Kannauj – The Perfume City of India

Kannauj, located in Uttar Pradesh (India) is known for its famous perfume production. Kannauj city has a rich history and it was a capital during Harshavardhana’s rule in North India, the Indian emperor’s empire that ruled most of the north and northwest India. This city is also famous for the Tripartite Struggle – where three of the strongest empires (Pala empire, Rashtrakuta empire, and Pratihara empire) fought in the 9th century to establish their rule over the city of Kannauj.

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Apart from highly being known for its rich history, the city is one of the few cities in India where the holy river of Ganga flows, this river is sacred for the Hindu’s and has been a lifeline to most of the people living in India. Kannauj also has the most ravishing and unique architecture including the famous Jama Masjid, King Jai Chandra fort, MakdhumJahan in a Devi temple of Annapurna, Baba Gauri Shankar temple and a beautiful bird sanctuary Lakh Bahosi where a total of 50 bird species can be spotted.

Kannauj – India’s Perfume City

Kannauj manufactures traditional Indian perfume – Kannauj Perfume or Kannauj Ittar that is protected under the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) agreement and is listed as item number 157 under the GI act with Government of India’s registration. This perfume had a long history and the city used to trade perfumes with the Middle Eastern countries and therefore with years of manufacturing perfume makes this city the “perfume capital of India”. The city has been involved with more than 5000 years of trade and about 80% of the population in this city is involved in the perfume business and the entire place produces up to 20 lakh liters of scent every year.

History & Making

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In the ancient times, this city was also known for distilling natural fragrance and it is said that the famous Emperor Shah Jahan found fragrant oils. The skill of perfume or ittar making has been passed from various generations and it is made from flowers like white jasmine, vetiver, rose, sandalwood, Mittiittarheenaittar, oud and other aromatic substance like camphor, musk, and saffron. Perfumes made from such natural substance have no alcohol or chemicals added and each bottle of perfume at least needs production time of about 15 days.

Price

Kannuaj perfume comes with a heavy price tag that can be compared to buying a luxury car, the fragrance of oud costs up to INR 28 lakhs per liter and other fragrances can cost about INR 50 lakhs. The perfume is exported to about 50 countries all around the world, some of the most famous are the United Kingdom, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Singapore, France, and Qatar.

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Due to the increasing rates, the cost of production of Ittar is high and therefore the tradition of this city is fading away, where people are using chemical based perfumes and forgetting about the rich culture natural based ittar. Hence, before the cities fade the tradition one needs to visit and experience the God’s gifted city.

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Offer a Toy Plane at Aeroplane Gurudwara of Jalandhar & Get US Visa!

“It happens only in India” this famous saying contributes to the weirdest and strange things that take place all over the country. India is famous for the oddest, bizarre, amazing, and unusual stories that are cherished by people all around the world. One such unbelievable incident has taken place in a Jalandhar, Punjab in the holy shrine of Sant Baba Nihal Singh Shaheedan, where devotees are offering toy planes that could turn into a ticket for them to fly abroad.

“Hawai Jahaz Gurdwara” or the “Aeroplane Gurdwara” of Jalandhar

Punjab is obsessed with the thought of settling in abroad. Main reasons for this include lack of jobs in the hometown or country, million dollar dreams, and the desire to emulate neighbors and relatives. According to a survey, about 6 million people have settled abroad from the Doaba district that includes Nawanshahr, Kapurthala, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur. With this obsession also comes the dark side – where people cannot migrate due to an absence of certain skills or documentation and in such cases the last resort that’s available is faith in a superior power – God.

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All this started a few months back where the word spread about the Gurudwara in Doaba region, where people are crazy about settling abroad and have unshakeable faith in Gurudwara. It has a popular feeling that if anybody offers a toy plane and has a strong wish to fly and settle abroad his or her wishes will be fulfilled. As a result of this wish, a lot of people have visited and offered toy planes with their names inscribed on the toy. These toy planes can be purchased from shops outside the Gurudwara and offer it to the holy Sri Guru Granth Sahib. On a Sunday, worshipers offer about 40-50 planes, mostly a top plane of the country they plan on settling.

