‘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…

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.…

NGOs make a difference in Indian education

By Jessica Bahr: In a time of incredible economic prosperity, social progress, and making headway toward becoming a global superpower, India is enjoying a plethora of development in a variety of areas of life. At first glance, modern India appears to be flourishing. Despite this progress, however, the vast majority of India’s rural areas are…

Operation Smile: Bringing joy to families in India

By Emily Arnold: Losing a child, in any form, is said to be one of the most painful experiences one can endure in a lifetime. In India, that pain is felt by an excruciating number of parents, with The Times of India reporting that between January 2011 and June 2014, a staggering 325,000 children went…

The stories told by India’s doorways

By Catherine Torbey: “Every doorway, every intersection has a story” – Katherine Dunn. In India, the vibrant culture and diversity of its people is everywhere to be seen. But sometimes, the most interesting and intriguing stories are behind closed doors.  It is a country of extreme diversity and contradiction, home to the wealthy as well…

Girls’ education problematic in rural India

By Jessica Bahr: As Indian society develops and changes, cities and urban areas are becoming increasingly influenced by Western values and experiencing substantial social progression. The feminist movement has become increasingly popular, women are becoming more independent, more career-oriented and pursuing goals outside of marriage and family. Despite this, however, girls seeking education in rural…

All-women police stations address rape and abuse

By Emily Dowling: There are 22,083,646 police officers in India, with 105,325 women contributing to that number. That means that just 6.11 per cent of the Indian police force are female. In 2009, the Ministry of Home Affairs in India held a ‘National Advisory on Measures to Curb Crimes against Women’. Among the recommendations put…