«LA CASA DEL DESIERTO» GUARDIAN GLASS

It is possible to create comfortable spaces in an isolated natural environment? Can one live where temperatures vary up to 50 degrees depending on the time of year? In uninhabited areas and away from urban amenities? We challenge nature … and we test our glass solutions! In one of the most adverse and harsh spaces in Europe, the Gorafe desert, in Granada, we have built a completely glazed house that looks directly at the landscape and defies all design limits. Our mission is to demonstrate that by choosing the right windows for your home, you can create an interior space …

GUGGENHEIM

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The museum was inaugurated on 18 October 1997 by former King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. It is one of the largest museums in Spain. One of the most admired works of contemporary …

THE HOLE-Madagascar Jail

Severe overcrowding, due to weaknesses in the judicial system and inadequate prison infrastructure, was a serious problem. Ambositra Prison, for example, held more than 400 inmates, triple its official maximum capacity. One penitentiary surpassed its official capacity by nearly eight-fold. Lengthy pretrial detention was pervasive. Conditions in Malagasy prisons are harsh. Cells built for one often house up to eight prisoners. Family members of prisoners need to augment the inadequate daily food rations. Prisoners without relatives often go for several days without food. Inmates also suffer from numerous medical problems that are not usually treated, including malnutrition, infections, malaria, and …

GARBAGE DUMPS «Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group» India

Chintan works for environmental justice in partnership with people and groups from diverse sections of society. Our focus is on ensuring equitable and sustainable production and consumption of materials, and improved disposal of waste. An important part of this is ensuring green jobs, security and dignity for the urban poor, many of whom earn a living as waste recyclers. Our initiatives include research, campaigns, policy interventions, building capacity among those engaged in recycling, and creating awareness about the need for reduced consumption and better waste management among the middle and upper classes. While all of Chintan’s work is anchored in grassroots partnerships with …

HOLI…FESTIVAL OF COLOURS

Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. Known widely as the Festival of Colour, it takes place over two days, and is a celebration of fertility, colour, and love, as well as the triumph of good versus evil. It is in the suburbs of Mathura that the love life of Krishna and Radha sprouted and grew. Legends say that Krishna was jealous of her fairness and used to complain about his ‘dusky’ face to his mother. It was only to balance the skin tones of each other that he used to throw colors at Radha and paint …

The Oldest Wrestling School of India-Guru Hanuman Akhara

Guru Hanuman Akhara that comes under Wrestling Federation of India was established in 1925 and is the epicenter of the ancient wrestling tradition in India. It is the oldest akhara existing in India till now located at Shakti Nagar in New Delhi that has produced National and International wrestlers for India. More than 100 boys are enrolled and some are outstation students coming from different states of India that live in the akhara. The boys have been divided into teams and each team is given the responsibility of cleaning, cooking, washing, and other jobs. Once the boys get over with …

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