#India

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!

The Lessons I Learnt From A Hostel (Not A Classroom)

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

People tend to make assumptions about gap years. I was probably not ready for university, not mentally stable enough to make it through the year or I ...

UK-India Trade Trip: You Want Our Business But Not Our People?

Barry Gardiner | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

The words of the Indian journalist should haunt Theresa May: "You want our business but you do not want our people". The EU is clearly not the only place where this UK perspective is going down rather badly.

Smog In India Is Now So Bad You Can See It From Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

Smog in New Delhi, long considered the world’s most polluted city, is now so bad that you can see it from outer space, as confirmed by a series of p...

How Do European Women Differ From Asian, Middle Eastern And South American With Their Beauty Goals?

Miss Jonquille Chantrey | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Style
Miss Jonquille Chantrey

Certain countries have been found to share beauty ideals and this may aid our communication when consulting these patients. The UK, France, Canada and Australia tend to believe in ageing positively, not necessarily denying ageing but doing it in a polished way.

London To India To Build A Yoga Retreat

Philippa Asher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Asher

Sunrise on the first day of the retreat was upon us and Mahesh's father appeared in a dazzling white dhoti, to offer puja to our magnificent hand-carved stone Ganesha statue. We laid down beautiful jamkhana rugs in the yoga shala and the aroma of sandalwood incense infused the air.

The Waugh Zone November 7, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, November 7… 1) JUDGE MEANT DAY For many, judgement day comes tomorrow in the US elections. But the...

The World Health Organisation And The 'Right' To Reproduce

Julian Vigo | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

After the Ched Evans verdict two weeks ago, Katie Hopkins ranted against the "feminist online lynch mob" calling them "a court full of bitter women so...

London To India To Build A Yoga Retreat

Philippa Asher | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Asher

My parents agreed to visit us in India, once the retreat was almost completed. I was keen to drive them around, so decided to embark upon Indian driving lessons and a test. I had to take my 'provisional test', before I was allowed to sign up for lessons, so went along to the Road Traffic Office in Mysore.

Why Middle Income Countries Still Need Aid

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

One of the questions I'm asked quite a lot as Chief Executive of international NGO, Lepra, is why we provide support to India. The inference behind th...

London To India To Build A Yoga Retreat

Philippa Asher | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Asher

The Western Ghats are spectacular. We drove through Sakleshpur as the sun was rising and Mahesh made me wear a blindfold as we meandered up the track towards our soon-to-be land. I removed my eye-wear as the car stopped. 'Wow!"

On Comfort Blankets And War

Anindya Raychaudhuri | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Anindya Raychaudhuri

Maybe, just maybe, if we stopped worshipping national flags, stopped considering dying in the name of a flag as anything other than a shameful waste - maybe if we instead valued a child's comfort blanket or toy a little bit more - we might finally move beyond the curse of partition. Until then, I, for one, desperately need a comfort blanket of my own.

The Indian Rhino - What We Can Learn From This Conservation Success Story

Catherine Capon | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Catherine Capon

When you think of rhinos - horns, poaching and Africa - are probably conjured in your mind's eye and that's hardly surprising as these prehistoric pac...

It Was Acceptable In The '80s

Terry-Ann Kibbles | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK
Terry-Ann Kibbles

When the new Indian family moved in and bought the shop, I was selfishly very happy. As a seven year old, I was over the moon that 'proper' Indians had moved in and my mother and I were no longer the only 'Pakis' in the village. They had two children the around same age as me. They were darker than me, they had Indian names, they were Hindu and they owned a shop.

International Day Of Charity - Challenging Public Perceptions

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

As a sector, we've been burying our heads in the sand and hoping that the negative press and public opinion will soon subside but it's been a year and the angst and anguish doesn't seem to be getting any better. The longer there is a misconception about the work we do, the fewer funds there are being brought in and, as a result, fewer lives are being changed.

That ‘14 Seconds Staring At Women Rule’ Has Been Mercilessly Mauled By Twitter

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
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An Indian official who declared it was illegal for a man to stare at a woman for longer than 14 seconds has been roundly mocked on social media. Rishi...

When Is a Cure a Cure?

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

Researchers spend years looking for them, testing them, perfecting them before medical practitioners get to implement them in real life. I'm talking about cures. They've discovered one for malaria and for TB, and they're still working on one for cancer.

Mission Possible - Delivering Global Goals Through the Power of Volunteering

Philip Goodwin | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK
Philip Goodwin

Like our programmes, our volunteers are diverse and operating all around the world, but one thing unites them. Regardless of age, location, background or experience, all volunteers have a part to play in delivering the Global Goals. This mission would be impossible without them.

Indian Air Force Plane Goes Missing With 29 People On Board

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK

The Indian air force has lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal. The air force, navy and coast guard w...

A Step in the Right Direction

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

We'll be working with other agencies and associations of people with direct experience of leprosy in India, along with the Law Commission, lobbying for this to happen so that we can continue to challenge attitudes, tackle misconceptions and improve the lives of those affected by leprosy.

Vana, North India: A New Breed of Life-Changing Retreats

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Well, I'll be, says Juliet Kinsman. I went to north India for a week's holiday, ate to my heart's content and spent most of my time supine. And you know what - it was the most life-changing holiday I've had. That's because Vana Retreats is a new breed of destination spa with extraordinary wellbeing cuisine, ideal for anyone who fears abstinence or bootcamps. This salubrious road to wellness is smooth and only gently sloped.

Filming Schedule Left Me ‘Feeling Like A Raped Woman’ Complains Bollywood Star

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK

A Bollywood superstar has caused public uproar by claiming shooting his upcoming movie was so grueling he felt like a “raped woman”. Salman Khan...