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Entrepreneurship Helps Delay Child Marriage In India, Empower Young Women

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact

Impoverished girls in India who are at high risk of child marriage are gaining independence and generating income with the help of a Seattle-based non...

Silently Rises the Sea

Jayanta Basu | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Jayanta Basu

The disaster has hardly been highlighted by government agencies or the media, possibly because no one died.

I'm Climbing Everest for a Cause

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

Yes, I know hundreds of people attempt to summit the highest point in the world every year, but I'd like to think my journey is special. I'm climbing in honor of my father for over a decade.

Delaying Early Marriage for Girls Through Sacks of Chilies

Landesa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Landesa

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPerception means girls are seen as burdens to their families. They are another mouth to feed, and parents must pay a dowry to marry them off. Because dowry can be reduced or avoided if girls are young enough, poor parents often respond by trying to limit the damage.

'Human Sacrifice' Suspects Arrested In India

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Police in eastern India have arrested three men in a suspected case of human sacrifice, including two former colleagues of the victim, who was found b...

Will the Sun rise from India's East?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

All parts of India have given birth to a prime minister, except the eastern. Subhash Chandra Bose and Jyoti Basu, both sons of the East, came close to...

India 'Human Sacrifice' Suspected In West Bengal Temple

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The severed head and torso of a man has been found in a temple in the Indian state of West Bengal in what the police say is a case of "human sacrifice...

Indian Troops Gain Foothold In Maoist Stronghold

Alijazeera.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian troops have entered a Maoist stronghold in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, claimed by rebels as their first "liberated" zone. ...

Maoist Rebels: Declared Terrorists By India

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday banned the CPI (Maoist) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, calling it a terrorist organization. Home mi...

India: Tamil Tigers Involved With Maoist Attacks

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Key Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operative Mohammad Umer Madani reportedly motivated and recruited Maoist fighters from Jharkhand and Bihar. ...

Elections as Classrooms

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Everyone seems to have concluded that capitalist mode of development based on full exploitation of resources -- man made or natural -- is the best route to be followed in the near term.