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Keep These Tips in View When Traveling With Your Dog

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How many times have you scroll through your Instagram and see these incredible and breath-taking places that people post about, and you get all excited about going there. Still, then you look around and see your dog chasing his tail, and you couldn’t shake the idea of leaving this precious little thing at home? 

Many think that it is impossible to travel with pets, but it is not the case if you are careful and follow specific guidelines. Here is a list of some guidelines for you: 

Traveling via train or airlines

Traveling via train or airlines

Carrying your pet on trains:

Most of us travel by train because it is a pocket-friendly option. Besides, who doesn’t love trains? But the good thing about traveling by train is that it is undoubtedly a cheaper alternative for your pets. 

In Indian Railways, the cost of traveling with dogs or other animals or birds is just Rs.30/- under section 77-A. 

The website mentions further that the dogs should be facilitated with the notable collars and chains and that dogs that are not booked will be charged x6 times the Luggage Scale Rate. 

The charges are to be prepaid. For the people who won’t be beside their dog, there’s good news! You are traveling in First Air condition class or first class. You may take your dog right into the compartment only if you have got consent from your notable fellow passengers.

Carrying dogs on flights:

Airlines like Air India, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, and Vistara are some of the few airlines that allow pets on board while IndiGo and Air Asia don’t. 

Air India permits a max of two pets per flight, and the owner of the pet is going to get a seat in the cabin class’s last row. Your pet has to be appropriately muzzled and leashed. 

With Jet Airways, you can book your pet at least 24hours in advance. Pets will remain in the cargo hold and won’t be allowed in the cabin.

If your pet is found to be too savage or unclean, then it would not be accepted.

Pet-related documents 

Pet-related documents

In case you’re planning to travel internationally with your furry friend, you’ll need multiple copies of your pet’s health record on hand. These are mandatory to prove that your dog is healthy and vaccinated. And if unluckily and your dog gets sick in some other country, then you will need to provide them with your dog’s medical history

Pet- friendly accommodation

Pet- friendly accommodation

Most of us are too busy planning what to pack and which places to visit, but before you do all that, make sure to look for pet-friendly hotels. You don’t want to go all the way there to find out that they let dogs in. Some hotels like Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai, Della Adventure and Resorts in Lonavala, The Westin in Pune, Casa Cottage in Bengaluru are some of the best places to stay, which you can consider.

Consider taking a pet carrier

Consider taking a pet carrier

I think you are ready to go for a hike, but your little pug isn’t in the mood to walk up in a whole deserted place and is scared of other stray dogs. Well, this is where a pet carrier comes in, wrap your buddy behind you, and enjoy the view without being afraid of your dog running away. You can find all types of pet carriers online and offline and pick whatever suits you and your dog.

 Download Dog-friendly apps

 Download Dog-friendly apps

You probably have Snapchat, Instagram, and other apps installed on your phone for all your needs, but what about your dog? While traveling, you should download pet-friendly apps so your dog can also have a vacation of a lifetime. TailsLife is one of the apps containing the names veterinarians, boarding, pet spas, and pet supplies, pet-friendly restaurants, and resorts. 

Being respectful to the people you get to meet

Being respectful to the people you get to meet

It doesn’t matter where you are with your dog, be mindful of the people around you. Some people have always been known to be animal lovers, while others are not the same. While traveling, keep in mind that different cultures treat pets differently. Some might allow dogs into homes. Some might not. And besides, if your pet turns out to be hostile to others, then try to warn people who want to approach your dog for some hugs and pictures.

Double-check the Airline pet policies

Double-check the Airline pet policies

Policies keep fluctuating, so even though you might have read it above but make sure to cross-check the pet policies of the airlines you are traveling in to avoid any obtrusion.

Buddy up!

Buddy up!

Dogs love to socialize. Whenever you are out walking or spending time in a park, try to befriend other dog owners. They will tell you about their favorite dog hangout places and the best vets in town, and your dog will have a friend to explore the area with.

Make sure you packed the essentials

Make sure you packed the essentials

While packing your requirements, make sure to fill your dog’s needs too. Poop bags, a leash and harness, and ID tags are some of the few things you don’t want to forget about.

