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5 waterfalls to visit in Madhya Pradesh during the monsoon

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Madhya Pradesh is a mesmerizing and beautiful place, visited by tourists from all over the world. The place fills you with euphoria & has the immense power to heal your soul. So, if you are craving for a break or searching for tranquility or want to escape from the tiresome city life, visit these pristine waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh.
Dhuandhar Waterfalls, Jabalpur If you are visiting Madhya Pradesh, don’t forget to add this place to your bucket list. Dhuandhar waterfalls is one of the main attractions in Jabalpur. It is 100 ft. high & is located on both sides of the Narmada river. The waterfall is named after the smoky fa├žade the water presents when it forcefully falls off the cliff.
Sitlamata Waterfalls, Indore These are the prettiest waterfalls in Indore. Crowds of tourists’ throng to the area during the monsoons, especially from July to September. There are numerous tales that tell of how the waterfalls came into existence and these waterfalls have carved themselves a niche …

Growing watermelons from seeds (week 1)

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Watermelons are pretty easy to grow, and they grow in all types of soil but it does help if the soil is rich in humus because soil that is rich in humus or fertile soil tends to expedite growth. You can use either freeze dried seeds, or seeds from a fruit, this particular method works for both, and I have tried it with watermelon seeds, mango seeds, and eggplant seeds with a 100% success rate.
Sow the seed (seeds) in a thin layer of cotton that’s placed on a layer of soil; see fig. 1, fig. 2, and fig. 3 below. You can also sow the seeds in a thin cotton bed in a disposal container but you will have to transfer the seeds later and sowing the seeds on soil in a pot does away with the need to transfer the watermelon plants once they start sprouting.
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The seeds take anywhere from 3 - 5 days to germinate, the turnaround time is pretty quick, and by the 5th day you should see sprouts appearing from the cotton bed. Initially the plants will sprout upwards, fig. 1, fig. 2, and…

Night Skincare Routine

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Ever wondered what would happen if you fall asleep at night without taking off your makeup? Sounds like a nightmare, doesn’t it? Of course, who wants to wake up with dull skin.
Everyone wishes to have clear & flawless skin. So, let’s walk through the night skincare routine that can make your skin more durable during the day. It will also help in hydration that will keep your skin firm & clear.
Here’s the perfect night skincare routine that you can follow -
Cleansing Cleansing is the most important step. Firstly, you should remove the makeup using a mild makeup remover that does not dry out your skin. Also, make sure that you use a formula that removes the oil-based makeup. Then, use a cleanser to clean your face & neck. This will help in eliminating the dirt on the surface of your skin.
Toning In case you have oily skin, you should never skip this step. Toning helps in smoothing the surface & balancing the pH level of the skin. In case you have dry skin, you can use a soft…

White Daisy

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The white daisy is similar in almost all aspects to the common daisy (yellow) and the only difference is that the plant produces white flowers instead of yellow flowers (see fig. 1, fig. 2, fig. 3, and fig. 4).
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It has similar ferny leaves, like that of the common daisy, (see fig. 5), a factor that distinguishes the plant from other plants that produce similar flowers.  
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Both varieties of the plant (white & yellow) have a bright yellow center (see fig. 7 and fig. 8). This particular variety is native to Cameron Highlands (Malaysia). 


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Growing Lime Trees

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Lime is a citrus fruit that is common in South, Southeast and East Asia and serves the same purpose as its more popular western cousin, the lemon. It is to some degree a cheaper alternative, especially in countries close to the equator or countries with an equatorial climate, where the fruit is more popular. Lime is used primarily in food preparation, normally as an ingredient or an additive, and to make lemonade.
It grows well in warmer climates, and the plant does not fare well in cooler climates, or climates where the temperatures fall below 15°C or 59°F. It grows well in equatorial climates, where the temperature is about 30°C or 86°F and in areas where there is plenty of rain and sunshine all year long. 
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Lime trees are fairly easy to grow especially if they are bud-grafted. Bud-grafted trees normally flower and fruit early because the twigs that are used for bud-grafting are selected from trees with average to high yields (see fig. 1).

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The lime flower i…

5 things to include in your morning skincare routine

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Ready to kick start your day? But, is your skin ready?
Crafting a morning skincare routine is a very personal thing. It varies from person to person. But just like the night skincare routine, a solid morning skincare routine is also extremely important.
So, here is a guide to the best morning skincare routine that you should follow -
Cleansing oil
Cleansing oil is extremely important to get rid of the makeup that is there on the surface of your skin. It not only removes the makeup but also softens the skin.
So, take a few drops of a cleanser, dab it on your face & massage in a circular motion. Do it for 2 minutes & rinse it with warm water.
Water-based cleanser or face wash
A water-based cleanser helps to deep clean your face. It is recommended to go for a low pH cleanser, that does not cause any irritation or redness to your skin.
Choose a good face wash & gently massage it on your face. Wash it off with warm water & then dry it with a clean towel.
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Toning is the most …

The secret to looking stunning and charismatic everyday

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To beautifully dress and look mesmerizing occasionally is not a big deal, but to look stunning every day takes some doing. Who doesn’t want to captivate every person in the room? Don’t you want to hear “WOW, you look awesome” every day? There is a lot of hard-work behind looking gorgeous. If you want to look your best, irrespective of whether you are at a meeting, chilling with friends or on a date with your boyfriend, then here are some of the secrets that you need to know: -
Let’s start with the first thing you see whenever you wanna dress up i.e. your wardrobe. Most girls think that you need stylish clothes to look great. But you just need a wardrobe that elicits your style. So, desert your closet space and keep only the attire that you like and love and that can blend perfectly to give you a new look.
Though most women overlook the need for an excellent tailor, it is very important for your everyday fitted apparel. Whether you have bought clothes in a market sale or a bargain, a tai…

Growing watermelons and brinjals (eggplants) from seeds

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Sow the seeds in a thin layer of cotton, like in the image above, in an easily disposable container. The cotton must always be kept wet. 

Watermelon seeds take anywhere between 3 to 10 days to germinate. The first sprouts will normally begin to appear after 5 or so days. After the 10th day transfer the sprouts to a pot. The image above shows what the sprouts will look like after 2 – 3 weeks.



Eggplant seeds take slightly longer to germinate, usually between 2 – 3 weeks and the first sprouts will normally appear after the 1st week. After the 2nd week transfer the sprouts to a pot. The image above shows what the sprouts will look like after 2 – 3 weeks. 



 The soil that is used here is black soil that is mixed with cow dung (manure).

Common Daisy

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The common daisy is a plant that produces bright yellow flowers and it is distinguishable from other plants that produce similar flowers by its rather ferny leaves.

The variety that is seen here is native to Cameron Highlands (Malaysia). The plant can be planted in pots but grows just as well in flower beds.

The plant requires very little care and grows well in areas with plenty of rain and sunshine and if the conditions are right it can subsist on its own. It grows up to 5 feet in height, and continues to flower all year long.

The type of soil that’s used here is red soil mixed with coconut husk and cow dung to fertilize it. 

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Brown Butterfly in the wild

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This guy was camera shy so it was difficult to get a clear shot. He kept fluttering at the rate of knots.  I had to record a video and then convert it to jpg.