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A Solar Scheme in India Shows Local Teamwork Can Be A Guiding Light

A Solar Scheme in India Shows Local Teamwork Can Be A Guiding Light

At last month’s world humanitarian summit in Istanbul, leaders outlined a set of core responsibilities for humanity, and spoke of the need to reform development assistance. One proposal was to place greater emphasis on local ownership and control of projects. The idea is simple: rather than providing ready-made solutions that might not be right for […]

Sterilised at 20: The Indian Women Seeking Permanent Contraceptive Solutions

Sterilised at 20: The Indian Women Seeking Permanent Contraceptive Solutions

Three days after she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Susheela* is in the operating theatre. Her procedure will take only 10 minutes. A small scar below her bellybutton, hardly visible, is the only mark the doctors will leave behind. At 27, the mother of two is getting permanently sterilised. After the operation, Susheela […]

Uzbekistan Launches its 38th Own-Brand Social Network

Uzbekistan Launches its 38th Own-Brand Social Network

The launch of yet another state-run social media site in Uzbekistan has highlighted the government’s contradictory attempts to control the internet. From just 7,500 internet users in 2000, online access as soared in the last 15 years, with current estimates suggesting 12.7 million people in the country are now online. But while the government has […]

India Counts The Cost Of Trying To Solve Its Drinking Problem

India Counts The Cost Of Trying To Solve Its Drinking Problem

By the time the liquor store on Kalavasah Teni road in the south Indian city of Madurai opens for business at 10am on Monday, a small queue of regular customers has already begun to form outside. Within minutes, bottles fly off the shelves. By the end of the day, the shop will have sold about […]

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