Aogashima: The Natural Planetarium

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It  is a volcanic Japanese island in the Philippine Sea and is considered a natural planeterium.As will be natural in a place  surrounded by only deep, dark ocean, the night sky is nothing short of spectacular. The stars shine brightly and seeing the Milky Way is nothing out of the ordinary for the locals.The island is  located approximately 358 kilometres south of Tokyo and 64 kilometres south of Hachijō-jima. It is the southernmost and most isolated inhabited island of the Izu archipelago.The island’s area is 8.75 km2and, as of 2014, its population 170. Aogashima is also within the boundaries of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

Watch this video about the Island.

How To Reach

Because of its remoteness, one of the ways to reach Aogashima is by boat, although the island does not have a proper harbor. If you have the budget, another option is to come by helicopter, which is operated by the Tokyo Island Shuttle Service. Whether you take the boat or the helicopter, you will still leave from the neighbor island of Hachijojima, which is about 60 kilometers away. Coming to Aogashima means enjoying the beauty and tranquility of a tropical paradise that is rarely visited by many. It does not offer a lot of modern facilities and amenities, as it is natural haven where you go to get away from modern living.

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Humans Are Set To Wipe An India-Sized Chunk Of Forest Off The Earth By 2050

Originally posted on GarryRogers Nature Conservation and Science Fiction (#EcoSciFi):

“In this Sept. 15, 2009 file photo, a deforested area is seen near Novo Progresso in Brazil’s northern state of Para.

“By 2050, an area of forests the size of India is set to be wiped off the planet if humans continue on their current path of deforestation, according to a new report. That’s bad news for the creatures that depend on these forest ecosystems for survival, but it’s also bad news for the climate, as the loss of these forests will release more than 100 gigatons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

“The report, published Monday by the Center for Global Development (CGD), found that, without new policies aimed at cutting back on deforestation, 289 million hectares (about 1,115,840 square miles) of tropical forests will be cleared away. That’s a chunk, the report states, that’s equal to one-seventh of what the Earth’s total tropical forest area was in 2000…

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California drought causing valley land to sink (link)

California drought causing valley land to sink — ScienceDaily.

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How to Save Money while Shopping Online

 

Apps are not just meant to waste the time and drain out your money , instead you can install some fantastic applications that can help you to save your wallet. There are several applications available in the market that can help you to save money on different purchases like that of foods, fashion shopping, groceries and much more. However, there are some problems that arise after the application installation like not satisfactory offers provided by the app, long and irritating procedures of applying offers and much more.

Nowadays money saving apps are trending and have become part of everyone’s day to day life with the increase in the number of money-saving applications in the market. So choosing the best app for oneself in order to save money is a must. Faasos is an incredible application that provides amazing Faasos coupons which avail amazing offers and great deals.

Do you think there are any advantages to use Faasos application? Just scroll down to get our answer

  • Don’t you think saving money by just a click is a smart move? Obviously it is the smartest, and the best move to save money by just a simple click and Faasos provides the same feature.
  • Faasos provides it users with a wide variety of coupons through which u can easily get discounts on your purchase on fabulous foods.

What Faasos is? Moreover, how can you get yourself to Faasos? The answer lies here.

The entire story started in 2003 in Pune and till today it has satisfied lakhs of its customers, thanks to Faasos- the India’s one of the successful provider of yummy biryani and wraps. The main aim of the Faasos is to provide tasty food, quick delivery, and affordable prices so that everyone can enjoy the taste of Faasos. Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee are the owners of Faasos and today after 12 years, strong 75 outlets are available delivering the food in 8 different states of India like Pune, Indore, Chennai, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Vadodara, and Ahmedabad. It is considered as the first ever company to take orders via Twitter.

It is really surprising when we get such fantastic and tasty food and along with that we get some mind-blowing discounts by using Faasos coupons at Picodi.in

Quick look on saving with Faasos coupon

  • First visit Picodin.in site and the search tool bar search for Faasos.
  • You will be taken to another page where you will notice list of Faasos promo codes.
  • From the list of codes select the system you wish to and click on “Get the coupon code”.
  • You will be then at Faasos website, and you can get the coupon code there and avail the offer easily. You have to download the Android or iOS Faasos application by leaving your phone number on the website.

You will get a message and then you can download the application and easily use the Faasos coupon code.

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Resolution on This Independence Day : Salawatein Zaroori Nahee Hein

Whichever passport(s) you carry:

Salawatein zaroori nahee hein. Light a candle; stop cursing the darkness. Don’t IGNORE the darkness. Understand the darkness, know its causes; work to fix them. But don’t waste precious, precious bandwidth just chanting against it.

Salawatein zaroori nahee hein.

Let all of us light a candle and pray for the right path and peace to the mankind.

(These lines are borrowed from my cousin-Sabahat)

Be a True World Citizen.

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Women, marriage and (in)security: Multiple scenarios, similar fears

Originally posted on ramblinginthecity:

Sharing two pieces that highlight the stressful relationship that women seem to have with the institution of marriage. This Quartz piece from China that tells the story of married women who condone and finance criminal acts to eliminate their husbands’ mistresses puts the spotlight on an uncomfortable fact: that marriage is about social sanction and financial security. What about love, companionship, trust?

The other piece from The Guardian highlights this same stressful relationship that women have with marriage, but in the light of Muslim women in India who live in perpetual fear of “talaq, talaq, talaq” from husbands whose motivations to remain married to them are often purely exploitative in nature.

That women should be so dependent on marriage for their security in an age where more women are financially independent (not nearly enough though!) is a travesty. That women should constantly live in fear of the consequences of a…

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