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Art & Design

My Big Indian Wedding

Centuries of history, Indian gods and transgender pilgrims: The annual Koothandavar Festival in South India is tolerant, colourful and, at times, violent.

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The Brightest Colour of Syria

Despite the cruel face of the Syrian war artist Diala Brisly refuses to give up hope. With her art she paints another story.

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Fight for Rio’s Streets

In Brazil Graffiti is a weapon of the poor and disinherited. Artists are reclaiming the streets, using their fame to build and educate their communities.

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A Soundtrack for Latin America

The genre cumbia is not as well-known around the world as salsa or reggaeton. Yet it is considered the more authentic music.

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"Sustainability Does Not Cost More"

Sustainability is a key concept of the Post-2015 Agenda. Australian designer Leyla Acaroglu provides a fun and refreshing approach on how to implement it.

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The Dystopian Turn

Can we hope for a better world? Many American writers envision the upcoming world, but their novels are full of skepticism and fears.

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Is Anyone Listening?

Despite the massacres, silence is no longer possible in Syria.

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Art as a Weapon

Syria: Art can be a weapon when journalists are forced to shut up.

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Dancing for Bollywood: Anything Goes

Bollywood dance is one example of a very traditional form of dance that has arrived in our modern age.

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Living the Dream

Haven't you too dreamt of becoming a rock star when you were a child? Sometimes this dream comes true...

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Magic Can Happen

Some say music can change the world. Hip-hop music definitely does, according to Ben Herson.

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Juba Youth

Five shortfilms from a newborn country: South Sudan.

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