#India

Governments Are Finally Moving Away From Coal – Here's The Proof

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Tech

The number of coal-fired power plants in pre-construction fell by almost half (48%) in 2016 after governments dropped hundreds of projects. A new repo...

CCTV Shows Brit Backpacker Danielle McLaughlin Being Followed Before Murder

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

Chilling CCTV footage has captured the final known movements of a British backpacker found brutally murdered in India. The video shows 28-year-old Dan...

He Chose A Rickshaw Over Porsche

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ripu Daman Singh

I was 28 and he was 50 at the time. He sported long, silvery hair that was always clasped into a thin ponytail. He looked like an active member of a retired rock band. His name was not Paul. But I'll call him that anyway to respect his desire for anonymity.

Can The Power Of Mobile Innovation Radically Disrupt Systems Of Poverty?

Farah Ramzan Golant | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Farah Ramzan Golant

all women everywhere At Girl Effect, we recognise the incredible work and impact these initiatives are having. However we believe that, in order to make lasting change, we need to stop poverty before it starts. To do this we need to tackle the cause: we have to reframe what it means to be a girl in her community.

The Snobbishness Of Backpackers, Or Competitive Travelling

Rosie Neve | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Neve

So if you want to boast about spending seven pence in three years in Cambodia then go ahead, but I'm sure that maybe it might have been slightly more fulfilling if you hadn't spent all your time thinking about where you were saving your pennies, rather than where you could be spending them.

Girl, 10, ‘Murdered As Human Sacrifice To Cure Paralysed Uncle’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK

A 10-year-old Indian girl found murdered was allegedly “sacrificed” by her own relatives to help “cure” her paralysed uncle. Four people have ...

India Enters The Race To Have The World's First 700mph Train

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech

The Indian government is taking its Hyerloop plans pretty seriously. In December, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced it was in talk...

Vegan Chana Masala

Holly Jade | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

Step 4- Add in the garlic paste, cumin, chilli powder, ground coriander, turmeric, garam masala, pepper, salt and coconut sugar (optional) Stir until combined. Add 1 tablespoon of oil if too dry/needed.

The Language Martyrs: Celebrating International Mother Language Day

Thaslima Begum | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

February 21st 1952, Dhaka. The fallen bodies of students and teachers lie scattered amid a campus-turned-battlefield, as tear gas lingers in bloody ha...

India Has Begun Drilling For Its Underwater Bullet Train

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech

India has reportedly started drilling for its undersea bullet train, paving the way for construction to begin as soon as next year. The Ecomonic Times...

It's Not OK To Be Racist

Lisa Francesca Nand | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK
Lisa Francesca Nand

I can count on two hands the amount of times I've been subject to direct racist insults. It's always a terrible shock. It takes my breath away and stays with me forever. The sense of injustice, of prejudice, the realisation that people judge you as different.

How These Cork Yoga Mats Are Emancipating Women From India's Sex Trade

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In today’s world, human trafficking is a bleak reality. Kolkata, one of the largest city’s in India, is a global hub of forced prostitution. Traff...

School Textbook Instructing Nine-Year-Olds To Kill Kittens Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

An Indian book publisher has sparked outrage after instructing schoolchildren to place kittens in a box and suffocate them as part of a scientific exp...

Harnessing Hollywood's Power To Put Spotlight On Street Children

Andy McCullough | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andy McCullough

A few months ago, Railway Children was invited by the producers behind the Hollywood film Lion to be its charity partner for the #LionHeart Campaign. ...

Kashmir: The Unresolved Crisis

Julie Cooper | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.

A Woman Has Died From An Unstoppable Superbug

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

A woman has died after being infected by a strain of bacteria resistant to every antibiotic available in the US. The patient, who was in her 70s, acqu...

India Unveils An Astonishing Chemical Plant That Turns Harmful CO2 Emissions Into Baking Powder

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

A coal-powered chemical plant in Tamil Nadu, India, is doing something rather extraordinary. It’s capturing its own carbon dioxide emissions and tur...

Six British Ex-Soldiers Spending Another Christmas Behind Bars In 'Hell Hole' Indian Jail

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK
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Six British ex-soldiers will be spending another Christmas in a “hell hole” Indian jail as their loved ones wait anxiously for a verdict which cou...

Indian Tycoon Spends Daughter’s Wedding Budget On Building 90 Houses For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

An Indian businessman has put the money he would have spent on a lavish wedding ceremony for his daughter to an inspirational use. Ajay Munot, who mad...

No Means No: Kulwinder Kaur's Senseless Murder Sees History Repeat Itself

Martha Salhotra | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Martha Salhotra

The intent behind Kulwinder's death seems clear. It almost feels like a statement, to show not just Kulwinder, but any woman, who the boss was in the face of rejection at the wedding. Today, Kulwinder becomes another name, another face, and another body to be added to the ever-growing catalogue of women killed for saying 'no.'

Why You Shouldn't Cancel Your Trip To India

Emma Rosen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

ATM out of order. Currency exchange closed. Sorry, this bank has no cash. This is what I was met with at Cochin International Airport, in India's ...

Long Time Gone. A Note To My Father

Jane Scott | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Scott

I don't know why you have been on my mind so much lately, it's twelve and a half years since you died. Perhaps it is watching your small, wobbly granddaughter achieving her small significant steps, and hurting that you never met her or knew of her struggles. Perhaps seeing her adoration of her own doting Daddy.

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Why The Tribal Lands Of North East India Should Be On Your Bucket List

Anna Phipps | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Phipps

The remote, unexplored, tribal region of North East India, tucked away in between Bangladesh, Tibet, Bhutan and Myanmar, consists of 7 sister states - Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura which all have different cultures, tribes, languages, food and scenery that are just heaven for intrepid explorers!