Bad Love Club is Footscray’s New Boozy Bakery and It’s The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Boozy bakery. It sounds like the ultimate combo, right? That’s exactly what Sarah Ryan and Damien Shaw thought when they created Bad Love Club. The duo opened the doors to their innovative space just a few weeks ago and it follows a pretty simple concept – coffee, bagels and jaffles by day, booze and sweet …

Waste Not, Want Not: India’s Transition to ‘Clean’ Energy

Villages across India are looking at new and sustainable energy sources with many using natural resources like cow manure to create energy. Outside the home of Mahendra Pingulkar, leader of Nivaje village, three men are digging. Deeper and deeper they burrow into the fertile south Indian soil, creating a hole the size of a baby …

Water For All: India Engineers a Response to its Water Crisis

Sapura Bee lives in a dry and dusty community on the outskirts of Hubli, Karnataka. While most of the houses in this settlement were built decades ago, the poor community has never been connected to local water infrastructure. Until recently, people relied on water deliveries from the government. But often these deliveries were late and …

Indian School Gets Musical

A rural school in India’s south is taking a unique approach to education, offering disadvantaged children tuition in traditional Indian music and performing arts, alongside academic subjects. Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV) was established in 2002 to provide local children with education opportunities they would not otherwise have. The school, located about 20 kilometres from Dharwad …

A New Lens on Life

Photo: Andrew Follows. You might have seen photographer Andrew Follows around Melbourne with a camera slung over one arm, but chances are he didn't see you. That’s because Andrew is legally blind. It's a cool Melbourne evening when I first lay eyes on the talented photographer. With his Guide Dog Eamon in tow, Andrew smiles …