Aristotle – The greatest philosophers of all time.

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E.) numbers among the greatest philosophers of all time. Aristotle is a towering figure in ancient Greek philosophy, making contributions to logic, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, biology, botany, ethics, politics, agriculture, medicine, dance and theater. He was a student of Plato who in turn studied under Socrates. Judged solely in terms of his philosophical…

Beltane Fire Festival Today April 30,2016

 Today at  April 30th you could be forgiven for thinking you had taken a step back in time – by a good couple of centuries, at least – because this is the night when tens of thousands of onlookers make their way to the top of iconic Calton Hill to welcome in the new harvest.The…

Spanish customs, history, art, literature, society and much more.

Spanish culture is widely known for Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches and lots of sunshine.Spain has an extraordinary artistic heritage. The dominant figures of the Golden Age were the Toledo-based artists El Greco and Diego Velázquez. Francisco de Goya emerged in the 18th century as Spain’s most prolific painter and he produced some wonderfully unflattering portraits of royalty.

Black Rock Lodge – Make Belize vacations unforgettable.

At Black Rock Lodge , An Eco-resort in the Cayo District of Belize, guides lead two-hour, after-dark hikes in search of creatures that only come out at night. Armed with a spotlight—plus years of local knowledge from growing up in the jungle guides lead guests along the banks of the rushing Macal River and into…

Sani lodge – A unique blend of luxury, nature and activities.

Sani lodge On your adventure, you will walk through a pristine rainforest gallery that is home to 1,500 species of trees, hundreds of climbing vines, and exotic flowers, as well as 550 species of tropical birds, 13 species of monkeys and 1,000 species of beautiful butterflies.According to a recent assessment by a leading group of biologists the Rainforest around Sani Lodge in North Eastern Ecuador is the most biologically diverse locality in the world. This is also a world record. Over 550 bird species are on the Sani Bird List making it one of the highest lists in the world. 80 species of bats, making our area the second highest number ever registered. 105 species of amphibians.83 of reptiles which appears to make our area the most diverse ever studied. 64 species of social sting-less bees, also a world record in this group. 100,000 species of insects per hectare, again the greatest number of species of any place ever studied.

International Festival of the Sahara

What’s more inspirational than traveling to the edge of the Sahara desert – along with thousands of people from around the world – to celebrate Tunisia’s oldest festival. The festival originated in 1910, whilst Tunisia was under the rule of the French. But it wasn’t until1967 when the festival embraced its modern identity – due…

Hangout Music Festival – May 20th – 22nd, 2016

The Hangout Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival held at the public beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama.Hangout Music Festival, commonly referred to as Hangout Fest or Hangout.It was founded by A.J. Niland and ShaulZislin in 2010, and is produced by Huka Entertainment. The event features many genres of music including rock, indie, hip…

Galungan Festival – Balinese holiday celebrating

Galungan is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma. It marks the time when the ancestral spirits visit the Earth.Galungan is about the victory of dharma over adharma. The series of Hindu religious ceremonies that are performed during the 10-day Galungan-Kuningan period are generally considered to be the most important ones of…

The Festival of Giants – Festival in the nation since 1530.

The Festival of Giants occurs between the last week of June or the beginning of July each year. These giants are not simple statues; they are moving giants! They are made of wood and people carry them around during the festival. The biggest giant and the largest procession in the Nord – the symbol of…

Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died.The Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos, is a festival celebrating…

San Diego Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International, The Largest Pop Culture Event in the United States. Visitors can be Super Man or Wonder Woman for a day at Comic-Con International, July 9-12, at the San Diego Convention Center. Comic-Con has become a signature summertime event for San Diego; it is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United…

The Cannes International Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the essential events for the film industry, attended by prestigious directors and actors as well as up-and-coming film professionals who have yet to make their mark. In the idyllic setting of the French Riviera, the city of Cannes holds the Cannes Festival every year in May. A jury…

Burning Man Festival is held in Black Rock Desert in Nevada.

