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The Dalai Lama talks to a group of seekers led by Deepak Chopra at his residence in Dharamsala/McLeodGanj, HP, India on February 11, 2019.

Human scars on earth

Edward Burtynsky’s images show ‘the indelible marks left by humankind on the geological face of our planet’. They are surreal and glorious at first sight, writes Cameron [...]

This is why meditation is so good for you (and why Prince Harry does it every day)

Prince Harry is said to meditate every day - along with 40 million people using the app Headspace - and 91 million people searching for the term on Google. Here's how meditation [...]

An enlightened tribute to J. Krishnamurti

Chaitanya Keerti writes about the time when he heard J. Krishnamurti had left his body and what Osho, at the time staying on Crete, Greece, said about him. Published in Happy HO on [...]

Gully boys: The defiant street rappers telling India’s story

Meet Bombay Lokal, one of Mumbai's home-grown hip-hop groups, whose music is about identity, discrimination and free speech. Published on BBC on February 15, 2019.

Russian satellite records unknown atmospheric physical phenomena

An ultraviolet telescope installed on the Russian satellite Lomonosov registered light 'explosions' in our planet's atmosphere. Published by SOTT and Sputnik on February 11, 2019. [...]

Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever visited

NASA has just gotten another view of Ultima Thule, the most distant object ever visited. Published on SOTT and RT on February 11, 2018.

Trial run of mindfulness practice in UK schools scheduled until 2021

Mindfulness at school: Thousands of pupils will be given meditation lessons to help them 'cope with pressure', writes Eleanor Harding. Published in Mail Online on February 3, 2019.

Socrates dancing

Xenophon (ca. 430 BCE - 350 BCE) was a brilliant leader, kind horseman and friend of Socrates. Eve Browning writes about his intriguing portrait of Socrates, so contrary to what we [...]

A stolen life: the ‘civilization’ of a child

Parents who maintain their socially-given identity cannot be the true guardians of the child, asserts Harry Krueger. Published in Wake-up World on June 7, 2016.

Downward-facing dog

It is the most ubiquitous pose in yoga. Interestingly, the ancient Chinese art and science of acupuncture can help explain why, writes Sara Calabro. Published on SOTT and [...]

Double feature: the Moon this month

Sunday, January 20 - The first of three supermoons this year, the "supermoon bloodmoon lunar eclipse" is coming to North and South America, as well as to the UK and parts of [...]

Indian transgender gurus in landmark Hindu procession

The northern Indian city of Allahabad witnessed a historic procession on Sunday led by a Hindu congregation of transgender people. Photojournalist Ankit Srinivas reports. Published [...]

A thousand faces for life

What is usually reported about the Gaza Strip, the self-governing Palestinian territory on the east coast of the Mediterranean, is war and death, general mayhem and destruction. [...]

Pamir Highway – a wild ride across Central Asia

Stretching more than 1,200 km between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, it is one of the world's wildest roads – and for the intrepid traveller, one of the most epic road trips, writes [...]

PC gone wild: Traditions that will never be the same after 2018

As we bid farewell to another year, it looks like we'll also be saying goodbye to some iconic pieces of cultural history along with it. Published on SOTT and RT on December 26, [...]

Spectacular New York blues

Electrified by the eerie colour of the sky Thursday night, onlookers in New York borough of Queens speculated about an alien invasion or this being a sign from God. Published by [...]

Swamp rainbow

A unique yet natural phenomenon has been documented in Virginia and Florida, USA. Published on BBC on November 27, 2018.

Fault vs Responsibility

In this video Will Smith talks about taking responsibility for our happiness and our lives.

God of chaos

A star 8,000 light years from Earth is on the verge of a huge supernova explosion, which could produce the Milky Way's first gamma-ray explosion, a dangerous and extremely [...]

Storm in a teacup over the humble nightie

A committee of village elders in southern India has banned women from wearing nighties during the day. Geeta Pandey has the story, illustrated by Priya Kuriyan. Published on BBC on [...]

