A 23 years old girl was gang raped by six men on a bus in Delhi suburbs. The injuries she reported were so dramatic she died after two weeks in December 2012. Instead of hiding her tragedy, her family demanded openly justice and forced India to become aware of this latent problem. Violence against women has never been so evident.
Media now focus on gender-based violence and people ask t
Malanka is a thousands of years old Ukrainian and Romanian traditional festival with unknown origin, most probably of pre -Christian times. Despite the critical situation in the country, fighting to preserve a political and social identity, this ancient tradition continues. Malanka festival is in fact celebrated every time at the beginning of the New Year according to the Julian calendar which siz
A soldier's heart
On March 26, 2010, Corporal Todd Nicely, 26, is in charge of a patrol of twelve Marines in Helmand, in Afghanistan. Suddenly he hears the creepy sound of the activation mechanism of a pressure plate of a IED (improvised explosive device). This simple click will mark his life forever. The explosion throws him in the air, while his thoughts and worries are for his wife Crystal and his soldiers. He d
Into the silence
A new utopia? A distant reality? Forget it. Hermitage might seem a paradox in our self-celebrating society but it is a growing and fascinating phenomenon, instead. Modern hermits don't indulge in the search for isolation for social or personal ambitions, neither it's a matter of misanthropy. Most of them come from a religious background - monks, priests, nuns - but many others are part of a well e
The Secret History of the Mongols, the oldest literary work written in the Mongolian language, tells how Gengis Khan was able to put under his control more than 30 fighting tribes, and how, once in power, he declared homosexuality immediately illegal in order to attempt to increase the population of his new empire. Today, more than 800 years later, Mongolia is an independent country with the lowes
Paul Theroux describes the fence in Nogales as "the oddest frontier I have ever seen". A metal fence divides the city into two: on one side boring Arizona with villas and shopping centers, on the other side extravagant Mexico with mariachi, night clubs and low-cost dental clinics. After years of shooting and murders in the street, the drug cartels have stopped fighting and Nogales is again a rich
Last call of the Great Wall
This is a 4,000-miles cycling journey along the Great Wall of China, from Dunhuang (Gansu province) across the desert of Xinjiang up to Dandong (Liaoning province) near the border with North Korea; three months spent on a bike through Northern China's mainland.
The Great Wall passes through several provinces: Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Liaoning, finally r
I ran from Iran
"I started photography when I was 18 years old. At the beginning I worked as a waiter in a restaurant in Sari, in Northern Iran, to earn some money to buy me a camera. In 2005 I began taking pictures for Fars News Agency in Iran after I met its picture editor by chance. I still remember that during that time I hardly knew how cameras worked. While I was shooting for them I used to experiment a lot