Archive for From the web: Lifestyles & Travel
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
For seven decades now, travelling cinemas have been transporting the magic of movies to audiences across rural India. Published on BBC on September 27, 2017.
Mastanamma from Andhra Pradesh doesn't have a birth certificate to prove her 106 years but has millions of followers who can't have enough of her recipes and #GrannyWisdom.
India-based Irish photographer Cathal McNaughton shows his images of boy monks who live in the 15th-Century Thiksey monastery near Leh in Ladakh. Published on BBC on 9 January [...]
Related to the humorous road signs in India, Bhutan has put up very caring warnings with the help of India's Border Roads Organisation. Chris Dwyer has the story and photos; [...]
Although the Mekong river slides through six countries and various climates, its geographical and spiritual source is said to lie on the high, dry Tibetan plateau. Text and [...]
An unidentified daredevil is shown skiing from the peak of the Matterhorn (aka Monte Cervino) in the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy.
Veena's book became an inspiration for Michael from France to visit China and the areas she described. This video is mostly in English language and was shown on Chinese TV in [...]
Paul Lenda explains the ancient 7 Huna principles that have been taught and lived by the Huna and passed on to others in order to guide humanity towards a full self-realized state [...]
Indian railways are fondly etched into the memory of most India travelers. Mark Tully writes about one of the networks facing closure. Published in BBC Magazine on December 13, [...]
Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road, was one of the ancient world's most important intersections between East and West. The beauty of the images invokes a stepping back in time, yet the [...]
Originally a northern segment of the Silk Road trading route, the Pamir Highway has been in use for almost 2,000 years. But few travellers make it there today. By Audrey Scott and [...]
Religious belief appears to have negative influence on children’s altruism and judgments of others’ actions even as parents see them as ‘more empathetic’, writes Harriet [...]
This is the story of an extraordinary uprising, a movement of 6,000 barely educated women labourers who took on one of the most powerful companies in the world.
Hiking this challenging trail around Mt Kanchenjunga yields rewards that more popular routes don’t, including stays in traditional teahouses that few foreigners ever see, writes [...]