Tagore and translations: Why his works hold indomitable influence in literature

Tagore and translations: Why his works hold indomitable influence in literature

(August 7 is Rabindranath Tagore’s 77th death anniversary)   New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) A progressive writer, visionary, a social thinker, a philosopher, an educationist – Rabindranath Tagore was a polymath. And it is this vastness that fascinated author Radha Chakravarty to take translate Tagore’s writings from Bengali to English.   As of today, Chakravarty […]

Myanmar’s indigenous people fight ‘fortress’ conservation

Myanmar’s indigenous people fight ‘fortress’ conservation

Ethnic Karens perform with a traditional dance during the Karen New Year celebration festival in Yangon January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun   Indigenous Karen people hope that by securing the right to manage Salween Peace Park, they will their traditions and livelihoods   BANGKOK, August 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Saw Ma Bu’s family […]

Don’t be sexist and call me a housewife, say British women

Don’t be sexist and call me a housewife, say British women

A woman reads a newspaper whilst waiting for a tube train on an autumn morning in London, Britain, October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs   Most women in Britain cannot do old-fashioned tasks, like darning and knitting, and instead see a good career as an accomplishment   LONDON, August 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Half of […]

Want to save the planet? Move to Wales

Want to save the planet? Move to Wales

Jacqui Banks working by her eco home with her One Planet Development application. Pembrokeshire, Wales, Britain 21 June 2018. Thomson Reuters Foundation / Max Baring   In rural Wales, a pioneering and collective housing eco-venture is underway   GLANDWR, Wales, August 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fighting climate change is much more than a day […]

India’s indigenous women reject bill discouraging marriage outside the tribe

India’s indigenous women reject bill discouraging marriage outside the tribe

Tribal Khasi village woman shells pineapples at a road side markets at Nongpho, in northeast India’s Megahlaya state on August 12, 2003. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw   The bill would deny women rights to inherit land if they marry outside their tribe   BANGKOK, August 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Indigenous women in northeastern India are calling […]

Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, scientists say

Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, scientists say

An rag-picker looks for recyclable material at a municipal waste dumping site in Dimapur on Monday, June 04, 2018. World Environment Day is marked annually on June 5 with this year’s theme being ‘Beat Plastic Pollution.’ (Morung Photo by Soreishim Mahong)   More than nine billion tons of plastic has been produced since 1950   […]

Long road ahead to ending hunger, malnutrition

Long road ahead to ending hunger, malnutrition

Children queue for free porridge at a local government feeding program in Tondo, Manila, Oct. 29, 2011. REUTERS/Erik De Castro   By Amit Kapoor IANS | July 31 The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) incorporate zero hunger as one of the 17 targets to be achieved by 2030 for a sustainable future. The criticality of […]

How tribal women of Kanha are driving their own destiny

How tribal women of Kanha are driving their own destiny

Mukki (Madhya Pradesh), July 29 (IANS) Mukki zone in the famous Kanha National Park had been known throughout its recorded history to have been ruled by tigresses, rather than tigers. True to this legacy, tribal women of the Mukki zone are breaking conventional chains by taking over men-dominated jobs in the region. These women now […]

With drones and satellites, India gets to know its slums

With drones and satellites, India gets to know its slums

Residents gather around a mobile museum displayed on an improvised handcart in Dharavi, one of Asia’s largest slums, in Mumbai, India, February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files   More Indian states are using drones to map urban slums and process land titles   BANGKOK, July 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Satellites and drones are driving efforts […]

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