#India

Why Disney Shouldn't Be 'Struggling' To Find An Aladdin

Biba Kang | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Biba Kang

To suggest that the inability to find an actor to play Aladdin is due to the difficulty involved in finding someone of Middle-Eastern/South Asian heritage who can act, sing and dance registers, to me, as the racial equivalent of the man who blames all of womankind for his inability to find a girlfriend. Maybe, love, the problem isn't them - it's you.

Overcoming The Divisions Of Partition 70 Years On

Jasvir Singh | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Jasvir Singh

This summer marks 70 years since the Independence of India, the creation of Pakistan, and the Partition of Punjab and Bengal. These three distinct events, bundled up as they often are as being a single experience, was a tumultuous time for the subcontinent.

India Just Planted 66 Million Trees In 12 Hours

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech

India has just broken its own world record by planting a staggering 66.3 million trees in just 12 hours last Sunday. Between 7am and 7pm more than 1.5...

Procrastination Station - Tropical Penetration (Or) How I Learnt To Love The Bum

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonnie Bayfield

I left that hospital a changed man. I thought back to India, where this had all begun. A throb of cultural significance rose through my body, or was it my rectum? As the UK drifts ever further into political isolation, my body holds tight to the foreign, harmful bacteria in my gut; its little gesture of unity against the tides of division.

World's Largest Coal Company Closes 37 Of Its Mines Thanks To Green Energy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

The biggest coal mining company in the world has announced that it will close 37 coal mines in India, because they are no longer financially viable. ...

India's Female Entrepreneurs: Trail Blazing A Path Of Opportunity

Cherie Blair | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Cherie Blair

India has one of the lowest rates of female labour force participation in the world - ranked 120 out of 131 countries by the International Labor Organization. More alarming still, this rate is in decline. Furthermore, the dearth of women in the labour market is a heavy drag on India's GDP, with India's economic growth rate now the lowest it's been in two years.

Building House Of Khadi - An Ethical Fashion Label

Rima Sams | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Rima Sams

I am very open to sharing information and knowledge with other ethical and sustainable fashion designers and bloggers to strengthen the message of high standards of environmental awareness and eco-consciousness in our industry. Together we are stronger!

Where To Rekindle Your Relationship On Holiday

Polly Rayne | Posted 04.07.2017 | 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 ...