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Depression

Sep 09, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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Depression is a mental disorder that negatively affects your actions. The word “depression” is not understood by most of the people but the victim. Every disease has therapeutics but for depression, the major medication is love and support. As stated by the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people of all age groups are great victims of depression. It is also stated that women suffer more than men. If the victims reach their worst stage it can prove to be hazardous leading to suicide. Depression is said to have soared to great heights during the pandemic. Depression also is known as depressive disorder or clinical depression refers to a state where an individual is constantly pessimistic about his life ideals leading to lower productivity. COMMUNICATE  An individual who is in constant conflict with any disease can cure faster than the medications provided with love and affection.  Doctors initially prescribe psychotherapy where he talks over the phone call or online intending to perceive the reasons as to what caused the sufferer to reach such states. EXERCISE Mild depression can be cured with the help exercise. Exercise regularly helps to escalate endorphin levels in the body stimulating happy hormones and keeping you optimistic. A happy heart has a happy life. mental health should be treated with the utmost care, love, and patience. Every life on this planet is precious. Not only your physical health but also take care of your mental health. Make your life just like a fairytale so that when you sit with your grandchildren on a couch, the story is worth the time.

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MAHABHARATA

Sep 08, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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What is real ? Is anything real at all ? Is reality a myth or myth a reality ? Nothing is real and yet everything is real. Sounds paradoxical ? Are you really reading this article or is it a naive illusion ? Pay close attention to every detail if possible ; don't let this moment fool you into believing that it is real. Because, it's not real ! If it were real you would be scrolling down your Instagram feed, envying your peers, belittling your self-worth, berating God for being indifferent to your suffering and procrastinating, because that's your reality- your virtual reality ! Isn't it ? We have accepted virtual reality to be our ' ACTUAL REALITY' ; so can we say that WHATEVER WE CHOOSE TO ACCEPT BECOMES OUR REALITY ? We all have ideal versions of reality in our head. Actually, reality and myth are relative concepts. An idea, event, concept or product can be both real and myth at the same time. It only depends on the frame of reference we are looking from. So, when we talk about the great epic poem , the MAHABHARATA, which is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayaṇa, with more than 74,000 verses, plus long prose passages, or some 1.8 million words in total, it is the longest epic poem in the world (roughly 10 times the size of the Iliad and Odyssey taken together) and continuous recitation would take close to two weeks, It would be better to take an ambivalent stand. The historicity of the Kurukshetra War is debatable. Many historians roughly estimate the date of the Kurukshetra war to Iron Age India of the 10th century BCE. The setting of the epic has a historical precedent in Iron Age (Vedic) India, where the Kuru kingdom was the center of political power during roughly 1200 to 800 BCE Puranic literature presents genealogical lists associated with the Mahābhārata narrative. Now, if we just do away with the facts we must appreciate the relevance of this epic poem even in 21st century. The central conflict of Mahabharatha was vengeance. The Pandavas wanted to avenge Draupadi's humiliation "cheer haran". The war was a way of their redemption- a desperate attempt to regain their lost souls. All the lessons by Krishna to Arjun are so relevant today that we consider them as guides - like the pole star to a lost traveller. The central theme of the Mahabharata are envy, lust, greed , quest for power, betrayal and over ambition. Such evils plague our society even today. In the Mahabharata, the kins are always at daggers drawn and become blood thirsty. Today, the kins brew bad blood against one other too. Betrayal and greed ruin lives even today. So, we can easily draw parallels between two diametrically opposite timelines, can't we ? Now, we can construct an interesting theory though. Maybe, the Mahabharata happens all around us, everytime ! Maybe, it is happening now, while this sentence is being written. Maybe, it is a microcosm of those multiverses which we know nothing about ! Maybe a small version of the MAHABHARATA happens in every household ! But , of course , we are bluntly oblivious of its presence because we are too busy fighting about the most coveted 'reality vs myth debate' about the Mahabharata.

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Beaches Of Goa

Sep 07, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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Natural beauty, lively nightlife, and tropical environs are the yardsticks while planning a holiday. Goa the pearl of orient is the place where you find it all. With its scenic beauty, architectural work, lifestyle, and exhilarating water activities Goa has brought great plaudits. The real quintessence of Goa lies in its varied culture of traditional blend of Portuguese and goa and its rich heritage. Goa without beaches is hard to envisage. North Goa beaches have been popular amongst travelers but South Goa beaches have been gaining popularity due to its tranquility. There are more than 36 beaches with their discreteness. Lush green fields, coconut trees waterfalls, sandy beaches can be best contemplated while riding on a bike. Alluring its tourists Calangute beach-queen of goa beaches, Candolim beach, Agonda beach, Anjuna Beach, Palolem Beach, Vagator Beach are the famous beaches of Goa. Calangute Beach- A long stretch of golden sands and backed by coconut palms with hustle-bustle through Calangute streets adds vibrant beauty to the beach. Rock, pop beats, fetes, and many more modes of entertainment, Calangute are Goa’s flagship beach. Church of St. Alex with its lavishing interiors near Calangute is great for sightseeing. Candolim Beach- Ambient music in a delightful décor of palm and coconut trees Candolim beach brings you austerity and tranquility. Popular for its pristine touch and a lot of amusement is a great spot for friends and family. From seafood to artisanship, you’ll get what you seek. Agonda Beach- Willing to escape the busy rut life and attain tranquility of mind then you can dive and swash into the Agonda beach. With no busy markets around you can find your peace of mind. Some hard rock music will be a perfect delight for you here. The natural scenic beauties of Goa attract a lot of domestic and foreign tourists. All those planning your holidays Goa is perfect for you.

