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Taiho Jutsu – The Deadly but Non-Lethal form of Martial Arts History & Culture 

Taiho Jutsu – The Deadly but Non-Lethal form of Martial Arts

Martial arts has always held a fascination for some and intimidation for others. Jackie Chan has managed to bring a chuckle or two in his fight sequences. Yet, most combat sequences on the silver screen portray various degrees of brutality. From Krav Maga to MMA, Boxing to Muay Thai, blood…

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When Sex and Marriage are Out of Bound(aries) Human Interest 

When Sex and Marriage are Out of Bound(aries)

In the age of free love, sexting, sex roulette, kinky sex, swingers, reality porn shows, crush porn, virtually every delicious taboo imaginable is happening right before our eyes. To add to the list, we take a deeper look at how sex and marriage tourism in Europe and China are becoming…

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Dont’t Hold Your Breath – Sewage Trucks Now Smell Like Chocolate Science & Tech 

Dont’t Hold Your Breath – Sewage Trucks Now Smell Like Chocolate

Ever felt that stench hitting you like a ton of bricks every time a sewage truck went by? Or the frustration trying to overtake a sewage truck on a narrow lane, desperate to get fresh air into your lungs? Well, in any city in India, garbage and sewage trucks are…

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The Forgotten Atrocities Of King Leopold II History & Culture 

The Forgotten Atrocities Of King Leopold II

The world has witnessed many great horrors. The Khmer rouge that took control of the Cambodian government and sent 2 million people to labour camps. Innocent people died of abuse, disease, exhaustion, and starvation. Due to the colonial conflict, discrimination, and disease, around 100 million Native Americans were exterminated over about…

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The History Of the Mythology Behind the Genie History & Culture 

The History Of the Mythology Behind the Genie

According to the Quran, god created three sapient beings – humans, angels, and the djinn. Angels were made from pure light, while the humans were made from clay and water. The djinn (also referred to as jinn or genie – meaning “hidden” or “concealed”) were made of smokeless and scorching fire. They…

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When Religious Practices Destroy the Environment – Part 2 History & Culture 

When Religious Practices Destroy the Environment – Part 2

In our earlier article, we discussed how religious practices in India pollute the environment drastically. From Holi to Ganesh Visarjan to the Kumbh Mela, our lack of civic sense and “not my problem” attitude is significantly polluting and destroying the environment beyond measure. In part 2 of the series, we look…

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