Terror strikes Varanasi

Posted: May 19, 2011 in World News

“Terrorism should be outlawed universally.
We should have true international co-operation to combat terrorism.”
(French President Nicolas Sarkozy – Press conference in Mumbai Dec. 7, 2010)

Last evening (Tuesday) a bomb hidden in a milk container exploded at Sheetla Ghat killing a two year old little girl and left many people wounded among the thousands of devotees and tourists who came to celebrate Ganga aarti.
The ceremony is a daily ritual in Varanasi (Benaras), the holiest city in the Hindu religion, during which priests and others light oil lamps, ring bells and chant prayers to worship the Ganges.

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Posted: May 19, 2011 in Your Opinion

Terror StrikesVaranasi

The Changing World

Posted: May 18, 2011 in Think

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Posted: May 18, 2011 in Think

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Varanasi [1], once known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a historical city in northern India. The city is sacred to Hindus and also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. In many ways Varanasi epitomizes the very best and worst aspects of India, and it can be a little overwhelming. However, the scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the River Ganges at sunrise set against the back drop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most impressive sights in the world – definitely a must see destination on any trip to northern India.

The city can be scorchingly hot in the summer months, if possible time your visit to fall between October and March, and bring something warm to wear for chilly days and nights.

  1. Where is Varanasi?
  2. What is the main language spoken in Varanasi?
  3. Which countries border Varanasi?
  4. How far is Varanasi from Australia?
  5. Which words tell you if people have always lived in Varanasi?

CHINA

Posted: May 18, 2011 in General Knowledge

First – just enjoy it

  1. On the second viewing list the names of as many places as you can (At least 10).
  2. On the third viewing look at the landscapes and list as many types of landscapes BEHIND the man you can remember
  3. What do you think happened to him on the journey? What did he achieve?

ASIA

Posted: May 18, 2011 in Welcome

Together we are going on a journey of discovery.

  • What do you know about about Asia?
  • Where is Asia?
  • Which countries make up Asia?

Some of the answers to these questions may be found at:

studiesofasia.wikispace.com

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