Mythologies are wonderful ancient stories mostly involving God, Goddess and of course Demons. In India, mythological books are known as Puran (Purana means Old). There are many Purans written at different times. One such Puran is “Nilmata Puran” which was written probably between 6th and 7th century A.D. In Nilmata Puran there are many beautiful mythologies of Kashmir. It is worth mentioning here that Nilmata Puran is not only a mythological manuscript but also a valuable source of ancient history of Kashmir. Well, let’s flip through the pages of this manuscript to know the mythological explanation of origin of Dal-Lake and entire Kashmir Valley.

List of Banned Firecrackers in West Bengal as per notification Memo  No. 942/3L/WPB-C(IX) / 2013 (PART 1), dated 2-11-2015 of West Bengal Pollution Control Board (W.B.P.C.B.) any firecrackers producing sound more than 90 dB(A) at 5 meters distance from the point of bursting shall be banned.

Further no sound crackers shall be used in between 10:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M.
All kinds of firecrackers shall be restricted in the silence zone.

Two humped Bactrian Camel ride is the greatest tourist attraction of Hunder Desert at Nubra Valley in Ladakh, Kashmir, India

India is large and beautiful country. The land surface of India varies from place to place. It has high mountains, vast plains, dry deserts and thick forests. It also has many rivers and a long coastline with beautiful beaches. But, probably the most wonderful, awesome and unique landscape in India is situated at the Hunder Desert in Nubra Valley, Ladakh in the northern most state of Jammu and Kashmir. Why we have used so many adjectives before this place? Why Hunder is so unique? What is so special about Hunder? The answer requires multiple lines of text.

Pangong Lake or Pangong Tso – Most popular tourist destination of Ladakh, Kashmir, India

The state of Jammu Kashmir in India has three distinct tourism zones namely Jammu region, Kashmir Valley region around Srinagar and Ladakh region.

In Jammu region, tourism is mainly pilgrimage and centered on Vaishno devi Temple at Katra. Tourists are mainly domestic. Foreign tourists in Jammu region are mainly transit tourist to Kashmir Valley region or Ladakh region.

In Kashmir Valley region, tourists mainly visit locations like Srinagar, Dal lake, Sonamarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam. Kashmir Valley region is visited by both domestic and foreign tourists though majority of the tourists are domestic.

In Ladakh region foreign tourists outnumber domestic tourists. Tourists come here for scenic beauty, visiting the monasteries, trekking, to experience local culture and tradition, wildlife photography, mountain biking, river rafting, etc. Tourists mainly visit Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Tso-Moriri.

How to draw an Owl easily with step by step guide

Drawing an owl is easy, very easy. We will start with two circles and you will see how easily we will convert those two circles into an owl. This technique of drawing an owl is mainly for kids but anyone can follow these easy steps to draw an owl.

First, watch the video above to get an idea. Note, that the number of steps to draw an owl in the video is just 7. But here we will further sub-divide some of the steps to make the owl drawing process easier.

No more lectures, let us learn the easiest way to draw an owl with step by step guide.

Gulmarg Gondola – The most popular tourist attraction of Kashmir, India

Out of these destinations, Gulmarg is the most famous and popular tourist destination of Kashmir. The major tourist attraction of Gulmarg in all season is the Gondola ride. The Gondola at Gulmarg is the highest operating Cable Car Gondola in the world.

Gulmarg Gondola has two phases. In the first phase, you board into the Gondola at Gulmarg and it will take you to a place called Kongdori which has an altitude of nearly 10,000 feet (3050 meter).  In the second phase of Gulmarg Goldola, you board at Kongdori and the Gondola drops  you on a glacier at the Peak of Afarwat Mountain which is at an altitude of 13,500 feet (4200 meter).

If picturesque Kashmir valley of India is called “Paradise on earth” then surely Pahalgam is the capital of that paradise. Located at a distance of almost 97 km from Srinagar (the provincial capital of Jammu and Kashmir) and at an altitude of 7200 feet, Pahalgam is  undoubtedly the most beautiful place in the Kashmir, India.

How did Pahalgam get its name?

