Thursday, 19 February 2015
Friday, 13 February 2015
Is there gonna be a day
when i am gonna rise up
& face my demons
Its been too long for my own
Nothing essential of my sanity
We are pronged 2 become
absorbed in themselves
unable to see and hear
OR anything outside own skin
since it entitles at best before down
There's no pleasure in feeling alive
being fatal barrier to usefulness
devoid of hope .........
thoughts are all that pester
thoughts are all that erupt
First year MSc.Physics
Thursday, 5 February 2015
Monday, 2 February 2015
The sun was in love with earth.Apparently the sun sometimes thinks of the possibility of coming closer to the earth.But he can't do that.Earth was so lovable,cute and always smiling and sun is very hot tempered , hard and serious.So they are not matching.Earth didn't like the sun to came closer.She thinks that the sun has no feelings.She chose the soft , humble , good moon as her lover.Whenever the sun was looking, he saw that they are close together and they are always engaged in chatting.That hurted the sun very much.Still the sun is burning away with sadness , looking at the earth from a distance . . . . .
By Nandu N
Wetlands are the link between land and water, and are some of the most productive ecosystems in the world.Wetlands are defined as lands transitional between terrestrial and aquatic eco-systems where the water table is usually at or near the surface or the land is covered by shallow water.
Theme of WWD-2015
2nd February is celebrated as World Wetlands Day as the day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February 1971 in the city of Ramsar in Iran. The day commemorates the need to maintain the ecological character of wetlands and to plan 'sensible' for its sustainable use. The day was celebrated for the first time in 1997. This year's theme is: “Wetlands for Our Future”.The World Wetlands Day theme for 2012 was - Wetlands and Tourism.The main programmesheld in connection with the event includes a photo competition and exhibition, conservation seminar, interaction meeting among stakeholders etc.
Wetlands & Tourism
Tourism is a principal source of income especially for many of the developing countries and the sector provides good opportunities for many poor people. Wetlands like coasts, rivers and lakes play a vital part in the development of tourism. Wetland tourism has benefits both locally and nationally for people and wildlife – benefits such as stronger economies, sustainable livelihoods, healthy people and thriving ecosystems. At least 35% of Ramsar Sites around the world record some forms of tourism activity and this percentage is consistent throughout all regions. Kolleru Lake, which is 901 square kilometres according to the records of the Ramsar Convention, is the largest fresh water lake in the country. The Chilika Lake which is 1,100 square km is a brackish water lake and the Vembanad Lake which is 1,512 square km is partially brackish.
Currently India is having 26 wetlands listed under ramsar sites.Tourists can enjoy swimming, diving, photography, bird watching, indulge in mangrove trails, wildlife viewing or just enjoying the scenery while visiting wetlands. Tourism can impact wetlands in a number of ways leading to habitat loss, pollution, noise or over-consumption of water. But through proper planning tourism can be used as an innovative mechanism for conserving the wetlands.
School of Tourism Studies
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
The first National Tourism Day also known as India Tourism day was celebrated on January 25th1998 as part of the special efforts made by the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) to publicize & popularize the tourism potential of the country during the Golden Jubilee celebrations of India as a Republic. Since then every year January 25th has been celebrated as National Tourism day. The purpose of celebrating the day is aimed at increasing awareness about tourism especially its benefits of all forms among host community & tourism stakeholders by organizing a range of diverse activities & programmes at different cities in the country. It also stresses the need for preserving the unique culture, heritage & geography of the country for keeping the industry more stable.
The tagline of Indian Tourism “Incredible India”launched in 2002 clearly mentions the authenticity and array of attractions that the country can offer to all categories of tourist. Year 2015 is the 18thedition of National Tourism Day in the country. The need & importance of developing the domestic tourism sector in the country is also discussed as part of the day through conducting seminars and other tourism related events.As part of the day a variety of different activities are organized and different locations are spotlighted for the enjoyment of tourists which offers a great opportunity for them to learn about India’s rich culture, varied heritage, incredible geography and diverse history.
Serene Backwaters of Kerala
Neral-Matheran Toy Train
Sun Temple, Konark
The author @Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad
Lecturer in Tourism, School of Tourism Studies
Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
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