Nov 17, 2014 06:20 PM
Rahul Ram of the popular Indian rock band, Indian Ocean, said that a process which robs people of clean drinking water and traditional sources of livelihood is not development in true sense of the word.
[Development] [South Asia] [Rahul Ram]
Nov 12, 2014 03:20 PM
Executive Director of Population Foundation of India, Poonam Muttreja, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that community participation in welfare schemes is discouraged due to lack of proper grievance redressal mechanisms. Excerpts from the interview.
[Health] [Civil Society] [Health MDGs]
Nov 05, 2014 07:19 PM The project is designed to significantly improve the quality of life of the low-income communities in Uttarakhand.
Nov 05, 2014 07:00 PM
My Nobel Prize has brought instant fame to children all over the world, said Kailash Satyarthi, joint winner of the Nobel peace prize-2014.
[Child Rights] [South Asia] [India] [Kailash Satyarthi] [Child Labour] [Nobel Peace Prize 2014] [Child Abuse]
Oct 20, 2014 07:32 PM
Celebrities should stand up for social causes as their fans follow them, says Subhash Ghai, Bollywood's veteran film director and producer.
[Bollywood] [Subhash Ghai] [Indian youth] [Indian women] [South Asia]
Oct 15, 2014 11:05 AM Pratham has announced that Dr. Madhav Chavan has been named by Asia Society as a 2014 Asia Game Changer. The award recognizes those making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.
Sep 29, 2014 07:30 PM
Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has urged the media to act responsibly and put an end to objectification of women.
[Indian women] [Indian Girls] [Sonam Kapoor] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia] [Gender inequality]
Sep 11, 2014 05:13 PM Manju Kalanidhi, the pioneer of ‘Rice Bucket Challenge’, will be honoured with the prestigious Karmveer Chakra Award and the REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship by iCONGO, an international Federation of NGOs.
Aug 22, 2014 03:49 PM
A community mobilisation coordinator, Parveen, 27, was handpicked from an army of 8,000 frontline workers for her exceptional efforts to ensure polio immunization, writes Tripti Nath.
[India] [South Asia] [Polio] [Amitabh Bachchan]
Aug 13, 2014 06:13 PM “The guardians of the wild need all the recognition especially when they have a celebrity like Nargis Fakhri to support,” Louies, Regional Head, Wildlife Trust of India.
Jul 08, 2014 11:37 AM
Emma Watson is best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series.
[Gender Sensitivity] [Women] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Equality] [United Nations]
Jun 19, 2014 05:50 PM Activists Medha Patkar, Sumit Wajale, Ali Shaikh, Poonam Kanojiya, Anwari Shaikh and Ramesh Kode have questioned if there is any sense of equity between the residents of Campa Cola and Ambedkar Nagar.