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The Pink City

Sep 07, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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Jaipur popularly known as the Pink city of India has another sobriquet known as Paris of India. Jaipur is probably the first planned city of India with a meld of Indian culture and modern experiences. Wandering through the streets and historical buildings the city shows how it is accoutered in shades of pink. With its transcending beauty poets have engraved its glory in their travelogues. Going back in history, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, who was the then ruler of the Jaipur, painted the entire city with pink terracotta in the spirit of hospitality of the royal guest prince Albert. From forts, monuments, food, shopping, and many more Jaipur's charms are bound to bewitch you. The city is an afflatus for tourists, artisans, architecture enthusiasts, and art and photography connoisseurs alike. The architecture here is based on Indian Vastu concepts. Bursting with embellishing palaces and imposing forts, Jaipur is considered to be the commercial and cultural hub of northern India. Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Birla Temple, Jaigarh Fort are amongst the major tourist attractions. HAWA MAHAL- Resembling a beehive honeycomb, with 953 tiny jharokhas carved in it is a five-story monument having a sumptuous exterior. The architectural design is such that cool air passes through the entire structure creating Venturi Effect. AMBER FORT- Located on a hill, Amber Fort acts as a strong defense around the city. With its enchanting beauty, the architecture is a blend of the Rajput and Mughal emperor. While venturing into this fort rich and vibrant culture of India can be experienced by you. CITY PALACE- Lying in the heart of the city, the palace has a unique pattern showcasing royal attires, Kashmiri pashminas, and sanganeri block prints. Visiting this place is a treat to your eyes with the opulent architectural style and royal customs. Food and local bazaars are other specialties of Jaipur which includes gems traditional Rajasthani costumes, Dye clothing, and leheriya dupattas. Shopping in Jaipur at low prices is an exciting ordeal.

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City Tour of Indore

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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Indore is the commercial and industrial capital of Madhya Pradesh. It is well known for its culture and its cleanliness. It is the only city in India which consists of both Indian Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Technology; therefore it is also called as education hub of central India. The people of Indore are called as ‘Indories’ and are known for their kind and friendly nature. Cleanliest City: In the year 2017, Indore was ranked at first position as India’s cleanest city in Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan and since then it has maintain its position and has been ranked as cleanest city for four consecutive years. It is able to manage its waste sustainably by considering the 3R (reduce , reuse, recycle). Locality: The main thing for which Indore is fomous is food and cuisine. The two of the most famous street food places are chappan dukaan and saraafa bazaar. It is also known for the religious places. Khajraana Temple: Khajraana Ganesh Temple is a historic temple known for its religious significance. It is always crowded as tourists who visit Indore, visits the temple. It is known as one of the richest and religious temple in the state. Known for its peaceful and divine environment, this temple is one of the main attractions of the city. Chappan Dukkan: Chappan Dukkan is famous for it's street style foos . In the beginning there were 56 shops after which the name chappan Dukkan was kept the name you will found every variety of food here at a very reasonable price, Recently government has modified the place and developed it into a proper food destination for tourists as well as for locals Rajawada Palace: Rajawada is a historical palace in Indore which was built by Maratha dynasty and it is one of the oldest palaces . Near the royal Rajwada Palace , there is a huge street market which consist of several different types of items at very low price . At night , the market turns into sarafa bazaar which is famous for its food and is opened till early morning Kanch Mandir: Kanch Mandir in Indore is a temple made up of glass and mirrors . Kanch Mandir belongs to Jainism community and their festival is celebrated here with full enthusiasm. For its unique way and its beautiful designs this temple is visited by tourists . It is entirely covered by class and mirrors from both inside and outside and also on walls and floors .

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Exploring Tamil Nadu spiritually

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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Back in the days, Tamil Nadu was ruled by many powerful Hindu rulers and relatively untouched by the foreign invaders. The rich heritage hence remained unmoved for centuries and today, Tamilnadu is known as the “Land of Temples”. It is also one of the most populated orthodox Hindu states in India which can be ideal for religious tourists. Home to four of the five pancha bhootha lingas, there are thousands of temples to visit in Tamilnadu. Here are some temples you should not miss in Tamilnadu; 1. Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai Built by Kulashekarar Pandyan as a traditional Shaivism temple. It is of great mythological and historical importance as its history dates back to the 1st century CE. The temple is spread over 14 acres, enclosed with huge walls built to resist invasions. The temple consists of shrines to other deities also and has a pond called Porthamarai Kulam. It also has several pillared halls, which were built in the later stages, called “Mandapams”. According to a folklore, Meenakshi had appeared from the Yajna as a triple breasted girl and her third breast disappeared as soon she met Sundareswarar (Lord Shiva). 2. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple It is the largest temple in India with the world’s tallest Gopuram. Also known as Bhoologa Vaikuntam, the temple has shrines dedicated to over 108 deities representing Lord Vishnu. The temple which is an abode to Ranganathaswamy, who is Lord Vishnu in a resting position, covers an area of about 155 acres. It has withstood several attacks from invaders and natural disasters over the centuries. The temple also represents several architectural idioms from different ages. The deities, the mandapas, the murals, the inscriptions and almost every aspect of the temple throws a light on the holiness of the temple. 3. Ekambareswara Temple, Kanchipuram It is one of the pancha bhootha sathalam, where lord Shiva represents the earth. The current structure is known to be renovated by the Pallavas at around 600 AD. Goddess Parvati was known to have worshipped this linga as human girl ‘Kamakshi. The temple has 5 courtyards named Prakarams and one temple tank called Kampai Tirthai. 4. Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram This was a major shrine of worship to Lord Shiva since the classical period, with it’s bronze statues and stone sculptures. The deity that resides here is Thillai Nataraja, an important God of classical dances of south India. This is also one of the pancha bhootha sathalam, where Nataraja represents the sky.

