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Thailand Visa Information – Discover the land of islands
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Thailand Visa Information – Discover the land of islands

Discover the land of islands – Thailand! Thailand is one of the most beautiful, culturally rich tourists’ destinations. Many of us have been there more than once, it still is on the list of many of us who are starting to travel. If it is your first time, here goes a comprehensive guide to obtaining Thai visa and information about thailand. Bangkok, Thailand’s capital is known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. Let’s have a look at the top things to do and see in Bangkok: Stop at Wat Pho to See the Reclining Buddha It is the home to the Reclining Buddha which stands at fifteen meters tall and forty six meters long, the feet alone are measured at over five meters. The whole statue is covered in gold leaf and looks incredible when you get up close. Visit the Grand Palace The palace at one time was the king’s home as well as the place where the government of Thailand carried out their work. Take a trip around Chatuchak Market With over 8000 stalls covering 27 acres of space this is one of the largest markets in the world. Open every Saturday..

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There’s a new space race: India vs Pakistan
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There’s a new space race: India vs Pakistan

Pakistan appears to be entering a space race with India. Information Minister  Pakistan will send a for the first time in 2022, with China’s help. The announcement comes just two months after India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, revealed plans to mark 75 years of the nation’s independence with a manned mission into orbit using the same timeline. Pakistan is building closer ties with China, as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project pushes forward. Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) is partnering with China’s manned space program for the mission. Earlier this year, the two nations cooperated on a launch in the Gobi Desert of a Chinese Long March rocket carrying two satellites manufactured in Pakistan. Neighbouring India is promoting itself as a low-cost provider of rocket launch services for homegrown and overseas satellite projects. Image: Statista Over the past decade, an increasing number of Indian-built rockets have lifted off from domestic launch sites, such as the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in the state of Andhra Pradesh, carrying satellites into Earth’s orbit. India regularly launches satellites for other countries including the US, Canada, the UK, Germany and Singapore. In 2017, India propelled more satellites into space than any other nation, mainly..

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A bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking and drinking
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A bad marriage can be as unhealthy as smoking and...

We’ve been  many times that marriage is good for your health; on average married people live healthier, longer lives. But a new study suggests that if the marriage is a bad one, the opposite is true. And husbands seem to be more affected than wives. Researchers at the US universities of Nevada and Michigan monitored 373 heterosexual couples over the first 16 years of their marriage to see whether disagreeing about topics such as child rearing, money, in-laws and hobbies had any negative health implications. Researchers then compared the health of wives and husbands who reported a greater number of conflict topics to those who reported fewer. The results showed that marital conflict negatively affected health for both husbands and wives, although conflict had a greater impact on men. The health ratings were calculated by asking spouses questions about their health, including whether their health interfered with their work, if they were healthy enough to do the things they wanted to do, if they were having trouble sleeping, if they were bothered by nervousness and feeling fidgety, and whether they were troubled by headaches. Health was scored out of five, with a higher score being healthier. Low-conflict couples reported an average..

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How To Get Singapore Visa
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How To Get Singapore Visa

If you have a few extra days on your Asia trip, why not see a new country. Singapore is a small country that you can manage to squeeze in 2 days if you are already planning more than a week-long trip to ,  or Indonesia. But you have to plan ahead and prepare for Singapore visa application. While the process is simple, people have reported that rejection rates are high and they sometimes make you run back & forth for additional documents. This is not to demotivate you but to prepare your mind. Also, you can choose to apply via an agent or do it yourself. Here are the documentation requirements you will need: DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TOURIST VISA Filled form . An original copy of the filled and signed visa application form. Photographs Two passport-sized, coloured photographs without any border that must be 35mm wide and 45mm high and taken at least 3 months prior to the application submission. One of the photographs must be affixed to the given space in the form. Passport Your original passport with its copy must be submitted along with the application form and the required letters. Your passport must be valid for 6 months at the..

