5 amazing Places to Visit in Goa

PREFACE OF GOA
 

If you have tired from your routine life and want to take a break, relax on the beaches then the party capital of India is the best place for you to visit. Goa is located in western coast on India which is famous for its beaches, places of worship, magnificent churches, massive forts etc. Portuguese culture and architecture of Goa is worth seeing. No matter you have shoestring Budget or want a cheap shack and want to have a 3 or 5 star hotel stay Goa has all options for you. Here we will know about the most attractive places of Goa-

1. BAGA BEACH

Baga beach is situated between the anjuna and calangute beach. This beach is small but perfect place for those, who want to away from hustle and bustle and enjoy quite movement with someone. At this beach dolphins also find around 1 – 2 km from the shoreline. This is also famous for water sport like – banana rides and parasailing. It is also known for its Baga creek.


2. PALOLEM BEACH

Palolem beach is situated in south goa. It is one of the best beaches for relaxation. This beach is very close to the monkey point and can go there by walking. There are two more beaches one is butterfly beach you can go there by hiring boat and another is honeymoon beach which is usually visited by couples. Fishing trips and dolphins cruise are the other popular attraction.


3. DUDHSAGAR FALLS

Dudhsagar falls (Sea of milk) is located in the border of Indian State Goa and karnataka on the mandovi river. This falls is fourth tallest waterfalls of India with height of 1017 feet. The whole area around this falls is surrounded by deciduous forest with a rich diversity. When the monsoons arrive that time this falls is worth seeing. Ideal time to visit this place is between October to december.


4. BASILICA OF BOM JESUS

The basilica of bom jesus is part of UNESCO world heritage site. The meaning of bom jesus is “infant jesus”. It contains the tomb and mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. This church baroque architecture is regarded as the one of best example in the India. The church took 11 years to built. Contruction of this monument begun in 1594 and was completed in the 1505. In this church embalmed body of the saint lies in an airtight glass coffin which is placed in a silver casket. Once every 10 years, the body is allowed to be viewed by the people who visit this holy place. The last time it was in 2014 and the next will be in 2024.


5. AGUADA FORT

The Aguada fort and its lighthouse is located in mandovi river candolim, goa. This fort was built by Portuguese conolian ruler on the sinquerim beach at the arabian sea in 1612 to prevent the entry of ships to protect the old Goa from the attacks of marathus and dutch. The story behind how the fort get its name Aguada meaning “water” is that a freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop by. The fort is split up in two segments. In this fort there is a secret escape passage to use during time of emergency and war. This is one of the prime tourism place of the goa where you can go and enjoy.


What should You Value Most, Wealth Love or Success?

Once upon a time three saint came into one village. seeing those saints coming in, a woman invited them to come her home.
Woman told to them- All of you come in and eat.
One of three saints asked to woman that is your husband at home? Women replied my husband is not at home he is gone to the farm and come back at the evening.
Listen to this, saints said – then we will come only when your husband is at home.
In the evening, the husband of that lady came home so the woman told whole sentences and after hearing this her husband told – now I am at home, you call those saints.
That woman went to outside and invited them again. Then saints said we don’t go together at one home. Then woman asked “why so”?
Saints replied and introduced themselves my name is “wealth” and second one said my name is success and last one said I am love.
Only one of the three can come in. You decide with your family members who you want to call inside the house.
Listening to this, woman went in and told her husband everything then her husband suggest that we should call “MONEY” inside. Our house will be filled with happiness when it comes to money.
But wife of that husband said we should call
“SUCCESS” inside the house.
All these were listening to their daughter.
She suggested her parents that we should call in “LOVE”. Because there in nothing greater than love.
Hearing this her parents said you are saying absolutely right we should call firstly “LOVE” inside.
Woman went out of home and said “we want to invite love”. All of you whose name is love come inside the house and receives food.
As soon as “love” grew to go inside the house, both of them followed the money and success.
Seeing this woman asked astonishingly – I have just invited the “love” why are you following him?
So one of them answered if you had invited money or success – only one of them would come in.
But you have invited love, because the money and success have to go back and forth on where love happens.

