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Culture & People : Temple of Rats, Rajasthan, India

Near the India – Pakistan border and around 30 kms from Bikaner in Rajasthan, India, lies a small town called Deshnoke. The town is famous for its ancient temple, known as Karni Mata temple, which goes back 600 years. Goddess Karni is worshipped here, but that is not the only reason for the temple’s fame.The Karni Mata temple shelters more…

Story : 55 Fiction : The Donation

“1, 2, 3,…” “Sir…” the daily wager tried to ask something. “Wait! 13, 14,…” counting busily. His eyes messaged his daughter “Don’t Worry” “24, 25,…give another one” he returned him a tattered 1000 Rupees note. He gave ten 100s. “Sir, you can go in for admission” he said, after completing the donation count at 55K. – Din Hint: Count the…

Story : 55 Fiction : Chicken Dreams

Food served: On time, Neighbours: Our own kind and People at service: 24×7.  “What a blessed life!” she thought. A few days passed… “Buck… Buck… Buck… Buckaaaa…!” “Buck… Buck… Buck… Buckaaah…!” the last words of her friends she heard at distance. Unaware of the future, the broiler chicken blissfully thought “What a blessed life!” – Din   Do you write…

Documentary : Beaver Dams : Wonder Engineers

These cute rodents will amaze you. Don’t miss this Documentary. Understand the nature and coexistence lessons from the Beavers. Beaver dams are dams built by beavers to provide ponds as protection against predators such as coyotes, wolves, and bears, and to provide easy access to food during winter. These structures modify the natural environment in such a way that the overall ecosystem builds upon the…

Story : 55 Fiction : Unfair War

My story is so long, in one line: I lived through all facets of life. Even, demises of my friends who stood by my side always. We surpassed apocalyptic wars led by storms, together. But I have no clue how to fight those huge metallic bugs. Here comes another one to uproot me. Unfair War! – Din Do you write…

See what I found and my Reaction #1

“Say you belong to a religion only when you follow the virtues of your god. You first fill your soul with love and kindness like Jesus, Allah, Krishna, Buddha or any God. Else your religion alone exists with you, when you hate and spread hatred, you are just a religious extremist, not a follower of any faith.” – Din What…

Story : 55 Fiction : A Woman in Night Street

Damn power cuts! The darkness filled the night street. “Leave me!” she screamed. With difficulty, I spotted two men dragging her. Not difficult for my pistol and the trust in my aim. One down, the other fled away. The power came back and she saw a Police Officer. “Thank you Ma’am”, she held my hands. – Din Insights Behind :…

Know : Sign Languages

Fact : A common misconception is that all sign languages are the same worldwide. There are 137 sign languages! A sign language (also signed language or simply signing) is a language which uses manual communication and body language to convey meaning, as opposed to acoustically conveyed sound patterns. This can involve simultaneously combining hand shapes, orientation and movement of the hands, arms or body, and facial expressions to fluidly express a speaker’s thoughts. They…

Story : 55 Fiction : The Garage

It just started to rain. As he gazed the thatched roof, laying on the floor, without a blink, the drizzles slowly became heavy showers. A drop dripped on his eye. He rolled down the sleeves to hide the wounds and decided to go to school. He realized, why his mother always hated the garage owner. – Din Insights Behind : Child…

Tribute : Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the…

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