The Middle East’s travelling storytellers

They keep the story of the Kurdish people alive, strengthening Kurdish unity by recognising its struggle through its history and legends, writes Rhiannon J Davies. Published on BBC [...]

Taiwan’s Rainbow village

When a 96-year-old former soldier learned that his village was going to be demolished 10 years ago, he picked up a brush and started painting – and he hasn’t stopped since, [...]

The Inter-Parliamentary Union: are they running the planet?

Apparently there's a rather unknown world government group that was established in 1889 and in operation since then; its background and implications are explained by Aaron Dykes in [...]

The insect apocalypse is here

Many people have noticed a decline in the insect population over recent years. What does it mean for the rest of life on Earth? Brooke Jarvis explores the dire findings about the [...]

Rare white reindeer found in northern Norway

Sara Malm reports in The Daily Mail on December 3, 2018.

Virtual safari

Video of stunning wildlife photos from around the world, shown at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, USA. Published on BBC on November 26, [...]

So far oldest rock art discovered in Indonesia

Artwork discovered on the walls of a limestone cave in Borneo’s East Kalimantan province might just be the oldest figurative painting ever discovered, writes Andrew Masterson. [...]

Small boy upstages Pope Francis’ audience

Pope Francis' general audience featured a surprise guest appearance when a small boy ran onto the podium. All those who judged this spontaneous child, had to eat their words later. [...]

The Seed Mother

Rahibai Soma Popere lives in the tribal village Kombhalne, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra. Realizing that less and less of indigenous crops were growing and not longer available [...]

Tunnel of light thrills visitors

A bespoke tunnel of light created from more than 57,000 LEDs is providing festive cheer and selfie heaven to city visitors in Norwich, UK. Published on BBC on November 17, 2018.

Soundscape: The importance of sound and silence

Sound and silence have a direct, powerful influence on emotions. Here some hints how to establish life in healthy surroundings. Published in SOTT and on November 16, [...]

Mill Valley, California, blocks 5G cell tower implementation

Citing concerns of cancer and other health risks, the city has moved to block the installation of 5G cell phone technology, writes Matt Agorist. Published in New Thought Project on [...]

‘Talks’ about implanting UK employees with microchips creates alarm

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve [...]

The new ‘freedom’ and the tyranny of convenience

Freedom once meant something significant for mankind, writes Sir Julian Rose. Published on SOTT on November 5, 2018.

Way out there…

Being transported from our globe to space - way out there - and back into the human body with Google Earth video.

The mesmerizing power of Krakatau

During a dazzling recent eruption, Indonesia's Krakatau volcano creates its own lightning.

Pune, an Indian city with audacious attitude

Punekars, as residents of Pune are called, are considered high-handed across the region – often to the point of rudeness, writes Rathina Sankari. Published by BBC on October 29, [...]

Learning my mother tongue

Born and raised in Birmingham, Lola is both British and Nigerian. As the oldest daughter, she started the first generation of British-Nigerian in her family. But to what extent can [...]

Meet Hyperion

Scientists recently uncovered the largest known structure of the ancient universe, writes Doris Elin Salazarin Published on October 17, 2018.

The people vs the school system

Prince EA's poignant rap lyrics on the outdatedness of our schooling system.

Reclaiming Venice

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 [...]

Prehistoric art hints at lost Indian civilisation

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 [...]

Special words that don’t exist in English (yet)

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 [...]

An ancient engineering feat harnesses the wind

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.

Hyderabad homes and pavements made from used plastic bags

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 [...]

Rebuilding a relationship between father and son

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.

No such thing as stuck

Delayed orchestra launches into an impromptu airport gig.

Malana: a Himalayan village shrouded in myth

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.

Plogging Mumbaikars

Meet Mumbai's singing and dancing plogging club; these litter-picking joggers collect plastic waste in a Mumbai park.