Categories
Lifestyle

‘Cabo de Rama’- Hidden Treasure of Goa!


Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Cabo de Rama – Hidden Treasure of Goa

In Stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of North Goa, the serenity of South Goa takes you to the another world where you’re at peace with yourself. Here one can find nature’s untouched beauty in abundance. Cabo De Rama is such undiluted corner away from the buzzing city life. The majestic fort showcases the dramatic view of Colva beach and Canacona stretch.

Climbing up the stairs of the fort is quite a task but the heavenly view from the top will give you the experience of lifetime. Greenish blue water fascinatingly garlanded by strip of Palm groves, wild waves mischievously playing with the shore; AMAZING! The divine view takes the breath away!

Must confess it’s the purest form of nature I’ve ever witnessed.
An old church Santo Antonio stands tall in the courtyard of the fort. Still in excellent condition, the church attracts many local people and tourists.

Mystery surrounds the ancient Cabo De Rama fort as one can find ruins of cannons lying unattended. There are deliberate holes in the giant walls that must have been used for attacking the enemy. Curiosity was rising and when I couldn’t get a satisfactory answer to my queries, I turned to master Google!

The fort is one of the oldest forts in the history of Goa. During 17th century Portuguese took control over the fort after defeating King of Soonda and equipped it with guns and military barracks. Hindu rulers overtook the fort in 1763 but the impression Portuguese left is visible even today.

Cabo De Rama remained abandoned for a long period. In 1955 the bastion house in the monument was converted into a prison. British also used the fort as their military base in 1900. Another interesting fact about the fort is that it is one of the places where Lord Rama stayed with his wife Sita during his exile days.

*These investigations were enough to make me more impatient to plan another trip to the fort.
‘Cabo De Rama’ tells the story of the magnificent past of Goa; without diluting. One feels like being transferred to that particular period of history..

…Astounded!

🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴

This post is published for #OpenNTalk Bloggers League hosted by @Gleefulblogger & @Wigglingpen in association with SummerBarn, Vedantika Herbals, Nyassa, Explore Kids World.

We are #CrossBorderSisters of #OpenNTalk Bloggers League. Let me introduce you to my fabulous team!

1) Anagha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter |Instagram
2) Bhawna: Blog| Facebook | Twitter |Instagram
3) Manisha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter |Instagram
4) Priyanka: Blog| Facebook | Twitter |Instagram
5) Aditi: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Categories
Lifestyle

Kill Pollution Or Let It Kill You!


Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Kill Pollution Or Let It Kill You!

Gosh! I’ve no intention to be preachy with my post. Nor have I planned a ‘ridiculous speech’ to get on your nerves. I know you are just like me who don’t want to be lectured on what you ought to do.
And pollution! Everybody knows pollution is the most alarming issue today. The contaminated particles leak into the environment and pollute it. Simple! Air pollution, soil pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, plastic pollution, radioactive pollution… there is no end!

In the process of urbanisation and making our present comfortable we completely ignored the obvious future. In the name of development we cut the natural-air supply. What’s new?
Na… nothing.

Today we are at the brink of drowning ourselves in the amenities we created for our comfort. Vehicles, industries, mobile phones, fertilizers, plastics; the boon is a bane in disguise.
Irony!

*They say- Vehicles and Industries contribute a major chunk to pollution. Minimise the use of motor-vehicles because this is the only solution.

**My plea- Commuting is a big problem now a days. It’s difficult for a person without motor vehicle to survive urban life. Carpool is possible only up to some extent. And how will you close all industry?

*They say- Don’t use plastic, it’s hazardous!

**My plea- Not possible! Every essential commodity comes in plastic cover. Milk, wheat, sugar, pulses or clothes, toys, mobile phones- everything is wrapped in easily available plastic.
Many of these things have plastic as the main constituent. This is ridiculous to suggest that we should stop using plastic completely.

Air pollution equation has been showing polluting results from the very beginning of urbanisation. Vehicles, construction, mining, agriculture, warfare, radioactive activities; all these are too heavy to balance the right side of green Earth.

*They say- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

**My Plea- With rising population, the demand for every commodity is increasing day by day.

More demand= More production = More Industry = More Pollution (=More lectures)
The how and what of “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is not taught in schools. About 80-90% of the Indian people must not have heard the phrase “Reduce Reuse and Recycle”; leave the urge to carry out the procedure. Those who have heard the about the urgency says,” I want to reduce, reuse and recycle but it requires me to go an extra mile and I don’t want to bother myself!!”

