A layman’s guide to dreams

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The Wikipedia’s “simple” definition of dreams is that :

dream is a succession of imagesideasemotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep

Today we will explain about dreams in a simple and easy-to-understand manner so that you don’t have to scratch your head while understanding it.

So let’s begin!

How dreams work, is not fully understood but different fields have made different interpretations of what dreams could mean.

These fields include science (obviously huh), philosophy, and religion (never fails to be in the race!).

The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology.

As said in the definition, dreams occur during CERTAIN STAGES of sleep
So what stages are we talking about?

The first stage is the REM (RAPID EYE MOMENT).

Now, don’t worry it just means what it says – the time of the sleeping period during which BRIAN ACTIVITY IS HIGH and resembles the stage of being awake. EYE MOMENT occurs.

So dreams occur during REM.
They also occur in later stages of the sleep but at that time, our brain is not processing (working) on anything (basically it is sleeping).

Which is why it doesn’t make an effort to “store” things. Which is why we cant remember our dreams if they occur in this stage.

The factual stuff now,

  • Dreams last for: few seconds/ 20-30 mins
  • The average person has three to five dreams per night, and some may have up to seven
  • however, most dreams are immediately or quickly forgotten
  • Dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses.
  • During a full eight-hour night sleep, most dreams occur in the typical two hours of REM.

Now, let’s go to what our favorite subject psychology says,

Most psychologists and researches believe in the Freudian theory of dreams (if you don’t know him, I don’t know what to say to you)

Anyways, Freudian theory on dreams say that :
that dreams reveal insight into hidden desires and emotions.

Other nameless people have also done research on dreams and they say that

  • dreams assist in memory formation
  • problem-solving
  • or simply are a product of random brain activation

Bleacher proposed that dreams show how the mind engages in thought when not required to produce communicable versions of thought.

History of dreams is that the earliest recorded dreams were found as clay art evidence and in ancient scriptures as old as 5000 years!


There are also many other theories which tell us much more about dreams.  If you like this article, we will be more than happy to extend it and give you more information about dreams and explain it in a simpler way like this.

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Westworld in real life?

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Westworld has told us a lot of truths about our own society. It has shown us what we could become if we get full control, full freedom. But there’s more lessons to learn from it…

For those who dont know what I’m talking about, here’s the Wikipedia description of westworld –

In a futuristic Western-themed amusement park, West world, the visitors interact with automatons. However, all hell breaks loose when the automatons begin malfunctioning.

So basically it involves hosts who want to walk out of the park. They try their best to do so.

Five minutes into the episode 1, there is a gun showdown. It not just stops there. It keeps on happening the whole time anybody is in the park. Not just gun violence, there is also a lot of sex. While this may amuse some people but it is very disturbing…

In one of the episodes, the maker of the park, says that he made this park for people to enjoy what they dont get in the real world – freedom. Freedom from society, from people, from surveillance, and from ANY rules.

But, its the robots who suffer due to the guests. This may revel a bigger picture about us as a human society too…

I know its just a TV show. But if you really see it, you will realise that it is POSSIBLE that we also live in a westworld park.

We all crave for freedom. Especially us in the democratic countries, think that we dont have enough freedom. But if we get total freedom, this is what is gonna happen. The same thing which happens in the park – killing and fucking. We will keep on killing and fucking people if we get TOTAL freedom.

Apart from that, the show also shows the dangerous side of developing robots. You see, in the show, they make robots (hosts) who have emotions and cognition. Meaning, they can think and feel. They are almost like humans but made of steel, iron and stuff like that.

In the first season, the robots always live in their own little loops created for them. They follow the same story-line. Surprisingly, we humans also do the same thing. The same monotonous life – brushing, bathing, eating, all in some order which suits us…

But the loops on the robots are written by someone else. The main character Dolores, finds out about the evilness of the park along with Maeve and they rebel against the park authorities gathering all the hosts to join them in the rebellion. Now, Isn’t this somewhat similar to our societies rebelling against the government? See, our loops are also kind of related to our lifestyle. A person from UK might live his loop inside a big house but at the same time, a person from  a poorer country might be living it inside a hut. But both of them might have their own grievances with their governments. So..it RELATES!

In the park, the hosts are kept in control by a computer device. The device is used by the officers to control the hosts’ emotions, cognition, memory etc. Now, how does this relate to real life? It does. In Asia, we live in a communal society. Our decisions affect the image of our family and friends. If I kill someone, my parents will also be blamed along with me. So in such a communal society, there are unwritten rules for us. The men usually are not supposed to show emotions. So, its like the computer is the society controlling us, our emotions, our cognition and our decisions! but indirectly. But it dosent matter because the effect in both the cases is the same – YOU CAN BE CONTROLLED.

You see, what I’m trying to say here, is very simple – maybe we are also HOSTS in real life. Not like literally, but in an indirect way. We are controlled by the society, the government is responsible for our loops, and we live in a free society (like the hosts live in the freedom park) but there is no true freedom for US. Maybe for the guests (like if I invite someone from north Korea to my country) but not for us…

Also, total freedom will only harm us and make us no less than the wild animals who also keep doing the same thing all the time – killing and fucking…

Of course, the TV show is more fast, violent, uncontrollable than our real lives. And its FAKE. I know that. But isn’t it a good perspective to consider? We as hosts in a park called “earth”/ <name of our country>  ?

So that’s it guys. I tried something new this time. Hope you liked it. If you did, please hit the like button and share it with your friends.Note – this is not a review of the series. Its just a comparison of it with real life.

