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The Non-English Language Movie Tournament: Final
2023.06.07 14:29 Shagrrotten The Non-English Language Movie Tournament: Final
Letterboxd list of all the participating movies: https://boxd.it/lOu1o Results of Round 2 8 1/2 (1963) - Italy (32) beat The Battle of Algiers (1966) - Italy/Algeria (16) Metropolis (1927) - Germany (54) beat The 400 Blows (1959) - France (18) Fantastic Planet (1973) - France (35) beat Mirror (1975) - Russia (22) My Neighbour Totoro (1988) - Japan (42) beat Fists of Fury (1972) - Hong Kong (19) Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - Japan (24) beat Night and Fog (1956) - France (17) Nosferatu (1922) - Germany (52) beat Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979) - Germany (13) Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Japan (75) beat The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2009) - Sweden (37) Amelie (2001) - France (43) beat Harakiri (1962) - Japan (30) Andrei Rublev (1966) - Russia (28) beat The Host (2006) - South Korea (23) Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) - Mexico (56) beat High and Low (1963) - Japan (28) Parasite (2019) - South Korea (55) beat Hour of the Wolf (1968) - Sweden (23) The Hunt (2012) - Denmark (19) beat Ikiru (1952) - Japan (17) The Lives of Others (2006) - Germany (26) beat Il Decameron (1971) - Italy (8) Battle Royale (2000) - Japan (34) beat Beauty and the Beast (1946) - France (21) In the Mood for Love (2000) - Hong Kong (36) beat The Red Balloon (1956) - France (9) Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Italy (36) beat Ip Man (2008) - Hong Kong (21) The Seventh Seal (1957) - Sweden (38) beat Princess Mononoke (1997) - Japan (21) Ran (1985) - Japan (82) beat Raise the Red Lantern (1991) - China (19) Rashomon (1950) - Japan (39) beat Johnny Gaddaar (2007) - India (4) The Virgin Spring (1960) - Sweden (17) beat Raw (2016) - France/Belgium (14) Rififi (1955) -France (17) beat Chungking Express (1994) - Hong Kong (14) City of God (2002) - Brazil (34) beat Cinema Paradiso (1988) - Italy (22) Throne of Blood (1957) - Japan (19) beat Come and See (1985) - Russia (17) Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - Taiwan (24) beat La Jetee (1962) - France (21) Das Boot (1981) - Germany (38) beat Tokyo Story (1953) - Japan (22) Seven Samurai (1954) - Japan (35) beat Scenes from a Marriage (1974) - Sweden (6) Solaris (1972) - Russia (21) beat Troll Hunter (2010) - Norway (5) Umberto D. (1952) - Italy (15) tied with Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (2003) - South Korea (15) Stalker (1979) - Russia (21) beat Wages Of Fear (1953) - France (14) Suspiria (1977) - Italy (21) beat Werckmeister Harmonies (2001) - Hungary (8) Winter Light (1963) - Sweden (16) beat Life is Beautiful (1997) - Italy (6) Y tu Mama Tambien (2001) - Mexico (24) beat Like Water For Chocolate (1992) - Mexico (4) M (1931) - Germany (22) beat Taste of Cherry (1997) - Iran (10) and Drunken Master (1978) - Hong Kong (5) Man with a Movie Camera (1929) - Ukraine (10) beat Pather Panchali (1955) - India (9), and Z (1969) - Algeria (6) Results of Round 3 Metropolis (1927) - Germany (17) beat 8 1/2 (1963) - Italy (14) My Neighbour Totoro (1988) - Japan (21) beat Fantastic Planet (1973) - France (9) Nosferatu (1922) - Germany (34) beat Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984) - Japan (10) Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Japan (25) beat Amelie (2001) - France (17) Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) - Mexico (17) beat Andrei Rublev (1966) - Russia (10) Parasite (2019) - South Korea (22) beat The Hunt (2012) - Denmark (9) The Lives of Others (2006) - Germany (14) tied with Battle Royale (2000) - Japan (14) Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Italy (13) beat In the Mood for Love (2000) - Hong Kong (12) The Seventh Seal (1957) - Sweden (22) beat Ran (1985) - Japan (18) Rashomon (1950) - Japan (21) beat The Virgin Spring (1960) - Sweden (11) Rififi (1955) -France (11) beat City of God (2002) - Brazil (8) Throne of Blood (1957) - Japan (12) beat Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) - Taiwan (11) Seven Samurai (1954) - Japan (15) beat Das Boot (1981) - Germany (14) Solaris (1972) - Russia (23) beat Umberto D. (1952) - Italy (4) Stalker (1979) - Russia (18) beat Suspiria (1977) - Italy (13) Y tu Mama Tambien (2001) - Mexico (19) beat Winter Light (1963) - Sweden (7) M (1931) - Germany (19) beat Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (2003) - South Korea (4), and Man with a Movie Camera (1929) - Ukraine (2) Results of Round 4 Metropolis (1927) - Germany (21) beat My Neighbour Totoro (1988) - Japan (19) Nosferatu (1922) - Germany (19) beat Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Japan (10) Parasite (2019) - South Korea (20) beat Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) - Mexico (19) Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Italy (16) beat Battle Royale (2000) - Japan (9) and The Lives of Others (2006) - Germany (7) The Seventh Seal (1957) - Sweden (11) tied with Rashomon (1950) - Japan (11) Rififi (1955) - France (12) beat Throne of Blood (1957) - Japan (6) Seven Samurai (1954) - Japan (18) beat Solaris (1972) - Russia (11) Stalker (1979) - Russia (23) beat Y tu Mama Tambien (2001) - Mexico (12), and M (1931) - Germany (11) Results of Round 5 Metropolis (1927) - Germany (25) beat Nosferatu (1922) - Germany (12) Parasite (2019) - South Korea (20) beat Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Italy (12) Rififi (1955) - France (15) beat The Seventh Seal (1957) - Sweden (11) Seven Samurai (1954) - Japan (27) beat Stalker (1979) - Russia (20) Results of the Final Four Parasite (2019) - South Korea (25) beat Metropolis (1927) - Germany (22) Seven Samurai (1954) - Japan (26) beat Rififi (1955) - France (8) View Poll
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2023.06.07 14:28 The_Wringer US X-mania Box - overall happy
Top: Tilt, S-line DD3, Cloudbreaker Middle: FD3, Method, Mutant Neo, Enigma Bottom: Razor Claw 3, MD5, Glow P2
Would have never bought a tilt, but I do love the color.
top row contain 3 discs I won't/can't throw yet. Middle row gave me back ups except for the mutant which found a spot in my bag. Bottom row gave me a x out version of my backup RC3, the new md5, a putter for glow rounds.
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2023.06.07 14:25 SN2005 Regarding Shiv Nadar University NCR admissions
I'm posting this here in the hopes that someone has taken or will be taking admission at SNU NCR. The website says that the offers for the second round will come by June 15th and one of my interviews finished today (the other will be held on monday i.e 12/6/23). Has anyone received offers from SNU for the second round till now and if not, can I expect it to come before June 15th or would any potential offer come on June 15th?
Also, are all applicants invited for an interview or is it a selected group of applicants?
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2023.06.07 14:18 dpoduval Help me pick one of these 2 YSL bags!
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My birthday is next week and I'd like to buy a good brand! I have Coach, Tory Burch and Michael Kors so I'm looking at the next segment now. I can't for the life of me choose between these 2 bags! I couldn't find YSL small Lou Lou in Vintage Blanc on the site so I'm assuming the first pic is very close to that. submitted by dpoduval to handbags [link] [comments]
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2023.06.07 14:17 SplashyHeron Crown Shard Scramble - a personal story
At the end of day 3 of Crown Shard Scramble, rather than go to sleep, I was determined to play Swept Away until the last minute that it was in the game. It was an incredibly difficult struggle, but I made it. Then, of course, I had to check out the 4 new Creator rounds that had just been added. Then I thought I better get my dailies done, just in case. And that’s the last thing I remember.
