Amaltas-Cassia fistula in full bloom in Jaipur
It is May and it is hot.All life is wilting in the heat.Except for the trees- they are lush green. And Amaltas and Gulmohar are blooming with abandon. In this day and age if you still want a reason to plant a tree you should take a drive in Jaipur in the afternoon. You will remember the yellow and the greens and the orange for a long time.You will notice bougainvillea is not shy in displaying its charms either.
You are all inspired to plant a sapling- but where in this concerte jungle.The best place would be to plant a sapling right outside your home- next to the road.Right under your eyes. You will be able water it and watch its growth on a day to day basis.If there is no possiblility of planting a tree outside your home then you can plant one in the colony garden. Remember the trees are not only for you but for the future generations yet to come.They will also provide shade, invite rains and produce Oxygen.The plants should be sown during the rainy season.The choice of sapling is up to you.You should choose a variety which require less water and looks after it self in this arid climate of Rajasthan.Trees like Ashok-Polyalthia longifolia, Khejari, Babool, Neem-Azadirachta indica,Amaltas-Cassia fistula, Gulmohar-Delonix regia etc.
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85 km from Jaipur,in the Shekhawati region lies the village Pachar.The name of the village itself means ‘The Desert Citadel’.On one side of the village is the Ganpat Jheel.On the other side are sand dunes and the rest two sides are bound by greenery.There is a Jain Temple worth a visit in the village itself.The temple is lavishly decorated with intricate gold leaf and mirror work and stained glass windows and chandeliers. Near Pachar in the hills there is an ancient Sri Jeen Mata Temple. About 70 km from Pachar,in the Aravalis about 3000 feet above sea level are the ancient Harsh temples. Khatu Shyam Ji temple is near by also.
Castle Pachar Official Web Site
Sri Khatu Shyam Ji
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In theses days of nuclear families and rushed life of metros and jobs which will take you any where in India you do not have the extended family to support each other in an emergency or when you want to go on holidays.So you have to take your pet with you on a holiday too.But if you can manage it leave your pet with friends or family or a pet sitting agency.It is a good idea.Just imagine the pleasure both of you will get when you go to pick up the pet after the holiday.
Dogs come in all sizes.The bigger they are the more difficult they will be to manage in strange places and among strangers.They are just one more child of whom you have to be doubly careful.Given it is not a chore it is a pleasure to look after the gentleman who just happens to be a dog.You will never even realize when your holiday will be hijacked by your pet.All decisions will revolve around the fact whether the establishment is dog friendly or not.One disgruntled owners refusal to entertain your pet can put a cloud over the whole holiday.
Dogs do get injured on holidays.You will always have to have him on a leash.When you take him to the hotel-you will definitely want him in your room-you will have to ensure that his paws and mouth are clean,you will have to take him out twice a day, maybe even clean up after him.What if he takes a dislike to a guest or one of the staff.He can be vociferously loud in showing his displeasure.
Bring your friend on a holiday with you only as a last resort.Ensure that he has had all his shots at the Vet’s. If you have a car and a driver-it will make your life simpler on the holiday with a pet.
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Here in Jaipur the old and new worlds meet;
The forts,the temples,and the palaces
Look out on legislative offices
And schools and hospitals.This wide grave street
Worn by three centuries of slippered feet
And tripping pads of camels branches out
In roads that go impartially to meet
Old pleasure-gardens and new factories.
Here is a future growing from past beauty
Owning past inspiration-and a duty
To all men of all trades to build a city
Known for flourish of its industries;
Its roads made smooth for ordinary men
And knowledge climbing stairs to soar again.
R.N.CURREY,INDIAN LANDSCAPE:A BOOK OF DESCRIPITVE POEMS,PUB.ROUTLEDGE,LONDON,1947
R.N.Curry spent three years in India and was prize winner of Lord Wavell’s All India Poetry Competition.
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‘The gorgeous peacock is the glory of God’.A sanskrit verse says.It seems the poachers are only interested in its white meat and eggs and tail feathers and not in its glorifying God.Due to poaching and use of pesticides their numbers are decreasing alarmingly.So much so that the 11th bird fair in Jaipur was dedicated to the peacock to bring awareness to its plight. A census was also organised to count the actual birds.
There was a time when these birds were everywhere in the north,west and central India.It had been proclaimed the national bird so it was protected by law and according to the scriptures it was thought to be a vehicle of Goddess Saraswati( learning),Kartikeya(god of war) and Subrahmanya (god of yogic powers).
Alexander the great took back with him to Greece 200 birds and they spread to western Asia,north Africa,Europe and America.
It is said that on the peacock throne of Emperor Shah Jahan there were two figures of bejeweled peacocks.
Indian Peacock has fan shaped tips to their tail feathers and the Burmese sub species has pointed tips.The peacock unfurls these feathers to attract the pea hen.They shed all their tail feathers every year and grow new ones.
The Peacock is the first bird to sound the alarm of the approach of a tiger or a leopard in the jungle.
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Karan’s Guesthouse is a clean and comfortable guesthouse, centrally located in a Posh Colony of Jaipur just 2 kilometres from the main railway station,bus stand,Walled City,11km from the Jaipur Airport 1 km. from Major Conference Venue,Government Offices and The Statue Circle.The guesthouse has seven Spacious double bedrooms and one single bedroom, each room has a western style private bathroom. All rooms have a satellite colour TV, small fridge, cupboard, desk, chair, lamp, sofa, air-conditioning and a heater. Two rooms have private balconies.There is a guest dining/sitting room with colour satellite TV and a well equipped kitchen for breakfast. However for those guests that wish to eat out there are many shops and popular restaurants nearby offering good quality food at reasonable prices.There is a telephone, fax machine available for all guests. You are invited to enjoy the homely atmosphere at Karan’s Guesthouse.
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