Incredibly Colorful Festivals of North-East India
1. Losar Festival, Arunachal Pradesh
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This is one of the important festival celebrated during the month of February and March. The Losar festival is conducted to welcome the New Year where the family members and friends come together and enjoy a beautiful time. Everyone wear colorful dress during this festival with dance and song as live performance by local people. This is also a festival to welcome the upcoming agricultural season where the crops can grow well. There is also an appropriate place for conducting this festival which is none other than Tawang Monastery. This is a festival which belong to Tibetan culture.
2. Bihu, Assam
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You must have heard about this famous festival of Assam. You must also be aware of Bihu dance performed during this festival throughout Assam by the women staying in this state. There are basically three types of Bihu festivals. These are:
• Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu- It is celebrated in the month of April
• Kati Bihu/ Kongali Bihu- This festival is celebrated in October and November
• Bhogali Bihu/ Magh Bihu – It is conducted in the month of January.
You can see this festival celebrated in an open space. The Traditional dress of Assam is worn during this festival. Here, the people of Assam serves very nutritious food such as fruits, spouted grams etc. These are served in banana leaves and bamboo stick.
3. Anthurium, Mizoram
Anthurium is one of the festival in Mizoram that is celebrated in the month of September. The government of Mizoram celebrates this festival to promote tourism in the state. This festival is celebrated for the consecutive 3 days. This is a traditional festival of Mizo where they get together with their friends, relatives and well-wishers. You can enjoy the festival while visiting this part of Mizoram with folk songs, delicious Mizo delicacies and dance of Mizo people. This is normally celebrated in a small village in Mizoram named as Reiek. People traveling from the capital city of Aizwal will need to travel for 70 km to reach this place and enjoy the feast.
4. Hornbill Festival, Kohima Nagaland
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Particular festival celebrated in the state of Nagaland has been inspired by a bird’s name. This festival is the symbolic of agriculture which starts from 1st of December each year. The festival is celebrated for 7-10 days with a lot of enjoyment. This creates a great bond among the people staying in Nagaland but with different communities. They wear their own traditional costume during this festive season. A contest take place where pork is consumed by people staying in Nagaland. This is the particular festival where you can experience the vividness of culture within the people Nagaland.
5. Lu-Ngai-Ni, Manipur
People staying in Manipur are really lively. They wish to celebrate every festival with zeal and enthusiasm. The tribes in Manipur enjoy this festival. Normally this festival is celebrated by the Nagas in the Manipur especially the parts that are inhibited by the Naga people. There is a specific date where this festival is celebrated. Yes, 15th of February is the date when Lu-ngai-ni is celebrated in Manipur. This is a symbolism for seed sowing season. This is also known for making the bond among the tribal staying there really strong. Various rituals are performed along with delicious Manipuri delicacies fire work over here.
Rohit is a well-known blogger with interest on cultures and heritages of different communities around the nation. He pointed out some of the colorful festivals celebrated in the North-eastern part of India. This article will give you vivid information about festivals celebrated in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Nagaland etc. You can also get variety of information on this subject at www.transindiatravels.com .
No other hill stations in India can beat the charm and unique beauty of the hills in Darjeeling and for all its natural beauty and atmosphere, it is regarded as the best winter travel destination in India.
The Darjeeling hill station is one of the best place to spend your vacation with your friends or family and stay away from the buzzing city life. The winter season makes this place more busy and this hill station becomes more crowded with travelers from across the world. The amazing view of the hills and snow covered Himalayan ranges is a unique experience that you cannot experience in other hill stations of India.
You vacation travel trip to Darjeeling should be planned in advance as you will find it hard to find perfect accommodations during the peak tourism season. So book and plan your tour to Darjeeling in a better way to make your trip a memorable one.
There are a lot of travel attractions and places to visit in and around Darjeeling and you will need to spend some time in Darjeeling to enjoy all these attractions. Most of the vacation spots in Darjeeling have high historical importance and there are a lot of things that you can learn during your visit to these places. If you are in a hurry during your Darjeeling vacation trip, then you will not be able to explore and enjoy these attractions.
