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The Thrill of Experiencing Bungee Jumping

17 Sep 17

The Bungee Jumping activity remains at the top to be experienced by youth all around the globe. The thrilling activity is experienced when one jumps from a tall structure while being connected to a large elastic cord. Usually a fixed object like building, bridge or crane becomes the tall structure.

Sometimes, it is also possible to jump from a movable object. The movable objects which are able to hover above the ground like hot-air balloon and helicopter functions excellently for bungee jumping. The experience of thrill arises during free-falling and the rebound. Just after the jump of a person, the cord stretches and as the cord recoils, the jumper flies upwards. The jumper continues to oscillate up and down until all the kinetic energy is disappeared.

David Kirke, Geoff Tabin and Simon Keeling, the members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club performed the first modern bungee jumps on 1st April, 1979 from the 250 – feet (76 m). It was done at Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol.

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: en.wikipedia.org


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The Fun – Loving Activity: Equestrianism

10 Sep 17

Equestrianism is also known as riding, horseback riding (American) or horse riding (British). It basically refers to the skill of riding, driving or steeple chasing. The broad description of Equestrianism combines the use of horses for practical working purposes, transportation, recreational activities, artistic or cultural acts and competitive sport.

Some of the popular types of competition are shown together at horse shows where horses perform in a variety of disciplines. In almost every corner of world, there is a public access to horse trails. Both guided and independent riding is offered by many parks, ranches and public stables. Horses are also used for therapeutic purposes to improve human health and emotional development. Though there are not exact dates of when horse riding started but they were first ridden approximately in 3500 BC.

The events related to equestrianism were included for the first time in 1900 in modern Olympic Games. Equestrian Events at Olympics are governed by the norms of the International Federation of Equestrian Sports (FEI).

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: Wikipedia


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Kerala’s Martial Art Kalaripayattu is Thrilling

03 Sep 17

The martial art whose origin lies in Kerala is Kalaripayattu. The kalari word was first seen in the Tamil Sangal literature. The word is used to describe both a battlefield and combat area. It was necessary for the warriors of Sangam era that they receive regular military training. It is known to be the oldest and still surviving fighting or defensive systems in world.

Originally, it was practiced in the northern and central parts of Kerala and southern parts of Tamil Nadu. The word kalari tatt is known as martial feat and kalari kozhai is known as Coward in a war. There are three forms of Kalaripayattu. All the three forms are differentiated by their attacking and defensive patterns. These are Arappa kayy, Pilla Thangi and Vatta thiripp. The forefathers of kalari are Chekavar warrior section within Thiyya community. The revival of kalaripayattu began in 1920s in Thallassery. The revival started as a wave of rediscovery of the traditional arts in South India.

The martial art Kalaripayattu has been featured in movies like Ondanondu Kaladalli(Kannada) (1978), Asoka (2001), The Myth (2005), The Last Legion (2007), Manasara (2010), Urumi (film) (2011), Commando (2013), Bajirao Mastani (2015), Baaghi (2016), Veeram (2016 film).

By: Bhavna Sharma

Content: wikipedia


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Dodgeball: A Game for School Students

27 Aug 17

As the meaning defines, Dodge means to avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement. Dodgeball is a game where players on two teams try to throw balls at each other while avoiding being hit.

The game of Dodgeball has received fame internationally. In North America, this game is played among children ages 6–12 in elementary school. However, this game has emerged as a popular middle school, high school and college sport. On the other hands, in many countries, the game of Dodge ball is played in Universities. Dodgeball is popular in informal settings and is often played in the community, a playground, or in organized leisure leagues.

During the match, all the players follow a simple procedure in which the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposite team by hitting them with balls. Additionally, the participating teams need to force opposing team to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia


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Mountaineering Origin and its Benefits

20 Aug 17

Mountaineering is a famous sport among people who love mountain climbing. Some scholars have given various names to this sport such as climbing (rock and ice) and trekking up mountains, etc. On the other hands, many of experts have named it backpacking, hiking, and skiing, via Ferrata and wilderness activities. Additionally, many people believe that mountaineering activities include indoor climbing, sports climbing, and bouldering.

Many years ago mountaineering started as attempts to reach the highest point of unclimbed big mountains. According to scholars, mountaineering is often called Alpinism, especially in European languages. Alpinism refers to climbing routes with minimal equipment in high and often snow and ice-covered mountains such as the Alps.  It is not an easy sport at all because mountaineers often face technical difficulties that frequently increase environmental and physical challenges.

Mountaineering can be fun and it has its mental and physical benefits too. Hill climbing is one of the easiest and cheapest ways of exercising and an effective way of managing weight. Along with health benefits, mountaineering helps to cope at work by helping de-stress amongst nature. Additionally, it 'heals' the brains, helps to concentrate and it makes people more creative.

By: Priyanka Negi

Content: Wikipedia


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