Feng Shui products are on display at a show to usher in the Chinese New Year
It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, and before you make too many presumptions, here's the good news. The year will be great for business, economics and careers, great for the underdog and for marriages. In fact, the Chinese have been queuing up to get married soon after the year begins on January 29. To ring in the New Year in auspicious Chinese style, Hide Out, the Feng Shui store in Egmore, is holding an exhibition-cum-sale where you can buy a Feng Shui under the advice of consultant Kashmira.
The store has a range of Feng Shui starting from Rs. 30 upward - number cards for luck, pretty fruit trees (oranges for luck, peaches for health and grapes for abundance), crystals and paintings. The items are not only beautiful - check out the ceramic statue of the Goddess of Peace, Kuan Yi and the six rod wooden chimes - but also come personally energised by Kashmira. You can pick up the phoenix that the expert recommends or the popular Dracaena Sanderiana (more commonly assumed to be little bamboo) for luck. Says Kashmira, "The Chinese believe in the Trinity of Luck. There is Heaven's Luck or your destiny and then there is Mankind Luck, which stands for the effort you put in. You can install 200 symbols but if you don't make the effort, it won't work." But then if your effort doesn't seem to pay dividends, there is the Earth Luck to activate. And that's where you need Feng Shui. Expert advise can be sought till February 4 at Hide Out, No3, First Floor, Prince Plaza, Pantheon Rd. Ph: 28552656. MEERA MOHANTY