Pollution has Reached a Critical Level in Gurgaon (1 min read)

Originally posted on Newzo:
Four private schools in Gurgaon (including mine) have declared holiday on Friday due to the severe quality of air, while other schools have issued advisories for students to wear mask and curb outdoor activities. PM2.5 is a suspended particulate matter which is a major constituent of air pollution. Being a very…

Brahma- the creator of the universe in Hindu mythology

Originally posted on Travelling Krishnaite:
Hinduism is a vast religion and probably the oldest one on earth and since every religion has its own theory of birth or creation of the universe, it is apparent that the oldest religion with oldest mythology would probably have one as well. Though in Hinduism this theory is very…

Chhath Puja – a hindu vedic festival

Originally posted on World of my Words.:
Chhath (Devanagari: छठ, छैठ, छठी, छठ पर्व, छठ पुजा, डाला छठ, डाला पुजा, सूर्य षष्ठी) is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival historically native to eastern Uttar Pradesh, North Bihar of India and Mithila State of Nepal. The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun and his wife Usha…

Hindu Dharma needs to spread

Originally posted on MARIA WIRTH:
Intellectual integrity and truth are obviously unwanted in our times. These have been displaced by political correctness. Why this happened is a mystery, but mainstream media and other agencies vehemently enforce the politically correct opinion. They drum into us powerfully what we should think even if it goes against common…

The Parenting Rollercoaster

Originally posted on Imperfectly Perfect:
The joys of parenting come beautifully wrapped in some very socially awkward moments, the memories of which render you rolling with laughter in hindsight, but have the misfortune of leaving you red with embarrassment at the time of its occurrence, when suddenly every adult human around you is striving to…

What To Do About Extremist Speech by 60 Guilders

Originally posted on According To Hoyt:
What To Do About Extremist Speech  by 60 Guilders The question of what to do about extremist speech—or speech deemed extremist, which are two rather different things—is one that frequently bedevils people. The basic responses are threefold: Refute, suppress, or ignore. Each has its merits in certain situations—yes, even…

A Touch of Gold

Originally posted on Yuba Gold :
Along Shenanigan Flat aka Canyon Creek Trail on Arches 140# 11 x 14 inches I won’t be able to paint or post for almost a week so I will be missing in action. My husband and I will be celebrating our 31st wedding anniversary on the 11th and will be…

Thursday photo prompt – Gold #writephoto

Originally posted on willowdot21:
Thursday photo prompt – Gold #writephoto ? Sue Vincent  said : “Use the image below to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 11th January and link back to Sue’s post  here with a pingback. Please make sure that…

Haiku Friday – Gold & Sing

Originally posted on The Writer Next Door | Vashti Q:
Happy Friday everyone and welcome to my blog! ♦ GOLD and SING are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday…

THE ROAD HOME #WRITEPHOTO-GOLD

Originally posted on Haddon Musings:
? ? GOLDEN DAWN I got the telephone call on a day that the whole country had been thrown into confusion.  Mom, please come get me.  I want to come home. The horror that hit the country caused all flights to be cancelled.  Half of the country lie between my…

Women’s March embraced rape-torturer

Originally posted on The Individualist:
Read the story of Donna Hylton here. Via Twitter, on a Reddit forum, I stumbled over this horrifying story: Donna Hylton, a woman who spent time in prison for participating in the kidnapping, rape, murder, and ransoming of a gay man, spoke at the Women’s March as an advocate for women…

Tiger Woods is Back, Again

Originally posted on The Grateful Golfer:
The long-awaited return of one of the greatest golfers of all time is set to make his return at HERO WORLD CHALLENGE, Albany; New Providence, The Bahamas. Heeding the advice of his doctors and trainers, Woods didn’t rush his recovery, slowly regained his strength, muscle tone, stamina and endurance,…

Doomsday Clock Advanced by Trump?

