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West India Tourism – Culture Echoes With Diversified Beauty

If you are the one with love for art and culture, India tourism is ideal for you. Plan a relishing west India tour and visit the states like Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra. West India offers remarkable opportunity for the excursionists from honeymoon and sightseeing to adventure and religious tours. While organizing a tour to India, places like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Junagarh, Sasangir, Somnath, Diu, Bhavnagar, Aurangabad and Ajanta-Ellora Caves attract tourists in great numbers.

Tours in west India take you to Goa- the perfect blend of sea, sun, sand, surf, and seafood. Considered as the freak capital of the world, Goa lets you to enjoy a fun-filled holiday on the white sandy beaches. Apart from that, the sprawling metro call Mumbai, the forts and Palaces of Junagarh, temples of Somnath and Palitana, and the original home of Asiatic lion- Sasangir are the perfect places for honeymoon packages.

Art lovers and history buffs love to visit the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora. Showcasing the art and sculptures of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, the three dominant religions of India, these caves are the part of world heritage monuments. Ahmedabad in Gujarat is again a treat to the art lovers because of its fine museums, handicrafts, embroidered garments and flashing ethnic silver jewellery.

Nagpur (rich in biodiversity, hills, rivers, wildlife sanctuaries, forts, and temples), Nasik, Pune (marked by magnificent land and sea forts), Palitana (city of Jain temples), and Somnath (famous for its Sun Temple) are a few other popular weekend gateways in west India. Mumbai, being the capital city of Maharashatra, also offers various weekend gateways. This way, the entire belt of west India offers a mix of cultures and diverse destinations for your remarkable holidays.

The Use Of Sayings Describing Humankind’s Fear In Culture and Linguistics

Is a culture with many ‘figures of speech’ involving fear based topics apt to be more paranoid, more insecure, and less self-reliant? Probably, although I can’t find any studies on this that can prove it one way or another. Worse, there may be other challenges in such societies, cultures and civilizations. Let’s talk.

Often, “Fear” often does lead to hate, still prudence is important too. Declaring the desire for “less risk” does not always lead to hate, even if it is FEAR Driven. Many things we fear are for our own good, no not all “F-E-A-R False Expectations Appearing Real”, and sometimes FEAR can help us achieve. I think I fear allowing Mass-Fear to guide our politic, nation, as you do. I think this is because I’ve seen fear exploited which is indeed, unfortunately the exact intent of Terrorism right? Thus, the famous quote; “There is nothing to fear but fear itself” and sometimes that is correct, but sometimes it is prudent to have fear, especially when the fear is real, thus another quote; “Feel the Fear and do it anyway,” and/or “sometimes the better part of valor is discretion” – providing of course the decision is rational and the excuse used didn’t come from false expectations appearing real.

Cultures use antidotes, sayings and figures of speech to quickly relay thoughts. But what if they are outdated yet still passed on in our modern era. Who can save us all from those who think in sayings affecting the way we think about the world around us. What ever happened to just saying what you mean, rather than looking for a cool quote to make one sound more profound? Think on that for a second while I switch gears here.

Maybe the reason people use sayings, like the Chinese for instance is simply because it takes a lot less characters to state a “common known” in a short saying than explaining one’s self in huge detail. Personally, I think in 3D pictures, who has time to write 1000s of words per each? It seems that linguists would back up at least some of what I am saying here.

“Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” is a call to action, and often recited by motivational folks and sports coaches. Fear is a good motivator, adrenaline is not a bad thing, it comes in useful for peak performance.

You are hereby saved… but nearly every single politician on either side of the aisle uses sayings, blurbs, and constantly repeats them for the benefits derived from repetition on the human mind. Powerful sayings in a culture can dominate language and our thoughts, these sayings can trap us in fear, control our minds. Think on it.