Once a year the Vienna Opera Ball is held at Wiener Staatsoper, which turns into an elegant and beautiful ballroom. The ball sees captivating ballet and opera performances which leave thousands sighing. Around 150 young couples forming the young ladies and young men’s committee makes their dreams come true and dance the first polonaise on this unique ballroom floor. After that, it’s Alles Walzer or Let the waltz begin! Music, dancing, elaborate gowns and elegant tailcoats make the ball an unforgettable event each year.some spectacular pictures of the ballroom.
Monday, February 19
Meet the brave Indian-American teacher whose quick thinking saved many lives in Florida school shooting.
No matter how well read you are or how much you claim to know there will always be certain inexplicable questions whose answers you wouldn't know. While you can always brush off and question their relevance if you actually pause to ponder you will understand just how convoluted these questions are. You might know the speed of light, but do you know the speed of darkness? Go on, answer.
Do you know why?
Let us know if you have the answer.
Go on, answer.
Do you have an answer to this?
Go on, figure
We have to wait and watch for this.
Really, why exactly.
It would have been convenient, yes.
What do you think?
Do you have an answer to that?
Really, did you ever notice?
Thursday, February 15
Ask any bibliophile what is their favourite place on earth and, in most cases, the immediate and prompt reply would be a library. Filled with books of every kind, a library is any book lover's paradise. Pick a favourite corner, choose a favourite book, curl up with it and everything in the world gets better, well more or less. There are only a few places which are as calming and inviting as a library. And while the presence of books makes the place welcoming, there are several libraries in the world that look like a vision. Be it The Library Of Congress or the Trinity College Library, these cocoons are a delight. Take a look.
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: One of the most famous libraries in the world, The National Library of France has an interesting mix of the old and the new. The buildings look utterly gorgeous and by 1896 the place had one of the largest repositories of books in the world. Although the record no longer stands
Reading Room Of the British Museum: Located in the Great Court of the British Museum, the Reading Room Of the British Museum is a great source of information and also has a large collection of curated books. The architecture of the place is amazing and ought to be seen to be believed.
Danish Royal Library: Denmark’s official National Library, Danish Royal Library dates back to 1648. It has a staggering collection of all works printed in that country since the 17th century.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt: Located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria the place was opened in 2002. The place seeks to both replicate the charm of Alexandria’s original library and also spark some brilliance that was associated with the library before. It also has museums and academic research centres.
New York Public Library: A favourite stop by visitors, the New York Public Library, with its huge windows and chandeliers looks grand. The place is exquisite and one can spend hours in there reading or simply staring at the murals.
Codrington Library, England: Completed in 1751, the Codrington Library of Oxford University has been a favourite destination for scholars for years now. The place has an old-world charm and looks beautiful.
Trinity College Library: Counted as one of the most famous libraries in the world, Trinity College Library holds great importance in Dublin. The place's famous 'The Long Room' holds one of the last remaining copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic.
Library of Congress: One of the most famous and largest libraries in the world, The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution of US.
Vatican Library: Established in 1475, Vatican Library is one of the oldest libraries in the entire world. It also has the oldest complete manuscript of the Bible as well as more than one billion books.
Bodleian Library: Situated in Oxford, UK, Bodleian Library is one of the oldest in Europe. It dates back to 1602 and has more than 11 million items enclosed within its walls.
Myth 1: An ambulance is necessary for all seizures
- If it’s the first time they’ve had a seizure
- If they’ve injured themselves during the seizure
- If you’re in any doubt about the individual’s safety
Myth 2: Every seizure involves convulsions
Myth 3: Seizures can’t be life-threatening
Myth 6: Epilepsy stops you from leading a fulfilled life
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