Sunday, January 31, 2016

Places to Visit in Hyderabad:(Part-3)- Hyderabad #Navigation

Hyderabad is one of the most easily accessible cities in India. Hyderabad is well connected with an excellent network of rail, road, and air transport. You can reach the Hyderabad effortlessly from any part of the world as it has two airports, separately for international and domestic flights.

You can read my previous blogs to know the tourist destination of Hyderabad here and here!

Few more must visit places of Hyderabad are Shilparamam, Hitech City, Hussainsagar Lake, Shamirpet, Mount Opera, Ocean Park, Snow World, Hyderabad Pearls.

Shilparamam: Shilparamam is known as The Arts and Crafts Village of Hyderabad. It is 30 acre village, which showcases arts and crafts of the country. Shilparamam is the place where it hosts annual bazaars, where artists all over the country exhibit their talent.

Hitech City: It is one of the modern monuments of trade and technology. It is the pride of Hyderabad. It is in Cyberabad, outskirts of Hyderabad. You can say it is Hyderabad’s Information Technology destination of the world. Cyber Towers is the main attraction of Hitech City.

Hussainsagar Lake: Here is where the World’s tallest monolithic statues of the Buddha stands on the “Rock of Gibraltar”, in the middle of Hussainsagar lake. NTR Gardens, Necklace Road, Tank Bund, Prasads Multiplex, Lumbini Park, Sanjeevaiah Park are the surrounding marvellous entertainment options of Hussainsagar lake. Here one can enjoy boating and watersports

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Shamirpet: Shamirpet is another most beautiful place to visit in Hyderabad. It has the beautiful lake and a deep park. If you are planning for picnic in Hyderabad, then it is the best place to hangout. Telangana tourism offer a comfortable cottage facilities for accommodation at Shamirpet.

Ocean Park: If you love water amusement park then you must visit Ocean park, it is the wonderful water theme amusement park, which matches the international standards. Visit Ocean Park and Discover The Magic!

Snow World: It is the fun filled snow destination in Hyderabad. It has that snow clad environment, which will freeze you with fun and splendor. It is situated near the historic heritage sites such as “Hussain Sagar Lake” and the “Indira Park”.

Hyderabad Pearls: We all know that east or west Hyderabad Pearls are the best. There is a village called Chandanpet just outside of Hyderabad, where you can get the world class original peals. The entire village is busy in the delicate art of drilling pearls. This village people, I would like to call them as artists have practiced for generations, in making Hyderabad as one of the largest Pearl drilling centres in India.

I am pretty sure that, if you visit Hyderabad, you are never going to miss the opportunity to buy world famous Hyderabad’s Original Pearls!! Am I right? Comment below!
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Places to Visit in Hyderabad:(Part-2)- Hyderabad #Navigation

In Hyderabad, one can experience the artful confluence of traditional as well as contemporary. In Hyderabad, you can relish the culinary delights of the city like Hyderabadi Dum Biryani. The city still represents the lavish lifestyle of Nizams.
Here are the few splendid palaces and forts to visit in Hyderabad.
Golconda Fort: Golconda Fort is considered to be one of the most famous forts in India. It is called as “Golconda” because in Telugu Golla means Shepherd and Conda means Hill. Golconda in Telugu means “Shepherd’s Hill”. It is the must visit place in Hyderabad.

Sound and light show at Golconda fort is the must watch show of the evening. Golconda fort’s glorious past is narrated during this sound and light show. The matchless sound and light show takes you right back in times of Nizams.

Qutub Shahi Tombs: The tombs of the legendary Qutub Shahi kings lie about a kilometre away from Banjara Darwaza of the Golconda Fort. Qutub Shahi Tombs built by the Qutub Shahis. It is the oldest historical monuments in Hyderabad. You should visit this place because tombs are built not only in Persian and Pathan architecture but also in Hindu styles. The tombs are made up of gray granite, with stucco ornamentation.

Birla Mandir: It is the famous Venkateshwara temple in Hyderabad. The entire temple is made up of white marble. The idol of Lord Venkateshwara in this temple is the replica of Tirumala Tirupati Temple.

Birla Planetarium: No matter you are kid, teenager, or an adult you must visit Birla Planetarium. It is known as India’s most modern planetarium. It is known as first of its kind in the country. Birla Planetarium is equipped with advanced technology from Japan. It is built on Naubat Pahad, which is adjacent to Kala Pahad. This Science Museum stands as a testimony to the advancement achieved by Science and Technology.

