About the prohibited love in India (part 2)

Stemming from this “full of hatred” practice, the India Love Project wants to share more of the real interreligious marriages, caste and status with the public.

These love stories are written concisely, concise, about couples who believe that love is not limited by the laws of man.

On October 28, the first story was published, about the “natural history” of the parents of the Venkatraman project co-founder – Mr. S Venkatraman, a Hindu believer and Bakhtawar Master, a Parsi.

Since then, each day the project regularly shares a love story. After only 2 weeks, the account attracted more than 7,300 followers.

Rupa, a Hindu woman, wrote about her mother’s first reaction when she announced she wanted to befriend Razi Abdi – a Muslim.

“Then one day she will say‘ talaq, talaq, talaq ’and chase me out there,” Rupa’s mother protested firmly. She worries about the practice of an immediate oral divorce that does not require the passage of law in Islam that affects her daughter.

“But, when my parents met Razi and realized what a wonderful person he was, their skepticism faded away,” Rupa said.

To date, Rupa and Razi have been together for 30 years and have two grown sons. They celebrate both Muslim and Hindu family holidays.

In a recent post, Tanvir Aeijaz, a Muslim, shared about her marriage to Vineeta Sharma, a Hindu.

When the couple just welcomed their daughter’s birth, the people around them repeatedly asked them questions such as: Naming the child according to Hinduism or Islam? What religion will their daughter follow when she grows up?

“People put too much expectation on our marriage. They believed I would change the beliefs of my wife and daughter, but I didn’t. They are disappointed when they realize that this is true love, not ‘love jihad’ as they wanted ”, he recalls.

TM journalist Veeraraghav also shared a similar view. Talking about his 15-year marriage to his Hindu wife, he asserted that religion or belief did not matter.

“I keep a vegetarian diet, she still eats her favorite lamb. Our son can eat anything, ”he said.

During the 22 years of marriage, the couple faced numerous barriers from family, friends and society. However, Manjil still insists “being close to Jain is the best thing she has ever done”.

“How can you run from love? My husband is a kind person, has a kind heart, behaves politely, is intelligent, shares the same opinion as me in many things and loves me immensely. I couldn’t break up with Jain just because he prayed for another god”, she said.

About the prohibited love in India (Part 1)

If they do not marry according to the arrangement of their parents or date with different religions, the boys and girls will be beaten, humiliated, even killed.

Marrying someone of different religion or class has long been a taboo issue in conservative-minded Indian families. Even in recent times, the debates around this topic have become even more fierce.

In October, famous Indian jewelry brand Tanishq was forced to remove an advertising clip after being criticized on the Internet. The clip revolves around a party to celebrate the newborn grandchild, organized by a Muslim woman for her Hindu daughter-in-law.

Tanishq, a jewelry company that belongs to Tatas – one of India’s largest groups, said the message in the latest ad wants to aim for “unity in diversity”.

However, they did not expect that the clip was “counterproductive” when revealing existing problems in society.

Hindu extremist groups claim that the brand’s advertisement favors “love jihad” – a term referring to the Muslim men’s act of seducing and marrying a Hindu woman in order to convert his wife’s beliefs.

Accordingly, this group created a strong wave of boycott on social networks.

In the latest statement, Tanishq said it canceled the ad campaign because of concerns about the safety of its employees.

Two weeks after the unfortunate controversy, journalist couple Samar Halarnkar and Priya Ramani and their friend, writer Niloufer Venkatraman, kicked off the India Love Project on Instagram.

In India, more than 90% of marriages are arranged by families to ensure that the future daughter-in-law is of the same caste, status or religion.

According to a survey by the Indian Human Development Organization, only about 5% of couples are not of the same class and 2.2% are not of the same religion. In addition, these people are at high risk of humiliation, beatings, and even murder.

“In February, the Indian government announced to the National Assembly that there is no law forbidding interreligious love, but this stereotype persists and is deeply rooted in society. Up to now, at least four states led by the People’s Party of India have announced plans to enact laws to curb this social evils,” shared journalist Halarnkar.

