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Education

A School in the Cloud among the mangrove trees: Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in IndiaA School in the Cloud among the mangrove trees: Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in India

Posted By Natasha Scripture

“Early one morning last February, a man turned up on my doorstep who had travelled through the night to get there,” said Sugata Mitra, the education reformer who received the 2013 TED Prize. “This schoolteacher wanted to do something positive for his village, which had no electricity, health care or primary education … It was […]

Global Issues

A giant step backward: Fellows Friday with Nitin Rao, who speaks out on India’s recriminalizing of homosexualityA giant step backward: Fellows Friday with Nitin Rao, who speaks out on India’s recriminalizing of homosexuality

Posted By Karen Eng

In a major setback last week for the LGBT community, an Indian Supreme Court ruling upheld Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code — a 153-year-old law criminalizing gay sex. This act overturned a 2009 Delhi High Court ruling that this should not apply to consensual acts and, essentially, recriminalized homosexuality. While the Indian government […]

Since the Talk

Mother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for momsMother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for moms

Posted By Helen Walters

When Jane Chen and her team arrived in India five years ago, it was with a bold idea. They wanted to develop a simple, affordable solution to a terrible problem: infant mortality. They went to the right place. According to a recent Child Mortality report, produced by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, […]

Art

From abstraction to the vibrant female form: Fellows Friday with Sharmistha RayFrom abstraction to the vibrant female form: Fellows Friday with Sharmistha Ray

Posted By Karen Eng

Artist Sharmistha Ray has spent her life moving between India, the Middle East and the United States, discovering, layer by layer, her own sense of self, sexual identity and artistic vision in contrast or harmony with each new environment. Now, as her latest exhibition Reflections + Transformations is set to open at the Aicon Gallery in […]

Global Issues

9 talks about innovation in India9 talks about innovation in India

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Arunachalam Muruganantham may not seem like the most obvious person to have started a revolution in sanitary napkins — after all, he is male. But in this funny and uplifting talk, given at the TED Talent Search in Bangalore, Muruganantham describes how he is enabling women in India to make their own pads — all […]