MORAL:

This story teaches every person that we become so busy in money and success that love is lost in our lives; it does not seem to be known, whereas real wealth and success is “love”.

Aravind Adiga Books

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aravind Adiga is Indian author who started his career in writing through “THE WHITE TIGER” and he received man booker price for this. He was born at madras in 1974 and grew up in Mangalore in South India. He was educated at Columbia university in New York and Magdalen college, oxford. Adiga did work as a journalist and his articles on business, politics and arts has published in the financial times, the Sunday times, New Yorker, Times of India etc. Below we will discuss some important books of Aravind Adiga that you can read-

1. THE WHITE TIGER

PAGES – 319
GENRE – PICARESQUE NOVEL
STORY –

The main character of this novel is balram who is narrator along with the anti-hero. He belongs to impoverished background and live in small Indian village. In school he proved himself intelligent and talented and praised by visiting school inspector as rare ” the white tiger”. Balram skillfully climb’s social ladder to become a driver and later a successful entrepreneur. This novel also shows dark side of Indian society in globalized world.


2. LAST MAN IN TOWER

PAGES – 430
GENRE – FICTION
STORY –

Last man in tower is another stunning book of Aravind Adiga. In this book he talk about real state and conflicting interests in community and development through a dharmen shah, rose from nothing to create an empire and give offer to visharam society residents to leave the building so he can make a luxury skyscraper named “Shanghai” and the protagonist of the novel “Yogesh murthi” a retired school teacher. This is riveting story of money and power which evocative and entertaining.


3. SELECTION DAY

PAGES – 290
GENRE – FICTION
STORY-

Aravind Adiga’s “selection day” is another facet of his remarkable talent. This book is about two brothers, who are raised by their obsessive father to become a cricket stars, in a mumbai slum area. Majnu a 14-year-old cricketer is good in cricket but not as good as elder brother. Except cricket, Majnu has many more things about himself and the world, which he does not know but want to know and do. They are also fascinated by world of CSI and interesting scientific facts. Finally, Selection day is story of dream of athletic glory, rivalry of brother, all leading to judgement day when Mumbai judges choose Mumbai’s next cricket star.


21 Inspirational and Motivational quotes that will help you to lead your life

The life we get is very amazing, full of joy and enthusiasm. This is gift of god who makes us special from other creature. Everyone has own goal and want to accomplish it. Some of them has got tremendous success and set as himself as an example for others. We all want to get success like them but sometimes we stop and think we can’t do. This time we just need an inspiration that can from anywhere but best way to get that from quotes of inspirational personality who has done something special in his/her life-

1. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT – First lady of the united states

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

2. DAVID BRINKLEY – american newscaster

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

3. JEFF BEZOS – founder of amazon

“If you’re not stubborn, you’ll give up on experiments too soon. And if you’re not flexible, you’ll pound your head against the wall and you won’t see a different solution to a problem you’re trying to solve.”

4. ELLEN DEGENERES – American comedian

“Sometimes you can’t see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.”

5. COCO CHANEL – French fashion designer

“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”

6. CHARLES DARWIN – naturalist

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

7. WALT DISNEY – entrepreneur

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.”

8. DOLLY PORTAN – american singer-songwriter

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”

9. ROBERT COLLIER – American author

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”

10. ABRAHIM LINCOLN – 16th US president

“It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.”

11. THOMAS JEFFERSON – 3rd US president

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”

12. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS – 6th US PRESIDENT

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

13. CONIL POWELL – US national security advisor

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.”

14. MARK ZUCKERBERG – Founder of facebook

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

15. RALF WALDO EMERSON – American essayist

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”

16. JAY-Z – AMERICAN RAPPER

“Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow.”

