Thursday, June 27, 2013

Project: Did you know? - 4 [ Interesting facts of animals]

Here, I'm with something new interesting facts again.

It's time to know about some interesting facts about animals/mammals/insects

When they are upset, their sweat turns Red
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 (image courtesy: wikipedia)

Tigers not only have stripes on their fur, they also have them on their skin. No two tigers ever have the same strips.
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Butterflies have two compound eyes consisting of thousands of lenses, yet they can only see the colours red, green and yellow.
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African Elephants
African elephants are the largest of Earth's land mammals. Their enormous ears help them to keep cool in the hot African climate

The roar of a lion can be heard from 8 kilometers (5.0 miles) away.
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Cheetahs are the only big cat that cannot roar. The can purr though and usually purr most loudly when they are grooming or sitting near other cheetahs.
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Giraffes are ruminants. This means that they have more than one stomach. In fact, giraffes have four stomachs, the extra stomachs assisting with digesting food

Frogs actually use their eyes to help them swallow food. When the frog blinks, its eyeballs are pushed downwards creating a bulge in the roof of its mouth. This bulge squeezes the food inside the frog's mouth down the back of its throat.

Sharks lay the biggest eggs in the world.
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Jellyfish don’t have brains
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Polar bear
Despite the white, fluffy appearance of Polar Bears fur, it actually has black skin.
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Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can
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So many more on :
This website is so amazing. For kids, it's an amazing learning zone. It covers up topics related to animals, science, experiments, quiz and much more.

Disclaimer: The information/pics shared has been taken from different sources while doing research. Credit goes to those people who own it. In case of any issue kindly let me know.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Project: Did you know? -3 [ Proud to publish this post]

This time I found something really interesting, which I'm actually fasinated about - Our country INDIA - VANDE MATARAM

I'm Proud to do this project, doing this project I get to know and learn so many things which I wouldn't have known otherwise.

Being a Proud Indian, Love to tell you the Interesting facts about INDIA

  • India never invaded any country in her last 100000 years of history.
  • When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization)
  • The name 'India' is derived from the River Indus, the valleys around which were the home of the early settlers. The Aryan worshippers referred to the river Indus as the Sindhu.
  • The Persian invaders converted it into Hindu. The name 'Hindustan' combines Sindhu and Hindu and thus refers to the land of the Hindus.
  • Chess was invented in India.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.
  • The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India in 100 B.C.
  • The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur, Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne piece of granite. This magnificent temple was built in just five years, (between 1004 AD and 1009 AD) during the reign of Rajaraja Chola. 
  • India is the largest democracy in the world, the 7th largest Country in the world, and one of the most ancient civilizations.
  • The game of Snakes & Ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called 'Mokshapat'. The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. In time, the game underwent several modifications, but its meaning remained the same, i.e. good deeds take people to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births.
  • The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
  • India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.
  • The largest employer in India is the Indian Railways, employing over a million people.
  • The world's first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education. 
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to mankind. The Father of Medicine, Charaka, consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  • The Art of Navigation & Navigating was born in the river Sindh over 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word 'NAVGATIH'. The word navy is also derived from the Sanskrit word 'Nou'.
  • Bhaskaracharya rightly calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the Sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. According to his calculation, the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun was 365.258756484 days.
  • The value of "pi" was first calculated by the Indian Mathematician Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century, long before the European mathematicians.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus also originated in India.Quadratic Equations were used by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10*53 (i.e. 10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 B.C.during the Vedic period.Even today, the largest used number is Terra: 10*12(10 to the power of 12).
  • Until 1896, India was the only source of diamonds in the world
    (Source: Gemological Institute of America).
  • The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.
  • Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Surgery. Over2600 years ago Sushrata & his team conducted complicated surgeries like cataract, artificial limbs, cesareans, fractures, urinary stones, plastic surgery and brain surgeries.
  • Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient Indian medicine. Detailed knowledge of anatomy, embryology, digestion, metabolism,physiology, etiology, genetics and immunity is also found in many ancient Indian texts.
  • India exports software to 90 countries.
  • The four religions born in India - Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, are followed by 25% of the world's population
  • Jainism and Buddhism were founded in India in 600 B.C. and 500 B.C. respectively.
  • Islam is India's and the world's second largest religion.
  • There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.
  • The oldest European church and synagogue in India are in the city of Cochin. They were built in 1503 and 1568 respectively.
  • Jews and Christians have lived continuously in India since 200 B.C. and 52 A.D. respectively
  • The largest religious building in the world is Angkor Wat, a Hindu Temple in Cambodia built at the end of the 11th century.
  • The Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupathi built in the 10th century, is the world's largest religious pilgrimage destination. Larger than either Rome or Mecca, an average of 30,000 visitors donate $6 million (US) to the temple everyday.
  • Sikhism originated in the Holy city of Amritsar in Punjab. Famous for housing the Golden Temple, the city was founded in 1577.
  • Varanasi, also known as Benaras, was called "the Ancient City" when Lord Buddha visited it in 500 B.C., and is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.
  • India provides safety for more than 300,000 refugees originally from Sri Lanka, Tibet, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who escaped to flee religious and political persecution.
  • His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, runs his government in exile from Dharmashala in northern India.
  • Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist missionaries.
  • Yoga has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

for more details visit :
This website gives more details to know INDIA better - culture and Heritage,States/UT's,Districts of India, National Elements of India, General Info and many more.

Disclaimer: The information shared has been taken from different sources while doing research. Credit goes to those people who own it. In case of any issue kindly let me know.

Project: Did you know? - 2 [ Strawberry Festival - CANADA]

Here, once again I have come up with some interesting things happening around the world.

