Wayang Shadow Puppets Theater

On 7th November 2003, UNESCO declared traditional shadow puppet theatre, Wayang Kulit, of Indonesia as a masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The reason behind this was to preserve this unique Indonesian heritage. Wayang is an Indonesian word for theater. This is basically referred to the traditional puppet […]

Punjabi Bhangra Dance

Bhangra is perhaps the most powerful dance beat that instantly injects adrenaline in to your veins and charges your emotions. A traditional folk dance of Punjab (in Pakistan and India) Bhangra, originated almost 500 years ago. This hybrid dance was invented by the farmers and it was performed to welcome […]

Sliding Rocks of Death Valley

Sliding Rocks refer to unexplained movement of rocks on long tracks in Racetrack Playa at Death Valley National Park. There are no strong scientific explanations of rocks moving on the plain without any human or animal intervention. A number of long tracks can be seen in Racetrack Playa where small […]

Maori people Performing Haka

I was only young when my family moved to New Zealand, and those early days are now mainly a blur of trying to fit in, learn a new language and find friends.  But one thing does still stick in my memory and will remain there forever.  And that moment has […]

Whenever street sports are talked about, the sub continent region cannot be covered without mentioning Gilli Danda. It is one of the most popular games for the rural youth of India and Pakistan. It is also played in some parts of Cambodia. This game is somehow in resemblance with a […]

Old Bonsai Tree

Bonsai is Japanese art of growing and training plants in trays or small containers. The word bonsai itself means tray (bon) growing (sai). Bonsai growers prune and train their plants to give them a perfect natural shape. You would often find miniature but very old plants growing in small containers. […]

Saint Basil Cathedral in Moscow ( Jack Versloot's Image )

The colorful onion dooms of Saint Basil’s cathedral have made this famous monument as one of the most distinguished emblems of Moscow. The cathedral was constructed on the edge of the red square between 1555 and 1561 to memorialize Ivan the Terrible’s victory against the Tartar Mongols in 1552 in the confined […]

Nubian Pyramids of Sudan - Image: retrotraveller

Most people in the world are unaware of the Nubian Pyramids of Sudan – the counterparts of famous Egyptian pyramids. Much smaller than their counterparts, the Nubian Pyramids are almost double in number than those in Egypt. These ancient pyramids belong to the kings of the Nubian empire and were constructed […]

Elmina Castle of Ghana - Image: Anthony Pappone

The Elmina Castle, a historic monument in Ghana was constructed by Portuguese traders in 1482. Usually known as St. George of the Mine, the Elmina Castle is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Historically, the Elmina Castle was a famous trade stop of the region. Initially established as the […]

Komodo National Park

The home of famous Komodo Dragons, the Komodo National Park is a natural conservatory that consists of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and numerous smaller islands of Indonesia. The conservatory spans over more than 1772 sq. km. of area and has been recognized as World Heritage site by UNESCO. The Komodo National […]