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Is ‘Mom n Kid’ Travelling The Most Trending Thing Now?

Is ‘Mom n Kid’ travelling the most trending thing now?

Mother is the most soulful person and the relationship of a mother and a child is an exemplary example of unconditional love and care. Mother is an epitome of ease, comfort, care and unquestionable love. Deeper understanding, curious heart and the watchful eyes filled with concern are the feelings one gets from a mom. A mom and kid are more than just mom and kid, they are best friends, best cousins and they mean the world to one another.

These days where some portion of the working class is female- moms are working too. And the need to bring the relationship between a mom and the kid to the fore, spending some time together has become necessity.

Now the whole world is in the cut-throat competition and this bond is finding a back seat. The relationship is there but is not being cherished the way it used to be. So there’s a need to change the whole concept of this relationship and the way it is viewed. Mom and kid is just not power and control situation, it’s a bond of celebration and rejoice. Now is the time to bring back life to this divine bond.

Here are a few reasons why “mom n kid” travelling is the most trending thing now:

1. A child accepts mom as his best friend: When the kid is small to make new friends, the friend is its mom. The mother means everything to the kid. The mother is more than happy to cherish the bind. They spend a lot of time together and to make lasting memories, for the mom, with her cute little kid, travel is a means.

2. A school going kid: The child who goes to school is so hooked up with the school schedule and home work that there isn’t enough time to spare with the family. But to nurture the child with good values and morale, quality time with its mom is required. So any holidays are looked forward for getaways to spend great mom n kid time so that lessons of greater importance are taught to the child in addition to having fun.

3. The college kid: For a mom, a kid is a kid even after it goes to the college. And these days to provide best of education to their child, the parents sacrifice a lot of their happiness so as to get their child the world best facilitates. They send the child to hostel to make him grow as a complete person. Amidst all this, the child spends a lot of time with its peers and very less time with its parents. Once in a while when the child goes home, the family especially the mom wants to spend as much time as possible with her child. They often travel to revisit all those glorious days they had together.

4. The working kid: In the hoard of earning money a person so engrossed in the money making process, that he often keeps all the relations at stake, forgets about people and their relations with him. While everyone does ‘tit for tat’, the mother is the only person who waits for her child irrespective of everything and loves her child unconditionally. The child is filled with tears to see its mom on its side. To celebrate that infinite bond of happiness and selflessness will burgeon with a travel. A travel reestablishes the bond and augments it with more love and care.

5. Mother gets older: Friends of the mom get older with her and they slowly lose touch with one another. The only friend mom has is her kid and unto her child she bears all her faith and hope. She holds the hands of her child to walk an extra mile, to laugh a little louder and to smile an inch more. The child realizes this and is ready to do anything for her. A travel to a distant place to fulfill her desire, a travel to the mom’s most favorite place puts a smile on her lips and tears in her eyes giving her the feeling of solace and satisfaction. A smile on her child’s face is all she wants and a travel will unfailingly bring it on both the faces. A mutual feeling of joy and bliss gives delight to both the mom and the kid.

The mom n kid travelling should always happen to celebrate the bond of purity and learn the lesson of selflessness.


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10 Architectural Landmarks You Cannot Miss In 2017

10 Architectural Landmarks You Cannot Miss In 2017

India is a land of rich culture and heritage. Indian history and present have a lot to offer for its present and future generations, something to cherish for ages to come. Art and architecture in India have never failed to amuse all of us. The unique, distinct feature if the sculptors or the monuments have always mesmerized not only the thinkers and the scholars but the “aam admi” too. Since Indian history is influenced by a large number of rulers like: the Mughals, the Sultans, the Peshwas, the Cholas, the Tughlaqs, the INC, the BJP, etc. the art and architecture here is a mélange of cross culture. The contemporary India is sure: “Unity in diversity” which was earlier too.

1. Akshardham, Delhi: Akshardham means “abode of God”. It is an edifice that displays the millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality and architecture. The main attraction of the Swami Narayan Akshardham is the Akshardham Mandir. It is intricately carved with flora, fauna, dancers and deities. The “hall of values”, the “Theatre”, the “boat ride” show to their audience the message of: non-violence, perseverance, vegetarianism, prayers, morality and family harmony.

2. Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad: The magnificent paintings of the Ajanta and the well-carved sculptures of Ellora are sure to amuse the traveler within you and quench your thirst. Located in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra, these caves are the finest example of Indian paintings and sculptures. These are an assortment of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain temples. A visit to this place will surely make you feel blessed and proud to be an Indian.

3. Khajuraho temple, Madhya Pradesh: This is a group of Jain and Hindu temples in Madhya Pradesh. They are one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. In India Historical records note that there were 85 temples by 12th century of which only 20 are surviving today. Of these 20, the Kandariya Mahadeva temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism, and expressiveness of ancient Indian art.

4. Taj Mahal, Agra: This white beauty needs no reasoning as to why it stands tall and wide and ranks top in the list of architectural landmarks one must not miss. Every inch of the marvelous white reflects the hard work each worker put in to make it one of the wonders of the world. This mausoleum was commissioned by Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. It stands on the south bank of the Yamuna River. The moonlight brings out its eternal beauty.

5. Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai: Just as the terminal celebrates a new global high-tech identity for Mumbai, the structure is imbued with responses to the local setting, culture, and history. This terminal demonstrates the potential for the modern airport to vie tradition a new.

