STREET FOOD WITH A SIDE OF POLITICS…
The Conflict Kitchen was started by three artists from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh opened a take-out restaurant that only serves the national cuisines of the countries the United States is currently in conflict with. The food comes wrapped in paper covered with facts about the current country’s government, culture and the way the U.S. perceives it. It makes starting an interesting dinner conversation a breeze.
“Chinese society, under Communist rule, started out more like ballroom dancers – all in sync, all expected to dance the same steps to the same tune. These days, more and more Chinese are wanting to express themselves as individuals, and wanting their value as individuals noticed.” –Mary Kay Magistad in the final installment of the “China Past Due” series
In the past few years, Medellin, Colombia has seemingly been transformed from a blighted haven for drug trafficking to an award-winning place of smart urban design.
And the man who gets a lot of the credit for that transformation a mathematician turned politician. Hear Marco’s interview with the former mayor, Sergio Fajardo:http://ow.ly/ilNhv
Photo of the Day: A supporter of Sufi cleric and leader of Minhaj-ul-Quran Muhammad Tahuril Qadri leans against a container blocking a road to the parliament building in Islamabad.
After four days of protests, Pakistan’s coalition government opened talks on Thursday with a Muslim cleric whose calls for the administration to resign have electrified thousands of camped out protestors.
A spokesman for the cleric, Muhammad Tahirul Qadri, said a delegation was holding discussions in a bid to defuse a political crisis that erupted after he led a convoy of buses carrying protesters into the capital on Monday. (Photo: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
Photo of the Day: Supporters of Yemen’s separatist Southern Movement stand on the roof of a building during a rally of ‘reconciliation and tolerance’ in the port of Aden. The rally was held to call for the secession of the south and to mark the anniversary of a civil war that erupted in 1986 between factions of the then-ruling regime of South Yemen. (Photo: REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah)
Photo of the Day: Nepalese women participate in a candlelit rally to protest against what they say is an increase in violence against women, demanding the government to implement stronger laws and to take firm action against violence on women, in Kathmandu.
A series of rapes and assaults were reported over the past couple of weeks from all over Nepal, according to local media. (Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar)
Photo of the Day: Women carrying placards enter Raj Ghat to attend a prayer ceremony for a rape victim after a rally organized by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (unseen) protesting for justice and security for women, in New Delhi.
The ashes of the Indian student who died after being gang-raped were scattered in the Ganges River on Tuesday as reports of more attacks stoked a growing national debate on violence against women. The death of the 23-year-old woman, who has not been named, prompted street protests across India, international outrage and promises from the government of tougher punishments for offenders. (Photo: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)