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Personal Health during pandemic

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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As we are now into lockdown 4.0, some of you might now feel like this is getting too. Your mind might slip into a latent phase due to lack of inspiration and your body might become lazier. These are times when we are stuck at home with minimum human contact. An empty mind is a devils workshop, so here’s how to be psychologically and physically sound during quarantine. ~ensure you are in a well-ventilated room and following basic self-care. This might be the first step to clear your mind and all the necessary thoughts. ~if you are well enough, exercise is really good for mental as well as physical well-being. Focusing on fitness, can also considered a hobby and now that you can exercise twice a day, why not just do it? Also if yoga or other traditional work out bore you, just play some music and groove to the beats. Sounds cool? Works even better. ~try to keep busy whether it’s chatting with your friends or learning something new. It’s a great time to catch up with long lost friends. Plan and set up a time for a video call or something to refresh those great memories. ~tell yourself ‘what i am doing is enough’. Be good to yourself as no one can right now. If you still don’t feel productive enough try indulging in some hobbies. Remember to treat yourself. ~if you still feel uneasy call for support with grief, anxiety, or mental well-being issues. Make your problem known as being silent is just going to make it worse. ~focus on the positives of the situation instead of tensing up. Believe is good. Instead of trying to concentrate on what we are missing, try to focus on what we are gaining. ~Don’t forsake your sleep and eat time. Set a time table and try to follow that pattern. Get a professional nutritionist if you can. ~Experiment; it’s indeed a great time for finding yourself, isn’t it? Maybe venture into the kitchen once or get those paints out. Whatever it is, try to have fun. ~Whenever you are feeling anxious a trip down the memory could do wonders. Go through your phone's gallery, slowly swiping through those photos reminding yourself that once this is over you can get back at life. ~Write about all the upsetting experiences and if possible even try to track the source of it. Who knows maybe this would make a great addition to your autobiography! ~ If you already have some furry friend in your house, great! But if you don’t look outside your window and try to observe any life form you see. It works like introspecting and is very relaxing. ~Groom your self. If you look best better will feel better, call in for a hairdresser or do some shopping to distract yourself occasionally. Get to SheltOwn.com and find yourself a personal trainer or hair dresser and find the joys of grooming. Mental health is serious and being vocal about it is highly important. If you feel upset or unsafe search up some relevant numbers on the web and call for help. Stay home. Stay safe.

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How To Defeat Homesickness

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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After a certain age, we need to leave home for many reasons; be it for college or for a job, and then we feel a longing for something familiar and comfortable. Also even if someone is used to staying alone any sudden memory or thought can strikeout of the blue and remind them of home. After the suspense and good-byes, along with and the happiness and pressure of getting started in your new ‘home’, it eventually crashes you. You are alone now. Also, this loneliness can cause you not move out of the house and thereby not make any friends. Homesickness might affect emotional wellbeing and can cause anxiety and sleeplessness. Here are a few tips to overcome homesickness. Explore at the first chance you get. 1) If need something in common with people you are going to meet or if you want to find people to mingle with the key is to explore what is around you. Finding cafes, malls, parks and even locating grocery stores can help you a lot. Discover the culture and history in your new “home away from home” is to understand the place better, this can also serve as the distraction from the memories. 2) Make friends at the first chance you get Whether it is you first day at college or work, try to socialize as much as possible. Remember the other people are also interested in making friends, they might be away from their home as well or if they are locals, they might want to know how things are back at your home place. If you are an introvert, try conversing with at least one person who fits your vibe. You need a friend. 3) Keep in touch with people back at home. They might be missing you as much as you are missing them. So instead of calling up only when you feel homesick, set a time to call every day. With the onset of technology, keeping in touch has become so much easier. Also until you settle, keep telling someone close to you how you feel every day, that way you can vent out your anxiety. 4) Decorate your new home or room Add pieces and the part would make you feel home. Again, the entire decorating and moving process distract you from having thoughts about home. 5) Think about what you are gaining Recall that how far you have come, and how much you have saved for the trip, the sacrifices, the time, and the struggles that you have made to make it come about. All this combined with the fact that you are already in place from where you can progress in life, should definitely help you feel better. Homesickness should be treated as an initial turbulence in your voyage. It can be very sad that you wake up and realise you are away from your family, feeling this every day can make it harder. But keep reminding yourself who you are doing this and you’ll be fine.

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Thirst of a foodie's soul

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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"Bhukhad ka pyasa man" is what would translate as the topic of this content."Is everyone missing the Delhi street food or is it just me?", this line pops in my head in a loop. All the things that I have been missing, going out with my friends, eating momos, riding yulu, going to India Gate and having cotton candy (which I was recently enlightened by my friend it is also called Budiya k Baal), roaming in conaught place and observing those tik tock makers in connaught high street, nights in Hauz khas where we hopped from one cafe to another for free shots in, free ladies nights and danced to latest pop beats, the laphing and Korean dishes we explored in majnu ka tila, near north campus, bowling in Yes Minister at Essex farms, going Sarojini market before 12 noon because why not, then we'd get better discounts, hogging food like gol gappe, parathe, choley bhature, pav bhaji chaap, tandoori chicken, in chandni chowk's lanes and paharganj , R.K. ashram's aloo tikki, samosa chat, noodles and chila. My taste buds are probably shocked that I haven't tasted anything junk in almost three months. The desert from Theobroma, when the chocolate in the pastry has an affair with the tongue, the burger from Burger king or Mc. D after a bad day in college with long unbunkable class, the cheese burst pizza from dominos and thin crust pizza from spezia, bistro in hudson lane, mac and cheese from big yellow door, xero degree's fries and mojito are what actually makes me believe that what people say "comfort food" is real deal. The mutton and biryani from Karims' and luchi aloodum from C R park and south indian dishes from sarvana bhawan in janpath, udupi in kamla nagar or andra bhawan near India gate, makes me feel like home every time. The boondi raita that choley kulche waley bhaiya gives by adding some crispy boondi on top of the glass of chilled raita, which is not even in from the freezer he just takes it out from a terracota pot, and nothing could ever quench the thirst better than that. So many more food items that I might have forgot to mention because writing this makes me so overwhelmed I'm probably thinking about it but forgot to mention anyhow. Delhi has made my foodie soul explore so much in just three years well my first year version wasn't so much of exploring kind but I evolved into this person who walks freely on the streets of Delhi, who now knows people are of all different types and each one is beautiful in their own way, that everyone has a perspective and sometimes it blends in with others and sometimes it separates like oil and water but apart from all these, their busy schedule and everything everyone has one thing that I have seen is common and that is love for food, food that touches the bhukkad soul deep inside you.

