Corporates and Environment

History of Ancient Textile Printing Form

Posted by Hitesh Sharma on April 22, 2020

 
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Textile Industry in India is one of the major contributors to the pre-independence GDP of the country. As we were the part of Golden Silk Route – the items produced here were exported to many Asian and European landmasses. The famous Pashmina textile of Kashmir, Banarasi Silk Cloths and Printed Cotton Fabric of Rajputana were key merchandise of that era.

  • In Rajasthan, the art was supported by the Royal Family of Jaipur. Here, in Sanganer Town, you can still found 100s of families from Chippa and Rangreez Community that work in these professions from generations. They were settled here on orders of the Kings and throughout history, they were actively producing goods that helped our state to collect revenues and taxes from the export and trade.

Also, on may historical texts, evidence could be found of Rulers gifting dresses made using the Block Print Cotton and Silk Fabrics to other states. So it can be easily deduced that this art was considered “Noble”. On the other hand, just because of this, not all caste were allowed to wear the same products. We found extensive texts that suggest that people belonging to Upper Caste were only granted use of Block Printed Textile products. So, that could be the reason for most labours and farmers were dressed in White Cloths.

Also, many of these texts suggest that some of the castes have specified designs of Buti Designs that they were allowed to wear. Mostly to classify once caste.

Hindi Blogs

Uttarakhand tour packages

Posted by Mr Singh on April 22, 2020

 
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t is typically cited as 'dev bhoomi' (the land of gods)..While you are at it, you will also find a little little bit of yourself, right here in Uttarakhand tour packages.

Asiatic Lion

Asiatic Lion The Only Of Its Kind

Posted by Uday on April 17, 2020

 
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Once widespread in the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere this majestic predator is now confined to a remote corner of Gujarat State of India. 

Yes Asiatic or Indian Lion is now found only in Gir National Park in India where about five hundred plus survive. It has been a commendable conservation effort since only twenty of these majestic predators where left alive after centuries of persecution by the hunters and land grabbers. By latter I mean takeover of land by human settlers as population in India began to grow rapidly. It is still growing and creating biotic pressure at Gir. Nevertheless this tenacious population has managed to survive against all the odds.

The lions have spread over and area of twenty two thousand square kilometers in the neighborhood right down to Gujarat Sea near Junagadh. 

The terrain at Gir is bush, thorn, dry deciduous forests and grassland and in this complex ecosystem the big cats have survived marvelously. The preference for relatively open habitat keeps it from coming into conflict with the tiger albeit there no more tigers in Gujarat.  

The Gir lion is related to the African cousin but has different morphology and hunting style. These hunters use part ambush and part chase to bring down their prey. They succeed in this methodology because of enough ground to hide in Gir ecosystem.

Gir is not only the home of these predators it is an excellent birding destination as well. It is home to more than three hundred avian species including the winter migrants. 

Other animals seen here are the leopard, sloth bear, Nilgai, spotted deer, chousingha, barking deer, chinkara, black buck, hyena, fox, desert cat, jungle cat and many species of reptiles as well. 

Tourism is conducted at Gir National Park in an organised manner. The Gujarat Government organises excursions at the National Park in the State. One needs permit for lion safari at Gir National Park in Gujarat. This permit is available from the Government National Park website online. 

The National Park is accessible from Jungadh and Velavar rail head. These are well connected to Rajkot City and Ahmedabad the Capital of the State. 

Best season is from December to March before the hot summer arrives. 

Environmental Education

The Biggest Environmental Threat

Posted by christine sinek on April 15, 2020

 
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One of the biggest environmental issues the world is facing right now after water pollution is Air pollution.  The biggest threat to our environmental air is the smoke and fumes that come from Vehicle engines, and industries. These things take a lot of time to recover but we ourselves are damaging our environment from the last few decades.  According to,  an academic firm that gives Cheap law Homework writing services, there are substantial metals, plastic and poisons in the air which are continuously damaging the Ozone layer in the space. Due to this pandemic lockdown in many countries, the O3 layer is healing, which is a good sign for us, because it protects us from the toxic radioactive rays coming from the Sun.