Lake between the Chinese and Indian border (Part 2)

On the way, about 25 km from the lake, visitors will find stop signs to observe the Marmot species, a rare endemic animal. They often lurk in the rocks, so be patient to wait for them to appear.

The name Pangong is taken from Banggong Co in Tibetan, meaning tall prairie lake. The area west of the reservoir is saltwater and the area to the east is fresh water. It is one of the few saltwater lakes in the world to freeze completely in winter.

Contrary to the arid brown surrounding mountains, the lake water is always blue. Pangong is one of the most popular destinations in India and Tibet. It also appeared in a scene of the blockbuster Bollywood “Three Idiots”. In 2009, after the success of the film, the number of tourists coming here for camping and picnics is increasing.

Camping overnight is one of the best experiences to try in Pangong Lake. When night falls, the space around the Himalaya becomes quiet. Out of the tent, visitors can easily observe the galaxy in the clear sky, because there is no light pollution.

Located at a great height, this place has a change and a clear heat difference between day and night. Campers need to bring walking shoes; windproof and waterproof pants and outerwear. Also included are sweaters, hats, gloves, warm socks, a backpack, first aid kit and flashlight.

Pangong Tso Lake is located in the disputed area between China and India. Therefore, visitors here need an inline permit (ILP) at the TIC office, located at the main Leh market. Each visitor will be charged INR 400 environmental fee. From Indian cities, guests can reach Leh via Reach Leh airport or the Jammu Tawi railway. The lake is about 150 km from Leh, equivalent to 4 hours by car.

Lake between the Chinese and Indian border

Pangong Tso, a lake stretching across the border of the two countries, is famous for its ability to change color according to the sun, in different times.

Pangong is an endorheic lake (the lake does not flow to the sea), located at an altitude of 4,350 m in the Himalayas. The lake is about 135 km long and is divided by the Actual Control Line (LAC) of China – India. Of which about 1/3 of the lake is in the Ladakh region and the other 2/3 is in Tibet. This is also the site of the clash on the two countries’ border in mid-June, arguably the bloodiest in 45 years.

The most popular route to Lake Pongang is from Leh, the capital of Ladakh located east of Jammu and Kashmir. On a distance of about 150 km, visitors will pass through Changla Pass, the third highest motorcycle road in the world (more than 5,300 meters above sea level). So there is usually snow all year round. In the summer, the snow from the rocky ravines can flow into small streams, making it difficult for roads to slip. Visitors should only stop sightseeing for about 10-20 minutes, to avoid symptoms of altitude shock.

The surface of the lake changes color according to the weather, seasons and different times of the day with green, blue or red orange. Sunrise and sunset are the best time to admire the beauty of Pangong, when the sun reflects colorful rays on the lake surface.

Pangong with its swampy areas, numerous shrubs and perennial herbs is a paradise for migratory birds. Throughout the year, many birds come here to breed. In the summer, visitors can catch brown-headed gulls, rare black-necked cranes and about 20 other native birds flying and catching fish on the lake surface.

Usually, visitors here will camp overnight. The option is the Wonderland camp, located in the Nubra valley, for INR 3,900 per night. Redstart camps with lake views, convenient for bird watching, cost INR 4,200 per night.

5 ideal hotels in Goa that allow casino play

Goa is one of the only states in India where a casino is legally operated. If you are a tourist visiting Goa and want to be able to play casino games without having to travel much, here are 5 ideal hotels that offer casino services for you.

The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino

Zuri White Sands is a luxury sea resort located between beautiful gardens with separate rooms with balconies overlooking the garden. The hotel is highly rated with a restaurant serving a variety of Asian delicacies, a casino, an outdoor swimming pool, and a bar with many amenities.

Deltin Suites

The hotel is located only 4.2km from Candolim beach with luxuriously designed rooms, balconies, and many other amenities. The upgraded version has an additional kitchenette. Guests are served a free breakfast with the main Indian dishes. According to the current casino podcasts reviews, this in-house casino is one of this hotel’s biggest attractions. Besides, the hotel has a golf course and event rooms.

