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Ramadan 2019: Here’s all you need to know about Suhoor and Iftar meals

The meals consumed during fasting in Ramadan are called Suhoor and Iftar. Suhoor is eaten before sunrise and Iftar is eaten after the sunset.

Ramadan or Ramazan, the most holy month in the Islamic calendar, which began on 6th May this year. This month is all about fasting and feasting for the Muslims all across the globe. During this period, they observe fasts from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam and is commonly called rozas. As per the Islamic tradition, this practice inculcates the spirit of abstinence from sins and is a time for self-purification. This fasting period is followed by the festival of Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan.

Source: Ramadan 2019: Here’s all you need to know about Suhoor and Iftar meals – Times of India

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Is this the last of the Aryans?

In a remote valley deep in India’s Ladakh region live a tribe known as the Aryans, who are perhaps the last generation of pure-blooded people and holders of possibly the only untampered gene pool left in the world.

For many, the term ‘Aryan’ has negative connotations. However, it comes from the Sanskrit ‘arya’, meaning ‘nobleman’, and originally referred to a people who spoke an Indo-Iranian language and migrated from Central Asia to India and Iran. It was later used to refer to tribal groups who lived in the Indus River valleys that are now part of Pakistan and India, and it is their descendants who are said to make up this tiny minority found in the Ladakh region today.

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5 world’s most cultural cities

There is a breed of travellers that seek the uniqueness of the culture of the country they visited. Culture primarily has to do with people and less with places or things. So visiting museums, touring ancient structures, attending festivals, and eating local food does not provide the same experience as becoming a member of the culture itself.

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12 culture clashes I had as an American traveling in Africa

I spent three months traveling in Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, and Tanzania. Here are 12 of the biggest culture clashes I encountered in Africa.

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10 Must-See Cathedrals in Europe to Add to Your Travel Itinerary

From Paris to Florence, from Milan to Moscow, Europe boasts some of the world’s finest architecture. Let these stunning cathedrals inspire you.

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The Italian influence on Australian culture

Italian art has stood in Australia for three centuries. No wonder why the Italian influence is greatly felt in all facets of Australia life and culture.

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