Travel

How one can spend huge time with a single Backpack in Rajasthan

Posted by primeadventure on April 14, 2020

 
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Having a backpack on your back has many misconceptions around it, especially when you are traveling for a long time. People may express shock to you when you tell them that you will be having only one backpack for an entire year, including winters! Nonetheless, it is only you who knows and understands that it is practically possible to live like that with minimum things possible. It just comes down to being creative and picking up the right things to live the minimalist lifestyle.
Minimize the things you don’t really need
80% of the things in the travelers’ suitcases are the ones that they use only once in a while. Even if there are things that you use only once in a week, it is useless for you as a traveler. Basically, you need to learn to survive without those items that see the light of the day only rarely. If you pack items for the ‘just in case’ scenario, you need to rethink and drop those items.
The necessary things 
Toiletries are the only things that you need on a daily basis. Shampoo, conditioner, and moisturizers are the few items that you do need regularly, but you can get them anywhere in the world, almost! Try not to be picky about your brands and specifications, and try to adjust to any brands according to your skin. Pantene and Dove, for instance, are the shampoo brands that are available almost in every country. If you need something that you need particularly from your home country, you can carry it in large quantity. Rest everything can be refilled on the go.
Invest in crucial things
A few investments are meant for travelers, one of which is a packing organizer. You can buy in a clean and dirty split cube, also known as packing cube. You can separate your clean clothes from the dirty ones in this organizer. The mesh compartment is meant for the dirty and sweaty clothes and it keeps the moisture out of the clothes. You can wash the soiled clothes whenever you get time. The best part is that you get clarity and peace of mind when you know that you don’t have to touch the dirty clothes and reach directly for the clean ones without getting confused.
You must buy a sturdy backpack as well because it goes a long way with you compared to the weak bag that can ditch you anywhere on the go. You would not want to get stranded in the middle of the road, if you are in a desert in Rajasthan, want to book rajasthan tour taxi 
for example.
Meeting new travelers 
When backpackers meet other travelers like them, they are happy to help each other. You can share a 
hire taxi in jaipur, for instance, or swap your clothes if you are tired of the garments in your bag. Every backpacker is equally bored of their limited clothing options, so they are happy to exchange their clothing while traveling together. You can always buy new clothes wherever you go, unless the place is very expensive, and save on the check-in baggage fees.
You need to assess the special needs of a place, if any. Otherwise, you can comfortably travel with minimum items in your backpack and still survive!

you can book car rental in udaipur too

Travel

camel safari in jaisalmer

Posted by Heritagetaxiservices on April 13, 2020

 
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Heritage taxi services offers the best camel safari in jaisalmer that takes the guts and soul of each human. Heritage taxi services Packages leads you to witness the desert lifetime of Jaisalmer whereby you’ll be able to feel the pleasure of Desert safari that energizes you by its graven beauty.

Travel

Places of interest Jaisalmer and surroundings: Tips & info

Posted by Heritagetaxiservices on April 13, 2020

 
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Jaisalmer is also called the "golden city" because of the yellow-colored sandstone from which most buildings are built. The fortress dominates centrally, which towers above the lower houses like a medieval city. It is reminiscent of an Indian version of Carcassonne.

The name Jaisalmer literally means "the hill of Jaisal", a reference to Maharawal Jaisal Singh, the Rajput king who founded the city in the 12th century AD along the caravan route between East and West. It is a very nice place to explore, wandering through the maze of streets and past the many restaurants and shops. There is an almost medieval atmosphere and it seems as if you have ended up in a story from One Thousand and One Nights. Click here to get taxi service in jaisalmer.