Some of the major travel attraction in and around Darjeeling are the Chowrasta, Ghoom, Observatory Hill, Himalayan Zoological Park, Tea Plantations, Tiger Hill, Toy Train, Kali Temple, Lloyd Botanical, Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Senchal Lake, Peace Pagoda etc. All these have its own special importance in the tourism map of Darjeeling and are unique in their own ways.
Being a part of the eastern Himalayan geographical zone, Darjeeling is blessed with an amazing wealth of flora and fauna with dense evergreen forests and wide variety of rare orchids. You can see a wide variety of plant species at at the Lloyd’s Botanical Garden and you must not miss to visit this place when you are in Darjeeling. The Senchal Wildlife sanctuary around the Senchal Lake is also home to some of the rare wildlife species for you to view. Some of the animal species include civets, ducks, mongooses and badgers, , plovers, teals, gulls, red pandas etc.
Also do not miss an opportunity to take a ride on the toy train in Darjeeling, as it provides you with an amazing travel experience along the hills of Darjeeling. It helps you to enjoy and explore the beauty of the Darjeeling hill station in a better way.
So if you would like to explore the travel attractions and beautiful landscapes of Darjeeling, then it is highly recommended for you to book your trip with some of the best travel operators in India. Make sure that your tour itinerary covers all the major travel destinations of Darjeeling to make your trip a memorable one.]]>
This loss has made Messi disappointed as this was the third major final loss for Argentina in the last few years. First it was the World Cup football final in 2014, which the Argentinian team lost to Germany 0-1. Then came the COPA America final in 2015, which Argentina lost to Chile in the penalty shoot-out. Again in 2016, Argentina again clashed with Chile for the titles of COPA America tournament and yet again managed to lose out in the penalty kicks.
Lionel Messi has been the pillar of Argentina’s national football team for more than a decade and is also regarded as one of the best football players in the world. He has played in several world cup tournaments, but not had the luck to win the trophy. Messi currently plays for FC Barcelona, where he have reaped enough fame and success. Messi is Argentina’s all-time leading goal scorer in International football with 55 goals scored in 112 matches.
Lionel Messi was considered a much skilled and brilliant player than his predecessor Diego Maradona and has always managed to stay away from rumours and other issues that have plagued the international football arena. He has been the soul of Argentina’s football team and carried the burden of Argentina’s hope on his shoulders for a long time. Argentina’s national football team was not able to win a major Football tournament since its COPA America victory in 1993 and the wait for another major trophy has reached 23 years.
Messi had a huge fan base world-wide and his decision to retire from the international football will leave these fans dejected for so many reasons. When it comes about Messi’s age, he is just 29 and still has plenty of football to play and has a lot to offer for Argentina’s National football team. As per most of his fans, it was a very much premature decision and he should have stayed and played for the team for atleast till the next world cup.
He is fit enough and also at his best form when compared with other players. Argentina is desperate for a major tournament victory and Messi is the best man to lead them for achieving that atleast for the next few year. Messi’s current age is when most of the players start to be at their peak and his retirement decision at such an early age has left his fans shocked.
After the retirement of Diego Maradona, Argentina’s national football team was not able to find a suitable replacement who could match Maradona’s skills and talent. There was a huge void left after Maradona atleast for a decade and Argentina’s national team looked and performed like a below average team. But with the arrival of Lionel Messi, Argentina soon started to see someone with special and rare football skills, who could take Argentina to newer heights in the world football arena.
He started to share Argentina’s burden of hopes on his shoulders and did his job perfectly to a great extent. In my personal opinion he should have waited for some more years before deciding to hang his boots. He is by far the best contemporary player in world football and he should not get dejected for losing the final against Chile as it is all part of the game. He might have missed an easy penalty kick, but this is not the end of the road for him. He still has a lot of energy and skills to be showcased that can help in uplifting the overall quality of the game.
