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This Lake In India Is So Polluted It Caught Fire

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

Whoever said water couldn't burn didn't pollute hard enough. Residents in Bangalore, India, were alarmed earlier this week when a local lake caught...

Rohit Varma on India's Surge in the Digital Era

2morrowknight | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
2morrowknight

In a country where Cricket and Bollywood are the consistent favorites, a wave of social media titans are pushing their way to the top, one impactful project at a time. One of the hottest and most talked about figures in the digital community is Rohit Varma, founder of the Bangalore-based R. Square Consulting.

4 Ways Mapping Has Transformed Public Services in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Modern digital mapping tools have transformed the potential of maps in urban development, allowing us to produce more detailed and sophisticated visualizations of cities. As access to these tools continues to expand, the resulting maps grow even richer.

When School Is Not Enough: Four Alternative Education Programs That Meet Youths' Needs

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.23.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Girls raised in Mumbai's brothels deal not only with challenging living conditions but also with physical, mental, and sexual violence. Several NGOs provide education and skills training to the children to try to break the cycle of prostitution, but few have their sights set beyond traditional work.

7 People Who Care for Nature and Community

Marianne Krasny | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Marianne Krasny

Whether planting trees in New Orleans or picking up trash in Tehran, one of the most effective ways to heal disaster-struck and neglected places is through community led and driven action. The folks who take care of their local environments and communities are not famous. But we could all learn from their bold actions.

Startup Fever Goes Global

Jack Hidary | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Jack Hidary

The next few years will be exciting ones as startups go global earlier in their cycles and scale faster. More and more cities are supporting entrepreneurs directly with incubators and co-funding programs.

Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach: Financial Services for Overlooked Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The growth of microfinance solutions to address pressing development challenges has brought many of the world's formerly "unbanked" into formal financial systems.

A Walk for Widows

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 03.07.2015 | Impact
Kristin Meekhof

On January 10, 2015, the 53- year-old British attorney will be walking across India to benefit The Loomba Foundation. For the past several months he has adhered to a rigorous training schedule to prepare for this monumental journey.

Sharing Memories Of My Heroic Grandmother

Nav Dayanand | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Nav Dayanand

To much of the world, naani was anonymous. To me, she was and always will be extraordinary. Her smile was electric, her wisdom unparalleled, and her patience and tolerance enviable. With her passing, we lose a beacon of hope, one that symbolized triumph over war and despair and one who infused simplicity, dignity and relentless love. I so wish I had more time with her.

Global Initiatives for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Every city faces a different local context when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS, and strategies must cater to local needs.

How Four Cities in the Global South are Fighting Youth Unemployment

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

According to the International Labour Organization, over 70 million 15-24 year olds worldwide are unemployed. This issue is particularly prevalent in ...

Look What's For Dinner

Priyadarshini Nandy | Posted 08.16.2014 | Taste
Priyadarshini Nandy

These chefs aren't selling food; they're creating memories that also happen to taste great.

Women and Money: Bridging the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The urban poor in the Global South lack access to banking and financial services, and women are disproportionately affected. They are less likely than men to hold a bank account, to take out a loan, or to borrow money.

Land Titles for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Rio de Janeiro is moving forward with the expansion of land titling for its most vulnerable citizens through Minha Casa Minha Vida, the national housing program, and Morar Carioca, the city's urban upgrading program.

Mentally Ill and Poor: What to do?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

In Brazil, the government ensures that mental health is understood as a fundamental part of overall well-being, and therefore promotes diagnosis and treatment in coordination with other health services, never in isolation.

200 Girls Learning How to Code in One of the Oldest Indian Cities in the World

Tara Chklovski | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Tara Chklovski

The logistics of this undertaking are what makes this story of grit so inspiring. It really brings perspective to first-world petty griping!

These Four Cities Are Making Youth Empowerment A Priority

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.18.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

A pressing question for many cities is how to create the right educational, social, and economic opportunities for young people so that they gain the tools to build strong foundations for adulthood.

From Bangalore to São Paulo: How Five Cities Are Tackling the Problem of Toxic Waste

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Many substances -- including electronic waste -- pose all sorts of dangers to the health of individuals and the environment.

Five Ways to Improve Working Conditions in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

They are determined to open up a dialogue with city officials and to negotiate a set of basic rights that will formalize their line of work.

Interning at Indulge

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 09.22.2013 | Media
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

In the office, I've been working on fashion page with one of the other interns. Bangalore fashion week starts next Thursday, so I'm really looking forward to seeing the local designers with their Autumn/Winter collections.

A Women's Court, a Peace Villa, a Website and a Garden: 4 Successful Initiatives Empowering Women in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.27.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Transforming the lives of the urban poor can only happen through women's empowerment -- not only because gender equality is a human right, but mainly because it is fundamental to bringing an entire community out of poverty.

Bombing In South India Injures 16

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

BANGALORE, India -- A bomb planted on a motorcycle exploded Wednesday near the office of a political party in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, i...

Travel Tips from a Yoga Road Warrior

Kino MacGregor | Posted 06.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

Yoga helps me adjust to the exhaustion of changing time zones, sitting on airplanes for endless hours and being in new places all the time.

Being a woman in a schizophrenic male world

Monique Villa | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Monique Villa

This past week, chatting away at the dinner table, I was asked about one of my favorite books. My answer was swift: 'Il Gattopardo' -"The Leopard"- th...

12 Amazing South Indian Breakfasts

Andy Deemer | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Andy Deemer

Old men sipping at small glasses of sweet milky coffee, foamed up to perfection by pouring it from one cup to another. They stand at tables, eating Khara Bath, Kesari Bath, Chow Chow Bath, and so many other breakfasts.