Athisya Nadar


Athisya Nadar

From the day we arrive on the planet

And blinking, step into he sun

There’s more to see than can ever be seen

More to do than can ever be done

There’s far too much to take in here

More to find than can ever be found

But the sun rolling high

Through the sapphire sky

Keeps great and small on the endless round

Itz the circle of life

And it moves us all

Through despair and hope

Through faith and love

Till we find our place

On the path unwinding

In the circle

The circle of life

(courtesy:hANS zIMMER)

North America » United States » Washington » Aberdeen July 15th 2014

This day we visited all the Memorials in Washington D.C....which includes the Vietnam War memorial for veterans, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial, Franklin D Roosevelt memorial and the Jefferson Memorial. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national memorial in Washington, D.C. It honors U.S. service members of the U.S. armed forces who fought in the Vietnam War, service members who died in service in Vietnam/South East Asia, and those service members who were unaccounted for (Missing In Action) during the War. The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., across from the Washington Monument. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., southwest of the National ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Aberdeen July 14th 2014

We took the early morning train to arrive at Washington D.C. And we went straight to The White House after checking in at Harrington Hotel. The buildings in the capital city were classic and walking around i figured that this city has maximum number of people in suites than anywhere else. We hung out near the pool area near state capitol building and then spent some time visiting the Canadian Embassy. I came to know that it is the only embassy so close to the white house. The Canadian US relations have undergone various reforms and it is amazing how they co- exist . Though the countries have loads of similarities, yet there as some aspects where Canada seams to be adapting faster. for example: foreign relations, since there is already so much diversity Canada accepts ... read more

we went to visit the amish people in Lancaster, PA. This was my favorite part of the whole trip because this was something new and the scenic beauty of country side was warm and pleasant. Also this type of farming was interesting to watch, because they were using mechanical tractors and animals instead of machine operated tractors. The farmers market had food cultivated by these farmers....which is in a way i tried the pumpkin pie and i liked it. But the amish community also don't like to be disturbed by visitors ...though we could observe their lifestyle only from a is surprising how they survive without technology. In my opinion native Americans are the true inhabitants and it is bad how the Quakers and Mennonites got treated by the new immigrants especially around new ... read more

On sunday we were back to Harrisburg and explored the city island. City Island is a mile-long island in the Susquehanna Riverbetween Harrisburg and Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is used mainly for leisure and sports activities. Its previous names have included Turkey Island, Maclay's Island,Forster's Island and Hargast Island.(courtesy:wiki)... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Aberdeen May 17th 2014

We were allowed to explore the city by ourselves so i went souvenir shopping and then Mugee had a friend from Mongolian community who invited us all for lunch which was pretty interesting because he was a republican and his opinion about the government and rants about obama and the democrats was fun to listen to.... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Aberdeen May 16th 2014

The best part about this day was that i got my reading library card made at the world largest library. The United States Capitol, atop Capitol Hill at the eastern end of theNational Mall in Washington, D.C., is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government. Though not at the geographic center of the Federal District, the Capitol is the origin point at which the the District's four quadrants meet, and around which the city was laid out. The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves theUnited States Congress, but which is the de facto national library of the United States. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall inWashington, D.C., the USHMM ... read more

this day, I checked off 2 things to do in Philadelphia ...first try the philly cheese steak and go to Macy's. Then we went to Independence Hall which is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets. It is known primarily as the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and drafted. Liberty Bell is another significant aspect of Philadelphia. Then we made that hilarious trip to The Eastern State Penitentiary, also known as ESP, is a former American prison in Philadelphia, PA. The penitentiary refined the revolutionary system of separate incarceration first pioneered at the Walnut Street Jail which emphasized principles of reform rather than punishment. Not many people like visiting this place, because it ... read more

Early morning i was very excited to take the train to Philadelphia because i used to enjoy the free first class long distance train trips in India because of my father who worked for central railways. Philadelphia was a metro city with skyscrapers and busy life. So we were no more in country side but a crowded metropolitan city. We went to Reading Terminal Market for lunch and enjoyed the trip to the city Hall. We were fortunate to be taken to the top where the statue of William Penn is because it gives a view of the entire city. Philadelphia City Hall is the house of government for the city of Philadelphia, in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At 548 ft (167 m), including the statue of city founder William Penn atop it, it was the ... read more

11th May was sunday, so Alvina and I went to this catholic church early morning then we had an optional trip to the war museum. But opted in because i enjoy debates about historical events and warfare. The war museum basically described the tactics used by US army in the Vietnam war, cold war, etc The detailed exhibit of weaponry used was interesting. Since America is known to be a country which invests a lot in modern warfare, these glorified museums had some amazing exhibits which an American citizen would feel proud of. The details are covered in the photographs. Evening, i went shopping to Walmart with my friends... read more

The US Civil War debate continued with the visit to Gettysburg, where we were able to relate to the phenomenal lecture by Jim Terry about the political systems in America. Furthermore, Fred Gantz and Terry Havel gave us an amazing & jolly tour guide of Gettysburg. In the morning we visited an orchard which had apple plantation where we met an American farmer. Comparing this trip to rural parts of India, i would admit that even an average American farmer had way more better lifestyle than any Indian farmer. Even the farming was way more advanced between this developed country and a developing country like India. In places like Maharashtra near Mumbai where i grew up, farmer suicide due to drought and debt was very common. But again farmers in America had other things to worry ... read more

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