Burning Man is an annual gathering that takes place at Black Rock City—a temporary community erected in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. The event is described as an experiment in community and art, influenced by 10 main principles, including “radical” inclusion, self-reliance and self-expression, as well as community cooperation, gifting and decommodification, and leaving…

Brussels Light Festival

The Brussels Light Festival features spectacular light shows, exceptional performances, and a winter barbecue that welcome people of all ages.The light festival will unite people from the city and far away by means of an international light festival. Families with children, young and old, big and small alike: everyone will enjoy this lively four-day event.This…

Boi Bumba Festival

The annual festival of the bulls is the 2nd largest in Brazil – only the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro counts more participants. For the last week of June the small town of Parintins swells up to its double, streets are bustling with locals, Brazilians and international visitors. Everyone comes to see the three-day-long competition…

The Ati Atihan Festival- Viva kay Santo Niño

The Ati-Atihan Festival is a feast held annually in January in honor of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus), concluding on the third Sunday, in the island and town of Kalibo, Aklan in the Philippines. The Ati-Atihan is a festival in honour of the Santo Niño, celebrated in the third week of January. During the last…

The Amsterdam Dance Event, 19th to Sunday 23rd October 2016.

Amsterdam Dance Event, ADE’s renowned festival makes Amsterdam one of the busiest and most inspiring clubbing cities in the world.Amsterdam dance event is the world’s leading music platform and biggest club festival. Schedule Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd October 2016. 

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

For more than three decades, guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque each October to celebrate ballooning at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, The largest balloon festival in the world. The New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park. Each fall, pilots, crews and spectators…

Nirjala Ekadashi

Nirjala Ekadashi falls in the month of Jyestha in the Shukla paksha (June), therefore it is also called “Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi” . Nirjala Ekadashi is the most important and significa… Source: Nirjala Ekadashi

Puri Ratha Yatra – The Chariot Festival

Ratha Yatra or the Chariot Festival is a Hindu festival associated with the god Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha, India. This annual festival is celebrated on Ashad Shukla Dwitiya. The… Source: Puri Ratha Yatra – The Chariot Festival

Bali Island -Dream it and see it with Journal Edge

Bali Island is a small beautiful island and a part of Indonesia archipelago. It own the panorama and unique culture that make this island is exclusively than others. It is located in the tropical situation that has stated this island as Dream Island for a vacation. Bali lies 3.2 km (2 miles) east of Java,…

Kedarnath Temple, Uttarakhand

Kedarnath Temple The present temple, built in 8th century A.D. by Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas. Kedarnath is one of the most sacred pilgrimages of Lord Shiva situated in Rudraprayag district of Garhwal region in Uttarakhand. Kedarnath is one of the Char Dham in Uttarakhand…

Badrinath Temple – situated between the two mountains Nar and Narayan

Badrinath is a holy town situated between the two mountains Nar and Narayan. in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. The main entrance gate of Badrinath temple is known as “Singhdwar”. The temple is approx 50 feet tall with a small cupola on top, covered with a gold gilt roof. The Badrinath temple…

The Sonepur Fair- One of the World’s largest animal fairs

The Sonepur Cattle Fair is held on Kartik Poornima (the full moon day) in the month of November in Sonepur, Bihar, on the confluence of river Ganga and Gandak. It is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela and it attracts visitors from all over Asia. Till date, it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia…

Chitrakoot – The Hill of many wonders

 Chitrakoot means the ‘Hill of many wonders’. Chitrakoot is the place where Lord Ram spend most of his time in exile ( eleven and half years) and it was most lovable place by him.The great sage Atri, Sati Anusuya, Dattatreya, Maharshi Markandeya, Sarbhanga,Sutikshna and various other sages, seers, devotees and thinkers meditated; and here the…

Visit Yuanyang – It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time.

