India

Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short
Places
year ago

It all started with the Home Insurance Building that was built in 1885 in Chicago. Just a ten-story building, but it was a revolution at the time, and that was the beginning of the era of skyscrapers. It was constructed using a revolutionary method: the building had an inner skeleton made of steel, which allowed the walls to be thinner and the whole structure being higher than ever.

21 Things Only in India Tourists Can’t Understand

21 Things Only in India Tourists Can’t Understand
Places
year ago

Now before somebody gets married in India, they get a thorough shall we say “snooping” — sometimes without even being aware of that. There are pre-matrimonial detective agencies in India that provide the services of private investigators.

A Bus That Takes You From India to London in 70 Days

A Bus That Takes You From India to London in 70 Days
Curiosities
year ago

You’re running around the bus station with 20 bags, looking for your bus. You can’t afford to miss it — the next one is leaving next year. Finally, you find the right bus, and meet 19 other passengers you’ll be traveling with through 18 countries for the next 70 days. Whew, is there a bathroom on this thing?The new luxury bus will get on its first 12,500-mile journey from India’s capital New Delhi to London in the United Kingdom in 2021. It’ll be a hop-on/hop-off trip divided into 4 legs across Asia and Europe and operated by an Indian tour company. Each leg will last 12 to 22 days, and you can book them independently. Passengers will get to visit the sights of Southeast Asia, the Great Wall of China, the Silk Road in Central Asia, Gobi Desert, and Europe’s largest cities. Guided tours, meals, and hotel stays will be included in the $20,000 bus fare.

9 Curious Places in India You Have Never Heard About

9 Curious Places in India You Have Never Heard About
Places
2 years ago

When you think about India, the first sites that come to mind probably are the Taj Mahal or the Himalayan mountains. But the country is more than these things. Not many people know that you can experience unique things here, like dining with the dead, walking into the past by visiting shelters where people from prehistoric times left their prints, and even playing “hide and seek” with a supernatural beach.

15 Times India Proved to Be a Rare Gem

15 Times India Proved to Be a Rare Gem
Places
year ago

India is a very diverse country: we all can find something enchanting about it that will make us want to visit it at least once in our lives. Because of the marvelous landscapes, delicious cuisine, rich traditions, and culture, India is guaranteed to never stop surprising us.

14 Things That Can Make You Fall in Love With India All Over Again

14 Things That Can Make You Fall in Love With India All Over Again
Places
3 years ago

They say India is a country that is easy to love and difficult to forget: dances, food, and even their head bobbles — every little thing in India is enchanting. Those who have visited it even once, will surely want to go back there again. All because their customs, traditions, and everyday lives are so full of unusual things for tourists that it becomes hard to resist the temptation to get to know them better.

16 Reasons India Is Like Another Planet

16 Reasons India Is Like Another Planet
Places
5 years ago

With over 1600 languages spoken and almost 1/6th of the world’s population calling it home, India is not just any ordinary country. The diversity in landscape, cuisine, and weather make different parts of the country look like completely different countries.

Strange ‘Train of Lights’ Spotted in Indian Sky. Should We Worry?

Strange ‘Train of Lights’ Spotted in Indian Sky. Should We Worry?
Curiosities
10 months ago

Hi there! Do you want to check out some unexplainable phenomena and mysterious events people witness? Sure you do — let’s go!Hummm... Imagine constantly hearing a humming sound that no one can trace. If you do hear it, you’re among 4% of the world’s population. “The Hum” is described as a low-frequency noise that feels almost like a vibration. It’s just on the threshold of human hearing. People hear it less clearly when they’re outside, and it gets louder indoors, especially at night. Imagine you’re in the comfort of your bed, but you keep hearing the hum. Once you hear it, you can’t “unhear” it. Scary.

8 Ancient Indian Tricks That Can Improve Your Daily Life

8 Ancient Indian Tricks That Can Improve Your Daily Life
Health
2 years ago

With so many new fitness routines and supplements to make our muscles bulkier, along with outrageous diet trends, we sometimes feel the need to go back to basics. India, the birthplace of so many holistic movements, is the perfect example to follow. Their approach is more traditional and takes into account the characteristics of each individual to find a balance between body and mind.

10 Skincare Secrets Indian Women Swear By to Look Ageless

10 Skincare Secrets Indian Women Swear By to Look Ageless
Girls stuff
2 years ago

In India, there are more than 19,500 native languages. This means that every ingredient in the kitchen has several names. Many of these can turn into a quick pick-me-up for the skin. The ingredients most of us use to cook, Indian women also use to look ageless. Even if they call them by different names.

7 Ancient Indian Secrets to Luscious Hair That Women Still Follow Centuries Later

7 Ancient Indian Secrets to Luscious Hair That Women Still Follow Centuries Later
Girls stuff
2 years ago

Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is a form of healing science. Modern life can make us feel like we should be using the latest beauty products to achieve the looks and hair we desire. But tried and tested methods that have been used for thousands of years by the women of India might be better at achieving thick, healthy, shiny hair.

A Photographer From Belarus Captured Daily Life in Indian Cities

A Photographer From Belarus Captured Daily Life in Indian Cities
Photography
year ago

Anastasiya Dubrovina has been a photographer for 11 years. Her career began with small commercial projects and wedding shoots in small Belarusian cities. Today, she lives in Moscow, documents the life of a contemporary art gallery, and creates art projects dedicated to contemporary Russia, memories, and childhood. She combines these activities with traveling around the world, photographing with her mirrorless camera, and maintaining her portfolio at Depositphotos. The pictures below were taken by Anastasiya Dubrovina on her first trip abroad as a travel photographer.

