Travel

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Posted by Susan Sharma on May 01, 2020

 
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Darjeeling, West Bengal

 
Kanchenjunga at Tiger Hill, Darjeeling - a celebration to share
https://youtu.be/Gj0tv9tcui8

Near Darjeeling is a short and otherwise unremarkable hill. It is possible to walk up to the summit or hire a jeep to get there. Some even spend the night on or near this elevated place,  so as to catch the early morning sunrays on Khanjenjunga.

Tiger Hill offers a spectacular view of Kanchenjunga, that third highest summit on earth and peoples from far and near assemble to witness the sun strike, not just that lofty summit, but also the dawn awakening of the Himalayas. Due to the elevation of Kanchenjunga and the curvature of the earth, the sun touches here before lighting the lower Himalaya summits to the east. Residents of the area had long held this belief of first light to be true for thousands of years before the first man stood on the summit of Kanchenjunga(actually six metres below the summit in deference to local sentiments) and realized it was true.

Therefore, you have a magic place and a magic moment and an experience best shared. The dawn at Tiger Hill takes on a carnival atmosphere. There are men banging drums and those playing pipes. First, the cold wind stirs chill air and the many prayer flags begin to flutter then the crowd grows almost silent before the moment. Till then the darkness of 4 am is broken by cries of "Coffee" for those braving the chill.  The rising sun tips the summit with gold then blushes rose, the day has begun. Manmade music rises again as those around begin to dance, chant and worship. There are smiles on all the faces and the cold morning long forgotten.

Travel

River Teesta, Sikkim

Posted by Susan Sharma on April 30, 2020

 
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River Teesta

 

 

Anyone travelling in Sikkim by road cannot but be impressed by the mighty Teesta River.

 

Teesta(Tista) River is a 315 km long river that rises in the eastern Himalayas.  It flows through the states of Sikkim and West Bengal in India and through Bangladesh before entering the Bay of Bengal.

Flowing through the length of Sikkim, the Teesta River is considered to be the lifeline of the state. 

The Teesta River originates from the Pahunri (or Teesta Kangse) glacier above 7,068 metres (23,189 ft), and flows southward through gorges and rapids in the Sikkim Himalaya.

It is fed by rivulets and tributaries Rangit, Rangpo.  

A number of hydroelectric projects and dams have been built on this river.  The Teesta river dam projects have been approved with the requirement that they adopt suitable seismic coefficient in the design for the dam, tunnel, surge shaft and power house. The projects are cascaded over the length of the river, do not store large amounts water, have small reservoirs, and therefore the projects are expected to have very low risk from the reservoir induced seismic activity  in the area.

 

Melli (also spelled Malli) is a town on the West Bengal-Sikkim border near the River Teesta.

Lepchas are among the indigenous peoples of Sikkim, India and number between 30,000 and 50,000.   The Dzongu valley, an officially demarcated reserve for Lepcha community bordering Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, known for its vast plant wealth is one of the least attended areas on ethnomedicinal aspects, for being sacred and restricted, especially to outsiders.

 

Travel

Sikkim Tour

Posted by Susan Sharma on April 30, 2020

 
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Visit- February 19th to 28th, 2020

 

Four of us, me, husband, brother and wife made a memorable road trp to Sikkim in the month of February 2020, and managed coming back just before the nation was caught in a lock-down.  Reliving the memories of that trip has been a pleasurable past-time during the lock down!

 

 

 

According to ABP live, since the corona pandemic reached Indian shore, the state of Sikkim has remained completely virus free.  Early measures taken by the state have so far been effective in keeping the virus at bay.  Since the state has a border with China, it was on high alert and very early issued mandatory screening at the border.  Even though tourist season had just started the state still ordered a ban on foreign tourists on 5 March.  And even before the nationwide lock-down, Sikkim declared self-quarantine by March 17.  Borders with neighboring state West Bengal were also closely monitored.

There are some other features of this Indian state which could have been a deterrent.  

Sikkim is the first fully organic state in the country.  Sikkim  has  registered a 4 percent increase in the state's forest cover since 1993. 

The total forest and tree cover of the State as per the latest India State of Forest Report 2017 is 3379 sq. km (47.62% of the total geographical area of the state)

In Feb 2020, when Aadu(Peach) trees were in full bloom and rhododendron were beginning to bloom, we entered Sikkim.  The date is 19th February,2020. This short video tells it all

 

Corporates and Environment

Eco-Friendly Sarees Collection from Rajasthan

Posted by Hitesh Sharma on April 29, 2020

 
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Jaipur is the textile hub of North India. Every year Pinkcity contributes to the creation of 100’s of Lacks of textile products including Women Wear Sarees. Here at Srishti Textile we design and create beautiful for Women.

The Block Printed Saree is a textile product that falls into the Women Ethnic Wear category of goods. Here in Jaipur, we produce a quite wide range of prints and design form which will fill your wardrobe for every occasion and needs.