Hope that the authorities intervene in his matter in a better way and make him revoke his decision for the sake of football loving fans worldwide. This is because, it is not just the loss for Argentina, rather it is a loss for the whole world.]]>
Without providing sufficient warning to the users, Apple had a security measure installed in the iPhones, which can be rendered useless if repaired by others not authorised by the tech company. This is what the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission wants to investigate. Meanwhile the consumer watchdog will determine if Apple violated any consumer laws in Australia.
In particular, the ACCC is examining whether this practice contravenes the consumer guarantee and false and misleading representations provisions of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). The ACCC would also be concerned about any other practices which restrict the competition.
Apple users have most recently complained that an error code had appeared on their iPhones that were repaired by unauthorised repair provides. The Guardian reported earlier this month about the thousands of iPhones that were left almost worthless after the phones were permanently disabled if their operating system detected that a repair was done by unauthorise technicians.
It was called “Error 53,” which, according to a specialist journalist, “will kill your iPhone. The issue affected handsets where the home button, which has the touch ID fingerprint recognition feature, was repaired, as well as phones that were damaged but were still used without the need for a repair.
The problem was discovered only when the latest version of iOS 9 was installed. The phones were then rendered useless, and any data on the users saved on their handset were lost and irretrievable.
Tech experts told the Guardian that Apple knew about the problem – which users first thought was a bug – but did not warn users about it.
Apple claimed that it was a security feature designed to protect the users, and not to punish them for turning to an unauthorised repair provider.
The company has mentioned that they yake customer security very seriously and Error 53 was the result of security checks designed to protect our customers. It also added that the security measure is necessary to prevent fraudulent Touch ID sensor from being used and has also urged the users to contact Apply Support incase they encounters Error 53.
Article Source – http://www.ibtimes.com.au/apple-iphones-error-53-possibly-breaches-consumer-laws-accc-1504918]]>
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In both the cases you will see some slight differences in the search results. One of the major advantage of using personalized search option is that most of the search results will be related to your search behavior and you can also view your search history later in your life. Viewing the search results is one of the major advantage which can really help you in tracking your previous search history for any purposes.
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2) Log-in using your Google Account credentials.
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4) Click on each search links to drill down further.
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The above mentioned steps will help you in going back to your old search history and use it for analyzing your search history in a better way. You can see all the search history that you have conducted through your Google account either through desktop, mobile, tab or other devices. The Google Search history also offers other features such as deleting your search history for a particular day or date range and also provides the option to download your search results.
If you are not aware about this amazing feature by Google, then you can try this out and explore it in a better way.]]>
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This time Belgium is determined to prove who good a team they are and they have some of the best players available. The likes of Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Vertonghen, Hazard, Dembele, Witsel, Fellaini, Lukaku and Mirallas can spell danger to any of the best teams in the world. Lukaku was reported to be suffering from injury, but some sources has revealed that he is ready and fit for the world cup championship.
If Belgium is the dark horse of the tournament, then Algeria is certainly the underdog with no sufficient international experience and they will really use this venue as a great platform to get more international exposure. But the Algerians cannot be written off so easily and they are pretty much capable of pulling out some surprises. The major players from Algerian world cup squad include Mostefa, Bougherra, Cadamuro, Taider, Medjani, Soudani, Djabou and Feghouli.
The match will be the best opportunity for the Belgium team to warm up well for the 2014 world cup campaign and Belgium football fans hope that their team put up a formidable show in their opening match against Algeria. Belgium fans will be eagerly waiting to watch their favourite players in action and hope that Belgium does not let them down this time.]]>
Meanwhile Portugal was reduced to 10 men when Pepe was shown the red card for head butting Muller and this came at the worst time for Portugal. Germany added more salt into Portugal’s wound when Thomas Müller again scored in the 46th minute with a superb goal. Thomas Müller of Germany completed his hat-trick in the 78th minute when he scored his third goal and this was his first hat-trick in international football. By this time, the Portugal team looked extremely dejected and almost gave up the match.
In the Arena da Baixada stedium at Curitiba Nigeria and Iran ended in a 0-0 draw forcing them to share the points. Nigeria controlled the match for most of the time and almost had around 6 chances which they shot on the goal post without success. Iran was not controlling the match as Nigeria did, but they did also had some good moments in the match.
