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“I won’t eat Animals,” girl tells her mother

Realising, to her horror, that meat is made from animals, five-year-old Zada tells her mother she's a vegetarian. And her mind is made up. (video)

Gurdjieff’s indelible advice to his daughter

Gurdjieff's 83 rules of advice he gave to his daughter Cynthie Sophia "Dushka" Howarth (1924–2010). She went on to found the Gurdjieff Heritage Foundation.

We don’t have to eat animals

Joey Carbstrong (aka Joey Armstrong) is a 31 year-old Australian vegan activist, currently on tour of the UK and Ireland. We are showing a video of him having touched down in [...]

A super blue blood Moon on January 31, 2018

The Moon will put on quite the show at the end of the month, as a very rare, "super blue blood moon" will appear in the skies. Published in RT and SOTT on January 22, 2018.

Theory of evolution dismissed by Indian education minister

A hot debate has gripped India, after Satyapal Singh, India’s minister for higher education, emphatically stated that Darwin's theory of evolution is wrong. Published in The [...]

Un espresso per favore!

Why Italians say no to takeaway coffee in paper and plastic cups (video).

Adressing the flaws in the education system

A look at the current education system in India but similarities can be found world-wide. An inspiring and challenging video that calls upon all those concerned to bring out the [...]

Baa Baa Land

An eight-hour, slow-motion epic entirely starring sheep on location in Essex, England.

I count my blessings every day

Andy, a former homeless man in Britain and now in temporary accommodation, speaks on video about how his life changed after he bought a puppy off a beggar. They bonded and through [...]

India and the World: A History in Nine Stories

A rare collection spanning two million years of history is on display -until 18 February 2018 - in an exhibition in Mumbai. It is a collaboration between CSMVS, Mumbai, The [...]

‘I feel less stuffed after dinners – and less guilty’: why I stopped eating meat

"My journey towards vegetarianism started 30 years ago for practical reasons, but the more I eschew animal products the better I feel about everything," writes Michele Hanson in [...]

The ‘untranslatable’ emotions you never knew you had

For our international audience: "From gigil to wabi-sabi and tarab, there are many foreign emotion words with no English equivalent. Learning to identify and cultivate these [...]

45 Ways to avoid using the word ‘very’

Amanda Patterson's (very) useful suggestions. Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it [...]

The astounding connection between people and trees through time

Observed by Jocelyn Mercado, published in Uplift on November 6, 2017.

If we’re living in a virtual reality, why care about anything?

Whether your head is in the sand or not, you are no more or less a part of the same One Consciousness, and what happens to one, happens to all, writes Nanice Ellis in Wakeup-World [...]

Carl Sagan’s eerily accurate prediction about the demise of America

Towards the end of his life, Carl Sagan expressed deep concern about the 'dumbing down of America'. Buck Rogers writes in the Waking Times and SOTT.

Conflicting views on social media balanced by an algorithm

Algorithms are able to balance the information exposure so that social media users can be exposed to information from both sides of the discussion. Published in Science Daily on [...]

Where there’s a will…

Mumbai matriarch, Amla Ruia, is one of the most prolific dam builders in the world, writes Aamir Rafiq Peerzeda on BBC on December 12, 2017.

Stunning photos of Juno’s Jupiter fly-by

Traveling above Jupiter at more than 130,000 miles per hour, NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took its ninth set of stunning flyby images on October 24, 2017. Published at Sci-Tech [...]

“Am I dying?” The honest answer

In this TED talk, emergency medical technician O’Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: “Am I going to die?”

Do you recognize any of these habits?

Is your smartphone making you stupid? Lisa Egan has a checklist. Excerpt from her article published in SOTT and Ready Nutrition.

Are you ready for Data Detox?

Your apps, search engines and social networks know hidden things about you that even your closest friends might not. To find out just how much, Sophia Smith Galer tries an [...]

A non-binary, gender fluid creature of indeterminate sexuality

If you don't know what that means, Piers Morgan lays out the widely discussed insufferable gender issue that is flooding the world; he got our ear. Published in Mailonline on [...]

