Amma, who is not only praising God, has already hughed 26 millions of people. Each year, this indian spiritual leader, considered as a « Mahatma » (great soul) in her country, travel around the world to bring her compassionate message and hugh each one who comes to receive her « (...)
In Tiruvannamalai, each full moon, hundreds of thousands of barefooted pilgrims gather around Arunachala, the sacred mountain dedicated to Shiva. During all the night, the procession walk under the glowing moon veiled by the smokes of pujas. Pilgrims stop in front of each small temple, sanctuary (...)
To offer a future to the street children of Calcutta, the association Ashalayam has opened twenty boarding schools and four night shelters. 550 children have now gone back to school or are currently learning a profession. They play cricket and rugby. They are learning to get up early again. They can (...)
"Veda" means "knowledge" and "Ayur", long life; Ayurveda is both an art, a philosophy and a traditional medicine which would possess the secret of longevity. In South India, beauty shops and luxurious hotels are springing up everywhere, which propose diagnosises and massages: (...)
La rédemption d’un businessman
Tony Meloto est un bâtisseur de rêves. Ce Philippin, ancien cadre chez Procter & Gamble, puis créateur et chef d’entreprises a conçu un innovant modèle de développement économique. (...)
The kingdom of Bhutan announced in 2012 its desire to live 100% from eco-agriculture. Having been through dark times of fertilisers, weed killers and pesticides from the petrochemical industry, the farmers have once again found under their hoes, a soil that is soft to till. Hemmed in between two (...)
On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the cultivation of sugar palm trees allows both the forest to be protected from deforestation, and the changing climate to be restored and the encouragement of wealth sharing at a local level. And it works! The farmers, who have organised themselves into a cooperative, (...)
Hanoï – Vietnam – december 2007 Interior. Exterior. Is a private life possible when shop and lounge form a single space - one that is entirely open to the street? Only the old metal gates, held together by precarious padlocks, allow for some semblance of privacy at nightfall. By day, the place (...)
Looking for Matsuo Basho the famous japanese poet. A walking trip from Pacific Ocean to Japan Sea, through Honshu countryside.
Hô Chi Minh Ville explose, devient HCMV, la mégapole, la capitale économique du Vietnam, le pôle d'attraction principal pour les centaines de milliers de migrants qui arrivent chaque année de tout le pays. Portrait d'une mégapole en devenir et des migrants qui la fabriquent.
With its 600 physicians, its 19 twenty-four hours a day operating rooms, 17 spoken languages, Bangkok's five-stars hospital Bumrungrad Palace draws each year more than 200.000 patients. They come from United States, Western Europe, Gulf Emirates or South Asia for different types of surgery like short-sightedness (...)
The glaciers of the Himalayas are among those whose mass is decreasing the fastest because of global warming. The accelerated melting of the “Roof of the World” represents many dangers for the Nepalese. In the next five to ten years, more than 20 glacial lakes in the country will fill (...)
It’s a fact: Traditional Chinese medicine and its therapeutic arsenal, based on plants and insects, is attracting more and more avid interest from foreign pharmaceutical companies. following the trend, the Pierre Fabre group tracked down Tripterygium, a climbing plant whose roots may contain (...)
Kokaral: Life restakes its claim
Dans la région des haors, au nord-est du Bangladesh, les inondations durent six mois. Les habitants ont appris à vivre avec ce cycle singulier qui les contraint à une demie année repli insulaire. Reportage sur deux saisons dans l’île-village d’Abdullapur.
Seen from the air, it is first wonder. The world in monochrome blue, unless it is green, is flooded with the sun. Thrown as by chance from winds by a celestial sower, full handles of emeralds fell again in ring into the midnight blue ocean. Lagoons make the wave flush as so many pearls scattered in (...)
In this huge delta in the South of Vietnam, most people live on water and depend on the river. For many of them, boats are their main vehicle, residence, and frequently their unique property.
Let’s join this trip through delta, from east to west, from boat to boat, to (...)
This range of sacred Taoist mountains harbours the legend of an age-old art form: Tai Chi. Ever since the health nuts of western society adopted this martial art as a new, fashionable activity, this site has opened its doors to mass tourism. Making the most out of the western predilection for Tai (...)