They told me later that my bean was found passed out in a gutter in the Blunderdome. (I was a Godzilla at the time, if you’re trying to get a visual.) I was taken in and treated for crown shard fever, and didn’t wake up until the next day. They’re still not sure yet if I’m cured, though – they said they’ll have to monitor my behavior over the next week. “Lay off the Crown Shard Scramble -- it’ll be the death of you!” they told me. This whole incident has caused me to stop and think about what’s really important in life – getting more crowns.
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2023.06.07 14:11 tripmazaindia Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Sikkim: Top 10 Places to Visit
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Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Sikkim: Top 10 Places to Visit Discover the Enchanting Beauty of Sikkim: Top 10 Places to Visit
Tucked away in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, the northeastern state of Sikkim in India is a gem waiting to be explored. With its pristine landscapes, captivating monasteries, and diverse flora and fauna, Sikkim offers a truly mesmerizing experience for every traveler. Whether you are an adventure seeker, a nature enthusiast, or a spiritual seeker, Sikkim has something to offer to everyone. In this blog post, we will take you through the top 10 places to visit in Sikkim, India. 1. Gangtok:
The capital city of Sikkim, Gangtok, is a bustling town surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Explore the bustling MG Marg, visit the Enchey Monastery, and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas from Tashi Viewpoint. Don't forget to experience the peaceful ambiance of the Rumtek Monastery and enjoy a cable car ride to the picturesque Saramsa Garden. 2. Tsomgo Lake:
Located at an altitude of 12,400 feet, Tsomgo Lake is a stunning glacial lake that remains frozen during winter. The turquoise waters of the lake against the backdrop of snow-clad mountains create a breathtaking sight. Indulge in yak rides and savor local snacks as you soak in the serene beauty of this natural wonder. 3. Nathula Pass:
For the adventurous souls, a visit to Nathula Pass is a must. Situated at an altitude of 14,140 feet, this mountain pass connects India with Tibet. Enjoy the panoramic views, visit the Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir, and witness the Indo-China border trade. 4. Yumthang Valley:
Known as the "Valley of Flowers," Yumthang Valley is a paradise for nature lovers. Located at an elevation of 11,693 feet, this picturesque valley is adorned with vibrant blooms during spring. Immerse yourself in the beauty of rhododendrons, primulas, and other alpine flowers as you take a leisurely stroll through the valley. 5. Pelling:
Nestled amidst the majestic mountains, Pelling offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Visit the Pemayangtse Monastery, explore the ruins of Rabdentse Palace, and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga range. The Khecheopalri Lake and the Kanchenjunga Falls are also worth a visit. 6. Ravangla:
Situated at an altitude of 7,000 feet, Ravangla is a quaint town that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Visit the Tathagata Tsal, also known as the Buddha Park, and witness the colossal statue of Lord Buddha. Take a peaceful stroll through the Rayong Sunrise Viewpoint and enjoy the beauty of the sunrise over the snow-capped peaks. 7. Lachung:
Lachung is a picturesque village located in North Sikkim, known for its pristine beauty. Explore the Yumthang Valley, indulge in hot spring baths, and visit the Lachung Monastery. The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, filled with a variety of rhododendron species, is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts. 8. Zuluk:
For offbeat travelers, Zuluk offers a unique experience. Situated at an altitude of 10,000 feet, this small village is known for its breathtaking views of the Eastern Himalayas. Enjoy the winding roads, visit the Thambi Viewpoint, and witness the beauty of the sunrise from the Lungthung viewpoint. 9. Rumtek Monastery:
Located near Gangtok, the Rumtek Monastery is one of the most significant monasteries in Sikkim. Admire the stunning architecture, explore the tranquil surroundings, and witness the rich Tibetan Buddhist heritage. The monastery also hosts the sacred Kagyat Dance during the Losar Festival. 10. Namchi:
Nestled in the southern part of Sikkim, Namchi is a charming town that offers panoramic views of the mountains and the Teesta River. Visit the towering statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Samdruptse Hill, explore the Char Dham complex, and indulge in a serene atmosphere at the Solophok Chardham.
Sikkim, with its enchanting beauty and serene landscapes, is a destination that will leave you spellbound. Whether you seek adventure, spirituality, or tranquility, the top 10 places mentioned above will provide a memorable experience. From the bustling capital city of Gangtok to the tranquil monasteries and breathtaking valleys, Sikkim offers a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be explored. Pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable journey to the pristine Himalayan state of Sikkim.
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2023.06.07 14:04 oleojang How to Buy Fashion Items for Women at Affordable Rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng
Meta Description: Discover how to buy fashion items for women at affordable rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng
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Contents Introduction. 1 How to Buy Fashion Items for Women at Affordable Rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng. 2 1. Visit ileoja.ng. 2 2. Create an Account. 2 3. Explore the Product Categories. 2 4. Refine Your Search. 3 5. Check Product Details. 3 6. Add to Cart. 3 7. Proceed to Checkout. 4 8. Enter Shipping Details. 4 9. Choose a Payment Method. 4 10. Place Your Order. 5 Why Sell Fashion Items for Women on ileoja.ng?. 5 Wide Customer Reach. 5 Targeted Audience. 6 User-Friendly Interface. 6 Marketing and Promotional Support. 7 Secure and Trusted Platform.. 7 Seller Support and Assistance. 7 Competitive Fees and Commissions. 8 Seamless Order Fulfillment. 8 Factors to Consider When Selling Fashion Items for Women. 9 Target Market Analysis. 9 Trend Research. 10 Quality and Durability. 10 Pricing Strategy. 10 Branding and Differentiation. 11 Online Presence and Marketing. 11 Customer Experience and Service. 12 Inventory Management. 12 Feedback and Adaptation. 13 When is the Best Time to Sell Fashion Items for Women on ileoja.ng?. 13 Seasonal Trends. 13 Festive and Holiday Seasons. 14 Fashion Weeks and Events. 15 Back-to-School and College Season. 15 Special Occasions and Weddings. 15 Sales and Clearance Events. 16 Customer Behavior and Analytics. 16 Frequest Asked Questions (FAQs) on How to Buy Fashion Items for Women at Affordable Rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng. 17 Conclusion. 19
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The first step is to visit the official website of ileoja.ng. Simply open your preferred web browser and type in "ileoja.ng
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2. Create an Account
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" button on the homepage and click on it. Fill in the required details, such as your name, email address, and password. Once you've completed the registration process, you'll have your own personal account on ileoja.ng.
3. Explore the Product Categories
Now that you have an account, it's time to start exploring the wide range of fashion items available on ileoja.ng. The website offers various product categories, including clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, and more. Click on the desired category to browse through the available options.
4. Refine Your Search
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5. Check Product Details
Before making a purchase, it's essential to carefully review the product details. Click on the item you're interested in to access its dedicated page. Here, you will find information about the product's materials, sizing, availability, and customer reviews. Take the time to read through this information to make an informed decision.
6. Add to Cart
Once you've found a fashion item that meets your requirements, click on the "Add to Cart" button. This will add the item to your virtual shopping cart, allowing you to continue browsing for more products or proceed to the checkout process.
7. Proceed to Checkout
When you're ready to complete your purchase, click on the shopping cart icon at the top of the website. Review the items in your cart and ensure that everything is correct. You can also apply any applicable discount codes or vouchers at this stage. Then, click on the "Checkout" button to proceed.
8. Enter Shipping Details
During the checkout process, you'll be prompted to enter your shipping details. Provide accurate information, including your name, address, phone number, and any other required details. Double-check the information to avoid any shipping mishaps.
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ileoja.ng offers various secure payment options to choose from. Select your preferred payment method, such as debit card, credit card, or bank transfer. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the payment process securely.
