Category: Culture

  • Why will the ‘Tank Man’ never ever die?

    Why will the ‘Tank Man’ never ever die?

      On June 5, 1989, the morning after the Chinese military violently suppressed the Tiananmen Square protests, this picture of the ‘Tank Man’ symbolic of David and Goliath sent shockwaves throughout the entire world. The sheer strength of this photo — one unarmed man, alone and helpless against several tanks — struck a chord with the […]

  • Why can’t the world hold China responsible for Human Rights abuses?

    Why can’t the world hold China responsible for Human Rights abuses?

    When it comes to human rights abuses, no other country in the world flexes its muscles with such aggression and callousness as China. From the Mao era to this day, the people of China do not have a sense of what true liberty is. One of the most sinister regimes on this planet is undoubtedly […]

  • Exploring the Cultures and Customs of Mexico

    Exploring the Cultures and Customs of Mexico

    In the far south of North America, lies a country of rich ethnicity and vibrant cultures. Mexico. Native cultures do not bound it, but an amalgamation of many ancient cultures and migrants from different migrants of the yesteryears. Mexico has a vibe of being a hippie, Hispanic, and a country of ethnic origin.  Its rustic […]

  • Republished | Exploring Dubai (Part 2) – Culture & Customs

    Republished | Exploring Dubai (Part 2) – Culture & Customs

    Originally published on May 12, 2018 Other articles by Lauren The City of Gold is home to many people with different backgrounds and ethnicities – it was my home too for the hottest two years of my life. Where I learned how to expertly apply make-up that didn’t slide off my face, survive daily heatstroke, […]

  • Republished | Exploring Dubai (Part 1) | Food Culture

    Republished | Exploring Dubai (Part 1) | Food Culture

    Originally published on March 11, 2018 Other articles by Lauren Food Culture in Dubai The City of Gold. My home in the dessert for two glorious, sweltering years. The place where I met the love of my life, turned some strangers into friends, and also where I realized how much I loved food. Habibi – […]

  • Republished | Some Practical Tips for Beginners in Meditation

    Republished | Some Practical Tips for Beginners in Meditation

    Originally published on January 16, 2018 People have all kinds of notions about meditation, that it is for people who are old and you can never ever meditate calmly when you are living in the everyday world of hustle and bustle. Meditation helps you to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more […]

  • Republished | Just remember 4-7-8 to fall off to sleep

    Republished | Just remember 4-7-8 to fall off to sleep

    Originally Published on January 16, 2018 Just remember 4-7-8 to fall off to sleep Sleep Deprivation is one thing that plagues modern man, young or old. The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise pioneered by Arizona based Dr Andrew Weil, will have you snoozing in 60 seconds or less. The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise is utterly simple, takes almost […]

  • What happened to the Tank Man?

    What happened to the Tank Man?

    June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of what has come to be known as the “Tiananmen Square massacre,” when Chinese troops opened fire on unarmed civilians, mostly students, bringing a sudden and bloody halt to the protest movement for reforms. Since the entire morbid event is massively censored in China, only people who were there […]

  • World Falun Dafa Day

    World Falun Dafa Day

      Why Falun Dafa, a ‘phenomenon’ worthy of attention, is embraced worldwide What is the Significance of World Falun Dafa Day     May 13th holds a special significance for people all over the world whose lives have been positively impacted and transformed by Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual practice of mind and body. Falun […]

  • How to Start a Successful Instagram Account in 2018!

    How to Start a Successful Instagram Account in 2018!

    How to Start a Successful Instagram Account in 2018! Starting an Instagram account from scratch can be intimidating – in fact social media can be daunting for even the most experienced mavens. If you’re not already on Instagram – I need to know what you actually do in your spare time! Whether you’re an up […]

  • What drives us to revisit the horrors of the night of 20 July?

    What drives us to revisit the horrors of the night of 20 July?

    Recalling that ill-fated night can be traumatic but we want to remind the world lest they forget like the holocaust during the Second World War that killed 6 million Jews. And we don’t want people to write off 20th July 1999 like the holocaust which they say is something that never happened and is part […]

  • HOW TO GET WHAT YOU Really, Really, Really WANT!

    HOW TO GET WHAT YOU Really, Really, Really WANT!