If we try to find the origin of the name Pahalgam then we have to look back on the ancient history from Bronze Age Civilization. In local dialect, Pahalgam means “First (Pahala means first) Village (Gam means village or locality)”. But the most interesting question is “to whom it was the first village?” Those who arrived in the Kashmir Valley from south or west, Pahalgam could not be the first locality or village on their way. Only those people who arrived at the Kashmir Valley from the northern or western direction after crossing the mighty Himalaya Mountain, Pahalgam could be the first locality for them.

Next important question is who came to Kashmir Valley by crossing the Himalayas from the northern or eastern side?

Chinar trees (saycamore) are not only part of tradition of Kashmir but also they are a part of identity of Kashmir. It is said that Kashmir can suffer from serious identity crisis if all these century old Royal Chinar trees are snatched from it. The scientific name of this royal tree is Platanus Orientalis.

The patronage of Mughal emperors this long-living deciduous tree is widely known. A devastating fire broke-out at Kashmir in the year 1674 during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Many houses and properties turned into ashes. In history, Aurangzeb is famous for his fanaticism or bigotry. But when Aurungzeb was informed about the incident, surprisingly he first inquired about the Chinar trees not about mosques. “Are the Chinars safe”? asked the emperor and then in a prologue he said “If a mosque is brunt a new one can be built within sometime but if a old Chinar tree is brunt a new Chinar cannot replace it quickly”.

Five Hundred Miles, Tune, Yamaha PSR I455 Digital Keyboard, Lyrics, Indian Notation: The famous folk song of 1960 Five Hundred Miles tune is played in Yamaha PSR I455

Digital Keyboard (Synthesizer) by a seven year old kid named Sohan Bhattacharyya nick named Tintin, a student of Don Bosco School, Bandel, Hooghly, West Bengal, India.

The settings of the tune in Yamaha PSR I455 Digital Keyboard is:

Voice – 124 – SweetSpr (Saxophone)

Style – 025 – 8BitModern

Tempo – 100

Chapora Fort or “Dil Chahta Hai Fort” (named after the famous Hindi movie Dil Chahta Hai) is a prime tourist attraction of Goa, India. Chapora Fort is located at at Barzed Taluk of North Goa. It is at a distance of 10 km from Mapusa Market and 22 km from Panaji. Frequent buses ply from Mapusa to Anjuna and Vagator with stopover near the fort. Chapora River flows to the north of the fort and Arabian Sea is to the west of the fort. Vagator and Anjuna beach is located to the south of the Chapora Fort.

Sukhobrishti Phase III – Long queue to submit Form at HDFC Bank

Constructed in Action Area III, Newtown, Kolkata, in five phases. Phase 1 and 2 has been completed. Last Date for submission of form for Phase III is 08th October, 2013. Here you see people standing in long queue to submit form at HDFC Bank Shyambazar on 07th October, 2013, 1-30 PM. Over 2 lakhs application forms were sold for Phase III. There are two types of apartments 1 BHK (Spandan) and 2 BHK (Sparsh) for LIG and MIG. For Spandan (LIG)  gross falimy income should be within Rs. 15.000/= per month. For Sparsh (MIG)  gross falimy income should be within Rs. 25.000/= per month

Watch the Long Queue to submit Form for Sukhobrishti Phase 3  at HDFC Shyambazar Branch in the associated video above.

Mapusa Friday Market is the most famous market place of Goa and located outside the Mapusa Municipal Market at Mapusa, Bardez, North Goa, India. Do not get confused by the word “Friday” because Mapusa Friday Market opens everyday except Sunday. But in Friday the business at Mapusa Friday Market gets really big. Local farmers and traders from entire Goa come to this market especially on Friday to sell their products to the consumers. Also farmers who sell vegetables do not turn up on Tuesday.

Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsav Committee situated at 8B, Abhoy Mitra Street, Kolkata 700005 organizes Durga Puja – the greatest festival of West Bengal – at Kumartuli (Kumortuli) Park for the last 20 years. The Kumortuli Park Durga Puja is a mojor attraction of the Durga Puja Pandal hoppers in the north Calcutta. Kumartuli Park Sarbojanin Durgotsab Committee is also actively engaged in various social welfare and cultural activities.

Anjuna Beach in Goa India is world famous for its trance parties held on the beach during the tourist season. This is one of the most thrilling place for the hippies to get trip and dance partying full night on trance. Anjuna also hosts the famous flea market (Every Wednesday) wherein you can purchase many things, ranging from fruits to jewelry, clothes and electronic devices.