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We Will Head Home Before The Year Is Out – A Journey Around The World

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Mike Hilbert

Mike Hilbert, a teacher from Arizona(USA) decided to travel the world along with his fiancé Jenna for a year. They travelled to the most parts of the South East Asian countries. They were stationed in Chennai during demonetization.

#1: Inspiration plays a major role in the things we do. What inspired you to see and travel the world?

Personally, I was inspired to travel from a number of angles. First, growing up in the countryside, without a lot of other kids around, I had to explore by myself which really curated in me a sense of discovery. Also, when I graduated undergrad, my aunt got me a subscription to Nat Geo Traveler, and the pictures in that magazine instilled in me a desire to see the most beautiful and interesting places in the world.

#2: What are your thoughts on ‘travelling as a profession and travelling for profession’?

I’m not sure how you are making the distinction, but travelling as a profession is not an easy thing to do. First, you need to have the personality to be very fluid and not inclined to settle down. Travelling for profession, I would think, requires travel, but entails a home base in some way, which, for most people, is a requirement. Many people travel for their profession. Not many pick travel as their profession.

#3: Demonetisation was an overnight decision and affected many people. How did it affect you?

We took out 20,000 rupees and it was worthless the next day. Many banks refused to change our money because we were foreigners (we had a travel visa, or the computer system said we had already changed money when we actually hadn’t), which was very frustrating. We waited in line like everyone else and had friends and acquaintances wait in line for us (again, like everyone else), to get the cash we needed to get by.

#4: What do you like and dislike about India?

I like the food, the people are so friendly, the culture is so diverse. But I dislike so many loud horns and sometimes the food is too spicy.

#5: South-east Asian countries are known for their strict tradition and rules. Was it hard for the two of you to adjust to it?

It was not hard. We’ve been travelling for quite a while in South East Asia and are accustomed to strict rules. We know to wear certain clothes when going to temple, etc.

#6: How did you two meet?

We met using the online matchmaking site plentyoffish.com.

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#7: Travelling for a year can be exhausting. How were you able to manage?

Well, our time being stationary in Chennai has really helped. After about 5 months of non-stop travel, we were feeling pretty tired and ready to go home. But after a month in Chennai, doing very little travelling (we were volunteering almost every day), we’re back to being excited for our next leg in Sri Lanka and Northern India.

#8: Travelling is said to put a dent in your savings account. Was it the same for you?

We made sure to save enough money to be able to travel for at least a year. It looks like we’ll be headed home before the year is out, so we’ll have some money left over. This will come in very handy when paying for our wedding and hopefully will be able to buy a house when we get back to Tucson.

#9: What were the most difficult barriers that you experienced while travelling?

The most difficult barrier was mental. After travelling for this long (although many people have travelled for much longer than 5 months) one can get quite tired of it. We call it travel fatigue. It’s like eating sweets. One can eat a chocolate and live it, but after 5 chocolates, they’re ready for something else. It’s kind of the same way with travelling – very sweet at the beginning but then it becomes harder to swallow as you continue on. What we did to get around that is take some downtime in different areas (such as here in Chennai) so that we wouldn’t be on the move constantly.

#10: You and Jenna have been volunteering during your travel. Can you tell me how your experience has been so far?

Well, I’ve been very happy with Chennai volunteers. Jenna’s volunteering with Unite for Sight was a little boring since she was not able to really put her skill set to use.

#11: What is that one fond memory that you will take back with you from each of the countries that you visited?

Oh, there’s too many to try to recall, but we really enjoyed our cooking class in Japan, our time on Ant Atoll in Micronesia, visiting an orphanage in South Korea, meeting up with my parents in Vietnam for some tours, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Rock climbing in Tonsai Thailand, exploring the temples in Mrauk U Myanmar, trekking in Nepal and checking out the scene in Hampi, India. We’re now in Oman and we really like it too.

#12: For how long have you been planning for this trip?

We planned this trip for about 9 months in advance.

Mike Hilbert

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#13: What were the things that you had to sacrifice in order to save money for your yearlong travelling?

We sacrificed on a lot of things. New gadgets, like phones, cars, computers, eating out, clothes. You name it, we didn’t buy it and were able to save enough to travel.

#14: What message would you like to tell people who wish to travel and follow your path and travel around the world?

If you dream it, you can do it. As long as you’re willing to research, save, plan, and deal with the difficulties, you can go anywhere and do anything. But you have to have patience and resolve.

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Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023

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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?

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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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Keanu Reeves Returns with “The Matrix Resurrection”

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The expectation of the unexpected fourth instalment of The Matrix Resurrections in the sci-fi establishment has started with another banner prodding the arrival of its first trailer.

The film Matrix 4 comes out 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions. It is planning to be the last film in a trilogy reporting the transformation of Computer programmer Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo. As he finds the conventional world, he occupies a recreated reality.

Loosening up the expectation, with a special promotional. It highlights red and blue pills sit next to each other underneath the clear message: ‘The Choice is yours.’ Fans of the famous establishment will perceive the pills as a definitive choice given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he picks between life in the conflict assaulted real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of a substitute reality. Penetrating static fills in as the scenery, as small strings of Matrix code has seen falling inside the pills before the whole scene liquefies.

Fans can proceed with their adventure on WhatIsTheMatrix.com, an intelligent pick your-own-experience style site. Given a similar decision there, red brings you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’ Then scenes from the film teaser, showing the slight hindrance between the natural world and the fake world known as The Matrix. One of the Best Scenes is Reeves’ Neo gulping a blue pill while a lot more seasoned, a balder man shows up in his appearance.

The scenes reviewed rely upon which pill selection and each emphasis on the decision made. The Red Pill requests that the watcher go further into the reality behind the Matrix. While the Blue Pill cautions them to avoid it again so as not to agitate the norm and welcome undesirable risk.

Still, the viewer’s decision makes, in any case, every secret seems to end with a brief look at Keanu Reeves as Neo, with different eyes. He either collaborates with characters who could be his partners in the film or plans to fight against its expected scalawags, be they Agents, pernicious projects, or even people.

The person who clicks on the blue pill will hear Harris’s voiceover saying: “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction.” Before encouraging the viewer to embrace that their situation is genuine. At the current time, streaks on the screen, and Harris peruses it, saying, “anything else is your mind playing tricks on you.” By contrast, ones’ who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice revealing to them that while they trust it’s the current time — once more. With Abdul-Mateen perusing the time out loud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” Regardless, a progression of quick-cut shots from “Revivals” streaks on the screen during the two situations. As each time a viewer taps on a pill, the recording changes.

‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.’ The portrayal wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves prepared to battle. Then, at that point, finishing on a vile note, they show somebody contacting the PC port at the rear of their head and inquire: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’

From visionary movie producer Lana Wachowski. The new film reunites unique stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the infamous roles they made well known.’ The first Matrix film in 1999 met with much essential acclaim upon its introduction. The element is following up by two other movies, which were both delivered in 2003. Warner Bros. uncovered the title for the fourth Matrix film during its CinemaCon board. The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22, 2021.

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