Originally posted on sanseilife:
© Provided by AFP The Bulletin of Atomic Scientist’s “Doomsday Clock” — which serves as a metaphor for how close humanity is to destroying the planet — was last changed in 2015, from five to three minutes to midnight The Doomsday Clock has lost one-half a minute, apparently at least partly…

Trump reax: ‘Doomsday Clock’ likely to be moved closer to midnight

Article Source: wattsupwiththat.com Watts Up With That? Press release: “DOOMSDAY CLOCK” ANNOUNCEMENT SET FOR JANUARY 26TH IN WASHINGTON, D.C. White House in Transition, US-Russia Relations, North Korean Ambitions, Iran Nuclear Deal, and Uncertain Fate of Climate Solutions Among the Factors Being Weighed. WASHINGTON, D.C. – NEWS ADVISORY – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will…

American Honey

Originally posted on ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES:
American Honey is one of those rare American movies that are so beautiful that even Shia LaBeouf couldn’t ruin it. I’m not exaggerating. It really is that good. In fact, Shia’s in it. And he’s really good. Really, really good. American Honey works neither in spite of or because…

On Lockdown with Shia LaBeouf #TAKEMEANYWHERE

Originally posted on Susie Lindau's Wild Ride:
? Shia LaBeouf and I hung out last Sunday. The afternoon stretched to more than three hours when two shootings occurred right outside the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. I thought it was some rude person tapping on the wall. Nope. Police crime taped the area and…

Wine News and Updates

Originally posted on Talk-A-Vino:
As you know, I generally like to share the interesting wine world information which I come across, so below are few of such tidbits. Let me start with something a bit unusual. Generally we don’t mix beer and wine. However, some innovative winemakers started experimenting with adding hops to their wines…

Surviving America

Originally posted on backpackstory:
In December 2015, Donald Trump, the nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in 2016 made a tendentious statement after US citizen Rizwan Farook and his Pakistani wife Tashfeen Malik murdered 14 people in San Bernardino on December 2, 2015. He said that he will do the “Total and complete shutdown of Muslims…

Stalked in America

Article Source: alexischateau.com Alexis Chateau Experts say that social media has poisoned my generation. Yet, when I was in college, Twitter and I had a very healthy relationship. Twitter stayed up with me all those late nights that I spent working on projects. It entertained me during calculus class, so I didn’t fall asleep. And when…

How to Truly Make America Great Again

Originally posted on idealisticrebel:
Many people are calling for us to give Trump a chance; to not condemn him for what he said on the campaign trail, and for what he’s done since he won the election:  for the Twitter rants and for the nominations he’s made, appointing people who seem both unqualified for the…

Seriously America?

Originally posted on My thoughts on a page.:
I usually don’t believe in discussing politics in public as it only drives a wedge between people but I am compelled to express my opinion on last nights results. Really America, what were you thinking? You cannot say you are not racist, when you vote for a…

America the Beautiful

Originally posted on Friendly Fairy Tales:
? Shoulder to shoulder with people determined to be heard, holding up signs in weary arms, speaking in twitter-like tweets to a man who cannot turn his back and ignore millions around the country and around the world. No one can expect to be heard if he will not listen.…

A long farewell to Edinburgh

Originally posted on Tootlepedal's Blog:
Today’s guest picture shows the pretty church at Cavers which my neighbour Gavin passed while on a walk in the country near Hawick. I had a well organised day today with a sting in the tail. The morning started with a view of the feeder… Several chaffinches appeared …which…

My Sunday Photo: Less a bitter pill, more a sweet tablet

Slouching towards Thatcham Toby has been asking for a tablet of his own ever since we gave Isaac one for his seventh birthday. We told him he could have one when he turned seven. 25 months later, the day arrived. On Thursday, Toby ceased being a six-year-old and finally turned seven. For over two years…

My Dada Baby

Originally posted on iscribbledblog:
I wake up to the sound of your voice Every morning, prepare your feed and Fall asleep again with your arms Wrapped around me and your breath Warm against my cheek. You open your big round eyes and say, Amma, I’ll stay with you the whole day, Please don’t go to…

