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Drinking 101: How to order a cocktail?

Drinking 101: How to order a cocktail?

Missy and Tiffany, 22, just graduated from The Big School in Palo Alto. They studied so hard, that they partied very little.
Now, it was time for them to learn about happy hour, cocktails and mixology. Before exploring the numerous hot spots they read about on Yelp,  the did what most nerds do to learn about “things.” The went online and got drunk on information.
Tiffany thought Drinking Well and not throwing up in public was important.
Missy wanted to learn to like Scotch and wanted to know exactly what to order in a dive bar. Her cousin told her not to order a Cosmopolitan in a skanky, dive bar. She learned Rum/Coke, Gin/Tonic, Vodka/Orange were all very cool to order. The two girls spent hours scouring
Somewhere, Missy had heard about a Palo Alto hot spot called Rosewood.the girl decided to dress up and go play where the big kids were. They would merely copy the other girls.
The two, petite, recent college graduates spent hours on Pinterest looking at cocktail dresses and traipsed through H&M and Forever 21. They both bought dresses, went on YouTube for make up tips and they were ready.
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The girls entered the bar and saw swarms of women floating around flirting. There were many men – lots looked like engineers from their classes. They “bellied up to the bar,” as instructed online. They both ordered white wine, to be safe. Liquor might be quicker, but they were still a little unsure.
The floorshow– was women in two’s and three’s drinking with one man, going on to another, people leaving the bar and returning was like watching The Animal Channel. It no time, the girls realized they were in Cougar Town.
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Eight Tips For Sustainable Blogging

Eight Tips For Sustainable Blogging

1. Blog like nobody is watching.

Have you heard the expression “Dance like nobody’s watching”? It’s always been a favorite quote of mine, especially when I’m on a dance floor and I’m feeling self-conscious about making a fool of myself. I think about people looking at me and I lose my rhythm. But as soon as I think, Who cares? Pretend nobody is watching, I can shut down my doubts and forget about everyone else. I tune the world out, let the music move through me, and I dance.
This same sentiment works with blogging. If you feel self-conscious about writing, write like nobody is reading. Get it out. Let the words flow and don’t worry about anyone else. Your blog is your place to express yourself.

2. Don’t let perfection be a blocker.

The imperfect book that gets published is better than the perfect book that never leaves my computer.
— Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
The first tip, to blog like nobody is watching, is about getting the initial words out without censoring yourself. This tip is about editing once the words are on the screen.
Sometimes you’ll pen a rough draft, but then get stuck when tidying the post for publication. “Do I leave this paragraph or do I cut it? Maybe I shouldn’t use that word. Wow, does this even make sense? I can’t publish this — it’s not just right.”
It’s very easy to get analysis paralysis. Let it go. Perfect is the enemy of Done.

3. Use the device you have with you.

The best blogging device is the one that is closest at hand. Have you ever been out in the world, had an idea for a post, and thought, “I can’t wait to get home to my computer so I can blog about this”?

4. Challenge yourself.

Speaking of dedicating a month to publishing from a mobile device, I’m going to let you in on a big secret: many long-term bloggers sustain their blogs through the years by setting challenges for themselves. Here are a few goals from seasoned bloggers:
Blogger Vanessa Martir, who has been blogging since 2012, challenged herself to publish an essay each week in 2016. The result? “The Relentless Files,” now in week 44.
  • Zandy Ring of Revelry Reverie set a goal to blog from her mobile device for one month. The month turned to much longer, and now Zandy publishes almost exclusively from the mobile app.  Zandy has been blogging since 2010 and is currently on a 93-day streak.
  • Erica Varlese of Greetings From has been blogging since 2011. In 2015 she decided to snap one photograph per day for a year. Once a week, she published a roundup of the week’s photographs. Take a look at her post, “365 Photos – 52/52!” for a recap of the project.
  • In April 2015, I challenged myself to publish one 10-minute freewritefrom my prompt box every day for a month on my Butterfly Mind blog.I did this April, then again in November, and again whenever I want to jump-start my blog. Challenges like this have kept me blogging since 2012.
  • Last year, Luca Sartoni dedicated to publishing a post a day for a month. The month was successful, so Luca stretched and challenged himself to a year. He has been blogging since 2006 and is currently on a 305-day streak.
  • Ben Dwyer challenged himself to publish one haiku per day for a year on his site Diurnal HaikuThe daily haiku continued long after the first year was over, and he is currently on a 609-day streak. Ben has been publishing on his Scruffian blog since 2005.

5. Schedule instead of saving as Draft.

Screenshot of scheduling a WordPress post

Schedule instead of saving as Draft
This is a trick I learned recently from Sheri Bigelow of Cuteness, in all its versatility. Sheri has been photoblogging since 2008, and she recommends that when you start a post, schedule it for publication.
Saving a post as a draft makes it easy to abandon it. Scheduling gives you a deadline, motivates you to complete your thoughts, and results in a published blog post at the end.

6. Give your blog a makeover.

Your blog is your online home. Make it a place where you want to spend time. If you visit your site and are bored, or don’t like the way it looks, or don’t feel cozy and comfortable, you won’t be motivated to keep it active.
When you visit your blog and don’t want to hang out there, it’s time to freshen it up. Move the furniture around, paint the walls. You can do this by activating a new theme, rearranging widgets, and you can even change colors and fonts.
If you are nervous about making changes to your site while it’s live, here are some tips for freshening up your blog’s look. Once you love the way your blog feels, you’ll want to spend time there. You’ll want to invite people over to show it off. You’ll be excited to publish to it so you can sit in it and admire your work.

7. Mix it up.

A blog can contain multitudes. It doesn’t have to consist exclusively of brilliant, thoughtful posts. It doesn’t have to just be photos. One day you can publish a favorite quote. Another day you might publish a photograph from your morning walk. One day you might publish a thoughtful essay you spent a week writing. Another day you can link to a funny video you watched.
Many successful long-term bloggers, including Matt Mullenweg, WordPress co-founder and blogger since 2002, publish a combination of the following:
  • Individual photographs
  • Quotes
  • Thoughtful essays
  • Videos
  • Links
  • Photo galleries
  • Quick blurbs

8. Have fun!

Your blog is your place to express yourself. Enjoy it. Play with it. Try new things, poke around, experiment. It doesn’t have to be anything other than what you want it to be. Have fun with it!
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15 Ways to Improve Your Cooking Life, 5 Minutes at a Time

There are a number of ways to become a better cook: You can read a lot of cookbooks, learn from the experts, go to culinary school, or work your way through The Kitchn’s Cooking and Baking Schools. You can make the same recipe dozens of times or cook all day to prep for the week or a big party. Do any of these at any time, and you’ll improve your cooking skills — no doubt about it!
The only potential problem? You need time to do most of those things. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could improve your cooking life in — oh, say — five-minute chunks instead? You can! Our list of mini tasks and projects to do in five minutes or less will make cooking feel easier, faster, and a little bit more experienced.


15 Five-Minute Projects to Improve Your Cooking Life

1. Practice knife skills by chopping an extra onion.

The next time you chop an onion, chop an extra one to work on your knife skills. If you have more than five minutes and really want to get into the swing of things, chop a whole bunch to caramelize, and then freeze.

2. Practice cutting food into same-sized pieces.

As Faith once wrote, the “real mark of good knife skills is being able to reliably cut everything to the same size.” You want everything to cook at the same rate, so it pays to practice cutting your food precisely and evenly.
How do you learn to do this? Start with carrots!