Yuanyang County is a home to the world’s biggest and most splendid terraced rice fields in the world which have been cultivated for Hani people.This is located to 326 kilometers to the South of Kunming which is the capital city of Yunnan Province.These are situated on the southern slopes of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County.This…

Man vs Horse Marathon, Wales

 The Man v Horse Marathon began in June 1980 following a chat over a pint (or three) in the back bar of Neuadd Arms Hotel. It takes real horsepower to beat a horse at his own game. Many a runner has put his best foot forward but only one man has taken a horse head…

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival Scotland

Whisky tourism is more popular than ever with events springing up all over the country. The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival is an annual event, taking place in the heart of Malt Whisky Country. It invites visitors from across the globe to not only sample some of the world’s finest single malt whiskies but to…

Sikkim Summer Carnival

Sikkim Summer Carnival is a five day long event with an array of flower shows, cultural programmes, exhibitions and interesting competitions. The main event will be held at the White Hall in Gangtok.Every section of the Sikkim community is encouraged to take part in the celebrations and entertain the visitors. The aim of the festival…

The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling Festival, England

The Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake is an annual event held on the Spring Bank Holiday at Cooper’s Hill, near Gloucester in England.The Gloucester Cheese Rolling festival will start at noon, but it is recommended to get to the hill as early as you can because the prime seating will be taken up quickly. Some…

Simhastha Kumbh – An unrivalled celebration in India.

Image Credit: ercotravels. com  The name Kumbh Mela literally means “kumbha fair”. It is known as Kumbh in Hindi ; in Sanskrit and some other Indian languages, it is more often known by its original name “Kumbha”. The Kumbh mela at Ujjain going on a prestigious baths and Ujjain kumbh is also called as Simhast…

Manipur – land of festivities, merriments and mirths

Manipur is a land of festivities, merriment’s and mirth’s all the year round. A year in Manipur Presents a cycle of festivals. Hardly a month passes without a festival or two. To the manipuris, festivals are the symbols of their cultural, social and religious aspirations which, besides removing the monotony of life by providing physical…

Interesting Yurutse – It is a village where only one house

The Markha Valley is named after a tributary of the Zanskar that flows somewhere between the Stok and Zanskar mountain ranges. The Markha Valley is certainly one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the Ladakh Himalaya. Yurutse is 5 hours trek from Ginchen that is approximately one hour drive from Leh. It is at an altitude of 4050 meters and is en route to Markha Valley.

शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम् – Shiv Tandav Stotram

शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम् ||सार्थशिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् || ||श्रीगणेशाय नमः || जटा टवी गलज्जल प्रवाह पावितस्थले, गलेवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्ग तुङ्ग मालिकाम् | डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनाद वड्डमर्वयं, चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ||१|| जटा कटा हसंभ्रम भ्रमन्निलिम्प निर्झरी, विलो लवी चिवल्लरी विराजमान मूर्धनि | धगद् धगद् धगज्ज्वलल् ललाट पट्ट पावके किशोर चन्द्र शेखरे रतिः प्रतिक्षणं मम ||२||   धरा धरेन्द्र…

Jai Shri Sankat Mochan – Jakhoo Temple, Shimla

Jakhoo Temple is an ancient temple in Shimla, dedicated to Hindu deity, Hanuman. This temple is very easily approachable and  is one of the most sought after site to be visited not only by the devotees  and pilgrims but also by the tourists of all age groups visiting Shimla, the Hill capital of  Himachal Pradesh….

The Calendar Systems – The Maya Calendar

The calendar systems used in the ancient world reflect the agricultural, political and ritual needs characteristic of the societies in which they flourished. Astronomical observations to establish the winter and summer solstices were in use three to four millennia ago. The ancient Maya were accomplished observers of the sky.The ancient Maya had a fascination with cycles of time. The most commonly known Maya cyclical calendars are the Haab, the Tzolk’in, and the Calendar Round.The Classic Maya civilization of southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize flourished in the fourth through tenth century CE. They were accomplished astronomers and crafted a fascinating calendar system.

Maisie Williams – An English actress and dancer.

