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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.

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.

24 Gorgeous Hand-Painted Indian Movie Posters

Andy Deemer | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Deemer

Ramachandraiah prints movie posters for a living. He's done it ever since 1971, when he bought an ancient lithograph press. He keeps it in a factory north of Bangalore, far from the English town where it was built 111 years ago.

The Over-Achieving Parent

Meera Bhanu | Posted 10.25.2012 | Parents
Meera Bhanu

The one thing that never fails to amuse me is how people seem to remember entirely different things about the very same event, years down the line. I ...

TechStar Interview: David Blumberg

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

When you first meet David Blumberg his smile is what you notice. But shortly thereafter, you notice how smart he is; later, you begin to see this man's true level of intelligence.

The Magic Red Carpets of India

Michael Martin | Posted 01.20.2012 | World
Michael Martin

Corruption is everywhere -- even in the U.S. -- but happens at such a high level it doesn't directly affect the average U.S. citizen. In India, corruption starts at home.

Buffett's Berkshire Makes Big Bet On Lubricants Company

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BANGALORE: Billionaire Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc agreed to buy lubricants maker Lubrizol Corp for $9 billion to tap rising demand for ch...

Finding Bliss Through Meditation

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margie Goldsmith

Martyn Williams was the first person to lead expeditions to the top of Mt. Everest and to the North and South Poles. Now, he takes followers on an adventure that takes place in the mind.

I Shot That! Street Art Photographers Capturing Ephemera

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

The unprecedented growth of the global grassroots art movement can be directly traced to digital photography and the people behind the camera.

Walking the Slum Side of Bangalore (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

BANGALORE -- Brinda Adige, a self-starting social activist, in yellow sari, is our guide to the slum side of Bangalore and the virtual canyon between ...

Real India: At Koshy's Cafe, The Talk of Bangalore (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Lydon

"... And our nation, though it has no drinking water, electricity, sewage system, public transportation, sense of hygiene, discipline, courtesy or pun...

Real India: A Land Soon Without Tigers, and Maybe Orchids (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Lydon

The "New India" has delivered itself into a deadly trap of consumerism, pollution, ruined forests and rivers, a "virtual" prosperity but a profoundly un-natural India.

Libraries: Investing In The Kids

Forbes | Nilofer D'Souza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A little over a decade ago, if anyone had told Vimala and Umesh Malhotra that their mission in life would be to set up libraries for children, they wo...