3. Practice cracking a bunch of eggs with one hand.

If you’re planning to make a quiche or something that uses a lot of eggs, take the opportunity to practice the one-handed egg crack. Knowing how to crack an egg with one hand is more than just a cool trick; it’s actually really practical, since it frees up your other hand to stir or whisk at the same time. Watch our video tutorial, and then give it a try.

4. Work on your pan flip technique with dry beans.

When Ariel was in culinary school, her instructor told her to practice her pan flipwith a bag of dried beans. That’s right — when you practice pan flipping with dried beans instead of real (hot) food, you don’t have to stress about spilling. If you spill, no big deal!

5. Make a sourdough starter.

If you love the taste of sourdough bread but don’t have anyone who can pass a starter down to you, good news! You can make your own. You just need to stir some water and flour together, and then let it sit. Yes, you have to tend to it over the next few days, but it takes hardly any time to get it started.

6. Brown something without moving it for 5 minutes.

The one mistake every beginner makes in the kitchen? Moving food around too much in the pan. The next time you sear a piece of meat or brown a pan of vegetables, don’t fiddle with it every 20 seconds. Let it sit for a good five minutes before turning or stirring so it really, truly browns, which builds flavor.

7. Practice deglazing (and clean the pan while you’re at it).

If you’ve really seared a piece of meat or caramelized onions into golden goodness, the bottom of your pan probably shows it. You could spend 10 minutes scrubbing after dinner, or you could spend an extra five minutes now, while you’re still cooking, to deglaze the pan, concentrate the flavor — and lo! — clean it as well. Totally worth knowing how to do. Read all about how to do it here:

8. Grate a bunch of citrus zest and freeze it.

Fresh citrus zest is a fantastic way to perk up a dish, but you might not always have it on hand. Instead of running out to the store, take five minutes the next time you have a few lemons, limes, and oranges around, zest them all, then freeze. (Here’s what you can do with those zested lemons.)

9. Smell your spices.

When was the last time (or ever!) you really smelled your spices? Go through your spice drawer today and smell every one so you become familiar with them on their own. Notice how they differ from one another, and note the ones that really get your attention. (Also notice if you can’t smell anything. If that’s the case, toss that spice out and replace.)

10. Clean your spice grinder.

While you’re at it, clean your spice grinder. If you grind spices a lot, you’ve probably built up an excess of oils and spice fragments. It’s super easy to clean out — just grab some rice!
 11. Separate your measuring spoons.
Let us fill you in on a little secret: If you keep all your measuring spoons in a pile in the drawer, there’s a better way. Don’t rummage through that pile to find the one you need; just separate out the teaspoon and tablespoons — or the ones you find you use the most often — and put them in their own little container, like Faith did here. Little time-saving organizing tips like this make life better. (And definitely take them off the ring! Same goes for measuring cups.)

12. Test and calibrate your food thermometer.

Are you sure your food thermometer is accurate? It won’t do you much good if it isn’t! Test it by placing it in ice water and boiling water. It should display 32°F in ice water, or 212°F in boiling water. If the reading is off, it needs to be calibrated.

13. Use up almost-empty jam, mustard, and tomato paste.

This is a very satisfying project to do when you have a few spare minutes. Open your fridge and pull out all the almost-empty jars and tubes of jam, mustard, or tomato paste. (We know they’re in there.)

14. Make quick-pickled red onions.

There are so many ways to use pickled red onions. Make a batch in five minutes and it’ll keep in your fridge for weeks. Every cook should have a jar around.

15. Make a big jar of salad dressing.

You already know homemade salad dressings are where it’s at, but are you making enough at one time? A typical salad dressing recipe yields one cup or less, but you can save time and encourage more salad eating by making a big batch all at once. Double or triple a salad dressing recipe and fill up a large Ball jar to get you through dozens of weekday salads.
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6 Top Baba Ramdev Divya Patanjali Ayurvedic weight loss & obesity products & medicines - Tipsmonk


Obesity is one major health problem in most of the people today. Countries like United States and Germany which are highly developed in science and medicine aspects are among the top 10 countries with high number of obesity cases. Now what to say about countries like Nigeria and Myanmar. Even people in countries like India and China which follow ancient medical sciences are suffering from obesity problems by blindly imitating the food habits of western countries. And people in these countries are forgetting their own native food habits and getting habituated to foreign foods which doesn’t suit them and are facing many health problems.

And now coming to the matter of highly developed countries like United States and Germany, people of these countries got addicted to luxury lives and are leading their very lazy lifestyles. And they are addicted to high fat foods like burgers and pizzas. Unlike today, ancestors in India used to lead a perfect lifestyle in every aspect from their food to work. They used to have meal only 2 times a day, one at between 10 and 11 AM and another between 5 and 6 PM. So by eating in this way they used to get enough time to digest the food they ate.

And they doesn’t used to have 2 to 4 times snacks in between meals like we have today. Even they used to work very hard unlike sitting under AC rooms in front of computers like we do today. People in those days used to do exercises and yoga regularly for 30 to 45 minutes. Because of all these things they used to be fit and healthy even in 70’s and 80’s.

And while people are leading such a drastic lifestyle, Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev had really tried hard and been trying to get a healthy change in their lifestyles with the patanjali products for weight loss. Baba Ramdev is one major personality to speak about who brought yoga back to daily life.

Baba Ramdev, born as Ramkrishna Yadav in Haryana of India had taught many people yoga for free through TV channel and youtube videos. Baba Ramdev had even taught yoga to many popular celebrities and received appraisals from them. And to make all people healthy and disease free he founded Patanjali Yogpeeth. Patanjali Yogpeeth by Baba Ramdev is the institute based in India for the practice and promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda. Through this foundation Baba Ramdev had taught yoga and ayurveda to thousands of people at less cost.

Baba Ramdev had also started producing Ayurvedic products through Patanjali Yogpeeth with the aim of making people healthy and disease free. The prices of all the patanjali obesity products are cheap and are affordable to almost all.

Baba Ramdev had already taught us many tips and yoga asanas on topics like how to lose weight, how to burn extra fat through many videos and articles. And now Baba Ramdev comes with some top patanjali products for weight loss through his Patanjali Yogpeeth.

Since a lot of people for searching for patanjali slimming products, I have made some research on ramdev products for weight loss and mentioned those in the list of patanjali products for weight loss below. Now let’s get into those patanjali fat cutter list which helps for weight loss and curing obesity.


#1 Divya Medohar Vati : Baba Ramdev patanjali products for weight loss

Divya Medohar Vati is the first recommended product for weight loss and obesity problems by ayurvedic doctors at Baba Ramdev Patanjali Yogpeeth. Medohar Vati Patanjali is completely made from natural herbs an really helps a lot in burning your fat very fast. This is the top and best fat cutter.

Divya Medohar Vati - Baba Ramdev Patanjali ayurvedic products and medicines for weight loss & Obesity - Tipsmonk

This is the top patanjali product for weight loss. This Patanjali product is a must in baba ramdev diet chart for weight loss. Divya medohar vati is made by most beneficial ayurveda herbs like Amla, Viavidang, Baheda, Harad, Shudha guggul, Kutki, Babul Gond, Nishoth, Shilajeet. All these natural herbs are very useful in reducing excess weight in the body. These ayurveda herbs not only help you in reducing weight but also increases your immunity power and prepares you in fighting many regular diseases like cold, cough, fever, headaches and more.