Image Credit: hdwallpapera. com Maisie Williams was born on April 15, 1997 in Bristol, England as Margaret Constance Williams.  She is the youngest of four children born to Hilary Pitt (now Frances), a former university course administrator. She grew up in Clutton, Somerset. Williams attended Clutton Primary School and Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton,…

What is Twenty-20 cricket? and T20 World Cup 2016 Schedule

Image Credit: scoop. it Twenty-20 cricket format is the latest addition to the game of cricket. The format has gained great popularity in a short time and has brought a carnival type of atmosphere to the game of cricket. The laws of 20-20 cricket are a bit different. The first formal Twenty20 game was played…

Lal Kranti – The Protocol of Naxalism

The term ‘Maoist’ has now become part of the Indian lexicon. A Naxal or Naxalites is a member of any of the Communist guerrilla groups in India, mostly associated with the Communist Party of India (Maoist). Maoist movement in India has a long history, dating back almost 40 years. The birth of the Naxalite movement…

Romeo and Juliet

The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among … Source: Romeo and Juliet

Charlie Chaplin – Creator of comedy

The creator of comedy was born in London in April of 1889. His parents, Charles Chaplin and Hanna Hill were music hall entertainers but separated shortly after Charlie was born, leaving Hanna to pr… Source: Charlie Chaplin – Creator of comedy

Do you know the real name of Mr Bean?

A rubber-faced comedian and actor, Rowan Atkinson is especially famous in Great Britain, first as a cult favorite in the television series Blackadder, then as an even bigger star in the series Mr. Bean. Rowan Atkinson was born on January 6, 1955, in Durham, England. Rowan was the youngest of four boys. He was sent…

Pirates of Caribbean

Pirates of the Caribbean is a Walt Disney Company franchise encompassing a series of films, numerous theme park attractions, and spin-off novels as well as a number of related video games and other… Source: Pirates of Caribbean

Harrison Ford – An American actor and film producer

Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the I… Source: Harrison Ford – An American actor and film producer

Tom Cruise – An American actor and filmmaker.

I’ve been… chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they chase you and harass you the whole time. It happens all over the world, and it has certainly gotten worse. You don’t … Source: Tom Cruise – An American actor and filmmaker.

The great English Dramatist and Poet – William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was probably born on about April 23, 1564, the date that is traditionally given for his birth. He was John and Mary Shakespeare’s oldest surviving child; their first two c… Source: The great English Dramatist and Poet – William Shakespeare

What is chillum? why sadhu smoke this?

A chillum, or chilam, is a straight conical pipe with end-to-end channel, traditionally made of clay and used since at least the eighteenth century by as sadhus in India. It was invented in India. Traditionally, chillums are made of clay, stone or wood and have been used by the Sadhus (Holy Men) in India and…

Respect Elders! Don’t Abuse

Elder abuse tends to take place where the senior lives: most often in the home where abusers are often adult children, other family members such as grandchildren, or spouses/partners of elders. Elder abuse can also occur in institutional settings, especially long-term care facilities. Or in other form Elder abuse is the infliction of physical, emotional/psychological,…

Benefits of Surya namaskar

Surya Namaskar or sun salutation is an ancient technique of paying respect or expressing gratitude to the sun, which contributes to mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Source: Benefits of Surya namaskar

What is Herb Arjunarishta?

Arjuna is a large size deciduous tree. The height of the Arjuna tree reaches upto 60 -85 feet. It is an evergreen tree with the yellow flowers and conical leaves. It has a smooth gray bark. Fruit is 2.5 -3.5 cm long, fibrous woody, glabrous with 5 hard wings, striated with numerous curved veins. It…

The Ancient tradition of Narbali [Human sacrificing]

There was an ancient tradition of Narbali [Human sacrificing] ,  for the purpose of pleasing the God, was an orthodoxy and crime due to ignorance in human society. It was  practised  throughout the world even in highly civilised societies due to ignorance and blind faith. Uttarakhand the land of kind hearted rulers and public was also influenced…