Lastly, I would like you to see the trailer of Westworld to understand it better if you haven’t watched it yet. 


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Simple things which can bring instant happiness..

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The world is chaotic.  Every second, there are problems.  But we ourselves have the solution to these problems.  These are small solutions to big problems.  Sometimes, they are small precautions to avoid big diseases!  If we start to value these things, our life will become beautiful.

Below are simple things which can make you happy instantly.

  1.  Smiling :
  • Smiling is a signaling system that evolved from a need to communicate information of many different forms.
  • You never know who had one of the worst days of their lives, Your smile even to a stranger may bring some hope. So Give one and maybe you get one
  • Psychology says that smiling enhances your mood and brings positivity. Smile daily and you will be happy. 🙂

 

 

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2. Phone call :

  • For at least one day, stop texting and start calling!
  • Call your mom, not for asking about groceries, but for asking her how her day was.
  • Call your dad and ask him how his day was.
  • Call your siblings and ask them how they are doing in life.
  • Most important – CALL THAT OLD FRIEND.  Just call.  Don’t think twice.  Call him/her and say that you miss him/her.  They will say the same.  Then you go on with the old memories of your school, college and you will never know when they will quickly ask you to meet!  A single phone call may make your plan for the day.

Text can never portray emotions.  The sound of your loved one will.

 

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3. Hugging :

Ik in the west, it is normal to hug.  But in Asia, it is not that common.  Hugging, kissing, makes other people awkward around you if you are in Asia.  Of course not in every Asian country, but in MOST Asian countries, PDA is not common.  No worries! Home is always there.

  • Hug your mom and dad without telling them. Without saying anything.  They will be surprised, but then emotional.
  • Most of us don’t know how much our parents sacrifice for us.  They don’t even tell us their problems.  A small hug could bring a change.
  • A tiny little kiss on the cheek is also so effective.
  • It may seem awkward to you at first, but then if you know the outcome is positive, why hesitate? And hugging your life partner is always so beautiful!
  • You can also hug your pet!

Psychological reason to hug:

  • Hugging has been proven to have health benefits.
  • One study has shown that hugs increase levels of oxytocin and reduce blood pressure.
  • Based on significant research indicating that a 20-second-or-longer hug releases oxytocin, Leo Buscaglia encourages people to hug for 21 days consecutively and to have each day a hug that lasts for a minimum of 21 seconds.
  • He recommends “getting lost in the hug”, encouraging people to slow down and “use the power of the hug to be fully present at the moment”.

 

 

Man and Woman Hugging on Brown Field

 

4. Listening to music :

Everybody knows that music is a healer.  It has always been used to portray emotions.  It is useful in many ways.  It can instantly boost your mood!

How Music is used in Psychology for healing purposes :

  • Music therapy is an interpersonal process in which a trained therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve or maintain their health.
  •  In some instances, the client’s needs are addressed directly through music; in others, they are addressed through the relationships that develop between the client and therapist.
  • Music therapy is used with individuals of all ages and with a variety of conditions, including psychiatric disorders, medical problems, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, developmental disabilities, substance abuse issues, communication disorders, interpersonal problems, and aging.
  • It is also used to improve learning, build self-esteem, reduce stress, support physical exercise, and facilitate a host of other health-related activities.
  • Music therapists may encourage clients to sing, play instruments, create songs, or do other musical activities.

So, What are you waiting for?  Go and plug in your earphones and listen to music.  If it can heal mentally affected people, then why not you?

 

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5. Food!

  • You don’t even need an explanation for this!
  • There are many children who don’t even EVEN ONE meal a day.  You are lucky to have food around you.
  • Don’t ever remove your anger on food.  If your sad, or unhappy, don’t skip lunch or dinner.  Okay, eat less for that day but don’t go hungry to bed.
  • Cooking food with your own hands is an amazing experience.  Once in a while, cook food yourself.  If you always cook food yourself, take a break and go out to eat.
  • And yes, its okay to cheat for one day. You are doing this for nobody else but yourself.  Just don’t overeat 😛

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Green Salad on White Plate Near Grilled Potatoes on Brown Table

 

 

6. Naps :

  • Too stressed about tomorrow’s speech?  nervous?  Have prepared everything but still, there is a fear?  Do one thing – TAKE A NAP.
  •  Napping is when you sleep for only a few hours.  It refreshes you after you wake up.
  • Studies have shown that if you break up your day with a nap, you will be as alert and energetic for the second part of your day as you were for the first.
  • So if you’ve got an event planned for after work, take a nap before going out on the town.(source)

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Note: We are not claiming these to be 100% true.  But these things many times, do make us feel good instantly.  Ps. this list is for healthily minded individuals for dealing with daily stressors.  It might NOT be effective if you have depression, anxiety etc.  Seek doctors help if you have a long-term stressor disturbing your life.

 

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12 things you must know if you are enrolling in the science field in India.

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Nowadays everyone wants their sons and daughters to have a career in science.

But they have NO CLUE what the science field gives them, what opportunities they have etc..

Today we are gonna see what REALLY happens in the science field and I’ll clear all the myths connected to it.

Note – this article is mostly valid for HSC(also called as “+2”)in science and not the other boards.

So here are the things you need to know before joining the science filed in India

 

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  1. Science field is NOT Just for scholars :

  • Yes, you read it right. It is NOT for people who score well in 10th boards.
  • People who score well in board exams have a lot of memory power but, sometimes, they don’t even know the proper concept of many things.
  • For eg- They only know that the earth revolves around the sun. But when asked WHY, they cant answer it.
  • Thus, science is only for people who are conceptual learners.
  • Only LOGIC LOVERS and PRACTICAL people will survive the science filed.
  • You have to think, breathe, pray and play science to be successful in this field.

