All you need to know about Goa Carnival, India opens first phase of longest expressway from Delhi to Mumbai, Lightning strikes Brazil’s iconic statue, Christ the Redeemer, its crazy pictures go viral and more in top stories of the day!
Goa Carnival is back and here’s what you need to know
The lively Goa Carnival is back and we are here to give you the festival deets. Goa Carnival 2023 will be celebrated from February 18-21 in four major locations in Goa – Panjim, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco.
From cultural extravaganzas like folk dances and costume parades to Goan cuisines and lifestyle, you will get to see them all at the carnival. One most important thing to keep in mind – the entire Goa is in a celebratory mood so expect long traffic jams. So if you are planning to explore multiple carnival venues, start early in the day. The carnival takes place just before Lent begins so you can expect to see a lot of revelry before the sober and sombre 40 days of Lent begins.
India opens first phase of longest expressway from Delhi to Mumbai
India has opened the first section of a 1,386-kilometer (861 mile) expressway linking its capital New Delhi to the financial hub of Mumbai, a significant milestone in the South Asian nation’s push to modernize its infrastructure and catch up with its neighboring rival China.
Once complete, the eight-lane carriageway – four in each direction – will be India’s longest, and is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities to 12 hours, cutting the entire journey by half.
Lightning strikes Brazil’s iconic statue, Christ the Redeemer, its crazy pictures go viral!
In a near-impossible feat, a stunning scene was captured when the 100 ft statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro was recently hit by lightning. It was captured during a flash storm in Brazil. If the viral pictures are to go by, the bolt of flash struck the head of the statue, which seemed to turn the sculpture into a godly figure. If reports are to go by, the structure was hit by lightning twice before, in two decades, in 2008 and 2014.
The stunning video was captured by photographer Fernando Braga, which has stunned the internet like no other. The video, now viral with more than 20 million views has also shot still photographs of the phenomenon. In his post, he added that they had to stay outdoors in stormy conditions for more than three hours to capture the perfect shot.
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