Maria Maximova was born in Russia, but spent her teen years in China earning a degree in Chinese literature and culture. Having decided that her educational background lacked business know-how, she moved back to Russia and studied marketing and finance, and then worked in Moscow for several years. An experienced expatriate, she lived in Taiwan from 2001 to 2006 and since then has been pursuing her passion as a researcher, freelance writer and translator, traveling between Russia and China.
Ram Bahadur has to work for each and everything. Most times, he stands at the gate, sometimes he has to fetch water, othertimes he has to go to the market to buy vegetables and fruits. He is no ordinary security guard. MORE>>
School is a place for learning about the ABCs and life. It is not merely an educational institution, it has become an essential part of childhood - a place we associate with early memories. These are memories from a student in one of Nepal's government schools. MORE>>