Stories about India from August, 2013
UNICEF India Sounds the ‘Red Siren’ to #ENDviolence Against Children
While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.
Are Female Vigilantes The Answer To Stop Rapes In India?
India, reeling from the news of another woman gang-raped in Mumbai, is searching for a way to stop these sexual crimes.
A Disappearing Generation of Indigenous Children in Kerala, India
Thirty-five tribal children in Attappady, India have died so far this year due to malnutrition.
‘Dark Is Beautiful’ Campaign Questions India's Skin Colour Prejudices
Skin-bleaching products are a multi-million dollar industry in India, where fair skin is believed to be a precursor to success and dark skin is viewed as ugly.
India-Bhutan Friendly Relations: A Reality Check
Blogger Yeshey Dorji from Thimphu, Bhutan comments on the current state of apparently friendly India-Bhutan relations: India’s unabashed transgression into our domestic affairs has demonstrated that where it is an understanding between two unequal partners, there is little reason to believe that any commitment – whether written or unwritten, will...
Celebrating The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India
In Search of Greener Pastures blog revisits the indigenous past of Northeast India by sharing some rare photographs.
Monsoon Rains, Deadly Landslides Devastate India's Southwestern Kerala
The Indian state of Kerala’s much loved monsoon has gone awry this year, with flash floods and deadly landslides devastating the area.
Protsahan, Encouraging Girls Through the Arts in India
The young innovators of Protasahan aren't expecting governments alone to make gender equality a reality in India. This post belongs to a series exploring post-2015 ideas for development.
Changes In Indian Economy And The Customers
Blogger and entrepreneur JP Rangaswami looks back at the changes in Indian economy, from a mixed economy combining features of capitalism and socialism (1947-1991) towards liberal and free-market principles (1991 onwards) and how the changes and the pace of change evolved around the customer.
16 Passengers Travel in One Rickshaw In Rural India
Blogger and entrepreneur Kiruba Shankar writes how in rural India an auto rickshaw built to take four passengers, now transports 16 people: Here’s how the math works. Three in the front (including the driver). Four in the back seat. Three in the small wooden seat opposite the rear seat. Two...
Italian Appeals Court Upholds Guilty Verdict in Historic Eternit Asbestos Case
An appeals court in Turin, Italy has affirmed Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, former owner of cement manufacturer Swiss Eternit Group, is responsible for nearly 3,000 asbestos-related deaths.