10. Place Your Order
After successfully completing the payment, review your order summary one last time. If everything looks good, click on the "Place Order" button to finalize your purchase. You will receive a confirmation email with the details of your order.
Congratulations! You have successfully purchased a fashion item for women at an affordable rate in Nigeria on ileoja.ng. Now, all that's left to do is sit back, relax, and wait for your stylish new purchase to arrive at your doorstep.
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Why Sell Fashion Items for Women on ileoja.ng?
In today's digital age, online marketplaces have revolutionized the way we buy and sell products. One such platform that has gained significant popularity is ileoja.ng. With its wide range of fashion items for women, ileoja.ng offers a lucrative opportunity for sellers to showcase their products to a vast customer base. In this article, we will explore the reasons why selling fashion items for women on ileoja.ng can be a rewarding venture for aspiring entrepreneurs and established businesses alike.
Wide Customer Reach
One of the primary advantages of selling fashion items on ileoja.ng is the platform's extensive customer reach. With a large user base and a growing number of visitors each day, ileoja.ng provides sellers with the opportunity to showcase their products to a wide audience. This increased visibility can significantly boost the chances of making sales and expanding your customer base.
When it comes to selling fashion items for women, it is crucial to reach the right audience. ileoja.ng caters specifically to individuals looking for trendy and affordable fashion options. By listing your products on this platform, you can target customers who are already interested in purchasing fashion items. This increases the likelihood of attracting potential buyers who are actively seeking the products you offer.
One of the key factors that contribute to the success of any online marketplace is its user-friendliness. ileoja.ng is designed to provide a seamless shopping experience for both buyers and sellers. The platform offers intuitive navigation, easy product listing tools, and efficient order management systems. Even if you are new to online selling, you can quickly adapt to the platform's interface and start listing your fashion items without any hassle.
Marketing and Promotional Support
Selling fashion items on ileoja.ng comes with the added advantage of marketing and promotional support. The platform invests in advertising campaigns and promotional activities to attract more customers. By listing your products on ileoja.ng, you can leverage the marketing efforts undertaken by the platform, thereby increasing your product visibility and sales potential. This saves you the time and resources required to market your products independently.
Secure and Trusted Platform
Trust and security are vital factors when it comes to online transactions. ileoja.ng prioritizes the safety and security of its users. The platform incorporates robust security measures to protect customer and seller information, ensuring a safe and trustworthy environment for conducting business. This sense of security helps build trust among buyers, leading to higher customer confidence and increased sales for sellers.
Seller Support and Assistance
As a seller on ileoja.ng, you can benefit from the platform's seller support and assistance. The dedicated support team is available to address any queries or concerns you may have throughout your selling journey. Whether you need help with product listings, order management, or resolving customer issues, the support team is just a message or call away. This level of assistance can be invaluable, particularly for sellers who are new to online selling.
Competitive Fees and Commissions
Selling fashion items on ileoja.ng is also financially rewarding. The platform offers competitive fees and commissions, allowing you to maximize your profits. With transparent pricing structures and reasonable commission rates, you can ensure that your hard-earned revenue remains intact while taking advantage of the platform's extensive customer base and marketing efforts.
Seamless Order Fulfillment
Efficient order fulfillment is crucial for customer satisfaction and repeat business. ileoja.ng streamlines the order fulfillment process, making it easier for sellers to manage their inventory and promptly ship products to customers. The platform provides clear guidelines and tools for tracking orders, generating shipping labels, and managing returns or exchanges. This streamlined process minimizes potential errors and ensures a smooth customer experience.
Factors to Consider When Selling Fashion Items for Women
Selling fashion items for women can be a profitable and rewarding venture. However, the fashion industry is highly competitive, and it's essential to consider various factors to ensure the success of your business. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or an established seller, this article will explore the key factors to consider when selling fashion items for women. By understanding and implementing these factors, you can effectively navigate the market and maximize your chances of success.
Target Market Analysis
Before diving into selling fashion items for women, it's crucial to conduct a thorough analysis of your target market. Understand the preferences, needs, and purchasing behaviors of your potential customers. Consider factors such as age group, style preferences, price range, and geographical location. This analysis will help you tailor your product offerings to meet the specific demands of your target market, ensuring higher customer satisfaction and increased sales.
The fashion industry is ever-evolving, with new trends emerging regularly. Staying up-to-date with the latest fashion trends is essential when selling fashion items for women. Conduct thorough trend research to identify popular styles, colors, patterns, and materials. This knowledge will guide your product selection and help you offer trendy and in-demand fashion items to your customers. Stay connected with fashion publications, influencers, and industry events to stay ahead of the curve.
Quality and Durability
In the competitive fashion market, quality and durability are key factors that can set your products apart. Invest in sourcing high-quality materials and work with reliable manufacturers and suppliers. Ensure that your fashion items are well-crafted, durable, and capable of withstanding regular wear and tear. Delivering quality products will earn you a reputation for excellence and encourage repeat purchases and positive word-of-mouth referrals.
Setting the right price for your fashion items is crucial for sales success. Consider factors such as production costs, market demand, competition, and perceived value when determining your pricing strategy. Striking a balance between affordability and profitability is essential. Conduct market research to understand the price range for similar fashion items in the market. Offer competitive prices that appeal to your target market while ensuring your business remains profitable.
Branding and Differentiation
In a crowded marketplace, effective branding and differentiation are essential for standing out from the competition. Develop a strong brand identity that resonates with your target market. Craft a unique selling proposition (USP) that highlights the distinctive features of your fashion items. Whether it's the use of sustainable materials, innovative designs, or a specific niche focus, find ways to differentiate your brand and create a memorable impression on your customers.
Online Presence and Marketing
In today's digital age, having a strong online presence is crucial for the success of your fashion business. Create a visually appealing and user-friendly website or online store to showcase your fashion items. Utilize social media platforms to engage with your audience, share product updates, and create a community around your brand. Implement effective digital marketing strategies such as search engine optimization (SEO), content marketing, influencer collaborations, and targeted online advertisements to increase brand visibility and attract customers.
Customer Experience and Service
Providing an exceptional customer experience is vital for customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. Ensure that your customers have a seamless shopping experience, from browsing your fashion items to making a purchase and receiving their orders. Offer multiple communication channels for customer inquiries and support. Provide detailed product descriptions, accurate sizing charts, and high-quality product images. Promptly address customer concerns and provide efficient after-sales service, including hassle-free returns and exchanges.
Efficient inventory management is crucial for maintaining a steady supply of fashion items and avoiding stockouts or excess inventory. Implement inventory management systems that allow you to track product quantities, monitor sales trends, and make informed purchasing decisions. Regularly analyze your inventory data to identify popular products, slow-moving items, and seasonal trends. This data-driven approach will help you optimize your inventory and ensure a healthy balance between supply and demand.
Feedback and Adaptation
Listening to customer feedback and adapting your strategies accordingly is a key factor in the long-term success of your fashion business. Encourage customers to provide reviews and ratings for your fashion items. Pay attention to both positive and negative feedback, as they offer valuable insights into customer preferences and areas for improvement. Use this feedback to refine your product offerings, enhance your customer experience, and adapt your marketing strategies.
When is the Best Time to Sell Fashion Items for Women on ileoja.ng?
Timing plays a crucial role in the success of any business, and selling fashion items for women on ileoja.ng is no exception. While the online marketplace offers opportunities throughout the year, there are specific periods when sales tend to soar. In this article, we will explore the best times to sell fashion items for women on ileoja.ng. By understanding these optimal periods, you can strategically plan your inventory, marketing campaigns, and promotions to maximize your sales potential.
One of the key factors to consider when determining the best time to sell fashion items for women is the seasonal trends. Fashion preferences and needs change with each season, and aligning your product offerings with these trends can significantly impact your sales. For example, during the spring and summer months, customers are likely to be looking for lightweight dresses, sandals, and vibrant accessories. In contrast, fall and winter call for cozy sweaters, boots, and cold-weather essentials. By adjusting your inventory and marketing strategies to match the seasonal demands, you can attract more customers and generate higher sales.