Salar Jung Museum: This museum is known as the biggest one-man collections of antiques of the world by Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, Salar Jung lll. This museum has the biggest collection of Persian carpets, Moghal miniatures, Chinese porcelain, Japanese lacquerware, renowned statues including the Veiled Rebecca and Marguerite and Mephistopheles, a wonderful collection of jade, daggers belonging to Queen Noor Jahan and the Emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb’s sword and many other fabulous items.  

Nehru Zoological Park: If you are nature lover, then Nehru Zoological Park is the must visit. This park is widespread in 300 lush green acres. Nehru Zoological Park has more than 250 species of animals and birds. 

The speciality of this park is they are kept in condition as close to their natural habits. You can say, this is the first zoo to create moated enclosures for animals. The added attractions of this park are The Lion Safari Park, Natural History Museum and Children’s Train.

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Places to Visit in Hyderabad- Hyderabad #Navigation

The wonderful journey to Hyderabad takes you to its most exhilarating destination of South India. Hyderabad is popularly known as the city of Nizams. Hyderabad is the city of Biryani and the city of Irani Chai. Hyderabad is the city of smiles and happiness. Hyderabad’s lakes, gardens, bazaars make you fall in love with this city. Hyderabad gives ample reasons to explore this city at the fullest.

Some of the major tourist destinations of Hyderabad are:
Charminar, Ramoji Film City, Prasads i Max, Mecca Masjid, Laad Baazar, Golconda Fort, Sound & Light Show at Golconda Fort, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Birla Mandir, Birla Planetarium, Salar Jung Museum, Nehru Zoological Park, Shilparamam, Hitech City, Hussainsagar Lake, Shamirpet, Mount Opera, Ocean Park, Snow World, Hyderabad Pearls.

Charminar- Charminar is known as LANDMARK OF HYDERABAD. It is the signature of Hyderabad and you can compare this with Agra’s Taj Mahal or Paris’s the Eiffel Tower. In 1591 at the centre of the original city, Mohammed Quli Qutub has built the Charminar. It has the four graceful minarets, 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it.

Ramoji Film City- You can say Ramoji Film City is a Tourist’s Delight. It is the tribute to the magic of cinema. Ramoji Film City is the dream destination for entertainment and relaxation. Everyday thousands of tourists from all over the world visit it. Ramoji Film City is the dream project of Sri Ramoji Rao, and it is spread over 2,500 acres. You can say it is India’s fastest growing tourism destinations.

Mecca Masjid- This Masjid is called as Mecca Masjid because the bricks were brought from Mecca to build this Masjid. One must visit this Masjid if you are in Hyderabad.

(Image Source- Wikipedia)
Laad Baazar- Are you a shopohlic? do you think your trip is incomplete without shopping? Are you in love with pearls? or are you looking for stunning Bangles? Are you looking for Bridal wear?  If Yes!, then one stop solution for your all shopping needs is LAAD BAAZAR!!! Laad Baazar is famous, colourful shopping centre near Charminar. You can get awesome Bridal wear, Pearls, the traditional Hyderabadi glass and stone studded bangles and what not. It is a must visit place for girls.

Chor Baazar- Yes, there is Baazar in Hyderabad called as Chor Baazar, where you can buy from antique pins to car spare parts at affordable price. This baazar not only has a section for clothes but also has fashion antiques, where you can go crazy. You can compare this Chor Baazar to “Treasure Box”, because you can never predict what you can get the cheapest rate possible. So, if you are in Hyderabad, never forget to visit this Baazar!.

If you have already visited Hyderabad, do let me know, which is your favorite destination in Hyderabad. Do tell me in the comment section below!!!
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Bajirao Mastani-Movie, #Music, Magic

There was a time when people used to considered that classical music has no place in Bollywood movies made for the mass audience. It was a blind belief that only class audiences enjoy this kind of music but not all level of audience. However, singers like

It was believed that the masses would not enjoy the details involved in classical music while watching movies on the big screen. However, singers like Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Mehdi Hassan, Jagjit Singh and Pankaj Udhas have successfully familiarized Hindi Ghazals among the masses through their wonderful performances in Hindi movies.