 

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2. The subjects :

  • Science has two subfields- “medical” and “engineering” : 
  1.  Medical has subjects like – Physics, Biology and Chemistry (PCB) as COMPULSORY subjects in HSC.
  2. Engineering has subjects like – Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) as COMPULSORY subjects in HSC.
  • For cracking physics and maths – You need to have knowledge of applying logic and formulas.
  • For cracking chemistry and bio – You need to have knowledge of learning and remembering things easily. (which all people who have given 10th board and have scored 90% and above, WILL know)

 

 

3. “Out of syllabus” no more valid :

  • Okay, in school, you only needed to know what’s written in the textbooks right? BUT, you don’t need to do that in science.
  • In +2 science, you should know about OTHER things which are OUT OF YOUR SYLLABUS too.
  • And the reason is that – the 12th board exams and also the engineering/medical exams in the future, ask various OUT OF SYLLABUS question RELATED TO THE SUBJECT.
  • So be prepared for that.

 

 

4. Curiosity wins :

  • Asking questions is a MUST in science.
  • If you get stuck with ONE topic, other topics will be affected too.
  • For eg, you need to know something called “centripetal force” (along with its proof), to understand why satellites rotate around the earth.
  • This is why you need to ask doubts and you need to get them cleared ASAP!!
  • If you don’t have the guts to question, DONT COME TO SCIENCE.

 

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5. College life :

  • You have no college life.
  • No time for girlfriends and boyfriends.
  • No time for hanging out with friends.
  • No time for fun.
  • Even if one says that they have seen science people having fun, let me tell you that those science students are the average ones. They are surely not getting good marks. They are just passing the exams.
  • If you REALLY want to make your parents proud and are serious about being a doctor or engineer, you can’t afford to lose marks. And if you don’t wanna lose marks, study more and hang out less.

 

 

6. Tutions/coaching classes :

  • You HAVE TO get a coaching class.
  • You CANNOT do science on you’re own.
  • The college teachers only teach you the stuff that is required to pass your HSC BOARD EXAMS.
  • Coaching classes will teach you board exam syllabus+extra tips+enterance exam syllabus.
  • If you want to become an engineer, you have to compulsorily give entrance exams called JEE or CET(Maharashtra)
  • The eligibility to enter the exam is that you have to pass the HSC board exam first.
  • But you can become an engineer only if you study for JEE or CET and give those exams.
  • So basically, you have to study for both boards+enterance exams.
  • And thus, you need coaching classes.
  • Also remember that sometimes, good HSC board marks also have a good impact on the CV for jobs.

 

 

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7. Attendance :

  • Here you can breathe.
  • Attendance is 70% required in college
  • But in science, in one week (mon-sat), there are 3 practical days and 3 lecture days.
  • Even if you attend only the practicals, your attendance will be up to 70%.
  • So you don’t have to go to college daily. Go only for practicals if you’re college allows that (which most colleges do)
  • If your college is too strict about attendance, please reconsider choosing that college.
  • You really can’t do both classes and college. Baccha mar jaiga stresss se (the child will die out of stress)
  • So, attend only practicals in college but attend the tuition daily without fail.

 

8. Practicals :

  • Practicals are compulsory for physics, bio, chemistry and maths.
  • They are conducted every week.
  • They are easy to do.
  • Only physics practicals are very hard for an average science student. Especially the one who doesn’t want a career in physics.
  • Practical exams are conducted too.
  • External examiner comes for taking the practical exams.
  • You have to compulsorily maintain a journal where you have all your practical notes written in a neat and clean way.
  • Practical hack – ALWAYS pay attention to the guide given by the teacher before the practice starts. Make notes and ask questions.
  • Take practicals seriously.
  • Practicals are fun and easy to do (except for physics ones)
  • Don’t miss practicals. You will get fewer marks in practical EXAM.
  • Marks scored in practical exams get counted for the final board mark sheet

 

9.  Study time required to get good marks :

  • Physics – if the concept is clear, you require 20 mins daily revision for concepts and 4-5 sums daily.
  • Chemistry- Wholehearted mugging up of chemical names, formulas, reactions are 100% required. Will take 40 mins daily. Even if you know the formulas, you have to practice their problems.
  • Maths – Daily formula revision and 4-5 different type of sums to be practised daily. Will take minimum 1 hour.
  • Bio- Min 30 mins daily revision of concepts.
  • Total time for any three of these – engineering (PCM)- 2 hours and medical (PCB) – 1/30 mins or more.
  • Note – this was just self-study.
  • You have to spend least  3 hours in classes daily otherwise too.
  • So classes+self study makes it 5-6 hours of daily study.

 

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10. After Hsc :

  • You can either go for engineering or medical.
  • You can also go for Bsc, Msc and become a professor.
  • You can also go to pharmacy field.
  • Various other small fields are also there but they aren’t that good enough to pay you as much as you have spent on your studies.

 

11. All about the fees :

  • Govt college – less than 12,000 Rupees for 1 year.
  • Private college – 1 lakh per year.
  • Coaching classes – 1 lakh per year.
  • Travelling, food, time pass, buying stationary (journals, textbooks etc), lab coats, lab gloves, etc (for Mumbai) – ten to 12 thousand per year.

