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Congratulations! These Are 10 Winners of Sony World Photography Awards 2021

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Arranged by the World Photography Organization, the annual Open competition selects ‘the best single images in categories such as travel, architecture, and street photography. Here are the winners in different categories.

 

Architecture

Titled The Blue Window, this photo by Klaus Lenzen (Germany) depicts a ramp of stairs at the Hyatt hotel in Düsseldorf ascending towards a window from which a view of clear blue skies is reflected. It looks as though it is a surreal monolith floating in nothingness.

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Landscape

An image of a solitary tree against a dusky evening sky by Juan López Ruiz (Spain). He captured Electric Storm on Lavender as lighting strikes a flowering field of lavender in Guadalajara, Spain.

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Lifestyle

This photo is by Mariano Belmar Torrecilla (Spain) titled Dias de playa, and depicts a softly focused picture of two women enjoying a morning walk on the beach in Alicante, Spain.

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Motion

This black and white photo is by Marijo Maduna (Croatia) titled Girl Power. It records the moment when a woman dives off a cliff on the island of Lokrum near Dubrovnik, Croatia, while her friends stand-by and watch.

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Creative

Tamary Kudita’s (Zimbabwe) photo titled African Victorian is a portrait of a young black woman dressed in Victorian dress and holding traditional Shona cooking utensils. It probes at “stereotypical contextualizing of the black female body and offers an alternative visual language through which a multifaceted African identity is presented.”

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Travel

This photo is by Khanh Phan (Vietnam) titled Drying Fish. A lone woman surrounded by hundreds of trays of drying fish in the Long Hai fish market in Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Vietnam. Taken from above the pattern, of the fish in trays resembles a large piece of fabric with the woman seemingly weaving it all together.

 

Portraiture

Titled Son by Lyudmila Sabanina (Russian Federation), it features a young child. He is sitting on a table while gazing into space, lost in contemplation. This shows another side to childhood, one of calmness and reflection.

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Natural World and Wildlife

This adorable photo is by Cristo Pihlamäe (Estonia) titled Little Kiss. It is “an amusing picture of a hare looking out into the field with its tongue sticking out.”

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Street Photography

F. Dilek Uyar (Turkey) titled it Disinfection. It documents an employee of the Health Affairs unit of Ankara Municipality in protective gear disinfecting the train platform.

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Object

This photo is by Kata Zih (Hungary) and is titled Memento. Depicting a tailor’s mannequin in an empty room, the stillness of the scene evokes a feeling of solitude in lockdown.

Picture: 2021 Sony World Photography Awards

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Can’t Handle Caffeine? These Are 4 Caffeine-Free Alternatives That You Can Try Now!

However, too much coffee can also be bad for you. Maybe some of us can’t handle caffeine. Coffee can make you edgy or cause lack of sleep. However, that doesn’t mean there are no alternatives.Here are four delicious yet caffeine free drinks for those who are not a fan or simply on a caffeine detox.

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Coffee is what most of us like to have in the morning. Iced or hot, it has become a favorite beverage by many. It acts as both stimulants and digestives to care for your tummy.

However, too much coffee can also be bad for you. Maybe some of us can’t handle caffeine. Coffee can make you edgy or cause a lack of sleep. However, that doesn’t mean there are no alternatives. Here are four delicious yet caffeine-free drinks for those who are not a fan or simply on a caffeine detox.

1. Rooibos tea

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Also known as redbush tea, this reddish-brown-tinged herbal tea contains antioxidants. Its preparation method is the same as regular black tea. It is caffeine-free and good for relaxation and digestion.

2. Masala chai

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When was the last time you see a Bollywood movie with no chai-drinking scene? Answer: NEVER. This is a local favorite in India and rightfully so.Teh tarik might be Malaysia’s favorite drink but chai is a recipe that takes it up a notch.

‘Chai’ means tea and “masala” means spiced. Chai masala means spiced tea. This tea-based drink has a strong flavor to it because of its herbal concoction and good for your health.

Furthermore, the ingredients can be found in any typical Malaysian kitchen. Made using strong black tea, the leaves are also boiled with cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ginger with a splash of milk. For those with lactose intolerance may substitute whole milk with any plant-based milk like oat milk, almond milk, or even soy milk.

Filter the mix and voila! Its aromatic flavor and the harmonious mix of the dry herbs will make you forget coffee altogether.

