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"A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women" via @JulieMcCarthyJM
Indian women have always treasured gold for its beauty and for providing a measure of social security. Today it is also being used to give them a larger say in the family’s finances.  View in High-Res

    Photo: Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images

    "A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women" via @JulieMcCarthyJM

    Indian women have always treasured gold for its beauty and for providing a measure of social security. Today it is also being used to give them a larger say in the family’s finances. 

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  1. nationalgeographicmagazine:

Boy With Balloons, India Photograph by Kamala Kannan, My ShotBy photographing the shadow of the child running with balloons rather than the actual child, the photographer captured an image that immediately stops us in our tracks. Though the shadow is flat, it has so much movement and life. What is most surprising is how vibrant the colors are, and this is because the background is white/off-white.
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    nationalgeographicmagazine:

    Boy With Balloons, India
    Photograph by Kamala Kannan, My Shot
    By photographing the shadow of the child running with balloons rather than the actual child, the photographer captured an image that immediately stops us in our tracks. Though the shadow is flat, it has so much movement and life. What is most surprising is how vibrant the colors are, and this is because the background is white/off-white.

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    WOW. — Sarah

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  1. Posted on 12 September, 2011

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    Reblogged from architizer

    architizer:

    For the last 500 years, the locals of Nongriat in Meghalaya, India have grown several hundred bridges across the region’s numerous water channels. Some of the bridges extend over 100 feet in length and are strong enough to support more than 50 people at a time. 

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  1. Posted on 17 August, 2011

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    Reblogged from poptech

    smartercities:

    Tube City: A sustainable water-purifying city for Delhi

    Tube City is a design for a 21 km long tube running over the Yamuna River in the city of Delhi. Conceived by Abhinay Sharma, the tube itself would be a living sustainable city with in-house farms and residential, commercial and office zones. A central metro spine and road network would keep the tube well connected, and the structure could also draw in water from the river for purification and consumption.

    (via Ufahari)

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