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A vision of future

The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. The BBC , in its competition “What if?” , asked for people’s visions of the future with the … Continue reading

22/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Hello stranger

“You matter to me. In a way I cannot explain, you matter to me. And you, you are a marvel… you and all the parts of you.” This is not the … Continue reading

17/04/2013 · 4 Comments

Disaster

The frequency and severity of disasters have increased over the last few years as a result of climate change. Disasters are not natural, they only occur when people lack preparedness … Continue reading

12/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Quest

A long search for something that is difficult to find, or an attempt to achieve something difficult. The photo exhibition “Journeys to School” tells an inspiring story of girls’ and … Continue reading

08/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Onesie

A loose-fitting one-piece leisure garment for adults, covering the torso and legs. (“Onesies” is a popular brand of infant bodysuits.) This warm and cosy all-in-one garment, originally designed to be … Continue reading

08/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Rosa Parks

Segregate:To keep one group of people apart from another and treat them differently, especially because of race or sex. Today is the 100th birthday anniversary  of American civil rights movement … Continue reading

04/02/2013 · Leave a comment

Spray

A liquid which is forced out of a special container under pressure so that it becomes a mass of small liquid drops like a cloud. Ray Ferrer is a NY … Continue reading

16/01/2013 · Leave a comment

The Tube

 The underground railway system in London, which takes its popular name from the almost circular tunnels through which trains travel. This week London celebrates the 150 anniversary of  the world’s  first underground railway, … Continue reading

10/01/2013 · Leave a comment