try new ways of working, to be adventurous, and to step out of their comfort zone. And some of the best results are achieved by taking these bold steps.

Forget individualism, it’s all about teamwork

Sure, it’s nice to have superstars, but no employee should be indispensable. Instead, encourage high performers to mentor other people on the team, so you can have a team of high performers and success doesn’t just depend on one person. Also, when building teams at work, make sure each person can build on their strengths. Whether it’s project management, idea generation or risk assessment, make sure teams are made up of people with different qualities so everyone has a chance to prove themselves. The Wealth Dynamics profiling tool is a great way to simply discover the profiles of each team member.

Appropriately reward employees

At a time when talent is so hard to find and retain, employees realize that loyalty doesn’t necessarily pay off and are more likely to change jobs for a better deal. The way to keep employees you like is to make sure you listen to their desires and work accordingly. Compare salaries and offer benefits that don’t have to be expensive – flexible and remote working, peer mentoring, a clear career path with what they need to do to level up, and a good work-life balance personal.

Creating an entrepreneurial culture isn’t something you can do overnight and it will take time to nurture it. Ensuring your team is happy and engaged in their work, and nurturing an open and supportive culture, will go a lot further than you might think.

About the Author

Roger James Hamilton is a New York Times best-selling author and Founder and CEO of Genius Group (NYSEAM: GNS), a multimillion-dollar group of companies, headquartered in Singapore, which currently includes companies such as GeniusU, Entrepreneurs Institute , Entrepreneur Resorts, Education Angels E-Squared Education, Property Investors Network and Antelope Valley University., Genius Group has an acquisition plan to add further acquisitions in 2022 to the Group. GeniusU is an Edtech company and platform providing over 2.9 million students with personalized learning paths and a platform used by partners to share their learning through personalized learning paths. GeniusU attracts 7,500 new students who join GeniusU every week, starting with the entrepreneur quiz to identify their path to wealth and find the next step to take now. Genius Education Angels and E-Squared Education offer education courses for young people from 0 to 25 years old. Entrepreneurs Institute, Property Investors Network and Antelope Valley University offer training courses for adults aged 25-100, and Entrepreneur Resorts is a market leading group of luxury resorts and lodges, beach clubs and entrepreneur-focused urban coworking hubs, offering business leaders professional educational retreats in exotic destinations around the world. Entrepreneur Resorts owns destinations in Singapore, Bali and South Africa and soon in the US, and has licensees launching properties in the UK, US and Greece. Entrepreneur Resorts will expand this year by adding more properties and licensees. Roger is also the creator of Wealth Dynamics, Talent Dynamics and Impact Dynamics profiling tools, used by millions of entrepreneurs to find and track their flow.

About Genius Group

Genius Group is a global leader in information technology and education, whose mission is to disrupt the current educational model with a student-centered lifelong learning program which prepares students for the leadership, entrepreneurship, and life skills needed to succeed in today’s marketplace. The group has more than 2.9 million students in 200 countries, aged 0 to 100. The group consists of four pre-IPO companies (the “pre-IPO group”) and four companies that were acquired at or shortly after the IPO. IPO (the “IPO Acquisitions”).

Our pre-IPO group’s entrepreneur training system was delivered virtually and in-person, in multiple languages, locally and globally, primarily through the pre-IPO group’s custom-built, AI-powered GeniusU Edtech platform adults seeking to develop their entrepreneurship and their leadership. skills.

The pre-IPO group includes Genius Group, GeniusU, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts. This group of entrepreneur education companies has grown through organic growth and acquisitions, with a focus on adding value to every business through GeniusU, which is being developed to provide recommendations and personal AI-based advice to each student. The pre-IPO group is now expanding its educational system to age groups beyond its current adult audience, to children and young adults. The four IPO acquisitions are the first step towards this. They include: Education Angels, which offers early learning in New Zealand for children aged 0-5; E-Square, which provides primary and secondary education in South Africa; Antelope Valley University, which grants professional certifications and college degrees in California, USA; Property Investors Network, which offers property investment courses and events in England, the UK and Revealed Films Inc., which is launching a docu-series covering topics such as wealth building, health and nutrition , medical issues, religion and political issues in Utah, USA.