Shaheed Baba Nihal Singh Aeroplane Gurudwara

There are various devotes whose dreams have been fulfilled by offering a toy plane in this Gurudwara. One only needs to organize a prayer called “Akhand Path” and offer a toy plane during the prayers and it is believed that due to this a lot of dreams of people wanting to settle abroad have come true. There are a few young youths who know about this unbelievable act and have said that they will also come and offer a plane in the Gurudwara if they see other people going abroad.

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The holy Gurudwara of Sant Baba Nihal Singh Shaheedan is located in the Talhan village about 12 km from Jalandhar and the gate to this village is built with a model of British Airways and the whole road to Gurudwara is filled with various shops selling toy plan models of various carriers like British Airways, Lufthansa, Air Canada, etc. The whole situation spread like wild fire when a business-man from Ludhiana came and prayed that if he would get his US visa, he would come and offer an airplane and four days later the same guy was seeing offering a large toy plane to the holy shrine.

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Trying for a US Visa? Visit Visa Balaji Temple of Hyderabad

There is lot phenomenon which occurs around us which sometimes persuade to believe in some supernatural power’s existence and the mankind calls it the act of – God. There are certain sights which do not have any scientific reasoning or cannot be proven with logical answering. Nature has so many surprises stored for us even today which is unexplored and unanswered. One of the unanswered questions is – Is it the faith which makes us works towards that goal or is it the belief in the “Almighty” which brings in the result.

The Chilkur Balaji Temple

An ancient Hindu temple on the banks of Osman Sagar in Hyderabad, which is famous for having no “hundi” or the “donation box”; famous for “right to stay out of government control”; and one of the temples known for not having a “green channel” or the VIPs entry – Chilkur Balaji Temple. The temple was built half a millennium ago has Lord Venkateswara as the deity and is just 45 kms from Hyderabad.

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Today there are about 75000, to one lakh devotees who visit this temple every week to pray. It was built during the Akkanna and Madanna era, who were the uncles of Bhakta Ramdas. It is believed that Sri Balaji Venkateswara, the Pratyaksha Daiva in Kaliyuga, stays here and pours blessings on his devotees.

The Visa Temple

Well, these few things are not what this temple is famed for; it has a totally different reason for its popularity. It is believed that in 1980’s few students aspiring for US Visa were rejected at the Visa interview at the Chennai US Visa consulate. They then prayed in this temple and got the visa stamped. The mouth publicity of this incident slowly became viral and people started visiting the temple with the same desire.

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The aspirants in this part of the country for the US, is quite high, due to the presence of students and professionals aspiring for higher studies or professional opportunities. They started throwing themselves for the blessings in the form of clearing the “US Visa Interview” and surprisingly they even got the same. Since then the temple got its new name – “The Visa Temple”!

It is a regular practice now that anyone who is an aspirant will visit the temple just two-three days before the scheduled interview and will pray to Lord Venkateswara and also take three “Pradakshina” or rounds of the temple and vow that if the interview is cleared he will complete another 108 Pradakshina. And to best of everybody’s knowledge people come back for the 108 rounds, after the interview or you may put it this way – After they get the Visa Stamped!

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Just imagine people who visit the temple take visa and go to the USA for studying Science and Technology, IT industry or work there on these sophisticated fields which are purely based on scientific reasoning and logics. But it is quite ironical that they aspire and believe to get there following a gateway which runs through this “Visa Temple” which does not have any such reasoning or logical. Here comes the question then – Faith or Belief?

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India’s First Floating Elementary School at Loktak Lake, Manipur!

Loktak lake also known as the largest fresh water lake of Northeast India is truly paradigmatic. It is house for those who depend on this lake for endurance. This lake is famous for floating heterogeneous mass of soil, vegetation that decomposes multiple times and forms a solid mass of land commonly known as Phumdis or Phunshongs . They are circular floating swamps that happens to be shelter for many. Loktak lake is also a great source of hydropower generation, irrigation and a useful source of drinking water.

The First Floating Elementary School of India

Government and Association planned to add a new school in Loktak lake. This was India’s first floating elementary school. This school was inaugurated at Langolsabi Leikai of Champu Khangpok village (50 kms from Imphal) in early February this year. It was a joint initiative of All Loktak Lake Fisherman’s Union with an NGO named People Resources Development Association(PRDA).

