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Air Purifying Indoor Plants With Names

In the olden days there was no apartment culture in India and people used to grow flowering plants in front of their houses and a kitchen garden in the backyard. Presently more and more people are opting to stay in flats where there is space crunch and poor ventilation.
People living in apartments use fancy air filtration systems in their homes as air purifiers. However, there is an increasing trend of growing indoor / ornamental plants in the flats. Adding indoor potted plants help in beautifying the look of the home and also act as the best natural air purifiers.

Getting home these leafy friends is not a big thing but it involves time and needs regular maintenance in the right way. Big and spacious balconies in the flats is not essential for growing indoor plants but these plant just need a small living space inside the flat. Some of the indoor plants that can be grown and maintained effortlessly are:
Holy Basil In India Holy Basil is commonly known as Tulsi. Every Hindu home will …
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Back-To-School Preparation Tips For Parents

Come June, it's time for back-to-school in India after a month+ long summer vacation. It's the time when children ease out and enjoy freedom. Absolutely no hurrying to school and no restrictions. As the summer vacations come to an end parents need to prepare their children to get back to school. Children feel confident and competent when parents stay cool, optimistic and supportive. Though it is a bit challenging task for parents particularly for moms, a little pre-planning and organization would be helpful in preparing the child for getting back to school for a fresh start in the new academic year.
Most of the schools in India, particularly CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) schools in India, start the new academic session / year before summer vacation. Textbooks and notebooks are put for sale in a special counter in most of the schools after the promotion meeting. Here are some useful back-to-school tips for parents for a fresh start for the school reopening day: S…

Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary In Visakhapatnam

Eco-tourism is in fact traveling to a place where the natural surroundings are / environment is not disturbed by human activities. It focuses on the conservation of environment and sustains the well being of the local people. ITDC (Indian Tourism Development Corporation) is keen on developing places of eco-tourism in India.

Visakhapatnam is a naturally beautiful city in the east coast of north Andhra Pradesh. The city is famous for peacefulness and cleanliness. There are many tourist attractions in and around the city which are worth visiting. Kambalakonda is an eco-tourism park / sanctuary in Visakhapatnam.
About Kambalakonda Kambalakonda is an eco-tourism park in Visakhapatnam located close to the city limits. It is just opposite to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park on NH 5 (National Highway) towards Vizianagaram.

Kambaalakonda is a protected / reserve forest with rich green belt of hillocks on the Eastern Ghats. The rich flora and faun in the eco-tourism park provides a great learning …

Ancient Buddhist Sites In Visakhapatnam

The city of Visakhapatnam is on the eastern coast of north Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the fastest developing cities in India. There is no dearth for tourist attractions and beautiful beaches in Visakhapatnam aka Vizag. The smart city of Vizag is famous for its natural beauty.

Vizag is also one of the famous ancient Buddhist sites and Buddhist Complexes that were excavated in the recent past.
Buddhist sites in / near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh According to studies most of the Buddhist sites in Andhra Pradesh are located on the river banks and along the trade routes. The east coast of north Andhra Pradesh was used for maritime trade and in the ancient times Buddhism spread to other parts of the world through sea routes.

In the recent past, many ancient Buddhist sites had been excavated in / near Visakhapatnam most of which date back to the 3rd and 2nd century BCE (Before Current Era).

These excavations indicate that Buddhism flourished in this region during the ancient times. Most…

Home Tour Of A Cozy And Well Decorated Home In Bangalore

In my earlier posts, I had taken you on a virtual home tour to Mini Khajuria's flat and Vijay Kalia's (a senior citizen) flat in Bangalore. Today, I'm going to take you on a virtual home tour to one of a young, energetic and enthusiastic lady who is working in an IT company in Bangalore.

Anu Tiwari is a working woman and is a proud mother of two smart sons (Ansh - 4 yrs old and Aksh - 6 months old). In spite of her busy life, she is able to manage with home decor and gardening. She maintains a cute balcony garden in her flat with well decorated pots that enhance the beauty of balcony in her flat.

Let's go on a virtual tour and have a look at her beautifully illuminated living space enhanced with decorated items and indoor plants that are well placed and master bedroom.
The corner stand with indoor plants in beautiful shoe shaped porcelain pots reflects Anu's aesthetic sense and her creative way of decorating.