Before it was “tadap tadap ke” from “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” and now recently released it is “Mohe Rang Do Laal” from Bajirao Mastani, every film Sanjay Leela Bhansali does, has magic in his Music.

It is always a little more than interesting, when it comes Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Music. Bajirao Mastani movie totally has ten awesome songs namely Deewani Mastani, Aayat, Malhari, Mohe Rang Do Laal, Albela Sajan, Ab Tohe Jane Na Doongi, Pinga, Aaj Ibaadat, Fitoori and Gajanana.

(Image Source: Bajirao Mastani)

After listening to the songs audience have always waited for the Bajirao Mastani movie to release. Not only the music but also movie has the excellent dress codes for Bajirao, Mastani and Kashi Bai, which has added to the legend’s full of life concept. The music, colors, shining effects gives us entry to the new advent world.  

There would be no much words to say, when you start listening to the music of Bajirao Mastani songs, because music has always been to its best in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s all the movies. For this movie he himself directed the music. He creates the magic in this movie with his music. I have no words to say rather than WOW, What a music!!!

My personal favourite song in this movie is Mohe rang do laal. This song is  on repeat mode on my phone!!!.  After hearing the songs I was always waiting for the Bajirao Mastani movie to release. The movie has the excellent dress codes for all, costume have added to the legend’s full of life concept to the movie. The colours, shining effect, beautiful ladies, creates a magic onscreen.

I have no words to say about songs, when you start listening to the Bajirao Mastani movie songs, your ears would not want to miss any of the beat that has been beautifully composed by the music director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali creates the music world, he makes sure that every single beat of his song delivery has to be effective enough to be fall in love with the song. By the way, which is your favourite song in this movie? Do let me know!!!

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Turn Your Good Mornings into Gold Mornings with #Colgate360GoldMornings

“Everyone has highs and lows that they have to learn from, but every morning I start off with a good head on my shoulders, saying to myself, 'It's going to be not only good but also gold morning!”

As we all know morning is considered as the best time to plan your day as morning brings the freshness, it is a moment of peace as there is no stress and tension. If your morning is good, you can prepare yourself and feel great all the day.

If you ask me how to turn your good morning to gold mornings, do one thing wake up early like at 5 am in the morning take a transparent glass water bottle, cover it with yellow transparent plastic or you can prefer yellow bottle, fill the bottle with water and drop a small piece of GOLD into the bottle. Keep the bottle to directly sunlight. After one hour drink this sun charged water with empty stomach (Do not forget to brush your teeth at night with Colgate 360 degree Charcoal Gold) and never forget to brush in the morning. As brushing can turn your good mornings to gold morning.

Drinking sun charged gold water has numerous health benefits and it is a great way to charge your body. It makes you body relaxed and invigorated. It is the great way to get energized for a day ahead.

Another best way to turn your good morning to gold morning is YOGA. Practising yoga in the morning can work wonders for you. Early morning yoga makes you feel relaxed, stress free and you can maintain a positive personality. Yoga is beneficial for all age groups to turn our good mornings to gold mornings. It helps in keeping our mind and body calm for an entire day.

Yoga is based on the foundation of spirituality, breathing, balance, and mindfulness. When it comes to benefits of yoga in the morning are, morning yoga will encourage you to get the energy you need. Yoga sets fresh breath for the day as Colgate does. Morning yoga will calm your body and through asanas throughout your day.

Yoga should be practised in the morning or in the evening least 20 minutes. All the yoga poses and asanas must be done perfectly and correctly to get positive results. Drinking sun charged gold water can also works wonder for all.

The best way to turn your good morning to gold morning is brushing, brush your teeth with #Colgate360GoldMornings, it will bring the freshness and brings the oral health for the rest of the day. To reap the benefits of #Colgate360GoldMornings, you should brush your teeth twice in a day, morning and before going to bed at night.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Impact of NanoHealth in Nagaraja Rao’s Life!!!

I am Nagaraja Rao, I am 58 years old, retired from private sector employment last year. I have Diabetes for the last 10 years. My wife, Jayalaxmi is also Diabetic, diagnosed 3 years ago. We live in Borabanda.

Few months ago, we heard from a neighbour that NanoHealth has started operations in our area. We had read about the company and its good work from the papers, so we were happy to welcome Jyotsna, the NanoHealth Saathi in our area, when she came home for the initial screening.