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NASA astronauts watch ‘Star Wars’ in space
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NASA astronauts watch ‘Star Wars’ in space

Astronauts at the International Space Station saw their wish come true after they got a private screening of the new Star Wars movie earlier this week. Disney sent “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” into space using an uplink at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, according to a . The company did the same for “The Force Awakens” two years ago. Seeing the six-member team all snuggled up in their “bungee cord chairs”, drink bags in hand, the scientists watched the science fiction on a temporary screen-projector set above their heads. And what better place than to watch Star Wars than the space. “Expedition 54 crew members … look forward to watching the science fiction saga at their leisure while they’re living and working aboard the orbiting laboratory that will enable human and robotic exploration of galaxies far, far away,” NASA said in its release. Mark Vande Hei, a flight engineer for ISS expedition 54, tweeted a photo of his fellow crew members watching the film in “bungee cord chairs” and holding drink bags. “Somewhere in the Star Wars galaxy there are likely plans to build a new rebel outpost,” the release said.

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How To Get Turkish Visa
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How To Get Turkish Visa

If it is your first trip to Turkey, do not think the Blue Mosque or Hot Air Balloon is a cliche. And if you have been to the main cities, going back to Turkey for a relaxing short trip to spend your holidays, is a great idea. You don’t have to stress about the Turkey visa process because it is fairly simple and the rejection rates are very low. You only need to have at least a few weeks on hand. And there is no need to go to a travel agent because the process is do-it-yourself.     DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TOURIST VISA Visa Application Form Fill & submit the. Print and sign it. Original Passport Copy of Current & Old Passport Photocopy of the first two pages of both passports. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you intend to enter Turkey. Two Photographs Recent (no later than 6 months) photographs of the applicant with the size of 5×5 cm and white background. Flight Reservation Copy of round-trip air tickets. Remember these don’t need to be “paid” before you get the visa. Bank statement & Account Maintenance Certificate Past 3-month bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds (at least..

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How to get Brazil visa
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How to get Brazil visa

Ipanema beach and Carnival De Rio always come to my mind when someone says Brazil. If you have never explored South America, it is the best starter destination and probably the easiest among the other countries of the continent to get a visa. The only catch is, for those applying from Karachi might be required to visit Islamabad if they call you for an interview. So maybe a trip to Islamabad is a wise idea when you are applying for Brazil visa. Following is the process & list of documents required: HOW TO APPLY FOR BRAZILIAN VISA Fill out the online form, . Print the confirmation form, sign and paste a passport-sized photo Pay the fee. Bring the payment receipt, confirmation form and rest of the documents (original only) to the consulate.     DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TOURIST VISA Filled and signed form/confirmation An original copy of the duly filled and signed visa application form with a passport-sized picture attached to it. Before filling the online form, please do read the instructions and guidelines. Photographs Two passport-sized, coloured photographs without any border, against a white background and taken at least 3 months prior to the application submission. Hotel bookings Reserve free-cancellation, no pre-payment accommodation, this does not need to..

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12 natural muscle relaxants for a healthy body & mind
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12 natural muscle relaxants for a healthy body & mind

Tightening of muscles is very common, especially after new core workouts, muscle tends to experience soreness usually after heavy workout or being fixed at same positions for number of hours. Number of people try to cure this pain, by some natural remedies, but some of them are interested with easy going method of using medications. Medicines help to some extent, but the vital role here is of the posture, exercise, activity & routine. There are various grounds for muscle tightness, pain, and compact range of motion, which consist of the following: Exercise, mainly a new one Backache Pregnancy Here are some of the natural muscle relaxants, which are usually present in almost everyone’s kitchen, including exercises, which are as follows: 1. Cherries Cherries are prosperous in antioxidants & anti-inflammatory complex. Cherries plays vital role in reduction of any pain, and heals the damaged muscle which is mainly caused by wrong exercise. 2. Blueberries Blueberries, are also exceptional source of antioxidants and polyphenols, which have anti-inflammatory effects. It mainly help to boost up your mind in improvisation of exercise, and its performance. 3. Protein Sufficient protein intake after exercise, can also help in diminishing muscle tenderness. Specially in women, a muscle..

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If Earth Is Spinning to The East, Why Isn’t It Faster to Fly West?
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If Earth Is Spinning to The East, Why Isn’t It...

