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Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Cookies, scary masks and generous cats: what’s your Christmas like?

Christmas, culture, Lifestyle, UK, World
Christmas is celebrated differently around the world. How do your friends and family celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? Many of us have grown up with the idea of Christmas with decorating the Christmas tree, hanging up stockings, and leaving cookies and milk for Santa, who comes down the fireplace and leaves you presents. The worldwide idea of celebrating the holiday is coming to the tree with presents on Christmas morning and opening them with your family. However, Christmas has different kinds celebrations around the world, ranging from familial to national traditions. For example, Santa is not celebrated in Austria at all; in fact, he is quite the opposite of a jolly plump man with a huge beard and wearing red clothes. In Austria, Santa’s evil accomplice Krampus g
Coral of the Year

Coral of the Year

Activism, Arts, culture, Design, Have you heard, Lifestyle, World
Tickle me pink - or ‘Living Coral,’ to be exact: coral has been deemed Colour of the Year by Pantone. With every day seeming to bring a new headline about how the world is breaking down, Pantone knows what humanity needs as 2018 comes to a close — a Colour of the Year that reflects ‘warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy.’ Introducing the 2019 @Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral. It is a warm natural shade that’s energizing, stunning, and at the intersection of the biggest visual trends. https://t.co/lQMk3ELeZv #COY2019 #LivingCoral pic.twitter.com/te6UP19rP7 — Adobe Illustrator (@Illustrator) December 7, 2018   Unlike ‘Rose Quartz’ (also referred to as ‘millennial pink’) which was Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2016, the deep pink colour has a
Who does history belong to?

Who does history belong to?

art, culture, Exhibition, Lifestyle, World
The Italian Supreme Court has ruled that the J. Paul Getty Museum must return a 2,000 year old statue originally found off the coast of Italy — potentially setting a precedent around historical artefacts and who they belong to. In 1977, a statue named Victorious Youth was bought by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles for 4 million USD (£3.1m). But over 40 years after this statue made its way to the United States, Italy’s supreme court is demanding its return. Victorious Youth was originally found off the coast of Pesaro by Italian fishermen. Since its discovery in 1964, it was sold several times before it arrived in the Getty museum. But the Italian supreme court claims that the statue was smuggled out of the country and therefore illegally procured by the Getty Museum. However,
The real India: Illiteracy, culture and hope

The real India: Illiteracy, culture and hope

culture, Culture, Feminism, Lifestyle, Travel
What comes to your mind when you think of India? Taj Mahal, and the Himalayas; novels by renowned authors like Chetan Bhagat and home to world’s most beautiful and cultural resorts, perhaps. India, without a doubt, has a beautiful culture and heritage. Different states offer unique and diverse forms of culture like musical heritage, sculpturing, traditional beliefs, dances, food, languages, and festivals. The state of Rajasthan, for example, follows the principle ‘Attithi Devo bhavo’ which means treat your guests as you would treat God. Being ruled by many rulers in the past, each region in Rajasthan has its own folk culture. As a tourist, you will find a variety of food you need to try. The state itself is known for its spices and sweetness. One particular dish called ‘dalbati’
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