📌 Apricot Gardens, Kargil. Ladakh.
They are Aminah and Fariah, Grand-Daughters of the owner of this lavishing Apricot Garden in Kargil District of Ladakh Region.
The names respectively means "Trustworthy" & "Companion" in Arabic. These beautiful angels accompanied me through their garden.
We plucked some juicy ripe Apricots and devoured them beside the bank of River Suru. I even purchased some "Sun Dried Apricots" for my journey ahead.
Apricot (Prunus armeniaca), locally known as “chulli,” is one of the most nutritive, delicious and commercially important fruit crops of Ladakh.
This is worth mentioning here that Ladakh is one of the major producer of apricot in India, but, at present almost 90% of the fresh apricot being produced in this cold arid region go waste and its market value stands abysmal. The prime reason for such debacle is the lack of proper network for processing and supplying apricot products in Ladakh and elsewhere in India.
The local apricot growers, though, have the knowledge of cultivation and drying, but, they are devoid of any modern technical skills for proper preservation, storage, transportation and marketing of apricot products. This results in a huge less not only to the poor farmers but also to the economy of Ladakh in general.
Keeping in view the major challenges of apricot processing and marketing, the people of Ladakh particularly farmer and young generation needs a deep understanding and awareness of apricot production and commercialization. Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) has made a significant research on apricot propagation, processing and commercialization in Ladakh. In fact, several such scientific research is needed to overcome the major obstacle faced by apricot growers and marketers. . If this God gifted natural resource of Ladakh is to be commercialised and made a potential source of income for thousands of poor Ladakhi farmers, then the local government and non-government agencies, who seem to be complacent, needs to recognise the potential of apricot and go hand in hand with farmers.
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The Afrikaans language monument, Paarl, South Africa. Amazing architecture. A monument full of symbolism. A #mustaddtoyourtravelitinerary
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Basically...sums up the vibes this week in Santorini! 💫😌💃🏻 Fallen in love with white buildings and a romantic setting. We could explore all that little pathways to find these hidden gems all day. 😆 Special thanks to @shotztours for helping us discover the beauty of Santorini while improving our photography skills (and obviously no crowds around so we could twirl and unwind). #inspiration#neverstopexploring#architecturelover#bestofsantorini#siammpatralove
I really like Glasgow, ready to go here every weekend. It has such a cool vibe and so many cool places. It's cold and cozy, it's compact and has everything you need, everything is max 30 mins bicycle ride away, its way cheaper then freaking London. I feel like you don't have to worry about how you look 😅 no need to style your hair coz it's too windy and probably gonna rain anyway, and you just need to chose waterproof and comfortable clothes and no one will judge you 😁 it's super vegan/vegetarian friendly! I like Scottish accent and people here are veery talkative, so want it or not you'll be used to it quickly (and maybe even unintentionally start copying them like me haha). Lang may yer lum reek!
👀 I thought for a long time that in a previous life I was an explorer. An army-green cargo short wearing, strong and soft female explorer. Always so curious about different people and places, I thought it would be an incredible life to spend witnessing all the corners of a map by being on the ground first hand. Then I came to the realization that I can be an explorer in this life too. And, even better, cargo shorts are not required. Count it ☝🏼 ..
That’s me. Tell me about you. What are the things that bring out the inner you? Travel, fitness, cooking, music, diy, fashion, art, tech, entrepreneurialism, children, business... there’s no right or wrong answer as long as you answer for yourself.
We have the ability to create our own realities, daily. Those realities don’t have to look the way they did yesterday. While it’s true that circumstances play a huge role in how we navigate through life and we are not in control of what happens to us, we are in complete control of how we react to the things that happen to us. Don’t be afraid to take charge of your life, your well-being, and your happiness.
As we all know, Ganesha was lovable, intelligent and highly powerful --- yet, he had a tough time finding a bride for himself since no girl was ready to marry him because of his elephant head and pot belly, He then went to Lord Brahma with his problem. Brahma thought hard and came up with a solution.With his power, Brahma created two beautiful women named Riddhi and Siddhi and got them married to Ganesha. Hence Ganesha had two wives and two sons Shubh & Labh
So happy and thankful to be able to spend a week in Venice by myself. Can’t believe how picturesque it is here, it’s like living in a beautiful painting. Gonna sit by canals and eat gelato and get lost in the never-ending maze of alleys and little bridges 😍
Met this cutie today at @thekangaroosanctuary!
Please make sure when you're on a roadtrip and see a dead kangaroo on the side of the road to check its pouch! Chances are quite high that a baby is still inside, like this one which was found only a few weeks ago 👶🏽
Ek Dant !One who has one tooth. Ganesh sitting on our terrace, reminded me of why he is called Ek Dant ! he who has one tooth,
there are a few stories behind this , One of them is that
He broke his tooth and hurled it at the Moon for laughing :-)
at his belly.
He even cursed the Moon. !!!
Although the curse was undone, the myth about looking at the moon on a certain day, is a bad omen still remains.
This is what $28,165,000, and 2,000 pounds looks like. Jeff Koons Popeye. Purchased by Wynn Las Vegas. Even though this city is filled with knock-off copy’s of worldly culture (Eiffel tower, Luxor Pyramid, Slot machines in grocery stores). I feel grateful for these gems, bringing deeper beauty to this dust city. #publicart#jeffkoons#lasvegasart#exploredeeper#loveart#seekculture
A few days ago this little routine was easy as could’ve been for me. However, after traveling through land and sea non-stop, my body changed. Yes, only in a few days it changed! It became stuck and non compliant. Every move felt stiff and each pose felt very difficult.
What can we learn from this? Essentially, that our bodies are different on the daily, as are our minds. Yesterday we might’ve been agile and today not so much. The truth is also true for the opposite. Take life one day at a time. Acknowledge where you’re at today and don’t compare it all that much to where you were yesterday. The only constant in life is change. Try to give 100% everyday even if it doesn’t feel like it was the same 100% you gave yesterday. Things happened in between; accept that, embrace that, appreciate that.
Why is Ganesh’s vehicle a mouse ?
So, that Lord Ganesha, is able to go into nooks and corners of the world to do his job as the destroyer of Obstacles, as the mouse can slither thru tiny holes and narrow pathways even in the darkness of night.
Let's embrace love and share it with everyone!! This Ganesh Chaturthi,the day of lord Ganesh’s birth !! Ganesh Chaturthi is a ten-day Hindu festival celebrated to honour the elephant-headed God Ganesha's birthday. He is the younger son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Besides being The Lord of Beginnings, The Remover of Obstacles, he is also worshipped as the God of education, knowledge, wisdom and wealth.
He is honoured as a ‘God of beginning’ for the harmonious , auspicious & peaceful start and happy ,obstacle free completion of any ritual or ceremony.
A look inside the Nizamiye Turkish Mosque – the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere. Photo taken by: @z.s.oroush.
“I haven't felt such tranquility in a while. This place is breathtaking, serene and inspires such intense spirituality that it leaves you complete.” - adoseofafroze
This building is definitely worth a visit, it is nothing short of breathtaking. To view tour offerings in Johannesburg and Cape Town visit our website → Link in bio.
Please note: Woman are asked to cover their legs arms and heads within the mosque.