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People living in this region work really hard to earn their daily wage.The main or the only source of Income in this area for residents is fishing, so people cannot afford to send their children in far off schools. This school proved to be a boon for them, as now they can provide education to their children and the dropout who became homeless during recent evacuation of Phunshongs.

This school is a Meisterstuck. It will educate both children and illiterate adults at the same time. There will be twenty five students and two teachers in the beginning. Slowly the association will evaluate the progress and will plan to upgrade the school to eighth standard. This move will attract a lot of dropout adults join this elementary school. So far this school has been well received by the people.

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Stipend or fee of the volunteers will be sanctioned by PRDA which usually gets fund related help from AAI(Action Aid India). This school is build on the lifeline of Manipur(Loktak lake) and it will cater to people, specially those in need of literacy proficiency.

This lake is of great importance to the people of Northeast India but sadly it is becoming an endangered freshwater lake. Recently, LDA(Loktak Development Authority) has removed 700 floating huts as a part of clearing the lake. Infact an investigative documentary was also made by Hao Bam Pabankumar. This short film was based on the concerns faced by the Loktak lake and won award for best documentary in Mumbai International film festival. This lake is home for various animals and people.. Government is taking steps to protect it and is working for the betterment of the society.

This school is a great step in the world of education. It is a unique one!

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Dawki River – A Hidden Paradise in Meghalaya

There is a traveler in all of us and we somewhere sometime lover to move around and explore places. We are all born tourists and love to travel and visit places. Indians are fond of traveling abroad and spent their vacations in out of country locations. We all get amazed by the beauty of other nations. It’s quite shocking sometimes that we as true citizens of the country don’t even know that there are far better places to visit within the country. It is more so amazing to find, that the north eastern states of Assam, Tripura, and Meghalaya are our neglected states, in terms of tourism.

Dawki River – Meghalaya’s Hidden Paradise

The state of Meghalaya- the state of pristine Umiam Lake, Nohkalikai Falls, Elephant Falls, Shillong View Point and Dawki River.

Dawki – Umngot River

One must make a trip to Mawlynnong and just 2 kms from the borders of Bangladesh, Dawki is a small village famous for its green scenic landscape, the strategic location and the crystal clear water river. Though it seems to be a very remote location but the approaching roads are in great shape and condition. It also has limestone and coal mines. The main attraction of the village – the Dawki River flows slowly between the Khasi and the Jaintia Hills.

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The lush green area around the river with hills on the both sides, cool breeze flowing on your skin, and the boats rowing on the river presents a picturesque view. The greenish- bluish water of the river is so crystal clear that one can actually see the bottom of the river even standing on the suspension bridge which joins the two sides of the river. The view of the river is so amazing that it seems that the boats are actually floating on air and there is no water beneath. The fishermen on the boat, floating on the river seems like live dolls enjoying the ride and fishing.

On Air Boats

Just imagine you yourself on that boat enjoying the orange juice which you can avail from the village which is famous for its juicy orange markets. It is advised that if you want to cherish these moments then take pictures standing on the suspension bridge so that you get the perfect effect of the view. It’s quite surprising that the moment the river enters the Bangladesh border its course is filled with rocks and boulders and the color also changes. This is no doubt the best serene and tranquil place to spend your vacation away from the hustle bustle of a hectic lifestyle.

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Adventurous travelers and explorer and the media have been constantly chasing people for the awareness of this part of the country and till now has been successful which is quite evident from the rise in the tourist count in the state. Lot has been published on the states of the north east for the betterment of the people here who can exhibit a unique bouquet of traditional and natural kaleidoscope.

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Bullet Baba’s Temple near Jodhpur where People worship 350 cc Bullet

We all believe on a divine almighty superpower that is always around us “invisible” and can perform all those things which we can wish, but cannot do ourselves. We worship them for their superpowers and sometimes for their teachings and lessons.

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The faith over a period of time becomes so strong that we transform ourselves into “devotees”. We worship them as our ideal, our GOD, our savior, our protector, and our guide. In India people worship billions of Gods and their places of existence.

