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Pongal – The Grand Tamilian Festival of Thanksgiving

Pongal is the unique Tamilnadu Festival in Southern India. This piece gives some glimpses of that grand festival.

Education in South Africa: How It Works, and How It’s Struggling

It’s January, and that means the start of a new school year in South Africa. It’s a good time to learn about the educational experiences that our young South African friends will have this year.

What Brazil’s No-Tell Motels Tell Us

When I look at Brazil’s gaudy motels, I see more than a country that is unabashed in its quest for sex. I see a country where people feel impelled to pay by the hour for something we in the more-developed world often take for granted: a door we can close when we want to be alone. If Brazil can sustain its economic growth, if it can avoid runaway inflation, and especially if it can eventually bring interest rates down from their longstanding sky-high levels, the pent-up demand for housing is liable to produce a building boom that dwarfs our own construction craze of the past decade.

The Mayan Calendar and the Year 2012

If you’ve heard all about the hoopla concerning the year 2012, then you are probably wondering how all this came about. Read on to understand the connection of a great civilization and the end of the world.

Are You Ready To Accept the China-Wind?

We cannot judge the culture by ourselves. If we see the China-wind from the whole view, we may find that it has been the main trend in the world, if you are ready, you would have many more choices, if not, you would be left behind.

China Air Plane Travel Safety – Flying High Over Development Challenges

China’s air plane travel safety record is reassuringly good despite some very colorful anecdotes and economic development challenges. Read about interesting flight experiences, safety findings, and growing pains.

A Resolution for the New Year That Could Help Solve Global Problems

The cultural key unlocks cooperation at a transnational level-a level where we can address the devastating challenges that threaten our world. This is a key that cannot be found in any one country, in any one culture, in any one people. Rather, it can only be found by assembling-gluing together-the most profound pieces of cultural wisdom from every country.

China Archaeologists Discover Ancient Soup Near Xian’s Famous Terracotta Warriors

China archaeologists discovered a 2400 year old “soup” near the ancient capital of Xian in Shaanxi, home to 8000 Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO world heritage site. The vessel was unearthed while excavating a tomb to make way for an extension to the local airport. For a country and civilization as old as China, the process of building the future is also one of getting closer to the past.

Regional Centers Improve Success Rates For EB5 Investor Visa Applications

The Immigrant Investor Program has proved to be one of the most popular and positively received Visa programs ever been introduced by the United States. However, despite the popularity, there is still a degree of confusion surrounding the EB5 green card; especially the option to invest in a government certified Regional Center. This article speaks to the success of Regional Centers in facilitating this program.

India Coconuts Prompt Security Measures and Genius Picking Machines

India took special security measures to stem a coconut threat to President Obama during a visit to four Asian democracies. Rapid economic development is leaving ripe coconuts dangling dangerously overhead and spawning desperate recruiting efforts as experienced pickers take advantage of more attractive job opportunities.

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