Festive and Holiday Seasons
Festive and holiday seasons are known to be prime selling periods for fashion items. Events such as Christmas, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day, and other cultural and religious celebrations create a surge in consumer spending. During these times, people are more inclined to purchase new outfits, accessories, and gifts. Capitalize on these festive seasons by offering special promotions, discounts, and themed collections. Plan your inventory and marketing campaigns well in advance to ensure you have a diverse range of fashion items that cater to the specific needs and desires of customers during these celebratory periods.
Fashion Weeks and Events
Fashion weeks and events are significant milestones in the fashion industry, attracting attention from fashion enthusiasts, influencers, and media outlets. These events showcase the latest collections and set trends for the upcoming seasons. As a seller on ileoja.ng, it is advantageous to align your product releases and promotions with these fashion weeks and events. Capitalize on the buzz and excitement generated during these times to increase brand visibility and attract customers who are eager to stay on-trend.
Back-to-School and College Season
Another opportune time to sell fashion items for women on ileoja.ng is during the back-to-school and college season. As students prepare to start a new academic year, they often seek new clothing and accessories to make a stylish impression. This period presents a great opportunity to target young customers who are looking for trendy and affordable fashion items. Offer special promotions, discounts, and student-friendly collections to attract this demographic and increase your sales.
Special Occasions and Weddings
Special occasions such as weddings, parties, and formal events create a demand for elegant and sophisticated fashion items. These events often require attendees to dress up and make a fashion statement. As a seller on ileoja.ng, you can leverage this demand by curating a collection specifically tailored to special occasions. Offer a wide range of formal dresses, evening gowns, accessories, and shoes that cater to various tastes and budgets. Promote your special occasion collection ahead of the event season to capture the attention of customers planning their outfits in advance.
Sales and Clearance Events
While it's essential to focus on peak selling periods, it's equally important to capitalize on sales and clearance events throughout the year. ileoja.ng and other online marketplaces often host sales events such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday, end-of-season sales, and flash sales. These events create a sense of urgency and excitement among customers, driving them to make impulse purchases. Participating in these events by offering discounts and special deals can help you attract bargain-seeking customers and clear out excess inventory.
Customer Behavior and Analytics
To determine the best time to sell fashion items for women on ileoja.ng, it's essential to analyze customer behavior and data. Utilize analytics tools to track customer engagement, website traffic, and sales patterns. Identify trends in customer browsing and purchasing behavior to understand when your target audience is most active. Use this data to schedule promotions, product releases, and marketing campaigns during the times when customer engagement and conversions are highest.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on How to Buy Fashion Items for Women at Affordable Rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng
Here are some frequently asked questions about buying fashion items for women at affordable rates in Nigeria on ileoja.ng:
- Is ileoja.ng a reliable platform for buying fashion items?
Absolutely! ileoja.ng is a trusted and reliable online marketplace that prioritizes customer satisfaction. They have a reputation for offering high-quality fashion items at affordable rates, making them a go-to destination for fashion enthusiasts in Nigeria.
- Can I return or exchange a fashion item purchased from ileoja.ng?
Yes, ileoja.ng has a return and exchange policy in place. If you're not satisfied with your purchase or need a different size or color, you can initiate a return or exchange request within the specified timeframe. Make sure to carefully read the terms and conditions of the policy for a hassle-free experience.
- Are there any discounts or promotional offers available on ileoja.ng?
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2023.06.07 13:52 djinro Hooked.
I bought the cheapest complete set I could find (TopFlite, $280 for 10 clubs and a bag) and played my first round of golf yesterday.
Had maybe 3-4 decent shots, the rest were trash. It was hot. I got sunburned. Went through 5 balls. Shot a 116.
And. Had. A. Blast.
What a game!
PS - How long should I expect those clubs to last me?
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2023.06.07 13:50 CanidPsychopomp The Sopranos and my fucking life story
So anyway if you don't wanna listen, fuck you. I gotta coupla tree tings to say.
First of all I wanna make clear to alla youse that I bin in this thing FROM THE BEGINNING. First fucking episode, first fucking day alright? I recognised the potential from the start. So don't be giving me no attitude.
What it is, is that this fucking show, this fuck tv progrum has reflected and predicted some bits of my life, and maybe not just by chance but because of a couple dumb choices I made. Or maybe I'm the one who needs to get my head examined, I don't know. Paging Dr Melfi! Fuck that, I couldn't afford her pass me another Zoloft wouldya?
So anyway back where I'm from I got involved in a coupla things, nothing heavy, took a few risks. Never faced no consequences. Then I met this girl. Madone! From the first I was smitten. Thick curly black hair, dark eyes and an ass to die for. My thing was kinda windin down and I was ready for pastures new so we upped and moved back where she's from. Now this is Spain. These muthafuckas don't got things organised the way they do in Italy, but believe you me behind the scenes there's a lot going on. None of that interested me however, I was going straight and that was that. For the most part.
But the fucking family. Now my own family are a shitshow in their own right, but I walked right into a whole thing here.
Let me start with my jagoff brother-in-law. This stoogatz was a lazy fucking chifosa gavone, and a complete bullshit artist to boot. When I met him he seemed to make a living by doing some shit in nightclubs, who knows. He was always with the stories, how he was with a crew of mulignans in London, how he was tight with the Bulgarians that ran all the doors in the city, how he'd been a bodyguard when he was in the army. I didn't give a fuck. All bullshit as far as anyone could tell. So anyway, this is maybe 2002, 2002 and I start buying up the DVD boxsets when they come out. You remember them? You kids these days got know idea how it was back then. I was sick of listening to this motherfucker so I lend the cunt the season 1 box set. Mistake.
Thing is the stoonad really, and I mean really started to identify with it. First of all it was Livia. I mean the asshole was not wrong- his own mother, my mother-in-law, yeah, she was a Livia. God rest her soul she's gone now and there isn't a day I'm not thankful.
Then he watched the episode where Chris and Brendan jack the truck, and fuck me if he doesn't start telling me the very next week how him and his crew jacked a truckload of watches or some shit over the weekend. I just looked at him straight-faced while he tells me THE FUCKING EPISODE but with him as main character. He doesn't bat a fucking eylid, I think, this cunt is deranged, he's fucking loonytunes. I get the impression that while he's telling it, he's really believing it.
Anyway he goes from bad to worse but I'll get onto that.
But now my fucking fawtha-in-law. I mean this guy is a piece of work too. At times he's not around much in those days, as he can't spend all that much time around Livia before he fucks off to Florida, I mean Malaga, or the islands where he's got like two whole other families. This guy made a fuckton of money in the 80s and 90s somehow- I mean, he had legitimate businesses but there was some connected stuff going on too. They ran clubs and parties, and had close friends who did too, and there was even a couple of things about helping out some pretty high up people with looking after associates and stuff at critical moments. Colombians and Gallicians (they are up on the far north west coast and in those days they were bringing it all in that way). But by this time 2000 and whatever, he's past that for the most part, though he still was doing a bit of beach lookout stuff down south and hanging out with some questionable characters for a while. He's the type you know, he can be funny and charming and entertaining, but by and large he's just a fucking toxic narcissist. Used to be a tough guy, but to be honest in Spain they are more about talking about violence than actually doing it. Anyway, muthafucka pointed a gun at me twice, threatened to kill me one time. By this time my wife and I had built a house on the family compound, so after that he had to go away as far as I was concerned. Where I come from you make a threat you gotta be prepared to go through with or face the consequences as if you were gonna. Spanish people talk to much but I'm form where I'm from. So he was gone again, for a few years, till his goomars or whatever the fuck you wanna call them got sick of him and he put the feelers out to be able to come back. I gotta say, the family worked on me and I gave him a pass. We got drunk and high together a coupla tree times and worked it out, for a few years anyways.