3.Chicory coffee

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This drink from northern France might look like coffee but it is actually not.

Due to the coffee shortage during world war II, people are coming up with substitutes for caffeinated drinks. It is made from a chicory plant. The root is then processed washed, dried, and went through a process akin to coffee beans. The powder is then mixed with water or milk to be drunk like coffee, but without the caffeine.

4.Barley coffee

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Italians call it ‘caffè d’orzo’. Like chicory coffee, this drink largely became known during World War II.

Its slightly bitter taste similar to actual coffee with a slight hint of hazelnut or toasted bread. It can be drunk as an instant coffee concoction by mixing a teaspoon of it with water. Otherwise, it can be prepared using a regular coffee maker.

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Food Review: 5 Different Kind of Murtabak That You Will Crave This Ramadan

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During the holy month of Ramadan, there will definitely be certain types of food that people would crave a lot. This is because they would usually become available during this month only. Some examples of the food would be such as murtabak, roti john, air katirah and many others. People really love them because they taste so delicious. Talking about murtabak, they are actually so many different variations of murtabak that got sold at Bazaar Ramadhan.

Different kind of murtabak brings a different type of special features and also uniqueness that make them stand out from each other. This evolution of murtabak happened because different places wanted to make the taste suit their taste pallet. Even though they have gone through a lot of modifications, they still taste very good for everyone.

These are 5 different kinds of murtabak that you will crave this Ramadan:

1) Murtabak Raja

Murtabak Raja is available with chicken or even local beef selections. The flavor is also enriched with unique and one-of-a-kind Kelantan traditional ‘Rempah Raja’. It is also coated with high-grade eggs and also onions. Would be so delicious to be eaten with a special onion pickle or even chili sauce as a dish for break fast.

2) Murtabak Maggie

Murtabak Maggie is a very simple yet so delicious dish favorable by so many people in Malaysia. It is also very easy to be made because the ingredients used are only instant noodles, eggs, and other additional items that any individual likes to add to their recipe.

3) Murtabak Singapore

The main factor that differentiates this Murtabak Singapore from the other murtabak ever exist is that there would be having a lot of meat in it and not just eggs, then it is coated with eggs and a lot of minced meat.

4) Murtabak Telur (Egg)

It is actually really easy to make Murtabak Telur (Egg). Fr this dish, you do not need to knead any flour. You just have to buy a popia skin and just use the egg as the filling of the delicious murtabak.

 

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5) Murtabak Cheese

Murtabak Cheese is a particular kind of murtabak that contains a lot of molten cheese and also juicy meat under a layer of crispy skin. This kind of dish could definitely captivate the sight of many people because it tastes delicious and also it is addictive for the taste of it.

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In The Brink of Extinction, Unique Bird That Is Called ‘Large Frogmouth’

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The ‘Large Frogmouth’ is actually a species of bird that comes from the family of Podargidae. It can be widely found specifically in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, and also Thailand. Their ecosystem is usually in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Nowadays, logging of its habitat poses a risk to its own survival, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has listed this particular species as being ‘near-threatened’.

It is considerably larger than other members of its genus and grows to a length of about 42 cm. The sexes are similar and the coloring is rather variable, the upper parts being mainly chestnut and blackish-brown, barred and spotted with white and buff. The underparts are dull brown or pale rufous, the belly being paler than the breast. The beak is horn-colored with a darker tip, the gape being yellow, the irises are some shade of light or dark brown, and the legs are a dull yellow.

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The behavior of this bird is not well known. It hunts by night, on the ground and in the canopy, feeding on insects such as grasshoppers and cicadas. It roosts by day, perching on a branch or hidden in a hole, singly or possibly in pairs. On one occasion an individual was mobbed by a greater racket-tailed drongo until it flew off into dense cover. Sings, mainly by night, from a perch in a tree, its voice being variously described as a repeated ‘deep hollow-sounding tremolo’ or as a ‘series of four to eight loud, liquid trills’.

The ‘Large Frogmouth’ usually lays a single egg on a pad of down covered with lichens and also spiderwebs. The nest is firmly attached to a slender branch of a shrub or small tree. It consists of a circular cushion down on which the single egg is balanced. The egg would fall off were it not for the incubating parent bird which crouches lengthwise along the branch rather than across it.

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