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Best Of New Year’s Celebrations Around The World

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“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

Planning New Year’s Eve celebrations can be pretty confusing and stressful. Do you go out for a fireworks display, or have had a low-key night in? Do you party with friends, or do dinner with family? Or, do you head to one of the incredible places around the globe that are calling for you to join in their celebrations? From Greece to Paris, Bali to Edinburgh, there are some pretty spectacular things going on around the world to bring in 2020. So forget frantically deciding what to do when the clock strikes 12, and book a holiday to one of these destinations instead.

 

Rio de Janeiro

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The most stunning New Year party all over the globe is just one step ahead! Copacabana beach awaits all its visitors to celebrate an unforgettable moment in Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Beach hosts the largest New Year’s Eve party for around two million people on the two and a half-mile stretch of beach. Locals tend to dress completely in white, to bring good luck, and throw flowers into the ocean as a gift to the goddess of the seas.

Bali

If people have a chance to pick a place to celebrate new year’s eve, Bali should be on top of the list. Bali is an island located in the middle of Indonesia, well known for its beautiful natural scenery and rich culture. Bali is on most of our bucket lists, and there’s no better way to tick it off than by spending New Year’s there. Stunning surroundings and a big focus on food. what more could you want?

 

Sydney 

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Sydney located in Australia will be the first major city in the world to bring in 2020, and more than a million people travel to the waterfront to watch the show. Don’t miss the astonishing The Harbour Light Parade. Very few countries are in this world, where New Year’s Eve is celebrated in such grandeur and warmth and unity. Sydney and its people always focuses in celebrating New Year together as the main focus of the city.

 

Dubai 

New Year in Dubai is a grand affair. With insane fireworks and the possibility to enjoy some of the grand New Year’s celebrations for free in Dubai, it is no wonder that tourists start pouring into the emirate from the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world around this time. Whether you want to party or sit in solitude within the comfort of the walls or wish to enjoy with your family or someone special, Dubai has something to offer for everyone.

 

Moscow

 

The cold winters are just an excuse to spend a holiday in Moscow full of thrills and adventures. What could be a more perfect way to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020 than to be a part of the grand celebration of New Year in Moscow 2020? New Year’s Eve is that time of the year where the whole city of Moscow lit up and become a visual treat for the tourists. Historic Red Square in Moscow provides one of the coldest but also one of the most visually appealing settings for a New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most beautifully situated cities in Africa and the world. New Year’s Eve fireworks make it all the more spectacular. If you are lucky enough have spent a festive season here before, you will know that there is no better place in the country as far as New Year’s celebrations are concerned. Whether you are looking to start the New Year with a bang at a lively party or prefer to ease your way into 2020 while enjoying the smooth sounds of some of South Africa’s most popular bands, you are covered.

New York

It’s been one helluva year, so use New Year’s Eve 2019 as a good excuse to go out with a bang. The biggest party in NYC takes place in Times Square. It’s synonymous with New Year’s Eve across the United States. Even if you aren’t there in person, there’s a good chance you’ve watched the famous ball drop on television. But in case you prefer to celebrate where it’s less crowded and frigid, NY also has the best music orchestras, incredible concerts, New Year’s Eve firework displays and more.

Las Vegas

Vegas is bright lights year-round, but it goes all out for New Year’s Eve. Where do you want to be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve? For hundreds of thousands of people in Las Vegas, it’s all about freezing their asses off while waiting for fireworks to erupt from the rooftops of seven Strip casinos. Fortunately, there will be plenty of booze to keep you warm. Head up to Vegas for a once in a lifetime experience.

 

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International Airlines That Have Resumed Air Travel

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Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still prevalent in many parts of the world, normal life activities are pretty much back on track. Of Course that comes a twist of how we do it, be it wearing masks or rubbing some sanitizer every hour or so. With several countries gradually opening their air space and lifting lockdown restrictions, ‘non-essential’ travel is slowly gaining momentum.  Major airlines ramp up their services in time for the peak holiday season. However, most countries still have border closures and travel bans in place.

