In the Indian city of Pune, architects and NGOs have adopted a revolutionary approach to the country’s slum problem. Instead of demolishing houses and re-settling slum dwellers, they are working with residents to improve what is already there – one home at a time. Photographs by Pär Olsson Anjana Kamble stands in the doorway of … Continue reading Building a better future for India’s slums
India’s lack of exhibition space hasn’t deterred two young photographers, who’ve discovered that city walls make the perfect gallery. Photographs by Pär Olsson Kapil Das and Akshay Mahajan stand at the centre of a dirt field, surveying their exhibition space. At the left stands the decrepit shell of a concrete building, filled with rubble. While … Continue reading Blowing away Bombay’s art scene
In the streets of Mumbai, a group of twenty-somethings is transforming their city into a work of art – one wall at a time. Featured in YEN Magazine, Issue 44, May 2010 View Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 In a city where Bollywood stars are worshipped like gods, Ranjit Dahiya’s painting was … Continue reading The Wall Project brightens up Mumbai’s streets
Want to know how to make a relationship last? Or are you desperately searching for the best way to get over heartbreak? Forget about learning love lessons from the latest cliched rom-com, or wasting hours reading the newest self-help book. lnstead, have a chat with your Nan and Pop. There really is no-one more qualified to … Continue reading Things you can learn from your grandparents
I'm pretty happy with my career, my friends and my love life. But when I look at Natalie Portman, I feel like hitting the bottle. The girl was in the cult classic The Professional at 13, won a Golden Globe at 24, and even with a shaved head manages to look better than I ever have. Rationally, I realise l'm being ridiculous. … Continue reading Do you suffer from a comparison complex?
Could you abstain from sex, give up booze, or fast for 12 hours straight? These three twentysomethings now can, thanks to their search for faith. For many people religion is a family affair, passed down from generation to generation, just like a grandmother's wedding ring or a tried-and-true cake recipe. And with rules like no … Continue reading Like a prayer
Ever wanted wealth, happiness and every man to fall for you? Self help books claim you can do all this and more in the flick of a page. But do mottos like 'Realise your potential' and 'Ask, believe, recieve' actually work? Week 1: Making every man want me Marie Forelo's nuggest of wisdom in 'Make … Continue reading Self help books tested