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For the love of Kalahari


By Siva Madhavan Siva loves travelling, here he details his Kalahari trip.. Before my visit to the Kalahari, my mental image of the landscape was a barren desert of rolling sand dunes with hardly any life form. The reality could not be more different. When I visited the Kaglagadi Trans-frontier Park (KTP) in the northwest corner of South Africa’s Northern Cape ... Read More »



Serenity of Buddha caputured by Ms Ambika Vij in her painting…….. Serene…. to be painting this Buddha. This epitome of selflessness, brings me peace and calm. To be able to achieve tranquillity and union with ones self is every humans goal. Through my paintings I can perceive the same. MS AMBIKA VIJ is a marketing executive based in Durban. She enjoys singing as ... Read More »



Dr Amitabh Mitra is hailed as one of the most popular South African poet today. He also paints and shares one of his work (painting with a poetry or the other way round) …. “the road to ceciliamakiwane hospital is subtle to an extent the dead treads softly here not to awaken the shadows living in the confluence of dread and disparity the ... Read More »



PHENOMENAL WOMEN by Sarita Mathur is a beautiful poem and an example of a woman celebrates womenhood…..                                                            PHENOMENAL WOMEN By Sarita Mathur Splashes of colour , I can see, These are the colours of my personality. Bright and cheerful, good taste too, Multi tasking career woman and mother, There is nothing a woman can’t do. Yes, a women is phenomenal In ... Read More »

Home Remedies


HEMANT CHAWLA forwards great home remedies for Acidity, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure & Diabetes CURE FOR ACIDITY   Acidity, it is said, is worse than Cancer. It is one of the most common dis-ease people encounter in their daily life. The home remedy for Acidity is Raw Grains of Rice. The Process:  1. Take 8 – 10 grains of raw uncooked ... Read More »

Living Building

TECHNOLOGY- LIVING BUILDINGS: Creating buildings with lungs to absorb CO2 and skin that control temperatures. Fascinating ? This may soon become a reality… London (CNN) — What if buildings had lungs that could absorb carbon emissions from the city and convert them into something useful? What if they had skin that could control their temperature without the need for radiators ... Read More »

Setting up business in South Africa


Aap ka South Africa mein business hai? It’s the question now regularly being asked amoung businessmen and executives in India ATUL PADALKAR explores… A few years ago, the talk in corporate boardrooms in Europe and America was the newly opened territories of India and China. Like old wives tales, CEOs used to exchange notes sometimes sweet, sometimes funny with their colleagues ... Read More »

Vedanta-The Philosophy of Life And Living


Vedanta is an ancient philosophy which enunciates the eternal principles of life and living. Living is an art, a skill, a technique. Few have understood it to be so in the span of human history. Nevertheless, you need to learn and practise this technique of living as you would to play a musical instrument or fly an aircraft. We fail ... Read More »

Ayurveda – Mantra For This Age By Dr Sajith Varma


Ayurveda – centuries old traditional Indian system of medicine carries the heritage of one of the oldest civilizations on the earth. Rulers and sages of oriental countries contributed and propagated this system for the benefit of the society. Charaka* – the master physician and Susruta** – the father of surgery nourished this divine medical system by authoring books in their ... Read More »

Racist Guide to people of South Africa


BOOK REVIEW:Simon Kilpatrick has written a hugely funny book “The racist guide to the people of South Africa”. He answers questions like What a stressed black looks like? What Afrikaaners do for fun? Why you should never buy a white woman a white gold engagement ring? And why Indian men play sports wearing jeans?  Some excerpts from the chapter about Indians is ... Read More »

Familes -Indian & White

Two men, an Indian and a White guy met at a bus stop and struck up a conversation. The Indian kept complaining of his large joint family problems. Finally, the white man said: “You think you have family problems? Listen to my situation. A few years ago I met a young widow with a grown-up daughter and we got married. “Later my father married ... Read More »

A Glass of Milk


by Author Unknown One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead ... Read More »

4 Things to Avoid at Restaurants


RESTAURANTS: If you love to visit restaurants, then the useful tips  given in this article should come in handy You’ll be wasting your money if you order these items.  So without further ado, here is my list of four things to skip when ordering at a restaurant. 1. Fish on a Monday. Have you ever heard this phrase? I sure have. ... Read More »

5 Facebook Posts That Put You at Risk


FACEBOOK is fast becoming as common in our lives as mobile phones and computers in our lives. This article gives some important tips on what to be wary about when using Facebook Be sure you’re not sharing too much information with friends, family and others online. There was a big outcry recently when it was revealed that personal data of Facebook users ... Read More »

Safety And Precautions In Africa


Travellers often ask whether or not it is safe to travel in Africa. All of us have been asked this question. This article gives important tips that travellers should find useful Travellers often ask whether or not it is safe to travel in Africa. Our response is a confident assurance that yes, it is safe. This is especially true if ... Read More »

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