So to the fucking brother-in-law. He gives me a ride one time in this car. Cracks open a hiddenc compartment he's got under the glove box, pulls out a pistol. Now this isn't the USA, where that shit is normal. Who knows, maybe it was fake. He's still living in some shithole apartment and from what I can tell conning women into paying for his lifestyle. Who the fuck knows it's all bullshit anyway, but things are obviously moving along for him. One time some friends visit for the weekend and he's around. They need to go to the airport in the morning and he says he going that way and can take them. I warn them they'll be better off taking the train but they go with him anyway. He shows up in full military uniform. Now this asshole did legitmiamtely spend a coulple of years in the military, but he shows up dressed as a major or a general or some shit. In the car on the way my friends are terrified as he drives at about 120mph all the way, weaving in and out of traffic, and all the time he never shuts up. Guy speaks ok English. He tells them how he's in the special forces, and he's getting a helicopter to Afghanistan to do some top secret shit, then coming back the same day. Some fucking helicopter. Turns out he's actually running some con on some poor woman in airport security. Another my brother comes over, he's only like 18 or something. Felipe (my b-i-l) invites him out clubbing. He's clearly at least a little connected as they waltz into every club straight past the line and sit in the VIP area drinking rum and cokes and doing lines. Another time another brother of mine is over (there's a few of us, my dad was Irish and he put it about). Felipe shows up ready for a night out, dressed in black suit, black shirt and some fucking blood red shiny tie, shiny shoes and all. Now me and my brother have had a drink or two, smoked a couple joints already (we went out a nearly got in a fight with some lesbians later that night) and anyway he's a bit of a roughneck fucker. Spent a couple years in the can too, later on. My brother-in-law is trying to be funny, I'm ignoring him, he makes some racist joke which my brother isn't into so he looks him in the eye and asks 'why the fuck you dressed like an extra from a gangster movie?' Fucking stoonad soon leaves. Another time he's like come up to my apartment, and he pulls out a big bag of coke and offers it to me. We do a couple lines, it's junk, no good shit like it always is here and I'm about over that stuff by now anyway, but I spent a while in Colombia and I can hold my own. He tells me he has it because someone owed him money and they gave him it in lieu after having to threaten the guy, so I think huh ok you talk a good game motherfucker let's see what you do. I think my wife is away with the baby at her sister's at this point maybe, at least that's how I wanna remember it. Anyway this shit is cut to fuck and not that strong so I think I'm gonna make the biggest fucking lines and see if we can do all of it and see if he makes a fuss. He makes a noise a couple times but doesn't try and stop me.
At this point I pretty much think it's all just basically cosplay. But then shit gets real. We get a call that he's arrested, locked up. And it's not just some bullshit either. The guy played the lead role in a stick up, dressed as police. The story goes the person they were sticking up was also connected, but I don't know. Anyway he gets caught and the rest of the crew don't, and he spends like three years in jail. His girlfriend comes over night of, telling me all kinds of tall tales, asking me to go with her to his apartment to pick up some shit the next day cos she's afraid to go on her own. My wife's away at this point down at the house by the shore with the kids, and I think about trying something but think nah fuck it, it'll be more hassle than it's worth.
When he comes out, I think he knows he aint got the stones for the carcelary experience really. The one time I go visit him he's got a black eye. Slipped in the shower, he says. I give him Goodfellas, Scarface and The French Connection to watch in there. When he comes out he sets up in the building trade, which is a pretty good way to rip people off if you know how. This goes on for years, he even manages to rip me off at one point but I stiff him on some of what he wants from me so I guess it works out even.
So it's years later. I'm just a working joe basically. We are still on the family compound. The father-in-law is there too, but in another building a little ways away, and my sister in law is also there. We've built a granny flat for Livia, but she doesn't get much time to enjoy it. We're away at the beach and we get the call that my other brother in law has found her floating in the pool. A stroke. Unsurprising really with the way she enjoyed a daily mix of uppers and downers.
Motherfucking Felipe tries to shake us down straightaway. The property was in Livia's sole name, for various legal reasons and her dying really made the shit hit the fan. We tell him fuck you. This is like 4 years ago now, maybe 5.
Since then motherfucker has snitched on the property for whatever the fuck- nothing here was ever exactly legit and up to code, but there's usually ways around stuff unless some motherfucker meddles. Has tried to, pretended to be going to run us down with his car. Has made sundry threats and calumnies to anyone willing to listen. So one night he shows up when we are celebrating something or other round a fire out by the woods. He gets into an argument with my wife and says some things he shouldn't, so I get up in his face and tell him to watch his mouth. He pushes me, like a fucking playground fight, and bad luck I fall back over the picnic table we got set up there. I get up an my wife and fucking daughter, who's like 18 by now are up in his face and he starts pushing them so I punch him in the face. Not a good shot, I'd been drinking 18 year old scotch all night. Mayhem, other guys there separate all of us but he keeps on screaming and raging. One point I pick up an empty vodka bottle but I don't do nothing with it. People manage to push him away, get him to his car but he keep screaming how he's gonna kill me, one time he'll find me on my own down the track (we've got more than a mile of rough country road to get to the compound). The highlight is I'm gonna get put in the trunk, he's had people in the trunk of his car for less. Oh and various slurs, anti-Northern European discrimination I call it.
This is all a couple years ago. Like I said I've got a few brothers. A couple of them we've always said anything heavy needs doing we'll be there for one another. Like I said, one of them did a couple years in the can, another was in the forces for a while, been under fire, shot a couple or tree bad guys in his time.
But I aint done shit, and he aint done shit neither. I sometimes think if I'd a realised the true point of the show that I'd'a run a mile way back when. Or if at least I hadn't lent the motherfucker my box set, things might coulda gone another way.
Fuck it, it's all a big nothing anyways.
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2023.06.07 13:47 SourcerBot In destroying Ukraine's dams, Putin is following in Stalin's footsteps
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The destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine, seemingly by Russian forces, is being called the largest man-made disaster in Europe since Chernobyl in 1986, unleashing a flood of water across the war zone and putting more than 80 settlements, and 16,000 people, in danger. The decision of Stalin’s secret police to blow up the Zaporizhzhia dam in 1941 – only 150 kilometres away from Kakhovka and now the site of the synonymous nuclear power plant – is believed to have killed somewhere between 20,000 and 100,000 people. The EU has accused Russia of “barbaric aggression”, yet the fact is Volodymyr Zelensky warned back in October that the Russians had mined the dam and called for international observers to attend the site. Francis Dearnley is Assistant Comment Editor and one of the presenters of The Telegraph’s daily ‘Ukraine: The Latest’ podcast Keep reading with 3 related articles:
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2023.06.07 13:45 Familiar_Ad_5105 Round 12! Only 3 spots left
2023.06.07 13:40 xstarfiish UFS/UFT! ✨ Trying to give these cuties a new home before donating. I use PayPal G&S and can ship within a day. Smoke free/Pet friendly home 🐱 Feel free to message if interested! 🥰
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2023.06.07 13:18 ReggieBasil LAST MAN STANDING 13 has been won, come and celebrate our champion, /u/suckmynewts!
LAST MAN STANDING 13 has found its champion, and that champion is the definitely not an alt of some regular user, suckmynewts
The extensive post history of suckmynewts
sends one into a paternal glow as one admires their growth through the sub, contributing substantively season in season out.
navigated 14 rounds of torrid tipping, with many rounds seeing off more than half of our users. The users only made it four or so rounds post having a life this year, it was tough as.
Yes there's a LMS 14 this year, with a usual twist, keep your eye out after State Of Origin 2
For the VICTOR of 2022's edition of Last Man Standing we have the prize of a shiny new /NRL jersey!
