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…

UQ connecting globally via New Colombo Plan

By Emily Arnold: From the millions of people to the sweltering heat, Queenslander Zoe Brereton never dreamed she’d end up in India. But thanks to the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan, that’s exactly where she is. I caught up with Zoe in Delhi to see how she’s going, two months into the program.

India’s smallest minority could face extinction

By Gabbi Briner: Jewish people have lived harmoniously in India for thousands of years. Their population is dwindling, with thousands leaving every year. This current affairs television story by Gabbi Briner explores the past, present and future of India’s Jewish population.

Truth and nonviolence: Gandhi’s legacy lives on

By Emily Arnold: Mahatma Gandhi was one of the most influential political and spiritual leaders the world has ever seen. In India, he was considered ‘the father of the nation’ and is still idolised almost 70 years after his assassination. Gandhi’s birthday, October second, is a national holiday when thousands of Indians pay their respects. Although, not everyone…

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…