Holy Basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)

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Ocimum tenuiflorum, commonly known as holy basil, tulasi or tulsi, is an aromatic perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native to the Indian subcontinent and widespread as a cultivated plant throughout the Southeast Asian tropics.

Tulasi is cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for its essential oil. It is widely known across the Indian subcontinent as a medicinal plant and a herbal tea, commonly used in Ayurveda, and has an important role within the Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, in which devotees perform worship involving holy basil plants or leaves. This plant is revered as an elixir of life.
476362180Benefits of Tulsi / Holy Basil:
1. It helps in relieving from fever, headache, sore throat, cold, cough, flu and chest                   congestion.
2. It is loaded with phytonutrients, essential oils, Vitamin A and C
3. It counters elevated blood sugar levels and is therefore beneficial for diabetics.
4. It can wards off harmful effects of free radicals.
5. Is an effective insect repellant and can aid in treating insect bite.
6. Regular tulsi consumption can also aid in balancing various bodily processes.
7. It acts as a detoxifying, cleansing and purifying agent – both from within and without.
8. It is also effective in treating skin disorders, itching and issues like ringworms.
9. Therefore it is good for skin – both when consumed and applied topically.
10.  It is also beneficial in treating respiratory ailments like chronic bronchitis, asthma et          cetera.

 

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Kerala

Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.
Capital: Thiruvananthapuram
Population: 34.8 million (2012)
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The region has been a prominent spice exporter since 3000 BCE. The Chera Dynasty was the first prominent kingdom based in Kerala, though it frequently struggled against attacks by the neighbouring Cholas and Pandyas. In the 15th century, the spice trade attracted Portuguesetraders to Kerala, and paved the way for the European colonisation of India.

At the time of Indian independence, there were two major princely states in Kerala – Travancore and Kochi.

They united to form Thirukochi. The Malabar region, in the north part of present-day Kerala was under the Madras province of British India.

In 1956, Kerala state was formed by merging Malabar district, Travancore-Cochin (excluding four southern taluks of Kanyakumari district), and the taluk of Kasaragod (now Kasaragod District), South Kanara (Tulunad).

Kerala has the lowest positive population growth rate in India, 3.44%; the highest Human Development Index (HDI), 0.712 in 2015; the highest literacy rate, 93.91% in the 2011 census; the highest life expectancy, 77 years; and the highest sex ratio, 1,084 women per 1,000 men. The state has witnessed significant emigration, especially to Arab states of the Persian Gulf during the Gulf Boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, and its economy depends significantly on remittances from a large Malayali expatriate community. Hinduism is practised by more than half of the population, followed by Islam and Christianity. The culture is a synthesis of Aryan and Dravidian cultures,developed over millennia, under influences from other parts of India and abroad.

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Manali

Manali is a high-altitude Himalayan resort town in India’s northern Himachal Pradesh state. It’s also a jumping-off point for paragliding, rafting and mountaineering in the Pir Panjal mountains, home to 4,000m-high Rohtang Pass. It has a reputation as a ackpacking center and honeymoon destination. Set on the Beas River, it’s a gateway for skiing in the Solang Valley and trekking in Parvati Valley.

History :-

Manali is named after the Sanatan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of ‘Manu-Alaya’ which literally means ‘the abode of Manu’. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the ‘Valley of the Gods’. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.

Geography :-

Manali is located at 32.2396 N, 77.1887 E, about 40 km (25 mi) north of Kullu town. The town ranges in elevation from 1,800 m (5,900 ft) to 2,000 m (6,600 ft) in the uppermost Old Manali section.

Climate :-

The climate in Manali is predominantly cold during winter and moderately cool during summer. The temperatures range from 4 °C (39 °F) to 26 °C (79 °F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 10 °C (50 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F), and between −15 °C (5 °F) and 12 °C (54 °F) in the winter.

