July 2015

 

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photostoryEnamul Hoque

PHOTOSTORY: THE FABRIC OF TIME

Photographer Enamul Hoque explores jamdani muslins from Bengal – simple, plain-weave cotton fabrics with equal warp and weft – explaining their rich history and global popularity

 

dossierPablo Tosco/Intermon Oxfam

DOSSIER: THE GREAT ESCAPE

Hundreds of thousands are fleeing war and poverty. Yet as Mark Rowe reports, no country wants them, prompting concerns that obligations to help refugees are being eroded

 

populationMelody Kemp

POPULATION: OLD BONES

An ageing population is becoming a growing issue for many countries throughout Asia. In Laos, Melody Kemp discovers the harsh realities facing the rural poor and old struggling in villages ‘without laughter’

 

whymperFabio Berni

EDWARD WHYMPER – FROM DISASTER TO PROSPERITY

Anthony Lambert recounts Victorian mountaineer Edward Whymper’s fatal first ascent of the Matterhorn, 150 years ago this month, and how it gave tourism in the area a dramatic stimulus

 

travelMick Conefrey

TRAVEL: SCRAMBLES IN THE ANDES

Mick Conefrey traces Edward Whymper’s tracks around the Andes, and finds that there’s a thriving mountaineering culture in Ecuador

 

exploreFrank Leavesley

EXPLORE: EYES IN THE SKY

In science, sometimes you need to get out of the lab. For the 2014 Land Rover bursary recipient, Mark Allan, this meant a technologically-assisted trip to the Alps, complete with drone cameras and a hair-raising helicopter ride

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