AMPM Recommends: Things to do at home

There was a time when 24 hours in a day were not enough. There were so many things that we were running after – so many people that we had to meet and so many plans that we had to make. But this quarantine period has locked us all in our homes and given us time to reflect on things that got left behind in life’s daily grind.

This is the time to learn something new, do something productive, refresh your routines and rejuvenate your lives. And we are here to help you make the most of these quaran-times. Browse through our exhaustive list of things that you can indulge in while you are staying at home.

Watch
A selection of some inspiring documentaries for a closer look into the elusive world of fashion.

McQueen
“Get a closer look at those notorious fashion shows that Alexander McQueen was renowned for.”
Available on: Netflix

Martin Margiela: In His Own Words
“The Belgian designer talks about his life of anonymity and his 20-year-old legacy.”
Available on: Apple TV

The First Monday in May
“Relive the best moments of the world’s most-attended fashion exhibition from Met Gala 2015 – China: Through the Looking Glass.”
Available on: iTunes

Chiara Ferragni: Unposted
“A self-portrait that outlines the life of the world’s first fashion influencer.”
Available on: Amazon Prime

Read
A selection of some classic stories, all written by strong female authors.

The Forty Rules of Love
“A novel about Maulana Jalal-Ud-Din, known as Rumi, and his companion Shams Tabrizi. This book explains how Shams changed the life of Scholar to a Sufi through love.”

Palace of Illusions
“A rendition of the Hindu epic Mahabharata as told from Draupadi’s viewpoint, namely, that of a woman living in a patriarchal world.”

Little Women
“A novel that follows the lives of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—and details their passage from childhood to womanhood.”

Gone with the Wind
“A coming-of-age story that follows the protagonist Scarlett O’Hara, as she grows from adolescence into adulthood.”

Listen
A selection of some interesting podcasts that you can listen to for a change of pace.

Oprah’s Supersoul Conversations
“Tune in to Oprah’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts.”
Available on: iTunes

Stuff Mom Never Told You
“Comprehensive discussions on feminism, gender politics and a variety of topics across the spectrum.”
Available on: Spotify

Off the Gram
“Listen in on conversations between a yoga teacher, a fashionista, a magazine editor and a PR professional to help you live your best life.”
Available on: Podtail

The Musafir Stories – India Travel Podcast
“As the name suggests, travelers share their inspiring stories and relive their experiences with the listeners. A bit of escapism in these trying times.”
Available on: Themusafirstories.com

Audiogyan
“An Indian podcast that brings you conversations with luminaries from the world of art and design.”
Available on: Audiogyan.com

Learn
A selection of some interesting online classes to help you master a new skill.

Interior Design Basics
“A fun, simple approach to help you identify your personal style and transform your living space.”
Get it here.

Wine Folly
“Are you a wine enthusiast? Then Wine 101 with Madeline Puckette is the perfect beginner’s guide to discover more about your favourite drink.”
Watch it here.

MoMA’s Massive Open Online Courses
“The Museum of Modern Art in New York offers free online classes for art lovers that cover a wide range of topics such as contemporary art, fashion and photography.”
Learn more about it here.

Quar-Eye: Cooking Lessons in Quarantine
“Hosted live on Instagram by Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski, these recipes with equally interesting captions are a treat to watch (and learn from).”
Watch the videos here.

Visit
A selection of some incredible virtual museum tours for art aficionados (And if you aren’t one, this is a cool place to start).

Musée du Louvre, Paris
“The world’s largest and most-visited art museum with a collection that spans work from ancient civilisations to the mid-19th century.”
Learn more about it here.
Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci (1503)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“The museum’s Costume Institute holds a collection of more than thirty-three thousand objects that represent seven centuries of fashionable dresses and accessories for men, women, and children.”
Get a virtual tour here.
Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, Claude Monet (1899)

The Vatican City, Rome
“Famous for its Renaissance frescoes by Michelangelo, the nine central panels in the Sistine Chapel ceiling show the Stories of Genesis, from the Creation to the rebirth of mankind.”
Get started here.
Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo (1508-1512)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
“The museum houses a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art.”
Learn more about it here.
Alchemy, Jackson Pollock (1947)

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
“The virtual tour comes complete with audio guides and textual descriptions that will help you navigate the vast collection of arts and history.”
Start your virtual tour here.
The Night Watch, Rembrandt van Rijn (1642)

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