Justin Timberlake singing “Bring It on Down to Veganville” may or may not be your idea of entertainment but there is no denying the fact that the growth in vegetarianism and veganism across the world in recent years has been quite surprising. If you are vegetarian, though, you may face a number of sleepless nights about your food options when you plan to travel. Here are 10 of the most vegetarian-friendly travel destinations of the [...]

When India recently held a two-day hydrocarbon summit with Africa, it was unambiguously clear that New Delhi organized it with two objectives in mind: First, energy security and second, uncertainty and tension in the Middle-East and its impact on oil supply in the future. For the energy deficient country, a mix of energy sources that include oil, natural gas, coal, biomass, hydropower, nuclear and renewable energy is used to carry on economic growth. In this [...]

January 20, 2016

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire Dance has been an ancient art form – one that mankind had taken to in an effort to physically express emotions, to celebrate and to showcase its rich culture. Different dance forms have developed in different countries and regions as cultural epitomes and as expressions of grace. We bring you a compilation of 10 different [...]

Oil is often referred to as Black Gold and with good reason. Oil has powered the industrial and transportation growth for the last 100 years ever since the discovery of oil at the Spindletop geyser in Texas in 1901. Although oil has been around for centuries, its commercial exploitation was triggered by the Spindletop discovery. Soon US emerged as the world’s largest producer and refiner of crude oil, fuelling both the First and Second World [...]

Greetings are the first thing that we exchange with people from other cultures such as ones who do not speak our language or ones who are from a different country or perhaps a different part of the same country itself. It is the pleasant demeanor and a smiling face that helps us strike a conversation with people we know nothing about and, if it is meant to be, create a relationship that can stand the [...]

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) has emerged as a serious global concern with direct impact on human health and environment. The definition of municipal solid waste differs as countries classify according to their own interpretation. As per World Bank, it includes all non-hazardous waste generated from residences, commercial businesses and institutions, along with non-hazardous industrial waste, agricultural waste produce, and sludge produced from sewage. Type of wastes Domestic waste generated from households include food waste, fabric, [...]

Urban legends are stories, often horrifying or scary tales that are told and retold, often with some variations. They are often purported to be real incidents, having happened to friends of friends or to distant acquaintances. In the days of the Internet these urban legends are written about in many boards and circulated as e-mails, often with superstitious warnings. Here are 10 very popular urban legends from different parts of the world. 10. Monkey Man [...]

The U.S. is the global leader when it comes to military might. It has an astronomical defense budget of $612 billion. In recent times a number of factors such as spending cuts and sequestration have contributed to bringing down its defense expenditure. However, this figure is still more than the combined amount spent by the next 10 countries. It has a fleet of 19 aircraft carriers, which can be regarded as its major edge as [...]

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