ITF 2019 – Island Tourism Festival of the Andamans!

There is an abstract, almost magnetic charm to islands which attracts people; an ethereal beauty that cannot be explained in words. Serene beaches, and the soothing sound of ocean waves dissolving into foam always make islands one of the most preferred tourist destinations. The Tourism Ministry of India organizes an annual festival at the Andaman Islands to promote island culture and to encourage tourists to … Continue reading ITF 2019 – Island Tourism Festival of the Andamans!

Hornbill Festival – The Cultural Delight of Nagaland!

Breezy autumn evenings pave way for crisp December winters; a phenomenon which announces the arrival of Hornbill Festival in India!! The annual Hornbill festival commemorates the spirit of unity in diversity. The North East Indian state of Nagaland is abuzz with activity as thousands of people flock here to celebrate Hornbill festival. This festival is named after the Hornbill, a large beaked bird featuring often … Continue reading Hornbill Festival – The Cultural Delight of Nagaland!


Courses and Career Options for Retired Personnel

Hello there!

Today your dear Advice Uncle would like to dedicate this post to those wonderful libraries of experience who have given many years of their lives in supporting their families and holding them together.

This post is for those people who have served in various organizations and contributed to their success in innumerable ways till retirement.

If we open our dictionary to search for the meaning of the word ‘retirement,’ it simply states –

“The action or fact of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work.”

A pertinent matter to be considered here is that, retirement is a process that is easier said than done. For most of the people who are in the ‘twilight years’ of their careers, retirement is a huge change. It is that change which has the ability to impact not only their daily routines but also the way they will see themselves and the world in the years to follow.

A ‘retired’ professional has new challenges to tackle. A new routine coupled with a rather quieter life. The very thought of retirement makes the a person doubt his/her usefulness and worth, which is natural. Their children may be all grown up and running after their own lives while their spouses might still be working.


Whoa! That’s a bit too much to digest now, isn’t it? All these years, we cocoon ourselves in our comfort zone of a stable career, smooth family and social life, and everything familiar. But retirement has the potential to throw us off track completely.

As much as our preparation for this event in our life is concerned, there are still things that can be totally unexpected.

But retirement is not the end…It is just the beginning!
Yes! Retirement is not the end. It is a second chance, an opportunity, to create something new.
But, how does one begin? What should one do? And what not to do?

Here is a ready- reckoner from dear Advice Uncle to help you with your new journey of searching the right vocation along with relevant educational courses for you, after retirement.

Let’s begin our tour of post-retirement options right away!

Learn it Right, Do it Right – What Career Options and Courses are Good for the Retired Person?

Become a Yoga Trainer & Expert – Make Good Health Your Way of Living

Yoga is the art and science which helps in the making of a ‘balanced person,’ from a physical, mental and spiritual standpoint. It harnesses the power of various vital faculties of the body and paves the way to better physical health and mental stability.

A busy life or ‘the sense of it,’ often renders our health weak, be it physically or mentally.
So how about combining the power of great health with a novel way of making a living? Becoming a yoga instructor will help you in just that!

With high emphasis on alternative medicine and healthcare, the legacy of the ancient philosophy of Yoga continues to thrive among the masses.

How do I Become a Yoga Instructor?

  • You can enjoy a fruitful learning process by enrolling in ‘Yoga retreats’ which teach aspiring trainers through intensive programs spanning from 200-500 hours. Of late, the State of Uttarakhand has become one of the popular destinations for learning Yoga, even internationally.
  • If you want to learn nuances of Yoga at a more intricate level, then there are courses ranging from simple certificate levels to advanced diplomas. Most of these courses have the mandatory prerequisite of being educated at 10+2 level, whereas some courses may require a graduate degree.
  • While hunting for the right Yoga teacher training program, do consider factors like affiliation, course content, accommodation, and reviews, before making an informed choice.

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गर्भवती महिलाओं के लिए स्वास्थ्य टिप्स!