Baby Talk

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
I have a very small family of four, just consisting of my mum, two younger sisters and I, with no extended relatives. To say that relationships have been strained over the years is an understatement, but I’m pleased that over more recent times we’ve been able to repair our connections…

Baby Food

Originally posted on joeyfullystated:
For as long as Moo has been eating table food, I’ve admonished the other children, “Don’t take food from the baby!” Little Moo was underweight, so this “Don’t take food from the baby!” phrase had been well, crucial. I had enough trouble with the criticism of pediatric nurses, I didn’t wanna hafta say…

Day 164: The Man and the Holiday Survival Guide; ‘Relax’

Originally posted on Single Guy Says:
First and foremost, we have to remember that the holidays are supposed to be fun. Don’t you remember what it was like waiting for Christmas as a kid? I can recall excitedly watching the houses all put up Christmas decorations and counting reindeer lights whenever we drove anywhere. I…

Happy Holiday!

Originally posted on Edith Levy Photography:
Not your traditional holiday image but I thought I’d spread a little light and warmth all around (and I’m sure that somewhere on the other side of the world someone is enjoying the beach 🙂 ) My friends…whether you’re celebrating Hannukah or Christmas or Kwanzaa or any other holiday…

Nubble Lighthouse Holiday Lights (York, ME)

Originally posted on New England Nomad:
? Dates Of Event: November 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017 (photos are from my visit on December 10, 2016) Location: 11 Sohier Pard Rd, York, ME Hours: from dusk (roughly 4:30 EST) until midnight Cost: Free Parking: There is a parking area for about 20-30 vehicles and adeparate…

Holiday Explosion Cookies

Originally posted on Joann's Food For Thought:
Okay, technically these are my Holiday Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies. But they are amped up to be even more festive and more chocolatey. How can you resist three types of chocolate chips, sweet cranberries, holiday M&M’s and holiday sprinkles?! I know I can’t. Make a batch of these…

Share Your World – Favourite Holiday Edition

Originally posted on The Life and Travels of Mrs Suvi:
Yay, Christmas is almost here! I had hoped Cee would have some Christmas questions for this week’s Share Your World. As her blog’s challenges are for everyone, whatever their beliefs, she cleverly made the questions generic. Lucky for me, Christmas can be incorporated into the answers. What…

Simple Holiday Nail Art Tutorial

Originally posted on Polished by Amy:
Hi loves! As promised, here is a super easy beginner nail art tutorial perfect for the holidays! Today I’ll be showing you how to achieve a Christmas tree design using only two colors. The best part about this look is it only take a couple minutes to complete. I…

Joyful Holiday

Originally posted on Angelart Star:
☆☆☆ Tanka ☆☆☆ Joyful holiday under magical constellation Gorgeous bright girl dreams eternal fantastic kingdom Smiling innocent heart with happiness Immortal soul forgets sorrow by beautiful hymn Blue planet shines for golden everlasting love

Lifestyle Update – “HOLIDAY”

Hello lovelies, I’m going on a four weeks holiday tomorrow and so, I’ll be inactive on the blog side but I’ll keep you updated on Twitter and Instagram whenever possible. Have a wonderful August all!

Magic Mountain In The Sky

Originally posted on Bipolar For Life:
The lights of Tucson glow behind the mountain, glowing a silhouette, casting an ominous glow across the clouds.  How can I not be enchanted? At first I was not in love with this harsh desert landscape.  Everything is stark, hard-edged.  Everything has spines, or bites!  Life in the desert…

When Nothing Goes Right . . . Go Left

Originally posted on Spirit Lights The Way:
Food “I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.” “Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions.  Chocolate understands.” “I think my soul mate might be carbs.” “I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food!” ? Relationships “Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.”  ~…