Tips by user Round 14
|user ||tip |
|Fattdaddy21 ||Wests Tigers |
|suckmynewts ||Penrith |
| ||users ||correct ||incorrect ||% ||eliminated ||still alive ||with both lives |
|R1 ||768 ||251 ||403 ||38% ||0 ||768 ||251 |
|R2 ||768 ||174 ||411 ||30% ||403 ||365 ||62 |
|R3 ||365 ||162 ||120 ||57% ||175 ||190 ||34 |
|R4 ||190 ||128 ||39 ||77% ||53 ||137 ||25 |
|R5 ||137 ||89 ||42 ||68% ||40 ||97 ||17 |
|R6 ||97 ||43 ||54 ||44% ||45 ||52 ||8 |
|R7 ||52 ||39 ||9 ||81% ||12 ||40 ||7 |
|R8 ||40 ||36 ||4 ||90% ||3 ||37 ||6 |
|R9 ||37 ||19 ||18 ||51% ||17 ||20 ||5 |
|R10 ||20 ||9 ||11 ||45% ||11 ||9 ||1 |
|R11 ||9 ||9 ||0 ||100% ||0 ||9 ||1 |
|R12 ||9 ||3 ||6 ||33% ||6 ||3 ||0 |
|R13 ||3 ||2 ||1 ||66% ||1 ||2 ||0 |
|R14 ||2 ||1 ||1 ||50% ||1 ||1 ||0 |
Previous champions of /NRL's LAST MAN STANDING competitions: LMS 01 and inaugural winner tylerderhden LMS 02 and winner of the first "tip the margins" comp LateRegg LMS 03 and winner of the 2017 main comp Vectera LMS 04 second 2017 comp winner Cameronz LMS 05 main round 2018 winner attackclown LMS 06 and 2018/19 off season champion wizardchips LMS 07 and our 2019 LMS champ Doombadger LMS 08 our second comp and GF winner NigellusWolf LMS 09 and Covid19 part 1 champ D0NNIE-DANKO LMS 10 the Hard Mode winner Karlossalot LMS 11 and our Underdog story victor smilingface2 LMS 12 champion and the first post covid victor addaus16
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2023.06.07 13:11 ggSwindles Building my first deck, any advice is appreciated
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Hello, I'm aiming for a ramp deck.
This deck is composed of 10 ramp cards, and 8 tech and point slam cards.
Gameplan: Intentionally lose the first or 2nd round, while building up your recurring power. While losing, I'm aiming to save the point slam cards in hand and play all the low power ramp cards.
What I love about this kind of deck is the slow buildup of frustration my enemy gets as the rounds go by. I think that most decks at my level is averaging around 200 to 300 per turn. The strength of my deck is that I completely control when I want to lose or not, compared to the average deck.
The deck below is something I am aiming for, while my current deck is somewhat a lower version of the cards I haven't unlocked.
At rounds 4 to 5, I should be able to play 400 to 550 per turn.
The downside of this deck is that I feel like it's simply a meme/non optimal deck. "Pure decks" like sharks deck, bird decks or something like that easily play for 400 to 500 per turn with minimal setup irrespective of the current league. And that's something I also hate about the AI decks, even when progressing through the ranks, sometimes AI decks can't even play 200 point consistently, leaving me unable to gauge how strong rank 5 should be.
There could also be draw sequences where I could easily lose from the get-go so there's that's a big minus as well.
Deck explanation: Ramp Cards:
Lich - 30/20/10 Anubis - 20 Snow Queen - 20 Helen Keller - 15 Diamonds - 12 Winchester Rifle - 10 Krampus - 10 Veil Nebula - 10 Amelia Earhart - 8 Clouded Leopard - 4+1
Tech cards: (I don't know what to call this in CUE terms) Indigo Milk Cap - Almost as strong as Lich as long as I get to hold it. I only play these when I get stuck with early non-ramp cards.
Hibiscus - Free points because some ramp cards have less than 40 power. Plays for around 77 but the cards on the left get to keep the 40 points.
Dark Web - I think this plays for 337 and generally is one of the strongest cards in the game.
Yeti - has a +5 ramp and helps win the turn when paired with other points card. Black Knight - plays for 170 according to condition. You'll be trailing most of the time anyway. Hammerhead Shark - plays for 133 but is a permanent -10 to 5 cards. I hate this card so much. Godzilla - ramps by itself and has a huge starting power. HD 189733 B - 160/110 points easy.
I think that something like bobbit worm, or eros could fit here when I optimize it further, but I still have to learn more about the cards in the game.
I'm new to the game and have just played since last week. I would like to know more about recurring points - ramp deck. Any advice on what other cards fit in this is appreciated.
I've also been trading favorable trades (to the receiver) just to get ahold of some cards here and I always get consistently declined. Any advices on how to trade as well? Are some of the cards I don't have here have some sort of high value in the trading market?
2023.06.07 13:04 Odd-Rule926 Storing beans
Probably this has already been discussed to death before but curious how everyone here stores their beans? I tend to get beans that are no more than 4-6 weeks from their roasting date but have issues with them slowly drying as time goes on, especially in the winter when heaters tend to dry the air more. This leads me to slowly grind finer as the bag of beans is consumed over time to account for loss of humidity.
What are the best practices to keep beans as fresh as possible?
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2023.06.07 12:41 Meaning-Plenty O’ Pir Panchal
After remaining invincible and impregnable for centuries, the mighty Pir Panchal is witnessing enormous developmental activity for a new expressway, a challenging railway line and most of the dam-fed hydropower projects involving an investment of tens of thousands of crores. At places, this is triggering the fragile range to cave in at the cost of homes and livelihoods of age-old villages, a situation that experts believe could have been avoided with better pre-feasibility studies and sophisticated project implementation, reports Masood Hussain
Anticipated for years, finally, the increased incidence of land subsidence and sinking in the Pir Panchal Mountains is Jammu and Kashmir’s new normal. The young fragile and unstable mountain range separating Kashmir from the rest of the world is in news frequently as the slopes housing small habitations for centuries are caving in.
On February 19, 2023, around 16 structures of Duksar Dalwa (Duksar Dal), a hamlet almost 45 km uphill from Ramban, suffered serious damage as the land caved in. It crippled road connectivity between Gool and Ramban where almost 500 meters developed cracks, tripped the electric supply and snapped the water supply. Three homes developed cracks forcing authorities to shift the impacted population to safer areas.
Officials said while they are working overtime to resume power and water supplies, they are also improving the Dharam-Salballa road to make it an alternative supply route to the “literally disconnected” area. In the sinking village, the official encouraged the residents to move swiftly to safer spots. For residents, however, the gradual 3-day sinking was a painful watch of their life earnings slowly cracking up and becoming black holes over hills.
It started with a crater that widened to almost 500 meters during two nights, making almost everything around unsafe, unstable and life-threatening. A mosque, Darsgah, the village seminary and the village graveyard were destroyed. Residents quickly exhumed a recently buried body and laid it to rest at a “safe” place.
Officials who visited the spot said the village’s agriculture fields were rendered useless, pushing residents into poverty. They lost homes and their livelihoods too.
The Duksar erasing came less than a fortnight after Doda lost a cluster of houses to a similar instance on February 3, 2023. Located on the foothills on the road to Kishtwar near Thathri, nearly 35 km from Doda, the volunteers, residents and government officials had to quickly shift 117 members of 19 families as the patch of slope housing the Nai Basti cluster gave in within three days. A total of 21 structures cracked and became unsafe.
Horrific Tunnel Collapse
The last horrific tragedy took place on May 19, 2022, when the workers were digging into an adit (minor access to the T3 tunnel) near Khooni Nalla at Ramsu’s Makerkot area. It collapsed over them killing ten workers including two local residents and eight Nepalese labourers. The tragedy struck during the day amid incessant rain but still, only two persons could be rescued alive.