Bullet Baba’s Temple near Jodhpur where People worship 350 cc Bullet

It is the belief or the ideology which is represented in the form of worshiping rats, idols drinking alcohol, leaders, toys and even “Bikes”!

Worshiping – “Banna”

It is believed that Om Singh Rathore – now worshiped as “Om Baba”, “Om Banna” or “Bullet Banna”, on 2nd December, 1991 met with an unfortunate road accident and died on the spot.  He was riding his 350cc Royal Enfield bike when he lost control and hit a tree and fell into a ditch. The local police found him dead and took his bike into custody. The bike was kept in the police station that night only to be found at the accident sight next morning. Surprised policemen thinking that someone must have taken the bike from police station took it back and emptied the fuel tank.

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The bike was tied with kept in locks that night so that no one can steal it. Shocked the very next morning policemen found the bike again at the same accident site. After even a lot of efforts they could not manage to keep the bike at the police station and always found the bike at the same place before dawn. The story soon spread amongst the localities and villages nearby and was viewed as “Miracle” and “Divine Event”. The story of “Banna” was soon worshiped.

The Bullet Baba’s Temple – Pali

The bullet miracle got recognized as the work of the spirit and helpful soul of “Om Singh Rathore”, and villagers constructed a temple where this 350 CC bike has been placed. The temple is now situated 20 km from Pali on Pali-Johpur Highway. People worship the bike and have a strong believe that “Om Banna’s” spirit help anguished travelers and halting at his temple sooths them.

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Travelers stop at this temple, pray and offer their offering, sometimes even alcohol, and take blessings of a safe journey. A strong believes is anyone not stopping at the temple is sure to meet some danger. Devotees apply “Tilak” on the bike and offer flowers, garlands, and bow their heads in Banna’s honor.

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Whatever the belief or whatever is the form or physical appearance of the God/ miracle may be it is the trust, devotion, and ideology that works and that is the best part of mankind. We always worship the good, kind, and truth. We always wish for the happiness, and well being of everyone and that is the essence which is demonstrated across the nation and world.

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High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg, Kashmir

Historically mankind has evolved from mere Apes to Hunter Apes and then slowly transforming into today’s civilized form. The journey includes very peculiar characteristics which though should have been avoided but its relevance is crucial as well – War. The survival of fittest, for food, transformed into strategically maneuvered wars, for geographical and political supremacy.  To be successful in war strategy and planning became critical and that resulted in the birth of “Training Centers or School”. This became a subject to be taught to soldiers to prepare them for all sorts of situations, both man-made and natural. The training schools were tactically situated and the modules were strenuous, difficult and selectively designed for the only few best of the best soldier.

HAWS and its Foundation

Imagine a training center situated at an altitude of 9000 feet above the sea level and the training is to make someone so fit and strong to be ready 24 hours for the battlefield at 20,000 ft.  The history of the school is as interesting as it is itself. In December 1948 the then “Brigadier Kodendera Subayya Thimayya” established – 19 infantry Division Ski School. Later in 1949-50, it got transformed into a Command establishment – Winter Warfare School.

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The institute then got metamorphosed into its current form – High Altitude Warfare School(HAWS), in 8th April 1962, a “Category- A” training center. It is now known as the world’s best school for warfare academics specializing in snow-craft and winter warfare. This training and research institute of the Indian Army is the school to a lot of other countries who sent their selective soldiers for training here.

The Training

Situated in the beautiful, serene and picturesque Gulmarg Valley this school has selected Indian Army soldiers as its students and undergo a very tough training whereby they are trained for combats on snow and difficult hilly mountains of Siachen.

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The course is made more difficult by the ecosystem there with low oxygen levels, snow all around and tough terrain. Trainees face issues of breathlessness, headache, and increased blood pressure due to the unfavorable habitat. It’s a real test of body and mind which is evident from the fact that there is a dropout percentage of 30-40% in the school.

The Curriculum

Starting with a simple walk of 1.5 kms on the snow with a load of around 5kgs the training slowly transforms into skiing with a load of 15 kg of load and ammunition.

