Shannon Cherian

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James Kofi Annan: turning around the life of a child slave

<b>You were sold into child slavery at the age of six. What memories do you have of that time?</b><p>As the youngest child of an illiterate family, being enslaved was not uncommon in Ghana when I was growing up. I worked as a child fisherman in more than 20 villages between the ages of six and 13, when I …

Let’s Not Wait to Talk About Gun Control

Thirteen people are dead at the Washington Navy Yard.<p>It’s all happened before. It will certainly happen again. And after the recall vote in Colorado …

How to Make Solo Travel Less Solo (VIDEO)

Solo travel is one of the most transformative experiences we can plan in life. It leads us to new truths, helps form a resilient sense of self and can be wildly fulfilling.<p>For my first solo voyage, I traveled to Florence for a summer of learning Italian, taking cooking classes and immersing myself …

Sarin attack joins a long list of crimes in Syria, whose people cry out for justice

The UN experts' report on the 21 August chemical weapons attack in Syria has few surprises for those of us who have been investigating that deadly attack.<p>They collected "clear and convincing evidence that surface-to-surface rockets containing the nerve agent Sarin were used in Ein Tarma, Moadamiya, …

Thirteen people dead after gun rampage at Washington naval yard

Thirteen people died after a gunman opened fire at a naval complex in the heart of Washington DC on Monday, in what became the worst attack on a military base in the US since the Fort Hood killings in 2009.<p>As authorities struggled to piece together the details of what happened at the Washington …

Elif Shafak on five of the best mothers in literature

Elif Shafak picks some of her favourite literary mothers.<p>One of my favourite scenes about mothers is the opening chapter of <i>Swann’s Way</i>. We, the readers, lie in bed, waiting for her, the mother, to come and whisper “sweet dreams”. We can hear her voice, her crystal laughter, through the walls and …

Travel to Belize - Everything Everywhere

Belize is a Central American country and is the only English speaking country in the region. It shares borders with Guatemala and Mexico, while the …

Venice and its Lagoon - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for <b>Venice and its Lagoon</b>:<p>The UNESCO World Heritage property comprises the city of Venice and its lagoon situated …

Travel to California

California is a state on the West Coast of the United States. It ranks first in the US in terms of population with a total population count of 39 …

Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue

This site has the remains of monuments such as the Roman city of Aquincum and the Gothic castle of Buda, which have had a considerable influence on …

Historic Centre of Rome - UNESCO World Heritage Site

From the World Heritage inscription for the <b>Historic Centre of Rome</b>:<p>Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the …