The workers were on the challenging stretch of the national highway between Digdole and Khooni Nallah, which is otherwise notorious for frequent landslides and shooting stones due to fragile geology. It was part of the twin-tube tunnel that would connect Digdole to Panthyal and was implemented by Ceigall India Limited in a JV with Patel Engineering Limited. (The contractor has been imposed a heavy fine.)
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) that has taken over the Jammu Srinagar national highway from Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a few years back, is constructing at least five tunnels to bypass the highway’s 3-km “killer’’ stretch from Panthyal to Makerkote. Tunnel T3 is part of this intervention.
Unlike the rest of the highway, the 36-km Banihal Ramban stretch has been the most challenging one and that is why it is still under implementation. On this stretch are six “killer spots” located on a 14-km road stretch and NHAI intends to spend Rs 2000 crore to manage this. Implementation of this would offer some safety from frequent halts owing to shooting stones at Marog, Panthial, Digdol and Battery Chashma.
Implementation of these projects is triggering crises for the localities living around them. As many as 13 houses in Sujmatana village near Ramsu were literally devastated. The round-the-clock blasting for the tunnel projects and cutting work made these houses inhospitable after they developed cracks. Most of them have left their unsafe homes and migrated elsewhere. Though officials are looking into the crisis since 2017, it is yet to be settled.
On August 4, 2022, 36 families had a providential escape when their Bassan village in Reasi became the casualty of sinking and erosion at the same time. Without any notice, landslides carried down boulders and muck that crashed the houses and put the agriculture fields out of sight. It was so abrupt, villages said, that they had no time to take their belongings along.
Officials admitted that almost 60 kanals of land sank as another 400 kanals patch was rendered useless. Almost all the fruit trees, mostly walnut and apricot, were engulfed in mud. Almost 200 meters of a PMGSY road was also downthrown by around 25 meters from its actual alignment.
The earlier worst case was reported from Dalwas when on March 28, 2020, the residents fled when their homes and fields were literally buried by landslides. Almost 40 households were impacted.
The village has been there for ages and never experienced any such threat. Then one day it literally disappeared. Residents alleged that being away from Srinagar and Jammu, deep into the mountains they hardly were reported. At one point in time when they wanted to protest, authorities invoked Covid19 concerns to prevent it.
Over the years, the government response has remained unchanged. Once the reports land that spots are sinking, they as the first quick reaction, send cops, paramilitary, SDRF and revenue officials to oversee and, in most cases, extend help in quick evacuations. In stage two, the respective Deputy Commissioner writes to geologists and the Department of Geology and Mining and, off late, to the Geological Survey of India, who rush their experts to these spots. In the subsequent few days, they study the local rock formations and submit reports, part of which goes to newspapers and by and large the files get closed.
At the same time, files start rolling about relief and rehabilitation. It takes its own time. In many cases, people who lose their homes and livelihoods are yet to be properly rehabilitated.
Invariably, the policymakers and the administrators avoid two vital ingredients of the story – the assessments that the local populations make about the crisis they land in and the wider angle that remains unchanged across the Pir Panchal range.
Affected populations are unwilling to accept that these crises are natural. They see them as man-made disasters. Raqeeb Wani, a former Sarpanch of Daskar Dalwa told The Telegraph that his village’s erasing is directly linked to the construction of two railway tunnels downhill, that would link a 3km rail track between Sangaldan and Chaddi. He attributed it to the “continuous blasting” that loosens the soil and adds to the instability of the mountain.
“A few years ago, we had a similar disaster in Sangaldan a few years ago when an entire market caved in,” Wani was quoted as saying. “That also was owing to the railway project.”
In the case of Dalwas, for instance, a former lawmaker from Ramban Ashok Kumar Dogra said the “unscientific planning” of the widening of the national highway is responsible. “The highway authorities started excavation of the road from beneath the village without raising any wall on the side of the village. As no concrete measures were taken by the NHAI to protect the village and debris was also disposed of at the same place, the tragedy was bound to happen and the houses collapsed and the village sank,” Dogra told Outlook. “I will not call it a natural disaster. It was the unplanned construction that destabilised the soil of the whole area, leading to its sinking.”
Right to A Road
Pir Panchal mountain range has remained literally invincible and technically impregnable for centuries. It took decades of thought process and a lot of resources to lay a foot track between Jammu and Srinagar, to have an alternative to Mughal Road. Known to history as the Banihal Cart Road, it was difficult and always retained by Dogra despots as a private route. It remained inaccessible to people till 1922. Till the Jawahar Tunnel was inaugurated, the road would pass over the Banihal pass, the abandoned remnants of which still exist.
This made Kashmir rely on the Jhelum Valley Road (JVR) as the main highway.
Almost 225 residents from 48 households who somehow survived the tragedy moved to another village and are still struggling to pick the threads of their lives. Though life has returned to the village, they are still fighting for an electric supply line and the rebuilding of the school building.
An Upcoming Railway
The road is just not the only thing that is happening deep inside the Pir Panchal mountain range. While the road is being upgraded, there is a railway project in an advanced stage of implementation.
Unlike the road that is being laid over the foothills not far away from the old alignment that also followed a foot track of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, the railway track is passing through a virgin area, part of which has not seen even a bus. For making rail reach Baramulla from Udhampur, the 272-km project is going to cost a whopping Rs 37012 crore of which more than ninety per cent has already been spent.
Work on JVR started in 1880 and was formally thrown open in September 1890, when Maharaja Partap Singh was driven through from Baramulla to Kohala. The construction of this gigantic road project was implemented by a major British Indian contractor M/S Spedding, Mitchell & Co and was overseen by different British engineers at different stretches. While General de Bourbel oversaw everything as the Chief Engineer Kashmir, it was Alexander Atkinsonmanagedmost of the road up to Chakoti (on the other side of LoC now) and a few parts on the Kashmir side; Farrant was in charge of construction between Chakotiand Baramulla; as EG Hebbert supervised its completion in November 1889. Resources apart, it cost too many lives. Between Chakoti and Baramulla, 54 Pathans were killed in four years. Besides, 20 lives were lost to snake bites.
Post-partition, the Banihal Road became arterial and pressure built with a surge in population and demand in Kashmir. For seven decades, this road bore the brunt of all the pressures of travel, demand and consumerism and gave in. The rise of the Kashmir apple added another pressure factor so did the security requirements.
Finally, a stage reached that the health of the national highway was directly linked to the economic well-being of Kashmir. This paved the way for the decision by the Government of India that distances need to be reduced and the highway must be improved so that commuters do not end up spending a day on a 300-km highway.
More than a decade after the first spadework, it is emerging as one of the best roads. There are three major tunnels that have skipped dangerous patches while reducing distance and uphill driving: a set of four small tunnels near Nandni with a combined length of 1.4 km; 9.2 km Chenani-Nashri tunnel has bypassed a gruelling uphill drive and 8.5 km Banihal-Qazigund tunnel is going to tame dangerous Banihal Pass forever.
Distance has dropped from 300 to 270 km and the travel time from 12 to around 5 hours. But the Banihal-Ramban stretch remains a challenge. Earlier, it was merely a technological crisis, now it is a serious ecological issue.
These villagers were fortunate in comparison to the Sadal hamlet of Udhampur which was buried under a massive mudslide at noon on September 6, 2014. Following incessant rains for many days, it triggered massive floods in Kashmir and the rest of the erstwhile state. As many as 41 residents from 65 households were killed by the wee hour mountain collapse that brought an almost 30-foot-thick blanket of rafted rock fragments mud, sludge and rubble.
The rail is already chugging between Udhampur and Katra (25 km) since July 2014, Baramulla to Qazigund (118 km) since October 2009; and Qazigund to Baramulla (18 km) since June 2013. This leaves the most challenging stretch of 111 km between Banihal and Katra to be implemented.
However, the cost of the track does not define the project. It is the work that details the challenge. Nearly 119 km of the entire track will pass through 38 tunnels, the longest of which is 12.77 km long.