 

12. There is a way out :

  • If you are not being able to handle science, there is also a way to get out of it.
  • You can join arts or commerce field after completing HSC.
  • Fun fact – arts and commerce students can’t join science field after HSC.
  • So, if you think your passion is not science, and that you can excel in something else, you can surely shift to arts and commerce easily. While filling the forms for arts/commerce college, they do ask you that from which field have you done HSC.
  • Another fun fact – People who have been to +2 in science field have more knowledge about logic and rational thinking than other fields. Which if used properly in the other fields, can yield REALLY GOOD results.

 

 

 

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Note:

  1. We cant be 100% right but most of these are 98% right especially for Mumbai.
  2. You can go to your state govt’s website for more information.
  3. Image credits: Click image.

 

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6 less chaotic places in India where you can just RELAX.

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India is known for being chaotic and in some places, it IS chaotic. But it also has a solution to its chaos – Places with so much nature and calmness that you will forget that you are in the 2nd most populated country in the world!

So here are some of the quietest and calmest places in India where you can EASILY practise yoga, meditation, or just RELAX and chill.

Note – The list is not a hierarchy.

 

1.Maharashtra : 

 

Shocked? Don’t worry, We aren’t talking about the cities. We are talking about the natural beauty and silence. Maharashtra might be infamous for having one of the noisiest places called Mumbai, It does have some insanely silent places at the same time. Apart from having huge forts, it does have some insanely nature-friendly places which give relief from the chaos in Mumbai.

 

2 Day Lonavala-Khandala Sightseeing Tour from Pune

Lonavla, a BEAUTIFUL hill station very close to Pune city. It is a beautiful paradise!

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View of Lavasa hills

Lavasa hills serve you beauty within the Lavasa city. Something like this is rarely found nowadays. The architecture you are seeing in the top left of the picture is the Lavasa main centre. Doesn’t it match with the natural beauty of the place?

 

Maharashtra tousrim : http://www.tourismguideindia.com/maharashtra.htm

 

 

2. Kerela :

 

Kerela is a pretty well-known place. It has greenery, tea plantations, rice paddies, and the famous – backwaters where you can just chill and think about your life. Kerela will ensure you have a chilled day with lots of coconut water and delightful food.

 

 

Kerela is also called “Gods own country”

 

A glimpse of nature in Kerela

 

Houseboats ready to take you to the backwaters

 

Kerela tourism website: https://www.makemytrip.com/travel-guide/kerala/

 

3. Meghalaya :

 

Meghalaya is the land of beautiful forests, greenery, waterfalls and so much peace that you would want to come back again and again. Its a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. It is a place so wonderful that your eyes will be delighted to be experiencing this side of nature and how nature NURTURES us.

 

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                Living root bridges, Nongriat village, Meghalaya.

 

 

 

Mawlynnong Village Meghalaya

Mawlynnong village is the cleanest village in Asia.

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Dawki River Meghalaya

Dawki river, a transparent river.

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Meghalaya tourism: https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/meghalaya

 

 

4. Himachal Pradesh :

 

Himachal, a lovely state in the northern part of India, is known for its breathtaking nature, flower gardens and the beautiful people. Host to the Dalai Lama, Himachal Pradesh has a strong Tibetan presence. This is reflected in its Buddhist temples and monasteries, as well as its vibrant Tibetan New Year celebrations. The region is also well known for its trekking, climbing and skiing areas. You will LOVE this place!

 

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     Dharamsala, best place for spirituality

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   Kasol, Hill station.

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 Tourism : https://www.yatra.com/india-tourism/himachal-pradesh

 

5. Goa : 

 

Many people think of Goa as a party place. But Goa is more than that. With its beautiful beaches and amazing relaxing options, you can get a party+peace atmoshpere only in Goa. Various non-toursity beaches like agonda beach are less party friendly and more peace friendly beaches. Goa steals your heart 😉

 

Ashwem

The most popular spot in Goa for one day picnics, this beach is also one of the favourites amongst the locals. Although a bit of rocky, it is counted as one amongst the least crowded beaches in Goa. Sandwiched between the Mandrem and Morjim beach, Ashwem has several beach-side resorts that offer seaside shacks to relax and rejuvenate.

 

 

Morjim

Lying to the north of the Chapora River, this beach is a beautiful manifestation of sandy shoreline and is amongst the least crowded beaches of Goa. A nesting habitat for the olive ridley turtle, Morjim beach possesses a unique ecosystem that favours the growth and hatching of this species of turtles.

 

 

 Agonda

Pristine and alluring, Agonda Beach is the place where someone can simply relax in the company of sun, sand and sea.

 

 

All credits for Goa post go to https://www.thrillophilia.com/least-crowded-beaches-of-goa 

(Visit the link for knowing what are the least crowded beaches in Goa)

Goa tourism: https://www.makemytrip.com/travel-guide/goa/places-to-visit.html

 

 

6. Andaman Nicobar islands :

 

Last but not the least, the island to the east coast of India, is one of the popular yet peaceful desitnations in India. Compared to goa, it is much less crowded and is more peaceful for beach lovers. You cant end your trip to india without going to this place!

 

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One of the sprawling white sand beaches in Andaman and close to the Alfred Caves… the Pathi Level Beach is a must visit place in Andaman for all travellers. Being an isolated beach, it is known for its abundant and unspoilt natural beauty and can be accessed by a dunghi from Kishorinagar via Ram Nagar beach.