The small and cute toys of her son are well displayed a…

Home Tour Of A home With A Classic Touch And Ethnic Look

After a wonderful virtual home tour of Mini Khajuria's flat in an apartment in a gated community in Bengaluru, I have come up with yet another home tour. A home with a traditional / ethnic look which is completely designed by a home manager, who is a senior citizen, located in Bengaluru.

Normally, young home-makers are too enthusiastic in decorating their home and the middle aged home-makers too, are interested in home-decor but at times due to increased family responsibilities their interests are sidelined / suppressed as they don't think it as priority. As women grow older, they don't show much interest in home decor and are fully involved in taking care of the family.

But unlike many of the senior citizens, today I am going to introduce you to a senior citizen, had post-graduated and remained a home-maker or so to say a home manager for the past couple of decades. She has proved that age and family burden are not constraints for losing interesting in home decor.

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Virutual Home Tour Of Beautifully Decorated Flat In Bengaluru

Most of the Indian women love home decor. I too enjoy decorating my home particularly during festive occasions. Virtual home tours inspire home decor lovers and these help in giving them creative ideas too.

In this blog post, I'm going to share a virtual home tour and beautiful pics of a cozy home of Mini Khajuria that is well organized and beautifully decorated in a flat in an apartment in Bengaluru.

Mini Khajuria - a home-maker based at Bengaluru - says that Indian women are generally confined to homes and are not much into the fields of commerce and economy. Presently there is a change in the outlook of Indian women who are keen on becoming financially independent.

Many Indian women, particularly home-makers, are keen on becoming entrepreneurs. Mini Khajuria had to give up her career to look after her family and kids. She was keen on utilizing her free time in a productive way and she thus started experimenting with different techniques of home decor. She was motivated by her …

Best Beaches Of Andhra Pradesh

The coastline of Andhra Pradesh (A.P) is the 3rd longest one in India. The shoreline of A.P is a part of Coromandel Coast with the waters of Bay of Bengal, is located in the south-eastern part of the Indian peninsula.

The shoreline extends from Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district of North Andhra Pradesh bordering Odisha, to Tada in Nellore district of South Andhra Pradesh bordering Tamil Nadu. The coastline of A.P lies in the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East and West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore. Here are the details of some of the best beaches of Andhra Pradesh:
Beaches in Visakhapatnam DistrictVisakhapatnamis a treasure trove for beautiful and clean beaches.
Bheemili Beaches Bheemili aka Bheemunipatnam is a small fishing village located at a distance of 30 Km from Visakhapatnam, with historical significance. It remained an important Buddhist centre in the past and it is one of the major Dutch settlements during the 17th century CE (Curre…

Akshaya Tritiya - The Gold Rush Day For Hindus

Akshaya Tritiya - the Hindu festival popular for gold purchases in India. The festival is known by the name of Akshaya Tritiya in South India and Akha Teej in North India. It falls Vaisakha Suddha Tadiya day i.e. on the 3rd day after Amavasya in the Hindu month of Vaisakh.

The festival has gained popularity as a gold rush day in the recent past. Jewelry shops are heavily crowded with customers who make sentimental purchase of gold on this auspicious day. The shops lure the public with apparent discounts / special price offers.
Significance of Akshaya Tritiya There are no religious activities / pujas performed on this day unlike the other Indian Hindu festivals. Hindus consider it as an auspicious day mainly for purchasing gold items. Though there are few mythological significance of the festival connected to the earliest Yuga (Vedic time period) i.e. Satya or Krita Yuga, the most popular one is associated with Dwapara Yuga. It is believed that on this day in Dwapara Yuga, Surya Bhagw…

Details of various Sevas and Darshans in Tirumala

Venkatadri Samamsthanam Brahmande Nasti Kinchanah
Venkatesa Samo Devo Na Bhuto Na Bhavishyati
Tirumala - the abode of Lord Venkateswara is popularly known as 'Kaliyuga Vaikuntham'. Thousands of pilgrims visit the temple which peaks during festive times, vacation times and during annual Brahmotsavalu.

Pilgrims can book the tickets for the available darshans at the single window counter opposite to CRO (Central Reception Office) at Tirumala. To avoid long lines, pilgrims can also make online bookings for different sevas / dasrshans well in advance through TTD's (ttdsevaonline.com) official website. Register with a valid e-mail id to get the registration activation link for verification and activation. You can also complete verification through OTP (one time password) sent to your registered mobile.

You can also book the tickets at e-darshan counters in TTD Kalyana Mandapams in your place / city.

In view of helping the pilgrims / devotees of Lord Venkateswara, I have provided …