Category:Travel And Culture

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Devdasis

However, with the beginning of British law making in India, the traditional social fiber of India, went through major transformations. When the Europeans first arrived in India, they were surprised to see girls who sang and danced in temples. They called these girls as “nautch-girls”. For a European mind, a dancing girl could be just an entertainer performing for the pleasure of rich men. The idea of art as an offering to God was unknown to them. To their outlook, a dancing girl was showing off her body and was no better than a prostitute. Yet, there is no mention in any historical book written by early European visitors to indicate any evidence of prostitution on the part of “temple-maids” or “nautch-girls”. Pressure from the colonial "reform" movement led to suppression of the practice of Devadasis. More...

Contribution of the Week

Gangetic Dolphin

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The Gangetic and Indus river dolphins (Platanista gangetica) are the only ones, out of more than 40 different species in the planet's oceans and rivers that do not have a crystalline eye lens, thus making them effectively blind. More...

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The Lébou people say that not knowing is bad, but not seeking knowledge is worse. Travel in the modern world is an ethical minefield of terms like ethical tourism, responsible travel, fair trade travel.

A larger number of people are now travelling to experience more than just the all sensory touchables like new sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. What travellers seek today is the real with more interpersonal connections with the locals of an area.

So if you are going to travel the world, avoid the cultural bloopers, get informed, inform others, contribute the maximum while disturbing the minimum, look into Art of New Age Travel or the Travel And Culture section and add your two pennies to ours.

CopperBytes

Date Rape

  • Stay away from secluded places (and this includes your room or his) when with someone you don't know too well.
  • Listen to your gut feelings. If someone or some situation makes you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, leave immediately.
  • Stay sober and aware, especially when you are out with someone you don't know well. Drinking excessively could cloud your judgement. Also, be aware of your date's ability to consent to sexual activity - you may become guilty of committing rape if the other person is not in a condition to respond or react.
  • Never accept a drink from a stranger. If a stranger offers to buy you a drink, get the drink from the bar yourself so you can be sure what has gone into it. More...