All of these goods are catered by the team of Srishti Textile ourselves and they are 100% authentic. These products are also available for bulk purchase on discounted rates

All the designs are crafted with fine detailing and selected as per the review system of our company. We understand the need and trends of the market and audit our designs according to the same. All the designs we craft maintain the balance between Traditional Artform and Modern Textile Designing.

 

Books

Best Books For Writing Tips

Posted by nida amber on April 29, 2020

 
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Services like the Essay Writing Service provides the best writer and their writer is also a writer like you but they learn books get the knowledge, update herself for the new things!

  1. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.
  2. The Elements of Style (Book by William Strunk Jr.)
  3.  
    On Writing Well (Book by William Zinsser.

also there so many books that help you give free writing advice, my suggestion is to read books as a maximum. 

Travel

Taxi service in Shimla

Posted by Sunil Sharma on April 26, 2020

 
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We are one of the best taxi service in Shimla and provide sightseeing to all the places around Shimla i.e Kufri, Narkanda, Chail, Naldehra, Tatapani, etc. We also provide all Himachal Tours with pick and drop from Chandigarh railway station or airport. We offer English speaking Drivers cum Guide for Foreign language customers.

**We also provide Hotel & Volvo service separately.**

For more details please click on this link. 

Hindi Blogs

Shimla manali tour package

Posted by Mr Singh on April 23, 2020

 
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Shimla manali tour package! It could be simply a delightful enjoy of lifetime. It is because you're going to spend your days 

Corporates and Environment

History of Ancient Textile Printing Form

Posted by Hitesh Sharma on April 22, 2020

 
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Textile Industry in India is one of the major contributors to the pre-independence GDP of the country. As we were the part of Golden Silk Route – the items produced here were exported to many Asian and European landmasses. The famous Pashmina textile of Kashmir, Banarasi Silk Cloths and Printed Cotton Fabric of Rajputana were key merchandise of that era.

  • In Rajasthan, the art was supported by the Royal Family of Jaipur. Here, in Sanganer Town, you can still found 100s of families from Chippa and Rangreez Community that work in these professions from generations. They were settled here on orders of the Kings and throughout history, they were actively producing goods that helped our state to collect revenues and taxes from the export and trade.

Also, on may historical texts, evidence could be found of Rulers gifting dresses made using the Block Print Cotton and Silk Fabrics to other states. So it can be easily deduced that this art was considered “Noble”. On the other hand, just because of this, not all caste were allowed to wear the same products. We found extensive texts that suggest that people belonging to Upper Caste were only granted use of Block Printed Textile products. So, that could be the reason for most labours and farmers were dressed in White Cloths.

Also, many of these texts suggest that some of the castes have specified designs of Buti Designs that they were allowed to wear. Mostly to classify once caste.

Hindi Blogs

Uttarakhand tour packages

Posted by Mr Singh on April 22, 2020

 
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t is typically cited as 'dev bhoomi' (the land of gods)..While you are at it, you will also find a little little bit of yourself, right here in Uttarakhand tour packages.

Asiatic Lion

Asiatic Lion The Only Of Its Kind

Posted by Uday on April 17, 2020

 
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Once widespread in the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere this majestic predator is now confined to a remote corner of Gujarat State of India. 

Yes Asiatic or Indian Lion is now found only in Gir National Park in India where about five hundred plus survive. It has been a commendable conservation effort since only twenty of these majestic predators where left alive after centuries of persecution by the hunters and land grabbers. By latter I mean takeover of land by human settlers as population in India began to grow rapidly. It is still growing and creating biotic pressure at Gir. Nevertheless this tenacious population has managed to survive against all the odds.

The lions have spread over and area of twenty two thousand square kilometers in the neighborhood right down to Gujarat Sea near Junagadh. 

The terrain at Gir is bush, thorn, dry deciduous forests and grassland and in this complex ecosystem the big cats have survived marvelously. The preference for relatively open habitat keeps it from coming into conflict with the tiger albeit there no more tigers in Gujarat.  

The Gir lion is related to the African cousin but has different morphology and hunting style. These hunters use part ambush and part chase to bring down their prey. They succeed in this methodology because of enough ground to hide in Gir ecosystem.

Gir is not only the home of these predators it is an excellent birding destination as well. It is home to more than three hundred avian species including the winter migrants. 

Other animals seen here are the leopard, sloth bear, Nilgai, spotted deer, chousingha, barking deer, chinkara, black buck, hyena, fox, desert cat, jungle cat and many species of reptiles as well. 

Tourism is conducted at Gir National Park in an organised manner. The Gujarat Government organises excursions at the National Park in the State. One needs permit for lion safari at Gir National Park in Gujarat. This permit is available from the Government National Park website online. 

The National Park is accessible from Jungadh and Velavar rail head. These are well connected to Rajkot City and Ahmedabad the Capital of the State. 

Best season is from December to March before the hot summer arrives. 

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