A churel – a female ghost of South Asian folklore

A churel, also spelled as churail, chudail or chudel is a female ghost of South Asian folklore, which is equivalent of Lilith and well known in North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The word “churel” is also used colloquially for a witch. Source: A churel – a female ghost of South Asian folklore

Indru Nag – The God of Snakes and Rains

This Temple is located on way to Khaniyara Village about 3 kms from Kotwali Bazaar. 2 kms road route upto the village Chola and 1 km trek route to the Indrunag temple. This temple is dedicated to Nag, the Lord of Snakes, and the Lord of Rains. In the Month of July many devotees of…

The Jyotish – oldest system of astrology in the world

Jyotish is the oldest system of astrology in the world. It’s derived from  the  Sanskrit  word  “jyoti”  which means light.  As the pure light of  scientific knowledge, the word Jyotish implies studying a person’s  character,  health,  habits  and  even the future on the basis of his or her birth chart. Jyotish  is  practiced  by  a  skilled   astrologer …

Incredible benefits of Green Tea

Incredible benefits of Green Tea– Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. Green tea is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It can be prepared as a beverage, which can have some health effects. Or an “extract” can be made from the leaves to use as medicine. The leaves are supposedly…

The Queen of Awadh- Begum Hazrat Mahal

लखनऊ में ‘1857 की क्रांति’ का नेतृत्व बेगम हज़रत महल ने किया था। अपने नाबालिग पुत्र बिरजिस कादर को गद्दी पर बिठाकर उन्होंने अंग्रेज़ी सेना का स्वयं मुक़ाबला किया। Begum Hazrat Mahal, also known as the ‘Begum of Awadh’, was one of the earliest female staunch freedom fighter during the First Indian War of Independence. She…

Bhoot Chaturdashi

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ভূত চতুর্দশী or Bhoot Chaturdashi (‘bhoot’ means ‘ghost’ and ‘chaturdashi’ is the fourteenth night of the moon’s cycle) is a kind of Indian Halloween, which is observed in every Bengali household on the fourteenth day of Krishna Paksha i.e. during the waning period of the moon, and it happens before the…

Manda festival: Praying for rain

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With Sarhul festival over on Sunday, April 10, Manda festival was on Wednesday, April 13. While Sarhul is celebrated to mark beginning of New Year by worshiping trees, Manda is celebrated to pray for rain. The traditional festivals of the tribals are being celebrated even today with undaunted belief and maintaining…

Earth Day – Save Earth from Humans

Earth Day is on April 22nd every year. Earth Day is a day to remember to take care of our planet, Earth. We can take care of our planet by keeping it clean.  On Earth Day, we remind ourselves and everyone on Earth  that  we  must  do  these  things.  We  must  do  these  things  every …

Enora Malagré – French columnist, radio and television presenter.

Enora Malagré is a French columnist, radio and television presenter. Enora Malagré was born in Morlaix in the department of Finistère in Brittany.She then moved in the department of Yvelines at the… Source: Enora Malagré – French columnist, radio and television presenter.

Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted comedy film

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of … Source: Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted comedy film

Cape Town – Your gateway to the best Adventure destinations!

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Cape Point is an Executive Partner of Cape Town Tourism. Looming large and welcoming … Source: Cape Town – Your gateway to the best Adventure destinations!

Megan Fox – American actress and model

Megan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television si… Source: Megan Fox – American actress and model

Barack Obama -the 44th President of the United States of America.

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States of America. He  is also the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He made history in 2008  when  he  won  the  U.S.  presidential  election.  He  is  the  first  African American  to  be  President.  Obama’s  charisma,  intelligence,  and  powerful  speeches  have  made  him  extremely  popular …

The lion- King of the jungle

The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies found in Africa.Lions have captured our imagination for centuries. Stars of movies and characters in books, lions are at the top of the food chain….

The Earth Delights

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but Nature’s…

Majesty of a Mother’s love.

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star. ~Edwin Hubbell Chapin Image Credit: G+