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Kalka to Shimla Mountain Railway

Kalka to Shimla Mountain Railway

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Kalka to Shimla Mountain Railway

Kalka to Shimla mountain railway was built by British in 1903, to gain access to its summer capital Shimla. It was also known as the “British Jewel of the Orient”. Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India(1903) has taken the first journey of this train. Because of its breathtaking picturesque views, UNESCO added this railway route as the world heritage site.
It excites passengers as this route goes through 20 railway stations, 103 tunnels, 969 bridges, and an unbelievable 912 curves in its 96 kilometers (60 miles) of the journey. Among the 103 tunnels, 1,143.61m Bagot tunnel is the longest one at Barog. It begins from Shivalik foothills at an elevation of 656m and ends to the altitude of 2075 m at Shimla.
Shivalik Deluxe Express, Rail motor car, and Himalayan Queen are some of the choices of trains available for this route. Shivalik Deluxe Express and Rail motor car are clean and comfortable with food services. Both of these trains stop at only one position that is at Barog. While Himalayan Queen halts at 9 stations, facilitating passengers to snap beautiful pictures as well. These stations are small but have endearing natural scenic beauty.
This journey will leave you with enjoyable and incredible impressions of natural beauty.

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Golden tips for a performing artist.

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Performing art is a complete contrast of visual arts when it comes to keep your Audience engaged as in the later the human senses immediately spraks up together for an instant reaction.
So, here are a few tips to keep your audience hooked to you:-

1. If you are an voice artist(singer) cum budding Youtuber, you should always try to add your own flavour to the original versions. This could be:-

(a). Changes in lyrics.
(b). Changes in the background music.
(c). Fusion of different languages or songs.

2. If you are a storyteller, master the art of delivery. Be original and create your own style to deliver your work.

(a). Work upon your voice modulation.
(b). Blend in emotions in your peice.
(c). Do play with words but in a simple language.

3. If you are a blogger, try to be authentic in your field. This will make your audience believe in you.

(a). Keep your content in ease.
(b). Your content should be reachable to almost every section of your audience.
(c). frequent updates can make your content reach higher.

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Why you should meditate

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Fitness of mind is as important as the fitness of the body. Now,meditation is something which can turn your lofe around . Meditation not just helps you to cope up with the stress,anxiety, fear,self-doubt but it also helps you to enhance your productivity.  Meditation has a very crucial part to play in you reaching your maximum potential. A recent study has proved that people who meditate daily has a higher level of GYRIFICATION  is the process of forming characteristics folds of cerebral cortex which is linked with faster processing power. You essentially become smarterand your brain becomes more active through meditation. Long term mediation is linked with more GYRIFICATION . Meditation basically is a brain wirkout where you are enhancing your brain power by just meditating for 10-20 minutes per day. Studies have shown that meditation changes certain part of your brain it increases size of those parts which are linked with happiness,focus,memory formation,learning ability, ability to empathise and it decrease the size of areas which are linked with stress,anxiety, depression,overthinking and fear.

I recently got to know about the benefits of meditation and practicing it everyday i have literally  began to seen the difference that it is making in my life. It calms you from inside, it slows down the cacophony of life, and helps you to live your life more lively and happily.
Also, meditation  is the process of disconnecting yourself from the environment, and connecting yourself to the inner soul hence removing all the dirt and impurities  from your life. Devoting 10-20 minutes of your day to meditation can do wonders to your life. Now, comes the question of how should you begin with it. It’s very easy and simple process you just have to sit wherever you are comfortable in a quiet and peaceful ambience and close your eyes and just focus on your breathing process. This mindful breathing everyday in the morning is definitely gonna make a positive impact in your life. Make meditation a significant part of your routine and get ready to see how it makes your life more purposeful.

Hope this article brings a change for the better.

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THE MYSTICAL ART FORMS OF INDIA

THE MYSTICAL ART FORMS OF INDIA

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THE CHARM OF KALAMKARI ART

With a total of twenty-three tedious steps, the mere intricacy of the Kalamkari Art is enough to bewitch the mind. Primarily using the earthly colors of rust, mustard and indigo, all the vibrant colors you witness in Kalamkari Art are derived from natural sources with little to no traces of chemicals and other artificial substances. Assimilating the minute details, the Kalamkari artists use a ‘tamarind twig’ as a pen, sketching the gracious motifs of flora and fauna and the gods and goddesses of the Hindu mythology.

Predominant in the states of Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh, the Kalamkari Art has evolved from its initial two forms of ‘Srikalahasti’ style and ‘Machilipatnam’ style. While the former derives its inspiration from Hindu mythology etching out the scenes from epics and folklore, the latter draws its essence from the intricate hand paintings executed by hand-carved traditional blocks. However, under the new forms of ‘Andhra Kalamkari’ and ‘Gujarat Kalamkari’, inspiration is drawn from the architectural marvels and mythological characters.

THE GRACE OF TANJORE ART

Radiating a three-dimensional effect with the use of pearls and semi-precious stones and adorned with an entire spectrum of vibrant colors, the Tanjore paintings enchants the eyes of the people, making them drown in this aura of colors. Mostly revolving around the essence of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, the paintings are renowned for their diffusing charisma. With its origination from South India, this form of painting has been influenced over the centuries from a fusion of cultures.

THE VIBRANCE OF PHAD ART

With all the vibrant colors of the ‘Phad’ painting being extracted tediously from natural sources, the art form confers to a deeper meaning. With each of the vivid colors being associated with a certain element of the painting, it is quite rightful to say that the Phad paintings depict the ideal amalgamation of creativity and symbolism. Adorned with detailed intricacy, each component of the Phad paintings are depicted with a specified color such as orange for limbs, green for nature and blur for curtains, hence giving art the depiction of a travelling temple. Considered to be among the most extraordinary art forms, the Phad paintings offer the ideal fusion of the various constituents of the vibrant Indian culture.