Divya Medohar Vati works like magic in breaking fat molecules and make you fit and healthy. The powerful herbs in Divya Medohar Vati helps in regulating appetite and thereby make you bring change in your food habits. Divya Medohar Vati comes in the form tablets. Divya Medohar Vati can be consumed by people of all ages. Yes, this ayurvedic product can reduce weight for people of all ages from kids to old people. And another great thing about this Baba Ramdev weight loss product is that it comes with no side effects.

The dosage for Divya Medohar Vati is one or two tablets in morning and evening based on the prescription by doctor. Change in food habits and lifestyle is prescribed by Ayurvedic doctors at Patanjali Yogpeeth along with tablets for faster results in weight loss. 

This fat cutter medicine really works like magic. Divya Medohar Vati had really helped a lot in reducing body weight, burning excess fat and fighting obesity problem. So, now it’s your turn to try this amazing weight loss product and turn yourself fit, healthy and curvy. You can find more details of the product like price, shipping details, ingredients and more 

#2 Divya Peya Herbal Tea : Baba Ramdev patanjali products for weight loss

Are you searching for patanjali green tea for weight loss, then here it is. This is the second popular weight loss medicine in patanjali. Though we all know that herbal and green teas are very beneficial in weight loss, Divya Peya Herbal Tea works like wonder in making you fit and skinny. This is really a good fat reducer & fat burner.

Unlike other Patanjali Yogpeeth products, Divya Peya Herbal Tea can be included into your regular beverages and turn yourself healthy and fit. Yes, some people feel a little discomfort in consuming medicines in the form of capsules and powder. But this being tea powder, everyone can consume it so happily.

Divya Peya Herbal Tea - Baba Ramdev Patanjali ayurvedic products and medicines for weight loss & Obesity - Tipsmonk

Even Divya Peya Herbal Tea is made of many natural ayurvedam herbs and completely natural. This Baba Ramdev weight loss product can be consumed by people of any age and even this don’t have any side effects. Besides helping you loss weight and burn extra weight, this product also promotes good health. This is highly beneficial for people above 50 years as this can help boosting immunity power which further helps in fighting various allergies.

The dosage of this weight loss product depends on you. Use it according according to your weight and find more details of  Divya Peya Herbal Tea like product price, shipping and other details 


#3 Aloe Vera Juice : Baba Ramdev patanjali products for weight loss

This is the third top ayurvedic medicine for weight loss from patanjali and in fact a best patanjali fat burner. It is referred as the best patanjali weight loss juice. Aloe Vera juice is one famous natural herb in Ayurveda. Aloe Vera comes with a lot of benefits. Aloe Vera is one basic ingredient in almost all facial creams we use. Aloe Vera leaves contain gel which is used to cure many skin and digestive system related diseases.

Aloevera gel contains 96% water and 4% useful mineral and vitamins. Aloevera gel contains A,B,C and E vitamins which are useful in promoting health, skin complexion and hair growth. Another great fact about Aloe Vera gel is that it helps in maintaining body weight and lowering excess fat. So, Aloe Vera juice is one of the 6 best Baba Ramdev patanjali ayurvedic products for weight loss. Doctors at Patanjali Ayurveda store recommend to drink at least 3 to 4 bottle cups ( I said bottle cups, not bottles ) of juice with water everyday for better results.

But the problem with Aloe Vera juice is that it comes with some side effects. Yes, over dose of Aloe Vera juice can lead to diarrhea, allergies and more. Even Aloe Vera juice is not recommended to kids. Though Aloe Vera juice comes with some side effects, they are not so harmful and life taking. But, it’s better to consume Aloe Vera juice with proper prescription and recommendation from doctors. But this is of the the best slimming products by Patanjali. 

#4 Triphala Guggul : Baba Ramdev patanjali products for weight loss

Triphala Guggul helps in igniting the digestive fire and helps in better digestion of food whatever you ate. Triphala Guggulu helps in maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol and burns excess fat in the bodyTriphala Guggul is made of two most useful natural ayurvedic herbs Triphala and Guggul. These two individual herbs have their own benefits and are suggested for many diseases in Ayurveda. Made with two highly powerful herbs, Triphala Guggul comes with a lot of benefits other than weight management.

Yes, regular  intake of Triphala Guggul can helps in fighting health problems like fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, indigestion and more besides obesity. Because of all these benefits, Triphala Guggul became one top recommended product by Baba Ramdev Patanjali  Ayurvedic doctors. Triphala Guggul mostly comes in the form of Tablets. This obesity medicine also comes in the form of powder. If you are willing to consume this medicine in the form of tablets/capsules, the suggested dosage is 1 tablet/capsule twice a day. It means 2 tablets a day. And if you are willing to consume in the form of powder, then the suggested dosage is 1 teaspoon of powder twice a day. It means 2 teaspoons of powder a day.

Ayurvedic gurus suggest to take this weight loss product with hot water or hot milk for better results. You can also consume Triphala Guggulu with lukewarm water or milk, but it’s not good to take with cold water or milk because it is not going to yield you the expected results.

For better and faster weight loss results, doctors suggest to avoid consumption of meat, eggs, alcohol, tobacco and cold foods. And one important thing to remember is that Triphala Guggul is not should be taken by Pregnant ladies as this leads to some health problems. Apart from pregnant ladies and kids under 12 years, this Baba Ramdev weight loss medicine can be take by anyone and fight obesity strongly.F


#5 Yoga DVD for Obesity : Baba Ramdev patanjali products for weight loss

Yoga stands top in baba ramdev weight loss tips. This is must in patanjali weight loss program. Baba Ramdev is well known to people as great yoga master than ayurvedic guru. Because that’s how Baba Ramdev got famous. Baba Ramdev gained a lot of fans and popularity with his hindi Yoga show on Aastha TV

And now coming to weight loss, Baba Ramdev has taught many Yoga techniques to fight obesity and burn excess fat. Most of these videos could be found in Youtube and even you can download Baba Ramdev yoga videos for free in many websites. But this Yoga DVD from Patanjali Yogpeeth serves as the best guidance for those who are aiming for weight loss. 

This ramdev yoga for weight loss DVD contains all patanjali weight loss tips. Besides using other divya medicines of Baba Ramdev, practising these yoga asanas can help you loss weight faster. Find more details of the Baba Ramdev weight loss yoga DVD like price of the product, shipping details here.

#6 Amla Juice : Baba Ramdev patanjali products for weight loss

Amla or Indian Gooseberry juice is highly recommended Patanjali slim medicine for many eye and health related problems. Amla juice is highly beneficial in promoting hair growth and fighting eye sight problems.Amla juice not only helps in hair growth, skin complexion and eye sight but also plays a major role inburning excess fat and helps in weight loss.

This patanjali fat loss product comes in three forms from Baba Ramdev patanjali store. One in the form of juice, other in the form of powder and last in the form of Candy. Of these amla juice is considered best for weight loss. Fat reducer Patanjali juice helps in better functioning of digestive system and promoted weight balance. The recommended dosage of is 2 to 3 table spoons of amla juice twice a day with warm water. Find all the details of the medicine like cost and shipping details .




In patanjali weight loss products review, these 6 stands top. So now you are with 6 best weight loss products of patanjali ( fat reducer Patanjali ). Why late, just get these baba ramdev products for weight loss right now and loss your weight in less than one month. There is even a good patanjali weight loss powder coming soon to the stores.