In another match at the Estadio das Dunas stadium in Natal the United States beat Ghana 2-1 and this was indeed an interesting match as both the teams contested well and both of them were almost having similar strengths. Clint Dempsey scored for the United States in the first minute itself and maintained this lead throughout the first half. In the second half Ghana struk back with Andre Ayew scoring the equalizer in the 82nd minute. But the United States were quick to respond and took the lead again in the 86th minute through John Brooks Jr., making the score 2-1.]]>
In the Group E match held at Estadio Nacional de Brasilia in Brasília, Switzerland defeated Ecuador 2-1 in a match that was pretty much dominated by Switzerland. Ecuador made the first lead in the 22nd minute when Enner Valencia netted the goal and left the Swiss players disappointed. But Switzerland equalized in the 48th minute through Admir Mehmedi which really brought them back into the match. The leading goal was scored by Haris Seferović after 3 minutes of the second half, making sure that Switzerland registered their first win of the 2014 world cup.
In another Group E match at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre France crushed Honduras 3-0 which gave too much hope for the France fans of their team making a great progress in the 2014 world cup soccer. Karim Benzema scored the first goal in the 45th minute and 3 minutes later France again improved their goal levels when Noel Valladares netted the second goal for France. Karim Benzema again scored in the 72nd minute which made sure that France finished the match with their heads high.
In a much awaited Group F match between Argentina and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former managed to win by a margin of 2-1, even though Argentina did not exhibit a performance that was expected from a team of such calibre. Sead Kolasinac scored for Argentina in the 3rd minute and after that Bosnia and Herzegovina made sure that they did not concede any goals in the first half. The really played well against the Argentinians and helped the fans realize that Argentina had a large room for improvement if they were serious at winning the cup this time.
Argentina changed their tactics in the second half and this change really paid off well for them. Lionel Messi scored the second goal for Argentina in the 65th minute which made sure that Argentina will not lose this match easily. Vedad Ibisevic scored the lone consolation goal for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 85th minute, but they could really take pride from the fact they managed to keep Argentinians at bay for most of the time during the match.]]>
In the Group C match at Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Columbia defeated Greece by a margin of 3-0 to bolster their chances of reaching the second round of world cup 2014 and also ending their 16 year old goal drought. Playing in their first match of this world cup Columbia was in good control of the match from the beginning itself and show a great sense of self confidence. The first goal was created in the 5th minute of the first half and the opening goal for Columbia was scored by Pablo Armero.
Greece also got some opportunities but they could not really convert them into goals and their hopes were again shattered when Columbia’s Teofilo Gutierrez scored the second goal in the 58th minute. In 3rd minute of the second half’s injury time, Columbia added more salt into Greece’s wound as Columbia’s James Rodríguez scored the third goal of the match. By this time Greece almost lost their hope of salvaging any sort of pride and in the end Columbia won the match 3-0.
In another match between two major teams, Italy scored a spectacular victory of 2-1 agains another European great, England. Football fans all over the world was waiting for this great match between two strong teams and as expected the match turned out to be interesting where Italy had the final laugh. In the match held at Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Claudio Marchisio of Italy scored the first goal in the 35th minute which left the England team a great shock. But England was soon back in their elements as they equalized through a good looking goal by Daniel Sturridge in the 37th minute.
The equalizer really charged up the English team and both the teams ended on 1-1 at the half time. In the 50th minute, Italy scored its second goal through Mario Balotelli, who is regarded as one of the best Italian players of 2014 world cup squad. Italy brilliantly maintained the lead till the end of the game and made sure that they made their path to the second round clearer. Italy’s Andrea Pirlo was very much instrumental in deciding the fate of the game as he controlled the course of the game through his amazing playmaking skills.
In another Group C match at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) scored a 2-1 victory over Japan. Even though Japan took the initial lead in the 16th minute through Keisuke Honda, Ivory Coast struck back beautifully with Wilfried Bony and Gervinho scoring in the 64th and 66th minutes respectively, ensuring a major victory for Ivory coast in the 2014 world cup championship.]]>