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10 Foreign Communities That Left Their Home Country and Took Refuge in India

Refugees are people who leave their home country, move to another country and take refuge for many reasons. Asylum seekers are those people who left their country to settle down in another, and then make a living there. They either set up a thriving community, or struggle to get by. A refugee seeks asylum in …

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From Russia With Beer – How Finnish People Enter Russia to Pick up Cheaper Alcohol

Finnish people like to drink alcohol, especially beer. And they should because Northern Europe is cold, and they need their fix of alcohol to stay warm at least for some time. Alcohol is expensive in Europe, but cheaper in Russia. Taipalsaari is a small city in Finland that has many lakes and swamps. People have a …

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Remembering Budubalu – How Eleven People Inspired an Indian Village Towards Better Sanitation and Prosperity

I posted this write-up on my previous blog. However, my blog expired and I had to re-post this write-up on this blog with few changes. In January of 2015, I chose to work as a Team Leader with Raleigh International, a British charity.  In India, Raleigh worked on Water, Health, and Sanitation (WASH) issues. Stopping open …

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This Little Chinese Town by the Mazgaon Docks in Mumbai has a Dwindling Chinese Population and a Beautiful Red Temple

Mumbai has a cosmopolitan culture and has varied traditions. It is more of a surprise that there was once a thriving population of the Chinese people. When I first learned of this place, I looked for pictures on the internet. There it was, a red door of a three-storey building. This building hosts a Chinese …

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This Buddhist Temple set up by a Japanese Order Called for Peace During the 93 Mumbai Riots

We all know that Mumbai has Portuguese and British influence with the Marathi culture at its heart. People from coastal Karnataka have set up Udupi restaurants in Mumbai, and people came here to try their luck in Bollywood and business. There is also Japanese influence in Mumbai very few people know about. The population of …

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The Citadel of Devanahalli – An Important Military Town Where Tipu was Born

Keeping your country out of war is always smart and good for your health and your country. While wars and battles are always a bitch, not winning them is even more so. Forts can stop an invading enemy outside its walls, or keep the occupants boxed in while taking a pounding from the enemy fire. …

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Most Suburbs in Bangalore Have Human Names. These Eight Suburbs Have Non-Human Names

You are a government and you want to provide a new place for people that have already filled the city to the brim. You may create a new neighborhood and then tell some people to move there. However, those people get a new place and a new home to call their own, but they do …

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Five Neighborhoods in Bangalore That Were Created for a Special Purpose. The Reasons Will Educate You

Bangalore is hardly the pété (town) and the gramas (villages) that surrounded the main town. It is more of a global village where road traffic thrives these days. Back then, when the city was started with the pété’s, people did not complain of much, except for how many mosquitoes that lived in the swamp next to …

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