Okay, time to stop everything and nut out a brain teaser: if Earth is spinning to the east at 1,180 km/h (733 mph), and we're in a plane flying west, shouldn't we get to our destination quicker, seeing as it's literally spinning towards us? The short answer is no, because our plane is also affected by Earth's spin, which means we're spinning away from our destination while our destination is spinning towards us. Confused yet? Don't worry,  has the slightly-less-short answer (it's still MinutePhysics, after all) to this dizzying conundrum. While Earth itself is spinning about 1,180 km/h to the east, the ground and everything on it are travelling even faster - at about 1,670 km/h (1,037 mph). Even the air above the ground is travelling at around this speed in an easterly direction. So for an aeroplane to get anywhere at all, it has to be moving relative to the ground. Say it's travelling at 160 km/h (100 mph) - because it's already moving at 1,670 km/h with the planet, plus that little bit extra, it's able to keep itself ahead and actually get somewhere. On the other hand, if it's travelling towards the west, it's..

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Fascinating Facts About the Great Sphinx of Giza and How It Was Built
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Fascinating Facts About the Great Sphinx of Giza and How...

Here are some of the fascinating facts about one of the most famous monuments in the Egyptian history.   You might have heard about the Great Sphinx of Giza before, at least in your history textbooks. There are many reasons why this figure is known throughout history, some fascinating, some mysterious. Let us walk you through all the details on why the Sphinx of Giza earned the tag “Great” to its name. It becomes apparent when you consider the size of the Sphinx. The Great Sphinx of Giza is the world’s largest monolith statue. It measures 20.22 meters in height, 19.3 meters in width and 73.5 meters in length. It was believed to be built about 4500 years ago by the pharaoh. But before we get into the nitty-gritty of things, let’s see what a “Sphinx” is and why does it have such a significance in the history of Egypt. The Sphinx - A Mythological Creature That Roamed Thebes Source:  Sphinx is a mythological creature that has a lion’s body and a woman’s head. The creature has significance in both . We can trace back the word Sphinx to the Greek verb “Sphingen” that translates to “to squeeze” to “to bind.” There is no real connection..

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African cities will double in population by 2050. Here are 4 ways to make sure they thrive
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African cities will double in population by 2050. Here are...

Africans are moving to the city. Already home to the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population, the continent is urbanizing more rapidly than any other part of the planet. Africa’s 1.1 billion citizens will likely , and . The implications of this turbo-charged growth are hard to fathom. Consider how Lagos - already Africa’s largest city - is predicted to expand by an astonishing . Africa is not prepared for this urban explosion. By 2025, there will be 100 African cities with more than one million inhabitants, according to McKinsey. That's twice as many as in Latin America. Runaway urbanization and a growing youth bulge, with most young people lacking meaningful job prospects, is a time bomb. Already some . Youngsters account for roughly 20% of the population, 40% of the workforce and 60% of the unemployed. Africa is suffering from a major urban infrastructure gap. Annual national public spending on infrastructure is exceedingly low: an average of , compared to . Not surprisingly, African cities often succumb to fragility. Sixty percent of all urbanites live in over-crowded and under-serviced slums. Around  due to lack of affordable transport. With turbo-urbanization, these appalling conditions . Another looming problem is that African cities are set to expand during a period of..

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Which languages are most difficult for English speakers to learn?
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Which languages are most difficult for English speakers to learn?

Some languages are more difficult to learn than others, especially for native English speakers. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the U.S. government's primary training institute for employees in the foreign affairs community and its responsibilities include preparing diplomats and other officials to advance U.S. foreign interests overseas. Taking that into account,  is very important in the FSI and it provides courses in over 70 foreign languages. It has also created a list showing the approximate amount of study time required to become proficient in a range of foreign languages. Published by website , the list is split into several categories. Category I is the easiest with languages such as French, Spanish and Italian all requiring approximately 23-24 weeks of study time. Things get more difficult in category IV where Finnish, Polish and Russian all take up to 44 weeks to learn. Category V is the most difficult for English speakers with Arabic, , Japanese and Korean all taking at least 88 weeks. Given that this list was formulated by the FSI, it is important to note that some language students or experts may disagree with the ranking. Image: Statista