 

 

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 Ray Hill, Mayabunder, is one of the newly developed eco-tourism destinations in Andaman that houses eco guesthouses and one can indulge in several activities like elephant safaris, wilderness trail, rock climbing and angling. The Ray Hill thus allows you to explore the forest in detail, laying bare the beauty of nature and wilderness at its best

 

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laxmanpur-beach

One of the popular beaches in Andaman, the Laxmanpur Beach, which is close to the Bharatpur Beach… is the perfect getaway for your trip to Andaman, as you are left with sufficient time and space to be on your own and enjoy the privacy even during the peak tourist season.

 

 

Credit – https://www.tourmyindia.com/blog/best-places-to-visit-andaman-nicobar-islands/

Official tourism website – http://www.andamantourism.gov.in/

 

 

Note :

  1. There are more peaceful places in India too but these places mentioned above, give nature+nurture which is the best experience for someone looking for peace. We will try to add other places in the next edition if possible.
  2. People keep worrying about “safety” while travelling to India but No need to worry about “safety” cause the places mentioned above, are very very safe (even for women)
  3. These places are developed enough to provide good roads and connectivity to the cities so no fear of “getting lost” somewhere.
  4. The northern states are easily connected to Delhi and the southern are easily connected to cities like Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Mumbai is mostly connected to all of them.
  5. You can see the vlogs or visits of each place on youtube to have a better idea about them.
  6. Our content is not 100% right but these places will surely provide more peace than any other places in India.
  7. Our list is based on connectivity to cities, natural beauty, atmosphere, etc.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed reading this post

Keep travelling, keep enjoying

Namaste 🙂


 

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The Ultimate Social media management method…

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You may have heard about Time Management for studies, for work for other jobs, etc. But today, we are gonna see the time management for SOCIAL MEDIA.

According to a study, People spend 12 years on social media in a lifetime. Imagine if we have had used this time for something else. Our life would have been awesome!

Please note, it is VERY IMPORTANT to first know what EXACTLY does “social media” mean. This will help you understand the steps better.

 

Social media are websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.

eg – Tumblr, Twitter, Viber, VK, WeChat, Weibo, WhatsApp, Wikia, Snapchat, Youtube etc.

 

Now let’s see how we can manage our social media time.

 

1.Count how much time do YOU have in a day : 

  • A day has 24 hrs.
  • Minus 24 hours with the TOAL hours you require for sleep.
  • The remains are the time when you are active or awake.
  • This time is the time we need.

Note-

Food time hasn’t been counted here because some watch videos and eat food while some just eat food (what up social media reference!!).

So it depends on you whether you want to minus the food time along with the sleep time or not.

 

2. List your social media : 

  • List down HOW MANY social media accounts do you use every day.
  • Most people have Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram as daily accounts.

 

3. List down WHAT YOU DO in that social media : 

  • You may see stories on Instagram, chat on WhatsApp, binge watch on youtube, etc
  • So this is what you have to list down here
  • So after the 2nd step, write down what EXACTLY do you do on that particular social media platform.

 

4. Make groups :

  • Insta, Facebook, Youtube could be some apps which consume ALOT of time.
  • Whatsapp, Google, WordPress etc might not consume that much time.
  • So you need to group each of your apps into two categories – “More time” and “Less time”
  • The reason why I didn’t say “oh put a timer and count how much you spend blah blah blah” is because I know that every day is different for every social media. Today all my followed pages must be posting some good stuff but tomorrow they may not! So counting time makes no sense.

 

5. List your job : 

  • You may be a housewife, a student, a teacher or whatever.
  • You note down what you do and what does your job demands from you.

 

6. Ask yourself :

  • We listed the active time in point 1.
  • Go there now.
  • Ask yourself, do you do what you’re supposed to do, in MOST of the time you have in your hand?
  • If yes, then you are a quite controllable person. If no, and you see that time for SOCIAL MEDIA ,then I fear you are a social media addict.
  • Once you figure out whether you are an addict or not, problem-solving gets easier.

 

7. EXTRA activities : 

  • Now list down what EXTRA you do other than social media as a time-pass.
  • Do you go outside, or play or what else do you do?
  • Note it down and here you need to check how much average time you spend in doing it.
  • eg- “I play for 2 hours daily”

 

8. Free time :

  • Everyone has a free time.
  • This free time means the time when you jump to your bed and say “aah! work is done!”.
  • This could be the time you get in between lectures or a break.
  • It could be any time.
  • Now list down how much free time you get.
  • Here you need to make a category – “more free time” and “less free time”

 

9. Utilize :

  • I think you realized where we have reached now 😉
  • Good that you’re smart. If you didn’t get it, no problem! Just keep reading!
  • Ok, now that you have 4 categories –
  1. More time
  2. Less time
  3. More free time
  4. Less free time

all we need to do is join them.

  • Yes, you are right. Use the apps consuming more time, from the more free time part of the day and use the fewer time apps in the less free time part of the day.
  • See, it was so simple!

 

10. Utilise smartly : 

  • If you found that you are an addict, you need to cut down on the more free time you get.
  • Since you’re not doing what you’re supposed to do, I assume the time in the “more free time” section of yours, must be HUGE. Like, say 5-6 hours.
  • The more free time for a non-addict is usually 3-4 or maybe 2-3 hours.
  • So, reduce your free time and do something else in that time.
  • It’s not a fast process to get out of addiction.
  • It takes time.
  • You can read – Change yourself : teen edition for changing yourself.