We never fall short of excuses when there’s a need for extra effort. We love our today and don’t want to spoil it. Our short-sightedness fails to recognize the horrors of pollution. Sadder part is that the undeniable future is almost here right at the doorstep knocking with an evil smile.

People are suffering from diseases never seen before. Medicine is baffled by the rise in ailing people across the globe. Technology is a bliss as it helps in finding better treatment everyday.
But.
Who is responsible for the increasing number of health issues? Stress, anxiety, depression, pollution….. Where were these disorders a hundred or two hundred years back?

We know but don’t want to accept that we misused technology. Researchers ease the act of living with latest technologies. These products are instantly distributed to masses without even knowing the impact of their usage. The radiation, the behavioural effects or some other unknown side-effects; common people (Including Myself) don’t bother to go into the details.

The situation is grave and we have no time to ignore the indications nature is giving us. Please find the meaning of “Reduce Reuse and Recycle” and do the needful. Save natural resources, carpool, minimize the use of plastic. Find more tips on internet.
Save Earth- Our only home.

🌍🌎🌏

This post is published for #OpenNTalk Bloggers League hosted by @Gleefulblogger & @Wigglingpen in association with SummerBarn, Vedantika Herbals, Nyassa, Explore Kids World.

We are #CrossBorderSisters of #OpenNTalk Bloggers League. Let me introduce you to my fabulous team!

1) Anagha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
2) Bhawna: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
3) Manisha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
4) Priyanka: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
5) Aditi: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Categories
Lifestyle

My Journey from Junk to Healthy- A Psychological Transformation


Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

My Journey from Junk to Healthy🌱- A Psychological Transformation.

Those were the days when I used to find pleasure in going to cafeteria to binge on pizza and Coke. It was the aromatic therapy of delectable food that secreted satisfying juices and power-nap in the next class in college. Nothing confidential.
Newly acquired freedom to do what I wanted to do and sufficient pocket money, college life was a great relief from disciplined school days. As a science student, I didn’t have sufficient time to chill but once pissed off, the cafeteria seemed to be the best place to pamper myself. My strong headed girl-gang was always a supportπŸ˜‰

Carefree days of young age sometimes bring long-lasting habits and tastes to make life comfortable (questionable!) . At that stage we try to find instant pleasure from worldly wonders. I too started preferring junk food to the home-cooked. Health was at its peak and there was no control over senses. Binge eating was the easiest way to find satisfaction from widely spread worldly joys.

We have to pay for the unhealthy habits sooner or later in life. Sedentary lifestyle clubbed with junk food made me lethargic. Studies took a back-seat as health problems began to arise. Even then I didn’t blame junk food, the real culprit.

We are what we eat. The realisation usually comes late in life. I could feel gradual changes in my body. Constant Sleepiness, Slow brain and Unwillingness to move. What was happening to me?

My mother came to the rescue. She was observing everything but wanted me to realize by myself; and I was taking too long!
On my birthday she gifted me a series of Fitness CDs. Accepted with a smile knowing that I won’t be following the training. Time was flying and I was sinking into the deep web of eating disorder. One day my mom sat by me to give me a precious piece of advice.

* If you want to look good and perform better, please take the following points seriously.

* Don’t eat because food is looking great. Eat when you’re really hungry.

* You should know the nutritious value of the food you’re consuming. Eating for eating sake is beastly.

* Take small portion of food in your plate. It will make a significant difference to the amount of calories you consume.

* Keep yourself away from the people who are born only to eat.

* Fix your time to eat.

* No eating when you’re bored or feeling neglected.

* Last but not the least- “You eat to live and not live to eat!”

Transforming yourself physically is not only about changing food habits or increasing physical exercise. It’s more of a psychological transformation. Once you decide to improve yourself, nothing in the world can stop you.

Thanking my mom for the precious advice, I headed towards the prescribed transformation:)

🌱🌱🌱

This post is published for #OpenNTalk Bloggers League hosted by @Gleefulblogger & @Wigglingpen in association with SummerBarn, Vedantika Herbals, Nyassa, Explore Kids World.

We are #CrossBorderSisters of #OpenNTalk Bloggers League. Let me introduce you to my fabulous team!

1) Anagha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
2) Bhawna: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
3) Manisha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
4) Priyanka: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
5) Aditi: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Categories
Lifestyle

When Daddy was a little Boy– A Tribute.


Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

When Daddy was a little Boy– A Tribute

“Fathers don’t cry.”

