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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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 beautiful Pacific coastline to green valleys and fields and from the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountain and towering cityscape, [...]

“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 in Paris leading to the death of 129 people in November 2015. Brussels, the national capital of Belgium, is the [...]

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. An average 18.23 killings took place everyday in the country in 2015, a staggering 67 per cent jump in the [...]

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 and urbane society of the world a heart wrenching shock is that some Islamists and jihadi groups in the name [...]

At a time when net neutrality is being hotly debated all over the world, there are a few countries that severely restrict the usage of the internet. In many of these countries speaking out your mind can lead to imprisonment or in extreme cases even execution. Let us take a look at some countries where internet is controlled by the government and going against it may lead you to trouble. North Korea North Korea is [...]

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