But remember, mere medicines are not going to help you in weight loss. You should have a strong determination and should change your daily lifestyle for faster results. Make yoga practice a daily habit and stay far from foods that promote weight gain like junk foods, sweats and more. Simultaneously you can also follow some other best tips and techniques like lemon juice with hot water to turn yourself fit and skinny

Now if you know some other best Baba Ramdev Patanjali ayurvedic products for obesity or weight loss kindly mention them in comments section. And don’t forget to share this post in your social circles

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GM Diet Plan 2016: General Motors Cleanse, Chart, Menu, Find Out if it Works

Fruits and Veggies for the diet

General Motors reportedly developed the GM Diet to help its employees lose weight and feel healthier. GM is said to have collaborated on the diet with both the Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture and that it was first used in field tests at Johns Hopkins Research Center in 1985.
This approach to weight loss—also known as “the cabbage soup diet” and “the Sacred Heart diet”—has been popular ever since.
This plan is said to work on the principle that the foods you eat will burn more calories than the amount of energy (calories) they provide for the body to store in the form of fat. People have reported losses of between 10 and 17 lbs per week on this plan.
While there is no evidence online that concludes that General Motors is the actual source of this plan (see this op-ed piece in the New York Times), there are plenty of reports of success by people who have done the plan.

Overview of the GM Diet

The General Motors Diet is a seven-day eating plan that has been reported to bring weight losses of 10 to 17 lbs. in a week, compared to 1 to 2 lbs. per week on most conventional plans.
It not only reduces weight but puts the body through a detoxification process. This is because the content of it is mostly water: fruits, vegetables, milk and soup, as well as 6-8 glasses of water daily.
(Note: Toxins are stored in the fatty areas of the body. The GM approach can initiate rapid fat loss and hence, detoxification.)
This detox will cleanse the body and set it up for better overall health after the seven days. After you have completed the detoxification process, you might find that you can no longer face the unhealthful, processed foods that may have led to your becoming overweight in the first place.
The main eating plan of the General Motors plan can be modified for people whose regular eating patterns may be different. This includes an Indian and vegetarian version. Hence, the GM eating plan is not as restrictive as some other plans.
Both the fruits and vegetables that are eaten on this plan and the amount of water that is drunk promote faster digestion. This can help you lose weight quicker as the body is not holding on to what it does not need. By drinking at least 6-8 glasses of water a day, the body will begin to realize that it does not need to retain water as it is getting all the water it needs on a regular basis.
The GM plan can be of particular benefit to people who have suffered from constipation, as this eating regimen promotes regular bowel movements (necessary for good overall health). This helps rid the body of waste products and toxins that can make you feel sluggish and unhealthy.
There is no specific exercise recommendation in the GM plan.

7-Day GM Diet vs Other Weight-Loss Plans

While this is a workable plan that has been around for decades (known variously as “the cabbage diet” or “Sacred Heart Diet” in addition to “the GM Diet”), no single plan is appropriate for all people.
If you’re deciding whether or not to do this way of eating, you’ll find this comparison useful. We’ve put together the details on how the GM plan stacks up against two of today’s most popular — and our favorite — plans. The other plans, Venus FactorThe 3-Week Diet each have a wider range of benefits, including a supporting community of other dieters and detailed resources making it much easier to stay on track with the plans.
Depending on what you need from a program and your personal preferences, there may be a better plan for you than the GM plan.

Overview: Day-by-Day Meal Chart

On each of the seven days, you will drink 6 -8 glasses of water, except where otherwise noted.
Day 1 You can eat any fruit but bananas. There is no limit on quantity; eat as much fruit as you want. It is recommended that you eat a lot of melons on the first day. In fact, if you limit your fruit consumption to melons, it will get your weight loss off to a great start.

Day 2 Fruits are replaced with vegetables on the second day. You can eat them either cooked or raw and there is restriction on the types or amount you can eat. You can even have a baked potato for breakfast on this day, with a pat of butter if you like. This will provide the body with the complex carbohydrates that will provide energy for the rest of the day. Vegetables provide plenty of essential nutrients and fiber and are virtually calorie-free.
Day 3 Except for bananas and potatoes, you can eat a mixture of fruit and vegetables on this day—as much variety as you like, in whatever quantities you choose. Potatoes are no longer needed, as carbohydrates will come from the fruit. By this stage the body is prepared to start burning excess pounds.
Day 4 Bananas, milk and soup make up the menu. You can eat up to eight bananas and three glasses of milk on this day (although you may find that you don’t eat all the bananas). You may consume as much of the soup as you like. (Soup recipe below) The bananas are important because they will help to replace the potassium and sodium that the body would have lost in the previous three days. There should be fewer cravings for sweets by this point.
Day 5 Today, you will eat beef and tomatoes: six whole tomatoes and two 10 oz. portions of beef. The beef can be eaten in the form of hamburger patties. All of the tomatoes should be eaten but not all the beef needs to be consumed. Increase your water intake by one quart today to help the body cleanse itself of the uric acid that will be produced by digesting the beef. The meat will provide your body with iron and protein and tomatoes provide fiber, which aids digestion.
Day 6 You will eat beef again today but will replace the tomatoes with a variety of vegetables of your own choosing. You may eat as much of each as you like. Note that by this day, the body is completely inclined towards weight loss and you should see a noticeable difference in the way you look and feel compared to when you started the diet.
Day 7 On the last day of the plan, you eat brown rice, fruit juice and unlimited vegetables. After following the meal plan for the last seven days, you should have completely cleansed and flushed out your system and should also find that you are 10 to 17 lbs. lighter than you were a week ago.

What Beverages Are Allowed?

7 day gmWater is the recommended choice of beverage on this weight-loss plan and should be consumed in large quantities. However, there are a number of other drinks that are allowed, as long as they are consumed alongside water. These include black coffeeblack tea and club soda.

What Happens When The Diet Has Finished?

If you still have more weight to lose after following the plan for one week, you can repeat it as many times as you require. Following the first week, you can reintroduce some alcohol (beer or white wine only) but it should not be consumed to excess.
The question of whether the weight will stay off after the person has finished the diet depends more on you than the diet itself.
The GM plan consists of fresh, unprocessed food. If you get into the habit of eating these types of foods, then this will make it easier for you to keep the weight off. However, if you go back to the same eating habits that led you to them become overweight, you will likely put the weight back on.
Throughout the week, you should undertake regular exercise along with the eating plan. You should aim for at least ten minutes every day. The body may experience a shock when you start it because it is such a different way of eating that what the body is used to. Exercise will help the body to deal with the shock.
Getting in the habit of regular exercise will also help you to keep the weight off after you have reached your target weight.

Are There Any Side Effects To The GM Diet?

You might experience sudden muscle weakness during the first few days. This is because you will not be consuming any protein during this time. Exercise can help to make the muscles feel stronger (and they will begin to feel strong again when protein is introduced later on in the week).
Another side effect is dehydration and incessant thirst. You can prevent this by increasing your intake of water. On the GM plan, you are encouraged to drink as much water as you possibly can. Feel free to increase the amount of water until you are satisfied.
You may also experience headaches initially. These will disappear once your body gets used to this new way of eating. Drinking a lot of water and engaging in regular exercise will also help alleviate these headaches.

How to Make the Famous GM Soup

The GM Soup is ridiculously easy to make and consists of mainly vegetable ingredients. This soup can be eaten throughout the week in unlimited quantities and the eating of the soup as often as possible is encouraged.

