H&M opens in India

By Adelaide Lodder: Swedish retailing giant, H&M has landed in India. CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, was there to open the store for the excited people waiting patiently at Select City Walk Shopping Centre, New Delhi on October 2, 2015. Persson said H&M would deliver a unique style to the people of India who are desperate to get…

Women’s education: A modern conversation

By Emma Natty: More and more women in India are continuing to graduate from university studies with degrees in fields previously dominated by men including engineering, I.T. and the space sciences which in many ways is progressive for the patriarchal nation. But as the country moves forward it’s important to make sure no one is…

Laughing with the locals

By Gabi Paterson
For health, exercise or just for fun, people across India come together to participate in laughter yoga. Ten students from UQ attended the JalVayu Laughter Club (Jal meaning air and Vayu meaning water), a club for retired air force and navy veterans. Around 80 people meet at the community centre every morning to laugh and their passion for it is clear.

Revolutionising Delhi dating

By Evangelene Dickson: In a traditionally conservative culture, a new trend is on the rise. Dating in Delhi has become common place among the young people of the city, in stark contrast to how their parents found partners. This younger generation must navigate the mine-field of dos and don’t in their attempt to find love,…

India celebrates religious diversity

By Catherine Torbey: As the Indian sun burns brightly, the heat forming balls of sweat on the foreheads of those travelled near and far, Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Sikhs pray side by side in harmony. In light of recent global events, the gathering of thousands of people from different religions, all in one place, might…

Children celebrate the festival of Ganesha with music and colour.

India: where kids rule!

By Faye Sakura Rentoule: As many developed countries face the crisis of an aging population, they can only dream of a state where half the population is under the age of 25. This is not a dream for India. It is a reality. By the year 2020, India will be the youngest country in the…