This was the impression I had when I was young. To me, Father was a strong figure who controls adverse situations to make things comfortable. He could never go wrong with any of his pre-decided actions. His yes and no were clearly marked. Father was not very vocal about his likes and dislikes. Eyes were the only indicators we could guess his mood from. After many years, he’s still the same only I have discovered more perspectives of his personality.

Being a literary person, my father could read the increasing distance between him and his daughter. (Yes, that’s me 😬) In an effort to break the cold wall between us, he used to tell me stories, drive me to long distances and plan family holidays frequently.

One such successful effort was to bring me a book by Alexander Raskin. Titled “When Daddy Was A Little Boy”, the book was dedicated by the author to his daughter.

“A young, bespectacled father made mistakes and was teased by his friends. Like any other ‘normal’ child, he was not perfect. I could relate the story with my father’s. The book had an everlasting impression on me.”

I began to understand that father, too, is a human. He has his own share of laughs, cries, ambitions and desires. We expect him to be a dutiful father and he plays his part efficiently without fail. We want to see him as a strong, protective wall who saves the family from worldly disturbances. In order to give his best, Father somewhere overlooks his dreams in life. To build a happy family, he neglects his passion in life.

I can’t bring his precious years back but will try to revive his passion for travelling. Making this Father’s Day special by gifting my Dad a trip to Australia. A new beginning is on the cards.

☘️☘️☘️

This blog is a part of blog train hosted by Preety Tiwari of Delhi Blogger and Priyanka lodha patwari of Flavors Of World
Thanks Shilpa Bindlish⁩ for passing the blog train challenge to me.

I request Bhawna Shah of Kickupstairs to carry the blog-train forward:)

Happy Fathers Day:)

Please check another ‘Fathers Day’ incident shared by me back in 2016:)

https://aditikaps.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/i-know-you-care-dear-daddy/

Categories
Lifestyle

Romancing the Enchanting Goa🌴


Top post on IndiBlogger, the biggest community of Indian Bloggers

Romancing the Enchanting Goa🌴

Always thought of visiting Goa, one of the most exotic tourist destinations in India. But the plan somehow never materialised till last month. ‘Blame’ it on the lazy bones or the lame excuses, Goa remained my most cherished dream that could be a reality;)

Year 2018 came with a fresh beginning.
Long summer vacation and the consistent calling of God’s wonderful creation, our wait landed successfully in a worthy package! Shopping, sorting and packing controlled most of my time for a few days. Everything else was rescheduled to give priority to our Goa vacay.

Ocean blue beaches, Cultural extravaganza and many more pleasant surprises🌴 were waiting for us, that I knew. And yes, it was an awesome opportunity to flaunt my posts on social media; the planning for the posts had begun prior to my visit;)

A North Indian geek, I had never experienced the vastness of sea before. Friends and relatives were informed about our Goa vacay and that was intentional;)

Finally the D-Day arrived and excitement reached its peak. After landing at Dabolim Airport early in the morning we headed straight to our hotel that was in South Goa. The taxi driver who was an equally smart guide, told us that Goa has two ‘faces’- North Goa and South Goa. People who love night life and crowds prefer the North while those interested in serene Goa holiday plan their stay in South sector. Happening beaches are the beauty of Goa and good thing is that there are many in every corner of Goa! Woah 😊

Next four days were like an amusing roller coaster ride. Palolem Beach, Agonda Fort, Colva, Varca, Se cathedral and Naval Aviation Museum. The best part of the tour was the private beach, our hotel offered with the plan.

Majestic beaches, Portuguese architecture, rich Flora and fauna, delectable cuisine; Goa is called “Tourist Paradise” for a reason:)

The Portuguese rule separated Goa from the rest of India for 451 years and Goan culture reflects it. The population here is a generous mix of Hindus, Roman Catholics and Muslims. Easy going by nature, Goa people stay away from communal conflicts. It’s the villages that hold the true charm and character of Goa. We roamed in the streets and romanced with the wild waves. Breathed free air to unshackle minds.

To be honest, four days were not sufficient to absorb the flavour of Goa. Memories can last a lifetime but another Goa trip is not just a dream now!πŸ–οΈ

🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴

This post is published for #OpenNTalk Bloggers League hosted by @Gleefulblogger & @Wigglingpen in association with SummerBarn, Vedantika Herbals, Nyassa, Explore Kids World.

We are #CrossBorderSisters of #OpenNTalk Bloggers League. Let me introduce you to my fabulous team!

1) Anagha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
2) Bhawna: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
3) Manisha: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
4) Priyanka: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
5) Aditi: Blog| Facebook | Twitter | Instagram