DIY-Explosion Box Card

You will need :

1) 4 different coloured chart papers of decreasing dimenisons  :  

  •  1st layer : 12*12 inch
  •  2nd layer : 11 3/4*11 3/4 inch
  •  3rd layer : 11 1/2*11 1/2 inch
  •  4th layer : 11 1/4*11 1/4 inch
  • top portion : 12*12 inch

2) Scissors , scale and glue.

Procedure :

  1. Divide the 12*12 in sheet into 9 square boxes of 4 inches as shown
  2. Cut along the yellow lines.Untitled
  3.  Similarly cut out squares of 4 inches from the corners of the other 3 sheets.
  4.  Glue the 2nd layer on top of the 1st , 3rd layer on top of the 2nd and so on.
  5.  For the lid , mark points at 4 inches from every corner as shown.Untitled
  6.  Cut along the yellow lines.
  7.  Apply glue to the squares marked with blue dots and stick them over the squares marked with green lines.
  8. Fill the card with pictures and quotes.

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CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD

By- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The name itself leaves very little to one’s imagination but even then it is one heck of a read! Two brothers threaten to kill a man and their entire village comes to know about it except that man! You get more than a good idea about the story’s plot just from the back cover of the book but the author still manages to capture the reader’s attention with its gripping (and chilling!) theme. Even though the book’s plot is so explicit that once you start reading you will not be able to stop untill you get to the very last page. And that should not be a problem because the book is more a story than cumbersome novel. The book is considered as a classic from the author and a must read for anyone who enjoys a good mystery (yes! The plot has its own mystery!) .

GONE GIRL

By- Gillian Flynn

Interesting name! This is what crosses everyone’s mind when they hear the book’s name and it must have definitely spiked your imagination as to what the book must be about. I thought it would be about a confused girl who would rise up to the occasion when the plot thickens. This is a story about a girl alright but she nothing confused! The story is about a husband and wife working really good jobs in New York City until they get laid off and decide to move back into the husband’s home town Missoury . And then one fine day the wife goes missing and the husband becomes the main suspect. The story goes on a roller coaster ride from there will keep even a non-reader on the edge of their seats. But instead of a crime investigation novel you get a really witty, exciting and psychic thriller! It is a must read as the book is one of a kind and the writer takes you along the story beautifully! Reviewing it anymore will give away the essence of the book itself. So what are you waiting for!?Grab a copy or go check one out online!

IF TOMORROW COMES

By – Sidney Sheldon

If tomorrow comes is the story of Tracy Whitney, a hard working young woman with a good job, a gentleman for a fiancé and an understanding mother. But her life topples over one night as she gets a call telling her about her mother’s death. Only it wasn’t a normal death, it was suicide. And Tracy could not even imagine her mother doing something so drastic like that. She returns to her home town as soon as she gets the news and her life is forever changed in ways she couldn’t even have dreamed.

Setting the theme of the story super quick, Sheldon takes the readers along the story with break neck speed. It is an amazing read for people who like a lot of unexpected twists, turns and deception in their stories. It keeps the readers engaged with witty ideas and uncomplicated but super plots. And try to not to have a small crush on the hero!

KARNA’S WIFE

BY Kavita Kane

Mahabharata is one of the biggest epics ever written. There would be very few Indians who may not even have heard of it. But majority of the people don’t know the story. In simple words, it’s a war between 2 brothers over a kingdom. Sounds familiar!?

But for those who are tired of listening to the conventional winning side’s story, this book is a breath of fresh air. The author chooses a really out of the way person’s point of view to tell the story, Karna’s wife.

Karna was the strongest of them all. Even stronger than the heroes. But no one sang songs of his strength or heroism because he was a villain. He never chose to be a villain but circumstances made him one. Because he should have been a hero. The leader of the winning side. But fate plays mean tricks.

But what of his wife? Who knew that he was being wronged ? What will she be able to do when she realizes that even karna knows that what is being done to him isn’t justice??

The book tells Mahabharata from a totally different point of view. Though karna is shown as a ruthless villain in the actual epic, in the book you will see a hero who faced injustices throughout his life due to no fault of his own.  Even though everything he does cannot be justified no one will be able to help themselves from falling at least a little bit in love with him.

GAME OF THRONES

 

By George R R Martin

Are you even an earthling if you haven’t heard of Game of Thrones!!??!