माँ बनने का सुख जीवन के सबसे अनोखे अनुभवों में से एक है। पर एक बार जब आप ये अच्छी खबर साझा कर देते हैं, आपकी माँ, चाची, बहनें और अन्य सहेलियाँ सलाह और मशवरों की भरमार कर देती हैं। अपने-अपने अनुभवों के आधार पे हर कोई आपको सुझाव देने की कोशिश करेगा। क्या खाना है, क्या नई खाना है, दवाई, आराम, थोड़ा सा ही … Continue reading गर्भवती महिलाओं के लिए स्वास्थ्य टिप्स!


Deepawali – The Festival of Lights and Celebration of Victory

Diwali, rightfully christened ‘The Festival of Lights,’ is celebrated with great gusto in India. Festivities last over several days, with each day signifying something special. Lighting lamps, preparing and distributing sweets, exchanging gifts and awaiting new beginnings is the essence of Diwali! “Diwali” is Sanskrit word for ‘row of lights.’ Various ancient tales of Indian mythology narrate the origin of this festival. Lord Rama – … Continue reading Deepawali – The Festival of Lights and Celebration of Victory


Forts in Maharashtra – Raigad Fort – The King of Forts!

Moving towards the Konkan Region of Maharashtra State, who would want to miss out on visiting one of the esteemed residences of King Shivaji? The Fort of Raigad is located in Mahad, a well-known town of the Raigad district lying to the northern section of the Konkan lands. Did you know that the District of Raigad was formerly known as Kolaba district, but later it … Continue reading Forts in Maharashtra – Raigad Fort – The King of Forts!


विजयादशमी – बुराई पर अच्छाई की जीत!

नवरात्रि का उल्लास दशहरा के भव्य त्योहार के लिए रास्ता तय कर रहा है !! पूरे भारत एवं बांग्लादेश के कुछ हिस्सों में दशहरा बहुत धूमधाम और खुशी के साथ मनाया जाता है। यह बुराई पर अच्छाई की जीत का प्रतीक है, और लोगों में उसी विश्वास को बरकरार रखता है। भारत के कुछ हिस्सों में, दशहरा को विजयादशमी भी कहा जाता है। चलिये और देखिये … Continue reading विजयादशमी – बुराई पर अच्छाई की जीत!


Dussehra Festival – Celebrations, Significance & Rituals

The euphoria of Navratri culminates, paving way for the grand festival of Dussehra!! Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and joy all over India and in some parts of Bangladesh. It signifies the triumph of good over evil, re-igniting faith and hope of goodness in people. In some parts of India, Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami. Why and how the term was coined is … Continue reading Dussehra Festival – Celebrations, Significance & Rituals


नवरात्री – त्यौहार, महत्त्व और बहुत कुछ!

‘नवरात्री,’ यह दो शब्दों का मेल है। ‘नव’ मतलब ‘नौ’ और ‘रात्री’ मतलब रातें। हर्ष, उल्लास, श्रद्धा, भक्ति से भरी नौ रातें साल में दो बार मनाई जाती है, पहली – अप्रैल-मई में (चैत्र-नवरात्री) और दूसरी – सितंबर से अक्तूबर के महीनो में (शरद-नवरात्री)। शरद-नवरात्री बड़े ही परंपरागत तरीके से नौ दिन और नौ रातों तक मनाई जाती है, जिसका समापन दशहरे के दिवस होता … Continue reading नवरात्री – त्यौहार, महत्त्व और बहुत कुछ!


Navratri Festival – Nights of Divinity, Dance & Much More!

Navratri is a combination word derived from ‘Nav’ meaning 9 and ‘Ratri’ meaning nights. This festival is celebrated twice a year – once between the months of April-May (known as Chaitra Navratri) and once between the months of September-October (known as Sharad Navratri). The latter, i.e. the one celebrated in Sharad month, is celebrated with great pomp and joy, consisting of celebrations lasting through 9 … Continue reading Navratri Festival – Nights of Divinity, Dance & Much More!