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Skills needed for successful Entrepreneur

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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The world wants be successful and in this world itself, everyone wants to be successful. However, does everyone become successful? Of course not. What is success anyway? You can google it anytime. The word success is not a common for all, it is different for everyone. For someone it is about money while on the other hand for someone it not about the money. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. For some it’s about what you want to be said of you in the funeral and for some its about getting a meal every day. So, the very first step to success is to define your success. After you define it, you need to work on it and to work on it you need some skills to sharpen your work. By the way, have you thought about what are the skills that we don’t need to be successful? This is called perspective. You need to have your own point of view which means that while reading this article you don’t need to follow it blindly, put up your own thoughts in it and then follow it. The basic of success is to have a resolve. Is resolve a skill? Yes, because anyone can have it and not everyone makes it. So, let’s begin. • Planning skills – if you are not good at decision making then why not plan it. Start by planning to get up, before you go to sleep. Planning is important. You should plan your day, your work, your food menu and everything you live with. That’s the backbone of discipline. Although it is said that discipline is backbone of any skill. In philosophical terms, unplanned journey is the best but you must also be panned for unplanned. The next is • Resilience – resiliency is toughness, the ability to keep going on. Whenever you start something, you always start from the beginning and its very common to get failed, that’s where resilience comes under action. Next is • Leadership skills – Who’s in higher demand, the people that are leading others or those that are being led? Leaders are leaders and obviously you’re going to be more successful at what you do if you develop your leadership skills. • Observation skills – a good observation is absolutely crucial in order to become successful. You’re able to understand the environment and situation that you’re in, and be able to react and adapt to it much more quickly. It provides you with a lot more opportunities because you’re able to see things before other people do. Learn to be observant. • Communication skills – without communication there is no source of contact. The way of communication is very much important. It will help you in negotiation. Lack of communication can cause you a lot of mistakes. • Imagination – this is the reason why human society keep on developing. It’s important because when you have friends, family and even acquaintances telling you that things are not possible, and you should just get a regular job, regular house and have a family, then you need to have a great imagination to be able to block these voices out and still believe that your dream is possible. There are a lot of more skills which you must learn and realize, those are – the ability to relate others, ability to trust others, knowing how to keep and when to show empathy, active listening skills, flexibility, good judgement, the ability to keep yourself open minded and many more. Most important thing is that you need to be honest with yourself. You have a lot of unrealized potential hidden in you. Go for it and make it yours.

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The New Normal

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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When my college gave us a precautionary week off, I thought of it as a vacation. When India went into a lockdown I thought of it as an early end semester break. But when the lockdown extended I believed it to be the new normal. The lockdown has tilted my world on its axis. I had a lot of plans for the summer. But as the saying goes, the best-made plans of men and mice always go awry. I believe mine did too. The lockdown has affected my life in many ways. It has trapped me in my house. I cannot leave. Ironically it is like a long train journey; sit on your seat with your family around you with your gadgets in your hands. Go to the washroom whenever necessary then come back sit in your seat, rinse and repeat. I am a specimen in the zoo. I have every form of entertainment at my disposal, every luxury at my feet. I have everything I want, I just don’t have the only thing need - freedom. I am just another human trapped in a gilded cage, temporarily as it may well be, staring wistfully at the free birds. As the mightiest species on this planet, I have, perhaps, never felt this helpless. The primary change this lockdown brought into life was that it took away my excuse of not having time. I realize we are the only species who created and follow the concept of time and how meaningless our existence becomes without it. The lockdown has given me the time to develop my soft skills. I have been reading, writing, learning by myself. I am researching and binge-watching. I am catching up on all the things my peers do for entertainment and I didn’t because I was busy running behind studies. I am spending time with my family. It has given me time to appreciate the littlest of things around me like the lazy summer afternoons, the chirping of birds that lull you sleep, and the simple silence of stillness. It has given me time to count all my blessings. It has given me time to retrospect on my past, present, and future. The lockdown has led me to study from home. It has increased my screen time to an alarming rate. It has made me appreciate the smallest things I took for granted. It has made me realize the large number of freedoms I had and, hopefully, will still have soon. Life has come to a standstill. For the first time, no one is rushing. It's surreal. It's strange. The silence is as terrifying and terrific. The lockdown has changed my perception of many things. My family knows me more than I thought they did. I missed my friends more than I thought I would. I had believed that if I had food and phone, I wouldn’t need anything else to live. But my epiphany states no matter how amazing and all-consuming technology gets, It cannot replace a human touch. My feed doesn’t calm me. My screen is not warm. My machine is not alive. Another strange epiphany of mine is embarrassingly apt - stupidity is a disease far too strong to be cured by the likes of education. Once the lockdown or even the pandemic is over, the world-my world-will never be the same again. While the lockdown has given me a lot of time to do the things I love. It has put pressure on my future. To make for the stillness, the rush needs to be doubled. I would need to pick more internships before starting college. I would need to leave home to live in the hostel. I would meet all my friends. I would hug them a little tighter, a little longer. I would sit more under the shade of a tree a little longer. I would eat everything I restrained myself from eating. I wouldn’t postpone things. I would expect the unexpected. However, paranoia supersedes pandemics. While, like the rest of the world, I will slowly crawl back to movement, I will be wary of travel. I will be scared of the simplest symptoms of sickness. I will be more cautious, more distrustful. Like the rest of humankind I, too, will move into a sadder yet wiser world.

