Change It wasn’t trendy, funny, nor was it coined on Twitter, but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined 2010. The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome. Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent 2011 because it described so much of the world around us. Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc. Bluster In a year known for the Occupy movement and what became known as the Arab Spring, our lexicographers chose bluster as their Word of the Year for 2012.
2012 saw the most expensive political campaigns and some of the most extreme weather events in human history, from floods in Australia to cyclones in China to Hurricane Sandy and many others. Privacy We got serious in 2013. Privacy was on everyone’s mind that year, from Edward Snowden’s reveal of Project PRISM to the arrival of Google Glass. Exposure Spoiler alert: Things don’t get less serious in 2014. Our Word of the Year was exposure, which highlighted the year’s Ebola virus outbreak, shocking acts of violence both abroad and in the US, and widespread theft of personal information. From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, gender, and violence, various senses of exposure were out in the open this year.
Identity Fluidity of identity was a huge theme in 2015. Language around gender and sexual identity broadened, becoming more inclusive with additions to the dictionary like gender-fluid as well as the gender-neutral prefix Mx. Xenophobia In 2016, we selected xenophobia as our Word of the Year. Fear of the “other” was a huge theme in 2016, from Brexit to President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric.
Despite being chosen as the 2016 Word of the Year, xenophobia is not to be celebrated. Rather it’s a word to reflect upon deeply in light of the events of the recent past. Complicit The word complicit sprung up in conversations in 2017 about those who spoke out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stayed silent. It was a year of real awakening to complicity in various sectors of society, from politics to pop culture.
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We have found a new home! Welcome to your ‘Bhopal Mosque Tour ‘! Bhopal, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities. This morning after breakfast, proceed to visit Taj-ul-Masajid, Moti Masjid and Jama Masjid. Taj-ul-Masajid – the largest mosque in India and second largest in Asia.
Taj-ul-Masajid’ literally means ‘Crown Among Mosques’, which is truly reflected in the most impressive architecture of the mosque. The pink facade of the mosque is topped by two 18-storeyed white-domed minarets pointing upwards to the sky. Moti Masjid – is situated in the heart of the Bhopal city and is also known as the Pearl Mosque. A well – known landmark of Bhopal, Moti Masjid was built in 1860 under the order and instruction of Sikandar Jehan Begum, the renowned daughter of Qudisiya Begum. The impressive structure is beautifully designed and has a striking resemblance to the Jama Masjid of Delhi.
Jama Masjid – The mosque is an excellent instance of the dexterity of Islamic artisans. It houses three bulbous cupolas, but the main feature of the Jama Masjid is its interior decorations and awesome architectural work. The mosque is ornately adorned with a chain of alabaster-white columned arches that offers an eye catching spectacle. The internal sanctum of the mosque is carved out of the marble and its complex also comprises a lovely small pond. Post sightseeing, return to your hotel.
Breakfast The rest of the evening is at leisure for independent activities. Accommodation in the hotels listed or similar. Vehicle is as per the itinerary and not at disposal. Daily buffet breakfast as per the itinerary. Arrival into and departure from Bhopal would be on your own arrangements.