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The training is differentiated from a commando training with the simple fact that commando training makes them strong physically, but this training makes their minds stronger. Students are left for 72 hours with nothing and they need to survive only by their skills. Selecting each one of them from a battalion of 800, training them under toughest weather conditions and surrounded by 50 highly experienced instructors enhances their mental aptitude and prepare them for any kind of situation be it a combat or a rescue.

The training school gets its justification with all the “Heroic Rescue operations” in the recent past and also gives a confidence on the courses offered to students here.

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New Lucky Restaurant, Ahmedabad – Dine with the Dead

We all live and enjoy life and its beautiful creations. We build philosophy in and around the life and share with our friends and family. We tend to follow at times these philosophies and sometimes divert from them. We also create and imaginative world of the inevitable truth of life- that is “DEATH”. We can see, feel and experience things, people, and objects when we are alive or are in our senses. That makes us feel free and we either can experience things or objects as per our own will.

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But nobody knows what it feels like after death, how you look, feel, touch things and behave and hence that very thought is very freighting. This is the only reason humans normally create their own story, views, and patterns about “Death” and “Dead People”.

New Lucky Restaurant, Ahmedabad – Dine with the Dead

And generally, death is visualized as a negative thing and hence people tend to run away from things related to death, like dead people. Dead people are correlated with “Ghosts” and “Evil Spirits”. Places related to dead people are termed as ominous and inauspicious, and at times “Unlucky”.

Dead – Lucky for Some!

How it will feel that for someone in Ahmedabad running a restaurant on a cemetery is very normal. It is also very surprising that people come, sit for long hours and dine in the restaurant with the dead.

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The graves do not bother the owner, worker and the customer who live, work and visit it. The owner is happy and feels “Lucky” that the place is built on a Muslim cemetery and ironically has named it – “The New Lucky Restaurant”.

Flashback on the – Cemetery

Just after independence in 1950’s when vacant plots were annexed in the city, an ancient graveyard was adopted by two young men – K.H.Mohammad and Krishnan Kutti Nair and a tea cart outside the graveyard was established. They use to sell tea and buns. The masala tea was very famous and soon they had to construct a structure to accommodate the rush.

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In spite of paving over the graves, they decided to build the restaurant in and around them and tables were arranged delicately around them. The tombs were fenced with steel rods and neatly covered with clothes. Initially, the very thought of dining with the dead was not welcomed but the locals say that the graves belong to 19th century saints and hence the taboo phased out.

Fame and Luck

The popularity though happened because of the “Masala Tea” served here, with a signature twist of adding cocoa powder to the tea. The combination of masala tea with maska bun became very famous and had celebrity visitors as well. Famous painter M.F.Husain was one of them, a friend of the late owner Mr. Mohammad.

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Today the owner Krishnan, 72 years, wakes up every day and the first thing they do is the cleaning, dusting off the graves and neatly decorating them with flowers. They offer their prayers and only then the work of the restaurant starts.

It is said that in India we respect the dead and the same is followed across religion, the same is very evident from the living example of – “The New Lucky Restaurant”.

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Akodara Village – India’s First Digital Village

From been known as the “Land of Snake charmers” to the modern “Digitalized” India, phenomenal occurrence has happened. From writing a manuscript on “Palm Leaves” to saving data on “Micro Chips”, from sending messages through “Pigeons” to instant “Chatting” on social media and applications, a drastic change has happened. This is the modern India galloping towards the age of digitalization.

Akodara Village – First Digital Village of India

It is quite amazing that till 2014 there were only 243 million internet users, out of a population of 1.237 Billion. Only 41% of the mobile users are active on the Internet. The Indian Government has been taking different initiatives to build a society which is digital.

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Private organizations are also coming forward and in coordination with the Government and local bodies support the cause. ICICI Bank has partnered with Government of Gujarat and transformed a village into a Digital village. The village – Akodara, is situated in Sabarkantha district approximately an hour’s distance from Ahmedabad.

The Journey

The village has been adopted by the bank and population of 1200 people responded very well to the vision and mission of getting “Digitalized”. Now each and every adult in the village has a savings account and can operate it with ease. Use of ATM machines is very common.

