By Stephanie Chen On November 8 last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent the Indian population into frenzy when he announced all 500 and 1000 rupees notes would become redundant at midnight. Within a week, Indian newspapers had reported over 30 deaths as a result of the demonetisation. There were reports of suicides, people dying […]
By Ashleigh Whitehill A rural school in India’s south is taking a unique approach to education, offering disadvantaged children tuition in traditional Indian music and performing arts, alongside academic subjects. Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV) was established in 2002 to provide local children with education opportunities they would not otherwise have. The school, located about 20 […]
By Jay Smiles Bhargavi Bommadeni, 15, has dreams to study engineering at university. The student from the south Indian state of Karnataka is brimming with ideas, and she is already helping her rural community with an invention. By teaming up with the Agastya Foundation, a science education organisation, Bhargavi has created a biodegradable pen to […]
By Kirsti Weisz Underprivileged families in rural India are breaking tradition and getting married in community ceremonies with up to 101 couples being wed at once. Sridevi, who comes from a small village near Hubli in southern India, shared her wedding day with 26 other couples. She estimates that up to 11,000 people from across […]
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