The Rainy season is one of the best time for people who love to travel and explore amazing spots around the world.
We have listed top 5 places, that should be in your travel list for Monsoon.
Top 5 Spots to visit,
- Munnar, kerela
- Coorg, karnataka
- Shillong, meghalaya
- Alleppy, kerela
- Kodikanal, kerela
These places can be best enjoyed during the monsoon season because of it’s natural beauty and natural elements.
The real beauty of these places can be experienced during monsoon.
The deep valleys, the lush green hills, the beautiful and refreshing waterfalls, along with some crispy and tasty street food, on a bike is one of the most delightful moment.
- Munnar, kerela.
Munnar is one of the most beautiful place located in kerela in Western ghats. It is one of the most beautiful spots that become even more gorgeous during the rainy season. If Munnar happens to be on your travel list, then make sure to visit these places without fail.
- Photo point
- Pothamedu view point
- Eravikulum National park
- Attukul waterfalls
- Kundala lake
Munnar is the perfect escape from the burning summer too.
- Coorg, Karnataka.
Coorg, also pooularly known as kodagu is the most popular Hill station in Karnataka. The best time to visit coorg is between October to may. It is one of the largest coffee producers in India.
The must visit spots in coorg are,
- The river Harangi
- Mallalli falls
- Nagarhole National park
- Adventure trail of challenging Kumara Parvatha trek
- Abbey falls
Shillong is the hill station located in the Northeast India, which is also the capital of meghalaya.
The city lies in the centre of the plateau and is surrounded by hills, three of which are revered in Khasi tradition: Lum Sohpetbneng, Lum Diengiei, and Lum Shillong.
The most pleasant time to visit shillong is between June to September, when monsoon months sees from average to heavy rainfalls.
The prominent places to visit in shillong are,
- Mawphalang sacred forest
- Elephant falls
- Mawjymbuin cave
- Umiam lake
- Don Bosco centre for indegineous culture
- Alleppy, kerela.
Alleppy, which is also pooularly known as Alappuzha is famous for its backwater canals, beaches, paddy Fields and lagoons.
It is loacted in the south Indian state of kerela.
The best time to visit Alleppy is between November to February during the winter as the weather is pleasant. It is the perfect time to go on a house boat ride.
It is also pooularly known as “Venice of the East”.
Must visit places in alleppy,
- Alleppy backwaters
- Revi karunakaran museum
- Alappuzha beach
- St. Andrews basilica artunkal
- Sree subramanya swami temple
- Kodaikanal, kerela
Kodaikanal is famous worldwide for its breathtaking natural beauty and serene environment.
Kodaikanal is a city located in dindigul district of Tamil Nadu.
Kodaikanal can best be visited between July and September. Although it can be visited anytime of the year.
Must visit places in kodaikanal are,
- Kodaikanal lake
- Silver Cascade falls
- Bear shola falls
- Pillar rocks
- Green valley view
The concept of home can be different for everyone. For some it can be time spent with family, for some it can be a comfortable living space where they can move freely and do activities, for some it might be a place of leisure, for some the place to wear off all the misery of the work/stress. If differs from people to people. It is different for everyone. Building walls, roofs or floor does not mean to be a home.
To be precise, it can be termed as a house. As it has nothing in it yet. No family, no life, no sound, no movement. It is stationary and lifeless. But what adds life to it, is the people who live in it. It is the way they decorate their houses.Read More
It is the sound of the children; plead of an old man, the old rustic furniture, the beautiful garden filled with flowers and birds. It is the paintings hung on the wall; it is the favorite get-together spot for everyone. It is where most of the parties are held. It is which has witnessed deaths and the birth of new life. It is, that has seen sleepless nights during examinations and never ending quarrels between siblings.
House is a building constructed with no life in it. It is transformed into a home by the people living in it.
Home is where the memories are kept safe. Home is where the heart is. Home is where laughs are shared. Home is where comfort is. Home is the beautiful beginning and the painful ending of the life.
In these constantly shrinking world, as available space is limited it becomes difficult for a huge number of people to have some taste of nature in their house. Nowadays, all we can see is concrete laid everywhere. And who doesn’t like to wake up to the chirping of the birds, beautiful and sweet smelling flowers, and fresh mornings amidst nature. Little touch of nature/greenery adds life to a house. But in the recent world, it is not available to large number of people. At many places it demands high prices, which not everyone can afford.
