All Blog Posts Tagged 'India' (80)

Challenging the 'AFSPA is a necessary evil' myth

On 19th August, Irom Sharmila, a Manipuri (Manipur is a state in North-East of India) activist who has been on a hunger-strike for 14 years now and was under house arrest with the charge of “attempt to commit suicide”, was ordered to be released by Imphal Court. The decision had invoked appreciation from human rights’ groups and anyone who was sympathetic with her, if not the cause. However, two days after her release, she was forcibly re-arrested as she had continued her hunger-strike. The…

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Added by Devika Mittal on September 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Acclaimed Iraqi Women’s Rights Lawyer Pleads, 'Please Don’t Forget Iraq'

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

A poignant plea from a prominent Iraqi lawyer who was lauded this week for…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 23, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Cross-border friendships: A Dreamer’s Recipe for Peace

Chintan Girish Modi is a young Mumbai based peacebuilder striving for friendly relations between India and Pakistan Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere spoke to him about Friendships Across Borders: Aao Dosti Karein, his initiative to transform the hostility between the two countries by building on the power of cross-border friendships through social media, supported by on-the-ground interactions and workshops with schools and colleges.…

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Added by Nidhi Shendurnikar on June 17, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict? First, Understanding It

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence, co-hosted in London this week by British…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 10, 2014 at 7:21pm — No Comments

TransConflict - May 2014 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during May, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:…

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Added by TransConflict on June 2, 2014 at 7:06am — No Comments

Global Poverty: The Joke's on All of Us

This post originally appeared on how-matters.org.

Stand-up comedy makes a person incredibly vulnerable. Just you on a stage, with all eyes on you, trying to make people laugh. In other words, asking them to “please like me.”

As L.A. comic Hasan Minhaj’s own story became central to his comedy,…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 19, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

Cartographies of Time: Part II

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Jonny Miller & Dorothy Sanders

We believe that places are like people and that each has a unique personality. A defining and often delightful aspect of each place’s personality is the way in which time is understood, measured and perceived by the people who live there. Cross the globe and you will encounter many different rhythms of life – some slow, some frantic, some chaotic and changeable, some melodic and rich, and…

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Added by Dowser on March 11, 2014 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Narrow Window for `Getting It Right' in Afghanistan

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on January 22, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Educational Focus: Are We Striving for the Wrong Goals?

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Devanik Saha

Recently, Unnayan Learning Hub was featured in a news story that focused on how we, the co-founders, gave up our careers to transform the lives of children in underprivileged areas. But watching the report, I returned to the same questions I ponder whenever I think about this educational venture: Where will the kids I am teaching be 10 years from now? And what do we want for these children in…

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Added by Dowser on January 21, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Somak Ghosh: A Contrarian Approach to Impact Investing

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Ben Thurman

Somak Ghosh was a founding member of YES Bank which, less than nine years after starting its operation, is now the fourth largest private sector bank in India. Last year he stepped down from his role at Motilal Private Equity to launch a new venture capital fund, Contrarian Capital, targeting underpenetrated markets in India. He tells Ben Thurman why he decided to move on from…

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Added by Dowser on January 14, 2014 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Pakistan 60 Second Film Festival Goes International

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on January 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Thinking Outside the Bottle: Coca-Cola's Lessons from India

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Thinking Outside the Bottle: Coca-Cola’s Lessons from India

Muhtar Kent   /   Dec 13th, 2013India,…
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Added by Dowser on December 15, 2013 at 6:13am — 2 Comments

Kajol: Handwashing Saves Lives

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Esha Chhabra and Monica Gray

A child dies from diarrhea or pneumonia every 15 seconds. Hand washing alone could reduce diarrhea by 45 percent and pneumonia by 23 percent. Yet to many in the developing world, the link between hand washing and these life-threatening conditions is simply not known.

Upon learning of these figures, Indian actress and mother Kajol Devgan (known mononymously as “…

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Added by Dowser on November 8, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Community Peacebuilders Graduate from School Partnering with USIP

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By USIP Staff

The first class of students benefitting from a unique partnership between Future Generations Graduate School and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) graduated at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on October 11, a milestone in USIP’s efforts to expand peacebuilding…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan Premier Sharif Calls for Trade While Pledging Security Solutions

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 23, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan Prime Minister’s U.S. Visit: Essential Ties, Difficult Issues

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view this post on the web site, click here.

By Moeed Yusuf

Pakistan’s newly elected…
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Added by Viola Gienger on October 21, 2013 at 5:55pm — No Comments

India's New Age Investor, Inspired To Create A Global Brand

India has been referred to as a ‘hotbed’ for social enterprise and startups. Millennials are turning to careers in tech and innovation, launching their own ventures instead of signing up for ‘9-5’ careers.  But the ecosystem to support these entrepreneurs is still very weak in the subcontinent, says Rajesh Sawhney (@rajeshsawney), the former CEO of …

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Added by Dowser on October 11, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Islamic Law: Getting Beyond the Bombast

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To see the post on the web site, click here

By Viola Gienger
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Added by Viola Gienger on August 20, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Malala’s Quest for Peace and Education

Malala’s Quest for Peace and Education

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Added by Jahan Zeb on August 15, 2013 at 1:04pm — 1 Comment

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