Back against the wall

Originally posted on Not So SAHM:
I found another great wall in the downtown Fayetteville area. My girls have always been willing subjects, and you can tell my youngest was striking a pose. On another note, I have ten more days of the year-long challenge! I started on 01 Feb 2016 editing a picture a…

Tips For Publishing Chapbooks by Susan Rich

Originally posted on Trish Hopkinson:
This excellent article by Susan Rich provides insights and tips on how to best present your chapbook to presses and contests. The article includes ten well-described tips from her personal editing experience, including: Persistence. Persistence. Persistence. Follow the Rules Create a Theme that Provides Coherence Ordering your Manuscript is an…

Mirror

Originally posted on Eyes + Words:
Written by Jacob Ibrag Hard to rest knowing I’m not this person you’re so used to sleeping with. Forced insomnia, I’m livid for not remembering. Getting out of bed, I gravitate towards history’s imprints. Trying to use old photos as notes, doing everything I can to match his description. Yet I’m not…

What Belongs to Us

Originally posted on Wish I Were Here:
Kutná Hora, Czech Republic – September 2016 After the worms had done their work, the half-blind monk cleaned and polished the bones, and then stacked them into neat pyramids. Day after day. It was his life’s work. More than 40,000 bodies, mostly victims of the Black Death and…

5 Travel Destinations on my 2017 List

ArticleSource: alexischateau.com Alexis Chateau The year has only just begun, but I’ve spent quite a bit of time already thinking of places I want to visit. I have four days away from a traditional office each week, and I plan to make the absolute best of it! Europe, Australia, and South Africa rank pretty high on…

Eight Years Later… #KidLit

Originally posted on The Misfortune Of Knowing:
Eight years ago, my twins and I watched President Barack Obama take the oath of office. My daughters were only a year old. Today, they are nine, and none of us will watch the inauguration of President Obama’s successor. Instead, when they come home from school, we will…

A View from the Hill (2 iPhone photos)

Originally posted on Laura Macky Photography:
We have so many hills around here which make hiking a challenge sometimes….wait…a lot of the times.   Seems the good things in life never come easy!   If we have intent we can do almost anything! Looking across the valley I had a sense of accomplishment.  I wanted…

5 Reasons To Visit Kerala, India

Originally posted on My Food Odyssey:
India has been on my bucket list for many years, primarily as a food destination. I watched Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsay travel around India in search of authentic Indian dishes. I was enchanted by the diversity of both the food and the landscape. I felt I would never…

January 3 – And Then He Died

Originally posted on THE RIVER WALK:
The previous “interruption” post is geographically sensitive and only available for my regular readers. If that is you, I desperately do want you to see it. So please email me bj@tworiversassembly.com with a request and your wordpress/gravatar name and I will send that password back to you. …and then…

fall falls

Originally posted on rutakintome pictures:
Taken at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby Illinois. The overwhelming geographical feature of the midwest plains is: flat! So, I never get tired of hiking the caverns, paths, and waterfalls of Starved Rock. Hope you can see it some day!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny- Praying Mantis

Originally posted on TourwithBrielle:
When I saw this Praying Mantis, I couldn’t resist a photo. It?intensely followed my every move, slowly turning its head to watch me. I was fascinated by this tiny creature. The way it watched me was almost human-like. It turns out that?the Praying Mantis?vision?is very similar to that of humans, and…

Ken: National Geographic Photographer

Originally posted on Richard Tommy Campion – Photographer:
I the Antarctic Peninsular I had the wonderful pleasure of standing shoulder to shoulder shooting pictures with National Geographic photographer, Ken Garrett – a gentle and unassuming man. In a career spanning 40 years Ken has photographed more than 60 feature stories for National Geographic and National…

why race doesn’t exist, but racism does

Originally posted on The Honking Goose:
Race is a mental construct. It is not real. People originating from different locations on the globe look different. They have different physical characteristics. That is real. However, there are no geographic or genetic delineations between “races” of people. Furthermore, those physical characteristics do not in any way determine…

