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Facts About Kolkata: City of Joy, Love, Heritage, Literature and Culture

Kolkata city of Joy and also the capital city of West Bengal are famously known for its diverse history and cultural inheritance. People of Kolkata are deeply evident in their food, architecture, culture and people. Kolkata which was formerly known as Calcutta city, once the capital of British India. It is one of India’s largest and metropolitan cities and one of its major ports. The city is situated on the east bank of the River Hooghly, once the main flow of the river Ganga; it’s about 96 miles upstream from the head of the Bay of Bengal, there the port city developed as a point of transhipment from water to land and from river to sea. The city’s former name was Calcutta which was given by British or the East India Company, Calcutta is an Anglicized version of the Bengali name Kolkata. According to some, Kolkata is described from the Bengali word Kalikshetra, which meaning stands for “The Ground of the goddess Kali.” Few people states that city’s name derives from the location of its…

Black Lives Matter

After watching at least one Hollywood movie We must have had that " oh I wish I was born in America '' thought. As Indian we always dream of going to foreign and living there for a while because they are too tired of our country's scenario. Crowded and uncivilised right? Don't deny it. We all have this in our mind once in a while. If we're given a ticket abroad, we will leave our country in a heartbeat.

Alas! Everything afar looks beautiful. If only we knew the truth of these Countries, we dream to be part of. The sad truth of America is Racism. To be honest, which country is not racist anymore. Western people are racist to middle Eastern and Asian people. In Asia, Southern Asian are racists for eastern and south eastern Asian and vice versa. We all are racist at some point but the level toxicity regarding skin colour in America is on another level.
Last Monday, George Floyd a 46-year-old African American man was killed by a white police officer while he was re…

Nothing like Anime

Tired of cartoons and animation. Well, here's something else that you could try to keep yourself entertained during this quarantined life of yours. For all the Anime fans and the beginners, here's something you'd love to watch and I'm sure you won't be bored of. Taking a look at a few Anime series that could keep you interested in fantasy and love and drama with action is an all-rounder package. Let's take a look at a few of these series:
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
The advent of this series back in 2019, kept all the viewers surprised with suspense every moment of the episodes of this anime. This series was adapted into an anime from the manga by Koyoharu Gotoge. It was serialised in the Weekly Shonen Jump of 2016. Set in the Taisho period (1912-1926) in Japan where demons exist with humans. The story's main character, Tanjiro Kamado decides to become the demon Slayer on account of having found his parents killed by the attack of demons. And his only sist…

MUSIC FOR ANXIETY

Once in a while you simply need music that mitigates your spirit. That takes your psyche to a better place than where it is at the present time. Melodies to quiet you down, that need no words to represent your sentiments. Melodies that state all that you need to state yet can't.
It's been recorded that music can mitigate nervousness and lessen torment. Which doesn't astonish me at all since it's the one thing that never neglects to change my state of mind.
Here are 7 of my main tunes to quiet you down when you're on edge, that assist me with traversing distressing days and help me rest when my brain is staying at work past 40 hours
HAMMOCK- TAPE RECORDER
This band takes me some place I can't depict, each time I hear their music. I would truly prescribe tuning in to them when you're feeling down, or confined, or needing a little inspiration. Their melodies resemble craving for new experiences for your ears.
MAZZY STAR- FADE INTO YOU
Such a significant number o…

INDIA– NEPAL KALAPANI DISPUTE: AN OVERVIEW

Besides the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan which has free movements of people and goods with India, Nepal is the second country which shares the same privileged relation with Union of India. The India – Nepal Treaty of peace and Friendship of 1950 signed between the Government of India and Government of Nepal brings both the countries to close strategic relationship. The treaty also allows free movements of people and goods between the two nations. The treaty gives especial privilege to the Government of Nepal to have free access to import, from or through the territory of India, including defence equipments and warlike stores under Article 5 of Indo – Nepal Treaty of 1950. India and Nepal also share especial relation under Tripartite Agreement of 1947 between India, Nepal and Britain, and under the agreement six Gorkha Regiments of erstwhile British Indian Army joined the Indian Army.  Gorkhas of Nepal domicile are working in different regiments of the Indian army till today.

