I first got to taste this dish in the small café in the city. It was invented in Scotland and is made of a chocolate called Mars. It is generally fried in a batter used to fry meat and served with a dollop of ice cream. It tasted gooey and sugary which worked very well as a after – meal dessert!
Swami Vivekanand was a great philosopher and is known for his intelligence and ideal teachings. He was the disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and introduced the positives of the Hindu religion to the western world. In the Parliament of world religions, he addressed the people as ‘brothers and sisters of America’ instead of ‘ladies and gentlemen’.
The year that is coming to an end has been really very nice for me. I got ample opportunities for travelling and exploring new places. How I wish that the coming year is also equally lucky for me. Getting into the flow of the new year, I wish all my near and dear ones a very happy new year 2016. I’m eagerly waiting to celebrate the first day of the new year with my kids and family.
Christmas is that time of the year where even on the coldest nights, the warmth of family, friends and love shines. It is that time of the year where everyone gets together in the memory of childhood stories and Christmas carols. Everyone looks forward to the gifts and Santa on the streets.
Since my teenage days, I have been quite fond of Gujarati culture; mainly because of its Garba dance. With the purpose to explore more about the former capital of the state Gujarat, 2 years ago I went to Ahmedabad.
I was accompanied with my hubby and two kids, and we went on exploring the beauty of this wonderful city which is situated on the banks of the mesmerizing Sabarmati River. Being the sixth largest city in India, I did expect it to be quite huge.
From the broad roads to the tall buildings, everything about this new face of Gujarat was fascinating for me as well as for my husband. But, there were more things to do in Ahmedabad city. During our trip to Ahmedabad, we went to the below mentioned hot spots. They are the must visit places in Ahmedabad I say.
Sabarmati Skyline Tour – If you are an adventure seeker then this is the must check out thing in Ahmedabad. It is a zipline crossing that allows you to experience the thrill of crossing the river at high speeds. This is one of the best things to do in Ahmedabad.
Akshardham Temple – Located 25 Kms from Ahmedabad, this temple is perhaps one of the most beautiful structures I had ever come across. The massiveness of this monument had definitely left me in a state of awe. If you want to witness the marvel of today’s Indian architecture, this is the place to visit.
Science City Ahmedabad – Also known as the Gujarat Science City, this place was exciting particularly for my two kids. If you have kids and want to show them the different elements of science and nature then you must bring them to this hot spot.
Shanku’s water park – My husband and my two kids are quite fond of water parks. Hence, visiting this amazingly cool place was an obvious decision. However, it was located almost 60 kms from the city.
Law garden night market – Woman and shopping cannot be separated. When I had visited this highly vibrant night market in Ahmedabad, I simply went crazy and purchased some really colorful and beautiful Gujarati attires for myself and my family.
War and heroism have always gone hand in hand, wars have created figures which have risen beyond ordinary fame and left legacies which are motivation for an entire nation of people. Winston Churchill the 2 time British Prime Minister, scholar and a Nobel Laureate in English Literature, fondly remembered as one of the most influential men of the 20th century.
Winston Churchill was much more than a war time Prime Minister, he was a man who inspired an entire nation and brought it together to fight not for its own sake but for the principles it stood for. The Battle of Britain was the battle for democracy and Churchill believed that there was absolutely no cost too much for this fundamental freedom. His speeches were among the most inspirational speeches delivered ever and have inspired several generations of citizens of the free world.
The Churchill War Rooms is a museum located in central London and since 1984 has been managed by the Imperial War Museum. The Churchill War Rooms are one of the five centers of historic relevance managed by the Imperial Museum. The Churchill War Rooms are also known by their actual name, the Cabinet War Rooms and were operational since 1939.
The Churchill War Rooms is a large museum of which the Cabinet War Rooms is an integral part, this historic complex built underground in the basement of the Treasury Building in the New Government Offices is located in Westminster.
It fundamentally housed the most important British government command centre during the entire duration of the Second World War remaining open 24 hrs and around the year for over 6 years till 1945. The Museum also includes the Churchill Museum exclusively dedicated as a biographical museum which depicts and explores the life of the greatest Briton of All Times.
After the war the cabinet war rooms remained abandoned for several years and later on identification of their immense historic value the Cabinet War Rooms were recognized and national heritage sites. Until 1984 the Ministry of Works had maintained the site but public access except for a few visits to journalists was not open till 1984. After a long effort in the early 1980s by the famous Imperial War Museum, the institution was able to gain administration of the War Rooms site and converted it into a museum dedicated to the life and work of Churchill.
It was redeveloped and opened again in 2005 in its present form. I find myself extremely fortunate to have had a chance to explore the life and times of a great man like Sir Winston Churchill.
Double Tree By Hilton Hotel London – The Double Tree Hilton Hotel is an ancient looking elegant building and I got a chance to stay there when I visited London for an educational conference. I was awed by the beautiful building and excellent services. The place is also very well connected and is minutes away from the British museum and the west end theater district.