A CULINARY DELIGHT AND A HEALTH AIDER – THE DUAL ROLE OF THE ‘STINKING ROSE’

A CULINARY DELIGHT AND A HEALTH AIDER – THE DUAL ROLE OF THE ‘STINKING ROSE’ By Nikolin Svetlana For more than 5,000 years, garlic (Allium sativum) has been present in many cultures around the world. The home of this amazing plant and super-food of centuries, is central Asia in so-called 'Garlic Crescent' which stretches from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan to Turkmenistan and Iran where wild garlic have been present from ancient times.

A LIFE OF PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE IN MULTI-ETHNIC DOBRUJA

A LIFE OF PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE IN MULTI-ETHNIC DOBRUJA By Nikolin Svetlana The Balkan peninsula (southeast Europe) is blessed by diverse and unique regions each of them with long history stretching back more than 6,500 years. One such part is Dobruja, a historical region of the Balkans that has been divided since the 19th century between Bulgaria and Romania. It’s north part belongs to Romania and south to Bulgaria.

CHESS – An Unique Mind Game Invented by Ancient Indians that can Make you a good Strategist in any Battle in Life

CHESS - An Unique Mind Game Invented by Ancient Indians that can Make you a good Strategist in any Battle in Life By Nikolin Svetlana Recently I was watching Satyajit Ray’s brilliant anthological film 'The Chess Players' with great Saeed Jaffrey, Amjad Khan and Richard Attenborough which gave me some more glimpses into the present day board game of chess and its beginnings.

ALTculture 12/2020 – Alice in South-East Europe’s Fairy Wonderland of Maramuresh

ALTculture 12/2020 - Alice in South-East Europe's Fairy Wonderland of Maramuresh By Nikolin Svetlana Maramuresh region in north-western part of Romania is a real living museum of this south-east European country. Surrounded by tall mountains and heavy forests Maramuresh is the home of picturesque villages which have preserved their traditional way of life and rural culture to at fascinating extent almost impossible to be seen nowadays in Europe.