Places to Visit in Manali :-

1. Hidimba Devi Temple :
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Hidimbi Devi Temple, also known variously as the Hadimba Temple, is located in Manāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India.
It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic Mahābhārata. The temple is surrounded by a cedar forest at the foot of the Himālayas. The sanctuary is built over a huge rock jutting out of the ground which was worshiped as an image of the deity. The structure was built in 1553.

2. Solang Valley :

Solang Nala derives its name from combination of words Solang (Nearby village) and Nullah (water stream). It is a side valley at the top of the Kullu Valley in Himachal Pradesh, India 14 km northwest of the resort town Manalion the way to Rohtang Pass, and is known for its summer and winter sport conditions. The sports most commonly offered are parachuting, paragliding, skating and zorbing.

Snow melts during the summer months starting May and skiing is then replaced by zorbing a giant ball with room for 2 people which is rolled down a 200 metre hill, paragliding, parachuting and horse riding.

3. Manali Sanctuary :

The Manali Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Himachal Pradesh in northern India. The sanctuary starts about 2 km from Manali. It is the catchment of Manalsu khad. A path from Manali log huts and Dhungri temple passes through- dense Deodar, Kail, Horse chestnut, Walnut and Maple forests. 

Musk deer, Monaland Brownear, Leopard and Snow leopard are some of the common animals seen here. Herds of Ibex are seen migrating in the glacier zone in summers. The area of the sanctuary is about 31.8 square kilometres. The following area was declared as a sanctuary on 26 February 1954, under the Punjab Birds and Wild Animals Protection Act of 1933.

4. Beas River :

The Beas River also known as the Biás or Bias, (Sanskrit, Vipasa; Greek, Hyphasis) is a river in north India. The river rises in the Himalayas in central Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows for some 470 kilometres (290 mi) to the Sutlej River in the Indian state of Punjab.

Its total length is 470 kilometres and its drainage basin is 20,303 square kilometres  large.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature at it’s Best

  1. Srinagar
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Srinagar is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kashmir as well as in India. From boating to trekking, bird watching to water skiing, Srinagar place has it all.

Best time to visit: June to October, and for snow December & January would be the best
Things to do: Stay in the boat house.

2. Gulmarg:

 

Famously known as the ‘Meadow of Flowers’, Gulmarg is a treat to the eyes with its spread of vibrant flowers against snow capped mountains as backgrounds.

Best time to visit: June to October, and for snow December & January would be the best
Things to do: Mountain Biking, trekking, Skiing if you visit in winters and Gondola rides for a panoramic view of the valley.

3. Leh:

 

Leh is one of the best places to visit in Kashmir in summers. This place is every biker’s dreamland. The lofty mountains, the alpine lakes, and the quaint settings enable Leh one of the best places to visit.Clad in the beauty and love of nature, Leh offers breathtaking views, leaving no visitor disappointed.

Best time to visit: April to June, September to October. Most of the tracks are closed after November due to heavy snowfalls
Things to do: Trekking and Mountain Biking is all it takes to give you a lifetime worth memories.

4. Kargil:

 

The city whose name brings shivers to Indian Citizens is a definite visit to everyone.The atmosphere in this city oozes with emotions.Not only does this city bring heart-touching memories but also provides scintillating views.

Best time to visit: March to June
Things to do: Mountaineering in the Nun Mountains, trekking to Suru Valley. Visits to Mulbek Gompa, Shergol, Urgyan Dzong and Wakha Rgyal.

5. Sonamarg:

 


Sonamarg, as the name suggests, is famous as the ‘Meadow of Gold’.Sonamarg has to be in every visitors’ list of places to visit in Kashmir for its mesmerizing aura and breathtaking views.An endless stream of stunning flowers and undulated trekking routes are its attractions.

Best time to visit: June through October, December & January for snow
Things to do: Trekking, Camping and nature walks

6. Kathua: 

 

Kathua should be on your list of places to visit in Kashmir. Situated on the banks of a river, Kathua offers scintillating views and serene atmosphere.