Neo Majestic

Hotel Neo Majestic is located outside the highway, retaining 95 rooms and apartments. The hotel is located 5 km from Reis Magos and close to Miramar beach, offers free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and especially owns Goa’s largest casino called Casino Paradise, with table games and slot machines.

The Chances Resort and Casino

Chances Resort and Casino is a hotel surrounded by trees and one of the best hotels in the area. Located near the beaches of Vainguinim and Mirama 4, this resort features guest rooms and suites with traditional Indian furnishings and hot tubs. The hotel also has a gym, spa as well as the children’s play area, and a guest casino with traditional casino games for you to experience.

Marriott Hotel

This luxury hotel is located just a 10-minute walk from Miramar Beach and 14km from Fort Aguada with balconies and fully equipped rooms. The more upscale rooms have sea views. The hotel has a riverside restaurant, with a pastry shop, an outdoor swimming pool. Besides, it also has a gym, spa, event room, and an indoor casino.

What beautiful season to India tourism? Useful experience for exploring India

India – the beautiful and mysterious land of Asia – has always been one of the dream stops of passionate travel enthusiasts. 

Join us to find out what is the best time to carry a backpack and visit this country, as well as some useful experiences for your trip to India.

What beautiful season to India tourism?

India experiences 3 seasons in a year including: Summer, rainy season (monsoon) and winter. In particular, winter lasts from November to January, summer starts from May with very hot weather, spring is quite short in February and March. 

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According to the experience of many tourists who have booked a plane ticket to India, there are times that are considered suitable to travel to this country. That is:

October – March: This is the “golden” time to travel to India because the weather is warm now, not too hot, especially very dry, with beautiful sunshine.

– April – May: The temperature is quite stable at this point, however, the humidity is high and there are thunderstorms. If you are not too concerned about this, this is also the time to choose to go to India.

Also, if you plan to visit the southern part of India it’s best to go after November, when the rainy season is over completely.

What to eat, what to play in India?

The mystical and sacred beauty of India has always been the fascinating subject of movies, something that any exploring tourist wants to learn. In India, each city has its own beauty, it is difficult to mix with any other place. It is the capital Delhi – the center of North India with a thousand years of history. Mumbai is considered the cradle of Bollywood movies. Meanwhile, Bangalore is a city of very vibrant and bustling pubs and restaurants. If you love exploring history, visit Jaipur – the main exhibition center of the medieval Hindu Rajput culture of North India, or Varanasi – one of the oldest cities in the world.

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Join us to name some of India’s most famous attractions: 

– Hawa Mahal Palace

– Ho Dal

– Taj Mahal

– Nohsngithiang waterfall

– Meenakshi Temple

– Lakshadweep Islands

– The Ganges River

Do not forget to participate in interesting and unique Indian festivals such as:

– Goa Fair (1 week between February every year)

– Sukajkund Mela (held during the first half of February)

– Holi – spring festival (March or April according to the Hindi calendar)

– Diwali – light and knowledge festival (October – November every year)

– Pushkar Mela Fair (November every year)

The culinary world of India is also worth exploring with many attractive dishes. Indian tastes are often spicy, in which the most prominent must be specialties such as Birizza, Tandoori Momos, Fried Idli with chili, Schezwan Dosa, Dosa Khakhra, Curry Pasta … If you can’t eat spicy, you should Prepare extra food to take away.

Is Indian tourism safe?

Although it is a very popular tourist destination, to ensure the safety and smoothness of your trip, please note the following:

– Do not wear clothes that are too revealing, offensive or attract attention when coming to India, especially when visiting historic sites, temples.

– Do not talk to strangers or interact with strangers in a quiet place.

– When using public transport, if you are female, ask the driver if there is a women’s compartment. If not, choose a seat next to the woman.