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Snowboarding in India

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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Seeking for any pleasant activities? Snowboarding will be the wonderful pleasant winter activity to Experience. It is an extreme adventure sport where one can be entertained. Snowboarding is a pleasuring activity and a sport where a person has to descend from a snow caped slope standing on a snowboard that will be attached to his feet. The growth and development of snowboarding was exhilarated by Skateboarding, Sledding, Surfing and Skiing. Snowboarding is an adventure sport which was developed in the United States in the 1960’s to 1970’s.Where one needs to balance on a slide board with completely covering your body with layers of woolen clothes to protect from the cold weather. In India, snowboarding and skiing are known winter sports which enthusiast are seeking to add small thrill to their life and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. But enthusiasts are actually befuddle. They are confused between snowboarding and skiing they think it’s one and the same but it’s actually not. Skiing is more renowned and it’s well known but now more and more people are becoming snowboarding enthusiast. Till now, In India People don’t have recognition as it has not widely spread its mark. Although the adventure activity has received momentum as a rising phenomenon. The subcontinent in India offers endless opportunity for snowboarders to prejudice. The best time to visit such places is in winter that is from September to early march. As it has a pleasant weather in the winter. The everlasting experience place for snowboarding in India which should be on your list if you are looking for adventurous activities. These are the places to explore snowboarding in India:  Jammu and Kashmir  Himachal Pradesh  Uttarakhand  Sikkim There are few destination which will bring smile on your face! The snowboarding destinations in India are:  Munsiyari  Kufri  Auli  Dayara Bugyal  Mundali  Yumthang Valley  Phuni Valley  Patnitop Gulmarg: Snowboarding in gulmarg, through its smooth slopes, provides easy floating on the snowcapped mountains which attracts the enthusiast .The 7 th best destination for snowboarding is Gulmarg in Asia. So one should actually not miss this oppourtunity.It is located in Baramulla district and is known as the heartland of winter sports because of the scenic sights, photo spots and of course food. Solang valley: Solang valley is located 12 km from manali which is popularly known as solang Nala. The smooth slopes, snowy landscape, Lush green fields, weather and fine climate with fluffy white clouds which definitely adds beauty and makes the place better for the travelers from different parts of the country. Pahalgam: Pahalgam is known for its ideal spots and breathtaking sites of snowy mountains. Skiing, Snowboarding, paragliding, and other winter sports are well known and has made pahalgam popular among adventure freaks and nature lovers. The environment is extremely good that already people are unburdened from all the exiting problems of their life. Rohtang: Rohtang which is located near Manali. Which is known for majestic valley and snowy mountains and is awesome place. It is one of the best place in India which attracts the enthusiasts and adventure freaks from all over the country for snowboarding. The beautiful view of natural scenery enthralls people towards the destination. A life without adventurous sport is Tiresome and boring! The most pleasant way of savoring the beauty of Snowy Mountain is snowboarding. “Snowboarding activity is privilege for enthusiasts. With glovesin your hand and snowboard on your feet there is No limit. You can do Everything and go Everywhere. This is not just for professional riders. It is for everyone”.

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That Bizzare Halloween

Aug 26, 2020 | 5 minutes read
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The day I stepped into my college's 'girls hostel', I never knew I would end up with a bag full of memories of every sort. Specially the strange, dramatic yet funniest Halloween ever. So, the day was not very different, just usual like any other day. Our batch of second year students were barred from attending the hostel Diwali function, don't even ask why, we were not very famous for good conduct moreover the whole batch stuck together so eventually no one from second year went apart from participants and few others. We did miss on the function but our batch decided to celebrate our own Halloween and we planned that at midnight all of us would get dressed up and go to each and every room and do the usual trick or treat. That is the time when we all got excited with the plan and everyone started planning on getting dressed up. Though my roommates and I were not that interested but looking at everyone getting all dressed up we planned to get ready and go with others. Everyone got dressed up, a girl got too innovative and got dressed up as Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean and she even had an alcohol bottle, don't ask where she got it from, we were in hostel, I hopes that explains itself, one got dressed up like Annabelle and I must say it was pretty much on point. Similarly, there were many who could pass the best ghost bar easily. I had no idea what to dress up like I slowly started putting make up and ended up looking like the giant in Jajantaram Mamantaram. Then I realized what a terrible idea it was when I could have just put some kajal and looked like I got punched, but no what a decision I taken lie any other life decisions of mine, there was no going back because there were others who looked scarier than me so I had company and didn't feel sorry. We all took a group picture till then almost everyone on the first floor, our seniors and our batch mates had seen us and a ruckus had already been initiated by our batch. Few of our batch mates were not interested so they decided to stay in their own rooms. Then we went down stairs to our juniors we got split into two parties few went to rooms on one side of the lobby and few went towards the rooms near the mess area. That is when things went out of control. We all got driven in the moment and there was a huge commotion. All of us were shouting, laughing running here and there. Then the hostel Superintendent entered through the door, which connected the passage for first year's rooms and her room. We were all tensed and few rushed upstairs to their rooms and few were left behind in the rooms of our juniors. Everyone switched their lights off and pretended to be asleep. Wondering where I was? Yes, I was downstairs in one of the junior's rooms with few of my friends. The superintendent slowly walked up to the first floor and we were all scared to be caught in such weirdly dressed up manner. We slowly went up through the back door passage and washed our faces and went to our room but unfortunately she had caught few of us and was asking them whoever was involved but didn't get caught, so I had to go, I knew no one would have told her but we had to face the consequences together. The Superintendent clicked our pictures as a proof and that was when I came to know she had found the alcohol bottle near the stair case and on top of one issue about creating a huge disturbance in midnight, we were also caught for a bigger monkey business. Though one of us was spontaneous enough to tell that they had brought the empty bottle to paint for some project yet we weren't that lucky so she didn't buy our full proof excuse. She told us that she would inform this to the college director and we would have to write an application saying sorry and that if anything else would happen further we would be expelled from the hostel and we would have to call our local guardians and she wouldn't sign our clearance for admit card until we did as told. It was like a cloud of sadness had fell on everyone. All of us told our parents then itself before it could get any worse, luckily our parents and local guardians didn't take it so badly so we were a bit relieved. But that day will always be remembered by all of us.

