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- People have always framed some typical notions about travelling that it is an activity for only the rich ones who can spend all their life’s savings at one go
- One of the most common travel myth is that travel is expensive and unsafe
It’s high time you should stop believing these travel myths and debunk them forever, just sit back and plan out travel with ease.
Travel Myths 1: Travel is expensive
The worst thing that we usually do is equate travel with luxury. You should aim for a travel plan that works within your own set budget and does not make you feel like a beggar in an unknown place. Don’t await for a trust fund or a high-paying job for your travels!
Travel Myths 2: Hitchhiking is unsafe
Hitchhiking is all about taking a lift from a running vehicle and making your travel journey complete. This is efficient at times when you want to cut down your travel cost. You need not take a lift in the first car that stops by; use your own judgment. Don’t presume everyone is a psychotic killer.
Travel Myths 3: Strangers are dangerous
There is a general fear of staying and hiking up with strangers on a travel place which is unknown to you. By far and large, it’s a true thing that the world is unsafe and dangerous. But you can trust sometimes.
Travel Myths 4: Travel is made only for the young and single
Ofcourse, the young and single are crazy about travelling, but who the adults can’t have their travel plans and dreams. You can head up for any location based on your passion for exploring. You may enjoy a superficial family time at an exotic location and still feel young!
Travel Myths 5: You can’t work overseas
Today, the virtual era has made things work out pretty well. You can easily find a virtual job or a full time job at your holiday destination, if you are willing to increase your stay in that amazing place. Find work that suits as a hobby or a passion such as photography or teaching that will also help you engage yourself with the locals.
-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana
By Siddhi Jain
The author who named the book after her twin sons -- Puhor and Niyor -- is a parent who has seen and heard the tales of ridicule and discrimination suffered by many in India and beyond. She says the book is an artistic illustration for kids that details how different families can live and coexist. Whether it's children with two dads or two moms, children with a single dad or single mom, and even multiracial family units, Borthakur's book teaches love, understanding, and compassion towards unconventional families.
Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.
Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background
The Guwahati-born author says, "With this book, I'm not trying to take away the job of parents in forming habits, I simply want to do my part as a parent. It is important that we impart the right values in our kids in a bid to build a better, more inclusive and tolerant global society that is fair to everyone." The author's first attempt at a book was an Assamese poetry 'Anubhav', published in 2010.
Set to be published under the label of Author's Channel, the book is like an adventure; a journey into uncharted territories, untouched subjects and matters long ignored. In her words. "The book takes a critical stand in defense of people in society who have had to undergo severe emotional torture for no cause of theirs. It is a terrible conception to think such people any less of a human just for being different," says publisher Aruna Naidu. By September 30, this title, priced at Rs 299, will be available online and in offline bookstores. (IANS/ MBI)
Rajesh U Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India, gives easy and completely doable tips to follow at home:
* Refrain from harsh soaps: You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. Your soap can have a moisturizing element in it like aloe vera or shea butter. Ensure that you're washing your hands with normal water as hot water can make your hand's skin dry and scaly.
Make use of your personal nail clipper to cut your nails. | Pixabay
* Be aware of nail or cuticle inflammation or redness: If there are any signs of infection, disinfect the skin as soon as possible with an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal ointment.
(Article originally written by N.Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
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