Genius Group’s plan is to combine the education programs of IPO acquisitions with its current education programs and Edtech platform under a lifelong learning system, and it has selected these acquisitions because they already share aspects of the Genius program and its focus on educating entrepreneurs. .

https://www.geniusgroup.net/

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Qld Hospital reviews staff complaints but not workplace culture https://balibs.org/qld-hospital-reviews-staff-complaints-but-not-workplace-culture/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 06:18:47 +0000 https://balibs.org/qld-hospital-reviews-staff-complaints-but-not-workplace-culture/ D’Ath said she supports Caboolture Hospital in revising its complaints process. “I have no doubt that this happened as a result of the complaints that were initially brought forward which led to the review of Caboolture, on how they improved their processes internally,” said she declared. Loading “And make sure that if there are any […]]]>

D’Ath said she supports Caboolture Hospital in revising its complaints process.

“I have no doubt that this happened as a result of the complaints that were initially brought forward which led to the review of Caboolture, on how they improved their processes internally,” said she declared.

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“And make sure that if there are any complaints, and especially PIDs, that they are handled properly.”

His comments come amid fallout from an investigation into malpractice and cultural issues at another major upstate hospital.

Four clinicians and another staff member resigned and were referred to the ombudsman after a report revealed that inadequate care at Mackay Hospital contributed to the deaths of three babies.

This report, published last month, also revealed issues with incident monitoring, management of safety and quality complications and clinical deterioration at the facility between 2019 and 2021.

The Mackay catheter was ordered last year after patients complained of complications from caesarean sections and claimed they had been wronged by clinicians.

Nearly 100 women told investigators that they had been neglected, their problems had not been addressed, they had not been given follow-up appointments, they were in pain, or they had been referred to their GP.

According to the report, some 26 cases fell below expected medical standards, resulting in injury or bodily harm.

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Where to travel for art and culture 2022 https://balibs.org/where-to-travel-for-art-and-culture-2022/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 16:34:04 +0000 https://balibs.org/where-to-travel-for-art-and-culture-2022/ Mark these performances and openings in your diaries, book the hotels, book these restaurants. It’s time for cultural and culinary edification. Boston Boston skylineBillie Weiss The ticket: The Boston Symphony Orchestra. A three-week festival titled “Voices of Loss, Reckoning, and Hope” features music from composers (including Julia Wolfe) whose works seek to provoke dialogue about […]]]>

Mark these performances and openings in your diaries, book the hotels, book these restaurants. It’s time for cultural and culinary edification.


Boston

Boston skyline

Billie Weiss

The ticket: The Boston Symphony Orchestra. A three-week festival titled “Voices of Loss, Reckoning, and Hope” features music from composers (including Julia Wolfe) whose works seek to provoke dialogue about social change (March 3-18, 2023). The stay: Langham. This glamorous hotel occupying a historic former bank in the financial district has just undergone a two-year renovation. Its neo-Renaissance bones are preserved, its interiors vividly reimagined and filled with artwork from America’s oldest nonprofit artists’ society. Table: little whale. Chef Michael Serpa’s chefy take on New England seafood dishes opens this fall in the Back Bay with a menu to satisfy cold-weather cravings (think clam pizza and chowdah).


New York City

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Grand Central Station in New York.

Roy Rochelin

The Ticket: Edward Hopper. “Edward Hopper’s New York” at the Whitney is a one-of-a-kind exhibition about the famous realist painter and his relationship to the city he called home for six decades (until March 5).

edward hopper painting the morning sun

“Morning Sun” by Edward Hopper, 1952

Courtesy of the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio.

The stay: Aman. The brand’s new sanctuary brings the tranquility of Bali to the heart of Manhattan. Overlooking Central Park from the famous Crown Building, this 83-suite hotel is where you want to hibernate on a wintry day. The flagship spa spans three floors of treatment rooms, banya and steam rooms, cold plunges, and a 65-foot pool flanked by daybeds and fire pits. The Table: House of the Red Pearl. That and more: Jean-Georges Vongeritchen’s Michelin-decorated 53,000-square-foot market in the historic tin building by the seaport offers a choice of six restaurants (including elevated Chinese from Red Pearl and sushi at Shikku from 19 places), six casual places and four bars.


London

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London from Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, looking towards Big Ben.

Scott E. Barbour

The Ticket: Donatello. The Renaissance master will have his first major UK exhibition this winter at the V&A South Kensington (opening February 11, 2023).

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Madonna and Child by Donatello with Four Angels, late 15th century.

V&A Images, London / Art Resource

The stay: Raffles. After a meticulous refurbishment, Churchill’s Old War Office is reborn at the end of the year as a 120-bedroom Raffles. It retains all of its historic grandeur (mosaic floors, chandeliers, marble staircase) and now boasts a serious spa and 11 dining venues, including a rooftop restaurant overlooking Buckingham Palace. The tablest. John Marylebone. It’s been seven years since nose-to-tail pioneer Fergus Henderson launched a new restaurant, so it’s no wonder this all-day space (donuts with champagne for breakfast) is trending.