    Did you know that only 3% of the world’s population has clear, well written and articulate goals. This 3% of the world’s population accomplishes 10 times more, than others who do not have goals at all; they have 10 times more success in whatever they do and earn 10 times more than people who do […]

  • An Open Letter to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr Aamir Khan

    An Open Letter to Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr Aamir Khan

    Dear Mr. Amitabh Bachchan and Mr.Aamir Khan As an Indian, I feel absolutely elated that Indian Film superstars such as yourselves not only enjoy the adulation and demigod status with a humongous fan-following in our country but also across a country like China which seems so alien to our culture and ethos. But it just […]

  • Exploring Dubai (Part 2) – Culture & Customs

    Exploring Dubai (Part 2) – Culture & Customs

    The City of Gold is home to many people with different backgrounds and ethnicities – it was my home too for the hottest two years of my life. Where I learned how to expertly apply make-up that didn’t slide off my face, survive daily heatstroke, and see through sandstorms. Dubai builds skyscrapers and character. Visitors […]

  • Hidden gems in Goa

    Hidden gems in Goa

    Goa: The emerald silhouetted by pristine coastlines running along the majestic Arabian sea, adorned by the lush green Palm trees all around, and quaint little shacks, is a favorite holiday destination for most Indians, as well as travelers from all over the world. Whether it’s the affordable food and beer and late night parties at […]

  • Why The Self Care Movement Is Taking The World By Storm !

    Why The Self Care Movement Is Taking The World By Storm !

    Self-care is a topic that has social media and people abuzz. An Instagram search for #selfcare reveals more than 5 million results with posts varying from product recommendations for essential oils to petal laden bubble baths surrounded by crystals. With blog posts, magazine articles, and self-help books popping up daily, it may seem like another […]

  • Exploring Dubai (Part 1) | Food Culture

    Exploring Dubai (Part 1) | Food Culture

    Food Culture in Dubai The City of Gold. My home in the dessert for two glorious, sweltering years. The place where I met the love of my life, turned some strangers into friends, and also where I realized how much I loved food. Habibi – Dubai is heaven on earth for a foodie! Yalla, let’s […]

  • Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Indian Food Culture

    Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Indian Food Culture

    Indian cuisine is ancient, distinct, and steeped in tradition. A fusion of ethnic influences, much like the country itself. It reflects an 8,000-year history of various cultures interacting with the subcontinent, leading to a multiplicity of flavours and provincial dishes unearthed in present-day India. Cuisine contrasts across India’s regions as a result of variation in […]

  • Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Indian Culture & Customs

    Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Indian Culture & Customs

    Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Indian Culture & Customs India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, and is definitely one of the most unique cultures in existence. Indian culture collectively refers to the diversity within every community. Languages, religions, pop culture, food, and customs all differ from one […]

  • Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: My experiences in India

    Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: My experiences in India

    This article is second part in series Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African. Part 1 : Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Places I Visited My experiences in India Indian hospitality is renowned. The significance of hospitableness in India has crossed generations and is not only cultivated but truly […]

  • Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Places I Visited

    Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Places I Visited

    Exploring India Through the Eyes of a South African: Places I Visited India – the enigma of the east. The traveller’s Pandora’s box. India leaves her visitor’s in awe. Every corner you round is full of life, culture, and colour. I have visited India 5 times. On my most recent trip – I stayed for […]

  • Popular Indian Restaurants in Singapore

    Popular Indian Restaurants in Singapore

    Popular Indian Restaurant in Singapore: A melting pot of different cultures, blending in together to create a fascinating and vibrant group of people, and giving birth to varied cuisines and opulent styles inspired by them. Impeccably designed, Singapore is known for an artificially created perfection. However, the heart and soul of Singapore lie in the […]

  • Are crop circles messages from aliens to humankind?

    Are crop circles messages from aliens to humankind?

    What is a crop circle? A crop circle is typically defined by standing wheat stems that have been flattened in the shape of a circle or more complex pattern. They tend to appear mainly in developed Western or secularised countries — including Japan. The cause of many of the circles is unknown despite various natural […]

  • Some Lessons about Life and Living by watching Death

    Some Lessons about Life and Living by watching Death

    This might sound as a strange concept to the western mind and also to a lot of Indians. Can you believe there is a place in Varanasi where people come to die? No it is not a hospice. It is the strong belief people have that if they die in Kashi they will attain Moksh […]

  • The moving power of forgiveness

    The moving power of forgiveness

    It happened the night of June 28, 2015, in South Cumminsville, under a highway overpass. Suliman Abdul-Mutakallim was shot in the back of his head, as he walked home, carrying food for himself and his wife. The 39-year-old Navy veteran, known by many as “Sam,” was still alive, face-down on the pavement, bleeding. His wallet likely contained […]

  • Some Practical Tips for Beginners in Meditation

    Some Practical Tips for Beginners in Meditation

    People have all kinds of notions about meditation, that it is for people who are old and you can never ever meditate calmly when you are living in the everyday world of hustle and bustle. Meditation helps you to become more peaceful, more focused, less worried about discomfort, more appreciative and attentive to everything in […]