Regardless…

How T o Make Fruit Custard At home?

Who doesn’t love to have desserts! Almost all of us.
But at the same time, we are concerned about the high calorie intake from it. Though, when it comes to fruit custard you can have it without any hesitation and without caring about the intake of calorie, because, it is a low-calorie dessert and on the same hand also easy to make. And the best part is, in this dessert we can replace the regular sugar with an artificial sweetener. And, unlike other custards it also contains a lot of antioxidants due to the fruits present in it.
Here come two recipes to make your favourite custards:
1)     MANGO CUSTARD
•    Add 2 cups of milk in a pot and stir and boil, but make sure to not burn it.
•    On the other hand, take a pan, add 3tbsp of custard powder, ¼ th cup of cold milk, and stir well to have no lumps.
•    Then, add this mixture to the milk in the pot (keep stirring while pouring) and keep stirring to form a smooth mixture.
•    Next, add 1/4th cup of sugar in the mixture and stir well, ti…

Most Haunted Places Of The World

Chateau de Bris sac, Mainer Loire, France
The ‘Giant of the Loire Valley’  is the highest castle in France boasting seven floors, 204 rooms, numerous portrait galleries, and a private opera house which seats about 200 people. It was a fort built by the Counts of Anjou in late 11th Century and King Louis XIII established by in 1621. The most active is La Dame Vertex, The Green Lady, who was apparently the illegitimate child of King Charles the VII and was later murdered by her husband in the château in the 15th century after he caught her having an affair.  She has often seen in the tower rooms of the chapel, wearing her old green long dress, with gaping holes where her eyes and nose. When not startling guests by her appearance she can be heard everywhere murmuring around the castle. The château is one of the popular hotel that hosts special events such as a Christmas and tastings of the well-regarded wines, produced from its own vineyards.
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India
Arguably the gra…

5 Types of Journals You Can Start Keeping Today

Have you run out of ideas of what to do in this Quarantine break? trust me I have a run out of everything to do in this last moment emergency break. I have been constantly Reading articles and searching all over the internet about what I can do in a house with limited and available supplies. I have tried cooking, accepted every possible kind of challenge of interest, I tried learning an instrument which I failed miserably and I also illegally downloaded some PDFs of the latest popular books(sorry). Now we are in lockdown 4 and slowly steadily it looks like we are running out of things to do or maybe at this point we are too bored. So, I came across a very simple and easy thing to do that doesn't require anything more than a pen and paper and maybe some colours. I know there must be some colour pencil or sketch pens laying around in your house. Don't lie, I know it's there somewhere.
I am talking about journaling. It’s the same as diary keeping but more attractive and creati…

The Sweetness of Knowing Nothing

The Italian phrase, Dolce far Niente. Let us take a look at how you want to experience doing nothing in 7 such ways;
The very first idea would be to DISCONNECT! Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp or even Twitter aren't Dolce far Niente. Addictive social media can really drain your energy and waste your time. The "sweetness of doing nothing" is the polar opposite. If disconnecting for a day sounds like an impossible task, start by taking baby steps. Turn your devices off every day at night at least an hour or two early before going to bed. Or enjoy your cup of coffee in the morning without switching your phone on.
Secondly, please GET RID OF YOUR GUILT. We live in a world full of people planning, producing and consuming. Generally, when we tend to follow the same footsteps, we start measuring our success by how much we got through and how much we accomplished. Getting rid of your guilt about your incomplete "to-do list" and what you should be doing rather than what yo…