What is interesting is that in the 111-km Banihal – Katra track, 97.42 km are tunnels and most of the rest are bridges. Railway officials have to do 163.82 km of tunnelling in total – 66.4 km are escape tunnels – to make the track possible. For making these tunnel spots accessible to men and machines, there is a network of 205 km of roads, which remain busy round the clock.
This track will have 37 bridges – totalling 7 km in length, including the iconic Chenab Bridge, which is tipped to be the highest railway bridge on earth. While this bridge is ready, the current focus is on the first cable-stayed railway bridge on Anji Khad.
With thousands of people working deep inside the mountains with basic cutting and blasting machinery a lot of activity is generated.
There were dozens of instances in which the portions of various tunnels collapsed resulting in either changing the alignment or repairing the damage and restoring the tunnel. In July 2006, an almost 3 km long tunnel on the Udhampur-Katra track gradually started sinking after massive soil swelling on the two ends making it unusable and thus delaying the project. Northern Railways later hired an Austrian consultant, Geo Consult International (GCI), to salvage the project after many years of delay. The causes of the damage were visible to even the then Chief Minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who said he saw “a river flowing under the tunnel”.
A number of tunnels between Katra and Sangaldan witnessed “abnormal” water discharge making construction a challenging task. In Sangladan, the managers were shocked when they saw a 500-meter track between two tunnels actually missing one fine morning. Reported in 2006, it destroyed a vast stretch of land on a slope housing as many as 100 structures besides over 400 meters of the road connecting Mahore and Gulabgarh.
In 2016 summer of 2016, authorities shifted 124 families – almost the entire village of Dharam, after the vast patch of land that housed the hamlet caved in within three months. Though the officials attributed it to natural reasons, the residents linked the unprecedented situation to the ongoing work on the railway line passing close to the village.
Oceans In Gorges
Piercing the Pir Panchal mountains for smooth, faster and better communication is just not the only thing happening in the region. Owing to the mighty Chenab, the region is Jammu and Kashmir’s powerhouse. More than 90 per cent of the hydropower potential is restricted to the region owing to the availability of water and enough space to construct dams within the mountain gorges. This has led to a situation where the region holds a massive amount of water in its dams.
The region’s tryst with power generation started late last century with the implementation of the 900-MW Salal power project in Reasi in 1978. The project’s 1.45 million cubic meter dam has created the Salal lake which has the capacity to retain more than 28 million cubic meters of water.
Then came the 390-MW Dul-Hasti Power Project near Kishtwar. It was followed by the 900-MW Baglihar power with 1.8 cubic meters of the dam and an additional reservoir capacity of 39.5 cubic meters – a facility that has created a huge water body in the mountain gorges between Chanderkote belt and Thathri to the extent that certain localities and infrastructures had to be relocated. Quite a few people still live in the highway town of Pul Doda.
The region has many other power projects at different stages of implementation. These include 850-MW Rattle, 100-MW Pakal Dul, 624-MW Kiru, 540-MW Kwar, 800-MW Bursar, and 930-MW Kirthai-II. This is an investment of tens of thousands of crore in mountain gorges on a single river within a river length of fewer than 100 km.
Baglihar is the only project that Jammu and Kashmir’s fully-owned JKSPDC owns. Chenab Valley Power Projects Ltd, a joint venture between JKSPDC and NHPC, India’s hydropower giant, is implementing four power projects – Pakal Dul, Kiru, Kwar and Karthia-II. Salal and Dul Hasti owned fully by NHPC and Ratle is being executed under a fresh JV with JKSPDC in which the latter holds 49 per cent stakes.
Stakes apart, hydropower stations are gigantic projects. These need huge spaces for water storage – even in the case of run-of-the-river schemes, and a lot of tunnelling. All projects have main tunnels, both head race and tail race, and then there are a lot of additional adits and small tunnels for servicing. Even though most of the tunnels and the dams are concrete structures, having such critical infrastructure usually triggers soil erosion and soil swellings too often. The 110-km Batote Kishtwar road has been ailing for all these years. Never in a year could it operate for all 365 days.
Cause versus Consequence?
Science has fundamentally opposed the idea of correlating causes with consequences especially when there is no plausible explanation. In the case of the Pir Panchal region, however, there are striking correlations. For most of recent history, land sliding has been happening around the national highway only. However, in the last decade, land subsidence is a routine and it is happening at all places where developmental activities are going on.
Bhaderwah town and its surroundings are witnessing “region-exclusive” tremors almost every year. In August 2022, there were 21 tremors, reaching up to 3.9 on the Richter scale. Such summer tremors have been there in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018. In fact, 2013 was harrowing as the earthquakes touched 5.8 on the Richter scale.
Land patches are caving in at spots closer to some kind of major developmental activity. This is as true with railway projects as it is in road widening projects. Certain spots caved in because works were implemented without a detailed study.
In Sangaldan, for instance, when the railway track collapsed, it was pointed out by geologist Prof GM Bhat that it had been built “on a fossil slide”, which failed to withstand the weight and crumbled down. “We knew it for decades but we were never consulted,” Bhat said. “In this part of the Himalayas, rock types change after every half a kilometre.”
A respected geologist, Bhat insists that developmental activities can take place in any space that is as fragile as Pir Panchal but it needs adequate pre-implementation study and proper implementation mechanism.
“In the four-laning of the highway, the crisis would have been manageable had there been least vertical cuts,” Bhat said. “Impounding so much of water (in power projects dams) within a small patch has the potential of inducing earthquakes.” He insists that the managers of the water projects must ensure better maintenance of the tunnels or these could become a serious crisis in future.
Bhat, however, sees society also going unruly. “In Banihal near the Mahu Mangat side, a hillock is a completely populated town now,” he said. “Has anybody tried to verify where the waste goes? Are we expecting a major crisis in the coming days when the hill will cave in because of seepage?”
The region is a risky belt given its fragile geology. The upcoming railway line is built over three major active geological fault lines: the Main Boundary Thrust (between Udhampur and Katra), the Muree Thrust (between Baglihar and Sangaldan) and the Panjal Thrust (between Digdol and Mahu Mangat). “I never say railway tracks cannot cross fault lines but I believe that had local expertise been involved, extensive fieldwork would have reduced the costs and perfected the alignment”. Entire Jammu and Kashmir is classified as seismic zone-V, the highest earthquake-prone area. CAG has already done a thick report on the resources that were wasted because of the geological surprises that erupted after various rail projects were implemented. Parts of the alignment were changed and completed works were abandoned.
A fault line actually passes through the centre of the Baghlihar dam and most other reservoirs are very close to the fault lines underneath. “A dam burst will be worse than the earthquake itself,” Bhat, who retired recently after heading the University of Jammu’s Geology Department for a long time, said. Interestingly, the area is reporting an increased incidence of cloudbursts, seen as an indicator of climate change. “One major cloudburst near a dam can trigger unprecedented devastation.”
One such cloudburst on July 28, 2021, almost decimated Honzer, a hamlet concealed within inaccessible mountains of remote Dacchan, killing 26 residents. The bodies of almost 18 of the victims were never found.
Many geologists who studied Dalwa fall attributed the land subsidence to water seepage, and extensive cutting of steep slopes. They have suggested a robust urban land use plan, a prerequisite for any activity, especially in hilly areas. https://kashmirlife.net/o-pir-panchal-vol-14-issue-49-311779/
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2023.06.07 12:40 MikeandSuch Question about the OBAS-12 bolt weight
Judging by this website https://10mmautocombat.wordpress.com/blowback-bolt-calculations/
the bolt weight for a 12 gauge should be around 4.2kg but the bolt that the OBAS-12 uses is only 1.8kg, I understand for open bolt guns it only has to be around half that 4.2kg but it still seems kind of sketchy to be 300g off.
Has anyone actually ever made this gun and verified that it is safe? I've never been able to find proof of its construction or existence other than the manual, it seems to be ironically a ghost gun.
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