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AGRA - The Taj City

Aug 26, 2020 | 3 minutes read
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He had so many wives but he buried "her" near Yamuna river using the best of all white marble with best of all architecture maybe that is how he expressed himself. Few months back me and my friends decided to go and visit Agra, though I had been there twice before, I was up for it after all it would be fun going with friends. After loads of planning and convincing each ones parents 9 of us girls were all set to have fun in Agra. So skipping all the unnecessary details I would like to give you an itinerary with which you can rock your trip in two days like we did. We took a train from New Delhi at the evening which took us to Agra. We crashed in a cottage like home stay which was in outskirts so we could experience village like and we did indeed. The cottage was like kacha house and had lalteen n all stuff. That night we listened to music smoked some green, danced and talked and dozed off. The next day, as usual we all have that one friend who takes the initiative and wakes everyone up and we all woke up and got ready to stay our day. We went to "Deviram's" to stuff some yummy 'bedai aloo' and 'jalebi' which was bliss in the morning and a lovely way to start the trip. After all nine tummies were satisfied we went to see well of course, Taj Mahal. It was my third time visiting that place but its alway fun to look at its beauty and be proud that our nation has one of the eight wonders in the world. The architecture is mesmerizing and reflects so much on our rich history. Then we rushed a bit since we had lots of places to cover and hurried towards Agra Fort which was amazing. The entrance had a slope with tall walls on both the sides and it was like walking uphill, then one of my friend told that they had built these type of entrances so that if some enemy enters the premises they would pour hot oil on the floor and it would prevent the entry. We walked in and saw 'Diwan-e-aam and Diwan-e-khas' and we all took time and appreciated the directors and art directors of the movie 'Jodha Akbar' for making it so realistic. After that we went to see "Itmad-ud-Daulah" which the auto driver was adamant to call it 'baby taj' and when we reached we actually realized it was a smaller and was like downloading a lite version of Taj Mahal. Then we went to see the 'Tomb of Akbar' and it was beautiful. looking at the beautiful craftsmanship and architecture I was awestruck. Then we went to 'Mehtab Bagh' it was basically an exquisite and huge garden from where we could see the Taj mahal, it had a view, like at the end of the garden the Taj Mahal started. Till this point we all were hungry so we went to a cafe and hogged some paste and pizzas. Then we went to see 'Sikandra fort' because it was almost 3pm and we couldn't make it to 'Fatehpur Sikri'. I personally loved Sikandra Fort as it was beautiful and it had so many animals around like deer, different birds squirrels and just sitting there and looking at the monument and the garden was so serine and peaceful. After sikandra fort we were all pretty tired but we decided to go to Sadar Bazar and luckily we went there we had amazing street food like tikki, gol gapppe, rolls, kulfi, chaat, infact sadar bazar had a whole gali called "chaat gali". Well we got back to the home stay and went to sleep as we were all tired walking and touring all day and we had to catch train early in the morning. We couldn't make it to Fatehpur Sikri but if you want you can plan it for next day and plan a two day trip we couldn't as we had to return in a day everyone had classes, life of an undergrad student. Long story in short we had loads of fun and made loads of memories which we all would cherish for life.

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Places to go abroad-2

Aug 26, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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Planning a trip to abroad? Here's a list of must go-to places that shouldn't be left out while you are on a expedition to explore all corners of the globe: 1. New Zealand: Want to visit paradise? Go, look up this country which is no less than paradise. From the stunning sunrises to the calming sunsets. From picturesque landscapes to welcoming locals. Explore all of this in New Zealand and embrace the natural charm that the country has. The ideal time to visit this eastern country is from December to February. 2. USA: One of the prime tourist destinations, is the best to visit from May to September as during this time you get the witness all the magnanimous and world renouned tourist destinations in the best weather. From a party in Los Angeles, to a national park in Grand Canyon, to a bustling evening in the Times Square, to adventure parks in California; United States got it all covered for all ages and types of people. 3. Hong Kong: From thrilling adventure rides in Disneyland to a safari ride across the ocean, Hong Kong offers the widest variety to tourists in south-east Asia. The little island caters to the demands of tourists of all sections. The best time to visit this country is from October to early December due to the favorable climate. 4. China: Visit Asia's leading economy to explore the wide range of skyscrapers and the commercial and industrial development of the region. Also explore one of the seven wonders of the world, the magnanimous, The Great Wall of China. The best time for travelling to this destination is from March to May and from September to November. 5. Baku: Explore this lesser known yet tourist friendly destination in the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan. This place has a rich history which is evident through the historical developments in the city. Embrace the beauty of old architecture and enjoy the suspense it brings with it. The best time to visit this place is from October to December. These are a few places within the globe that should be visited as they offer great, diverse and famous tourist attractions.

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Places to go abroad-1

Aug 26, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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Planing a trip to abroad? Here's a list of must go-to places that shouldn't be left out while you are on a expedition to explore all corners of the globe: 1. Singapore: Explore this lovely country to experience the most thrilling moments. From Universal Studios to Gardens by the Bay, embark on this beautiful journey encountering adventure to nature amidst humble and welcoming people. The best time to visit this man-made country is from February to April. 2. Malaysia: Visit the famous twin towers of Kuala Lumpur along with various other attractive tourist destination in this nature friendly and architecturally pleasing country. Experience great shopping and exploring marts like no other place in the world. The ideal time to visit this country is March to September. 3. Turkey: Embrace the beauty of this leading tourist destination famous for it's rich historical legacy, soothing scenery, beautiful coastlines, spectacular icons and many more. Most perfect time to visit this picturesque destination is April, May, September and October. 4. Europe: Travel to this naturally rich continent and experience the perfect blend of development and nature. From snow covered mountains in Switzerland to large stretches of water in Salzburg to the world-famous Eiffel Tower in Paris. The perfect time to experience all of this together is May, September and October. 5. Australia: Visit the largest continent from September to November or from March to May to explore the vast range of flora and fauna along with museums full of rich cultural heritage and Operas. These are a few places within the globe that should be visited as they offer great, diverse and famous tourist attractions.