But having a smaller living space does not mean that one cannot have a touch of nature in their living space. There are different ways to add some green space in your house. Terrace gardening is one the very famous and largely used way of gardening at home. Those with smaller living space can adapt to this method of gardening.Read More
One can possibly grow everything with terrace gardening. One needs to have pots for planting the vegetables and other plants, soil and necessary nutrient for the plants to have good growth.
One must make sure that the terrace or the roof of the house is water proof or there are no leakages. Also, it is important to see that the place of gardening is well lighted and properly ventilated to provide adequate sunlight to the plants.
Water the plants regularly. Do not allow the soil to get dry. Remember, soil is the most important in terrace gardening. Good soil will result in good growth of plants or crops.
In the constantly decreasing available space for greenery in the urban area, terrace gardening can prove to be the most effective method of garden. This way you can always have a green patch in your house. And in the times of inorganically grown vegetables/crops, terrace gardening can provide you fresh and organic vegetables/crops at your home.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, various environmental effects have been registered. There has been a severe decrease in Air pollution, Noise pollution, Water pollution, Land pollution.
The outbreak of corona virus pandemic has led to travel ban across the world. Also, the movement of the vehicles has been banned. Due to the lock-down imposed in many countries, the movement of people has also decreased, which in a way has helped in reducing the plastic waste.Read More
It has been seen that the water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans, has become clearer as compared to its previous conditions.
In India, rivers like The Ganges, River Yamuna, etc has become cleaner than it has ever been since past few years. Even various schemes implemented to make the river Ganges clean, has failed to do so. While, the lock-down has proved to be beneficial in helping make river Ganges clean again.
Due to the reduction in movement of vehicles, the sky can be seen more clearly. In china, there has been noted 25% reduction in carbon emission whereas 50% reduction in nitrogen emission.
In many water bodies or rivers, various aquatic animals have returned due to the reduced pollution and lesser human movement. Not only the water bodies, but many animals have taken over the roads on various cities due to no human population or no human movement.
Thus it can be concluded that, a two weeks to one month lock-down should be followed every year to maintain the environmental equilibrium.
Staying home for long time is surely difficult. Also, it contributes a lot in making a person lazy, less productive, unhealthy, and inactive. There are a certain ways by which one can spend time productively at home instead of simply wasting it watching T.V. shows or sleeping. Here we have come up with few ideas that will help you spend your time at home effectively.
It is quite impossible to keep a phone aside and read some book. But reading a book while at home is one productive way to spend the time as well as to learn something new. One can begin with reading 20 pages every day.
- Online course
There are thousands of online websites offering online courses of your interest. Joining an online course of your like will let you grow in the respective subject as well as it also provides a certificate which can be attached to your resume for better job opportunities. This is the most effective way to spend time at home.
- Learn to Cook
You can find numerous videos about various recipes that you would like to cook. Staying home, learning to cook your favorite food is an easy and fun way to spend time at home.
Adopt a routine for your health and fitness. You need not have to go to the gym for better fitness and a muscular physique. Online tutorials are available on YouTube where experts perform and teach various exercises that one can do at home. So that’s one way to save money and time by not going to the gym. Also, you can stay fit.
- Reorganize your closet
Tired of your mom yelling at you every time for the mess you’ve made in your closet? Well, you can reorganize your closet while being at home.
- Spend time with family
Once you’re done fighting with your siblings, you can spend good time with your family. You can play indoor games with your family.
Well there are few things that can help you spend your time effectively at home, instead of scrolling through face book or Instagram.
Meditation is the journey from sound to silence, from movement to stillness, from a limited identity to unlimited space.
Meditation has been practiced since ancient times. It is the practice where an individual uses a technique like mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought or activity, for achieving a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state of mind.
Majority of the present generation is suffering from stress, depression, mental instability and the like. People nowadays have no time for things like meditation. Everybody’s lost in their day to day lives that their mental health as well as physical health is also ignored. Meditation is one of the keys to relieve stress and maintain mental stability.
There are solely 6 types of meditations,
- Mindfulness meditation
- Spiritual meditation
- Focused meditation
- Movement meditation
- Mantra meditation
- Transcendental meditation
These practices require different skills and mindsets.
- Mindfulness meditation – it originates from the Buddhists teachings and is the most popular meditation technique in the west. In mindfulness meditation, you pay attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind. You simply observe and take note of any patterns.
- Spiritual meditation – This meditation is used in eastern religions, such as Hinduism, Christian faith and Daoism. It is similar to prayer. It can be practiced at home or at a place of worship.
