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The Nautilus in the Maldives is cosy and intimate hideaway, allowing couples to spend their time however they choose during a romantic getaway. 'Anytime, anywhere, and as you please' are the guiding principles of the property. Encouraging one to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy a romantic Maldivian getaway for two.
There are no set rules or timetables to follow. Instead, your personal House Master (a dedicated, thoroughly trained professional private butler) co-creates highly personalised experiences with guests that are catered to their every whim and natural rhythm. Couples can dine in truly magical locations, such as on a secluded sandbank with millions of stars shining overhead, on their own private patch of beach, on a luxury yacht with champagne and live music while sailing the Indian Ocean, or with a lovely floating breakfast in their home's private infinity pool.
'Anytime, anywhere, and as you please' are the guiding principles of the property. | Photo by Shifaaz shamoon on Unsplash
While guests can build their own menu if they so wish, chief chef Michael Pataran has created some imaginative speciality dishes to make the most romantic time of the year even more memorable, including: local spiny lobster-filled beet "culurgiones" dumpling with celeriac, saffron, oyster foam, shaved bottarga, fennel pollen and toasted egg yolk; for the beef lovers, Kagoshima beef A5 striploin tartare with imperial caviar, shaved black truffles and 62 degree quail egg; and for those craving something bold and hearty, a roasted lamb loin with foie gras, roasted beet and crimini in rosemary puff pastry with bittersweet chocolate-amarena cherry reduction.
To end the meal, a canvas of passions will be served: peanut caramel praline, mango passionfruit-vanilla compote, milk chocolate mousse, raspberry sorbet, white chocolate powder, raspberry air and orange tulip-liquor bon bons. Days can be as relaxing or as action-packed as desired. The menu at Naiboli includes a chocolate truffle lesson with the pastry chefs, a fresh pasta-making session, wine tastings, shared aphrodisiac cocktail concoctions, oyster and champagne indulgences, and ultra-romantic sunset cocktails. As couples enjoy their romance around the island and beyond, live musical entertainment will regale every cherished moment. Cinema under stars and Dinner with a scenic view If free-spirited activities are more your style, a variety of diving and watersports, inter-island excursions, big game fishing, and skydiving choices are guaranteed to strengthen your love.
After a long day of activities, relax and rejuvenate with chocolate and cocoa-based treatments at Solasta Spa. | IANS
After a long day of activities, relax and rejuvenate with chocolate and cocoa-based treatments at Solasta Spa. From the inside out, the Derma Drop TDA Facial is highly recommended for radiantly attractive skin. TDA also provides a variety of non-invasive holistic treatments, including facial and hair treatments, as well as a variety of body treatments. From dining on a luxury yacht in the middle of the Indian Ocean to wine tastings, big-game fishing and skydiving and ending with indulgent spa treatments, celebrations at The Nautilus cater to all whims and fancy. (IANS/MBI)
(Keywords: Luxury, bohemian, hideway, nestled, UNESCO, bipsphere, reserve, maldives, chef, romantic, couples, fancy)
Every year, November 21 is observed as World Television Day globally to highlight the importance of television as something beyond an electronic tool.
As we all are very well aware, since its invention, the television has been one of the most vital sources of entertainment, and also has been an important tool to educate people.
In fact, in India, the television became a uniting factor as people all across the country would gather in front of a single screen to watch iconic shows such as Hum Log, Buniyaad, Ramayan, and Mahabharat, etc.
Historically speaking, in November 1996, the United Nations (UN) held its first World Television Forum. Many famous media personalities were part of the forum, where they discussed the growing importance of television worldwide. That was the time when the General Assembly decided to observe November 21 every year as World Television Day.
Moreover, according to the UN, “Television represents a symbol for communication and globalisation in the contemporary world, and World Television Day is not so much a celebration of the tool, but rather the philosophy which it represents."
It must be noted that television was first invented by a Scottish engineer, John Logie Baird, in the year 1924. Almost after three decades of its invention, television was introduced in India on September 15, 1959, in New Delhi, with the assistance of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Interestingly, in India, programmes were broadcast twice a week for an hour a day on themes such as community health, traffic, road sense citizens' duties, and rights.
Keywords: World Television Day, UNESCO, UN, India, Channels.
