Around the World

November 7, 2016

What is Democracy? The definition of Democracy as per Merriam-Webster is a form of government in which the people choose leaders by voting; especially the rule of the majority. Democracy stands in opposition to dictatorships, monarchies, theocracies, aristocracies, and oligarchies, though the lines between the various forms of government are often blurred and forms are combined. Most governments claim to be democratic, but as Democracy is often considered the most challenging form of government, there [...]

Magic Kingdom Location: Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA Visitors in 2015: 20,492,000 Slogan: The Most Magical Place on Earth Magic Kingdom, one of the most visited theme park of the world, opened in October 1971. It is the first theme park to be built in the Walt Disney World Resort complex. The central Cinderella Castle that represents the theme park is also part of the park’s logo. Classic attractions of the [...]

With Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland (Anaheim, California, US) According to Disney, some 100 million selfies are taken each day in all of its theme parks and resorts across the world. Fairy tale characters may have been our earliest friends, but Disney certainly gave them the identity and faces we now recognize. When in Disneyland, do not forget to take a selfie with Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Princess Jasmine or any of your favorite Disney [...]

Thanksgiving is primarily about the great food on our tables and thanking Lord Almighty for the same. For almost everyone celebrating this wonderful festival it might seem to be rather familiar but it also needs to be understood that like every other festival in the world the traditions of this festival, which have been passed down generations, have changed time and again in order to fit in with the milieu where the festival is being [...]

Mumbai Oceanfront, India Mumbai, one of India’s major cities, and perhaps the most hip and happening city, too, is teeming with a young population hooked to Social Media. And yet, taking a selfie has been banned in many places across the city. Following a series of fatal accidents, the city has set up some 16 “no-selfie”zones. The city’s oceanfront, the Marine Drive and Chowpatty beach are two important places where police patrols enforce the selfie [...]

Hillary Clinton is on a roll. The former first lady has notched up impressive wins in a number of primaries and caucuses, though losing a few to her rival Bernie Sanders. Though the road to the White House is still fairly a long one, yet her stupendous performance in the Super Tuesday contests does give an impression that she is cruising along. So, as Hillary Clinton continues her winning spree, let us take a look [...]

Being a bit different can at times get you attention. And in the case of Donald Trump, he has got a lot of attention, to the point where he is giving sleepless nights to his Republican opponents. His comments which range from barring Muslims from entering America, loading up Guantanamo Bay with “bad dudes”, to the Hillary Clinton ‘got schlonged’ in 2008 (the list is endless), Donald Trump has said it all. His critics might [...]

It is still nearly 9 months for the US elections to take place, but things have begun to heat up on the election front. The Iowa Caucuses that were held on February 1, 2016, kicked off the election nomination process. The coming days will see more caucuses and primaries being organized in the rest of the American states. However, here are certain points that need to be taken into consideration about the 2016 US Presidential [...]

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food” – George Bernard Shaw Most people in the world are apt to agree. While everyone craves rustic, home-cooked food, some dishes have transcended national and even regional boundaries to become global favorites. Countries and populations have adapted some of these dishes beyond recognition and yet they remain the best-loved. MapsofWorld brings you the top 10 most relished foods from across the globe. Pasta Originally from: [...]

1. Vatnajökull, Iceland Location of: North of The Wall Vatnajökull, often called the Vatna Glacier, is one of the largest glaciers in Europe, and also covers over 8 percent of Iceland. Part of the Vatnajökull National Park, this glacier is both a natural wonder and a beauty to behold. There are several volcanoes underlying the ice cap and the Guinness World Records states that Vatnajökull is the “object of the world’s longest sight line”. Most [...]

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