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5 Books that will stay with you forever

5 Books that will stay with you forever

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“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.”
~ John Green, The Fault in our Stars

Are you a sucker for romance? Then these 5 books are perfect for you. Most of the bookworms go through a phase where they can’t seem to complete a book. If you are going through that phase, just grab one of these books and you will be glad you listened to me. Oh, wait! Are you a teenager and getting started with reading? Then these 5 books are great to start with because you are gonna fall in love with reading.

*The Fault in our Stars, John Green
It is a beautiful love story of a teenage girl with cancer who meets a charming and cheerful guy at a Support Group. It is a heartbreaking yet brilliant book that goes from sad to happy and then happy to sad in a split second. You will cherish this book, though it will make your eyes well up with tears.

*The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
It is a story about an introverted teenager’s life, as he is exploring himself and the world around him. He is in a phase where he can’t tell right from wrong, so he is taking his life as it comes. By the end of this book, you will fall in love with the way he sees the world.

*My Heart and Other Black Holes, Jasmine Warga
This book is about a suicidal girl who isn’t sure about committing suicide and ends up finding a suicide partner for her, who is a popular and handsome guy. In one month’s time, they decide to commit suicide together. Read this amazing book and find out what happens next.

*Love Letters to the Dead, Ava Dellaira
As the name of the book says, a teenage girl is writing letters to the dead as an assignment for English class. She begins with Kurt Cobain and ends up writing letters to Janis Joplin, River Phoenix, Amelia Earhart, Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger… She just can’t stop writing because it turned out to be her way of coping with her shattered life. This book has a royal way of leaving an indelible mark on our hearts.

*Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
This is a story about Eleanor, the new girl in the town who is constantly bullied and leads a miserable life. The only relief in her life is Park, who is the boy wearing black T-shirts, headphones and always reading a book. They fall in love. They fall in love the way teenagers do the first time like they have nothing to lose. But is it true that they have nothing to lose?

Happy Reading!

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Music

Music

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music is an art, in my point of view talented people only blessed up with that.music take us in a different world where we enjoy the most. It gives relaxation to mind.different people like different kind of music.we have different kinds of musical instruments which gives different types of music. For some person nusic is their proffession. The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Indeed, throughout history, some new forms or styles of music have been criticized as “not being music”.“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”.

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Dance to the beats

Dance to the beats

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As we all have heard, dance is the ultimate language. No matter our age, everyone has a dancer inside us. Some dance in public and some in their private space. But we all love to dance. We are the generation who cannot stop shaking their feet on the beats. When it comes to dance, we all some great memories related to this. This article to all those dancers who are still pursuing it as their career, or left it to pursure their other career or due to any other reason, to remind you that you can get out of dance but dance cannot get out of you. No matter how much we are stuck in our lives but dance for some minutes always relieves our stress. All of us lie that we cannot dance or we don’t like dance, but their isn’t even one of us who cannot stop their feet or arms when our favourite song comes on.
Dance has many forms. It can be bollywood, belly dance, banghra, western hip hop or our cultural dance. Dance gives us confidence and helps us to lose the stage fear. It gives us cheerfulness and brings happiness to the soul. It is great stress buster so we should have a routine of dancing for minutes to get relieved of the regular stress and can help us to stay in shape. Shoutout to every dance in each one od us, let’s take it out and dance to the beats like no one’s watching.

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Is the MEDIA, bad news?

Is the MEDIA, bad news?

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The paparazzi. A source of all kinds of news; politics, sports, entertainment, international, national, regional. Be it a celebrity, a politician or a criminal, no one is exempted from the flashes of the paparazzi. The media, that was first established, in my opinion to bring out the truth and the reality of things, now has grown to an extensive amount. The number of newspapers in India itself, amounts to 1,05,443. If, we suppose an average paper, to have 30 pages, that would be 31,63,290; number of pages of news every single day with about 2,21,43,030 articles per day. Out of which, more than 50%, in this day and age, are lies. They’re, either alleged, as the leverage of question marks is used by the reporters or they’re fabricated, with no basis at all. The Etymology of the practice, is owed to the sheer boredom of the readers. However, the media, in my opinion, till this day, doesn’t understand it’s power. The power of the media is so much so, that it making contemptuous statements, about someone, actually leads to a feeling of animosity among the people of the nation, namely, the JANTA. There’s one funny thing about the JANTA of the nation. As much as, I love our country, I can’t help but acknowledge the fact, that the people, in our nation are very easy to influence. Be it the shift of our nation from, Aristocracy to Plutocracy, or any other case, as long as the media, shoves the idea, of it being okay, down the throats of people, the nation at large has no issues. The people, of our nation, who always stand up to the wrong that they see, when in front of the media somehow seem to abdicate and abhor the whole idea of retaliation. We owe a lot of things to the media, theocracy and theophobia, being at the top of the list. THE MEDIA, with shows like sansani and crime patrol and Savdhaan India, although informing it’s viewers about crimes, has led them to be misanthropes. So to what do we owe the pleasure of the media, showing us articles that are far from the truth because they include, just the controversy, that was needed for a spicy headline? Let’s avoid newspapers and magazines and even blog posts that promote defamation of someone, or something, just to create an image of right and wrong in our minds. Let’s not let the media influence what we think. Let it not tell us, what is black and white, because we often tend to miss the grey that they hide in between.

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