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German bakery goods

Taking a walk down memory lane, Rituparna Roy recalls the cacophony of foreign languages, the fragrance of bread and the laidback vibe of a special café. Published in The Hindu, November 28, 2019.

Talking Heads frontman and noted solo artist David Byrne has announced a new editorial venture called Reasons to be Cheerful, writes Rob Arcand in SPIN, August 24, 2019.

Globally, in 2018, there were a record 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals, according to the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), a rise of 6% over 2017. And every year the number increases.

As an answer to this question filmmaker Neal Howland replies with a glorious short film, or rather cinematic poem, filmed in New and Old Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur. With narration by Osho.

Anugraha delivers an inspriring talk about how we can live our daily lives not as robots but joyful beings, during an independently organized event on TEDx Syracuse University, USA, published on June 24, 2019.

Earth Feat

A music video that has gone viral, alerting the population to wake up and engage themselves with the potential effects of climate change.

Study finds microplastics are now part of our food-chain; Indian factory succeeds producing shoes from plastic bottles; Etihad Airways pioneers plastic-free flights.

Aryans 4 Feat

Deep in India’s Ladakh region live the Aryans, perhaps the last generation of pure-blooded people and holders of possibly the only untampered gene pool left in the world, writes Dave Stamboulis. Published on BBC on May 3, 2019.

Madalasa Feat

In the Mārkandeya Purāṇa there is a lullaby called Madālasā Upadesha. In this video, Sanskrit scholar, composer and musician Gabriella Burnel sings the lullaby in Sanskrit.

Consciousness Feat

“We dreamed up the Earth game as an experiment in separation from our divine source, to feel what it would be like, to see what it could teach us, and to experience the exhilaration of awakening within the dream, says Jeff Street. Published on Wake Up World on February 3, 2017.

Custodianship Feat

The hidden people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains have emerged from centuries of isolation to help save the world from climate change, writes Christopher P Baker. Published on BBC on April 3, 2019.

Penny Jarrett

In this video, business developer, youth mentor and blogger Penny Jarrett says having ADHD definitely has a positive side – if you know how to manage it. Published on BBC Ideas on November 21, 2018.

What little the general population hears about Ukraine are the constant violent political and ethnic armed conflicts with Russia. What is not known much about are how people live amid this turmoil, for example, a teenager. Published on BBC, February 21, 2019.

Manorama and Girija Feat

A story of faith and friendship at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj (formerly called Allahabad). To Manorama and Girija the festival is like the “happiest old-age home in the world.” Reported by Vikas Pandey, published on BBC on March 15, 2019.

Period. End of sentence.

A film based on young women in an Indian village who make sanitary pads has won an Oscar for best short documentary on the stigma around menstruation in rural India.