Tip: The soup helps you stay hydrated while your body is clearing out excess fat.
To make the soup…
Chop vegetables and combine all ingredients in a large soup pot. Simmer for at least 45 minutes or until the vegetables are fully cooked. For a slight variation, try grilling the fresh vegetables before adding them to water.
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India’s Top 10 Places for Wildlife Safari Holidays

India’s Top 10 Places for Wildlife Safari Holidays

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Amid the noise of the horns, the chirping of the birds fades away,
Amid the tall concrete buildings, the green heavens fade away,
Thus, now it’s high time to enjoy a genuine wildlife getaway.
With more than 99 national parks, 40 tiger reserves and 450 wildlife sanctuaries, India has cosseted enthralling species of fauna and flora. Be it the mountains of Uttarakhand or the deserts of Rajasthan, every nook and cranny of India embraces rich wildlife. Especially, if you are eager to get a sight of the big striped cats – the tigers, India is the ultimate destination to visit.
In case all this has made you excited and you are thinking to spend some time amidst the wilderness of the respective nation, you are at the right place. Mentioned below are India’s top 10 places for enjoying unforgettable wildlife safari holidays. Read and take a virtual tour.

1. Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Stretched across 1,334 square kilometers, the Ranthambore National Park is a home to the royal predators dwelling in the royal land of Rajasthan. Tigers being the main attraction of the park easily fetch the interest of wildlife photographers. While enjoying a safari in Ranthambore, you will be enthralled by the sight of these cats prancing freely and absorbing the warmth of the desert. In addition to the tigers, there are various other wild beings like Sloth Bears, Wild Boars, Sambar and so on that lure tourists.
Best Time to Visit: The park remains open from October to June, but the ideal time to sight tigers is March – May.

2. Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand

The journey of the Jim Corbett began in 1936, when it was announced as Asia’s very first National Park. Thereafter, in 1974 it was established as the first Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger, and since then the saga hasn’t seen a full stop. Residing in this oldest established national park is the most furious member of the cat family, the Tigers. People from different parts of the world visit Corbett just to get a glimpse of these brilliantly dangerous cats. Besides tigers, Jim Corbett National Park is a habitat of Fishing Cats, Serow, Goral, Himalayan Tahr and several other fascinating wild species.
Best Time to Visit: Visitors are welcomed from Mid November to June end, and the best time for tiger sighting is March to May.

3. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Do you wish to get the spectacular vista of the Royal Bengal Tigers? If yes, come and bask in the wilderness of the Bandhavgarh National Park. Owing to the presence of the striped cats and various other exotic fauna species, Bandhavgarh is counted among the best places for wildlife safari in India. In the past this place worked as a hunting ground for the royalties, but with time the scenario has changed. Presently, Bandhavgarh is a protected area wherein different wild beings can live and prosper intrepidly.
Best Time to Visit: You can visit the park between mid October and June, but if you are there just for the big cats, March to May is the ideal season.

4. Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

While the Sher Khan of the Jungle Book roars in the pages, the tiger of Kanha roars in the real woods. More popular as the Mogli land, Kanha is the place that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s best ever classic – the Jungle Book. Be it Bagheera (Black Panther), Baloo (Bear), Kaa (Python), Hathi (Elephant) or Sher Khan (Bengal Tiger), every character of that best seller emanated from the real time inhabitants of  the Kanha National Park. Thus, it would not be wrong to state that the wonderful terrain of Kanha is among the perfect places that boast of rich and vivid wild creatures.
Best Time to Visit: The gate is set open from mid October to June, the peak time is March to May, as you get to see the royal cats.

5. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Wish to get a glimpse of one of the most exotic animals – The One Horned Rhinoceros? If your answer is yes, visit the Kaziranga National Park. Spread across 429.69 square kilometers, the Kaziranga National Park is a home to world’s largest population of One Horned Rhinoceros. This place is far away from the human inhabitance and perhaps that is why wildlife is flourishing so beautifully here. Along with the giant Rhinos, Elephants, Bears, Panthers and various pretty birds dwell in the Kaziranga National Park. All this is quite sufficient to justify Kaziranga’s title as one of the famous World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.
Best Time to Visit: November to end of April is the ideal time to explore this park.

6. Sunderban National Park, West Bengal

Have you ever seen a tiger swimming in the water? Have you ever even heard of it? If not, then you must travel around the Mangroves of the Sunderban National Park. Be it the crown for cosseting world’s largest forest cover of the Mangroves, or for forming India’s largest tiger reserve, or for boasting a tiger populace that has adopted an amphibious lifestyle, Sunderban owns them all. Perhaps no more words are required to state that this park is certainly among the ultimate destinations for enjoying wildlife holidays in India. Further, it is also UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, and by now you know the reason behind this honor.
Best Time to Visit: The Park remains open throughout the year; however, for getting the perfect glimpse of the amphibian tigers the best time is October to April.

7. Gir National Park, Gujarat

The Gir National Park is among the most sparkling jewels of Gujarat’s treasure trunk. If you ask anyone about the Piece de Resistance (center of attraction) of Gir, the unanimous answer would be – the Asiatic Lions. The Gir National Park is the only home to the populace of Asiatic Lions, and thus these big cats considerably contribute to India wildlife tourism. Along with the Lions, the park inhabits around 32 species of mammals, 300 of birds and 26 of reptiles. Hence, Gir is bestowed with rich biodiversity and the same is responsible for the increasing number of visitors in the park.
Best Time to Visit: October to May end is regarded as the best season to visit the respective park.

8. Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Established as a National Park in 1983, Pench is one of the best places to spot tigers frisking around with a carefree attitude in their eyes. When the big and furious predators rumble, it is more like a declaration stating ‘this is my kingdom’. In this kingdom of the tigers, reside various other wild beings like Leopard, Wild Boar, Nilgai, Crimson-breasted Barbet and so on. Further, Pench has been an inspiration for BBC’s documentary – ‘Tiger: Spy in the Jungle’. This documentary speaks a lot about the flourishing wildlife of the park.
Best Time to Visit: The park’s gates are set open from mid October to June, and the best time to sight tigers is March to May.

9. Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Be it the Spotted Dear, Leopards, Sloth Bear, Black Buck, Sambar, Four Horned Antelopes, Porcupine, Smooth Otter or Pangolin, every member of the wild world can be seen enjoying a wonderful stay in the Satpura National Park. All those who simply fall for adventure must visit this national park, as the terrain is very rugged and is further complemented with peaks of sandstone, slender gorges, ravines and dense jungle.
Best Time to Visit: October to April is the ideal season for visiting this park.

10. Tadoba National Park, Maharashtra

Declared as a National Park in 1955, Tadoba is a wonderful place to enjoy wildlife safari holidays in India. Located within this park is a beautiful lake encircled by lush mixed deciduous forests and undulating hills. This lake is so stunning that it stands among the main attractions of the place. Coming to the wildlife of this park, the inhabitants of Tadoba include Tigers, Barking Deer, Hyenas, Gaur, Leopards and so on.
Best Time to Visit: Though the park remains open from October to June, the best time to spot tigers is March, April and May. As during this time the vegetation becomes dry and animals make their way to the park.
All the above mentioned national parks are bestowed with exotic species of fauna and flora that entice travelers to visit these destinations. Furthermore, with more and more efforts being made for the conservation of wildlife, the beauty of these protected areas is mounting brilliantly. Thus, without much ado, pack your bags and bask in the wilderness of the Indian National Parks.
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10 Books That Will Change Your Life

10 Books That Will Change Your Life

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Are you looking for books that will change your life?    Are you wanting to get leverage on yourself, and make real changes, but you’d love a guide to assist you?
These 10 books absolutely fit that criteria.  Read them, but more importantly, do what they tell you.  It is your acting not just your reading that will get you the best results.  These books however will give you the framework that you need to take action:

1. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

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The most important book I’ve ever read, and the book that has helped me most to build successful businesses, write a book and create an authentic and fulfilling career.  It has allowed me to break through my inner resistance and create my authentic life, and live my authentic self.  Critical if you are an entrepreneur, writer, artist, or any form of “creator”.

