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Five things that make Gurgaon so Special

Many people and families come to the city for a work assignment, but after spending a few years, look for flats for sale in Gurgaon.

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Guragon or Gurugram is a city which is young, awakening and full of opportunities. People come to the city from various parts of the country and identify themselves as Gurgaoities, even though they have been living there for only few years. And then there are those who are born and bought up in the city, which many would agree is a little odd to hear, as most of us have a little or negligible memory of Gurgaon before the year 2000. Many people and families come to the city for a work assignment, but after spending a few years, look for flats for sale in Gurgaon, because they feel attached to its metropolitan demeanour. It doesn’t matter how long you have been associated with this millennium city, but we’ll all agree that city life can be fun, adventurous and unlike any other place in India.  Here are the top 5 things that make Gurgaon so special:

  • Rahagiri

Started in November, 2013 Rahagiri is India’s first citizen initiative of its kind that urges people to go car-free and instead take on sustainable and active transport that promotes good health and greater participation by the city’s residents. This movement caught a lot of media attention and was fully supported by the city’s administration, actively help in organizing this weekly event that takes place every Sunday. Upon the success of Rahgiri in Gurgaon, similar initiatives were replicated in different neighbourhood across Delhi namely Connaught Place, Rohini, Dwarka etc.

  • Galleria Market, DLF-Phase IV

Those who have been living in Gurgaon since 2007 will agree that it was the best place to shop during that time. The residents Gurgaon, irrespective of their address would head to Galleria located at DLF-Phase IV to shop. However, today with emergence of several commercial hubs, trips to the Galleria market may have reduced, but the legacy from old days continues. For starters, it was home to the only authorized Apple resellers in Gurgaon for the longest time. You also get the best rolls at Lazeez foods and recently a number of new restaurants and coffee houses have opened up. The fountain area, which is right in the center, is an excellent place to lounge on a laid back summer evening with friends.  The entire atmosphere of Galleria is extremely youthful and energetic. People living in the nearby neighbourhoods often head to Galleria in lazy outfits for a quick stroll or simply hanging out.

  • Cyber Hub

DLF’s Cyber Hub ranks no. 1 on 54 things to do in Gurgaon list on popular travel website, tripadvisor.  A welcome break from mall culture, cyber hub changed the concept of “night out” in the city. Right next to Cyber City, India’s largest corporate shack, the place is flooded with food joint, multi-cuisine restaurants and upscale store. Since two years of its existence, it has become the favourite place amongst Gurgaonwallahas and neighbouring Delhiwallahas to fine dine & wine. Young professionals often head out for a post work hanging out session for quick drinks and dinner.  It is one of the best places to unwind after work and relax with colleagues or friends. Although, the footfalls are highest during the weekends, on weekdays the place is also bustling with people, with many restaurants and brewery organizing promotional events such as ladies nights etc.

  • Kingdom of Dreams

As described my many, Kingdom of dreams is a get place to visit if you are looking for an evening of entertainment and leisure with friends or family.  Located in the heart of the city, the place attracts many international and local visitors to give a glimpse into India’s culture, heritage, arts, craft and performing arts. If you are in Gurgaon for the first time, visiting Kingdom of Dreams will give you real value of your time and money. There are live Bollywood themed shows and theater and a number of food options, which are most traditional Indian cuisine.

  • Aravalli Bio-diversity Park

Located on Delhi-Gurgaon border, very close to Gurudronacharya Metro station, the Aravalli bio-diversity park is home to running and cycling tracks, amphitheater and wetlands and ponds that attracts thousands of migratory birds every year.  The range has a thick preserve of indigenous fauna and flora. A number from fitness enthusiasts go there during weekends for a run or to cycle. Thanks to the clean and pristine environment, a number of residential projects are expected to come up in the adjoining area of the Aravalli range. A number of flats for sale in Gurgaon are already available, overlooking the bio-diversity park.

To sum up, Gurgaon is new city. Within a short span on two decades, it has metamorphosed into a metropolis, where people from different nationality and regional identity are living in harmony. Located at a close distance from the airport and Delhi, it is becoming the most favoured residential option for many people.

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    Other cities should track the pattern of development in these cities like Gurgaon. Then only we’ll be able to fulfill the dreams of our prime minister Narendra Modi. There are many unplanned cities that needs to be modified.

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Farmers To Grow Modified Cotton With Its Seed Edible

Many of the world’s roughly 80 cotton-producing countries, especially in Asia and Africa, have populations that face malnutrition that could be addressed with the new plant

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An experimental cotton plant is shown at a Texas A&M research facility in this handout image provided by the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in College Station, Texas, U.S. VOA

U.S. regulators have cleared the way for farmers to grow a cotton plant genetically modified to make the cottonseed edible for people, a protein-packed potential new food source that could be especially useful in cotton-growing countries beset with malnutrition.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Tuesday lifted the regulatory prohibition on cultivation by farmers of the cotton plant, which was developed by Texas A&M University scientists. The plant’s cottonseed cannot be used as food for people or as animal feed yet in the United States because it lacks Food and Drug Administration approval.

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Cotton is widely grown around the world, with its fiber used to make textiles and the cottonseed used among other things to feed animals such as cattle and sheep that have multiple stomach chambers. Ordinary cottonseed is unfit for humans and many animals to eat because it contains high levels of gossypol, a toxic chemical.

With financial help from a cotton industry group, scientists led by Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant biotechnologist Keerti Rathore used so-called RNAi, or RNA interference, technology to “silence” a gene, virtually eliminating gossypol from the cottonseed. They left gossypol at natural levels in the rest of the plant because it guards against insects and disease.

“To me, personally, it tastes somewhat like chickpea and it could easily be used to make a tasty hummus,” Rathore said of gossypol-free cottonseed.

After cottonseed oil, which can be used for cooking, is extracted, the remaining high-protein meal from the new cotton plant can find many uses, Rathore said.

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If all of the cottonseed currently produced worldwide were used for human nutrition, it could meet the daily protein requirements of about 575 million people. Pixabay

It can be turned into flour for use in breads, tortillas and other baked goods and used in protein bars, while whole cottonseed kernels, roasted and salted, can be consumed as a snack or to create a peanut butter type of paste, Rathore added.

If all of the cottonseed currently produced worldwide were used for human nutrition, it could meet the daily protein requirements of about 575 million people, Rathore said.

Other countries would have to give regulatory approval for the new cotton plant to be grown, though U.S. regulatory action often is taken into consideration.

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The new cottonseed’s biggest commercial use may be as feed for poultry, swine and farmed aquatic species like fish and shrimp, Rathore said.

Many of the world’s roughly 80 cotton-producing countries, especially in Asia and Africa, have populations that face malnutrition that could be addressed with the new plant, Rathore added. (VOA)