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Reminiscent Tales of Indian Lotus Flower

April 5, 2013, 1:04 pm

The Indian national flower, Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera), profoundly inspires the country’s ancient and modern culture, art, and literary richness.

Flowers Enrich Indian Cultural Traditions (+Photos)

March 17, 2013, 1:24 am

Flowers make an integral part of the diverse cultural life of Indians: They are not merely offered at the places of worship, but also enhance the country’s rich traditions and [...]

The Consummate Traveler – When West Goes East

February 2, 2013, 2:47 am

I find it fascinating that even with globalization sweeping this earth, the daily lives and customs of those living in the far-east can still be so drastically different than [...]

The Legacy of the Silk Road

January 31, 2013, 4:09 am

The most important legacy of the Silk Road is the atmosphere of tolerance fostered by rulers of small oasis kingdoms strung along the northern and southern Taklamakan.

Nazca Lines Include Ceremonial Labyrinth

December 11, 2012, 3:30 pm

A highly detailed study of the Nazca Lines in Peru has concluded they were used for ceremonial progressions, and at least some connect to form a labyrinth.

Duke of Zhou: Model of Filial Piety and Benevolence

December 3, 2012, 8:00 pm

The Duke of Zhou was known as an exemplar of filial piety (respect for one’s parents and ancestors) and benevolence.

King Wen: Virtuous Ruler of the Zhou Kingdom

November 20, 2012, 12:20 am

King Wen of the Zhou kingdom (BC 1152 — BC 1056) from the Shang Dynasty was known for ruling by means of virtue and kindness. He taught people to be honest, respectful to [...]

City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus

November 16, 2012, 1:01 am

Crossroads of the Mediterranean, crossroads of ancient civilizations, crossroads of many cultures from Greece to Turkey and from Israel to Egypt, Cyprus has been long renowned [...]

Chinese Characters: Xiao Shun

October 18, 2012, 7:54 pm

The traditional Chinese concept of filial piety refers to respecting and caring for one’s parents and complying with the commands and teaching of parents.

The Gathering—Ireland’s open arms in 2013

October 17, 2012, 3:36 pm

The Gathering—a series of events and festivals to celebrate Irish culture, history and genealogy—is building up a head of steam before it begins in January.


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