For eight years the inhabitants of several coastal villages in the state of Odisha, whose fields and vines enable a flourishing economy, have been resisting eviction to make way for POSCO's steel plant and an associated port.
This week, we funded projects in Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, India, and the U.S. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.
Whether a barbed wire fence will achieve its stated objectives of checking illegal movement of goods, arms and counterfeit Indian currency smuggling, drug trafficking, and insurgency is a question that remains to be answered.
The need for a paradigm shift in the bilateral relationship appears to be an idea whose time has come within the U.S. foreign policy community. A revived U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue has the potential to launch a different kind of strategic framework.
Cultural misperceptions lie at the heart of this controversy. By Indian reckoning, the highly public arrest of a diplomat, and the strip-search that followed, was a direct insult to Indian sensibilities.
by Katy Dycus If you have weapons, take them home; if you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem through reta...
Their growth rate dropped about three percentage points in 2013 from 2010 levels, with more than two thirds of countries seeing a decline -- Brazil, China, and India lead the pack.
It dawned on me that I have led a life of privilege. This is not because my parents brought me up in a life of luxury -- in fact, a significant part of my life was that of severe economic, social and emotional hardships -- but because, growing up, I never once believed that I was of a different gender than the 600-plus million males in India.
Technology alone can't solve massive global problems like infant mortality. However, technology powered by love can.
If checking into a not so nice place, turn off the lights in the room, shut the door and check for peep holes (it's happened). If there is one, slowly get your mace and spray through hole before leaving (easy way to tell who has been peeping).
Whether you have a week, ten days or two weeks to get away from it all, a well established travel philosophy of mine is to visit both city and countryside on every trip.
These new crop of politicians bring with them a new fresh perspective into the traditional political discourse. Already, they have shaken up the establishment on issues of corruption and the privileged lives that are led by traditional politicians in India.
All years are important, but decisions made in 2014 will have a striking impact for decades to come. Here are seven potential game-changers.
It's heartening to see that an agreement has been reached to ensure that Iran honors its commitment, made when it signed the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), to forgo developing nuclear weapons.
The period between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Great Recession saw the profoundest reshuffle of individual incomes on the global scale since the Industrial revolution.