J&K’s Srinagar city made it to the UNESCO’s creative cities network for 2021, for craft and folk art
J&K's Srinagar city on Monday made it to the prestigious list of UNESCO creative cities network for 2021, for craft and folk art.
This was announced by UNESCO on its official website on Monday wherein 49 cities have joined the elite list.
"We have been trying to find a place for Srinagar city in the UNESCO list for the last four years," Saleem Beg, convener of the J&K chapter of INTACH (Indian National Trust For Art And Cultural Heritage) told IANS.
"We prepared the dossier to highlight the genuineness of Srinagar's claim to be recognised as an UNESCO heritage city.".
"The dossier went to UNESCO where it was thoroughly scrutinised. Then they sent us a list of queries which had to be replied in detail.
"In addition to this, there was a lot of bureaucratic process that had to be completed before we got the final recognition," he added.
Beg said Srinagar had missed its place in the list in 2019 by a whisker. “We were left out the last time in 2019 because we lost the slot to Film City in Hyderabad. This time there were two cities running in close competition for the prestigious place - Srinagar and Gwalior. UNESCO has finally decided to select Srinagar this time," he said.
Beg credits the success of this effort to the team of local craftsmen and folk artists whose work has finally got global recognition.
Asked about what does the recognition mean in terms of advantage to the local crafts and folk art, he said: "It is a recognition of not only for our crafts and folk arts, but for Srinagar city as such. “It is a global recognition towards which the world looks with interest. Our crafts and folk art are not something that has fossilised. These are growing and dynamic arts.
"The recognition will definitely give us a marketing edge."
This year, the exercise of the dossier's preparation began in the month of May. The Union Culture Ministry received four nominations - two from Madhya Pradesh (Gwalior and Indore), one from West Bengal (Kolkata) and one from J&K (Srinagar).
The Centre, however, rejected the application of Kolkata and Indore and forwarded only two nominations - Srinagar and Gwalior. It recommended the nomination of Gwalior as creative city of music and Srinagar for creative city of craft and folk arts to UNESCO on June 29.
The announcements were finally made on Monday, rejecting the nomination of Gwalior and accepting that of Srinagar. (IANS/JB)
Keywords: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, UNESCO, United Nations.
The Khajuraho Temples are located in the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, India. These temples are associated with two religions, namely, Hinduism and Jainism. Interestingly, this site has been well recognised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), and was given the title of “World Heritage Site" by the organisation.
It is believed that these temples were built between 885 AD and 1050 AD by the Chandela Dynasty.Now, who were the Chandelas? An interesting story is on its way for you. Once there was a woman, named Hemvati, who was very beautiful and gorgeous, hailed from modern day Varanasi. It is believed that Hemvati was the daughter of a priest.One day, while she was bathing in the nearby village pond, Lord Chandra, the God of the Moon, became enchanted by her beauty, and decided to spend the night with her in human form. Following this event, Hemvati became pregnant in the morning.
So, she asked Lord Chandra as to what she should do now, as she will not be accepted by her family and village. To this, Lord Chandra replied that she will find refuge along the banks of the Karnavati river, and her upcoming child will go on to become a great king. As expected, Hemvati was rejected by her family and was thrown out of the village for her unexpected pregnancy. But, she followed the advice of Lord Chandra, and took refuge near the Karnavati river. Soon, Hemvati's son was born, and out of respect for Lord Chandra, she named him, Chandravarman.
As it was said by Lord Chandra that Hemvati's child would become a great king, the prophecy was becoming true with passing days. Chandravarman became a successful king by defeating many kings and their kingdoms. But still, there was a blemish on the king's face because he did not had a father.
So one day, Chandravarman ordered a cabinet of Bramhins to help him solve this problem. Surprisingly, majority of Brahmins suggested that he should make 84 statues depicting sexual acts around his place of birth, which was near the Karnavati, in order to normalise the act of “illegitimate sex", which means getting indulged in the act of sexual intimacy without being married.
Hence, Khajuraho Temples are famous because they depict how “illegitimate sex", “polygamy" “polyandry", and even “homosexuality", are all normal phenomena, and it is completely fine.
Keywords: Khajuraho Temples, India, UNESCO, Sexual Intimacy, History, Chandela Dynasty.