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A lot of people in the world tend to believe that there is no reason that mankind should go on eating animals. And, along with that belief, there exist plenty of valid arguments to support this stance. Hug a Vegetarian Day begins by helping people to learn what living a vegetarian lifestyle is all about. […]

Since 1982, the International Day of Peace has begun with the ringing of the Peace Bell at the United Nations headquarters, New York. Peace means so much more than an absence of war. More ordinary conflicts arise from disputes with family, colleagues and neighbours and these disturb our sense of peace. Making peace with one person today, […]

August 8 is International Cat Day — a day to celebrate one of man’s most common and ancient pets. They have even been worshipped as gods during Egyptian times. Well, it is not surprising, Cats are one of the coolest beings on the planet: they are independent, inquisitive, adventurous, have an amazing physiognomy, and have […]

The first woman to travel in space was Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova. On 16 June 1963, Tereshkova was launched on a solo mission aboard the spacecraft Vostok 6. She spent more than 70 hours orbiting the Earth, two years after Yuri Gagarin’s first human-crewed flight in space. Tereshkova was born on 6 March 1937 in […]

This community in southeast China is home to 7,000 fishermen refusing to conform to modern lives, remaining in their traditional floating homes on the sea. The Tanka people, also called boat people or ‘gypsies of the sea’ can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty when local fishermen settled on their vessels to avoid wartime […]

In the south-eastern Iranian province of Kerman near Shahr-Babak city, there is a village dating back to the Stone Age. Meymand is a village of troglodytes – cave dwellers. Meymand is 35 kilometres northeast of Shahr-e Babak, a city in Kerman province, on the road that connects Tehran to the port of Bandar Abbas in […]

As we celebrate International Museum Day today, we at Radio Sargam thought to share something different. If dusty fossils don’t do it for you, these strange venues offer something a little different. We’ve rounded up ten of the world’s weirdest museums. 1. Meguro Parasitological Museum, Tokyo, Japan Those prone to squeamishness should probably avoid this […]

May 14 is a significant date in the history of Fiji, especially for the Fiji Indians. It was on May 14, 1879, that the first ship – Leonidas – arrived in Fiji with 463 Indian indentured labourers to work largely in the country’s sugar cane plantations as bonded workers, which came to be referred to […]

International Nurses Day is marked on May 12, and also observes the birth of Florence Nightingale, usually recognised as the ‘founder of modern nursing. Every year, International Nurses Day is marked on May 12 to honour and recognise the efforts of nurses across the globe. The day is commemorated to acknowledge the sacrifices and invaluable contributions that […]

Though native to South America, pineapples (scientific name: Ananas comosus) made their way to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, and it was here that Christopher Columbus first spotted their spiky crowns in 1493. Columbus and his crew took pineapples back to Spain, where everyone loved how sweet this new, exotic fruit tasted. They tried to […]