Best time to visit: Summer is the best time to visit Kathua
Things to do: Jasrota fort is a must visit for history lovers. Picnicking in Ujh Barrage

7.Katra:

 

Katra Vaishno Devi, as it is popularly known, is a small town in Reasi district of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir situated in the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, where the holy shrine of Vaishno Devi is located.

Best time to visit: Vaishno Devi is open for pilgrims throughout the year, but the best time to undertake the journey is between the months of March and October

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Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley Trek (Kohima, NagalandDzukou Valley is a valley located at the border of the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur. This interesting valley looks like a mown lawn from a distance and is watered by two meandering streams vizDzukou river and the Japfu river which often freezes in winter.Its a spectacular visual treat of emerald green hills, lush forests, serpentine streams and myriad colourful flowers that dot the vast plain valley and its meadows. It is popularly known as “Valley of Flowers of the North-East”.
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THE BEGINNING (Kohima to Viswema Village, base for Dzukou Valley)

Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland is 74 Kms from Dimapur, the nearest rail head      for reaching Dzukou Valley.

Viswema Village is about 25 Kms from Kohima. The shared sumo service also operates between Kohima and Zakhma. Zakhma is another base for the Dzukou Valley.

Zakhma is about 20 Kms from Kohima. The ideal time to visit Dzukou Valley is from the month of June to September. It is at this time that the valley is carpeted with various stunning and vibrant flowers.

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Best time to visit Dzuko Valley and Japfu Peak. Thebest time to undertake the Dzukou valley and Japfu peak trek is from end of June till September. Thevalley is its most beautiful during these three months, with all its flowers in bloom, dotting the landscapes with countless hues.

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World’s Largest Hotel Guinness Records

Nestled in the Genting Highlands of Malaysia, the First World Hotel and Plaza is a luxuriously furnished accommodation attached to the indoor theme park and shopping centre, First World Plaza. How often can you boast about having stayed in the world’s largest hotel? Well, here are a few facts you didn’t know about it.
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 The hotel lost its world record of having the most number of rooms to The Palazzo, Las Vegas in 2008, just 2 years after its opening in 2006.

In 2015, it regained its position as the ‘hotel with the most number of rooms’ after opening of a new block.

It currently has 7,351 rooms in totality with 3164 standard rooms, 2922 deluxe rooms, 649 deluxe triple rooms, 480 superior deluxe rooms and 136 world club rooms.

First World Hotel is the first hotel in South East Asia to launch E-Kiosk or Express Check-in and Check-out kiosks.

Below the hotel, is a 500,000-square-foot plaza known as the First World Plaza, which has shopping malls, arcades, dining outlets, casinos, and the Genting Indoor Theme Park etc…

Location : Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia
Address :  First World Hotel, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.
Floor      :  28
Rooms    :  7,351
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इन्टरनेट क्या है ? जानिए इन्टरनेट काम कैसे करता है ?

आप internet का use तो करते होंगे लेकिन क्या आपको पता है कि internet क्या है और इन्टरनेट कैसे काम करता है l जैसे आप यहाँ बैठे whatsapp या facebook पर massage send करते है और हजारो किलोमीटर दूर बैठे आपके relative आपके massage को कुछ ही second में पड़ लेते हैl  ये सब internet का कमाल है जिसने दुनिया को बहुत छोटा बना दिया है l चलिए आगे जानते हैं।
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What is Internet ?

