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Refreshing Lungs of the Earth
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Refreshing Lungs of the Earth

Nowadays, being able to witness a clear blue sky is a rare phenomenon owing to the increasing levels of air pollution. The presence of harmful substances in the air develops multiple environmental risks that include not only climatic change but also threatening human health. To address air pollution and to create awareness, the United Nations observes 7 September as the International Day of Clean Air.

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Origin of Desi Kebab
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Origin of Desi Kebab

India has an enthusiastic fan club for its traditions and food culture. Indian cuisine involves the usage of various spices and ingredients in ways that enhance taste and moods. Indian cuisine is majorly divided into North Indian and South Indian and is further classified as Awadhi cuisine, Punjabi cuisine, Rajasthani cuisine, Chettinad cuisine, and so on. One such example is the Kebab, which originated in the Middle Eastern Countries.

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Heed the Symphony of Nature on World Listening Day
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Heed the Symphony of Nature on World Listening Day

The sounds of nature are heard but hardly listened to, which is a reason behind ecocide. To resolve this lack of regard by humans and to draw attention to acoustic ecology, soundscapes, and environmental awareness of the world, World Listening Day is observed annually on 18 July.

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Unlocking the Potential of the Future
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Unlocking the Potential of the Future

“Skills are the currency of the future,” says Brad Jefferson. In today’s competitive world, skills are vital to achieve goals effectively and efficiently. They contribute to the modern world's workspace and personal development. Such skills are mandatory to be consumed by every individual to stand out of the box and attain their goals successfully.

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Sushmitha Banerjee: The Escape of an Indian Woman from Taliban Afghans
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Sushmitha Banerjee: The Escape of an Indian Woman from Taliban Afghans

Taliban, a word that creates unease if we come across it in any situation. Those who are aware of them have fear and resentment. The Taliban is a militant Islamic group whose ruling is intolerant of the natives. "Because of the Taliban, Afghanistan has become a jail for women. We haven't got any human rights. We don’t have the right to go outside, to work, to look after our children," says Faranos Nazir, a 34-year-old woman in Kabul. That is the actual scenario of women in Afghanistan under the Taliban. A single Indian woman writer lightened on the life of women in Afghanistan through her books, who is none other than Sushmitha Banerjee.

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Cholas: The King of The Southeast Asian Ocean
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Cholas: The King of The Southeast Asian Ocean

Not only in the southern part of India but also over the east of Asia, the Chola dynasty invaded, conquered, and widened. The Chola dynasty was one among the famous South Indian genealogies, Chera, Chola, Pandyas, and Pallavas. The period that the Chola dynasty made the world venerate them was during the reign of King Raja Raja Chola. There is a proverb in Tamil, “Thaai ettu adi paaindhal, pillai padhinaru adi paayum” saying that if the mother can bounce up to eight feet, then her son does it by sixteen feet. Raja Raja Chola and his son Rajendra Chola are the epitomai of this proverb.

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MAHABALESHWAR: BETWEEN THE CLOUDS AND EARTH
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MAHABALESHWAR: BETWEEN THE CLOUDS AND EARTH

When you hear the word Mahabaleshwar, the first thing that comes to mind is green. The five senses would relive the memorable visit to this hill station in Maharashtra. The fresh air that kisses the cheeks, the luscious taste of the various strawberries, the ice touch of the River Krishna, the whispers of the eolian winds, and the enchanting picturesque greenery of the scenic beauty all flash across one’s memory.

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Kodaikanal: Where You Explore Yourself
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Kodaikanal: Where You Explore Yourself

Put your earphones on with Ilayaraja music and your head, out of the windows, into the winds. The songs of nature with the drizzling touch of the rain bead on the top of your nose, the brushing of the hill trees that branched out of the rocky slopes, the chasing of the monkeys for the shakes that you slurp into your mouth along with the guzzling of chill breath.

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Warli Painting: The Language of the Warli tribe
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Warli Painting: The Language of the Warli tribe

Warli is a quotidian art that flourishes especially in recent times. It appears anywhere and everywhere including dress materials, bag prints, paintings, and many more. In those days the first drawing by a little champ would be the common apple with its leaf. But today, from a kid to an old lady, anyone can be an artist because of Warli for its easy figures and captivating delivery.

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Tanjore Painting: The Gilded Art of Tamil Nadu
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Tanjore Painting: The Gilded Art of Tamil Nadu

Beautiful Tanjore paintings are unique from other paintings for their artistic mastery. They were created on wooden boards which are locally known as Palagai Padam, which means “paintings done on a wooden plank”. These Tanjore paintings are the legacy of the art of Tanjore and the pride of Tamilnadu's art history.

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