A trip to Hampi – the Ideal Yatra

A trip to Hampi – the Ideal Yatra

Motley
Yatra is a Sanskrit word which means journey. In Indian tradition, the journey itself is as important as the destination. Journeys in India are not as utilitarian as in the west. A true yatra starts with the thought, proceeds to the planning stage, then the reservations and ticketing, followed by the journey itself, the destination and tours, the return yatra and finally recollecting and remembering the full journey. The Ideal Yatra In this respect our trip to Hampi in 2015 was an ideal Yatra – a trip where we combined the best of tradition and modernity. Hampi is a UNESCO heritage site and was earlier the capital of the Great Vijaynagara Empire which ruled South India for close to 300 years. This great city was destroyed in the 16th century…
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Importance of Children catching up on lost growth

Importance of Children catching up on lost growth

Being Well
In this post I will talk about the importance of children catching up on lost growth. Importance of Nutrition As parents, we always look out for the best available options and choices for our child. However, as working parents with full-fledged careers, it becomes difficult to spend as much time with out child as we may want, although we may try our best. Especially when a child is 3-4 years or older, we wonder whether he is getting enough food at home, whether he is getting the right food and whether he is getting the desired amount of nutrition. Many a times when parents come home late in the evening, they order in food - perhaps a pizza or Chinese food, which the child also has with the parent. Or…
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Top green tea brands available in India

Top green tea brands available in India

Green Tea
In this post I will talk about top green tea brands available in India. Green Tea has become very popular in  India because of its various health benefits which I have talked about earlier: Weight Loss and Slimming Memory Benefits In this article we will have a look at the top green tea brands available in India and compare them in terms of: Flavor Taste Packaging Price Value for Money 9 Top green tea brands available in India #9 Typhoo Green Tea, 100 Tea Bags Typhoo Tea is a part of the Apeejay Surrendra Group, one of India’s largest tea producers with 17 plantations across 50,000 acres in Assam. Typhoo as a brand is over 100 years old. In 1903 a grocer from Birmingham in England, John Sumner developed and…
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Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana Overview

Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana Overview

Organic Food
In this article I will give a detailed overview of Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana. Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) is a government of India scheme which ensures the promotion of organic farming. Is Organic Food Really Good? Before going into the details of PKVY Scheme I would like to highlight that organic food in general is popular more for what it does not contain than for what it does – namely synthetic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. And this in itself has a huge effect on your health, and the health of our environment. Is Organic Food Something New? Organic food industry is a big and growing industry in the West today, as they are slowly realizing the harmful side-effects of mechanized farming,   strong pesticides/ insecticides and livestock pumped up with…
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List of Tea Gardens in Darjeeling – A to B

List of Tea Gardens in Darjeeling – A to B

Green Tea
In this post I will share with you a comprehensive list of tea gardens in Darjeeling starting with letter a and b. Tea connoisseurs can refer to this post as a complete guide to all known tea estates in Darjeeling. According to government data, there are a total of 144 tea gardens in Darjeeling. All the tea gardens are leased out for a term of thirty years as per Form I, Schedule F of the WBEA Act, 1953. A tea garden range in size from anywhere around 300 acres to 1300 acres with hundreds of workers and their families residing within the garden. Thousands of people including children live in a tea garden. Some basic statistics/ information on land of tea gardens is given below. Total no of Tea Gardens…
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Organic Tomatoes vs Conventional

Organic Tomatoes vs Conventional

Organic Food
In this post, I will share with you 27 Organic tomatoes vs Conventional Facts. Earlier I have talked about 17 Amazing Facts about Organic Tomatoes. Organic tomatoes are grown naturally using fertilization and pest management techniques that do not use artificial or synthetic chemicals. Conventional tomatoes are however grown using modern farming techniques - artificial fertilizers, chemicals, herbicides, synthetic pesticides and mechanized processes. 27 Organic tomatoes vs Conventional Facts # Aspect Conventional Tomatoes Organic Tomatoes 1 Pesticide Conventional Tomatoes are one of the highest pesticide sprayed vegetables in the world. Organic tomatoes have very low pesticide residue. 2 Pesticide Synthetic pesticides are a significant health risk and may cause birth defects, nervous system damage, hormone disruptions, respiratory disorders and various types of cancers. With organic toamtoes, the chances of these…
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