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frenchchairs:

It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.

Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.

The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of  many children playing at the site instead of attending school.

When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.

Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.

Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.

There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.

Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.

Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.

One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.

(via itshadrian)

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North Ossetia City of the Dead - Dargavs, Russia

Reaching this mystifying destination requires a three-hour drive, taking you down a dangerous and hidden road befitting a journey to the City of the Dead.

The village of Dargavs, or the City of the Dead, has an ancient cemetery where people that lived in the valley buried their loved ones along with their clothes and belongings. The valley stretches for 17 kilometers, and the cemetery contains almost 100 ancient stone crypts. 

Ossetians say that the cemetery helps them understand of how people lived 400 years ago. Archeologists, also, are very interested in exploring the site more completely, as there have been interesting items found that have attracted some scientific attention. 

It is a very mysterious place with a lot of myths and legends. It was once believed that if anyone tried to get to the city they would never emerge alive. 

Keep reading about North Ossetia’s City of the Dead on Atlas Obscura…

(Source: atlasobscura, via justalittlesillicious)

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Saving Coral: Coral for the Future

After creating coral larvae from frozen sperm, in Australia, SCBI’s Dr. Mary Hagedorn and her team settled the larvae, allowing them to find a place to begin to set down their skeletons and grow into adult corals. Dr. Hagedorn’s group, along with the folks at the Sea Simulator, will be watching these coral grow for the next year, and hopefully, beyond.

via Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

In a way scientist are the first to DIY! I am excited to know that there are ways to save our planet..thank you Dr. Mary Hagedorn!

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What I like is that it’s all very positive, and shows the best of the best which is good because I get sick of scrolling thousands of reviews and personally when I am looking for something I don’t have time to waste.
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t does not happen often but I stumbled upon a cool website called www.TheBesty.com  it is a super easy way to share favorite restaurants and dishes with friends, foodies, or anyone you want.

What I like is that it’s all very positive, and shows the best of the best which is good because I get sick of scrolling thousands of reviews and personally when I am looking for something I don’t have time to waste.

I have made my besty list of some spots I think are the best- try it out and make your own list to share with friends.  I always have friends coming into town asking me “where should I go out” “where is the best chinese spot”  etc , and now I”ll just simply send them my Besty Link and they will instantly know my favorite spots.  No more texting long lists of places, or trying to find places in my cell phone, it’s just a simple text with my Besty List, and done, so cool! 

Also, I like to travel, so seeing the places my friends love from all their travels is super useful.  When it comes to finding the best, I give TheBesty a thumbs up.

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