  • Internet ( international network of computer ) मतलब दो या दो से अधिक computer का आपस में connection होना | आप internet कि मदद से दुनिया कि किसी भी जगह कि जानकारी हासिल कर सकते है |
  • 1969 में जब इंसान ने चाँद पर कदम रखा था तब US के रक्षा कार्यालय ने advance research project agency यानी ARPA को नियुक्त किया था उस वक्त चार computer का नेटवर्क बनाया था जिसमे उन्होंने data exchange और share किया था बाद में इसे कई एजेंसी के साथ जोड़ा गया | धीरे धीरे ये नेटवर्क बढता गया और बाद में ये  आम लोगो के लिए भी open हो गया | इन्टरनेट कि सबसे अच्छी बात ये है कि इन्टरनेट में किसी भी एजेंसी का control नहीं है |
  • इंडिया में सबसे पहले 15 अगस्त 1995 को सरकारी कंपनी BSNL ने internet का  शुरुआत किया था |बाद में धीरे धीरे private service providers Like, Airtel , Reliance , Idea ने Internet को start किया था |

    इन्टरनेट कैसे चलता  है ?
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    उपग्रह से पहले चलता था लेकिन ये तकनीक बहुत पुरानीं हो चूकी है और इसमें data भी slow load होता था l लेकिन हमारे इंजीनियर्स ने एसी तकनीक खोज निकाली जिसमे हम आज fast internet use कर रहे है ये तकनीक है Optical Fibers Cable.

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  •  8 लाख किलोमीटर से भी ज्यादा लम्बाई वाले optical fiber cable को समुद्र में बिछाये है जिसमे  हमारे internet का 90% use होता है |

    cable को समुद्र में बिछाया जाता है जिसमे बड़े बड़े जहाज भी चलते है और कभी कभी जहाज के लंगर से भी optical fiber cable को नुकसान हो जाता है ऐसा हि कुछ 13 जनवरी 2008 को Egypt में हुआ था l जिसके कारण Egypt का 70% internet बंद हो गया था l

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    इस समस्या का भी समाधान किया गया है l एसी कई टीम बनाई गयी है जो 24 घंटे समुद्र में optical fiber cable कि निगरानी करती है l यदि कही किसी optical fiber cable में नुकसान होता है तो ये टीमे उसको जल्दी से जल्दी ठीक कर देती है l

    अब आपको पता चल गया होगा कि 90% internet cable के जरिये चलता है लेकिन 10% कहा से चलता है l ये 10% internet ख़ुफ़िया एजेंसी के द्वारा एक्सेस किया जाता है जो कि उपग्रह से चलता है इस internet को हम आम लोग एक्सेस नहीं कर सकते है l

    How does Internet works ?

    आज कल हम सारे internet का use करते है लेकिन हमें ये पता नहीं होता है कि internet काम कैसे करता है l इसे समझने के लिए हम इसके तीन हिस्से करते है |
    1. server जिसमे दुनिया कि सभी जानकारी save रहती है
    2. internet service provider जो server से जानकारी भेजती है
    3. PC or Mobile Browser to Which We Search the Information.

    How Work Internet –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6epiGBMXBDs

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Olive

The olive, known by the botanical name Olea europaea, meaning “European olive”, is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant.

Hair Care Benefits of Olive Oil

  • Olive oil can add a touch of moisture and weight to your hair, especially when used during dry winter months.
  • Using olive oil for hair styling is pretty easy. All you need to do is apply hot oil to your hair and scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. This will make your hair easier to style. 
  • It helps your hair grow stronger.
  • It makes your hair grow longer.

  • It reduces the irritability in your scalp!
  • If your scalp is prone to itchiness, olive oil is just what you need to reduce it.

  • It emphasises your natural hair type!

One of the biggest benefits of olive oil for hair is that it emphasises your natural hair type by adding to its lustre and volume, making you look naturally beautiful. 

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Film city 

Mumbai Film city is an integratedfilm studio located near Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the vicinity of Aarey Colony in Goregaon, Mumbai. The Film City was constructed by the Maharashtra state government to facilitate the growth of the filmindustry.

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It was built in 1977 by the state government to provide facilities and concessions to the film industry. The plan for Film City was prepared and executed under the guidance of V. Shantaram.

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Gokuldham society

Filmcity Tour Bus

Comedy nights with Kapil

Temple in Film city