• To Remember or not? That is the Dilemma

    A few days ago I had the opportunity to watch the play “Villa” written by acclaimed Chilean playwright and director Guillermo Calderon. This unique intercultural theatrical collaboration was coordinated by Indika Senanayake, Sri Lankan actress and theater-maker based in New York. Their collaboration brought this play to life in...
  • The Orange Team

    Exactly four months ago, on May 1st 2015, a group of 500 people gathered together in Trento, a small city in Northern Italy, to celebrate the centennial of the American Field Service (AFS). During those days, the population of Trento also saw a particular group of  people of different...
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    Living Off the Grid

    The growing use of technology, urbanism and consumerism has risen discussions that question the sustainability of the living habits of modern societies. Alternatively, there is a growing tendency (although still rare) of people who take the decision of letting behind the contemporary commodities to be in harmony with the...
  • How to Live to Be 100

    There is a little island in the Mediterranean sea, in northeast Greece, called Ikaria. The people living there have their own pace of life and living norms, most of which have somehow survived to the present day: in times of war, hardship, deprivation or in times of bliss, these...
  • Letter from a Child Bride

    Child brides of the world I wish the wind could carry my voice to reach each and every one of you, I’d tell you to never give up, and hope that one day things will change for the better. There is nothing more powerful than hope. Hope can give...
  • The Wheel of Respect

    Bogota , the capital of Colombia, is the place to go if you love cycling. The city is visited by hundreds of people each year who come to experience the infrastructure of 376 kilometers of CicloRutas and acitivities like the Car Free Day, the Sunday Ciclovía and the Night...
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    The Courage to Move

    The lesson starts in Maria Fux‘s dance school and all students begin to move rhythmically. As they dance, they concentrate on their own body movements. Among the students in these dance classes, there are people who are physically and/ or mentally challenged; people with impaired vision, people with the...
  • Yellow is the New Black

    Having flown back to their native hometown a month after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines back in 2013, siblings Jack and Lucia had never imagined to open up a hostel. A year and a half later, the Yellow Doors Hostel is Trip Advisor’s and Lonely Planet’s top travellers choice....
  • Waiting to Be a Dad to Care?

    When I was little, I loved watching cartoons on Saturday mornings. It was the only day that my mom allowed me to hang around on my Snoopy PJs all morning long. In those shows, I remember how female characters were asked what they wanted to be when they grew...
  • The Amazing Racist

    In January, Hachette India released a book called “the Amazing Racist”, by new author Chhimi Tenduf-La, who has been described as an extraordinary talent in the South Asian literary scene. The book tells the story of an english school teacher who arrives in Colombo and falls in love with...
  • Rebuilding Ethiopia: Saint Jeanne Antide

    Ludovica spent one month in Shire’ – a village in northern Ethiopia, near the border with Eritrea- to do volunteer work with street children in August 2014. She was the guest of sister Maria Luisa, one of the founders of the Charity Saint Jeanne Antide. Ludovica recently interviewed the...
  • After I lost my sight I got the vision of my life!

    Shristi KC, the founder of ‘Blind Rocks!’, an organization with a purpose to change the way society and individuals portray disabled people. Shristi shares how losing her sight at the age of 16 gave her a vision in life. My name is Shristi KC and I was born in Bhaktapur,...
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