Hack your Diet with Egg Whites

If you are an athlete or someone who goes to gym and trains, if you care about optimizing the looks and function of your body, you already know how important a role your diet plays in your performance and progress in what ever goal you are trying to achieve. Now one food item that is staple in the diet many of us are eggs and egg whites, now egg whites are like super food when it comes to fitness and nutrition. Incorporating egg white into your diet will provide you with a lot of protein, which is crucial for building and preserving muscle mass and also egg whites are very low on calories with as it has vey less carbohydrates and fats, so if you someone who is carrying a few extra kgs, incorporating egg whites can help you loose those unwanted fat. Now your next question would be what if you eat the whole egg with the yolk, instead of only the white portion.  So there is nothing wrong with eating a whole egg actually nothing really beats a perfectly cooked sunny side up, eating one or…

MAKE UP PRODUCTS THAT GIRLS SHOULD SWEAR BY

Makeup is the new obsession among girls these days. Not for hiding ourselves, but for being creative and play with it. We do makeup, because we can. It’s not about hiding our insecurities or anything, it’s just that girls love to do makeup because it gives us a better confidence. There are a thousand of vloggers who have attained tremendous success by posting their makeup tutorials online.
But the problem being, most girls don’t know which are the basic make up products one should have for the basics. So, there are a few make up products which every girl should swear by.

1.    BB Creme: Many people might not know about this, but there are a lot of girls who do not prefer using foundation. Foundations give a very cakey look to your face and honestly, finding a light foundation is a myth. So, to save you from that, BB Creme is always at the rescue. BB Cremes are light weight, and can be used on a daily basis and are amazing for moisturizing your skin. The best part about a BB Creme is th…

5 Wattpad Stories You Will Love

Wattpad is an online reading site where you can read books written by aspiring writers and authors and can write a story of your own. It has Every genre you like, even fanfiction!!!
I think Every teenager had their " Wattpad addiction era" at some point of time. Even though the site is filled with fanfiction, I am somehow able to find books that deserve a shout-out for their excellent plot and unique ideas. These stories had more than 1 million views and above making them some of the popular reads. While some of them are free, few might have become paid stories now. C'mon We should support the newbie authors and encourage them to write more interesting stories.
So, these are few of my highly recommend stories from Wattpad you can check out for your quarantine read:
1.    Storm and silence
This is an amazing story that screams women empowerment! The story is based on 1900s England when women didn't even have the right to have their opinion let alone vote for election. Th…

The Deadliest Cyclone Amphan

Amphan is a super tropical cyclone that originated from the Bay of Bengal in May 2020. It is considered the first super cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal since the 1999 Odisha cyclone. It is a part of the North Indian Ocean Cyclone Season. The Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha, and the country of Bangladesh are speculated to be hit by Amphan as a ‘very severe cyclonic storm. This storm is of massive proportions that have thumped the coastal borders regions of India and Bangladesh, slinging heavy rains and gusts exceeding 100 mph when it made a huge landfall. Thailand provided the name of the cyclone – Amphan, which is also pronounced as ‘UM-PUN’.

After days of churning in the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan came ashore Wednesday afternoon local time on the north eastern coast of India with the strength of a Category 2 hurricane. The Amphan cyclone storm has diminished in excessive strength since its peak up on Monday, when its monster scale briefly earned the India Meteorological…

10 simple things that will make you happy

With our work pressure. Studying from home. Assignments that are never ending. Try finding time for yourself. It's a way to live yourself even more than how much you already do. Here are a few things you could do, that will increase the happiness quotient in your life:

Exercise - "The Seven Minute" workout indeed is quite helpful. Loosening up and working that extra muscle to feel good and sweat it out, does make one more confident and fit inside and out. It's very similar to meditation and yoga. Releases mental stress and pressure only to make you feel good about it.

Sleep - They say the more you sleep, the less sensitive you'll be to negative emotions. Overthinking, throwing a tantrum, becoming cranky and over-excessing everything in your life will be of no use unless you get a grip and sleep it off. 8 hours of sleep a day, no matter how much we tend to disagree with, is something most of us should indulge in. Keeps you functioning in the healthiest way possible…