domingo, 14 de agosto de 2011

Pantanal - The Jewel of South America

Pantanal is the largest wetland in the world, and one of the most bio diverse ecosystems on Earth. It mostly lies in Brazil and some parts of Bolivia and Paraguay, but majority in Brazil, in the state of Mato Grosso. It sprawls over 14K sq km and 80% of the pantanal will be flooded during rainy season.
Pantanal comes from the Portuguese word Pântano means "wet or marsh land".

Pantanal is famous for the Hyacinth Macaws; profoundly called Arara (the blue parrot in the famous movie RIO) is an endangered species due to the 
extreme smuggling.

The ecosystem is home to 1000 bird species, 400 fish species, 300 mammal species, 480 reptile species, 1132 butterfly species, 93 reptile species and over 9000 vertebrate species. 
The Pantanal has an average yearly rainfall of 1,0001,400 mm (3955 in) and average temperature is 25 °C (77 °F), but temperatures can fluctuate from 0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F).

National geographic article
Cowboys of pantanal
Below are some amazing videos and pictures from the gift of nature.

A breathtaking footage of "Jewel of South America" 

Barra Mansa  in Pantanal, a documentary by Maurico Copetti  

Amy's trip to Pantanal

Picture Library
Hyacinth Macaws , "Arara"

sábado, 13 de agosto de 2011

Contacting Amazon - Historical footages

Breath taking attempt in contacting the tribes which are completely isolated and leading a nomadic jungle retreat. On the flip side contacting these tribes are extremely dangerous and protecting these tribe is at colossal risk. The world needs to understand the importance of dying forests (eventually killed through the mass destructive process called - deforestation) and life of this people in order to respond to the sustainability of these groups. They are in EXTREME danger ....they are hunted down by poachers and timber loggers .......help them ....save humanity.....Here are some videos which glued my eyes ...... 

Uncontacted Amazon tribe – First ever footage.
First every aerial footage about the uncontacted tribes of Amazon. 

Stranger in forest – The first contacts with the tribes
A courageous attempt covering the creek danger in contacting the tribes in the Brazilian deep jungles. http://vimeo.com/19393316
 Life in a bubble 
Astonishing video footage about the Zo’e  tribe. They were first contacted in 1980’s and the most isolated tribe.  

One must have courage – Life of Guarani tribe

On the run – Awa tribe
The last hunting nomadic group in Amazon

Good job and landmark effort for the “Survival International” group for the historical attempt to deliver the value and need for protecting the vanishing tribes of the world.  

Please visit the website and be aware of our unforgotten history, literally leads to our past 

Brazil - An inconvenient history

An epic journey through the history (forgotten) of Brazil tracking down the colonization until the coup movement. Astonishing, trivial, outstanding and disturbing documentary with vivid scenes and stoic presentation. The documentary seriously demonstrates and contemplates the social segmentation (inequality), racial discrimination and other aspects of cultural engineering with the introduction of colonization. The countries vast geographical quintessence (agriculture), blistering politics and cultural innovation are briefly portrayed in this documentary. Also keenly equipped with the "the other side" of the countries longing history. Highly recommended..... 

Visual assault - captures from Brazil....

Brazilian Motocross 2010, Motor sports is very popular in Brazil. The city of Sao Paulo is one of the best playground for the furious, tactical, aggressive drivers. "Careful" while you in Sao Paulo city, take a 360 look while you cross or drive.   

Reflections, Albertina, Minas Gerais. Famous for the cattle farms and the rich green nature.

Brazilian Motocross 2010, Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo. Every year the competition attracts racers from entire Brazil with various segments (mens, womens, teenagers and kids). 

Morning splendor, Andrades, Minas Gerais

Cathedral Se, claimed to be the largest church in latin america,  Sao Paulo

Christ the Redeemer, Pocos de caldes, Minas Gerais. Majority of the cities in Brazil are gifted with statues of Christ. The one in Rio de Janeiro (Considered as one among the wonders of the world) attracts millions of tourist every year across the globe. 

Tutu, yorkshire has been a famous and popular breed in Brazil. Brazilians has a good taste for dogs.

Rosa, "Maritaca" a typical Brazilian bird (Parrot)

Haras, a huge farm for horses, Espirito Santo do Pinhal, Sao Paulo. Horses are a common animal in Brazil and they have played very critical role in harmonizing the vast lands.

Baby pigs, from a pig farm in the neighborhoods of Espirito Santo do Pinhal. Brazil has a huge potential market for exporting and consumption of pork. 

Honey time, "Mel" (Honey), Brazil is a leading producer and exporter of natural honey and its products

Paragliding is a common and adventurous sport in Brazil, vast number of small scale mountains influence the sport

Brazilian baby girl

Parque de ibirapuera, the central park of Sao Paulo, is one of the most attractive place in the heart of the city

Yoga retreat, yoga has been a recent (a decade) mantra for the "good life" for the Brazilians. 

Santos, a huge port city, popular tourist hangout and land of Pele (he played in the Santos club for many years)

segunda-feira, 8 de agosto de 2011

International House & Gift Fair in Brazil

South Americas largest (5th largest in the world) trade fair exclusively for household items. It will attract more than 1300 exhibiters and participation from more than 36 countries and  major buyers , suppliers from various cities in Brazil. The fair is a good opportunity for buyers and suppliers to promote their business and also offers huge discounts for products. For those in Brazil and those outside Brazil.....please visit and explore!!!!
When - 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th
Venue - Expo center Norte | Anhembi  , Sao Paulo, Brazil

Free shuttle service is available for visitors to the House and Gift Fair South America from Portuguesa-Tietê subway station and Congonhas Airport to the exhibition pavilion.
Mapa para chegar a feira
Please register free for the visitors badge. 


domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

Brazil - A beautiful sensational country - Videos

For those Brazilians who are away from home and those who have intentions to take a trip to Brazil, here are some spectacular videos about Brazil. Enjoy!!!

sábado, 6 de agosto de 2011

Diwali (Festival das Luzes) in Sao Paulo....

Diwali, festival of lights, commemorates the return of Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, from their 14-year-long exile and exterminating the evil king Ravana. In this auspicious celebration, the people of Ayodhya (capital of Rama), illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (lamps made of mud) and burst firecrackers.

A unique opportunity for the Indians and rest of the nations living or touring Sao Paulo can participate in the DIWALI celebrations.

Dates  - 25, 26,27 October 2011 
Venue - Teatro Gazeta (Av. Paulista, few feets from Tianon -Masp metro)

More details are attached on the picture.