Train your dog first

Train your dog first

Now as much as you want to pack and take your dog with you, you need to consider teaching him a thing or two. Only teaching it to follow your commands will make your journey less frantic. And who doesn’t love a well-mannered and well-behaved Dog who doesn’t keep barking and growling?

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Major Side Effects of Bleaching Your Hair

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Who doesn’t love a bit of experimentation with their hair? It’s all fun to bleach and color it! It is very common nowadays to color and bleaching your hair. People tend to love experimenting with their hair as it somehow increases the luster of hair, and the person feels tenfold gorgeous with the results! Meanwhile, you have to keep in mind that while it is fun to experiment, it is not in any way healthy and has irreversible side effects. It is always better to learn that stakes are high and the kind of risk that is involved in bleaching.

Hair is heavily processed (damage-prone)

Hair is heavily processed

Processed hair is very brittle due to breakages in the hair cuticles, and bleaching makes it more prone to damaging external factors like very harmful UV rays, humid conditions, wind, dirt, dust, and excess sebum/oil, which resides inside the scalp and makes hair not only dull but frizzy as well.

This could result in split ends, uncontrollable hair fall, and which in turn hampers hair growth greatly.

Moisture level dips (losses natural moisture)

Moisture level dips

The hair fiber is made up of protein, which is called as keratin, and this keratin is severely affected by the bleach that completely fries out the fiber, and all you are left with is dead ends and wearied out for hair, and the protein balance is completely lost which makes hair extremely vulnerable to damage and breakage.

Scathes the scalp

Scathes the scalp

In a standard procedure of bleaching, it is preferred to generally leave out the roots for the end of the process, as scalps take much less time as compared to the locks, and the maximum brunt of bleaching is borne by the scalp, which leaves it supremely agitated and scathed. The chemicals in the bleach are just too harmful to the scalp skin, and the dryness that follows blocks the roots.

Extremely dry hair 

Extremely dry hair

The process of bleaching is an oxidation procedure that tends to make the hair extremely dry, and the luster and natural shine of the hair are lost. It becomes more lifeless as it is stripped of any possible nutrition and moisture. The damage that at this point happens is very hard to reverse.

High maintenance needs

High maintenance

As part of the aftermath of bleaching, your hair will face almost immediate damage, and if proper care is not maintained, the harm could go to tenfold of what it already is. A regular hair spa can somewhat help you maintain the health of your hair, but except that you have to make sure that your usage of chemicals is minimal to zero upon your hair.

Hair discoloration

Hair discoloration

Your natural hair color could be anything, but if you tend to end up bleaching, your hair color will be the outcome of what your hair was. Besides, the bleach, once it starts fading away, will be in splinters, which is not just too bad to even look at but will probably take a haircut to fix!

So if you are somehow fixated on getting that hair bleach job done, then you should probably keep these points on your fingertips, and you can, if not control, minimize the damage that will befall upon your hair. Try to pick a shade that suits your hair type so that bleach has not to be repeated often because there are instances when people have started to get clumps of hair if they have processed the bleach for too long. A spa beside the color job can also help restore a bit of balance besides the obvious damage, and you will find to go.

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Why Sex Education is Important in India- Tackle the Taboos Effectively

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The word “sex” is enough to raise eyebrows when talked about in Indian society, which is both regressive and pitiful. If we talk in terms of the sexual health of our masses it’s poor and is contributing vastly to our already bursting census. Despite this ground-breaking reality, sex education remains a hush-hush topic in India, and the awareness is largely absent.

Sex Education and its necessity

Sex Education

Due to the current conditions, it has become the hour’s call as India is set to cross China on the population chart to top it. Several reports by independent agencies have asserted the grave importance of sexual health and its relevance in family planning measures. The whole cycle starts at the grassroots from the birth of a child and the hospital that delivers the child, as under the child and women welfare guidelines it is mandatory to go through the family planning sessions if you are not aware. The awareness surrounding the usage of contraceptive devices is poor as well, and despite continuous drives to push it, it largely has failed to propagate. This where it becomes imperative to create an effective system and start at the very base level is from “schools”, where kids will be taught age-appropriate and supervised but relevant sex education levels.

