• Alaska_Purchase_(hi-res)

    Culture & Art

    Apr 1, 2016

    How Alaska was sold

    On 30th March, 1867, the agreement on the Russian sale of Alaska to the United States was signed in Washington. There are many myths about this sale of Alaska to the USA. Many believe it was sold by the Russian Sovereign...

  • Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) by The-time-line, CC BY-SA 3.0,via Commons

    Culture & Art

    Feb 29, 2016

    Inspiring Women Yesterday and Today

    March 8, known as International Women's Day to mark women's struggle for labour and social equality. "Yesterday," only a small number of women were influential in society, as was the case of monarchs. Today, they are mostly versatile,...

  • Le Rosey, a Swiss international school

    Culture & Art

    Feb 29, 2016

    A School For Life

    We live in a globalized world, where bilingual education and networking are indispensable in academic education and training from an early age. The Your VIP Partner presents you Le Rosey, a Swiss international school that bets...

  •  handmade acoutic guitars, Michihiro Matsuda

    Culture & Art

    Feb 29, 2016

    The perfect sound

    To achieve the perfect sound and feel of an acoustic guitar takes years of preparation and training. Heir to the tradition of handmade acoutic guitars, Michihiro Matsuda produces only a dozen instruments per year, with the care, craftsmanship...

  • Still from the movie "Aiyyaa" (2012) by Shachin Kundalkar

    Culture & Art

    Jan 31, 2016

    World's Biggest Movie Industry

    It's got an aura of mystery to the western world. A mix of emotion and strangeness for the untrained spectator who watches a Bollywood movie for the first time. India has spawned the biggest film industry in the world, in the country...

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    Culture & Art

    Aug 1, 2015

    Top education

    As Asian powers rise, the University of Tokyo is trying to strengthen its reputation as a globally relevant institute of higher learning. Internationalization is nothing new for the University of Tokyo (UTokyo), although it remains a...

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    Culture & Art

    Jul 1, 2015

    Extraordinary glassmaking

    Bohemian glass, sometimes referred to as Bohemia crystal, is glass produced in the regions of Bohemia and Silesia, now parts of the Czech Republic. It has a centuries long history of being internationally...

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    Culture & Art

    Jul 1, 2015

    Amusing families for 65 years

    Bergantino is a small town in north-east Italy, with a long tradition of carousel making since the 1940's. Known as "The Village of the Ride", many of its inhabitants have devoted their careers to the production of expertly crafted amusement...