- Focused meditation – This type of meditation involves concentration using any of the five senses. Like focusing on something internal, like breathe. It can also be done by counting beads of a Mala or staring at a candle flame. This meditation is for those who requires focus in life.
- Movement meditation – it is an active form of meditation where the movement guides you. This practice may include walking through the woods, gardening, etc. it is an effective way of meditation for those who find peace in actions.
- Mantra meditation – This meditation use’s a repetitive sound to clear the mind. It can be a word, phrase or sound such as the popular “om.”
- Transcendental meditation – it is the most popular type of meditation all around the world. This practice is for those who like structure and are serious about maintaining a meditation practice.
Benefits of meditation
Meditation has the following benefits,
- Makes you feel happier
- Improves your memory
- Makes you feel more grateful
- Reduces stress
- Improves concentration
- Improves sleep
- Improves decision making
- Encourages mindfulness
- Encourages a healthy lifestyle
- Reduces back pain
- Reduces loneliness
- Helps in fighting addiction
How to meditate
Meditation can be practiced in different ways, one of the simple methods to practice meditation is as following.
- Find a quite spot
- Sit comfortably; sit cross legged on the floor if preferred.
- Focus on breathe.
- Feel the breathe going in and out
- Notice thoughts that arise
- Gently return to the breathe-calmly let the thoughts pass and come back to the present by focusing on the breathe
- Aim for 5 minutes
- Practice every day – be more concerned with making this a habit as opposed to the quality of the session.
- Make progress patiently.
Sports play a very important role in overall development of a child. Whether it is mental, physical or psychological growth.
Sports have always proved to be beneficial in development of a person. It is moreover an integral part of life. There are some important benefits of sports,
Sports help to reduce the levels of stress. They help one to deviate away from other things that may be stressing them; they are able to focus on having fun playing their favorite sport for some time.Read More
Sports also help towards the development of a healthier body, as it requires more off physical activity.
Sports also helps develop certain values as, team work, management, leadership qualities, better thinking abilities, better decision making power.
Nowadays youth is more attracted towards junk food or unhealthy food and leisure, resulting in increase of obesity among the youth creating severe health related problems. Involvement in sports helps one stay fit and active, as compared to those who believe more in leisure. It also helps a person maintain a good body shape. Those who participate in sports have a higher metabolism as compared to the lazy ones.
There are a few benefits of sports as under,
- It helps in developing greater bone strength
- It reduces anxiety and depression
- It helps improve physical fitness
- It helps develop physical skills
- It reduces stress
- Greatly improves brain functioning
- Improves concentration
- Reduce obesity rates
- Improves memory
- Teaches important life skills to students
- Makes children feel valued.
Whenever I hear this word, lots of thoughts fill my mind. And all make me confuse. Question comes what is development. What actually it to be ? My last visit to deep inside state, force me to think about development. Wide road, tall building, Malls and others, really is it development ? On what cost we have this development. I am seeing lots of damage in environment. Concrete forest generate more heat in environment. People wants more facility in life. They run after money and they lost their living.Read More
Development should not be big construction but it should be overall development of human being. All human should get hygienic food, residence and education. Afterall aim of life is to be happy. All village should have facility of hospital, school and library etc. Nobody needs run to city for fundamental needs. Famers should have information about weather and according they manage their cultivation. They should have good internet and other media connectives, which provide wide market for their crops. School of villages should have global vision to explore their knowledge, for that internet and other communication should make available to all schools. Nobody has to leave their native, home for fundamentals of life that’s is real development.
The first and foremost question almost every person has in mind is what exactly is the difference between a short film and a movie. Let’s see what really the difference between these two is.
A Short film is basically any film that is too short to be considered a feature film. There are no set boundaries on this. It can more ever be defined as an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.
Feature films are the backbone of the movie industry, ranking in billions of dollars each year. Box office sales are higher than ever, as people are lining up to see movies in 3D, 4D and big screen animation in records numbers.Read More
Why do you want to make a short film?
- I want to make people laugh
- I want to make people cry
- I want to make people think
- I want to scare people
- I want to express my ideas
The golden rules of making a film
- Location- make the most use of the location
- Think moving photographs, it’s all about framing and composition not action
- Always use a tripod
- Never zoom
- Minimal acting
Short films are in a way medium/platform for all types of freelancer filmmakers or aspiring filmmakers. It gives an opportunity to express one’s thoughts through a visual medium.
Shorts films are not restricted to big budgets, production house, massive sets or locations. All it needs is an idea, a camera to shoot on, actors and a laptop or desktop for editing purpose.