 Strawberries - Wow! Love it....!

Imagine you get to eat lots of Strawberries, get to play amazing games, get to watch fireworks, winning some contests, do shopping and having more fun with family and friends along with your little pets.
The day has come where you and your family can chill out. It's the Carnival day - CANADA day.

Whitchurch Stouffville Strawberry Festival - 2013

Venue : Stouffville
Date : June 28 - 30, 2013 ( Just 3days to go)
Region: York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters

Street Market : Street Market on Main Street and Park Drive. Over 150 artisans, crafters, and merchants will set up shop on Main Street and Park Drive. Go and stroll the streets and enjoy local crafts, food, entertainment and more

Kids & Family: Fun for the whole family! It's a day out and enjoy the fun and games, and participate in contests. Bike Decorating contest, People's Parade, Family Fun Run, Ballon creation, Puppetshow, Magic show, Car show, Giant Mural -Kids can colour and draw on, lots of games and more. banner3

 Music & Entertainment : Live performances, Fireworks

 for more details visit
Disclaimer: The information shared has been taken from different sources while doing research. Credit goes to those people who own it. In case of any issue kindly let me know.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Project: Did you know? - 1 [ Jaipur Literature Festival- 2014]

This is my first Project - Project: Did you know?

Project: Did you know is all about some interesting things which happen in our daily lives but are not aware of.

In this project, I'm introducing this new concept where I put up the interesting things which I came across while reading a magazine/ browsing on the net/ heard from someone/media or by any other source of information.

Here, this project covers up all the interesting things which happens around the world. I'm trying to cover up all the areas in this project like Art, Innovative ideas, Science, Handicrafts, Creative stuffs, Events etc.

One of the interesting thing which I found while browsing -

DSC JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL - 2014, Asia- Pacific's Largest literary festival

DSC Jaipur Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, and the most prestigious celebration of national and international literature to be held in India. It encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, performances, children’s workshops and interactive activities held in the beautiful heritage property, Diggi Palace in the Rajasthani capital of Jaipur. Entering its sixth year, JLF is now regarded as the Kumbh Mela of Indian and international writing, drawing in writers and readers from across India and the wider world: from America, Europe, Africa and from across the breadth of South Asia, the brightest, most brilliant, funny, moving and remarkable authors come to Jaipur every January

The festival is Free and Open to All.(Photo ID reqd)
You can choose to become Delegate at special rates with certain privileges.
And also avail accomodation and transport at festival rates.

Registrations for 2014 will commence in July
Dates for JLF 2014 announced are Jan 17 -21st 2014
Venue : Diggi Palace, Jaipur

for more details view -

If you know something interesting, do share with me.

Disclaimer: The information shared has been taken from different sources while doing research. Credit goes to those people who own it. In case of any issue kindly let me know.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Yummy... Cakes.... First try!!

"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself." - Jean Anouilh

Ummmm... Once again attempted to prepare cakes for my loved ones.
It turned out to be a delicious one.

Valentine's day Special - Eggless Molten lava Cake

My Hubby's B'day - Special Eggless Chocolate Brownie

My Daughter's B'day - Special Eggless Black forest cake( with gems - my daughter's fav)

Destination : Golden Temple, Kushalnagar INDIA [ buddham saranam gacchami]

 "The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood." 

After a long time... Me, my hubby and my 2yr old daughter planned to go for a vacation.

The place which we chose to go was Madikeri ( Coorg) - Nature at its Best. Madikeri in one word can be expressed as - AWESOME. There are so many beautiful places in and around Madikeri. Like Omkareshwara Temple, Abbey falls, Raja Seat, Bhagamandala, Golden Temple, Dubare- Elephant camp, Cauvery Nisargadhama, Talacauvery, Irpu falls, Mandalpatti.
We stayed at Aarti Homestay in Madikeri near Dairy Farm( just 2kms from Bus stand). It came upto Rs.1000/per day. It was an amazing stay. They helped me with cooking for my 2yr old daughter which I was actually looking out during our stay.
Madikeri is known for its Coffee, Varieties of Herbal Oil and N number of spices - Ummm couldn't resist and ended up picking up quite a few :)
Let me take you through all the places which we visited. 
Lets start of with one of the Amazing place which we visited.

Golden Temple - a Tibetan Monastery, Kushalnagar.
Golden Temple, a Tibetan Monastery is a beautiful place not to be missed out. It’s around 6kms from Kushalnagar. It is located in Bylakuppe. This place gives an education to the Buddist children who wishes to become monks.

This place is surrounded by beautiful garden.

Once you get inside the temple, you get to see 40 ft tall three statues - Buddha, Padmasambhava, Amitayus. So Calm and Peaceful.

This is how it looks altogether.

If you get a chance to see how they pray... do check out....  It's AMAZING
I was fasinated with two things - the wooden hanging and the portaits which has been painted so beautifully depicting Gods and Demons from Tibetan Buddhist Mythology.
Apart from this there are three more temples inside the compound. Among the three, two were closed and the other one looked like the pic below-
And One of the thing which I found interesting within the compound was a miniature of monastery. It was so beautifully made. Do not miss to check out during your visit.

Once you come out of the Temple, you can do shopping - Tibetan stuffs like incense, keychains, wooden hangings, caps, some amazing handicrafts etc.
During our visit to Golden Temple- Kushalnagar,  we also covered Dubare Elephant Camp and Cauvery Nisargadhama.
Overall all we had an amazing time visiting this place.
Do follow my blogs for the rest of the places of Madikeri.
check me on Outdoor wednesday as well