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Train Derails In Eastern India, Killing At Least 39 People And Injuring 50

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home

By Jatindra Dash and Suvashree Choudhury BHUBANESWAR/MUMBAI, India (Reuters) - At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when ni...

The Great Indian Footprint: Discovering an Inspiring India

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

Three successful entrepreneurs embarked on a journey in India to capture inspiring stories. It's a first-hand learning experience to better understand India's geography, culture, arts, history, infrastructure, cities, towns, and villages. 

Sound of the Jharu (Grass Broom) - Gleanings From My Trip Through India

Chana Widawski | Posted 10.31.2016 | Travel
Chana Widawski

I had to pinch myself to confirm it was true. Had I really won a month of India travel through a contest called "You Wander We Pay?"

Demand of the Hour: Build Toilets, Not Temples or Mosques

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

While the stories vary slightly, the bottom line is the same: Women are targets. Why? Caste, class and poverty among women rob them of their rights and deprive them of protection.

When Women Are Dying to Go to the Toilet, We Can't Just Do Nothing

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

Diarrhoeal diseases linked to fecal contamination kill 1,400 children a day. Another 162 million children worldwide are stunted -- they are undersized and may have developmental delays -- with the lack of adequate sanitation, water and hygiene being a contributing factor.

Why India's Next Prime Minister Will Be a Woman

Sunil Sharan | Posted 09.16.2013 | Home
Sunil Sharan

Disillusionment with the ruling Congress is widespread. Its leadership too seems resigned to not regaining power. All it wants to do is thwart Modi from winning.

Bangladesh Hits 1 Million Solar Home Systems

Justin Guay | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Here's our policy lesson in a nutshell: Bangladesh is the world's demonstration case for an off-grid clean energy access plan that delivers. Bihar and UP are the next phase that will take this approach to scale. Maybe, just maybe, 1.3 Billion people later, the message, small solar is big, will finally sink in.

Meet Uttar Pradesh, India's Next Distributed Solar Hotbed

Justin Guay | Posted 01.17.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Much attention has been paid to the distributed clean energy revolution brewing in Bihar. But for all the hype generated by Minister Kumar, what's happening next door in Uttar Pradesh may be even more exciting.

The Past Meets The Future In Overlooked Lucknow

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 11.10.2012 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Majestic Islamic gates announce entry into another world of small lanes and decaying palaces. The Bara Imambara is an architecturally ambitious tomb of a Shiite man that incorporates a mosque and gardens.

NOT Like Mother, Like Daughter

Suzanne Skees | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

A Mother and her daughter's values clash in rural northern India. Is this what happens to teenagers everywhere, or does living in extreme poverty exacerbate these issues?

India's Recent Elections and the Way Forward

Aparna Pande | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home
Aparna Pande

Earlier this week the U.S. Republican party held key primary elections while India had elections in five states. In both countries the result of elections will influence the course of politics and determine foreign policy.

The Global Search for Education: A Free Education

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.09.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Homogeneity is a conscious choice to ensure effectiveness of the results we are trying to achieve. Please note, the schools are co-ed with a boy:girl ratio of almost 50:50. This is remarkable, given the lack of opportunities and state of girls' education in India."

What's Not the Matter With Uttar Pradesh?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home
Carl Pope

India has a long way to go. But its politics is doing a remarkable job of closing the dignity gap that weighed the society down for centuries.

PHOTOS: Cold Wave Hits India

Posted 02.21.2012 | Home

While India is known for its blistering summer heat, a cold wave has swept through the north of the country in the past week. A thick fog cloud envelo...

Fighting Polio, Two Drops At A Time

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

They call it "the two drops of life," said Anil Garg. The two drops of a pinkish, transparant liquid that can change a child's life: the vaccine for ...

Who Will Feed India?

Devinder Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Devinder Sharma

The fertile and productive lands of Western Uttar Pradesh is set to be replaced by concrete jungles. India will be soon be faced with a terrible food crisis, the seeds for which are being sown now.

Scores Dead In Indian Temple Stampede

Al Jazeera English | Al-Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

At least 63 people, including women and children, have been killed in a stampede after the gate of a Hindu temple collapsed in the northern Indian sta...

Itzhak Perlman to Perform at Lincoln Center to Help Rotary Eradicate Polio

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

"Polio is only a plane ride away." So began my sobering interview with Carol Pandak, Manager of PolioPlus for Rotary International about polio, a cri...

Varun Gandhi, Indira's Grandson, Faces Criminal Charges For Anti-Muslim Remarks (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Video footage has emerged of conservative BJP candidate Varun Gandhi delivering incendiary anti-Muslim remarks from the stump. The footage has spurre...