U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

U.S. Americans can definitely learn from the slums of India

Cameron Conaway – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Mumbai, INDIA, SOUTH ASIA: The Dharavi slums of Mumbai, India were once regarded as the world’s largest ‘shanty-town’. Thanks to Danny Boyle’s wildly successful film Slumdog Millionaire it is certainly the most famous. What most people don’t know is that it is also far and away the world’s most […]

Bangalore India slum kids use open-source software to learn computer skills

Bangalore India slum kids use open-source software to learn computer skills

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GM) Bangalore, INDIA: When kids from the slum neighborhood of Bengaluru in Bangalore, South India learn to use free computer ‘open-source’ software, they also learn important lessons in freedom and gender equality. For a city full of shopping malls, big glass offices and stylish cars, Bangalore easily represents India’s best place for […]

Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Dalit women face three-fold discrimination from birth

Hetal Shah – WNN Opinion (WNN) Opinion Bhuj, India:  There are two Indias, and Dalit women have learned to survive in both these worlds.  Take a look at two related but opposing headlines in The Hindu last month. January 5, 2012: Dalit woman sarpanch emerges as poster girl for gender issues January 11, 2012:  Dalit […]