2. Turning Pro – by Steven Pressfield

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The follow up to the War of Art.  In the War of Art Pressfield identifies the enemy to living an authentic life – resistance.  In Turning Pro, Pressfield teaches you how to defeat it.

3. Flow: The Psychology Of Optimal Experience – by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

What are the optimal experiences in our life?  The vacations?  Laying on the beach?  No.  World renowned psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi in his landmark book proves that optimal experience is actually the moments in our life when we are giving our very best in pursuit of self-directed meaningful goals.  Through this book learn how to channel flow, and your life will forever change.

4. As a Man Thinketh – by James Allen

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Thoughts are things. We are what we repeatedly think about.  Learn to first create in your mind the life that you want, then manifest its reality through your hard work and actions.  A classic – short simple and powerful.

5. Mastery – by Robert Greene

Mastery teaches you to take the long run, and seek a higher form of success, one that very few people every achieve – the level of mastery.  Learn from case studies of some of the worlds’s greatest masters and absorb practical advice on how you can apply it.

6. The Alchemist – by Paulo Coelho

An easy to read, highly descriptive, story that teaches a powerful metaphor – how to pursue your dreams.  Learn the obstacles that will arise, and learn how to channel your courage on the path of what you value most.

7. Awaken The Giant Within – by Anthony Robbins

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Don’t let the TV infomercials fool you – this book has high quality strategies that are immediately applicable to get control of your emotional self.  When you can control the inner, then the outer follows.  Get leverage on yourself by reading this book and applying the strategies you learn.

8. The Game – by Neil Strauss

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A fascinating read – my advice – read it from a cultural psychology perspective.  You will see that there are certain patterns of behaviour and influence what work with people.  Learn how people think and what attracts them, and what repels them.  You will need to be a master of influence in order to achieve any dream that involves other people.

9.  The Way Of The Superior Man – by David Deida

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This book is more applicable for men, but worth reading by anyone. Get leverage over yourself.  This book helps you to understand various emotional challenges that many men experience and how to gain mastery over one of the most difficult opponents: yourself.

10.  7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – by Stephen R. Covey

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A practical masterpiece with easy to follow instructions and guides.  Useful for both businesses and individuals.  Learn to “put first things first” and “begin with the end in mind”.  This book is a classic in management and leadership literature, and should be mandatory reading for anyone who is in a position of influence.
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Amsterdam – Europe’s top short-break destinations

Amsterdam – Europe’s top short-break destinations

With every justification, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s top short-break destinations. It’s a compact, instantly likeable city, that’s appealing to look at and pleasant to walk around. An intriguing mix of the parochial and the international, it has a welcoming attitude towards visitors and a uniquely youthful orientation, shaped by the liberal counter-culture that took hold in the 1960s. Also engaging are the buzz of its open-air summer events and the intimacy of its clubs and bars, not to mention the Dutch facility with languages: just about everyone you meet in Amsterdam will be able to speak near-perfect English, on top of their own native Dutch and often French and German too.
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Amsterdam has three world-famous sights, the Anne Frank Huis, the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, with its wonderful collection of Rembrandt paintings. In addition, there is a slew of lesser known places to visit, from the Resistance Museum through to the Royal Palace on the Dam, though for many tourists the city’s canals are its main draw – take a cruise or a stroll around the Grachtengordel and you’ll see why. Beyond the sights, Amsterdam also boasts an unparalleled selection of drinking places, be it a traditional, bare-floored brown café or one of the city’s many designer bars and grand cafés. The city’s nightlife and cultural events have a similarly innovative edge, with offerings that are at the forefront of contemporary European film, dance, drama and music. In addition, Amsterdam boasts one of the world’s leading classical orchestras, a platoon of great clubs, and one of Europe’s liveliest and largest gay scenes.
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How beautiful is kerala- GODS OWN COUNTRY

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Thrissur is popular among tourists as the land of festivals. The cultural capital boasts of many tourist attractions, both famous ones and the unexplored too. Let’s take a look at few of the unexplored attractions in Thrissur that you could explore in a day when you are next planning to visit Kerala.

Cheruthuruthy The village of Cheruthuruthy may not be heard of by most of the travellers to Kerala. Well, what makes this place worth visiting is the Kerala Kalamandalam, an institute that has preserved the major art forms in Kerala that includes Kathakali and bringing them to the world by propagating the same. For an art lover, there is much more to see here as the campus has an art gallery and Koothambalam (a theatre) where artists perform various art form. Visitors who wish to spend a few hours in the campus can also enjoy the various art forms taught inside the campus.

Location and Travel Tips: Cheruthuruthy is located around 32 km from Thrissur town. A taxi from the town or private bus would be the ideal travel option to the place. The nearest railway station to Cheruthuruthy is at Shornur which is around 10 km from the place. Munimada Munimada is a cluster of small caves where rishis used to live and meditate in the ancient past. One can get down to the rock-cut caves taking stairs (made of rock) from the surface and enter the caves underneath. Cots and tables made of rock are found inside these caves which are believed to be used by the saints who lived here. Location & Travel Tips: Munimada is located in Kandanissery, a village close to the popular pilgrimage spot of Guruvayur. One can avail private buses or a taxi to Guruvayur from Thrissur town. From Guruvayur taking an auto would be the best travel option to Munimada. Kudakkallu Kudakkallu or the umbrella-shaped rocks are a group of stones that looks like huge mushrooms in rock. Kudakkallu is believed to be more than 4000-years-old and these stones were supposedly erected on top of the burial place of the aristocrats of those days. Location and Travel Tips: Kudakkallu is just a kilometre away from Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district. There are buses that operate from Thrissur to Kunnamkulam. From Kunnamkulam one can take an auto. Kudakkallu is around 13 km from Munimada, so you can also plan your trip accordingly.
Vilangan Kunnu If you have enough time, a visit to the Vilangan Kunnu or Vilangan Hills will be a refreshing experience. The hills are unexplored yet a beautiful spot where one can sit on the hilltop having a breathtaking view of the city beneath. The area was developed by the Thrissur District Tourism Promotion Council. There are amusement rides for kids and an open-air theatre. Location and Travel Tips: Located 5 km from the Thrissur town, Vilangan Kunnu is easily accessible from the town.

