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Water Sport Tours – Karnataka

Water Sport Tours – Karnataka

Bangalore is one of the most progressive and cosmopolitan cities in India. The salubrious weather and many exquisite cafés, restaurants and pubs make it a perfect place to unwind. The city has earned its name as ‘the gardencity’ because of its many peaceful lush green gardens. A  concoction of modernity and conventionality.The silicon valley of India has retained its colonial charm with beautiful parks and the striking Victorian era architecture. The undulating terrain,lakes, and rivers around

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The Rarámuri Tribe – running people / foot-runner / swift of foot.

The Rarámuri Tribe – running people / foot-runner / swift of foot.

The Rarámuri or Tarahumara are a group of Indigenous people ofthe Americas living in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. They are renowned fortheir long-distance running  ability.Nestled in northern Mexico and the canyons of the Sierra Madre Occidentalis a small tribe of indigenous people known as the Tarahumara. They callthemselves Rarámuri, loosely translated as “running people,” “foot-runner,”“swift of foot,” or “he who walks well.”Originally inhabitants of much of Chihuahua, the Rarámuriretrea

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TCS World 10K – Bengaluru

TCS World 10K – Bengaluru

The 11th edition of the TCS World 10K, a Gold Label race onSunday the 27th of May and was sponsored by the Tata Consultancy Services to mark the 50 years of TCS and the150th anniversary of the Tata Group.  TheIndian Elite line-up boasts of a complementary mix of recent champions andcourse record holders, while registrations for all other categories was peggedat 24,088 runners.The ‘Mirchi Get Active’ Expo was held on the 24th, 25th &26th at Elaan Convention Centre and powered by Godrej Prope

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One-third of the world’s nature reserves threatened by humans

One-third of the world’s nature reserves threatened by humans

In the 146 years since Yellowstone National Park in thenorth-western United States became the world’s first protected area, nationsaround the world have created more than 200,000 terrestrial nature reserves.Together they cover more than 20 million km², or almost 15% of the planet’sland surface – an area bigger than South America.Governments establish protected areas so that plants and animalscan live without human  pressures thatmight otherwise drive them towards extinction. These are special p

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My Path To Find Chi…

My Path To Find Chi…

I stared across the length of the Zambezi River wearing a redhelmet and a life jacket wrapped around my upper body. The nonchalant winds ofan October morning brushed my face and the sun shone bright above my head. Ilooked across to my left and right and saw my fellow passengers who were goingto take this thrilling journey down the Zambezi river in a raft. The river wasroaring and we could see the high waves lashing against the stony shores. Mywife who supported me throughout stood next to me hol

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Kayaking in India

Kayaking in India

What is KayakingKayaks have been described as ‘those smart little, slim littlecrafts’. The sight of a kayaker going through a rapid will definitely make its Eskimo inventor (who designedsuch a vessel for huntingseals) turn in his icy grave! Alternately known as paddling, kayaking involvestravelling on water using a kayak, a narrow boat manoeuvred by a double-blade paddle. A kayaksomewhat resembles a fishing boat, and usually comes fitted with a covered deck. There are two forms of kayaking – whi

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Importance of Adventure in Life

What is adventure? Anadventure is something challenging. In addition, an adventure is something that takes us out of ourordinary lives. An adventure usually involves challenging ourselves or tryingout something new. The word ‘venture’ can mean to try something without knowingwhere it will take us.The word ‘adventure’usually has positive connotations. Though it may be challenging, an adventureusually makes us feel excited and energized.There are many differenttypes of adventure. It might be

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How to Prepare for a White Water Rafting Trip

How to Prepare for a White Water Rafting Trip

Rafting excursions are offered at travel destinations worldwide and can last for a few hours or an entire week. Whether riding the rapids on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe,or floating downstream in Alaska, you can arrive prepared for the great adventure with a proper pre-raft workout plan, attire, and raft-and-paddle know-how.Building a Pre-RaftWorkout1) Warm up by stretching.Shoulder strain is a common white-water rafting injury and proper stretching

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How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars

How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars

The conversation startedover a fence dividing two backyards. On one side, an ecologist remarked thatsurveying animals is a pain. His neighbor, an astronomer, said he could see objectsin space billions of  light years away.And so began an unusualpartnership to adapt tools originally developed to detect stars in the sky tomonitor animals on the ground.The neighbours, StevenLongmore, the astronomer, and Serge Wich, the ecologist, both of Liverpool’sJohn Moores University in England, made their bac

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Glossary of Canoe Terminology

ABEAM                      To the right, or at right angles to the centreof a craft.AFLOAT                     Floating. Not stuck on a rock or sandbar.AFT                             Towards the rear, or stern, of the canoe.AGROUND                Stuck-usually on a shoal or rock-when you didn’tintend it to be.ASTERN                    Towards the rear, behind, or at the back of yourcanoe.BACK-PADDLE        Paddling backward to slow or reverse the forward motion of acanoe.BEAM                  

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