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Food Festivals Around the World “Food, glorious food!” so go the words of a song from the musical Oliver, based on the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. This much-loved classic is about a young orphan who famously asked “Please Sir, can I have some more?” when given just a bowl of porridge at his orphanage. We may be fortunate to have enough to feast upon and be able to enjoy food from all over [...]

Colorful Festivals Around the World Festivals are celebrations of a community, representing the unity and uniqueness of a particular group or region. From religious festivals to cultural celebrations, festivals are typically tied to historical traditions, carrying them on into the modern world. Featuring parades, live music, dancing, and partying, festivals can be fun and entertaining, or somber and poignant. Festivals are a great way to experience a local culture and its traditions, meet locals at [...]

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 [...]

Lauterbrunnen Valley Country: Switzerland To understand why Lauterbrunnen is popularly considered the most beautiful valley in the world, one only needs to spend a few days here. This trough valley in the shadow of the Swiss Alps gets it name ‘Lauter Brunnen’ (‘many fountains’ in English) from the 72 gorgeous waterfalls found here. The green alpine meadows and towering mountains here prompted Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to write his famous poem, Spirit Song Over The Waters. [...]

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Location: Carolina Beach, North Carolina The Carolina Beach Boardwalk, between Cape Fear Boulevard and Harper Avenue, is ranked among the top 10 boardwalks in the US by the Food and Wine magazine. Apart from restaurants and entertainment centers, this boardwalk hosts a number of concerts and weekly fireworks display. Kids love the amusement park and the rides along the boardwalk. Apart from the regular summer events, the boardwalk is known for its [...]

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 [...]

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