Democracies Around the World

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 […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving Day

10 Things You Don’t Know about Thanksgiving

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 […]

Ten Most Relished Foods Around the World

“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 […]

Ten Most Scenic Amtrak Routes in the US

Coast Starlight – Between Seattle and Los Angeles The journey on board the Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles is widely considered one of the most spectacular train rides across America. The train takes us through some of the most spectacular views of Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, and Santa Barbara. From the […]

Terror Attacks in Brussels

“Hope must survive”, tweeted Belgium’s more than five-century old Catholic University of Leuven a day after ISIS suicide bombers attacked Brussels’ international airport and a city metro station on March 22. More than 30 people were killed and over 100 others injured in this terror assault, which occurred exactly 130 days after ghastly suicide bombings […]

The Grim Tale of El Salvador

There are several countries which are plagued with violence and killings, but El Salvador with approximately 6.38 million population, is a lone country where deadly gang war has turned it into the most violent corner of the world.  According to the Institute of Legal Medicine in El Salvador, the country reported 6,656 killings last year. […]

Attacks on World Heritage Sites

History is full of incidents when a country in war or conflict has faced attacks on its cultural heritage – both tangible and intangible attributes inherited from past generations. Buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art and artifacts are tangible attributes while traditions, folklore, language and knowledge are intangible attributes. But then what gives civilized […]