“What all is enough?”, what and what-nots of sex-education

What all is enough

The Internet is an obvious source of misconceptions and contorted facts. This often leads to a very confusing picture of how the process of intercourse or its related activities happen. For example, a teenager who is at his/her prime and doesn’t understand how contraception or consent works might end up in a situation that will change their whole lives. The teen years are the most crucial and equally difficult to manage, hence guiding them onto the right path is of utmost importance. In the best interest of our collective best. Statistically speaking, India has a population of about 253 million adolescents. Which almost accounts for up to 21% of India’s total census. This is Why Sex Education is Important in India.

And on the policymaking front, the Indian government a decade ago rolled out the Adolescence Education Programme (AEP) in collaboration with NACONCERT, and UN. This measure was initiated as the HIV epidemic worsened the already deprived state of sexual health of Indian citizens. The policy received flak from about 13 states which banned it on the grounds of “inappropriateness and against Indian culture”.

Meanwhile, it is necessary to understand what sex education encompasses and how, on a whole, it is beneficial. It should be considered that adolescents undergo drastic changes due to puberty, making them extremely uncomfortable and bewildered. In this instance, AEP can be extremely helpful and enlightening. From how to adjust to bodily changes, understanding one’s sexuality, homosexuality, good touch bad touch, and responsible sexual behaviour are the topics that should be covered sans any misinterpretations or exaggerated facts.

Sensitisation and practical results

Sensitisation and practical results

Over time several institutions have come up with surveys and studies that indicate a slow but obvious shift in the awareness around sex education. When looking up at the questions posed to different individuals in these surveys, they have answered in affirmative, being given lessons at their schools which have further shaped all their ideologies surrounding sex. One individual states how the lessons helped him lead a life that was not astute with wrong sexual decisions. The new education policy mentions a realistic approach towards sex education as a permanent part of both primary and secondary education. This will lead to a larger sexual awareness and catalyse improvement when it comes to sex-related offences.

Bridging the gap

When it comes to practical guidelines, it seems like an impossible task owing to the taboo surrounding the very topic of sex as this is not something that is or would be discussed openly in Indian households. Nonetheless, there are NGOs like Super School India, a Delhi-based NGO who are working towards the development of a friendly atmosphere where sex education lessons can become commonplace and less a topic for contemplation. Positive strides in this direction would be a big, and welcome change from the usual hostility that the topic of “sex-education” receives. 

We hope that this article helped you to reflect on how our society needs a complete revolution and how sex-education is a big tool for that to happen. Remember, the onus is on us, and everyone matters!

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What all life lessons can you get from ShahRukh Khan?

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ShahRukh Khan, or should we say the King Khan of Bollywood, has turned 55 this year. Started with a small show ‘Fauji’ on national television, Shah rukh has made it to the top of the list of the greatest Bollywood stars of all times. ShahRukh Khan has a broad fan base all over the world and has been awarded Padma Shri in India, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and Legion of Honour by the government of France. With many great films like Dil To Pagal Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Swades, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and many more, Shah Rukh has made his mark in the industry.

Known as the King of Romance

King of Romance
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Shah Rukh Khan has completed his 25 years in the Bollywood industry and has always been an inspiration to the youth of India. Being born in a small family in New Delhi, Shah Rukh faced many problems to make it to Bollywood and has overcome each one of them with great passion and success. He has mastered the field of emotions and actions. There are many life lessons by ShahRukh Khan which are a sign of a pure masterpiece of Bollywood. He always tried to better himself through the passing years without fearing about the risks. There are many great life lessons that we can learn from Shah Rukh Khan as he is a man of integrity and sheer willpower, which inspires a lot of human beings.

Some of the most inspiring life lessons from ShahRukh Khan, as described in his interviews and speeches, are given below:

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  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
King of Bollywood
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  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
King of all heart
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  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
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  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets and has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.
  • He has always been humble to the people he meets. And has always given credit for his success to the failures in his life. According to him, success isn’t a good teacher but what we learn from our failures is much more important. Both of them are a crucial part of our life. Also, we should never forget to appreciate both of them.

These stand as the most significant life lessons that we should undoubtedly learn from SRK. He has always been an inspiration to us and will always be. Shah Rukh Khan, who started as a small-town boy, is now the king of the Bollywood. Industry who is loved by people from all over the world. This is all because he stands by his word and believes in things that will make him a better person. These life lessons by ShahRukh Khan are pure magic. It helps every person to overcome their fears and achieve great success. 

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