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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang

Yin and yang (or yin-yang) is a complex relational concept in Chinese culture that has developed over thousands of years. The philosophy is at least 3,500 years old, discussed in the ninth-century BCE text known as I Ching or Book of Changes, and influences the philosophies of Taoism and...

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Coco de Mer

Coco de Mer

Coco de Mer, commonly known as the sea coconut, or double coconut, Lodoicea is a monotypic genus in the palm family. The only species, Lodoicea maldivica, is endemic to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. The coco de mer palm has separate male and female trees, unlike the...

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Feng Shui

Feng Shui

Almost 6,000 years ago originating in China, Feng Shui referred to as ‘Chinese Geomancy’ is a pseudoscientific traditional practice. “Feng” means wind and “shui” means water. The philosophy of feng shui is a practice of arranging the pieces in living spaces in order to create balance with the...

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Forest bathing

Forest bathing

Spending time in nature good for our bodies and minds. From the fresh air, to the gentle sounds of nature, to the feel of sunlight on our skin, keep our feeling refreshed, restored and revitalized. The art of slowing down in nature has a name. Forest bathing, or shinrin yoku as it is called in...

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Black Holes

Black Holes

Black holes are the strangest objects in the Universe. A black hole does not have a surface, like a planet or star. Instead, it is a region of space where matter has collapsed in on itself. This catastrophic collapse results in a huge amount of mass being concentrated in an incredibly small area....

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Chocolate

Chocolate

The Aztecs called it xocolātl (meaning "bitter water"), but it should have been called ambrosia. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of wisdom, and the seeds had so much value they were used as a form of currency. Cacao has been used in Mesoamerica since...

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THREE QUESTIONS: BY LEO TOLSTOY

THREE QUESTIONS: BY LEO TOLSTOY

There was a king who believed that he would not fail if he knew the answers to the three questions: 1. What was the right time for every action? 2. Who were the right people to be with? 3. What was the most important thing to do? The king announced that he would give a great reward to the person...

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade

  I Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death    Rode the six hundred. “Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!” he said. Into the valley of Death    Rode the six hundred.   II “Forward, the Light Brigade!” Was there a man dismayed? Not though the...

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ORIGIN OF KHICHURI

ORIGIN OF KHICHURI

Khichuri is one of the most common dishes made in our households, for special occasions or maybe even for day to day consumption. It is not only a savoury dish but it also used in various sweet delicacies. We know it as khichuri, people in Karnataka call it bisibele bhat, and the Tamils name it...

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