17. BRUCE LEE – Actor

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

18. KATHARINE HEPBURN – American actress

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”

19. MICHAEL JOHN BOBAK – Artist

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”

20. JIM ROHN – Entrepreneur

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”

21. THOMAS ALVA EDISON – scientist

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

Valentine’s Day-get the information about all the days of Valentine

7 days of love, know exactly what each day stands for Valentine ’s Day is a special day for every lover. It is also known as Saint Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14th February every year paves the way of Valentine’s Day week starts from 7th February. The week starts from 7th to 14th February. The week is also called as ‘week of love’. The day marks as the celebration of one of the most beautiful bond which is bond of love.

Did you know? Approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually.

Valentine’s Day is an official opportunity and plans to confess their love to their beloved one by showering gifts such as flowers or greeting cards. But the day is not just for the romantic partner, you can also give Valentine’s Day gifts to your mother, daughter or son as sign of your love.
Here is a list of Valentine’s Day Week:

1.Rose Day (7th February):

Valentine’s week starts with Rose Day, as flowers are the most beloved thing especially roses. Girls may be difficult to understand, but they are simple in their needs. All they look forward are lovable, cute and heart touching gifts that she can treasure for her. Roses are believed to be symbol of love and romance. So, set the scene by sending the Red Rose. 7th February is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm among the youngsters who try to propose to their beloved one by giving rose.

2.Propose Day (8th February):

8th February is marked as a Propose Day and second day of the Valentine’s week. This day is marked as Propose Day. On this day you can approach to your love and express your feelings towards him/her. So Go ahead and open your heart on this day and propose to him/her.

3.Chocolate Day (9th February):

Chocolates are for love. This day is dedicated to Chocolates. A gift of chocolate to loved ones to uplift their mood that will enhance the charm in a relationship.

4.Teddy Day (10th February):

After some sweetness, now its time to gift teddy to your beloved one. Teddies are the cutest and most famous soft toy loved by every girl. 10th February is marked for the Teddy Day.

5.Promise Day (11th February):

A promise plays an important role in a relationship and fulfilling a promise is the second most important step to keep relationship healthy. Make realistic promises that you can keep with a pure heart as love comes with responsibility, promises and commitment.

6.Hug Day (12th February):

Go on! The day says it all! Hug your beloved tight and make them feel special. A hug is nothing but an expression of affection and care. 12th February is marked as a Hug Day.

7.Kiss Day (13th February):

This is the most popular day of the valentine’s week. This day is a golden day for lovers to express their love by sharing a passionate kiss. A kiss is a symbol of love, remember to kiss your beloved on forehead, it signifies care and responsibility.

Valentine’s Day (14th February):

And finally, the day which holds a lot of importance culminates to Valentine’s Day. This is a special day for all the couples, people of all ages celebrate this beautiful day.

Being in love is the most wonderful feeling in the world. So remember Valentine’s week and make sure to express your love to beloved one. Go for a movie, go for long ride and candle light dinner and make this day as unforgettable day for your partner.

Your Happiness Depends On Your Thinking

A crow was very sad from his life. He thought that I am black and my voice is not sweet when I speak people blow me. Only then, his eyes fall on cuckoo and he went to her and asked her. You would be very happy in your life that you have a sweet voice, which people like very much then cuckoo replied that this heron is happier than me because he has both voice and look.
Hearing this he went to him and asked that you would be happy because you have both voice and look but heron denied and said this parrot is happier than me because I just got a single color but parrot has two color after hearing this crow went to parrot and said you must be happy you have sweet voice and two color again parrot replied that I am not happy this peacock is more happy than me because I have only two color but he has sweet voice and many colors.He also lives in different zoo.
People come to see him from different places and when he blossom his wings in rainy season for dancing he looks awesome.
Crow thought parrot is saying absolutely right he should be happy he has everything. Crow went to him and asked the same question and peacock replied no I am not happy. you are happier than me then crow asked why are you not happy you have sweet voice and so many color people like you then peacock answered this is the main problem people like me they come here to see me because of which my whole life goes out in cage but no crush on crows because of this your life is better than me because you don’t need to spend your life in one cage. The crow is happy to hear this.

