Dubai: Home to the new world’s best projects

For a city that’s known to be the world’s largest gold market, Dubai never fails to satisfy our high expectations for them.
The modernity of their land seem to be on its peak already. However, they’re just beginning. Here are some of the world’s best projects that is expected to be built and finished in the future:

1. Museum Of The Future

With the rapid advances of technology in today’s era, the founders have decided that this is a great opportunity to have a hub for like-minded creative minds. In fact, voicing out each and everyone’s idea would lead to innovation which is a great way to promoting future entrepreneurs.

2. Jewel Of The Creek

Said to be complete by 2019, it is foreseen to be the landmark tourist destination that contains four to five star hotels, offices, shopping centers, and futuristic infrastructures that would strengthen the beauty of the Dubai Creek.

3. Alladin City

Inspired by the fictional heroes Alladin and Sinbad, the infrastructure is designed to have three protruding golden buildings that portray a lamp; the magnificent structure gleams whenever the rays strike its walls. The connecting roads (which will be air-conditioned and periodically move to connect other buildings, parking lots, etc.) represent mythological creatures like dragons and snakes.

4. Dubai Frame Project

Coated with golden cladding, its magnificent towers rise 150 meters high and is connected with a bridge that is 193 meters long. The purpose of the frame-like structure is to show how Dubai evolved over the years; modern Dubai is shown to the South, and old Dubai to the North.

5. Bluewaters Island

Bluewaters Island is a man-made island with the “Dubai Eye” as its main attraction. Dubai Eye is labelled as the “World’s Largest Ferris Wheel”; beating the New York Wheel by 19.5 meters in height.

6. Mall Of The World – Dubai

Although the title as the “Globe’s Largest Mall” was removed, it still looks promising to visit. It is still expected to be the world’s first domed city and will still include the largest indoor theme park in the world.

7. Jumeirah Garden City

Considered to be one of the world’s best projects, this city will soon bag the title “Venice of the East”. Jumeirah Garden City will be having three canal waterways which will link districts and the rest of Dubai.

8. Dubailand Theme Park

With the initial plan to open its doors in 2019, it is expected to be twice as big as Disney World, and Dubai may yet again will be home to the “World’s Biggest Amusement Park.” Inclusive in the theme park are 45 mega projects that promotes leisure and entertainment that targets any age group.

9. Al Maktoum International Airport

This airport is expected to be able to accommodate 240 million passengers in the future. Nonetheless, Dubai plans to claim the title “Biggest Airport in the World. It is expected to continue its expansion this 2018 and surpass Dubai International Airport, the World’s Busiest Passenger Airport.

10. Dubai Waterfront Project

Dubai Waterfront Project will be the “Largest Man-Made Development in the World” wherein its district will be the center hub for retailers with high-end branding and a refuge for leisure and entertainment.
It was promised to have “69 mid-rise residential buildings of 13,000 units of one bedroom, two-bedroom, and studio apartments, and a four and a five-star hotel” by Azizi Riviera.

Need to say more? In fact, who wouldn’t want to go to Dubai which seems to conquer the world titles for decades; they are globally-competitive.
I believe we better keep our pockets checked and savings monitored. These are some of the world’s best projects, and I’m sure that you’d love to see it in person.

Top 10 infrastructural projects around the world

We’ve come to appreciate movies that is set into the future. Although, some of these seem pretty terrifying to watch like post-apocalyptic, and dystopian ones, we can’t avoid thinking what it would be like if we were to have that state of life (and I mean the positive ones). Here are the top 10 infrastructural projects being built around the world.

1. Ziggurat Project

Ziggurat Project isn’t your typical housing community. In fact, its structure seems like a futuristic pyramid that shimmers when light touches its walls. It is a sustainable super building that is expected to house 1 million people. It will be powered by steam and wind turbines for natural energy.

2. Rawabi

Known as the First Palestinian Planned City, it is built to symbolize hope and confidence for the future. Although seen as a ghost city, it is seen as an eye-pleasing sight. Its objective is to be a functioning city that could be home to residents, as well.

3. Crystal Island

Since Crystal Island plans to shelter a whole city, this island is expected to be the largest building in the world. It’s called the “Christmas Tree” due to its awe-inspiring structure and was designed to be able to show the majestic view of Moscow. It is operated with solar energy and wind turbines.

4. X Seed 4000

Its name sounds like it was brought to reality from an animation, this structure from Japan is the World’s Tallest Building. It is expected to be 800 stories tall and to be inhibited by 1 million people.

5. Masdar City

The City heavily relies on solar energy and renewable resources; which they were able to bag the title of the World’s First Green Ghost Town. To keep it carbon-free, they banned cars from the city itself and have computer-guided pod cars as their means of public transportation.

6. Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT)

GIFT is projected to be the central hub for business. It is one of the 100 smart cities to be built by 2022. An expense of 1 trillion dollars is believed to be invested in this revolutionary city. It has its own underground tunnely which would allow people to commute from one place to another, its own cooling system, and much more.

7. Bismayah

It is promised to be the ‘Biggest City Development Project’ in Iraq that will be able to cater to 6,000 residents with its own water, and electricity utilities. It will be able to fund educational sectors, as well.

8. Destiny Florida

Destiny Florida can accommodate 500 thousand residents which is planned to be the First Eco-Sustainable City’ if they were to surpass the issues presented to them.