– Should choose to stay at hotels in the central, crowded area, near the police station. Do not stay in hotels in secluded, secluded areas.

– Please save the necessary phone numbers of acquaintances, police, hotel staff where you stay.

You should not travel to India alone, especially if you are female. 

6 Reasons why you should visit Northeast India (Part 2)

5. Explore unspoiled nature and beautiful landscapes

Northeast India is home to some of the most stunning, diverse and unspoilt landscapes in India.

From the snow-capped peaks of the soaring Himalayan mountains, to the Assam plains and the steamy forests and majestic waterfalls of Meghalaya – Northeast India shows off its best unspoilt nature!

6. Experience a completely different and troublesome side of India

If creepy tales of filth, trouble and chaos keep you from visiting India then exploring Northeast India offers you the chance to experience a completely different side of India.

This area is so different that sometimes I can hardly believe I’m still in India – the scenery, the food, the people, the culture everything is different.

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While the lack of infrastructure makes travel here a bit bumpy and sometimes slow to move, I see Northeast India as a welcome exit from other parts of India.

The chaos and trouble that you get in the more touristy regions of India disappear in the Northeast.

No one tries to deceive me or touch me or even sell me anything.

Northeast Indian people where some of the friendliest and most honest people I’ve ever met on my travels.

Tips for Northeast India visit

  • Northeast India includes 7 sister countries – Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
  • All with different cultures, tribes, languages, foods and landscapes, just a paradise for brave adventurers!
  • Some states, like Assam and Meghalaya, have better infrastructure and are more easily accessible than others.
  • States, like Arunachal Pradesh, require special permits.
  • Nagaland has very little infrastructure.
  • Its lack of public transport and transportation means traveling independently here can be quite difficult.

But Northeast India is a wonderful and unique destination, absolutely worth the extra effort, after all not the meaning of ‘getting lost!’

6 Reasons why you should visit Northeast India (Part 1)

India is one of the most exotic, attractive and charming tourist destinations in the world. While the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan’s forts and palaces and Kerala’s backwaters are popular attractions, very few visitors visit the remote, tribal lands in Northeast India.

Visit Northeast India

Northeast India sits between Bangladesh, Tibet, Bhutan and Myanmar and is a world away from the chaos of Delhi and other travel cliches you can expect when you think of India.

These remote, diverse and beautiful tribal lands are only just opening to tourism and are home to some of the most fascinating tribal inhabitants, rare wildlife and stunning scenery in India. Degree.

Why should you visit Northeast India

Northeast is still a relatively undiscovered paradise for the enterprising traveler but its popularity is growing and the area is rapidly becoming India’s hottest new destination, so if you want Witness this area extremely happy by (so far) tourism you will have to visit soon

This is the reason why you should visit Northeast India

1. Meet the tribal people and learn about their unique lifestyle

The remote northeastern region of India has long ago been cut off from the rest of the world and so it’s one of the rare places in the world where you can meet authentic tribes who live a very differs even in this modern era.

Northeast India is one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world.

This is the home of more than 200 tribes including unique, fascinating tribes like opium smokers, headhunting tribes in Nagaland and sun-tattooed moon, Apatani tribe in Ziro valley, Arunachal. Pradesh.

One of the best ways to experience the vibrant and unique culture of the fascinating tribal people in Northeast India is through one of the many great tribal festivals.

Witnessing the riot of colors, music and dance and even some of the unique sacrifices and rituals of a traditional tribal festival in Northeast India is sure to be a tough experience forget.

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Don’t worry, they don’t practice headhunting anymore. But it was a fun experience to meet the tribal people and learn about their lifestyle. It’s best to go sightseeing with a local guide if you want to be made to feel welcome and truly understood their way of life.

Top 5 reasons that you should come to India once in your life

The country of India possesses many unique and impressive features from landscape to culture. If you do not visit once in your life, you may regret it.

1. Country of colors

India is a country with great wisdom, incredible history, many monuments of ancient cities and beautiful nature. This country has brought to the world a great civilization, numbers, chess, Ayurveda, and badminton.

