‘I am carrying the flame for myself but also for Syrians, for refugees everywhere’ IMAGE: Ibrahim al-Hussein, refugee amputee swimmer a torch-bearer. Photograph: UNHCR A Syrian amputee swimmer, granted asylum in Greece, will be a torch-bearer for the 2016 Rio Games and is to run with the Olympic flame through a refugee camp in Athens on Tuesday. Ibrahim al-Hussein crossed the Aegean from Turkey to Greece on a rubber boat in 2014 after having lost part of his leg in a bombing ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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The winners of the 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, organised by the World Photography Organisation, have been announced in the Professional, Environment, Landscape, and other categories. The honorary judging committee has selected Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh as the recipient of the most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or Professional Photographer of the Year. All the winning images will be part of the 2016 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago PHOTOS: Birds like you have never seen before Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Pope Francis transformed the lives of a dozen Syrian refugees on Saturday when he plucked three families from a crowded camp on the Greek island of Lesbos and took them back to Rome. IMAGE: Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/Pool/Reuters Six adults and six children passed in hours from being inmates of a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The overall message to the middle class is: the days of freebies are over.The outcry over Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s Budget proposal to tax 60 per cent of the withdrawal from the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) underlines the exclusionary self-interest of the middle class, the biggest beneficiary of this long-term small savings scheme with a corpus of Rs 6.5 lakh crore. It is difficult to argue with the principle behind the proposal, although there has been some ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Benchmark indices ended over 2% higher, extending gains for second straight day amid a broad-based rally led by index heavyweights, capital goods and bank shares while firm global cues, rise in oil prices and above normal monsoon predictions also aided the upmove. The rally on the bourses was further supported after a foreign brokerage upgraded the Indian equity market to 'overweight' from 'equalweight'. The S&P BSE Sensex rose 576 points to end at 25,881, its one month closing high ...Rediff.com, 4 days ago
If you could have a poem embedded in your very flesh, what would it say? This was the question on poet and artist Jen Bervin 's mind, and it wasn't just hypothetical. Through her research, Bervin has learned that silk, aside from its ridiculously touchable ...Huffington Post, 1 week ago
Egyptian military scouring the Mediterranean Sea on Friday found the wreckage of the crashed EgyptAir aircraft, including a body part, seats and some items of passengers' luggage, a day after the ill-fated plane en route to Cairo from Paris went down with 66 people on board, with authorities hinting at a terror angle to the deadly incident. “Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres north of ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
You can't beat these talented kids in the looks department as they are blessed with good genes! They are born to celebrity parents and have made several red-carpet appearances with their parents. But that's not just their claim to fame. These youngsters are carving a niche for themselves in the fashion world. Take a look at 10 celebrity kids who are dipping their toes in modelling -- and are doing a good job of it too! Kaia Gerber IMAGE: Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
‘Music begins to play. And suddenly, an unexpected figure emerges. She has pink hair, green hotpants and an unmistakeable clown nose. Then another one appears, in a multi-coloured jumpsuit, sporting the same red nose.’ ‘In the context of a disaster, circus and clowning fall under the category of psychosocial relief, a way of helping survivors to deal with the emotional impact of what they’ve been through by using joy and laughter.’ Naomi Mihara reports from ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Pulitzer Prize is the highest award in newspaper and online journalism awarded each year in twenty-one categories. Two teams of photographers working for The New York Times and Reuters received the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography on Monday for documenting the journeys of migrants and refugees. The photographers followed thousands of migrants engaged in an exodus from Africa, Asia and the Middle East to Europe over the past year, in an effort to escape a sense of seemingly ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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