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Recycled hotel soap, hand-washing lessons save lives among India’s poor

Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death, killing half a million children every year, especially in developing countries. An India programme is fighting back with hand-washing campaigns and the recycling of soap from hotels.

4 Apr 2019 - 7:47PM

Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death, killing half a million children every year, especially in developing countries. An India programme is fighting back with hand-washing campaigns and the recycling of soap from hotels.

Recycled hotel soap, hand-washing lessons save lives among India’s poor
India’s LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance as a milestone in country’s filmmaking

This is How I Felt When I Saw that Girl, starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Regina Cassandra as a lesbian couple, is being heralded by India’s LGBTQ community as a milestone in the country’s filmmaking.

18 Feb 2019 - 12:26PM

This is How I Felt When I Saw that Girl, starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Regina Cassandra as a lesbian couple, is being heralded by India’s LGBTQ community as a milestone in the country’s filmmaking.

India’s LGBT community hail Bollywood lesbian romance  as a milestone in country’s filmmaking
Mumbai’s Slumdog Millionaire location offers poor Indian kids hope in form of hip hop, acting and coding

Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, where Slumdog Millionaire was partly filmed, is home to a growing number of hip hop, acting and coding classes for disadvantaged children from the area.

21 Jan 2019 - 10:18AM

Mumbai’s Dharavi slum, where Slumdog Millionaire was partly filmed, is home to a growing number of hip hop, acting and coding classes for disadvantaged children from the area.

Mumbai’s Slumdog Millionaire location offers poor Indian kids hope in form of hip hop, acting and coding
Businesses in India see benefits of hiring staff with speech and hearing impairments

Restaurant owners say staff who cannot hear or speak are less easily distracted and smile more than non-disabled staff; some businesses now make their hiring of disabled staff a selling point.

14 Nov 2018 - 12:41PM

Restaurant owners say staff who cannot hear or speak are less easily distracted and smile more than non-disabled staff; some businesses now make their hiring of disabled staff a selling point.

Businesses in India see benefits of hiring staff with speech and hearing impairments
‘How can you be raped?’ Doctor’s words to transgender in India an example of the ‘transphobia’ that stops many getting health care

Health staff show hatred, fear or ignorance of patients who are transgender, despite it being officially recognised as India’s third gender. Many self-medicate rather than seeking health care, and suicide rates are high.

13 Aug 2018 - 5:48PM

Health staff show hatred, fear or ignorance of patients who are transgender, despite it being officially recognised as India’s third gender. Many self-medicate rather than seeking health care, and suicide rates are high.

‘How can you be raped?’ Doctor’s words to transgender in India an example of the ‘transphobia’ that stops many getting health care