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Islands of Safety: Libraries and Books, Part 2, Orphanages

James M. Lynch | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
James M. Lynch

Why you might want do this I don't know, but let's pretend anyway that you're a 3-year-old boy in Mumbai and your parents and sister just died, l...

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York

Hopper.com | Posted 09.10.2014 | Travel
Hopper.com

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

Mumbai Chabad Center Reopens 6 Years After Attacks

AP | RISHI LEKHI | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rabbis from across Asia on Tuesday celebrated the reopening of a Jewish center targeted by rampaging Pakistani gunmen who storm...

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" Is Worth Taking ... Just Watch Your Step!

Jay Weston | Posted 08.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

all photos from Dreamworks The end credits of this movie show that Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spie...

Involving the Urban Poor in Inclusive Housing

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Participatory planning integrates the poor and vulnerable into the housing development process and ensures that good intentions are translated into impact for the community.

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

Human Rights: How a Thriller Feature Film and In-home Toilets Help the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Initiatives from Nairobi, Jakarta, Dhaka, and Mumbai provide solutions to issues ranging from discrimination against refugees to lack of access to sanitation. These solutions raise awareness and provide much-needed services for vulnerable communities.

Can Biking and Walking Save Lives in Cities in the Global South?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, parks, and green areas are all pieces of a complex puzzle to help citizens navigate their city safely and sustainably.

Hit the Road India: Rolling Out Loud Fun on a Rickshaw

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Every once in a while, a truly fun original documentary comes along. Hit The Road: India is an adventure documentary that follows two friends, Ric Gazarian and Keith King, as they participate in the heretofore unknown Rickshaw Challenge Mumbai Xpress.

10 Great Getaways Within The World's Busiest Cities

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel

Cities have everything -- great people, great food, great public transportation -- the list goes on and on. But sometimes they don't have the one thin...

The Sorded Smell of Salesmanship

Sanjay Surana | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

What's wrong with this picture? I was recently in India, visiting family, and went into a drug store to pick up some toiletries that I probably d...

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

An Appreciation: Arthur Gelb, Creative Tower of Tension of the New York Times

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Pranay Gupte

Arthur Gelb, who died in New York Tuesday at the age of 90, taught me the most valuable lesson I ever learned during my two decades at the New York Times.

Pakistan's Generals Leery of Modi's Rise in India

Michael Hughes | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Michael Hughes

Although Pakistan's political leaders have expressed optimistic sentiments with respect to the election of the right-wing Narendra Modi as prime minister of India, let us not forget that the country's true center of power does not lie in Islamabad -- it resides in the cantonments of Rawalpindi.

Why Muslim Students Are Suffering In India's Education System

Brianna Sacks | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion
Brianna Sacks

India is a secular country, but religious beliefs draw deep political lines. In a Hindu-dominated nation, Muslims have endured a riotous, bloody history that, according to a slew of reports, continues to leave a dark mark on India's classrooms.

Movie Review: Million Dollar Arm...A Must See!

Carole Mallory | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

While Million Dollar Arm on the surface is about a sport's agent who recruits cricket players from India to be pitchers for the major leagues in America, it is a true story about the power of the spoken word to inspire.

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

Questions for My Father

Pranay Gupte | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Pranay Gupte

He could have told me so much. But I never asked. And now -- and now it is nearly three decades later, my father is gone, and I have more questions about his love and his life.

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

Why Urban Poverty and Rural Life Are Interconnected in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Urban poverty in the Global South does not occur in a vacuum: many of the urban poor are recent migrants from rural areas who have come to the city in search of a better life.

South-by-South: When to Bypass the Global North

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

South-South Cooperation refers to the exchange of resources, know-how and technology between countries in the Global South. While this transfer is sti...

3 Things That Make Schools Thrive Around the World

Mike Feinberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Mike Feinberg

Our challenge is to figure out what sort of educational system will help students everywhere get into college. No one has cracked this nut yet. But through my work I've seen how we might be able to.

Shrinking Coast, Sinking Land Discussed at Louisiana Forum

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Speakers at last week's State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans balanced grim projections for Louisiana's low-lying areas with possible solutions.

Fighting Illiteracy and Digital Exclusion: Five Proven Solutions

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Literacy is a fundamental human right, one that opens doors to other rights, to empowerment and to integration.