INDIAN LOVE POEMS – Meena Alexander

The most significant feature of Indian literature is its diversity. Indian Love Poems https://www.amazon.com/Indian-Poems-Everymans-Library-Pocket/dp/1400042259 features works from the classical languages of Sanskrit and Tamil and such later languages as Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam, Bengali, and English. Ranging from the Kama Sutra (and earlier works up to present-day India and the poets of the Indian diaspora), Indian Love Poems, is a unique ...

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THE RHYTHMIC FLOW OF INTENSE FEELINGS – Listening Indian poems

The most significant feature of Indian literature is its diversity. Rabindra Nath Tagore, was one of the greatest writers in the history of Indian literature. He was the first Indian poet to gain a permanent place in the canon of world literature. He wrote in almost all literature genres, it is as a poet he was internationally recognized. His poems ...

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INDIANS COLOURS OF BEAUTY

AMRITA SHER GIL – An exceptional colourist. Called India’s Frida Kahlo, she was a female painter who played an important role in 20th century India. She was born in Budapest, Hungary to Umrao Singh Shergil, a Sikh aristocrat and his Jewish Hungarian wife, Marie Antoniette Gottesmann. She began painting by herself as a five year old. She was very much ...

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THE CHARM OF THE RIFT WALLEY – The Other Countryside / Novel page

THE OTHER COUNTRYSIDE is the story of the end of a trip where Sabrina discovers that – in its lay volunteer experience without pay – when the horizons are tinged with pink, the diversity of places we find the east and a rising sun and warms more quickly that at our latitude, as well as discover a moon that you ...

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SILK ROAD – Fluffy emotions, from Xi’an to Istanbul

When you are talking about the Silk Road http://www.turismocinese.it/itinerari/la-via-della-seta/ we refer to the road that allowed large western empires touching China, through Central Asia. Take that route (which links Xi’an with Istanbul), moving from east to west. Silk started all from China. Over the centuries, the path followed by the merchants has changed, so it is difficult to identify a ...

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THROUGH THE WINDOW OF THE TRAIN – China’s train tours / The Silk Road

In ancient times, the Silk Road was China’s link with central Asia and Europe. You can retrace this epic route by the privately chartered Orient Express, unveiling the mystery of this legendary route. The China train tours, are carefully designed catering to different needs. All of them are flexible, and can be customized to suit your budget. China’s convenient railway ...

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READING ON THE TRAIN – A leap into the unknown

A train journey can be a terrible thing or comic. Maybe you are not the son of a railwayman, but you too spent a lot of time daydreaming on trains. Sometimes, of the memory of a trip on the train we just have a broken pencil on a seat, a forgotten object from the traveling companion, which had not had ...

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THE TREACHERY OF IMAGES – René Magritte, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris / Until January 23, 2017

In 1969, President Georges Pompidou decided that the vacant site of the Plateau Beaubourg should be used for the construction of a multidisciplinary cultural centre. The Centre Pompidou (Place Georges-Pompidou) https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en is devoting a thematic exhibition to the work of the Belgian artist René Magritte. This completely new exhibition, reinterprets the entire work of the artist in the light of ...

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URBINO / ANTIQUE TOYS AND GAMES – From the Renaissance to the Baroque, including paintings and gambling

Playing cards or chess, spinning tops, skittles and paintings. Not only. You can also admire the game scenes representations (like the picture with the Chess game, Giulio Campi). You can also admire some very rare and fascinating works (such as the sixteenth-century chessboard with figures dipped in gold and chess). But if you love the little masterpieces of human creativity, ...

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THE IMPRESSIONISM THAT CHANGES THE WORLD – From Monet to Cezanne / A Treviso, until April 17, 2017

The great protagonists of Impressionism (Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gauguin), a pictorial movement that surrounds the French painting of the nineteenth century, available to us until April 17, 2017 in Treviso, in the spaces of the Museum of Santa Caterina. This is a thematic journey designed to contextualize the many souls of Impressionism. Since the early decades of the 800, ...

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FOLIAGE TRAIN – Observe the autumn coat, with a scenic railway

In a year, 500,000 passengers use this train on the part of Italian line (one million of the Swiss). This is a special trip, in an explosion of colors and golden atmosphere. Before leaving, you should know that this is a slow journey (two hours to travel 52 km), on the scenic railroad that runs through the autumn colors of ...

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THE LAST SUNBEAM – The Last Row / novel page

………………………….. Since returning from Rome, more and more frequently Giacomo lingered in the keep of the fortress, where scanning the horizon of that white vastness that seemed stretch endlessly. At dusk of that serene day, he saw the iced up streams, the cold wind has finished shaking the branches of the wood next to the river, where the crows dug ...

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