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Beautify Your Bedroom Right with These Tips

Whether you are using a cover with buttons, or other materials, the master bedroom is one of the rooms you are going to spend a lot of time in. This is one reason you need to pay attention to the overall look and feel of the room because it may affect the mood. The following are a few techniques and changes you can make to your bedroom to ensure it looks exactly as it should.

The Focal Board

Your bed is the focal point of your bedroom. It takes up the most room, so making sure you get the right bed is vital. Now, there are a number of things you can do to ensure the bed looks great. For one, you can add an interesting headboard.

This does not have to cost much. You can get pretty creative with your headboard. Those with some DIY woodworking skills may be able to make a headboard without many materials. It is okay if you are not a good woodworker because you do have another option. What you can do is hang a drapery rod over your bed and place some fun drapery panels though this is just one idea.

Revolutionize the Bed

The next thing you want to pay attention to is the bed itself. There is not much that you can do to change the bed, but what you can do is dress it up so that it really pops. This does not mean you have to do something … Read more

Five Best 5-Star Hotels In Bangalore

About Bangalore

Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. Also referred to as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’, the city of Bangalore is one of the major crowd pullers of South India. The friendly ambience and the mind-soothing tourist destinations of the city are one of the main reasons behind its growing popularity as one of the major tourist hubs of Southern India. The most exciting thing is that the city has something on offer for everyone. A visit to Bangalore can be entertaining even for a child of eight years or an eighty-year-old senior citizen. Bull Temple, Pyramid Valley International, Bannerghatta National Park, Cubbon Park, ISKCON Temple, and Wonderla Amusement Park are some of the popular tourist destinations that the tourists can choose to visit. In addition to being a major tourist hub, Bangalore is also a centre for major business meets, delegations, exhibitions, and seminars. So if you are planning to visit Bangalore sometime soon either for relishing the beauty of the city or for attending any business meeting, the basic thing that you should do is to book your stay in one of the 5-star hotels of the city. Sheer class and elegance of these hotels will not only make your stay comfortable but also turn your dream into reality.

A Complete Guide To Best 5-Star Hotels In Bangalore

Bangalore enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year. Tourists or businessmen can visit this beautiful city anytime they wish. However, … Read more

UK Retail Sales Continue to Climb, Despite Rocky Month of January

For the retail industry, January is the biggest month for bankruptcy filings. Every year, there are many retail businesses that hope holiday sales will be able to pull them out of their cash-flow hole and boost sales and profits. Some are also burdened with a heavy load of debt. Sadly, many of these businesses do not have the liquidity to go forward without court protection and file for bankruptcy. This year, that is not the case for UK retailers.

According to reports, UK retailers successfully battled tough trading conditions in January. In a month that is typically very difficult for this industry, sales actually increased by 0.6{0f96de2a6874a2011bd32b36c18fd3db141d5c337ce905be2339bd1501acd9c1} on a like-for-like basis from January, compared to a decrease of 0.6{0f96de2a6874a2011bd32b36c18fd3db141d5c337ce905be2339bd1501acd9c1} for the same month in 2017. In addition, total sales rose 1.4 per cent last month, following a rise of just 0.1 per cent a year ago.

Helen Dickinson, BRC chief executive, commented that “The persisting tough trading environment played out at the start of the year with a mixed set of trading updates and subsequent announcements. Sales as well as profits are seemingly harder to come by.”

She went on to say, “Against this challenging backdrop, 2018 didn’t have a bad start during what is traditionally a lean month, with sales creeping up in line with the year’s average.”

Even though retail sales are promising, British households are still in the midst of an income squeeze, thanks to higher inflation and weaker wage growth. These conditions have left many consumers … Read more

Korean comfort women in the 21st century


Korean comfort women, as the Japanese refer to them, suffered sex enslavement during World War II, but their plight continues to influence Korean-Japanese politics.

Kidnapped, Forced into Sex Slavery

During World War II, Japanese soldiers forced young women into sex slavery, kidnapping them off the streets. Women from China, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines were taken and relocated to brothels, called comfort stations by the Japanese Army. One such woman, Lee Ok-Seon, kidnapped at aged 14, described the daily treatment the 11 to 14-year-old girls received: “We were often beaten, threatened and attacked with knives.” They were also raped daily, as she told the Deutsche Welle.

Ok-Seong is one of many Korean comfort women who came forward during the 21st century to talk about their experiences. Although no exact number exists, the involved governments estimate that the Japanese abducted about 200,000 women for the brothels, or comfort stations. About 50 known survivors live in Korea today. Their testimonies brought to light the sex camps operated from 1940 to 1945.

Painful Memories

The Japanese government recognized the atrocity of Korean Comfort women publicly in 1993, issuing an apology. Its leaders sometimes deny the brothels, but on December 28, 2015 Japan issued another apology and offered settlement payments to the remaining Korean survivors. Some of the women refused the money.

Two months following the apology, a film about the World War II sex slavery, “Spirits’ Homecoming,” debuted. The documentary became a box-office hit its opening week with 1.7 million viewers. Film-maker Cho … Read more

Comfort Women – A Necessary Diplomatic Resolution

South Korea’s President Park Geun-hye continues the policies implemented by the Japanese and South Korean governments to give restitution to comfort women and their relatives. The plan to compensate women and their families began with a “final and irreversible” deal between Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se on December 28, 2015. The plan continued to thrive, on July 28, 2016, with the implementation of the Foundation for Reconciliation and Healing, a NGO created to give assistance to those affected by the wartime offense. With the NGO in place, by August, Japan devoted about $9 million to the institution while South Korea offered close to $108,000. Funds will be used to support the surviving women and their families.



Despite the progress of the deal, there still has been several opposing voices that feel the compensation is not nearly enough for restitution. Many surviving women in sections of Korea demand an official apology and legal reprimands from the Japanese government. The women believe that the Korean government should not be the authority in determining how reparations are dealt with; rather the women’s demands should be heard. This is evident as weekly protests that have occurred since 1992 continue outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul.



Civil Society groups such as the Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan also oppose the deal. They have called the deal a “diplomatic humiliation” and created an opposing NGO, Foundation for Justice and … Read more