#India

Where To Rekindle Your Relationship On Holiday

Polly Rayne | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re getting on each other’s nerves, arguing, and finding yourselves talking only about work, family and household chores, then a change of s...

Major Tourist Scams: Transport Cons

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

No one wants to be caught out abroad. Tourist scams can affect anyone. At best, they're annoying, but at worst they can be dangerous.

106-Year-Old YouTube Star Wows The World With Her Culinary Skills

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mastanamma Karre is 106 years old. She’s also the incredibly popular star of YouTube channel ‘Country Foods’. The Indian great grandmother cooks...

Finding Inspiration In Clean Water And Decent Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

A girl drinks water from the village handpump in Bhikampur, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. WaterAid/Mansi Thapliyal This week I will leave what ha...

We're In The End-Game For Many Neglected Tropical Diseases - But What About Leprosy?

Geoff Prescott | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Geoff Prescott

As the name suggests, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect the poorest of the poor in the developing world and low income communities overseas. T...

Being A Gay Visitor In India, And Therefore Illegal

Mike Buonaiuto | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK
Mike Buonaiuto

Yesterday we landed in India for a human rights project Shape History that is tackling with the United Nations in China, India and then Brazil, and as...

Why Travel Is Better Than Bereavement Therapy

Caroline Menzies | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Caroline Menzies

A couple of months into my trip, it was the anniversary of Laurens' death. It was a difficult day and speaking to his Mother made me long to be commemorating the day with them. That night, I slept in the desert in Jaisalmer, and let myself cry for him and all he was missing out on. But as I gazed up at the stars, I was reminded that whist he'll always be the brightest star in my sky, the universe still has a lot to offer me.

India Wants All Of Its Cars To Be Electric By 2030

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech

India’s government is planning to do something extraordinary. By 2030 it wants to make sure that the only vehicle you can buy is electric. This huge...

Underexplored India: Five Places To Visit

Jessica Farrugia | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Farrugia

Kerala is a popular destination, boasting beaches lined with coconut palms and enchanting nature reserves. However, while southern Kerala attracts a lot of attention, its northern counterpart is largely off the tourist radar. If you're looking to venture off the beaten track within a familiar holiday region, you'll enjoy exploring Kerala's northern highlights.

If India Goes Ahead With Current Power Plans, Global Climate Goals Will Be Unachievable

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech

India is in a position to “single-handedly jeopardise” internationally agreed-upon climate commitments if proposed power grid plans go ahead, acco...

Four Seasons - But Not By Vivaldi...

Graham Sheffield | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Graham Sheffield

There's a well-worn phrase about London buses: none come for ages, and then several come along at once! I wouldn't say our British Council seasons ru...

Feral ‘Mowgli’ Girl, 8, Found Living With Monkeys In India

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

A little girl believed to be eight-years-old has reportedly been rescued from a troop of monkeys in Uttar Pradesh, northern India. The Times of 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...