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Gobi Desert: Find solace in the sand.

Aug 26, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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The Gobi desert can best be described as desert savannah which extends from southern Mongolia to northern China. Graced with historic sites, stunning views and plenty to do for tourists, it projects extreme temperatures, from the scorching heat in the day to the chilly nights. The flaming cliffs, ice valley and the forest of giant rocks are a few places to visit in this place. Though there are several blogs and pictures of this picturesque desert, the camera doesn't even come close to capturing its real beauty. See for yourselves what you are going to call the best sunrises at the slopes of sand and the best sunsets at the cliffs of flame. Then we have the nomads and the animals of the desert who have to constantly battle these rough conditions and yet have accepted this place as their home. They and their ancestors had been living in the Gobi desert for years herding a lot of animals like camels and goats. The incredibly fluffy two-humped camels could show you around the dunes and as there are really slow there is no need to worry about motion sickness. In the Gobi desert both the colour green of the grass and browns of the sand can be found on the same day. You can start the morning in endless plains, find yourself self trudging through a narrow canyon in the afternoon and end your day in some sparkly sand dunes. Imagine the amount of exploration you can do of both yourself and the nature, facing an endless steppe and sun falling in the horizon. Travellers who visit say that it's a wonderful place which provides a life-changing experience. A perfect treat for history buffs; whether you are into archaeology or palaeontology this is your go-to place. Climbing the sand dunes is hard, you have to take several tiny little steps. Huffing and puffing, wondering if you are even progressing, you reach the top to meet with an incredible sight and realise it was worth it. This is the place where stories are born, imaginations go wild, beautiful photos are taken and fearless humans originate. You can take a vehicle for the overall travel but there some places which need to be on foot. All the sweat, thirst and toil results in a string of beautiful memories with the vividly fascinating background of the desert. The land of blue skies and sprawling sands is the perfect place to find yourself.

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Cheap places to have a meal in the capital

Aug 26, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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Delhi is one of the most-lively cities in the country and has a great reputation for being one of the best cities for cheap food. Here is a list of places where you can have a complete meal in less than INR 100: 1. South Cafe- This place in Hauz Khas serves delicious South Indian with unlimited helpings, except the parottas at a very affordable rate. 2. Moolchand Paranthe Wale- This is the place, in Lajpat Nagar where you get the best typical North Indian paranthe with chole at a very less price compared to the mouth-watering taste. 3. Fateh ki Kachori- Head over to Kashmiri Gate to have the best North Indian street foods at the most affordable price possible. They have the perfect blend of spices and serve the most appetizing food. 4. Nagpal's- You will get the best Chole Bhature at a very nominal price near the famous Dhyan Chand Stadium at this eatery. 5. Tom Uncle's Maggie Point- Famous amongst the college crowd, this outlet in North Campus has been serving around 50 delectable types of Maggies along with coolers since decades. Remember to savour the best foods in town while also saving your pocket!

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Best Street Food Joints in Kolkata

Aug 26, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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Known as the culture capital of the country, Kolkata is known for its Benglali sweets and along with them, it is also famous for the tangy, mouth-watering street food. Here are a few joints that serve the best street food in Kolkata: 1. Vivekanand Park- Each puchkawala in the park makes the most delicious puchkas in the entire city. Puchkas are Bengali name for golgappes and are one of the most relished street food of the city. Find the best dum aloo puchkas in the park along with papri chaat and have a great evening with delectable chaat. 2. Zaika- This place is famous for their Kathi rolls, a dish invented in Kolkata. You will get the most lip smaking kathi rolls at this joint on the Park Street. You will get authentic vegetarian and non-vegetarian rolls at this famous joint. 3. Anadi Cabin- A must go-to place for non-vegetarians on the Jawaharlal Nehru Road that serves the best chicken keema paranthas and other Mughlai cusinie. These paranthas add a different touch to the exquisite street food. You must not leave any place to have the most appetizing street food of the city, it has a lot to offer!

