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A Day in India

Homesick for India? Here's a quick fix, courtesy from the folks of the Perennial Plate Real Food World Tour.

India’s Amazing Living Root Bridges

Neelima Vallangi presents photos and commentary of the indigenous Khasi people of Meghalaya and their ingenious invention of living root bridges. Published by BBC Travel on April [...]

Bhutan’s Dark Secret to Happiness

Written by Eric Weiner, published by BBC Travel on April 8, 2015.

I Really Enjoy Living

Four years ago, we featured an inspiring story about 92 year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch.

Loneliness a Growing Public Health Concern

Excerpt from an article by Carolyn Gregoire in The Huffington Post, published on March 21, 2015

The Ridge

A new astounding video by extreme cyclist Danny Macaskill, so far streamed more than 12 million times.

Harassing Women in Public

A social experiment staged by Indian actor Varun Pruthi.

India’s Last Surviving Headhunters

Neelima Vallangi presents photos and commentary of the people of Nagaland, a disappearing culture in Northeast India. Published by BBC Travel on February 16, 2015.

The Holy Economy

Guna Raj Luitel writes in the Nepali Post, Nepal, issue February 20-26, 2015 #745

Discovering Polo and the Polo Crowd

With its unique jargon and format, Polo remains elusive for common mortals as royalty, army officers and new millionaires make up its swish crowd, discovers Kul Bhushan.

The Women’s Kingdom

A sensitive portrayal of extraordinary women struggling to hold on to their extraordinary society filmed by Xiaoli Zhou and Brent E. Huffman, shown by PBS Frontline Broadcast.

Making Londoners Smile

Saclà, the Pesto pioneers and Italian foodies favourite brand, served up a great surprise at John Lewis Foodhall from Waitrose and staged an impromptu Opera in the food [...]

The Magic Lifeline Express

Lifeline Express is the world's first hospital-train.

Pushkar Mela

You’ve heard a lot about the Pushkar Mela, often considered to experience it but haven’t managed just yet?

The Transmission of Blue

Jon Rappoport, investigative reporter and author, writes about the hypnotic use of color in television news on

China’s Mountain Hermits…

Seek a Highway to Heaven, writes Tom Hancock (AFP) on December 18, 2014, posted on Yahoo! News Singapore.

Naked on the Net

You are being tracked every time you go on the web, writes Kul Bhushan.

The NoPhone

Finally it happened! Christopher Hooton at The Independent introduces an alternative to iPhone 6. Published on October 27, 2014.

Why Are We All So Busy?

Aimee Raupp (author, acupuncturist, herbalist and women's health and fertility expert) writes in The Huffington Post on August 20, 2014.

Baring It All is a video website founded by Elisa and her daughter, Lily.

Cellphone Road Rules

As posted by the BBC on September 16, 2014.

Hindu Nectar: Spiritual Wanderings in India

An ancient call - a cinematic journey directed by Damini (Akanksha Joshi), produced by the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Diplomacy; music by Prem Chinmaya (Dunster).

Goodbye Siri

Sadhvi writes about communicating with her new iPhone...

Happy, Happy People

11 characteristics of authentically happy people, by Drake Baer, published in The Business Insider, Indonesia, on July 2, 2014.

English and Hinglish

Published by the BBC, Craig Jeffrey writes on June 30, 2014:

Gross National Happiness Index

Interview by Magda Fahsi published on February 11, 2014 at MintPress News; "We no longer are human beings, we are more and more economic animals, surviving in a market place."

Sunbathing in the Nude…

... is tabu in many locations, but no problem for citizens in Munich, as reported by Toni Jones in the Daily Mail on April 14, 2014.

The Dabbawallas

A report on the amazing and unique food delivery system in India.

The Great Indian Head Bobble

A mystery to first-time visitors to India, it eventually grows on most foreigners who find it endearing and quaint.

100 Years of Fashion in 100 Seconds

Talk about 'time' speeding up!

Hippie Hating? Think Again!

From music to sex to style, we are all descendents of that early neanderthal: the Hippie. Like it or not. So let's stop throwing them under the VW bus, shall we?

‘Selfie’ Word of the Year 2013

It is an odd word, that. I became aware of it for the first time a few months ago when a friend visiting from Australia coined the term which originated in Down-Under.

Uruguayan President Making a Difference

Al Jazeera interviewed José Mujica, President of Uruguay, on the occasion of Uruguay's unprecedented move to legalise marijuana.

On Male Baldness and Solutions

In a recent article for the BBC, Daniel Cossins addresses the question, Will we ever banish baldness?

A Young Centenarian

105 year-old Edythe Kirchmeier oldest Facebook user.

Death Dinners

Death dinners trending in the USA as baby boomers age.

Fabulous Fashionistas

The ladies shown here in a trailer for a BBC documentary on Channel 4 have an average age of 80. They are determined to look fabulous, have fun and redefine old age.

Experiencing Silence in Siberia

Forty year-old Sylvain Tesson has been called France’s ‘most brilliant travel writer’.

Nena and Osho’s Meditations

Dynamic Meditation as background to Nena's song 'We are true'