 

 

Sample :

Total time = 24 hours
My time = 24-10hour sleep= 14 hours

My social media –
1.Insta
2.Whatsapp
3.Facebook
4. Youtube
5. Gmail
6. Twitter

What I do
1. Insta – Check stories
2. WhatsApp – check messages
3. Facebook – check stories
4. Youtube- watch videos
5. Gmail – see emails
6. Twitter- see trends, and tweet

Grouping :
more time – Insta, FB, youtube
less time – Twitter, Gmail, WhatsApp

My job – student
What I need to do – study
Do I do it? – Yes
How much time do I take to study – 5/14 hours

Extra activity  – Playing games and going out to roam around.
Playing games – 1-2 hour
Going out – 3 hours
Time – 5/14 hours

Time spent – 5+5=10
Remaining free time – 4 hours

More free time – 4 hours
Less free time – Time between my lectures.

Final time management :
Apps for 4 hours -Facebook, Insta, Youtube.
Apps for short time – Gmail, WhatsApp, Twitter

 

 

Tips :

  1. If you are running a bussiness on social media, I suggest having volunteers to help.
  2. For eg – You choose whatever you want to share or sell, and then give that infor to your volunterr and tell him to manage the uploads, comments, deliveries, checking inquiries etc.
  3. This will help your work get done, plus social media being managed.
  4. Voulnteer can be anyone – Your grandma, your child, your cousin, or friend or some colleges student.
  5. If you are say an instagrammer, you have alot of followers, then what you need to do, is upload the picture, and turn on the notifications. (keep notification on vibrate mode) and just check the notifications on the top of your mobile screen instead of going to the page itself.
  6. Another option is turning on the gmail notification of instagram. It helps keep notifications in a different app and gamil also comes under the “less time” category.

 

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How to tell whether a WhatsApp forward is fake or not (6 tricks)…

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Whatsapp is a widely used tool for messaging. It has its markets in India, South Africa, Brazil and other countries.

India accounts for the largest WhatsApp users.

While WhatsApp is very useful for promoting your businesses, spam and misleading news can be spread within minutes.

But with these techniques, you can identify a fake Whatapp forward.

 

 

  1. Use Truecaller :

  • Truecaller is an app which tells you the name of the cell phone user from his number.
  • Sometimes in WhatsApp, there are messages such as “Call this person if you see a stray animal”, “Call him to send money” etc.
  • Then a phone number is also displayed.
  • Copy that number and paste it into Truecaller and see the name.
  • If the person HIMSELF has sent the message and is truly genuine, he will ALWAYS mention his name and occupation/what he does, on Truecaller.
  • A fake person will rarely do this.
  • Like if I truly am an animal rescuer, I will mention that on my Truecaller profile because I know that I have forwarded a message related to it and anyone can contact me anytime because of that message.
  • Once you see the name, you can use Facebook to search it and see the Facebook profile to be double sure whether he’s a spammer or a person in real need.

 

So, basically what to do in this step?

  1. Search his profile on Truecaller and see the name.
  2. Search the name on facebook
  3. See the occupation if mentioned.
  4. If the occupation is not mentioned, see at least his pictures or friend list to get an idea whether hes a needy or a scammer.

 

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/

Truecaller – https://www.truecaller.com/

 

2. Check the news channels:

  • Only news channels show the real news and nobody else does.
  • If there was an eclipse coming tomorrow, the news tells it today itself.
  • So you don’t need to rely on WhatsApp for news about the environment.
  • Secondly, if there is news on politics, IGNORE it. 
  • NEVER EVER take a political WhatsApp message seriously. It’s all dirty politics to make the youth do wrong things.
  • Lastly, if the news is related to someone being kidnapped/is lost etc, then its probably fake too.
  • Think logically –  If your child is lost, would you complain to the police or tell WhatsApp? Will WhatsApp friends and random people help you find your kid? What if someone uses your contact number, tells you he has found your kid, and then kidnaps you if you go to him?
  • So let’s be real – People will mostly complain to a police officer and rely on them only. Moreover, they may also approach the news channels. But using WhatsApp to tell that their child is lost, is bad parenting as well as a possible scam.

 

Basically, think logically and rely only on news channels for news.

We know that sometimes news channel themselves can spread fake news too.

So, we suggest watching only TRUSTED CHANNELS like DD news, Zee news etc.

 

3. Check with the doctor :

 

  • A random person sends you a message telling about Aryuveda and you believe him?
  • Rather save the message and ask the real aryuvedic doctor.
  • Same with any kind of medical messages.
  • “Better be sure than be sorry”.

Thus, before using random fake medical knowledge, ask your doctor whether the information being forwarded to you is really true or not.

 

 

4. UNESCO tells its announcements on its website.

  • UNESCO has its own website and it posts everything on it.
  • So better check it before believing anything related to it.
  • Same goes for anything related to the United Nations.

United Nations website – www.un.org/en/

UNESCO – https://en.unesco.org

 

 

5. Website, website, website : 

  • Yes, again, ANY big organization will ALWAYS announce its notices on its WEBSITE.
  • So next time when you get a message saying anything about the govt policies, CHECK THEIR WEBSITE or just check the news channels.
  • Whatsapp itself will tell its updates on its website too. So no need to believe in random messages of “New Whatsapp feature” and similar news being forwarded to you.

 

 

6. Social media :

  • Every police establishment in this world uses a verified social media account and use it to tell any announcements.
  • For eg, the Mumbai police tell its announcements on its Twitter account and are active on twitter all day.
  • So you should not rely on messages about police, security or any threat. Just check their twitter/other social media or just ask them directly by a call or on the internet.