MORAL

In real life, this also happened with people. They also feel sad seeing each other thing’s and pleasure. They think he has wealth, car but I haven’t. They don’t think what I have that can give pleasure and joy in my life.

How to Turn Your Dream of Launching a Freelance Business into a Reality

Becoming a successful entrepreneur can be a long, difficult and yet fulfilling journey where you begin with a small idea. Seeing your business grow and bloom is like a dream come true. Despite all the side businesses, you can effectively grow your business also. Freelancing is one of the most feasible option. However, before getting started your freelance business, you need to get very clear on why you want to freelance in the first place. Once you have your goals in a mind, how you use your time will greatly determine your level of success. Everyone knows benefit of self-employment and to be own boss. Many corporations prefer to hire self-employed professionals as contract workers instead of having their full-time employees.

Here are Points that you should mind to start your freelance business and to move your dream into reality:
1. Do the math: No plan is complete without thorough financial analysis. You should be able to estimated break-even points and future profits. A bush-league on financial statement can kill even the greatest idea.
2. Determine your resource requirements: What exactly do you need to initiate? Does everything depend on a website that distributes the service? Can you handle the startup alone or do you need a team?
3. Create Examples of what you can deliver (on your portfolio site): Keeping in mind, one of the best ways to show your presence by regularly publishing new content, images or videos for your targeted clients.
4. Find the Targeted Clients: Freelancers are in high demand, which means there is plenty of work available. Some example are virtual assistants, designers and marketing specialists. Start by identifying in which you are good at and how that translates to freelancing. First, you have to pick an industry; the next step is to find a client. According to successful freelancers, the best approach is old- fashioned relationship building. Reach out to friend and colleagues to reach your first client and then word-of-mouth referrals lead to more clients. However, the long- term livelihood of our freelance business depends on your ability to caterclient’s needs and then build a relationship with supply of work to them.
5. Build a prototype: If you are providing services to clients, your prototype can be a process map that will show customer contact points and what internally has to meet customer needs. A prototype should include a clear understanding of function and production requirements.

Risks of freelancing and how to navigate it

However it is competitive to do freelancing, there can be more competition to win new clients and grow overall revenue. Nevertheless, it is important to stay disciplined for the value of your time and profitability of each client. Building a freelance business is both challenging and rewarding. With a positive mindset, you can establish your career as a freelancer and become the self-employed professional with the higher level of job satisfaction.

Finally, I would say as there is quote, ”Dreams come true,only if we have the courage to pursue them” and what steps are you taking in achieving your dreams.

Tips to Improve Your Memory

As we, all know that competition in today’s world enhancing day by day. So competing in this era as a competitor is a herculean task. For this, you should have a better IQ. To maintain your IQ, keep your mind vibrating and sharp you need to do many things so you can prove yourself as a competitor whenever needed. Here are some tips which is very useful to keep our mind fresh and vibrating-

1. MEDITATION AND YOGA

Meditation and yoga both help us to boost our memory and reduce tension. It has shown in research that with the help of yoga we can reduce our tension and relax our brain up to 80%. According to University of Illinois hatha yoga improve our focus and information retention. Just practicing yoga 20 minute daily makes you smarter than before.

2. IMPROVING BELIEFS

It is a proverb that “what you think, you become”. This is also applicable here if you think you are smart, you become smart. In this Affirmation may work but if you have some evidence like- you have done something special before and get success in something, is even better. Keep remembering that success for motivating yourself and say yourself that we can do this time also.

3. WRITING

Writing is a most useful tool for clarifying your thinking, expressing thoughts, exercise your creativity and analytical ability.
Writing helps us to reduce tension and improve mood if we write on daily basis. It also helps to generate new ideas, boost our brainpower and improve IQ. You tell your mind what is important, which helps you recall things easily in the future.

4. HEALTHY DIET

Eating well is good for physical health as well as mental health too. Healthy food speeds up our brain waves and improves concentration.
Eggs, vegetable such as – cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower helps to boost our memory. Chocolate is a quick mood booster.