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Small transactions in this village, even at tiny “kirana” shops are made through Swipe Machines. The villagers can use the village Wi-Fi for all online transactions. CCTV cameras are installed at the village “Anganwadi” and “Schools”.

Agriculture – Digitalized

The most important thing of a village is the financial transaction for selling and buying “agri-produce” and “milk”. These transactions are also made easy and are done digitally, as the co-operative society has made it like that. Every villager has an “Aadhar Card” and they get all the government benefits through it directly into their bank accounts. All these have almost finished the chances of any corruption or fraud. Also the need for going to nearby DHQ for any account related issues, like monthly pension, have been reduced.

Education – Digitalized

Teachers at the village school are very happy as the classrooms are digitally integrated with projector and computer. The students not only listen to the teacher but can also get the “audio-video” experience and learn faster. This makes the learning process clear in concepts and interesting as well.

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The parents are digitally connected with the attendance system and they receive the important instructions and details of their wards through a simple “SMS”. The primary school has been provided with “mobile tablets” to make them learn Gujarati.

Water- Digitalized RO

The village community has been supported by the bank in re-establishing the Reverse Osmosis based water treatment plant. This has solved the requirement of water for the villagers. The payment for the water has also been digitalized for the convenience of the villagers.

Information – Digitalized

The bank has an electronic display outside it which in local Gujarati language provides information to the villagers on-

  1. Commodity spot prices from NCDEX – facilitating their decision to buy or sell their produce.
  2. Advisory on farm activities – Helping them to chalk-out what and how to do things.
  3. Weather and Agricultural News – Keep them updated and connected to the latest happenings around them.

This is just the beginning and Akodara is the first “Model village”. There are six lakh villages in India and are ready to be adopted and transformed into digital villages only then can we say that we are complete “Digitalized”!

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Seva Café – A Café in Ahmedabad where someone else pay your bills

“Thanksgiving day” is celebrated across the world, which has historical roots in religious and tradition. Countries like Canada, United States, Germany, Japan etc observe the national holiday on this particular day. Just like the deed of giving “thanks” is important more important is the “thought”! What counts is the feeling of gratitude, the expression of being obliged, it fulfills the donor and the acceptor is gratified. In the fast and competitive world, today we are left with very few people practicing this, or maybe we celebrate this as an occasion only. But not a “Café” in Ahmedabad!

Seva Café – A Café in Ahmedabad where someone else pay your bills

Situated at Vasant Vihar, Ahmedabad, Seva Café is a – “Pay-it-forward Café” run by its volunteers and in this profit centric world the café serves a bill of Rs.0/- to the guests after their meal is over. Yes, you read very correctly, the guests pay as per their own will or their generosity.

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The concept of “gift economy” or “pay-it-forward” is followed here, that means your food is a gift paid by somebody else who dine before you, and in turn, you follow the chain. They are serving since last six years and have given till date more than 80,000 gifts.

The Concept of Seva Café

“Atithi devo bhava” meaning “Guest is the God”, is the mantra in Seva Café. The guest gets the feeling of sitting in their own house and the family members are serving the food. The ambiance is very ethnic yet modern, and the staff gives the “Seva”- Service with so much love and affection and in return seeks nothing. They serve you simple and delicious food. It is great to see the surprise on the faces of the guests when they get a note which states- “Your bill has already been paid by someone else”. It is all the generosity of the guest to complete the circle of – giving! What else the Café even share the expenses incurred, and profits made by them. The café is open for any volunteer any time.

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This is a great idea of connecting with people, share ideas and spread the message of love, affection, generosity, trust, and Giving. The experience here is so powerful that people volunteer it in their own cities, just like Anupreet Dhody and Susheel Nair did. They opened a Seva Café in Bangalore on 2nd Dec 2012. More and more people are getting connected and are spreading this gift economy concept and they make us feel that in spite of a fast-paced lifestyle and a materialistic world we have not disconnected from our roots of – Humanity.

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Though at times the operational costs are much higher than what is earned as profits, it is the positive attitude towards the concept that is keeping the café alive. It’s just not the experience or the feeling which is shared there at the Café; it is the “joy of giving” which flows with them and the remains till the chain gets a new beginning.

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