9. King Abdullah Economic City

Situated near the Red Sea, this magnificent city is foreseen to be bigger than Washington DC. Like any other cities, it will be able to shoulder sectors for education and business. There will also be sea resorts and residential areas in the city.

10. Cite

Cite is primarily made to be a testing and simulation ground for new technology. In fact, its purpose of existence is to test out prototypes that can assist the state of living in the future and concocting a revolutionary discovery; because of this, it was known as the ‘rural laboratory.’

Apart from these 10 highly interesting infrastructural projects, we can’t help but to think what is more to come in the next succeeding years. So are you ready to have a taste of what is in store for us? Or are we going a little too fast? Anyhow, these infrastructural projects are sure to blow your mind.

The Indian Hair Culture

‘Unity in diversity’, the chief feature of India that separates it from the rest of the world. People of this subcontinent are neither equal in respect of the food they eat, nor the language they speak. Also, there is a great diversity in their dressing styles and habits. But a sense of unity in them is what it makes them the people of India. In his book, ‘The Discovery of India’, Jawaharlal Nehru says that Indian unity is not something imposed from the outside but rather, “It was something deeper and within its fold, wildest tolerance of belief and custom was practiced and every variety acknowledged and even encouraged.”

Among many things, that bring about a diversity in India, one is ‘hair’. While some people regard hair as a sacred thing, some shave it off after the death of loved ones. Here’s a list of how people from different religion treat their hair –

1. Hair have a distinct place in Hindu culture. When there occurs a demise of a family member, the male members shave their heads while females do not.

2. When we talk about the importance of hair in Muslim culture, first of all, women come in mind. In a public place, Muslim women should keep their hair covered as it is believed that it is the requirement of Allah that women should cover their hair. Moreover, while worshipping, men wear a certain types of cap as a symbol of purity and divinity.

3. In Jainism, whoever wants to take a lifelong woe of monkhood must get his hair pulled out strand by strand. This practice is known as ‘kaya klesh’. And excruciatingly painful as it might be, it is willfully undergone as a form of penance.

4. In Sikhism, hair is one of the five sacred ‘K’s. It is known as ‘kesh’. The other four K are ‘kada’ (a steel bangle), ‘kangha’ (a comb), ‘kachha’ (underwear), ‘katar’ (knife). People of this religion never go to a barber. However, they tie their hair with a cloth called ‘pagdi’.

5. In Buddhism, when someone becomes a monk, it is a custom that he should get his head shaved because it is believed that shaving off hair means cutting of confusion, hostility and attachment. Shaving your hair removes the risk of vanity and allows you to focus on more important things than combing and fixing your hair every day.

6.In Christianity, men with long hair is something some Christians don’t like at all.In Bible, it is considered to be against the laws of nature.

Whatsoever religion they follow or howsoever hair they keep, they have their unique identity preserved since ages. This is what makes them diverse and distinct. But at the same time, people of different religion living in a particular area experience same geographical conditions and celebrate each other’s festivals. Hence, India is truly a land of ‘Unity in diversity’.

SpeakLis, an app that will help people with hearing disabilities

Speakliz is an app that is able to help communicate to all those people who have some kind of hearing disability. This app was developed by an Ecuadorian startup that translates sign language into any other language, including Chinese

The creators of this app for smartphones and tablets are three young Ecuadorian entrepreneurs who manage to translate sign language in four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Chinese.

Carlos Obando Villarreal, Hugo Jácome Andrade and Lennin Encalada Monteros worked on a technological project 9 years ago. These young Ecuadorians wanted to create a technological product to get all those with hearing problems to communicate with other people. But, one day, all change, the destination united these entrepreneurs to create SpeakLiz, which is an app that translates sign language with the help of an electronic bracelet in 20 different languages, among which stand out: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Chinese.

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Today, the startup adopted the name: TALOV and is ranked in the ranking of the 200 most innovative companies in the area of ​​technology that will compete in the PITCH program, which is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz.

However, the design of this app was not easy, because many years and research were necessary, besides the financing problems were present.

“We even face discrimination that considers Latin American ventures as ‘little’ competition compared to what is done in other more mature territories in terms of technology, said one of the representatives of this company.

However, these entrepreneurs managed to raise a fund of almost 50,000 dollars, which allowed them to develop some things and accelerate the processes.

But, at the beginning of the project, this young company designed a translator glove of sign language to voice and text, thanks to an application developed in Android. On the other hand, each of the members of this company worked on similar technology projects to help achieve good communication of people with any type of hearing impairment, including using ios.

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The three entrepreneurs were professors of technology, when a series of circumstances occurred in 2016, which favored the union of the three founding members, which allowed them to unite all their efforts and research that resulted in Speakliz and thus get a strong solution to correct the communication problems between people.

At the beginning of 2017, this Android-based app was launched through several digital stores; In this way, the popularity began to grow and the company began to have visibility as a startup and the business model, which has two different forms; the first is through mobile app customers, explains a spokesperson for the company, it has a cost of $ 29.99; the second aspect is a platform in which corporate clients can generate their own tools and apps, to make their spaces inclusive for people with disabilities.

The dream of the founders of TALOV, is to reach the 900,000 downloads of SpeakLiz, by 2022, which would translate into 18.9 million revenue. But the most important thing is to end that barrier of communication that separates the hearing impaired with the rest of the people in the world.