‘Third culture kids’ raised in India

By Kate van Bennekom: They have more passports stamps than you can poke a stick at, have friends from all corners of the globe, can speak the slang from multiple cultures, and they haven’t even graduated from high school yet. Third culture kids, commonly known as TCKs, are children that were born in one country…

Celebrating Sikhism: its past, present and future

By Samantha Kelly: This story explores Sikhism in India- from its history, to the lives of Sikhs today and the possibilities for the future. Sam visits the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi to find out more about the everyday traditions of Sikhism. She also speaks to individuals from the Sikh community about the perception…

Uncovering India’s benevolent brotherhood

By Taylor Davidson: In India, you will often see men holding hands, or with their arms around each other. This is not in any way homosexual, but rather a symbol of camaraderie and friendship. In fact, it is more common to see males engaged physically whilst walking down the street than women. This is the case…

Hidden hunger threatens India’s food security

By Ellen Carseldine: Earlier this year, India was officially ranked as the world’s most malnourished country by the FAO, with nearly 200 million of its people going hungry on a daily basis. With a population of 1.2 billion, it may not seem that surprising for India to rank so highly in a world hunger chart.…

India cares for canines under Constitution

By Bridget Wood: The Saint Bernard looks out of place. Rather than traipsing through the snow of the Swiss Alps the bedraggled hound searches for food in the dusty Indian streets. With pedigree dogs seen as the ultimate status symbol in India, they are often bought and then abandoned when the realities of caring for…