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All About Northeast and its Music

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India is a vast country extending from the mighty Himalayas in the north to the soothing ocean in the south, from the Rann in the west to the Brahmaputra in the northeast. Because of the vast extent, various regions of India have their own cultures. The northeast portion of India is connected to the mainland through a narrow passage, being secluded it has a distinct culture very much different from mainland India. India's North East is a land of undulating hills and plains with a luxuriant green cover and a wide variety of rare and exotic flora and fauna.  Music for most people is a form of hobby or recreation but the people of the hills have music in their blood. Even though it is part of their rich culture and tradition, people of the hilly North Eastern Region are plain good singers. They can naturally follow a tune; spontaneously hum a line or two, while the more gifted ones are innate to composing both lyrics and music. The music culture in the northeast has developed over tim

The Best Luxury Escapes in The World

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Vacation is an experience that is compiled of different expressions and factors. Any luxury vacation is just like grandeur poetry, understood only by the beholder. It is a feeling of a potent brewed drink slipping down your throat and a burst of authentic flavors savoring your taste buds. Additionally, your mind just smoothly slips into a Guinness mode. Stepping out of your mundane routine, exploring a new culture, and creating a lot of fond memories is the best experience of all. Speaking of luxury as they say, if money is no object the whole world is a destination. There are many places in this world that one would love to experience. Some of them are coveted, some underrated while the others are just crowded on the touristy map. However, if you would want to add that extra to your luxurious extravaganza, below is a rundown of the luxury escapes in the world! Fiji Isn't visiting one island at a time such a mainstream deed? Well, Fiji is going to break that way of order. Most ofte

The 100th Blog Post ~ GIRL AT THE WINDOW SEAT

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Oh My God! I cannot believe the fact that OUR BLOG has 100 posts published! This is one feeling I have been trying to sync in for the past week now. Girl at the Window Seat started its journey as Girl Explorador - and since then I have used this medium to pour my feelings out.  The idea of the blog came into existence post a mandatory college assignment. The blog must have 5 compulsory write-ups published by a certain deadline. Once I had to decide the name of the blog, the niche, and design the blog - minutes into the process I knew this is not going to be a one-time thing. This is not just an assignment for me.  I started writing my blogs, published the assignments - which were my fond travel memories, and gave words to my love for travel. The journey of writing was never planned but destined. If anyone called me a writer or asked me if I could write - my constant mood was "not again!" I do not understand was it the inbuilt writer's procrastination or my irritating habi

Places To Visit Without Worrying About Covid Regulations

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A lot has already been said about the covid-19 and its ongoing variants. Now that things are finally open and running, we have started to live in the new normal. A lot of Indian travel destinations are already open for tourists. There are places where you need to follow certain Covid-19 regulations and there are others where there are no such restrictions. We are going to talk about the latter. So, here is a list of 5 travel destinations in India you can visit just like you did in the past.  Goa: The ocean side state is currently completely working and presently inviting guests all over India. If you love ocean-side views, and adventures, and want to experience the nightlife - Goa is the perfect pick. The northern beaches are typically loaded up with lively ocean-side activities while south Goa ocean sides are generally quiet and calm. You can even visit some popular places of worship in Goa like the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Se Basilica, and Mae De Deus Church. Best time to visit

Haridwar: How It Opened Doors to Spirituality

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Pouring my heart out today, yet again. I have been brought up in a family that is secular, never been caged towards spirituality. My parents believe in one superpower above - the almighty. They took us to temple visits on travels and to every auspicious ceremony the Jain traditions have. I never opposed the tradition, I followed it without any questions taking their thoughts as the primary one.  It was gradually when I saw more of the world, met people, and had my share of experiences that I created my own views. Still never questioned what my parents taught me. To be honest they were never the "this is what it is" kind of people. They did their part of the work, and I followed it, even if I did not I am sure they would have had no issues. The reason is my younger brother is an atheist.  It might feel a little gimmicky, but it was during the year 2020 when there was a Shiva connection that struck my chord. It was the "Corona" year, I did not visit any temple, I saw

Rishikesh - Holiness that Attracts Everything!

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Spirituality is eternal. Something that no one can force on you comes from within, It is not just a way to connect to God, but to connect you with you.  I was recently reading the book "All Roads Lead to Ganga" by Ruskin Bond. And I was quite intimidated by it to open my blog draft and pen down my thoughts in the draft. The draft which was apparently got lost in the web of work that leads to materialistic satisfaction. Rather than satisfying the thirst of the soul.  The book talks about the Himalayas so vividly. And if you are an OG reader, you know my love for mountains is uncanny. The giant, lofty, and humungous rock so beautifully personifies strength and patience. So, the book is all about describing how most Ganga was originated - the myths, the fables that go on about it. The confluences at the various " Prayags" in Uttarakhand (Prayags - confluence of two or more rivers) When anyone speaks about mountains - I picture Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand

This is How A Wholesome Trip Looks Like!

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The universe speaks for balance. Well, let us just not go that far - even a good wholesome dish required balance in each of its ingredients. Why am I all of a sudden talking of balance and cooking..??? As I might just have hit that spot - where I call my trip "wholesome". Now, there are a lot of repercussions to it. My trip to Himachal was a break I needed post-Covid-19 situation. And it was with people I would trust until my last breath (I suppose! I should.) And it was not less than a roller-coaster either. This trip to Himachal was full of being a part of a story than just creating one. You get that right? Additionally, I have been very finicky in terms of my budget. And this trip made me believe in one of the most important aspects "Aanya! Girl you have earned it. You need to be free when you travel, use a mix of your heart and brain and not just the latter!" An illustration by me - on the Chunar Fort A wholesome trip to Rishikesh - Jai Maa Gange! This picture w

Down the Memory Lane: Revisiting Gangtok

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  "I had so many plans...this year was meant to be my year...!" cribbed me sitting aimlessly lying on the sofa, with the night suit on, nicely champi-ed hair, and mom's special tea being served. This could have been a blessing for me,  BC! (Before Corona, I meant this, genuinely!)  I wanted to visit home for some good 15/20 days. However, work never allowed, and above that long weekends were always prioritized for some nice gateways. One thing that the year 2020 has taught me is to never crib for what you do not have. Each time you spend is a blissful memory in the making, which will be reminisced by you in the future. Each word written above is to be treated as a carving on the stone! What have we travel-enthusiasts doing all this year? #Throwbacks ! Ain't we? Well, I call it remembering the good old days. While cribbing on the sofa, I picked up my phone, and with that terribly frowned face, stretching all my face muscles against the gravity started shuffling throug