Indian Independence Day

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15th of August is celebrated as the independence of the world’s largest democracy. It is a day of great significance for the entire world, as this event triggered off the independence of several countries in Asia and Africa.

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Oktoberfest

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In spite of the name, ‘Oktoberfest’ actually begins in the middle or end of September. It’s a folk festival which typically signifies the onset of winter in Germany and much of central or western Europe. Oktoberfest is typically associated with the consumption and appreciation of a wide variety of beers. Typical food items belonging to German cuisine such as pretzels, sauerkrauts and sausages as bratwurst are also widely consumed during this period but beer remains a quintessential part of the festivities.

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Mexican Independence Day

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Mexico has quietly risen as one of the economic ‘middle-powers’ of the world. Similar to the BRICS group, Mexico is now considered a regional influencer with a GDP that is amongst the 15 largest in the world going by any measure and a per capita income equivalent to several middle level European countries. This and several historical reasons dictate that the Mexican Independence Day on 16th September is a crucial event for the globe.

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Full-Moon Parties in Thailand

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Full moon parties are common in many parts of the world but the one that is held on the Kho Pha Ngan island in Thailand is the best known.  As the name suggests, this is an electronic music fest held on full moon nights. The following are some important snippets about full-moon parties in Thailand: Read More

La Tomatina

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La Tomatina is a unique festival celebrated in the Spanish town of Bunol using tomatoes. The area is particularly renowned for tomato production and the excess produce is used for a game where participants throw them at one another. Strict rules govern the game such as the rule on tomatoes needing to be squashed before being thrown in order to avoid injuries. Participants cannot throw anything else apart from tomatoes during the contest.

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American Independence Day

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A very famous quote by the American President in the original Independence Day film refers to the 4th July as not being an American holiday any longer, but indeed for the world. In the context of the film, it refers to the fact that Alien invaders to the Earth were sent back home that day. While in reality, the day may be less dramatic, it has still become a global event due to the American dominance over global business and culture.

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A present for every occasion – Gifting customs around the World

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With the arrival of Holiday season, the race to get that perfect gift begins. Gifting is a very important custom followed around the world and is a way to express our love and gratitude for our family, friends and associates. But many times, gifts can either make or break relationships. Here is a small guide on what to gift when you have friends or business acquaintances all over the world.
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Is Hinglish a Global Unifier?

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Last Saturday I was passing through a roadside weekly market when I saw an old man selling accessories of different mobile phones. A boy came to this shop and started bargaining the price of a black pouch lying there. The old man replied “यह tablet cover है और rate fixed हैं, इसमें कुछ margin नहीं होता.”
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