Etymologically speaking the word Alappuzha is derived from two words, Ala and Puzha. According to Dr. Gundert the German Lexicographer, Ala means broad and Puzha is river. It is a Land Mark between the broad Arabian sea and a net work of rivers flowing into it. In the early first decade of the 20th Century the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon made a visit in the State to Alleppey now Alappuzha. Fascinated by the Scenic beauty of the place, in joy and amazement, he said, “Here nature has spent up on the land her richest bounties”. In his exhilaration, it is said, he exclaimed, “Alleppey, the Venice of the East”. Thus the sobriquet found its place in the world Tourism Map. The presence of a port and a pier, criss -cross roads and numerous bridges across them, a long and unbroken sea coast might have motivated him to make this comparison. Of course Alleppey has a wonderful past. Though the present town owes its existence to the sagacious. Diwan Rajakesavadas in the second half of 18th century, District of Alappuzha figures in classified Literature. History says it had trade relations with ancient Greece and Rome in B.C and in the Middle Ages. For example, Purakkad an ancient port near Alappuzha was Barace for them. Different religious such as the Parsur, Gujaratis, Mamens and Anglo Indians to mention a few, commingled together and settled here. They built their churches and mosques and temples having architectural grandeur. Such sites are worth seeing. The whole of kuttanadu, the Netherland of the East presents another picturesque sight.
Places of interest
1. Pathiramanal – According to mythology a young Brahmin dived into the Vembanadu lake to perform his evening ablutions and the water made way for land to rise from below, thus creating the enchanting island of (sands of midnight) Pathiramanal . This little island on the backwaters is a favourite haunt of hundred of rare migratory birds from different parts of the world. The island lies between Thaneermukkom and Kumarakom, and is accessable only by boat.
2. R-Block. – These regions are wonders of the indigenous agricultural engineering kow-how of Kerala and remind the visitor of the famous dikes of Holland. Extensive areas of Land have been reclaimed from the backwaters and are protected by dikes built all around . Here cultivation and habitation are made possible four to ten feet below Sea Level. A leisurely cruise along the Canals that surround these Kayals is a memorable experience.
3.Karumadikuttan -Many fascinating legends are associated with this 11th century statue of Lord Buddha.
4. Kumarakodi – 20 km south of Alappuzha, Mahakavi Kumaranasan, one of the greatest poets of modern Kerala is laid to rest here. He was the P.D Shelly of Malayalam Literature. As an brought great changes in literature and could give the clarions call for changing the society also.
5. Saradha Mandiram, Mavelikkara – A.R Rajaraja Varma was a great poet and grammerian, The Malayalam literature is much indebted to Sri. A.R Thampuran. Saradha Mandiram was built by him as his residence. Now it is bought by the State Govt. & kept as his memorial.
6. Krishnapuram Palace
– Built by Marthandavarma, this place at karthikappally in Kayamkulam is famous for its mural depicting the story of Gajendramoksham. Dating back to the 18th century, this exquisite piece of art is one of the largest murals in Kerala. This palace museum houses antique sculptures, paintings and bronzes.
7. Alappuzha Beach – This is one of the most popular picnic spots in Alappuzha. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is over 137 years old. Entertainment facilities at the Vijaya Beach Park add to the attractions of the beach. There is also an old light house which is greatly fascinating to visitors.
8. Sea View park – The park offers boating facilities and a swimming pool.
Boat for rent – for 10 minutes
  • 4 seater round boat Rs.10
  • 2 seater pedal boat Rs.15
  • 4 seater pedal boat Rs.25
  • Photography permit Rs.15
  • Videography permit Rs.100/-
9. Vijay beach park –picnic spot with children’s park & boating facilities.
Conducted Tours
District Tourism Promotion Council – regularly conducting following tours
  • Daily back water tours of the District Tourism Promotion Council
  • Alappuzha – Kollam /Kollam – Alappuzha backwater cruise (8hours) Departure : 1030 hrs from DTPC boat jetty . Fare Rs.300/- per head Tour covers Karumadikuttan Budha idol, Kumarakody, Kayamkulam Lake, Alumkadavu. Wayside attractions: Chinese fishing nets, coir making,vast paddy fields,typical Nalukettu Kerala houses and every thing else that make Kerala unique.
  • Explore Kuttanad Boat Cruise: Alappuzha – Kumarakom – Alappuzha : Departure : 1100 hrs from DTPC boat jetty. Fare Rs.150/- per head. This will conduct only if there is minimum 10 persons.
  • Village Tour: Row-Boat : Rs.150 per hour
Tourist boat cruises : The mechanized and motorized tour section of DTPC has a wide range of luxury boats and speed boats for backwater cruises on the Vembanad Lake.
  • Rajakesavads(Luxury cruiser)Capacity: 100 pax Rs.500/hour, Rs.4500/day.
  • Karumadikuttan(Luxury cruiser)Capacity: 60 pax Rs.400/ hour,Rs.3750/day.
  • Kaliyodam(cruiser)Capacity : 50 pax Rs.350/hour, Rs.3000/ day.
  • Pamba (Luxurycruiser)Capacity : 15 pax Rs.200/hour, Rs.1500/day.
  • RajaHamsam(Speed boat):Capacity : 4 pax Rs.700/hour.
  • Round the Venice : Alappuzha town sight seeing by vehicle. Departure 3PM
  • Fare: Rs.100/- per head – Only if there is minimum 10 persons
Sight seeing vessels/vehicles
  • Speed launches(4 seater)
  • Luxury boat(100 seater,60 seater,50 seater)
  • Ordinary boat(25 seater, 15 seater)
  • Qualis vehicle : 10 seater
  • Mini Bus : 27 seater.
Alleppey Tour Company, Jetty Road 2262931
ATDC, Komala Road 2243462
Adithya Resorts, Zilla Court Ward 2244610
Aqua Holidays, Jetty road 2261209
Blue Lagoons, Kiosk No. 4, VCSB Road 2254171
Bon Voyege,Boat Jetty 2261079
Canon Tours & Travels 2260216
Explore Kerala, Zilla COurt Ward 2245141
Heritage Tour Kerala, Nehru Trophy Road 2251961
Kerala Lake Tour Corp 2244602
Kerala Tour Company,Near KSRTC 2254275
Kerala Tours, Thathampally 2263958
K & K Tours, Vazhicherry Ward 2242955
Lake & Lagoons, East of KSRTC 2253281
Marvel Cruise, YMCA- Jetty Road 2264341
Pulickattil Tour Links, Near Boat Jetty 2251877
Palace on Waves, Near Finishing point 2244790
Rainbow cruises 2241375
Surya Tours, Thathampally 2246030
Soma Houseboats, Finishing point 2264112
Wilson Travels, Zacharia Bazar 2262234
Venice East tours, Zilla Court Ward 987045395
Where to Stay (Acess code – 91-477)
Name of the Hotel Tarriff Range (Rs) Phone Fax Email
Marari Beach Resort 7500-10000 2863801 2863810 marari[at]eth[dot]net
Cocunut County 3000-4000 2251070 2251432
Kayaloram 1890-2520 2231573 2252918 kayaloram[at]satyam[dot]net[dot]in
Alleppey Beach Resort 1500-2500 2263408
Coir Lake village Resort 1500-2000 2241693 2243462 coir[at]atdalleppey[dot]com
Anamika The Villa 1500-2000 2242044 2251810 mail[at]anamikahome[dot]com
River View Resorts 500 2724276
Keraleeyam Ayurvedic Lake Resort 900-1350 2231468 2251068 mail[at]keraleeyam[dot]com
Alleppey Prince Hotel 880-2000 2243752 2243758 princehotel[at]satyam[dot]net[dot]in
The Green Palace Health Resort 800-1200 2736262 2736262 mail[at]greenpalacekerala[dot]com
Coconut Palms 700-800 2276385 ariestravel[at]satyam[dot]net[dot]in
Hotel Komala 605-990 2243631 2243631
Tharavad Heritage Home 600-800 2244599
Cherukara Nest 550-950 2251509 2243782
Hotel Royal Park 540-990 2264828 2252479
River View Resorts 500 2724276
Palm Grove 500-1000 2245004 2251138 palmgrove_lr[at]yahoo[dot]com
K S COttage 500 2270138
Hotel Arcadia 400-750 2251354
Padippura Residence 350-650 2245001 2243150
Mutteal Holiday Home 300-600 2243265 2251961
Sona Tourist Home 300-500 2235211 sonahome[at]eudoramil[dot]com
Aditya Resort 2500-350 2244460
Tharayil Tourist Home 250-750 2236475 2233543
KTDC Yatra Nivas 250-500 2244460
Penguine Lake Heritage Resort 2261522 2252134
Ramada Alleppey 2240001
Punnamada Resorts
2233691 mail[at]punnamada[dot]com
Punnamada House Boats
2233691 mail[at]punnamada[dot]com
Homestays (access code 91-477)
Tomi Pulikkattil 2244790
Stream Lane Inn 2736271/Fax-2251033(PP)
Thomas K Cherukara 2251509/Fax 2243782
Joseph Chacko 2235211 sonahome[at]eudoramail[dot]com
Poopally 2762034
P S Sabu 2231108
River Side Retreat 2272869 jijijohn_ma[at]rediffmail[dot]com 
Pushpalayam 2736272 johntom_here[at]yahoo[dot]com
M R Ajith 2724498
Nadungad 2762071
Navalil House 2724497 greenpalm[at]yahoo[dot]com
K S Balakrishnan 2724599
G Viswanathan 2724276
Where to eat
Arcadia, Near K S R TC
Annapoorna Jetty Road & Near Medical College
Brothers Tourist Home, Near Medical College
Indian Coffee House, Mullackal & Medical College
Sourashtra Mullackal
Taff, Medical College Junction
Maharani, Near Medical College Junction
Town Vegitarian, Near Medical College Junction
Raiban, Near Medical College
Chithira, Narasimhapuram
Ashoka, Opposite to Town Hall
Kream Corner, Mullackal, Phone: 2260005
Halais Chicken, East of Kannan Varkey Bridge, Phone: 225338
Motel Aram, Phone: 224460
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The 10 perfect gadgets