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Recipe – Donuts
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Recipe – Donuts

Baked Donuts with Chocolate Icing and Pink Vanilla Glaze Icing. 180c time 10 to 12 minutes baking time.   Ingredients:   Flour - 2 (cups) Icing sugar - 3 (tbsp) Melted butter - 3 (tbsp) Egg - 1 Instant yeast - 2 (tsp) Salt - 3 (pinch) Milk powder - 3 (tbsp) Lukewarm milk - 1/4 (cup) Lukewarm water - 1/4 (cup) Let’s cook it…   Baked Donuts   Mix lukewarm milk and lukewarm water together Mix flour, egg, yeast, milk, powder, icing, sugar, salt, and butter with hands Pour the previously mixed lukewarm mixture, slowly while making a dough of all the mixture in second point Stretch the dough properly until it becomes a smooth dough Make small balls from the dough with good shape. Take grease tray and put dough balls in it, leave it for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, make a hole within center of all balls and leave it for 30 minutes After 30 minutes, brush the balls with melted butter to provide golden colour Now, bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes     Chocolate Icing   Take 1 (cup) chopped milky chocolate Take 1 (tbsp) butter Melt on double boiler, and dip the..

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Recipe – Garlic Butter Naan
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Recipe – Garlic Butter Naan

Ingredients:   Flour - 2 (cups) Yeast - 1 (tbsp) Baking powder - 1/2 (tbsp) Yogurt - 2 (tbsp) Salt - 1/2 (tbsp) or As per taste Sugar - 1 (tbsp) Oil - 2 (tbsp) Garlic - 2 (tbsp) finely crushed Coriander leaves - 2 (tbsp) finely chopped Butter - 4 (tbsp)     Let’s cook it…   Mix flour yeast, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Add yogurt, oil, and knead all ingredients with lukewarm water Let the dough rest for 1 hour In a separate bowl, mix garlic, coriander, and butter Make balls from the dough and cook from both sides on a pan Spread the garlic butter over naan Serve alone or with any dish you like

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Recipe – Chicken Karahi
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Recipe – Chicken Karahi

Ingredients For Chicken Karahi, here's . Chicken/Beef/Mutton - 1 (kg) Chopped tomatoes - 5 to 6 Yogurt - 1/2 (cup) Green chili chopped - 6 Black pepper powder - 1 (tbsp) Salt - As per taste Red chilli powder - 1 , 1/2 (tbsp) Red chili flakes - 1/2 (tbsp) Kasuri methi (Fenugreek) dry - 1 (tbsp) Ginger paste - 1 (tbsp) Garlic paste - 1 (tbsp) White zeera - 1 (tbsp) Masala salt (grind garam masala ) - 1/2 (tbsp) Coriander - Half bunch chopped for garnish Ginger - Small piece French cut for garnish Oil - 1 cup Let’s cook our Chicken Karahi Heat oil for few moments, add zeera and let the oil heat up slightly more. Add chicken and fry until the water in chicken dries When chicken starts to turn white in color, add ginger paste and let it cook again Next, add chopped tomatoes and let it cook until it becomes tomato paste Add yogurt, and let it cook for few moments Add salt, black pepper, red chili powder, and red chili flakes. Let the chicken cook until you see oil on it and all spices mix well Add green chili, and let the chicken..

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Recipe – Koftay
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Recipe – Koftay

Ingredients Beef Minced - 1 (kg) Red chili Powder - 1 ½ (tbsp) Salt - As per taste Green Chilli - 3 to 4 Coriander - Half bunch 2 small onion Khash khash (poppy seeds) - 1 (tbsp) Chaney (chickpea) - 2 (tbsp) First... Take green chili, coriander, onion, poppy seeds, and chickpea. Grind all the ingredients until it becomes a thick paste. Add salt, red chili powder in minced beef and mix it well. Ingredients for gravy Onion slices - 2 (above average size) Yogurt - 1 (cup) Salt - As per taste Red chilli powder - 1 (tbsp) Gram masala powder - 1 tbsp) Dhaniya powder - 1 tbsp) Ginger paste - 1 tbsp) Garlic paste - 1 tbsp) Oil - 1 (cup) Let’s cook it…   Boil the oil in a pot. Add onion slices and fry until they are golden brown Take out the onion slices, and add all spices to oil Mix them well until spices start to exclude oil from them Make beef balls and add them to masala Lower the fire for next 5 minutes, and cover the pot. Crush the brown onions into pieces with your hands and mix them in yogurt...

