A Ride You Will Never Forget

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In this concrete jungle, amongst the mix of horns, traffic and city lights of Mumbai, it is hard to identify anyone easily. But if you happen to be in Bandra and search hard enough, you will find a rickshaw that stands out with a plethora of catchy philanthropic slogans, probably the coolest rickshaw ever. This ...

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Chester Bennington

Chester’s Demise – Why Depression is Serious Stuff

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Linkin Park’s lead singer Chester Bennington was found dead by an employee last Thursday in the bedroom of his house. Just at the age of 41, he left behind a wife and six children. Linkin’ Park, whose pop-friendly blend of hard rock and hip-hop won them tens of millions of fans worldwide. With Chester as ...

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5 Indian artists

5 Indian artists that took the world by storm!

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“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is Art” -Ralph Waldo Emerson It is tough to choose the best among a plethora of Great Indian Artists. Even, starting to write the line “5 Indian Artists...” makes me cringe. Why? Because India has witnessed many illustrious and famous artists throughout its history who are known globally ...

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Female Rape Survivor

Comic Book Features Female Rape Survivor as its “Superhero”

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In the Modern era we live in, India has a lot of opportunities to offer the Indian woman along with having a voice in everyday life. But unfortunately, safety of women in India is still a huge area for concern.   There are many cases of violent crime against women who are returning from work, or ...

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Cartist

A Blend of Vintage Cars and Art in Jaipur

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Do you love cars? Fast cars? Vintage cars? Then this festival is right up your alley. Cartist is an organization aiming to promote art and give young artists a platform to showcase their works. They held a festival in 2015 to create and showcase cars and car-related art like paintings, sketches, pen work, sculptures, fiber ...

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Lipstick Under My Burkha

Lipstick Under My Burkha : Why censorship sucks!

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Finally, after much controversy, debutante Alankrita Shrivatava’s movie Lipstick Under My Burkha is set to release on July 21. This movie has gained a lot of attention and won several accolades abroad, but gained little recognition in India due to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) banning it. Even before its official release, it ...

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On a Mission to Feed the Hungry

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There is an ancient saying in India that says “Annam Parabrahma Swaroopam” . It means that food is equal to god. But do we pay heed to this? Not at all. As a result, millions of our people are dying in hunger when tons of food is being thrown away, wasted, discarded; for no good ...

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Music, Rock & Roll, Pratik Bijlani, Beatles, Hey Jude, Elvis, Stop Commotion

Legends of Rock & Roll

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I absolutely adore Rock & Roll music! There is nothing like a Beatles or a Rolling Stones song to make you feel energized in the morning. The moment I hear the sweet riffs and beautiful drum beats, I wanna put on my shoes and dance like nobody's looking. Rock & Roll is not just mere ...

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Beatboxing, music, pratik bijlani, stop commotion

The Beatbox Goes On!

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I found this video of two guys dressed as nerds trolling people with their beatboxing skills. At first, I thought the video was fake, but after doing a bit of digging it turns out that not only is it real, anyone can do it given enough practice. Check out the video!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBq5guIzlMc     For those of you who don't ...

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The heart of Buddha's Teaching

Book Review : The heart of Buddha’s Teaching

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Book Review: The heart of Buddha’s Teaching Author: Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-present)   Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk and peace activist that resides in Plum village, France. He is active in the peace movement and is constantly promoting non-violent solutions to conflicts. He has written over 100 books on meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism. He has ...

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