The 10 perfect gadgets 

1. OnePlus 3

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What OnePlus has done with its newest smartphone is not just impressive—it’s astounding. Even if OnePlus wasn’t almost half the price of phones like the Galaxy S7 and a hundred bucks cheaper than the Nexus 6P, I’d still be giving the OnePlus 3 the award of best Android smartphone. It’s just that good.

2. iPhone SE

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Okay, okay—so there isn’t anything particularly new or innovative about the iPhone SE. It’s just a 4.0-inch version of the iPhone 6. It doesn’t have the newest features of the iPhone 6s and it’s design harkens back to the iPhone 5. However, the iPhone SE is undoubtedly a really smart release by Apple and a really good buy for consumers. For whatever reason, people still like the idea of a 4.0-inch smartphone—and the current options are pretty much only the iPhone SE. Not only that, it’s also a way for Apple to both compete with cheaper Android phones and break into developing markets.

3. iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

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First things first: I couldn’t disagree with the naming of the iPad Pro more. It’s a huge blunder to be selling a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 9.7-inch iPad Pro, a 9.7-inch iPad Air 2, and an 11-inch MacBook Air—all hovering around similar price points. Apple has slowly gone away from its simpler naming and marketing schemes in favor of the tech industries proclivities of trying to have a product for everyone. With that said, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro really is a fantastic device. It takes a lot of its cues from the Surface Pro, except with the Apple touch of finesse. For those who don’t need a full laptop for much, the iPad Pro could easily be the only computer they need.

4. HTC 10

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When I hold the HTC 10, I don’t think about it’s aluminum unibody construction, dramatically chamfered edges or gorgeous Quad-HD screen. I don’t ponder the phone’s size, capabilities of its camera or if it will last me a full day on a single charge. Is it too little, too late? Probably. The hill could not be higher or road longer for HTC to regain relevance, but you wouldn’t know it isn’t on top of it’s game by looking at this phone. If HTC is to become a major player again, the path starts here, and the 10 is a magnificent first step.

5. Master and Dynamic: M&W60

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New York audio startup Master & Dynamic’s MW60 wireless over-the-ear cans not only fill your ears with high audio fidelity— a challenge for most Bluetooth headphones— but also elicit enough joy that you’ll catch yourself quietly bopping your head and singing along to whatever track is playing. In the premium headphone space dominated by brands such as Sennheiser, Bang & Olufsen, Bose, Bowers & Wilkins and even Apple-owned Beats, Master & Dynamic is an audio upstart that proves it could create beautifully functional products that deliver exceptional performance.
6. Kangaroo Mobile Desktop

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Just ten years ago, laptops in the US passed desktops in unit sales, but the definition of a PC remained simple. Computers today come in far more variety. Desktops and laptops now share the market with netbooks, tablets, phones and more. Stick PCs are fairly new to the field. The Kangaroo is not a perfect PC, but at $99 it doesn’t have to be. You can get one for a few special uses where even a laptop is too bulky, run it as a streaming game or media PC on a big screen or just keep it in your backpack for when you need a Windows PC. The unique features and lower price cements that if you’re in the market for a stick PC, then this is the one to buy.—Stephen Clark

7. Galaxy S7 Edge

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Amazing displays on smartphones these days are a dime a dozen. I would have never guessed that having a phone with curved display that rolls over the edge of the device would be something I’d be interested in, but once you see the S7 edge in person, it’s hard to not be impressed. Even if the functionality of the curved display is pretty gimmicky, the feeling of a bezel-less display makes the Galaxy S7 edge the most impressive display to use. On top of that, the S7 edge is great phone in its own right, only held back by Samsung’s desire for control over Android.

8. Lenovo Yoga Tab Pro 3

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Lenovo’s pro designation of the Yoga Tab 3 Pro is slightly misleading. The company’s flagship Android tablet packs as much fun as it does productivity, and the slate comes with innovative features baked in, like a splash-proof nano-coating making it suitable for use in the kitchen, support for gesture controls and a built-in pico projector. Consumers looking for an even bigger screen will find a lot to love, as you can now project your favorite photos, videos and Netflixexperience to a wall up to 70 inches

9. Rif6 Cube

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When I first took it out of the box, I couldn’t believe how tiny it was. Measuring in at just a few inches on each side, the Cube truly is so portable that you could fit it in your pocket. Given that the battery clocks in at roughly two hours (tested) you don’t need to lug around all of the wires as well, and the stand will fit in either a small bag or a big pocket as well. I expected it to be a fragile little thing but it seems sturdy enough, and the lens is well protected. Before you drop nearly $300 on a projector that isn’t 1080p, you’ll have to really assess your needs. However, the form factor really opens up your possibilities, as I can see it being useful in an office situation for on the spot presentations, and much more.

10. Tag Heur Connected

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For some, the Connected will feel like a $300 Android Wear smartwatch cloaked in a more premium body for a lot more money. There isn’t anything wrong with this pricing strategy. The Connected is an aspirational piece befitting of Tag Heuer’s luxury heritage. Even though Tag wants to be a trendsetter in the connected smartwatch space, it clearly isn’t putting all of its eggs in Silicon Valley’s basket. The $1,500 is an alluring price to own the Tag name, and it’s also a down payment for a real Tag Heuer Watch down the road.

Many consumers will probably be better off buying an LG, Motorola or Huawei smartwatch today, but watch nerds will likely see the Connected as an investment to go back in time and own a mechanical watch. Ironically, for Tag Heuer, the future is a portal into the rich past of gears, springs and wheels.