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Brazil’s favela fairy tale: When Prince Charming packs heat

Flora Charner – Aljazeera America, 11/24/2014

As Marcelle Rosa, 15, walked onto the dance floor, she looked like a modern-day princess. She was wearing a pink and black ball gown with a tightly laced corset and a tiara on top of her coiffed curls. 142 more words


The International Housing Crisis

In today’s post we return to the issues underpinning our recent coverage of the MIPIM protests at Olympia. This will be short on words and is intended to remind our readers that the housing issues we face at Lancaster West, throughout Kensington & Chelsea, and across London and the rest of the UK, are not ours alone. 296 more words

Shit Just Got Real

On Saturday, Ade, took Zoi and I out to recruit new students.  It was my first real look at the neighborhood surrounding our house.  My Western eyes, accustomed to the perfectly manicured yards of American suburbia, initially saw only a poor urban community, with garbage in the streets, open sewage, and flies buzzing about the food of every street vendor.  758 more words


Jyotsna Ji's vote

For The Express Tribune on 10 April 2014

Jyotsna ji has been my house help since 2006. She hails from a village East Midnapore district in West Bengal. 844 more words

The Express Tribune

Environment Sustainability Without Social Development?

There is little doubt that society is choosing to be more urban no matter what our forefathers say about the ‘good life’ in the villages. Half the population live in the cities. 826 more words


Behind The Skyscrapers

This post is rather late but i’m still gonna share this experience of mine. One of the classes I took for my last semester was Cultural Anthropology. 566 more words


Highlighting the appalling state of toilets in Mumbai’s slums

One of us, “@payaltiwari” is making the news with her extensive research on the state of toilets in Mumbai.

Go on, read the article about the research and her! Click here.