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An official publication of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic is the most widely read magazine on the planet. It issued its first magazine just nine months after the Society was founded, in October 1888. The magazine was originally published under the name National Geographic Magazine but it was later shortened to just National Geographic. It contains various sections such as history, popular science, photography, current events, geography and culture. It is available in monthly issues with additional map supplements and special editions of the magazine are also issued occasionally.


 

National Geographic Society is headquartered in Washington, D.C in the United States and its Editor, Chris Johns is the ninth editor of the NG magazine. He became the editor in chief in January 2005. In 2010, Indiana University awarded Chris with an honorary doctorate.


He pursued photography at Minnesota University and got a technical journalism degree from Oregon State University. In October 2008, he bagged the Editor of the year award at the American Magazine Conference.


The magazine with its distinctive yellow border is circulated worldwide in 34 languages with more than fifty million people getting the magazines every month. This is the most read geographical and scientific magazine in the world. In May 2007 and 2008, the magazine was awarded with General Excellence Award by the American Society of Magazine Editors and the best photography award for the 2006 issues of the magazine. In 2011, it received the Magazine of the Year Award from ASME.


The magazine with its award winning photojournalism works is known for its best high quality photographs. It also publishes a special kid’s magazine that is used in the schools to educate kids in geography and history fields. Some issues of the magazines contain wonderful journeys to different places, cultures and events throughout the world including the articles on science, information of interesting animals to help kids learn more about the world.

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‘A Brief History of Time’, is a marvelous creation of one of the most knowledgeable and brilliant theoretical Physicist in the history of mankind, Stephen Hawking. 

Never short of quotes or bold satirical writings, this is one of the best in Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses - “Language is courage: the ability to conceive a thought, to speak it, and by doing so to make it true.” ‘The Satanic Verses’ published in the year 1988 as the fourth novel of famous Author Salman Rushdie is partially inspired by the life of Prophet Muhammad. 

 

 

With an entirely well written and moving story with great characters, one quote stood out from the book - “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.”

San Salvador is packed with small villages which generate their own distinct style of handcrafts. Although you can find identical kind of work in the capital area, it cannot replicate the genuine art of local artists, which can be only found in the rural home workshops and handcrafts markets.

Any person who visits San Salvador would talk about its natural treasures and unadulterated, unmixed beauty. But the country of El Salvador is not just a country of natural treasure but also an undiscovered treasure trove of culture and traditions. As a person further ventures deeper into the areas around the capital city of San Salvador, they will come across different forms of art and craft which reflect the Salvadoran culture.

When a person visits San Salvador, like every tourist, his activities will include beach vacations, surfing, hiking, cycling, visiting historic sites, archaeological remains and visiting famous tourist attractions. But if he wants to get the real essence of life in San Salvador, he should explore the lesser known treasures of San Salvador.

Persian music or Iranian music is one of the oldest forms of traditional music. With history of around 3,000 years this music has changed the musicology of Iran and neighboring region. Like Indian classical music, Persian music is also monophonic and modal. Traditionally played as solo or duet, this musical form has a rich culture coupled to it.

Indian classical music is a part of the oldest unbroken string of musical heritage. Broadly classified under two main streams, Hindustani and Carnatic music, the form of Hindustani music is mainly observed in the northern Indian subcontinent.


 

Just like Indian and Chinese traditional music, music of Greek tradition also serves a large historic importance. Music is the main feature of Greek festivals, sacred ceremonies and public gatherings. From the time of ancient civilization, poetry is playing a significant role in music of Greece.

Rara Festival was originated in Haiti and it is celebrated on every Christian Easter, every weekend during the Lent (forty days fast-according to biblical reference). This festival sums up the organized chaos that Haiti embodies. This popular festival, which is celebrated in many parts of world, is called as 'peasant carnival' in Haiti. It is celebrated with full excitement and joy at every part of the country.

Haiti Carnival is the biggest and the most awaited celebration in Haiti, as well as the Caribbean Islands. This celebration is a very lively celebration that involves colorful parades, enchanting music and traditional dances. This yearly celebration is accompanied by millions of Diasporas, Haitians and worldwide tourists. Haitians marks this Carnival as the beginning of their holiest times of the year.

Visiting Madrid to celebrate different festival will be the great fun for tourists. Romantic Madrid festivals are true witness for their exciting trip which don't discriminate anyone as a foreign visitor.