GoT fans will ask you that if you haven’t seen the series also!

Till a few days back I would have been slightly irritated with all the fuss that a series is making. I mean what was the big deal about it!!? It’s just a book series being made into a television series. Big deal!

Trying to watch from the very first episode of GoT felt too cumbersome, so I decided to read the book(yea, like that is any less work!). And OH MY GODD!!! It finally dawned on me as to why everyone was going gaga over the series, because it’s BLOODY AMAZING!!!!!!!

If anyone opened this to find out what the series is about, then I am very sorry to tell you that you are not going to get a review about GoT because you have got to experience it yourself! Yes! Reading the book or watching the series is a mind blowing journey in itself!

Go ahead and get to know what the whole thing is about.. you will not regret it!!!

Places to visit in Kerala – Part 1

1. Ernakulam                                 chinese fishing nets 9

  • Mattancherry
  • Cochin Port
  • Willingdon island
  • Bolgatty palace
  • Kodanad
  • Kalady
  • Mangalavanam Bird sanctuary
  • Thattekad Bird sanctuary
  • Hill Palace , Tripunithura
  • Kerala Folklore, Museum

 

2. Thrissur                                                        Thrissur-2

  • Kerala kalamandalam , cheruthuruthy
  • Guruvayoor
  • Kodungallur
  • Irinjalakuda
  • Athirapally Waterfalls
  • Peechi Dam
  • Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary
  • Thumboormuzhi dam and Butterfly garden
  • Zoo & Museum
  • Snehatheeram Beach
  • Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours
  • Vadakkunnathan Temple
  • Paramekkavu Temple

3. Palakkad                                                         dQln3SBtI9

  • Palakkad Fort
  • Sholayar , Attappadi
  • Kalpathi Temple
  • Nelliyampathy hill station
  • Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
  • Silent Valley National Park
  • Malampuzha Dam
  • Olappamanna Mana , Vellinezhi

4. Alappuzha

  • Kuttanad
  • Alappuzha beach                                 Alleppey-in-Kerala
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Muthukulam block panchayat
  • Pathiramanal Bird sanctuary
  • Thanneermukkom
  • Arthunkal
  • Pallipuram Church
  • Cherthala
  • Vembanad Lake
  • Andhakaranazhi Harbor

5. Kottayam

  • Ilaveezhapoonchira
  • Kumarakom
  • St. Alphonsa Pilgrim Centre, Bharananganam.

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SUNDARBANS

If you are looking for adventure, an amazing place to explore and give your life a new direction, then Sundarbans has got it all. The Sundarbans is located in southern Bangladesh and extreme southern part of West Bengal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This region is densely covered by mangrove forests, and is the largest reserves for the Bengal Tiger.

 

PLACES TO VISIT

The best time to visit is from October to February when the climate is cool and temperate. From Kolkata, suburban trains can take you to Canning from where launch services are available for Sundarban. Safaris are available from Dhaka. It is possible and cheaper to organize your own trip, but you require a permit from the Divisional Forest Office in Khulna.You need to hire to boat to get you up to Hiron point. download (2)Places to include in you itinerary are :

  • Hiron Point – Great for spotting tigers and other wildlife.
  • Tin Kona Island – another popular spot for wildlife spotting
  • Katka – a base for safaris and good spot for bird watching.
  • Sudhanyakhali watch Tower – most of the tigers are spotted from this tower.
  • Sajnekhali Watch tower – Another watch tower that also houses a museum, a Bonobibi Temple and a crocodile park within it’s premises.
  • Netidhopani – A 400 year old temple
  • Kanak – ideal for viewing Olive Ridley Turtles
  • Holiday Island – famous for it’s Barking Deer.

FOOD & WATER

You can savor delicious dishes made of fresh catches from the water. It is best to carry your own drinking water or a water purifying tablet. Some lodges provide  traditional foods.

LODGING

  • Sundarvilla   Tel: 09051115228 or  contact 3200-3800
  • Suranjana Resort  Tel: 09163914473
  • Royal Bengal Resort  Tel: 8017175322

STAY SAFE 

Two of the most potentially dangerous animals reside within the sundarbans. It is the only place where Bengal Tigers still hunt and kill humans.The Saltwater Crocodiles are well known to be the largest and most aggressive reptiles. But as long as you are accompanied by a guide you don’t have much to worry about.

 

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