Taliban Attack in Pakistan Prompts Cross-Border Solidarity From India

Taliban Attack in Pakistan Prompts Cross-Border Solidarity From India


Amid the horrific massacre at an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday that resulted in over 140 deaths, mostly of children under the age of 16, the overwhelming support from regional rival India was a silver lining that has briefly lifted spirits.

The two countries generally don’t see eye to eye and have had a bilateral relationship that can be described as fractious at best. But in the aftermath of the Pakistani Taliban’s brutal attack, military posturing and border skirmishes were briefly set aside as India mourned with its neighbor.

Indian news channel NDTV reported that schools across India observed a two-minute silence on Wednesday, expressing solidarity with the victims of the attack. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who condemned the attack on Twitter soon after the news broke and later telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, also led the Indian Parliament in marking the incident.

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Inking The Thinking


Dear humans of Pakistan,

As a human, my heart goes out to you for innocent lives you had to lose to the guardians of terror. As an Indian, I pray that you find the strength to battle the fear that is spreading on your soil.

Did those terrorists not even think once about what they would be doing to the future of their own country? Did they not flinch while visualizing the terror those young eyes would have to see – friends being shot, teachers being burnt, blood soaked clothes, coffins, wailing parents, ensuing nightmares, and violent day dreams?

I know all of you are not terrorists. There are countless number of Pakistanis who are living in Pakistan but have nothing to do with the terror outfits. I know that all Muslims are not waging a war against India and the rest of the world. A section of people among you lead the world to doubt all of you.

The Army is the…

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People of India

People of India

Dear Maurice

I have just returned from what was a life changing journey through a very small area of incredible India! In just 6 days and 6 towns, I saw and experienced the many cultures of life in India.

The memory that has stayed the most fresh in my mind since I have returned are the people of India. The colours they wear, the music that they have pumping from their tractors and that deep solemn look that they all seem to have… unless you have the skill to make them smile!

I have a small collection of photographs that I took, with their permission of course.

These people touched my heart, each for different reasons.



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7 Most Haunted Places in India for Brave hearts

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Paranormal is something you never believe in, until you experience it. We don’t know the truth behind, but these 7 places are certainly the most famous “Haunted” places in India.

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1. Bhangard Fort, Alwar
Bhangard is situated in Alwar district in Rajasthan state. Built by King Sawai Madho Singh in 17th century, the fort is considered haunted. Paranormal activities have been a frequent happening here. There is also a notice board put up by the Archaeological Survey of India which prohibits the entrance in fort after sunset. When you are up for India Travel, Bhangard is certainly on the list for brave hearts.

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2. Agrasen ki Baoli, Delhi
Agrasen ki Baoli is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well on Hailey Road near Connaught Place, in New Delhi. There were the earliest forms of step wells and reservoirs. But as the wates turned…

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Sugar, Not Salt, May Be at Fault for Hypertension

Sugar, Not Salt, May Be at Fault for Hypertension


Experts from an article by Lara C. Pullen, PhD December 11, 2014

A reduction in the consumption of added sugars and, in particular, processed foods may translate into decreased rates of hypertension as well as decreased cardiometabolic disease. In particular, a new review article suggests that sugar, not salt, appears to contribute to the majority of the hypertension risk associated with processed food.

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Alleppey – Kerala’s Backwaters

Alleppey – Kerala’s Backwaters


IMG_4607We took another night bus back to Goa (this time the bus was in better condition and the window actually stayed closed allowing us to get some sleep) and spent the day on a beach near Margaon. In the evening, we jumped on an overnight train and headed further south to Alleppey, which is in the southern state of Kerala. It’s a coastal area of canals and waterways that wind through rice fields. The main tourist draw is to stay in a houseboat and explore the area’s backwater villages and waterways.


IMG_4610Sabine, Gregor, and ourselves booked a two-bedroom overnight houseboat tour together. We embarked at noon and cruised through many small waterways and lakes, taking pictures of the locals and the landscape while relaxing under the shade of the houseboat deck in the cool breeze. We had our own captain and chef – We were like one-percenters just for a day!…

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