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Aug 2013

newest 2013 Wonders of the World !

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Namib Sand Sea, Namibia

Namib Sand Sea is the oldest, uninhabitated desert in the world. The desert covers 10 million acres and stretches 1200 miles along the Atlantic. Usually covered with fog for 6 months, the fog provides the primary source of water for this desert. The remaining 6 months are known for its sandstroms and makes it a top storm watching destination. This site was recently added to the UNESCO's World Heritage List !

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Editor's Desk

newest Wonders of the World

Recently, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced its list of World Heritage Site (also known as Wonders of the World) for 2013. In its 37th annual session at Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, UNESCO added 19 new sites to the World Heritage list, a top honor for monuments, buildings, sites or natural features of "Outstanding Universal Value". Over a period of 2 year, UNESCO wilts through a tentative list of 1575 sites from 172 countries to a manageable 40-50 nomination list. Each submitted site should have an outstanding universal value and must meet at least one of 10 selection criteria categorized under Cultural and Natural. The selected sites gets guidance and financial support from UNESCO for its preservation. This year 34 sites were short-listed for consideration and 19 sites were added to the world heritage list in June 13. Our own Jaipur forts has found a place among the 19 and let us hope Indian politicians take advantage of this recognition to preserve the monument and promote tourism.

In this edition, we are taking you through a photographic tour of a subset of the newest Wonders of the World. In the brain-tickler section we are celebrating the birth of the new Royal prince George. We have covered the Oral Hygiene and Arthritis in the Health section and collected the Best of 2013 songs in our entertainment section. Now, read, enjoy and share the magazine with your network!

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • Royal Family! How well do you know them?
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • Learn about oral hygiene in the article "Oral Hygiene!"
    • Know about the latest findings on Arthritis, "Time to bring your own sunshine"
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to our English Song Picks - Best of 2013 - part 1 - till Jun 13
    • Listen to the songs continuously with our Jukebox!
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the clip - "Defying gravity!"
    • Read the humor, "Baseball in Heaven"
    • Read the humor, "How can I help you?"
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the story "Silence is Gold"
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 20+ songs we reviewed for "Best of 2013-Part 1-till Jun 13"!
    • Enjoy the video picks continuously, on-demand in our new video channel.
    • Listen to the song picks continuously in Jukebox.
    • Read the tamil poem picks "Iyarkaiyin Seetram"
  • In the Recipe Spot section:
    • Learn how to make "Aloo Palak Biriyani: a Vegetarian delight " at home.
  • Nuggets:
    • Enjoy our humor nuggets in various section of this edition
      - "I never make the same mistake twice ..."- in Editor's desk section
      - "Kidney Banks ... ", "Whatever the weather ... " - in Health section
      - "Lost interest ... Literally!" - in Surfboard section
      - "Anti Gravity..."- in Reader's footprint section
      - "Broken Pencils...." - in Your feedback section
  • Get Inspired by watching the video "8 Secrets of Success" by Richard St. John

As always, we are very confident that you will enjoy our picks. Write your feedback about this issue by clicking on the email icon or feedback icon. We truly value your opinion, thoughts and time.

Editor's Desk Image credit: (Mt. Fuji, Japan), (Mt.Etna, Italy)

I never make the same mistake twice ...


I never make the same mistake twice.
I make it 5-6 times, just to be sure.

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