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Twelve Dams That Changed the World
Architecture / Culture / United States of America

Twelve Dams That Changed the World

Dams illustrate the brilliance and arrogance of human ingenuity. They generate one sixth of the world’s electricity and irrigate one seventh of our food crops. They have flooded land areas the size of California, displaced a population the size of Germany’s, and turned freshwater into the ecosystem most threatened by species extinction. Below are 12 of the 57,000 large … Continue reading »

Japanese Parents Seek Unique Names for their Children
Culture / Japan / Lifestyle

Japanese Parents Seek Unique Names for their Children

Children’s names are becoming more and more diverse. Some names use kanji that are pronounced quite differently from standard readings, while some names are phonetically similar to Western names. There are more baby name books as well, probably mirroring parents’ desire to give their children a name that stands out. FULL STORY Continue reading »

Kochi Art Exhibition Overwhelms Qatari University Team
Art / Culture / Qatar

Kochi Art Exhibition Overwhelms Qatari University Team

The cosmopolitanism of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) 2014 has fascinated a visiting group from Qatar‘s Virginia Commonwealth University which specialises in art-related courses. The 25-member visiting group from the Middle East said that the ongoing international exhibition of contemporary art here could be a perfect opportunity to view the continuity of history and the cultural … Continue reading »