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Increased tourism is overwhelming Venice, Italy. Bruno Boelpaep's video shows the alarming trend that forces much of the native population to move away. Published on BBC on October [...]
The discovery of rock carvings believed to be tens of thousands of years old in India's western state of Maharashtra has greatly excited archaeologists who believe they hold clues [...]
September 30 is International Translation Day - on this occasion, the BBC published a video about some languages that have words and phrases that English speakers never knew they [...]
Iran’s wind catchers stand as a reminder of how ancient civilisations have adapted to the region’s harsh desert environment, writes Shervin Abdolhamidi on September 27 on BBC.
Plastic waste is a serious problem not only in India but all over the globe. We encourage word to be spread far and wide about these two new inventions. Published by BBC on [...]
The ever-ongoing struggle between generations and the effort to understand each other shown here between father and son from Ghana. Published on BBC on December 16, 2017.
If you look beyond the hashish haze, you’ll find a treasure trove of legends, intrigue and unanswered questions, writes Mehk Chakraborty. Published on BBC on August 22, 2018.
Samir S. Patel follows Matt Mikkelsen through the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington to record the 'uncontaminated' natural sounds of the dawn chorus (audio sample). Published in NPR on [...]
... with the 272 steps leading up to the Batu Caves (a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor) painted in a dazzling array of colours. [...]
Sex still being a touchy and often even taboo subject in many cultures and religions to this day, a mother and daughter from the Punjab have the courage to ask each other various [...]
"There is a reason for every disease state. It is the body’s attempt at restoring balance," writes Marco Torres. Published on Wake Up World, on July 31, 2018.
Every year, northern India is flooded with men and women in saffron clothes walking through the streets carrying pots suspended on a stick, reports the BBC on August 9, 2018.
Millions of commuters descend on India's railway in Mumbai every day. A special feature of carriages solely dedicated to women, helps avoid male groping, which is still widespread [...]
Although street maps by satellite can be a very helpful thing, nobody wants their open entrance or garage visible to those who might plan an unannounced visit with questionable [...]
Arjuna (John Hogue) writes about mundane and spiritual suicide on the occasion of Anthony Bourdain's demise. Excerpted from Part 1 of his essay published on HogueProphecy.com on [...]
To finally gain mastery over our inboxes, we have to deal with the root causes and not just the symptoms that frequently flare up, writes Paul Levy, University of Brighton, on BBC. [...]
Big brother alive and well. A new report throws a damper on their claims that they protect their users' privacy. Published in SOTT and RT on July 4, 2018.
If you've ever had the sneaking suspicion that your phone might be watching you, new research suggests you're not being paranoid. Published on SOTT and RT on July 4, 2018.
If we want transformation to happen, it can take place in a moment. Just one moment of will, of complete determination is enough. writes Naina in The Sentinel, Assam, on June 24, [...]
System would allow Facebook to identify what adults and children are watching based on ambient noise. Published in The Guardian on June 29, 2018.
Who doesn't know the feeling of an intense tiredness descending on one's body - for example just after lunch? The head droops slightly, the eyelids struggle to remain open and the [...]
Justin Rowlatt, frequently also featured on Osho News, looks back on his three years on assignment reporting for the BBC from South Asia and, in particular, India. Published on [...]
Beech trees are bullies and willows are loners, says forester Peter Wohlleben, author of a new book claiming that trees have personalities and communicate via a [...]
Inspiring and illuminating presentation of how to bypass the conservative funeral industry and how to come to terms with the reality of having one's dead body disposed of. [...]
A deeply reflective poem by Rumi (1207-1273) exploring the soul is read to accompany the Bagong Silang documentary about a community that inhabits a cemetery in Manila, [...]
Prof Stephen Hawking's final research paper suggests that our Universe may be one of many similar to our own, writes Pallab Ghosh on BBC News. Published on May 2, 2018.
Vada pav is synonymous with the city of Mumbai, with almost every resident, from factory workers to Bollywood stars, unabashed in declaring their love for it, writes Charukesi [...]
Writer Pico Iyer understands that by keeping an outer journey short, you can make the inner journey that follows echo across a lifetime. Published on BBC on March 8, 2018.