Kashmir's worst earthquake claimed 87,350: sub-standard construction, less than rigorous disaster planning and stalled rescue attempts all took a fatal toll.
text & photos: Sophie Ibbotson and Maxwell Lovell-Hoare MOST PEOPLE can agree that grass is green, the sky is blue and that ladybirds are red...
His past is a mangled mess of prison time and drug relapse, but having wrested himself from the clutches of his old life, Chef Benny Se Teo has built an establishment where ex-offenders find refuge and more importantly, a second chance. Eighteen Chefs is now a wildly successful enterprise serving up hot, affordable meals.
It may not be the most efficient mode of travelling long distances, but for a charity awareness ride, a tuk-tuk expedition turns heads and helps to make real change.
While migration is on the rise in a globalising world, it is not always a seamless process. Displacement, moving to establish a better life,...
In the early years, there was much work to be done in this fledgling democracy. One diminutive lady was at the centre of the much-needed social reform, ensuring that the welfare of the island’s women and children was thrust to the very top of the agenda – her name was Che Zahara binte Noor Mohamed.
Beyond the technological expertise to build sustainably, there is a pressing need for more skilled professionals to step forward and cover a distressed minority whom even governments cannot reach.
Statistically speaking, the Lily Thai Spa is part of one of the most successful prison rehabilitation programmes in the world, taking women from a place of punishment and bringing them into a life of healing.