6. Infosys, Pune: The Infosys campus is one of its kinds. It has a unique building design: the egg-shaped design. This is a beautiful high-tech building which actually looks like a descending spacecraft.

7. Mysore Palace, Mysore: Royalty, nobility, power and supremacy nudges every wall of this palace. Located in the heart of the city, Mysore; this palatial structure attracts a large number of tourists. It is an official residence and seat of the Wodeyars- the rulers of Mysore. Every autumn the palace is a venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival. Light and sound shows are arranged every day except Sundays and public holidays. The stunningly luxurious palace will leave you to spell bound.

8. Virupaksha Temple, Hampi: This is the oldest and the principal temple in Hampi. This is located on the south bank of Tungabhadra. This temple stands as a testimony that Hampi is a sacred place. It is believed that the temple has been functioning since its inception in the 7th century. The rituals and the ceremonies take place in the temple every day. The annual festivals here attract a large number of tourists and pilgrims alike.

9. Worli Sea link, Mumbai: The Bandra- Worli sea link is a civil engineering marvel spanning the arc of the Mumbai coastline. With its cable-stayed towers soaring gracefully skywards, the sea link is a reflection of modern infrastructure that Mumbai is adding in its progress towards becoming a world-class city.

10. Lotus temple, New Delhi: This temple gives the impression of a half-open lotus flower, afloat surrounded by its leaves. Each component is repeated nine times. The temple is open to people of all faiths, languages, and cultures. It is a symbol of United India.

India is truly an amalgam of vivid culture and its vast and varied heritage and royalty is augmented by these architectural landmarks one mustn’t miss in 2017.


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10 Amazing Festivals Of The World

10 Amazing Festivals Of The World

Festivals fill our lives with unbounding happiness and joy. It brings the families together. The traditional to go along with the celebrations unites all and everyone enjoys the festival with the crux of its origin. Festivals never fail to create excitement. They have always gathered people far and wide and giving them all a sense of belongingness to one another. Here’s a list of 10 amazing festivals that are celebrated across the globe that you must witness before you die.

1. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Rio de Janeiro is known as the Carnival capital of the world. It is not only the biggest carnival in the world but is ca benchmark against which other carnivals are compared. Rio carnival is a 5-day celebration, 40 days before Easter. Carnival with all its excesses is celebrated as a profane event could be interpreted as a farewell to all the pleasure of the flesh. It is celebrated in the month of February.

2. Chinese New Year, China: This is also known as the Spring festival or Lunar New Year. This festival is centuries old and gains significance because of the myths and traditions. Traditionally the festival was the time to honor the deities as well as the ancestors.

3. Rio de Janeiro Mud festival, South Korea: This festival is celebrated during the summer season in Boryeong, South Korea. The mud is taken from the Boryeong mud flats and is taken to the Daecheon beach area. The mud is rich in minerals and is used to manufacture cosmetics. Mud pools, mud slides, mud skiing competitions are held too.

4. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, Harbin, China: This is the largest Ice and Snow festival in the world which is celebrated in Harbin in China. The festival starts on 5th and lasts for a month. While ice and snow sculptures are erected throughout the city, these are exhibited at Sun Island and Ice and snow world.

5. White nights Festival, St.Peteresburg Russia: This festival is organized by St.Petersburg, Russia; which begins in May and ends in July. The “Stars of the White nights is a series of classical ballet, opera and orchestral performances at the Mariinsky concert hall. There are daily evening shows during the festival. Sometimes some performances are scheduled in the morning and noon too.

6. Di de los muertos, Mexico: This is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico by the Mexican ancestry living in other places. The multi-day holiday focuses on gathering of friends and family to pray and remember the friends and family who have died and help support their spiritual journey. The celebration takes place from October 3rd to November 2nd. Favorite foods and beverages of the departed are brought to honor the dead ones.

7. Holi, India: It is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India, also known as festival of colors. It emphasizes the significance of good over evil. People here meet and play, laugh and enjoy, forget and forgive and is celebrated as a thanks giving for a good harvest. It is celebrated somewhere between end of February and mid-March.

8. Carnival of Venice, Italy: This Venetian carnival tradition is most famous festival for its distinctive masks. It is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The festival is said to have started from a victory of the “Serenissima Repubblica” against the Patriarch of Aquileia. In the honor of this victory people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square. Ever since then people have followed this custom. It is common for people to attend the carnival wearing elaborate costumes with masks.

9. Pingxi Lantern Festival, Taiwan: It is an annual event celebrated in Taiwan. During this festival thousands of lanterns light over Pingxi district in Taiwan. The fireworks ceremony is an important one too. The fireworks display was originally celebrated to ward off evil and disease from the town. The Taipei Pingxi Sky lanterns were released originally to let others know that the town was safe. These lanterns are decorated with wishes and images relating to the owner.

10. La Tomatina, Spain: This is an annual festival held in the Valencian town of Bunol in Spain, in which participants throw tomatoes on one another and get involved in the tomato fight purely for entertainment purpose. It is held on the last Wednesday of August. Usually the fight lasts for an hour after which the whole town square is covered with tomato paste. Fire trucks then hose down the streets and participants often use hoses that locals provide to remove the tomato paste from their bodies.

Festivals are celebrated across the globe for different reasons and with different purposes.
But the underlying fact that they bring people and traditions closer can never be denied.