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Harini Chandrasekar is an Industrial Designer with a specialization in textiles from India’s premier design school, The National Institute of Design. The prestigious Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden as well as the Politechnico Di Milano in Italy added to her education and international perspective. She then went on to teach courses such as design concepts and concerns, print-making, sustainability and craft and strategic design thinking while working with several global clients across Sweden, Italy, Finland and India. She is currently enrolled in the Global Marketing Communication & Advertising program at Emerson College to add a new dimension to her skills. Harini hopes to integrate creativity with management to create new and engaging ideas in the field of marketing communication.

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Under the weather.

Harini Chandrasekar

I just got back home after a month of being out-of-town and was instantly holed up in bed with an awful cold and bags under my eyes like a raccoon. Nevertheless, enjoyed all the pampering that came my way showered with love and some hot tea!:) Feeling "under the weather" was a phrase that apparently sprung from maritime roots. During storms, the seas would get rough, causing passengers and even sailors to frequently become sea-sick. This lead to the passengers heading below the deck to a lower point where the rocking was less pronounced. Passengers were thus forced under the deck away from the elements/ weather and the expression “under the weather” was born!