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9 July 2017

The More India's Ruling Party Pushes the Hindi Language, the More Indians Oppose It

"We are not saying no to Hindi...[the] question should be why 'only' Hindi."

17 June 2017

Years After Marriage, Indian Women Dare to Say Their Husbands’ Names for the First Time

Community correspondent Rohini Pawar shares how women in Walhe village in Pune district, Maharashtra, are breaking away from patriarchal cultural practices.

22 June 2016

India's LGBTQ Community Accuses Prime Minister of Hypocrisy Over His ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ for Orlando

"Your 110 character tweet was missing five important characters. Five characters that would reveal a truth that your government is refusing to acknowledge-LGBTQ’!"

29 August 2015

Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages

Rising Voices

Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.

21 June 2015

Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality

India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.

24 July 2014

Indian Prime Minister Modi's First Budget Promises Lots of Change, Including an Expensive New Statue

Narendra Modi's first budget as India’s new prime minister was greeted with mixed reactions. The $34 million budget allocation for a 600-foot statue in his home state generated much buzz.

1 July 2014

Want to Do Some ‘Timepass’ (Kill Some Time)? Spice Up Your Vocabulary With #IndianEnglish

Trending hashtag #IndianEnglish took a tongue-in-cheek look at how Indians have co-opted the English language and made it distinctively their own.

16 May 2014

Indians Choose Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party in Historic Landslide

The ruling Congress party and its allies have suffered a crushing defeat and have already conceded failure, even before the final tally has been announced.

18 February 2014

YouTube Chefs Are Cooking Up a Storm in Indian Kitchens

A group of YouTube chefs are gaining celebrity status in India and abroad for their cooking demonstrations broadcast on YouTube and recipe blogs.

15 November 2013

VIDEO: Tear-jerking Google ‘Reunion’ Ad Warms Hearts Across India and Pakistan

An emotional ad by Google India showing how their search engine can help reconnect long lost friends across borders has gone viral across India and Pakistan.

27 September 2013

Documentary Films Tackle Child Sexual Abuse in India

Indian documentary films are heightening awareness about child abuse. By talking to children, responsible adults and even abusers, these films are helping open up an erstwhile shuttered space.

16 April 2013

Indian Anti-Corruption Activist May Make Time's Most Influential List

Should India's anti-corruption activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal be on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world? 91.51% of online voters said yes.

2 August 2012

Macedonia: Decades-Old International Poetry Festival in Focus

Portugese filmmaker André Soares published a short video documentary about the Struga Poetry Evenings, an international poetry festival held in Macedonia since 1962.

10 April 2012

India: Illegal Asphalt Plant's Pollution Causes Cancer in Villagers

A video report by Video Volunteers' India Unheard project exposes the plight of a community in Rajasthan, is where the people and farms are being affected by the pollution caused...

3 April 2012

Videos: Female Gendercide and Infanticide in India and China

Between India and China, 200 million girls have gone "missing" as parents abort female fetuses or kill and abandon baby girls. Several documentaries and reports cover this phenomenon, trying to...

27 March 2012

India: Young Women Learning About Participatory Video

A group of young women in the slums of Hyderabad in India are learning how to make videos to change their communities, and in this next film the group of...

1 November 2011

South Asia: Celebrating the 7 Billionth Child

7 Billion Actions

On the 31 October, the earth welcomed Oishi, a newborn in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka. She carried a special message - she is the 7 billionth child of the world....

16 October 2011

World Food Day: Living with Hunger Pangs

According to the World Bank, nearly 1 billion people go to bed hungry around the world, and the rising food prices will make that number grow. Today, for the World...

18 January 2011

India: Women Empowerment and Videoblogging

Women Aloud Videoblogging for Empowerment (WAVE) is a platform and program aiming to get women from semi-urban areas of India to voice their opinions on topics that matter to them...

10 December 2010

India: One Day Women Can Play and Dance

India Unheard shows us two different festivities in different areas of the country where married women from tribal communities can, for one day only, play and dance in public without...

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