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MUMBAI - The city of dreams

Aug 26, 2020 | 3 minutes read
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“More Desires, More Hopes are actually felt and seen in Mumbai” This is absolutely true! The financial Capital of India “Mumbai” is not only known in India but internationally it is most popular city. People come to India and love to explore this place. The City has mesmerized every soul that has come across its Livelihood and has evolved and created interests in its culture. The city has enticed everyone from Bollywood, Superstars and big industrialists to slum dwellers and tribes of fishermen-the city has numerous of untold stories from all walks of Living existence. How can one forget the Bollywood? The Biggest money makers in the city. The capital of Maharashtra, the city of dreams “Mumbai which falls under the Line of Ulhas river on the western coast of India, in the coastal region which is called as the “Konkan” sits on salsette island(sashti Island),which shares its limited extent part with the Thane district and is covered by Arabian Sea to its west. Mumbai is a Remarkable paradox of Dreams and Mayhem, magic and Madness. The place where developing and adopting the change of modern India has experienced in large Numbers. The place not only has as many historical monuments as some places in India, But it has diversity from beaches to picnic spots in addition to this, the city is main centre of art, theater, dance and music, what more, the miscellany of religions, Tradition, cuisine, technology and bustling business industry. The study shows that there are more millionaires per kilometer in Mumbai than in Manhattan. The sweet sounding Marathi Spoken place “Mumbai” Once you have lived in the city for years No other city will be good enough as Mumbai for Any “Mumbaikars” The places will give you all the reasons to smile! Here are the lists of places to visit when you are in City of dreams: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Elephanta Island. Haji Ali Dargah. Kanheri Caves. Sanjay Gandhi National park. Heritage building. Kala ghoda art precinct. Juhu Beach. Chowpatty. Mumbai Dabbawalas. Crawford/Colaba Market. Bandra Worli Sea link. The most visited places which attracts tourists and bring curiosity among the tourists are: Gateway of India: The gateway of India is considered as the city’s top tourists attraction which is situated in south Bombay,Churchagte. The People of Mumbai also call this place as “Taj mahal” of Mumbai and it is the most attractive and often people from other countries including India and local Mumbaikars visit this place. Gateway of India after it was built and was used as symbolic “ceremonial personnel”. It has been called as Symbol of”Conquests and colonization” Shree Sidhhivinayak Temple: Shree Sidhivinayak Ganpati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to “lord Shri Ganesha”.It is located in Prabhadevi,Mumbai Maharashtra.It is one of the richest Temple in India. Most of the tourist are attracted to visit the place and to explore the rich Culture of “Maratha” Marine Drives: Marine Drive is the “Heart of Mumbai “which is most easily recognizable landmarks in Mumbai as people come here to explore the site the sea, the sunsets and the nature. This place is the one of the most favourite place of tourists and prime place to indulge in leisurely walks and sunsets which offers splendid views of the city’s skyline for the people of Mumbai and visitors as well. Elephanta Caves: Elephant caves is the oldest historical monument Located on an island in the Arabian Sea. Elephanta caves which is the place where tourists are attracted towards the “sculpture, rock built architecture” which shows Historical value and some arts which are built are “dedicated to lord Shiva”. The tourists are attracted towards this heritage site which has rich ancient archaeology. Mumbai is the city which has strong contrasts-It not only gives opportunity to people to become rich and millionaire but also provides chance to many poor people to pursue their livelihood. For many, Mumbai is the city of dreams; for many others, it is the End of dreams. “Mumbai is infectious. Once you start living in Mumbai, working in Mumbai, I don’t think you can live Anywhere Else” Beautiful Quote by Yash Chopra. BY-DIVYA. Y SINGH

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NOSTALGIC JOURNEY

Aug 26, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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"We enjoy the journey more than the destination.” This was the first time I went to another state. From Gujarat to Maharashtra I boarded in the Train from Ahmedabad to Pune. I reached Pune station. Heavy rain was going on still heavy traffic. The first experienced with the oxford of the east city “Pune” was unpleasant. I took the bus for my hostel where I was enrolled for my 1st year of PGDM. I reached the hostel and only know one person because we were on the same telegram group, we talked on the phone that was how I know him just by voice. Later, I made good friends in the hostel which turned into family. We were 11 people in our group. we were planning for hangout, we searched on the internet like everyone does nowadays “different places to hangout in Pune” Hahaha. The first place came was Sinhagad, so we planned for the same. The question came into our mind “how to travel there?” All said by bike because nowadays every youngster loves to travel by bike. Then we visited different shops “where we will get the reasonable price bike on rent”. In the end, we choose one rented bike shop it was very small. We doubt that shop because they did not have proper documentation for the bikes, and we needed 5 bikes. Somehow, the bike owner convinced us, and we took those bikes. But after a few minutes my two-friend caught up by police personnel because they drove on the wrong side as well as they did not wear a helmet also, they did not have all documentation for the bike. Police personnel demanded 2000 bucks for it. However, after half-hour discussion with them in the end they gave 500 bucks. Then we all were met in the night and we were making fun of them like every bachelor group does. The next morning, the weather was very cool. we woke up at 5:00 am still we left our hostel at 7:00 am because every group has one or two lazy people who always late in every situation. So, we have a few people in our group as well. Then we went for selfie click because “memories bhi chahiye na” But almost 10 minutes we blocked the road for just selfie purpose. People were looking at us like we were coming from another planet. Then we took breakfast and went for Sinhagad but on the road, my 2-friend met an accident and at the same time police personnel were there. We all said in our mind shit we didn’t have documents of the bike we all were afraid our heartbeat at a peak, but police personnel came and asked my 2 friend “are you well? and they leave the place ”. Then they both had taken first aid and our heartbeat came to normal. After a few minutes, we moved ahead for the Sinhagad we reached there. The atmosphere was very cold and stormy on the hill. we all had first time experienced that kind of atmosphere on the top of the hill only clouds were there. It was felt like “Jannat”. Then after having some snacks over their we returned to our hostel. Great experienced for me because of so many dramas happened in the trip, but still one the most memorable journey for me.

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Greece

Aug 09, 2020 | 2 minutes read
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Let Greece take over. Greece is a small southern European country located between Albania and Turkey. It is essentially a mountainous area completely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its profound history, scenic locations, friendly locals and long hot summers. Mykonos is a famous spot in Greece recognized for its picturesque beaches and party scenes. You can have amazing food and drinks served here as the waves hit your feet and the sand becomes your seat. Ionian islands have a number of popular destinations like the Corfu island, also known as the emerald island, and the Zante island which is home to the world-famous Navagio beach. Other than the party culture and beautiful beaches, Zakynthos is known for the Carretta sea turtles and parks harbouring various marine creatures. The country’s food is something you would grow fond of, they make oil-based food and draw on traditional recipes with a twist. The most intriguing thing is the number of hours spent in the kitchen to make this food and the ability to bond over it. Then we have the Papafragas beach and Caves, after Kapros, which consist of small sandy beaches that are off the beaten path, this is another ideal landscape in Milos. The hovering rocks of Papafragas pave a small gap to the salt-fine sandy shore which is an extraordinary spot for clicking pictures. The Acropolis of Athens is definitely a place for all the history enthusiasts who would love to see the place where almost everything in ancient Greece seemed to happen and while you are at it, make it a point to visit the Acropolis Museum. Cyclades islands make up some of the most used locations for Bollywood movies, with its whitewashed houses and narrow paths. The glamour of cliff-top monasteries and stunning mountain arrays can easily inspire a tour to Meteora. Then there is Kavala in the North of Greece which has several 15th-century forts and castles, some of which even hold cultural fests and performances over the year. All in all, Greece is a beautiful place to be visited, remembered and cherished.

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