  1. Jaisalmer Fort

The Jaisalmer Fort is the undisputed eye-catcher of the city. It is actually an urban district in itself. It is an ancient residence of the Maharaja and his household. Furthermore, people of the first (Brahman - priests and scholars) and second (Rajput - warriors and kings) also lived there. In the past, 5,000 people lived within the walls of the fortified fort. Today there are still 4,000 and the caste system plays less strongly here.

The fort towers 76 meters above the city and is surrounded by its own 17th century fortification wall of about 9 km long with 99 bastions. In the meantime, 3 bastions have collapsed due to water erosion, which are being restored and the other bastions are being reinforced further. In the fort you will find several impressive Jain temples in addition to various palaces.

Jaisalmer Fort

  1. Sunset Point

Sunset Point is a popular point for tourists because it offers a beautiful panorama of the city and the fort at sunset . Another special feature of this place is that it is a cremation place for Hindus. Cremation is a common tradition for Hindu funerals because it is the fastest way to reincarnation according to their beliefs. You will also see many small mausoleums that have something magical in the evening.

A funeral at Hindus lasts a total of 12 days. During the cremation, the deceased is wrapped in cloth and placed on 4 layers of branches, usually of sandalwood. Then the body is covered with a fifth layer of wood. The layers of wood symbolize the natural elements (wind, water, earth, fire and air). The cremation ritual lasts about 3 hours. The family remains until the deceased is completely burned out. The ashes are then scattered in the Ganges.

Sunset Point

  1. Gadisar Lake

Gadisar Lake or Gadi Sagar is perhaps one of the most idyllic places in the entire Rajasthan region. It is an artificial lake that used to serve as a water basin. The charm is formed by the small pavilions that stand on the water. There, the former Maharajahs went in search of cooling during the hottest days.

Also notable is the 14th century entrance gate, Tilon Ki Pol, on which a temple is built on top. That would have been done to prevent people from breaking down the gate. It is said to have been built by a courtesan or mistress of the monarch. Therefore, it was said that people who walked to the lake through the gate "through her legs". The scandal raised fears that the gate would be destroyed.

The lake is magical at sunset. So try to pass here in the evening if you can.

Gadisar Lake

  1. Nathmalji-ki-Haveli

India is known for the havelis or homes of former noblemen and wealthy citizens. Also in Jaisalmer you will find some beautiful specimens, of which the Nathmalji ki Haveli is one of the most striking. The house was built in 1885 by two brothers. They also had their own say in the structure and the decorations applied.

Today, the haveli is still inhabited by the family's descendants. They show tourists around and there is also a souvenir shop.

Also visit: Rajasthan tour packages

Nathmalji-ki-Haveli

  1. Patwon-ki-haveli

Another well-restored haveli is the Patwon ki Haveli, which dates from 1805. Actually, this is a group of 5 havelis that were built for 5 brothers. One of the havelis now houses a museum and shop, but the other havelis can also be visited. In the 5th haveli there is a gallery with work by local artists.

From the roof terrace you have a beautiful view of the city and surroundings.

Patwon-ki-haveli

  1. Spend the night in the desert of Sam Sand Dunes

The sand dunes of Sam are a very famous tourist attraction. Every day you see dromedaries and people waiting for the sunset. Here you have an excellent opportunity if you have always wanted to sit on a dromedary. You can also dredge on foot through the soft desert sand or do a jeep safari in jaisalmer.

There are also many (luxury) tents where you could spend the night if you have always wanted to sleep in the desert. Do expect it to get very cold at night, unlike the heat during the day. Interested in a safari on a camel or dromedary? Several tours are available in the Sam area.

Sam sand dunes

Sam Sand Dunes desert camp

  1. Jaisalmer Desert Festival

The Jaisalmer Desert Festival is an annual event that takes place in the Hindu month of Magh (February) and three days prior to the full moon. The festival is celebrated amidst the beautiful dunes of the Thar Desert in Sam. The festivities of this festival bring the desert to life.