An Incredible Foodie Evening at Dewsall Court with Ping Coombes

Originally posted on Suzie Speaks:
Those of you who follow the blog regularly will know just how much I love good food, so I was absolutely delighted when The Bloke and I received an invitation to a dinner party at Dewsall Court, with the menu designed and created by the Masterchef 2014 winner, Ping Coombes.…

Top Ten Tuesday: Foodie Facts About Me

Originally posted on Nut Free Nerd:
Happy Tuesday! I feel as though I’ve been straying from the bookish path a lot recently with my Top Ten Tuesday posts, but it’s fun to switch things up every now and then. I’ve mentioned some bookish facts about me in many tags and award posts before, so I…

Foodie Adventure #4

Originally posted on Lulu's Musings:
For the fourth time, the hubby and I have joined Chef Michael Salmon for a Foodie Adventure, this time in southern Sicily.  Now, before sharing bits of the adventure with you I’ll answer the question I’ve been asked again and again: What is a Foodie Adventure? The simple answer is…

5 introvert travel tips

Originally posted on welcome to my little piece of quiet:
I have an upcoming trip to Ireland and Scotland in the next few weeks and I’m so excited. Both countries are part of my heritage and both are on my bucket list. Though I’ve travelled extensively throughout North America, this will be my first foray…

Travel Tips for Rarotonga

Originally posted on Embrace the Endless Ocean:
Hi everyone, I thought I’d write a post about general travel tips, since I see them everywhere, and I haven’t really written one before! My tips for Rarotonga, Cook Islands Respect the local culture I know this sounds really obvious, but it includes small things as well as…

The Crime of Being a Local Traveler in Sri Lanka

Originally posted on NAT N ZIN:
We started this blog – and our Instagram (well, that was the first) as a hobby. A passion. “Hey, what about posting nine photos under one theme? Nine bicycles? Nine cakes? Nine kids? Nine everythingggg,” That was Nathan. “We ain’t gonna have nine photos of every this and that,…

Moonlight Traveler

ARTICLE SOURCE: ronmayhewphotography.wordpress.com Ron Mayhew Freedom, as I have mentioned before, is my most cherished possession. Especially freedom to travel, to explore, to seek new horizons. When I travel, I open my mind, my eyes and my heart to better understand this incredibly fascinating world I live in. Travel enables me to be more tolerant of…

10 Gifts Every Female Traveler Should Have!

Originally posted on California Globetrotter:
I can’t believe I’m about to say this but today is Thanksgiving and you know what that means! Tomorrow is Black Friday and it’s time to officially start your Christmas shopping, if you haven’t already! Goodness, where the heck did 2016 go!? I still feel like it was yesterday Hans…

The Sunday Traveler ~ Meditation on Molokai

Originally posted on AngelineM's Blog:
Travel can be filled with energy and fast movement; it can also be peaceful and slow. The Sunday Traveler needed the peaceful and slow this last September, and chose the Hawaiian island of Molokai for that very reason. There was no disappointment. Days were filled with sitting on the…

Graceful Girl

Originally posted on Small talk on photography:
I have always my camera with me…so, when I saw this pretty girl, I asked her to pose for me. She was reading a book and I liked the light on her face ( the light was reflected by the white pages of the book ). I hope…

10 Things To Do in Montpellier, France

Originally posted on GoTravelGlobal:
When you think France you automatically think love and Paris. That’s pity – not the love part but that only city we let define our image of France is its capital. I love Paris and its cultural touristy things but there is a lot more to see in this huge European…

Two Roses

Originally posted on Untangled:
Two roses stand strong within their protective thorns. Entwined by years of friendship  they share secrets, thoughts, laughter and tears. They sway with the whispering breeze as they bloom and grow. Mesmerizing all with the wisdom of their ageless beauty.  ©Alexis Rose; image: pexels.com ? Thank you for reading my memoir, Untangled, A…