Thar Desert

Thar Desert is most densely populated desert in the world. It straddles India and Pakistan. Most noteworthy, around sixty percent of this desert is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is where this photo was taken. There are all types of people who live in this desert, although my favorite are the nomads who …

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Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos in Spanish, is an important public holiday in Mexico. A large number of people in the country, as well as those in the Mexican Diaspora, celebrate this for three days beginning on October 31. Since 2008, it has been part of the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural …

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Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti, you might hear and wonder what it is all about. It is a national holiday in India. This holiday celebrates the birth of one of the nation’s beloved sons, Mahatma Gandhi. As a result, it is a popular day. In Hinduism, jayanti is a celebration of birth. It is more specifically the celebration …

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Darjeeling by AJ Paris ajparisphotos


A beautiful hilly town in the Himalayas, Darjeeling is a unique town with a unique history. Its name comes from two Tibetan words: dorje, which is the name of a staff carried by a god named Indira; and ling, which means land. Yet, it is a very global town. First of all, the British Raj …

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