The pageant starts with a morning procession from Jaisalmer Fort to Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium. The locals then costume in regular costumes .They sing and dance with choreographies around the tragedies and achievements of the desert. The Gair and the fire dance are the main highlights of the festival. The Kalabaz or the Nat's are also popular: a group of nomads who perform gymnastic activities. The Langhas and Manganiars of the Bhopa play gripping folk music and ballads.

Attend unique sports events such as camel polo and camel race

You can also attend unique sports competitions such as camel polo and camel racing. There are stunts on the back of camels and choreographies with camels. Other competitions include tug of war, turban tying and the longest mustache competition. The grand finale of the festival is the Rajasthani folk concert following an air force show, cricket match and skydiving.

The festival ends on Poornima (day of the full moon) in the dunes of Sam with the fort "Sonar Qila" Jaisalmer in the background in a fairytale atmosphere.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

  1. Khuldara

On the road between the sand dunes of Sam and the Thar desert you will find Khuldara . About 400 years ago, this village was completely abandoned overnight. Legend has it that Salim Sing, then Prime Minister, had his eye on a girl from the village. However, the village did not want to give the beautiful girl to the minister. When the latter insisted, the people decided to leave the village overnight, never to return. Nobody knows where they left.

The village mainly consists of ruins, but the government does make efforts for tourist development here, as a result of which the houses and the temple are increasingly rebuilt. It is best to visit Khuldara with a local guide, who can tell you more about the village.

  1. Movie: The most beautiful sights in Jaisalmer

Curious about what Jaisalmer and its special sights look like? In this video you will join a short tour through Jaisalmer. If you want to admire this special city in real life, you will of course have to travel to Jaisalmer yourself!

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Travel

Himalaya Trekking Package | Himalayas tour package

Posted by brahmandtour on April 10, 2020

 
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Himalayas tour package has constantly been one among the most sought destinations. Known for the very best mountains in the world maximum trekkers set out straight closer 

Bird Sanctuaries

Kolleru lake (Kolleru Bird sanctuary)

Posted by Shakti & A S Bishnoi on April 07, 2020

 
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 Kollero Lake- The Almost Lost Glory

1. The Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh, known for its rich bio-diversity, is under threat from illegal fishing tanks, industrial pollution and a number of other factors.The lake serves as a foraging ground for resident as well as migratory birds. At present, 6,000 Spot-billed Pelicans, 5,000 Painted Storks and 5,000 Asian Openbills are estimated to be found in Kolleru. The lake also supports 63 species of fish.The Kolleru Lake plays a vital role in absorbing carbon, which in turn, mitigates the effects of global warming. Currently, the emission of carbon into the atmosphere is a major global issue. This freshwater lake acts as a carbon sink similar to any other thick forest area. It also acts as a filter for pollutants released as a result of industrial activity.

 

2. There is constant pressure from vested interests to encroach and destroy environmental hotspots like the unique Kolleru Lake, primarily for the production of food. But it is wetlands like this large freshwater lake and the flora that it supports, that scrub and cleanse the effects of the Greenhouse gases being produced by encroaching urban development. The Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary is also a second home for thousands of migratory birds that come here in winter. The lake provides them the food required to take the long flight back to the area where they roost. All these birds will become extinct if the lake is destroyed. Reducing the wastage of food will reduce the demand for food production which in turn will reduce the pressure for destruction of such hotspots.

Mrs Shakti Bishnoi

Mr A S Bishnoi

https://www.saevus.in/the-story-of-a-glory-lost-kolleru-lake/

Events

Yoga live on facebook by expert teacher in times of lock-down

Posted by Susan Sharma on March 30, 2020

 
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Visit Sharanya Narayanan's Facebook page to see and follow her step by step guidance and live yoga lessons which can be done at home

https://m.facebook.com/Sharanya-Narayanan-Artist-226628520874721/

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