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Vanilla Swiss Roll with Cream Cheese Strawberry & Banana Flavor
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Vanilla Swiss Roll with Cream Cheese Strawberry & Banana Flavor

Ingredients for Vanilla Sponge: Eggs - (8) Flour - 2 (cups) Icing sugar - 2 (cups) Few drops of vanilla essence Milk for brushing Strawberry jam - As per taste Crushed Coconut - 1/2 (cup) Ingredients for Filling: Whipped Cream - 1 (cup) Cream Cheese - 4 (tbsp) Strawberry Chunks - 1/2 (cup) Banana Chunks - 1/2 (cup) Let’s cook it... Cream Frosting Method: Whip the cream properly and add cream cheese, mix both ingredients. Add Strawberry and Banana chunks, mix it again. Vanilla Sponge Method: Put dry ingredients on flour at least 3 times Take eggs in a bowl and beat them one by one until they are fluffy Once done, add sugar and beat again until you get a creamy texture Add Vanilla essence and beat lightly for few moments Add flour and fold the mixture with soft hands Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until just firm enough to touch. Let the sponge get cold at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes Take one serving of butter pepper and pour vanilla sponge, carefully roll the sponge and put in the fridge for about 5-8 minutes Take the sponge out from the fridge and pour icing sugar with a..

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Recipe – Meethay Dahi Baray
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Recipe – Meethay Dahi Baray

Ingredients: Yogurt 1/2 kg Heavy cream 1/2 cup Sugar 6 tbls Gram flour 1 cup Salt to taste Grind Zeera masala 1/2 (tbsp) Red chili powder 1/2 (tbsp). Chat msala as required .. Oil for frying Method… Add besan flour, Salt, chili powder and grind Zeera masala. Add a little water and make a thick texture. Shape it and fry with a medium flame and do its color golden. Take water in bowl and dip these fried pieces in a bowl for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes take off these pieces from water and press it and keep a side. Add sugar in yogurt and pinch of salt and mix it then add cream and mix it. All these material put in serving dish and sprinkle chaat masala.  

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Recipe – Blueberry muffins with blueberry sauce
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Recipe – Blueberry muffins with blueberry sauce

Ingredients Eggs 4 Flour 1.1/2 (cup). Sugar 1 (cup) Baking powder 1 (tbsp) . Blueberry essence 2 drops Vanilla essence 3 drop shredded coconut 2 (tbsp) Milk 1/2 (cup) Oil 1 (cup)   Note: Baking time 20 minutes Preheat oven 180C   Let's cook it... Beat the eggs one by one then add the sugar and beat till creamy texture. Add oil, blueberry and vanilla essence and beat it Add milk and beat it lightly. Add dry ingredients flour, baking powder fold with spatula with soft hands. Add shredded coconut and fold lightly. Fill the half cup liner and bake it. Fill the piping bag with blueberry and fill in muffins.  

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Recipe – Tutti frutti Muffins
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Recipe – Tutti frutti Muffins

Ingredients Eggs 3 Flour 1. 1/2 (cup) Grind sugar 1 (cup) Few drop of vanilla essence Oil 1/2 (cup) Milk 1/2 (cup) Baking powder 1 (tbsp) Tutti-frutti 2 (tbsp) Dry nuts 1 (tbsp). Note: Baking time 20 minutes Oven temperature 180c.   Let's cook it... Mix the flour and baking powder and stain them. Beat the egg until it become fluffy. Add the sugar and beat again until it look like a creamy shape. Add vanilla essence and oil and beat again. Add milk and beat again. In the last do half portion of dry ingredients, flour and baking powder and add it and mix them with soft hand and fold it with spatula. Pour the half cup with butter in cup liner, tap the tray, sprinkle Tutti-frutti, dry nuts, and then bake it

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