 

 

 

 

Recap :

 

 

 

Note :

  1. We don’t claim all these tricks to be 100% true.
  2. People are still there to run their masterminds and can still fool you.
  3. Now that India has internet users in huge numbers, we should know the dos and donts of the internet.
  4. The basic “DONT” is that don’t believe in rumours.
  5. With the above tricks, you can find a flaw in forwarded message easily.
  6. Yes it may take some effort but as we said, “Better be sure than sorry”

 

 

 

 

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How to EASILY get topics for your blog …

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Sometimes we have no Idea what to write about. Even after roaming a thousand gardens and sitting in the toilet for a subject, we cant come up with one. Blogging sure works on “write when it comes to your mind” but sometimes you need to be a little disciplined and need to post consistently for moving forward. And what if you don’t have a subject for like..months? You cant sit there with hands folded and do nothing about it.

That’s when you need this post.

So here are simple methods to choose a subject for your blog…

  1. Quora :

  • Surprised? How can quora give me a subject? Well, Quora has some questions which are unanswered.
  • The unanswered or less answered questions can be answered BY YOU through your BLOG.
  • You can write about it on your blog!
  • You can also link your quora answer to your blog. Views confirmed!
  • However, keep in mind that quora have some idiots answering idiotic questions too. So you need to fetch the fish very hard and find something “good” to write about.

 

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Excerpt of a Quora page (Pic for representation purposes only)

 

2. WikiHow :

  • Just like Quora, wikihow has some questions which are not answered yet.
  • You can use that question as a subject for your blog.
  • Wikihow –> “HELP US” section of the menu on the far right –> “ANSWER A REQUEST” from drop-down list —> Choose the topic you know about, fetch the right question and you have a topic for your next blog post!

 

WikiHow link: https://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

 

3. WordPress :

  • WordPress is a huge blogging website.
  • It also has a lot of blogging communities.
  • Each day, various huge pages allow sharing of topics, choosing topics, discussing topics etc.
  • Join one of them to get a topic.
  • OR, you can also view the DAILY POST, which is a WordPress blog dedicated to enhancing blogging experience and welcoming and engaging new bloggers to write good stuff. It daily posts a “one-word prompt” in which it gives you a word and you have to write an article based on that word. You can use this for getting an idea about your next article.
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Excerpt of The DAILY POST (Pic for representation purposes only)

 

So, create a WordPress website now and strike out the worry related to “what to write about”

 

Note – Read the fourth point below, for the “word technique” and you can use the same for this WordPress one-word prompt method.

 

4. Random words :

  • Go to google, type “Random word generator ” or simply click this link.
  • You will come across many random words.
  • You can make an article based on these random words.

 

Word technique example :

  1. Pick a word you know about.
  2. Think about “what, where, why, how”
  3. Join it with the word and some general context.
  4. Boom! You have a topic.

Eg-  Word – “neat”

Topics –

  • HOW to keep your room neat and tidy.
  • WHY are our mothers obsessed with neatness.
  • WHAT exactly does “neatness of body and soul” mean.

 

5. Questions from a kid :

  • This may seem “childish” (I know I’m good at puns!) but its the best option when the internet is down.
  • Go to your nearest child and ask him what he wants to know about.
  • Some cliche questions are already answered in various blogs like “Why are stars so far”, “Why does the moon follow me?” etc.
  • But I’m sure there must be some smart kid out there who would ask a genuine question.
  • If you hate talking to kids, ask your mom what questions YOU asked as a child or ask the mother of whichever kid you know, about what he must have asked.

 

6. “Crook” It. 

  • Let’s say I know about gardening.
  • But I have already written a lot about gardening.
  • But now I have nothing left to write about.
  • For such situations, the crook method comes.

 

CROOK method :

  • Take an already done topic (by you or others)
  • CROOK IT into such a topic that you could write on it as well as it would seem new.

Eg-

  • “10 gardening tools you need to have” is one topic you already have written on.
  • The crook method tells that the top tool name you had mentioned, can be picked and crooked into “Full unbiased review of  the ____ (mention company name) __ (tool name)”
  • You can also interlink both of them.
  • You can improvise it by saying “I had mentioned in my earlier post that this tool is a MUST NEED. But there are various companies which sell this tool and thus, today I am reviewing ___ (tool name) of ____ (company). It’s an unbiased and unsponsored review…”

 

Basically, recycling one of the last posts into a new one is the idea.

 

Please note:

  1. We don’t encourage any plagiarism or any copying or whatever.
  2. We are only telling people “how to SMARTLY use the available resources for getting a blog post idea.”
  3. Read disclaimer of shelazy.com for more information. 

 

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Story of every Kid

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Kids are the flowers of the garden. The flower which keeps growing according to the care taken…

These flowers are being told that they are disturbing the etiquette of the garden.

But has anyone listened to the opinion of the flower for once?

So here we present to you, our view of life.

 

  1. We have swallowed your anger.
  • Dad’s boss got angry on him.
  • He removed the anger on Mom.
  • Mom removed the anger on us.
  • We still smiled the next day.

 

Growing up, we learned one thing – Solve your problems with anger.

 

 

2. We have seen you go mad.

  • Both of you had a fight.
  • We saw with teary eyes.
  • We were sent back to our room.
  • That day, we cried a lot.

 

Growing up, we learned one thing – Solve the problems with your partner by fighting.

 

3. We learned to discriminate.

  • We played with our neighbors happily.
  • One fine day, you told us that our neighbors were black and that blacks are bad people.

