Connotations of White Chrysanthemums

Ideas for India travel

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Delicate white chrysanthemums come in wide varieties: anemone, decorative, double Korean, incurved, incurving, reflexed, spider, and spoon. Many of these flowers are not pure white. A dash of pink, purple, and yellow hues enhances the white refreshing petals. The white blooms have different meanings in different countries. For example, white…

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Marigold Art from Chandigarh Chrysanthemum Show

Are you traveling to India during December? Visit Chrysanthemum Show in Terraced Garden, Chandigarh.

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Carefully cultivated chrysanthemum blooms were center of attractions during annual Chrysanthemum Show 2012, Chandigarh. And marigold art complemented guest chrysanthemums and resident bushes and tall trees in the Terraced Garden. The marigold art exhibits featured marigold flowers in three shades: maroon, orange, and / or yellow. The floral artists created…

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Chrysanthemums from Chandigarh

Photo stories about chrysanthemum show, Chandigarh

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Manicured Terraced Garden in Sector 33B, Chandigarh comes alive with chrysanthemums of varied colors during annual winter Chrysanthemum Show. However, you will not find blue color chrysanthemums because they are limited to fantasies. Chrysanthemums of different shapes and sizes reside in clean pots for three days in the garden. The…

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6 tips for Rose Festival in Chandigarh

    This year Chandigarh hosted 3-day annual Rose Festival during February 22-24. The festival organized in Zakir Hussain Rose Garden (Sector 16) is a big crowd-puller because of easy access to the venue and its high entertainment value. The city organizes bonsai, flower, flower arrangement, flower in pots and…

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…with wild visitors in winter

  Where to travel  This winter explore the environs of Sukhna Lake (Sector 1, Chandigarh) and go boating to meet the migratory birds from far and wide. This year on the last weekend go to the lake instead of partying in disco / pub, and combine New Year celebrations with…

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Chandigarh: “the Thinking Man’s City”


Chandigarh Doll Museum

Chandigarh featured in the Best of Asia-2009 list of ‘Time’ magazine for its greenery, low-rise buildings in brick, plazas, simplicity, tranquility and sweeping views of the Shiwalik. In the last year, a study on traffic and transportation policies and strategies in urbanIndia, commissioned by the Union Ministry of Urban Development, listed top fifteen (15) most walkable Indian cities on the basis of walkability index.Chandigarh topped the list with the highest index (0.91), followed by Delhi (0.87), Mumbai (0.85), Ahemdabad (0.85), Kolkata (0.81), Pune (0.81), Chennai (0.77),Hyderabad (0.68),Nagpur (0.66),Patna (0.65), Jaipur (0.64), Banglore (0.63),Surat (0.62),Kanpur (0.59) andKochi (0.57).

Sukhna Needs a Hawkers’ Zone


I cannot think of a Chandigarh (India) itinerary without SukhnaLake, a popular hangout for exercising, picnicking and or unwinding with friends / family. Well-maintained lake has everything: a bar and restaurant, boating facility, parking zone, sports complex, watch tower, police control room and public conveniences. However, a picnic spot or a weekend getaway without affordable popular local traditional snack options is like a body without soul.

Recently hawkers selling roasted chana and peanuts and chana dal garnished with raw onion and lemon have been removed from the lake premises. A health cart is introduced, selling expensive “healthy” food. I tried a sandwich – a few thin cucumber, tomato, onion and potato slices arranged between two pieces of whole wheat bread. It was priced more than INR 100/-. Not worth the money spent. I also ordered aloo chat, which had some stale ingredients to my disappointment.

Channa kulcha, ice cream and cucumber hawkers do business on pavements outside the lake premises and / or in parking zone. A hawkers’ zone next to the lake will help in catering to visitors from diverse economic backgrounds and ensure that pavements and the parking zone are exclusively used for predefined purposes.

Budget beauties

A writer’s block bugs almost all writers. But, the block frequency may vary from writer to writer. So, how do you beat the block? Writing manuals suggest various strategies to break the block. One of them is writing with colored pencils. The pencils perhaps ensure a change from the routine.…

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