Mud festivals you shouldn’t miss

If, as a child, you had an opportunity of playing with elements, you would have enjoyed playing with mud! many of us still love creating something nice out of the mud. While the finer art of turning clay into artefacts has lured many, the childish joy of playing is always an allure. Imagine this as…

Haro Wine festival

Continuing our list of crazy festivals all across the world, today we are in Spain to talk about something you might like! Spaniards always have a desire to have a good time to roll. The country is full of thrilling festivals happening all year round. One such exciting festival is Wine fight, known locally as…

The Battle of Enfarinats

We have celebrated Holi and also might have heard of the Tomatina festival of Spain but have you heard of people throwing wheat flour, eggs at each other all in good sport? Well, then you go to visit the town of Ibi in Spain. During this crazy festival which is being celebrated for over 200…

Albuquerque international balloon festival

One of the most captivating sights is looking at a hot air balloon slowly rising against a clear sky defying the gravity and showing its colors in full grandeur. Only if you have seen this happen would you appreciate the sight? Now just imagine hundreds of hot air balloons going up like birds in the…

5 biggest Pandemics in human history

One of the greatest and most difficult challenges that have affected the spread of human civilization is that of infectious disease. Wherever humans have gone, so have virulent disease. With the corona virus pandemic wreaking havoc all over the globe, it’s apt to examine the various pandemics that have affected humans in the past. Interestingly, Sushruta…

Thrilling history of coffee

Don’t we all love coffee? Coffee has been proven to be the most popular beverage in the modern world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed in a year. In many Indian households, coffee is looked upon as a delicacy that is only had on special occasions. Coffee is a staple especially in Southern India, where…

Cowpox + milkmaids = Vaccine?

In the 20th century alone, more than 300 million people were killed due to smallpox. Smallpox is a virulent disease that has been around more millennia. In ancient Indian medical texts, this disease was referred to as masurika. Before modern vaccines were developed, ayurvedic doctors in India performed their own forms of treatment with the help…

Is beauty skin deep?

Beauty is not even skin deep! It is the work of millions of micro-beauticians working on it. Yes, that is true. The beauty of your facial skin is largely dependent on the infestation of millions of microbes on your face – also known as the facial skin microbiome. The skin has a community of beneficial…

Was Kalidasa contemporary of Jesus Christ?

Considered among the finest poets India has ever produced; Kālidāsa was a pioneer of Sanskrit poetry and has written many successful works of literature. Some of the legends state that Kālidāsa was humiliated by a princess for his lack of knowledge and this motivated him to pursue reading, writing and improving his literary skills. Kālidāsa…