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Chandran Nair

On an Island With Little Electricity, One Man Turns Trash Into Something Beautiful

Chandran Nair | Posted 04.08.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Wally Faleka, 46, has run Village Level Art and Graphics since 1989 in his home village of Fo'ondo on Malaita, one of the Solomon Islands. Despite the island's lack of running water and electricity, Wally has developed his own screen printing technique, recycling x-ray plastics and surgical knives from a nearby hospital for making and cutting his stencils.

These Photos Capture a Disappearing Folk Art in Peru

Chandran Nair | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Mabilón Jiménez Quispe survives in one of Lima's poorest areas thanks to his handicraft -- making retablos -- a folk art derived from traditional Catholic church art. Mabilón sells his work in Peru and overseas. But the earnings from this time-consuming craft are meager, and many other retablo-makers have abandoned the craft to take up other work. Today, only around 50 families in Lima make retablos, just half of them working by hand as Mabilón does.

This Woman in Vietnam Is Giving the World's Ailing Newborns a Fighting Chance

Chandran Nair | Posted 03.24.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Every year, more than three million babies die in their first month of life. Most of these deaths could be prevented if appropriate technologies were available in the hospitals of the world's poorest countries. One woman is trying to make that a reality.

On a Volcanic Island Nation, One Man Is Perfecting Coffee and Chocolate

Chandran Nair | Posted 03.11.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Claudio Corallo has 40 years of experience producing coffee and chocolate in Africa, working first in Zaire (today the Democratic Republic of Congo) and since the 1990s in São Tomé and Príncipe, a tiny archipelago off the coast of Guinea in West Africa. When he started out, his greatest challenge was removing the characteristic bitterness of the variety of beans grown on his plantation. Today, he sells his dark chocolate to gourmet buyers in Europe, the United States and Japan.

These Daredevils Are Painting India's High-Rises With No Net

Chandran Nair | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Avid Kumar runs a four-person business painting the exteriors of high-rise towers in Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state. His first job was carrying live chickens to a market on a bicycle, but as the rising popularity of Western-style supermarkets cut demand at the market, he switched to painting. His biggest worry is getting paid on time.

These Resilient Farmers Are Rethinking How Timor-Leste Eats Food

Chandran Nair | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Maria Fatima is the chief of Maudemo, a village in Timor-Leste where life has long centered on small-scale farming. But with output from village farms facing rising competition from cheap, factory-processed foods, Maria spends much of her time helping her community look for ways of producing better tasting, higher-value food both for them to eat themselves and sell in nearby markets.

These Are the No-Nonsense Barbers of the Netherlands

Chandran Nair | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
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Their shop has a no appointments system and offers just a limited range of traditional cuts -- 22 in total. A haircut takes between 30 and 45 minutes; a shave around 20 minutes. The only tools its staff members use are scissors: thinning scissors, clippers and straight razors.

This Family Has Been Looking After Buenos Aires' Soles for Six Decades

Chandran Nair | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
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Just over six decades ago, in 1955, on a small street in Buenos Aires' Palermo district, Felix Correa founded Calzados Correa, a maker of men's shoes. He opened a workshop, hired the best Argentine, Spanish and Italian craftsmen he could find, then started selling the shoes they made by walking up and down the streets of his neighborhood, knocking on doors in search of customers. Slowly, his reputation grew.

Meet The Unlikely Mechanics of Senegal

Chandran Nair | Posted 12.16.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

"The Other Hundred" is a series of unique photo book projects aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of people around the world who are not rich but whose lives, struggles and achievements deserve to be celebrated.

Is China Finally Discovering the Limits to Growth?

Chandran Nair | Posted 05.11.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- Xi might be the first major world leader to admit that on a finite planet, infinite and unrestrained growth, especially in the world's most populous country, will prove not just unsustainable but downright catastrophic. Could Xi be tapping into a global awakening to the fact that we have been in denial for too long about the unintended consequences of unfettered growth?

Meet The 'Indie Capitalists' Of Brooklyn

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 05.08.2015 | World

They grew up in the age of Amazon, with computers and iPods manufactured worlds away. But for these New Yorkers, handicraft is far from a thing of the...

Meet The Ghana Man Making Bikes Out Of Bamboo

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

Until 2007, Ibrahim Djan Nyampong sold art and craft materials to tourists visiting the arts center in Accra, the capital of Ghana. But both the money...

These Photos Show Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs Taking Poland By Storm

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

With more than one million companies run by women -- more than one-third of the country’s total -- Poland is one of Europe’s leading centers of fe...

Why the West Needs to Ditch Its Exceptionalist Mindset

Chandran Nair | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

HONG KONG -- What the world needs is a West that is prepared to learn from the rest of the world as much as it seeks to teach it. It does not need a West at odds with the rest.

This Hong Kong Man Went From No Name To High End Designer

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

Raymond Lun runs his fashion store on Haven Street, a quiet back street just a few hundred meters from the heart of Causeway Bay, one of Hong Kong’s...

These Photos Capture The Lives Of Others Like You've Never Seen

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

These Photos Of Fiji Capture Life In A Place Ready For Change

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

These Photos Show A Fast Disappearing Way Of Serbian Life

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

These Photos Offer A Glimpse Into The Lives Of The Belarus Women Who Served On The Front Lines Of WWII

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

These Photos Capture A Nomadic Thai Community In Transition

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 08.21.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

Striking Photos Show What It's Like To Live In One Of Europe's Poorest Countries

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

PHOTOS: The Stilt Fishermen Of Sri Lanka

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

These Photos Capture The Weathered Journey Of A Legendary Argentina Processing Plant

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 07.29.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

'North Koreans Aren't The Robots They Are Often Portrayed As'

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 07.21.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

These Photos Capture An Omani Village In Transition

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...