Borders across Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, and some Pacific island nations have begun to reopen to non-essential travel even though many countries across Africa and South America are in lockdown. US border closures remain in place with Europe, Mexico, and Canada. Moreover, in order to kick-start tourism and help economies rebound, governments are implementing travel bubbles or air bridges between countries. This allows citizens to travel freely between specified nations. India has implemented a temporary reciprocal arrangement with the US, Germany and France and more countries like the UK and Canada will soon be added to the list.

The airlines that are all set to fly you are:

United Airlines

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Chicago-based carrier United Airlines is going to resume service on more than 25 international routes in September 2020. It plans to fly 37 percent of its overall schedule in September as compared to the same period last year. It will be operating and adding flights to India, Israel, Australia, South America from Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Washington and Los Angeles. United plans to resume service between Houston and Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Aguascalientes, Tampico, Veracruz and Costa Rica soon too.

Emirates

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It will soon operate from London, Paris and Sydney to Tehran, Guangzhou, Addis, Oslo, Philippines and India. The company is planning to ramp up long-haul operations, Emirates has decided to expand its passenger network to 62 destinations in August. On August 1, Emirates became the first commercial passenger flight to fly to Seychelles since March. The carrier is also planning to increase its services to the Maldives in August.

 

Etihad Airways

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It soon flies from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to 58 destinations including several in India. Abu Dhabi’s state-owned carrier Etihad Airways will resume international flights from Abu Dhabi to 58 destinations in August, aiming to operate at about 45 percent of its pre coronavirus capacity this month. In June-July the airline was operating to 29 destinations.

Lufthansa

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It has begun its operations from Frankfurt and New York to Germany and other destinations in Europe, repatriation flights to India. Lufthansa has announced that it planned to operate more than 70 per cent of its long-haul routes by the end of October and 90 percent of all short- and medium-haul flights. It plans to fly to 130 destinations worldwide, with more than 2,000 flights weekly by October.

British Airways

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This company has been operating repatriation flights to India. British Airways, which had started skeletal operations in July to a few Caribbean nations and Dubai, is expected to resume flights to Russia and Pakistan this month. The first flight will land in Islamabad on August 14. Soon we will have many more flights flying.

Turkish Airlines

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The latest to join international services, operating from St Petersburg, Istanbul and Antalya to India. Turkish Airlines will be the first foreign carrier to resume flights between St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport and the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Antalya, starting from this weekend. Five weekly services to Istanbul will begin on 2 August. Turkish Airlines flights from St. Petersburg to Antalya will launch on August 10.

Delta Airlines

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It is currently operating from Atlanta to Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Munich and Dublin. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has said it planned to add 700 flights to its worldwide schedule in August. This is including the resumption of services from Atlanta to Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Munich and Dublin. As of July 28, Delta is flying to Amsterdam, Seoul, Shanghai Pudong via Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney, Tel Aviv, London, Shanghai and Paris.

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4 Movies To Awaken The Inner Environmentalist In You

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With the news of mishaps happening one after another, like a savage pandemic like Covid-19, Assam floods, a series of frightening earthquakes, this is a chance to awaken the inner environmentalist within ourselves. When too many things go wrong, we start looking for solutions. That is when movies become a source of light at the end of the tunnel.

Ricciotto Canud was an Italian film theoretician who labelled cinema as the Seventh Art among other arts. This value attached to cinema clearly explains the need for movies to evoke the much-needed environment consciousness. These 4 movies are a source to awaken the inner environmentalist within you: 

Koyaanisqatsi (1982)

The trailer takes you through our fast-paced lives ignoring the facets of destruction we cause each step we take. Released in 1982, this movie was directed by Godfrey Reggio, this film took us on an unasked, epic, wordless exploration of the Hopi phrase Koyaanisqatsi, which roughly translates as life out of balance or order. Initially, the film may seem tedious and too stretchy, but once you get into the zone of the meditational, patient journey of our environment, you will find focus and dedication. It achieves the dichotomy between the imagery of nature among the modern-day megapolis.