 

Growing up, we saw every black person as a bad fellow.

 

4. We never got an education.

  • You sent us to the best school in the neighborhood.
  • We learned a lot of things.
  • But no one taught lessons on self-confidence, making friends and how to be a good person in the changing society.

 

Growing up, we dealt with depression.

 

5. We were touched.

  • Uncle touched our privates and sexually abused us.
  • We told that to our parents.
  • The parents told the police.
  • The police arrested uncle.
  • But some mere sum of money washed his sins.

 

Growing up, we learned that you can get away with any crime by paying for it.

 

6. We learned that what we like, does not matter.

  • We told them our marks.
  • They hit us for failing in maths and did not pay attention to the  A+ grade in painting.

 

Growing up, we threw our paint brushes and sketches away and never saw them again.

 

7. We fell in love.

  • She fell in love with a guy.
  • A guy who never laughed at her because she was fat.
  • A guy who hugged her.
  • A guy who showed his love for her.
  • She told mom about him.
  • But thanks to mom, She realized that he was a bad guy. Because her mom told her, that he’s not from her religion.

 

Growing up, she labelled people as Hindu,Muslim,Christan,Jew, rather than human.

8. We learned to keep our mouths shut

  • We saw a beggar being badly injured.
  • We brought him to the hospital.
  • No one was ready to give him a bed because he had no money.
  • He died a few hours later.

 

Growing up, we learned that you are not human if you are poor.

 

We were wrong.

  • We thought our parents are like our friends.
  • We thought our close relatives also care for us
  • We thought that being a man or woman does not make any difference.
  • We thought hitting was bad.
  • We thought that our black friends were as equal as us.
  • We thought we had talents.
  • We thought we should help others in need.

 

We were so wrong.


 

Dear parents and elders,

Kids follow every word of yours and see you as role models.

If you want your society to change, change the way you nurture kids.

It’s all in your hands whether you want to see people caring for each other, or people shooting each other…….

Show us your good side and we will surely give you the best human society ever.

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Easy methods to improve grammar without reading books :

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For a person whose first language is not English, grammar mistakes are common.

But today, thanks to technology advancement, we have the hacks to improve grammar without wasting our time in buying novels and grammar books to improve grammar.

 

1.Watch English movies :

  • English movies don’t have any use of big words.
  • They communicate with simple sentences.
  • Watching movies will help you know a lot about pronunciations.

Tip : –

  • English movies have accent difference
  • Different accents have different pronunciations.
  • Thus, I recommend watching British movies for the correct pronunciation since it’s the place where English originated.
  • It depends on you what accent you like so you can also watch American movies.

 

Pen and Paper method :

  • Take a book, pen/pencil.
  • Write down all hard words or words which you don’t know the meaning of
  • Then find the meanings of those words and revise them daily.
  • Use them in your daily conversations.
  • The next day, watch another movie and keep on doing the same method.
  • Keep recognizing the words which you have written earlier when the next movie plays.
  • Remember that your goal is to learn English. So concentrate on English and not the movie.
  • Slowly and steadily, you will be able to communicate.

 

 

2. Install grammar apps :

  • If you know English but lack some skills in proper sentence formation, spellings etc, and you have to WRITE some stuff in English, mostly on a computer or mobile, you can download some apps which help you do so.
  • Grammarly is a good app. It highlights mistakes and recommends corrections. It’s free too!

App link for pc:- https://app.grammarly.com/ 

Apps for mobile:-

  • ginger keyboard

link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gingersoftware.android.keyboard&hl=en,

  • Flesky

link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.syntellia.fleksy.keyboard&hl=en

  • Grammarly

link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.grammarly.android.keyboard&hl=en

 

3. E-books:

  • Ebooks are handy and affordable.
  • You can locate words, screenshot the screen, use audio to hear the book, use zoom features and you can copy-paste something you like.
  • It makes it better and easier to use than a normal book.
  • You can also read summaries instead of the entire book which will save your time.
  • Top novels, easy to read grammar books etc are all available as ebooks.

 

links to ebooks:-

  1. http://openebooks.net/
  2. https://www.ebooks.com/
  3. http://bookboon.com/

You can also buy the amazon kindle tablet which is specially made for reading ebooks.

Buy it here:- https://www.amazon.in/Kindle-eBooks/b?ie=UTF8&node=1634753031

 

 

4. English songs.

  • If you wanna test your English skills, I recommend listening to English songs.
  • Listening to a 3-minute song is also better than watching a 2 hr long movie.

Easy method:-

  • Start YouTube.
  • Type a song.
  • suffix it with “lyrics”
  • Open the lyrical video.
  • Follow the pen and paper method from point no 1.

 

Note :

  • Again the accent problem will still prevail.
  • You have to choose only one accent to follow for learning English.
  • If you keep mixing accents, it will be difficult for you to learn English.
  • So, stick to one accent only and listen to songs of that accent.

 

5. Kid story books:-

  • Story booksare not very complicated to understand.
  • They have simple sentences.
  • They can help develop basic English if not fluent English.

 

Again follow the pen and paper method for this trick too.

 

You can also buy story books from Amazon if you don’t have them at home.

Link:- https://www.amazon.in/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=kids+story+books+&rh=n%3A1571277031%2Ck%3Akids+story+books+

 

Note :

  1. To use the above methods, you need to have at least some basic knowledge of alphabets and word formations.
  2. We don’t claim all of them to be 100% correct. But they are a worth try.
  3. To master English, you need to SPEAK English too. Try speaking it more often than before.

 

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