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.
How climate change and advancing commercial exploitation will affect Finland’s indigenous Sami people; a Norwegian town intends to abolish timekeeping.
A music video that has gone viral, alerting the population to wake up and engage themselves with the potential effects of climate change.
Articles from the web based on the 2018 Oxford University study and Greenpeace’s 2019 report that highlight the impact meat consumption has on the environment.
An interview with the Dalai Lama by Rajini Vaidyanathan at his residence in McLeod-Ganj near Dharamshala, India. Published by BBC on June 27, 2019.
Study finds microplastics are now part of our food-chain; Indian factory succeeds producing shoes from plastic bottles; Etihad Airways pioneers plastic-free flights.
Video interviews with Peter Fenwick and Eben Alexander; legislation in Washington state to allow composting of human bodies.
According to a panel of scientists, humans have ushered in a new geological epoch, writes Joe Pinkstone in MailOnline. Published on May 27, 2019.
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.
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.
Seventeen-year-old Aashima has lived in Delhi her whole life and feels the Delhiites are one big family. Video published on BBC on May 2, 2019.
New Johns Hopkins University research found that an ‘encounter with God’ made people less afraid of death and improved their overall moods and outlooks, writes Natalie Rahhal. Published on Mail Online on April 26, 2019.
Thai Buddhist Meditation Master Acharavadee Wongsakon has seen the future and it’s not looking good. Published in The Bali Times on April 19, 2019.
In the Swedish city of Eskilstuna, people are committed to sort their household waste into seven different-coloured bags. A video by Dougal Shaw, published on BBC on April 12, 2019.
“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.
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.
An ADHD parents’ support group asks the BBC why ADHD is often seen as negative. Published on BBC Stories on March 20, 2019.
Stephen Tonti’s primary focus is writing and directing for film and various other multimedia projects; he also tours as a public speaker advocating for men and women diagnosed with ADHD, as he has been. In this video, he speaks on TEDx.
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.
Francky Knapp reports about Chimi Lhakhang, a Buddhist temple in Bhutan dedicated to fertility and the ‘sacred phallus’. Published on Messy Nessy Chic on March 14, 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.
The new 5G, if allowed to roll out, is a health crisis waiting to happen and the harmful ubiquitous EM frequencies produced will be everywhere, writes Paul A. Philips on Wake Up World.
People worldwide are engaged and committed to stop implementation of 5G. Bhagawati has an update based on latest news from Brussels, Belgium.
Drag artist and theatre maker The Nightbus connecting kids with LGBTQ+ role models of colour. Published on BBC on March 28, 2019.
Catholic Priests burned books they deem sacrilegious in a wacky event in Poland on March 31, 2019, writes Bhagawati.
Dance troupe Aliens Crew performs a dance based on singer-songwriter Forest Blakk’s poem, and is awarded 1st place at World of Dance Paris (video).
A bald eagle was unable to fly, after a huge ice ball grew on his tail while it was hunting in the blistering cold winds of Michigan, USA. Published on BBC, February 15, 2019.
A megastructure featuring the world’s tallest sky bridge has been erected in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, writes Tyler Durden on ZeroHedge. Published on March 1, 2019.
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.
… states James Lovelock, one of the most influential environmental thinkers of our time. Published on BBC on January 24, 2019.
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.
Entrepreneur Aditi Gupta created a comic book to help girls in India better understand their periods. Published on BBC on March 8, 2019.
Philosopher and comic Emily Levine talks on Ted: about making friends with reality, waves and particles, and death.
Andrew Whitehead (her biographer) writes about this British woman’s remarkable story. Published by BBC on March 7, 2019.
A portrait of Dorothy Maclean, co-founder of the Findhorn Foundation and Community, by Thomas Miller on Uplift.
Along the lines of ‘you ain’t seen nothin’ yet’, the Android Kannon Mindar was observed preaching to monks of the Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto on February 23, 2019.
A new book translates 43 different Japanese words into English, introducing ideas that can help people in the West live differently. BBC picked out seven of the most poignant. Written by Fiona Macdonald, published in BBC on January 25, 2019.
A video for lovers of words, language and expressions: Snollygoster, fudgel, twattling, hum durgeon, dysania…?
Reports show that many insect populations are declining. How will that affect us? Published on BBC on February 22, 2019.
Prof Martin Rees, astronomer royal, speaks on space exploration and its implications. Published in The Guardian on February 21, 2019. (video)
A new map of the night sky charts hundreds of thousands of previously unknown galaxies discovered by using a telescope that can detect light sources optical instruments cannot see. Published on SOTT/AFP on February 20, 2019.