We went through the blood sugar tests that Jyotsna did at home for us. We were shocked to find out that though my Diabetes was under control, Jaya had very high blood sugar! We panicked. Well, it was probably because we had not been regular with our diet. May be we had not taken all  medicines. Yes, we had also not seen our doctor for quite some time. The problem with the doctor was that he was rarely available and we had to wait for a long time in his clinic before it would be our turn. We did not know any other doctors in the neighbourhood.

But really why us? Why should we be suffering so much in our old age! We were aghast. But having Jyotsna by our side really helped. The one sentence which Jyotsna said to me I will never forget: “Change your lifestyle Sir!”. I knew what that meant!

                                                (Image source- NanoHealth)

Jyotsna suggested that we go for another test next morning, and then she would suggest a good doctor in the neighbourhood.

With the results of these tests, Jyothsna took us to a doctor in the locality, Dr Uday Kiran. We hardly had to wait there as the doctor knew Jyothsna well. The doctor was very comforting and changed the medicines for both me and my wife. He counselled us on the lifestyle changes that we needed to make including diet and exercise.

What is more, we got a discount from the doctor on his consultation fees and from the pharmacy as well, both because we were now NanoHealth patients.

We both enrolled ourselves for the NanoSafe plan. As part of the plan, Jyothsna comes to our house every month. She records our blood pressure and blood sugar and compares this with the trend over the last few months. We also get a pill box and calendars to track our regular medicines intake.

Steadily we saw, Jaya’s sugar come under control. Through Jyothsna’s counselling we are also more aware about the disease and its effects. And we can now take control of our health better.
For all other patients I have a simple message : It is natural to feel scared when you are first diagnosed with Diabetes, but try to embrace this challenge. Getting screened and treated early will help you control the progress of the disease. And a service like NanoHealth can help you better take control of your own body and health.

This is what the impact of NanoHealth in my life!!!

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Bangle- It's #Fantastico

The clinking in her wrist dwells until the beating of her man’s heart. They are the circles of light tinted like those colours of rainbow, called BANGLESBangles are the joy of women that personifies them. It is a pleasure sound of togetherness for a women married.

        A bangle is a word derived from BUNGRI in Hindi. They are bands in circular shape worn around the arm or wrist for decoration. They are not flexible like bracelets. They are a whim to one’s hand.

       Bangles are considered as jewellery being a part of Indian tradition. For distinct occasions different bangles are used from metals to lac, glass to jade, rubber and plastic. Hyderabad and Pakistan are the world’s largest producers of this bewitching one. Materials like gold, silver, copper, wood, plastic, glass and ferrous metals are used. To make these look charming arti facts, paintings, embroidery and small hangings are done. Also a wide range like intricate handmade designs which includes studding with precious and semi-precious diamonds, gems, pearls are added. Clay material bangles called lac are the oldest, while rubber and plastic gives a trendy look when teens wear in their wrist now a day.  The value of a bangle depends on the rareness of a colour and its uniqueness. In contrast men also sometimes wear single ones called KADA or KARE.

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 Bangle- It's Fantastico. Yes! Bangle plays a significant role in Hindu traditions. It is observed that when a woman is bear armed without these bright bangles, and then it is to be considered as inauspicious for a married woman. It is a custom for a new bride among the South Asian women to wear glass bangles at her wedding and at the honeymoon. And then when the last bangle breaks, it portends the end of honeymoon. The absence of these bangles represents the state of melancholy of a woman while she enumerates the relationship that she used to share with her man.

                CHURA in Nepali, CHURI in Bengali, VALAIGHAL in Tamil, and GAJULU in Telugu are the words used for bangles in various languages, which is a traditional ornament and adds a fancy to the modern trends recently. Its wide designed range gives in numerous opportunities to choose among the alternatives for a women’s matching courtesy. A collection of antiquity bangles in a frame is an affordable luxury, which includes relieving plainness to their dressings’. There is always compassion for bangles which also depicts the culture. These win some bangles are like the dancing of the peacock with his coloured feathers opened. By interfering, Bangles have evolved a long way particularly at the South Asia and Arabian Peninsula, giving various types in shape, designs and colours summing up merit to the precious collections of ornaments by women. For whom jingling sound mesmerises and includes the elegance for her!
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