18 Tattoos That Hide a Very Personal Story

18 Tattoos That Hide a Very Personal Story
Art
month ago

Not all people want to have a tattoo of a beautiful landscape, flower or butterfly. They get a tattoo to honor an important or emotionally intense event in life. While others try to get something covered in this creative way.

Meet a Rare Tribe Where Women Must Plug Their Noses to Avoid Unwanted Attention

Meet a Rare Tribe Where Women Must Plug Their Noses to Avoid Unwanted Attention
People
month ago

Lodged delicately in the sides of their noses, the ebony nose plugs captivate attention amidst the rugged countenances of the Apatani women dwelling in the heart of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Symbolizing maturity and the transition into womanhood, the insertion of nose plugs is a ceremonial rite enacted upon the arrival of a woman’s first menstrual cycle.

20+ Gifts That Made an Everlasting Impression

20+ Gifts That Made an Everlasting Impression
Curiosities
month ago

Buying and giving gift cards is easy, which is why they are rapidly gaining popularity. However, not everyone likes to receive these as gifts. People are happier with something carefully selected or handmade. This is the opinion of the characters in this selection.

How Beauty Standards of the Miss World Pageant Have Changed

How Beauty Standards of the Miss World Pageant Have Changed
Curiosities
3 months ago

On March 9, 2024, the Miss World 2023 pageant was held to choose a beauty queen once again. The crown went to Krystyna Pyszková of the Czech Republic. To honor this event, we decided to take a look at the history of the contest and find out how the jury’s approach to assessing women’s beauty has changed over the decades.

Rihanna’s True Fee Revealed for Anant Ambani’s Pre-Wedding Celebration in India

Rihanna’s True Fee Revealed for Anant Ambani’s Pre-Wedding Celebration in India
People
4 months ago

Rihanna made an appearance at the pre-wedding celebrations of the son of Asia’s wealthiest man in India. She put on an energetic 40-minute performance. However, even though she was paid a HUGE amount for her time, many people on the internet were not impressed with what they saw in the videos of her performance, feeling like she didn’t put in much effort. Let’s find out more about what went down.

The Story of the Conjoined Twins That Were Separated After 12 Hours in Operation

The Story of the Conjoined Twins That Were Separated After 12 Hours in Operation
People
5 months ago

In a remarkable tale of medical achievement and human resilience, the article unfolds the extraordinary journey of conjoined twins, Stuti and Aradhana, whose lives were forever changed through an intricate and groundbreaking surgical operation. The twins, intricately connected for years, underwent a transformative 12-hour procedure at the Mission Hospital, emerging as separate individuals with newfound possibilities.

7 Revealing Facts About Benedict Cumberbatch as He Turns 47

7 Revealing Facts About Benedict Cumberbatch as He Turns 47
People
11 months ago

Benedict Cumberbatch, a name synonymous with charisma and talent, stands as one of the most captivating figures hailing from Britain’s rich artistic tradition. He has left an indelible mark on both the small and big screens with his iconic portrayals of characters like Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Strange. These roles have propelled him into the global spotlight, solidifying his status as a remarkable actor of our time.Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC series Sherlock has redefined the way audiences perceive the iconic detective. His interpretation brought Holmes into the 21st century, emphasizing the character’s unmatched intelligence, eccentricity, and sharp wit. It’s no exaggeration to say that Cumberbatch’s portrayal has become the definitive modern-day version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective.In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Benedict Cumberbatch embraced the enigmatic role of Dr. Stephen Strange, a brilliant and arrogant neurosurgeon turned mystical sorcerer. His transformation into the Sorcerer Supreme in Doctor Strange and his subsequent appearances in the MCU have captivated audiences worldwide. Cumberbatch effortlessly embodies the character’s complexity, seamlessly transitioning from a skeptical scientist to a guardian of the mystical realms.Beyond his iconic roles, Benedict Cumberbatch is celebrated for his ability to bring intelligence and depth to a wide array of upper-class and sophisticated characters. His performances exude a certain refinement and elegance, whether he’s portraying Alan Turing in The Imitation Game or Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. This versatility is a testament to his acting prowess, showcasing his ability to inhabit diverse characters with authenticity.One cannot discuss Benedict Cumberbatch without mentioning his distinctive, deep, and resonant voice. Often described as “sonorous” and “melodic,” his voice is a unique instrument that adds an extra layer of depth to his performances. Whether he’s narrating documentaries, lending his voice to animated characters, or delivering powerful monologues on screen, Cumberbatch’s voice has become an unmistakable and unforgettable part of his artistic identity.

’Frozen Dragon’ Species Was Trapped in Ice for 76 Mln Years

’Frozen Dragon’ Species Was Trapped in Ice for 76 Mln Years
Curiosities
year ago

In a frosty Canadian park, hidden deep beneath layers of thick ice, scientists discovered a bizarre skeleton they named the “frozen dragon”. The skeleton had been in the frozen ice for millions of years. It took experts decades to work out the species of this strange fossil. It was identified as a new genus of pterosaur. Pterosaurs were massive flying reptiles with wingspans of over 16 feet. Their heads were 3.5 times the size of their bodies. Pterosaurs lived 76 million years ago when they soared above the dinosaurs. Scientists described them as the “biggest, meanest, and most bizarre animals that ever flew.” The new genus has been named Cryodrakon Boreas, which translates to “frozen dragon of the north winds.”

If You See Black Spots on Your Fries, This Is What It Is

If You See Black Spots on Your Fries, This Is What It Is
Cooking
year ago

Good food should never go to waste, and KitKat manufacturers stick to this rule. It was spotted once that messed up KitKats ended up in a large blue bin. Then they go through a “reworking” process. The candy is first combined with cocoa liquor, then some sugar is added there. And in the end, the manufacturer gets the paste that’s used to glue the waffles inside each KitKat bar. So the KitKat filling is made of messed up KitKats.