Bambi (1942)

It’s been 70 years since Bambi was released. For an animation film, it was too brutal to traumatize children with the scariest hunting expedition in movie history. Yet unquestionably, Bambi has altered the landscape of wildlife protection and made people more conscious. The tale of Bambi and his friends continues to touch people’s life to pay homage to the character.  Luckily, The Bambi Effect was a special interest put into place among the public for the protection of animals. Nevertheless, the simple animations were enough to awaken the inner environmentalist.

Erin Brockovich (2000)

With Julia Roberts as the star lead, this movie is underrated for an environment film. This is a rare and unheard, unseen example of an environmental film. Owing to a great script and an incomparable performance by Julia Roberts, the story was brilliant and smashed the box office as millions of moviegoers were scarcely aware they were watching a piece of environmental advocacy. We need more films around the malpractices of big and evil corporations polluting local water supplies by their money-minting mindsets.

Wall-E (2008)

Walt Disney managed to portray an apocalyptic future dominated by endless landscapes of garbage completely devoid of life (ironically, the people are the ones who cluttered all the garbage at first). The message was muted, which was so because a robot seems to convey a message but his language is still too alien to us. This is symbolic of the way how nature tries to communicate with us in her rage but we methodology ignore the subtle messages. What remains is decay with no sign of life. WALL-E is amazing, visionary, hilarious, sad and an eye-opener and one must watch it consciously to find the hidden messages.

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Interesting Facts About Taj Mahal In Agra

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Historical sites in India are also beautiful and worth visiting. Yet the most stunning of all is the Taj Mahal. The Taj is one of the Wonders of the World, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and emblem of an Emperor’s everlasting love for his beloved Princess. Indians have a never-ending love saga with Taj Mahal as it is one of the most beautiful monuments in the country. Also, it represents the eternal love of an emperor.

If you are traveling to Agra in India, Taj Mahal deserves your visit once and more.

Below are a few interesting things about The Taj.

 

1. Reflecting Pool

The Taj Mahal was built in Agra by Mogul emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his favorite wife, who died at birth in 1631. It took more than 15 years to create the white marble monument, with its vast gardens.

On a square plinth, the white marble frame is surrounded by four-cornered minarets. The chamber houses the falsified Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal sarcophagi. Every minaret has an altitude of over 40 metres.

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2. Among the Yamuna River

The mausoleum, mosque, and jawab are located on the riverfront terrace. The mosque and jawab on either side of the mausoleum are almost similar structures. These contribute to the Taj Mahal’s magnificence.

The Taj Mahal is a familiar sight for the 1.2 million people living in Modern Agra. It lies on the south bank of the river Yamuna, a tributary of the holy Ganges.

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3. The Minarets

The opulent, domed mausoleum, which stands in formal walled gardens, is commonly considered the finest example of Mogul architecture and sculpture. It has four minarets, each of which is more than 13 stories tall.

Taj Mahal is also referred to as the “Crown of Palaces,” a magnificent building by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. He had it installed in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

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4. Taj Mahal Mosque

In addition, the Taj Mahal complex comprises a red sandstone mosque and an assembly hall. Smaller mausoleums still exist for other wives of the emperor.

The Taj Mahal is much more than a mausoleum with a white-dome. It is a complex with many tombs, ‘Mumtazabad’ small town, a moonlight garden, and other structures spread over 22.44 hectares.

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5. Symbol of Love

The Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore called the Taj Mahal a “teardrop on the cheek of time.” Shah Jahan’s staff had to complete the principal mausoleum for more than 15 years. It is there that the emperor and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, are both buried.

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6. Calligraphy 

The calligraphy rendered over the Taj Mahal walls and the verses inscribed on the tomb of Queen Mumtaz Mahal and Emperor Shah Jahan was taken mainly from the holy book- Quran Sharif. 

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7. Construction

More than 1,000 elephants are said to have been used to move the building material. Moreover, 20,000 workers contributed to this massive project as well. Although, building this beautiful monument which relies in the heart of many people was tough but worth!

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