Khachapuri – a Georgian cousin to pizza

Hot on the heels of hearing about the expanding buddhafield in Georgia (Europe), we also got the details on a gooey, addictive, cheese-stuffed flatbread, ubiquitous in Georgia. [...]

“What is silence? Why is it more important now than ever?”

"Silence can be anywhere, any time – it’s just in front of your nose. I create it for myself as I walk up the stairs, prepare food or merely focus on my breathing," writes [...]

Poem of the Atoms

Rumi's timeless poem, part of the soundtrack of the film Bab'Aziz, composed by Armand Amar, performed by Salar Aghili and Haroun Teboul.

Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online

Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis can now be downloaded to read this historic and compelling research by the then little-known 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate.

Everyone is distracted… all of the time

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks [...]

How the river Ganges was taken to London

About an extraordinary journey that was made possible by the largest silver objects ever produced. Explained by Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum.

All of us are energy

Scientific argument for the mystical experience given in a riveting speech with core statements about oneness and energy by Jeff Liebermann at TEDxCambridge.

The road from Killar via Kishtwar to Pangi

Not for the faint-hearted - a road with toe-curling vistas! Can you watch the 5-min video to the end?

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

"Only when you have something that is truly worth complaining about ... engage in solution-oriented complaining." Article by Travis Bradberry, published in Entrepreneur.

Veda Village in St Petersburg

An interesting experiment in Russia invites vegetarians to live and evolve together in a healthy, supportive environment. Published in SOTT and RT on October 14, 2017.

Why do we celebrate Halloween?

A video about the origins of Halloween. Why do we carve pumpkins and 'trick or treat'?

The Atlantic Slave Trade

315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives. Link to a two-minute animation. Article by Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie, published in 'Slate'.

How the food you eat affects your gut

In this video, Shilpa Ravella shares the best foods for a healthy gut.

Location of the soul

Two eminent scientists believe to have located the soul in the human body. Written by Ivan (who added a relevant quote by Osho) at Ancient Code, published on October 18, 2017.

All of us are energy

Jim Carrey is a well-known Canadian-American actor and quirky comedian. He also acted in several unusual outstanding movies which are early pointers to his present life and [...]

The gardeners of Kabul

Kabul and Afghanistan have become associated with war and violence for decades. Among all strife, people keenly aware of the importance of trees and plants persevered to maintain [...]

Dark humour

It appears to be the funniest sign of high intelligence; result of a study published on PsyBlog and SOTT on October 15, 2017.

Are we heading towards a godless society?

No one believes God exists because it is a 'preposterous' idea, according to Graham Lawton, in 'How to be Human' by the New Scientist. Phoebe Weston in Mail Online, UK, September [...]

A train passenger’s view of India

Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him. Published on BBC on September 23, 2017.

Love prohibited to be listed as an ingredient

Of all the bizarre moves federal US agencies (and many also in other countries these days) came up with in the last few years, this one beats them all! Published in The Kansas City [...]

Stunning 30-day time-lapse taken from a cargo ship

The vastness of the world's oceans is something not many ponder on. Watching this spectacular time-lapse of a cargo ship's journey over the course of a month will infuse you with [...]

A ‘hidden portal’ to another world

An underground cave in Vietnam is probably beyond anything you’ve ever come across! It’s mesmerizing, it’s mysterious, it’s beautiful and magical. Published by Ivan in [...]

It’s in the eyes that see

For those who participated in Enlightenment Intensive (now Who Is In), wisps of memories will arise - and tears - then as now. A four minute experience to look beyond borders in a [...]

Dalit women breaking stereotypes

Savita Devi is leading a group of 10 Dalit (formerly known as untouchable) women who have broken stereotypes by coming together to form a drum band. Published on BBC on October 2, [...]

Not here – Alan’s choices

Phyllis Shacter shares a very personal story about love and courage - and her husband Alan's choice to die with the aid of VSED, voluntary stopping eating and drinking. Recorded at [...]

The avid watchers of India’s old school travelling cinemas

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.

Earliest origins of zero symbol revealed

Carbon dating shows an ancient Indian manuscript has the earliest recorded origin of the zero symbol. Published on BBC, September 15, 2017.