Because India's first Ice Climbing Festival, is not just about the sport of climbing frozen waterfalls. It's rather a melting pot of winter enthusiasts, great food, fun activities and festive vibes, and suitable for everyone!
It's time to bring in the new year in a zara hatke style ;) For more details, check out:
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📍Sri Lanka 🇱🇰, Nov 2019
The Stilt Fishermen of South Sri Lanka became popular for tourists following the famous photograph from legendary photographer Steve McCurry in late 90s. Originally a fishing technique invented by the fishermen post worldwar, when the food shortage led to excessive fishing making the regular fishing areas very crowded.
Now that every tourists wants a photograph of the Sri Lankan fishermen, some fishermen also realised there is more profit in posing for tourists for money than actual fishing.
Since we hit the south coast of Sri Lanka I was eyeing for actual fishermen that Are NOT posers. There is no fun in clicking posers(unless she is ur wife🥺).
Luckily near our beach resort found some men actually fishing at the dawn for themselves and not for the tourists. Ran back to the room to grab the camera. The results were not bad. . .
Just when we decided that its time for saying good bye to magnificent ella town, the famous sunrise at ella rock came into mind. A hard hike very early in the morning. Trailing around waterfalls boulders tea garden and tree lines. And finally at the top.
They say the #EllaRock is the best place to see sunrise in Ella. i dont think they are wrong . .
“We both lived in the same area as kids & were family friends! But then my dad was transferred & we ended up losing touch–I didn't have a way of contacting him.
17 years later, when I bought a laptop & got on social media, I searched for old friends, including him. We began chatting–he was abroad working at the time.
Once he returned, he asked me to go on a trip with him. I didn't know what took over me, but I said yes! On that trip we became something more. We disconnected from the world & took our time to get to know each other.
My family was looking for a groom & his, for a bride. We couldn’t live without each other, so we decided to tell our families. But the reaction we got was unexpected. We're both from different castes, I’m a Kshatriya & he’s a Kayastha. My family had a problem because the society would boycott us.
They tried to convince me that the communities are different, this wasn’t acceptable & people would shame us. They tried to emotionally blackmail me & even tried convincing Neerav to leave me. But I didn't budge from my decision. I told my parents that I wouldn’t marry anyone else.
To make sure we both knew what we were doing, he stopped talking to me for 20 days. But he realised that he couldn't live without me! He tried convincing his family saying that this is the only thing he’s ever wanted for himself. And, my parents didn’t want to tell our relatives because of social pressure. But I didn’t care how we were getting married as long as we were!
So finally, we went to court because we just had to get married. While we were there my parents saw that nothing was going to keep us apart– they relented & said that they wanted to do it the right way– they finally agreed to our marriage & the big fat Indian wedding we always wanted!
It took a lot of strength to get through the struggle of being together–but one thing we both were clear on was that this was worth fighting for. 6 years on, here we are happily married, with a son & we’ve never had all those ‘issues’ people said we would. Love isn’t ever supposed to be a fight, but when push comes to shove...it’s the strongest force you will ever have -remember that, always.” #FreeToLove
CRAVINGS – HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM ?
In my last post I wrote some questions you can ask yourself to understand what triggers your cravings. The when, where, why kind of list. Writing this down is important to deal with cravings that lead to binging.
CRAVINGS - WHAT YOU CAN DO .
1. DON’T RESTRICT
Skipping meals, eating “diet food”/ too little through the day & long gaps between meals make most people reach for unhealthy snacks later on.
Cravings are often associated with repeated actions. Like craving popcorn at a movie, munching on chips while watching tv, on the phone.
As a rule, when eating, sit down and focus on eating ONLY.
do you always grab unhealthy stuff as soon as you get home from work ? or when you go for a tea break ? because it’s the easiest, quickest option - prepare ahead & have something else available
If I tell you can’t eat chips ever again – a) you will immediately want to eat it & b) it’s not realistic that you’ll never eat it again. Many diets put so many restrictions that it becomes impossible to eat anything you like and you feel frustrated all the time craving even more - so don’t diet – learn to eat right instead
Many people try eating something else, but it just isn’t the same.
If you crave chocolate post dinner & try to eat an apple. It isn’t going to work. Atleast not for me. Either eat the chocolate or find a similar substitute – I use my hot chocolate recipe. If you crave ice cream, have a little else have something cold, sweet & creamy – I make banana ice cream.
SIMple Tips : don’t restrict or do random diets instead look for habits & triggers & like to like substitutions
If you can satiate a craving with a small amount you are fine. If it turns into a binge then I have some tools for that.
Should I write about how to stop a craving becoming a binge or the hot chocolate and banana ice cream recipe ?
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“We got married in 1989...so we've been together for almost 30 years now! We have one daughter and two sons, but every single evening the two of us come here by ourselves to take a stroll. We don't do much -- we just walk and talk to each other about everything!”
“What’s been your happiest moment together?”
“Every moment that we’re together is the happiest!”
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“I’m a widow -- I’ve been living on my own for many years now, but I’m never alone! I have a lot of friends and we’re always having a blast! I never had any kids, so now my life is all about self discovery! I love going for walks, sunsets and old films! Also, I love to dance -- in fact, it was my best friend’s 25th Anniversary lately and I Waltzed the night away!”
“I always wanted to pursue music but despite coming from a cultural place like Rajasthan, nobody in my family wanted me to pursue arts. I’d sneak out from my house in the early morning and go to my ustad to learn how to play instruments. By the evening, my mother would often ask me why I was so tired. Only I knew that I used to train rigorously, trying to get my breathing under control. I was a little kid, but I was slowly learning the ways of the world. And today, even when I am 60, I can play like a 20 year old because my body has become my friend, it has embraced the art that I had given my childhood to. This, in my hand, is my wife, my mother, my kid. And there is nothing greater that I love than this.”
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