Rome

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Rome, with the Tiber and St. Peter beyond.

Alexander Spatari

The Ticket: Horti Lamiani. Museo Ninfeo, a newcomer by reservation only, features the ruins of a private Roman residence that served as the residence of emperors such as Claudius and Severus Alexander.

December 9, 2020 Nadia Shira Cohen The New York Times

This theater mask salvaged from the Horti Lamiani, the private residence and pleasure garden of several Roman emperors, is now in the new Museo Ninfeo.

NADIA SHIRA COHEN

The Stay: Six Senses. This wellness-focused hotel group opens this fall in the UNESCO-listed Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, with interiors by renowned Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola, a groundbreaking spa, a rooftop terrace with views to 360 degrees of the Eternal City and, if that wasn’t enough, an organic vegetable garden to inspire the culinary team. Table: Enoteca L’Antidote. Book well in advance for this natural wine, bottle-only, small-plate-only spot in Trastevere: it has just three tables and five bar seats.


Paris

Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Ticket: Center Pompidou. Home to Europe’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art, this bold museum designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers will close for a three-year refurbishment in 2024, so make your visits now.

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Robert Delauney

Courtesy of the Center Pompidou collection.

The Stay: TheBristol. We have always loved this Grande Dame for her fashionable address and her old-world elegance. After a six-year, multimillion-dollar renovation, it appears to be reborn. The Suite Paris is the epitome of refinement, with Louis XV and XVI furniture, embroidered silk hangings, and the same wooden parquet floor as at Versailles. The Table: Plots. This lively bistro in the 3rd arr. offers a concise menu of seasonal dishes, such as cabbage stuffed with foie gras. Wine nerds meet at the bar to taste bottles from small esoteric producers.


Mexico City

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Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City.

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The Note: Gertrud Goldschmidt. Museo Jumex always impresses with its works by greats like Koons, Hirst and =. “Gego: Measuring Infinity” spotlights one of Latin America’s most important post-war artists (until February 5).

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Mexico City’s Museo Jumex highlights the work of Gertrud Goldschmidt (aka Gego). Here are his “12 Circulos Concentricos”.

Courtesy of Fundacion Gego.

The stay: Ritz-Carlton and more. The 2021 opening of the 58-story Ritz-Carlton has reshaped the skyline, and its services and proximity to the historic center make it particularly attractive. Las Alcobas, in the Polanco area (Beverly Hills of Mexico City), has long been our boutique pick (its 35 suites have been refreshed); new seven-suite Casa Polanco is in a 1930s mansion. The Table: Pujol. Enrique Olvera’s avant-garde cuisine inspires pilgrimages to this world-class restaurant. For a more casual but no less tasty meal, head to The husband, a new spot rooted in the flavors of Baja. (Don’t miss the tlacoyo, a dish of pre-Hispanic origin).

Culturati doesn’t need to be cajoled to visit Vienna. Still, a Basquiat exhibition is at the Albertina until January 8, and the intriguing title “Idols & Rivals” is running at the Kunsthistorisches Museum until January 28. And Vienna has a new Rosewood, fabulously located in the heart of the pedestrian area.

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11 of the best movies to see in October https://balibs.org/11-of-the-best-movies-to-see-in-october/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 23:36:00 +0000 https://balibs.org/11-of-the-best-movies-to-see-in-october/ 11. Amsterdam Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is on the way, but in the meantime here’s another convoluted whodunit – and it has even more stars in its cast. The first film in seven years from David O Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), Amsterdam features Christian Bale and John David Washington as two […]]]>

11. Amsterdam

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is on the way, but in the meantime here’s another convoluted whodunit – and it has even more stars in its cast. The first film in seven years from David O Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook), Amsterdam features Christian Bale and John David Washington as two soldiers who recover together after World War I, and Margot Robbie as a nurse who take care of them. Years later, in the 1930s, they are framed for murder and uncover a plot involving shady characters played by Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Taylor Swift, Rami Malek, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Michael Shannon, Zoe Saldana and Suite. Mike Fleming Jr at
Deadline calls it “a star-studded snapshot of life…the cinematographer has invested it with a compelling period look, the dialogue crackles with humor and wit, and every time the door s opens and a new character comes in, you go, wait, that actor is in that movie too?”

Released October 7 in UK, Ireland, US and Canada

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