India is a multinational country where 400 peoples coexist. Half of the population are men and women before the age of 25 and two-thirds are young people before the age of 35. The country’s constitution states that there are 21 official languages ​​and 1,600 local languages.

Women wear xari while men wear familiar jeans and T-shirts. The old man wears a lungi – a cloth wrapped around him. The local people are very kind, open, generous and love tourists.

2. monumental ancient relic

As one of the 4 ancient civilizations, India owns many unique ancient architectural works. From the relics of 2,000 years ago to the palaces of the Al Islam era, the buildings built during colonial rule … all are extremely delicate and impressive.

You can go to admire the beautiful Taj Mahal, the ancient synagogue and Masjid pagoda, the amber room inside the luxurious Agra Fortress, the vast and vast Humayun and Akbar tombs … Sure, after leaving you will be nostalgic about these places.

3. Enthusiastic, open-minded people

The Indians are extremely enthusiastic and hospitable. They are willing to take the time to talk and help if you get lost or wonder about their city or country. The Indian catchphrase when meeting tourists is “Hey my friend, what do you want? I have everything! ”

Surely your journey to discover India will become much more interesting and attractive if you meet a kind native person sharing and chatting about what they know.

4. The holy place for spiritual cleansing

India is one of the oldest countries in the world, home to Buddhism and famous Hinduism. That is why religious beliefs have been instilled and become a way of life of the Indians. Varanasi – one of the oldest cities of the confluence of Saint Ganges, Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati River – is considered a mecca of Indians, millions of tourists come here every year to make pilgrimages with wishing to be able to transcend their mortal body towards the good, goodness of human beings. Bodh Gaya, Ba La Nai, Pushkar, Rishikesh, Hardwar, Auroville and Dharamshala … are famous sacred temples in India.

5. Unique Cuisine

India is famous for its re-spices, which are considered the souls of dishes. The culinary art of India is the perfect combination of different spices to create delicate dishes such as Biriyani mixed rice, Dosa rice paper roll, Ikan merah fish head curry, … I bet You will be overwhelmed by the fertility of this land with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Every time you come to a village or city, you will enjoy a special specialty that is unmistakable.

The Most Popular Sports in India

India features a long history of sports. The people of India have tons of affection for boxing, tennis, badminton, and hockey (which is that the most successful sport within the country).

The large diversity of individuals in India caused widespread love for all sports, which may be a thing to be pleased with. Here are three of the most popular sports in India that you should know before visiting this country.

Cricket

Played in almost every corner within the country, cricket is far and away, the foremost popular sport in India. The India national team may be a fierce team with many achievements throughout its history. They won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1983 and 2011, the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, and therefore the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 and 2013. They also dominate the Asia Cup with a complete of seven titles. India’s biggest cricket rival is Pakistan.

On the domestic scene, India has some great competitions just like the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy, and therefore the Indian Premier League, which is that the hottest cricket league within the world. There’s little question that cricket is embedded in their culture and there are many reasons on why.

Kabaddi

The first Amateur Kabaddi Federation was established in 1973 and since then kabaddi became one among the foremost popular sports in India. Although its popularity it’s nowhere near as cricket, it’s still a part of their culture. This game may be a sport and typically played in smaller areas, just like the villages. The interesting fact about Kabaddi is that India has won a trophy whenever they participated within the Asian Games, except in 2018.  

Speaking of international success, the India national Kabaddi team features a big trophy cabinet. We already stated how successful they’re within the Asian Games. They’re also champions of each Kabaddi World Cup – in 2004, 2007, and 2017. In each of those years, they played the ultimate against Iran.

Football

This comes as no surprise because we all know that football is that the hottest sport within the world. Although it’s not as popular as cricket and kabaddi, this magical game is loved by many people in India. The Indian Super League is their dominant domestic league, along side the I-League. The Indian Super League differs from the remainder of the football leagues by its system – there’s no promotion or relegation. Instead, they use expansion, almost like the MLS.