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What Has Neoliberal Capitalism Ever Done For India?

Colin Todhunter | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada
Colin Todhunter

When India ushered in neoliberal economic reforms during the early 1990s, the promise was job creation, inclusive growth and prosperity for all. But, ...

How A Low-Fibre Diet Can Affect You

Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living

The 411 on all things fibre -- what it is and what it can do for you. From the AOL Partner Studio

There Is Nothing Normal About Violence Against Women

Oxfam Canada | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Impact
Oxfam Canada

Eliminating violence against women and girls requires the implementation of laws, services and access to justice for women and girls that experience violence, and raising awareness among influential actors and everyday people. Transforming what is "normal" in society -- expected, naturalized, unsaid -- is the critical piece of the puzzle, and one that we can all help put in place. We can challenge what we hear and see, check our own behaviour and beliefs, and defy expectations that promote gender inequality.

Genetically Modified Crops' Entry Into India Based On Blatant Fraud

Colin Todhunter | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Business
Colin Todhunter

The case of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India has reached the Supreme Court. The government has said it will bow to the court's eventual ruling. That ruling could green-light GM mustard as first commercial GM food crop. If this goes ahead, there will be wide-ranging, devastating implications for Indian food and agriculture.

Genetically Modified Mustard Fails On Every Count

Colin Todhunter | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

In 2006, Monmohan Singh, the then-prime minister of India, made a deal with George W. Bush to open India's agriculture sector to U.S. agribusiness interests. Since that time, India has been under pressure to change its land acquisition and seed patenting laws

'Cascade Of Care' Can Help India Plug Gaps In TB Treatment

Dr. Madhukar Pai | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Impact
Dr. Madhukar Pai

Over the last decade, the HIV community has very effectively used the cascade of care analysis to identify and plug gaps so that more patients receive effective treatment. UNAIDS recently endorsed an ambitious "90-90-90" global target based on the cascade. The TB community has lagged behind.

Muslims And Allies Celebrate High Holidays And Diwali

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

The worldview based on salvific exclusivism and cosmic conflicts must be replaced by mutual cooperation and radical inclusion. It should not always be how we are oppressed by the world but what we can contribute to it. This necessitates addressing the supremacist tropes in our respective faiths.

Experience The Life Of A Maharaja In India's 'Pink City,' Jaipur

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

Rajasthan, the "land of the Maharaja," is an exotic desert state in western India. Its capital, Jaipur, is a historic walled city famous for enchantin...

When Babies Are Left At Construction Sites

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

It's not an uncommon image in urban India: a toddler -- dusty, tear-stained face, wearing ragged clothing, sitting alone at a construction site.

Seeds Of Occuption: India's Stockholm Syndrome

Colin Todhunter | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Business
Colin Todhunter

Occupation can take many forms. It does not necessarily imply a military presence or military domination. For example, in India right now, there is a drive to get genetically modified (GM) mustard sanctioned for commercial cultivation; this would be the first GM food crop to be grown in the country.

Relearning My Grandmother's Language Taught Me Where My Roots Lie

Hamza Khan | Posted 10.10.2016 | Canada Living
Hamza Khan

Learning my grandmother's life stories helped me to reconnect with my own Indian-American and Indian-Canadian identity in a way that Bollywood movies never could. If you're the first-generation child of immigrant parents, you owe it to yourself to learn the language of your grandparents. Spend some time with them and ask them about their life. Go deeper than the mere sequence of events you might've never ventured beneath because of language barriers. It could just be the key to unlocking dimensions of who you are. And if history is cyclical, perhaps who you might become.

Keep Bayer-Monsanto's 'Trojan Horse' GM Mustard Out Of India

Colin Todhunter | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Business
Colin Todhunter

The decision whether to allow the commercialization of the first genetically modified (GM) food crop (mustard) in India is nearing. Serious conflicts of interest and outright fraud could mean the decision coming down in favour of commercialization.

Teaching India's Children English With Read-To-Me Software

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

With India having a British colonial legacy and now being a destination for outsourcing and call centers, one could get the impression that every Indian spoke English. Indeed, the numbers are large but the percentage is small. Some 70 per cent do not speak English.

Top 10 Destinations For Your First Solo Trip

travelcuts | Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Whether you're joining an organized trip or setting out with nothing but a backpack and a guidebook, your first solo trip can be daunting. Yet, you'll soon find it's one of the most rewarding ways to travel. If you're teetering on the edge of going solo, or already planning where to visit, we have ten suggestions to kick-start your wanderlust.

Indian Destinations Perfect For Any Family Vacation

Booking.com | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

Forget about Disneyland. If you want to truly immerse your family into a magical world, book a trip to India. It might not seem like your typical family vacation spot, but India's colorful landscape and vibrant culture will leave an everlasting impression.

India's Agriculture Sector Under Siege By Foreign GMO Industry

Colin Todhunter | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Business
Colin Todhunter

Global corporations are engaged in a long-term attack on India's local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years, they have reduced India from self-sufficiency to importing half its needs. Now attempts to impose genetically modified mustard seed threaten to wipe out a crop at the root of Indian food and farming traditions.

B.C. Government Throws The Dice In India With Taxpayer Money

Jordan Bateman | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

B.C. has become the first foreign government to issue a Masala bond in India. Essentially, B.C. took on $97.5 million in debt and immediately reinvested that money not in B.C. infrastructure or something that would help B.C. taxpayers, but in the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Limited of India.

This Beautiful Memory Was A Gift From A Kind Stranger In India

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

We were in the South, in Kerala; and just getting ready to leave Munnar -- a tiny hill station where we'd spent a couple of days. We were headed for Cochin. There we'd spend our last, remaining day, until it was time to catch our flight to Mumbai -- and yet another flight back home.

It Is Time India Declared Independence From Monsanto And Big GMO

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

Monsanto is now very much embedded in India. It has even been called the 'contemporary East India Company' and says GM food is necessary to feed the world's burgeoning population. Such claims are hidden behind a veil of humanitarian intent, which is easily torn away to expose self-interest. India does not need GM to feed itself and no false argument or regulatory delinquency to force them in can disguise this.

India Reclaims Its Creation With International Yoga Day

Ranjani Iyer Mohanty | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Ranjani Iyer Mohanty

Whether faced with the level of cultural appropriation or cultural appreciation that yoga has seen, a bit of re-appropriation -- done in an inclusive manner -- never hurts. At the request of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution establishing International Yoga Day. The first celebration in 2015 saw yoga sessions happening all over the world.

I Love How Sports Transcend Barriers To Let Us Come Together

Jagneet Singh | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Jagneet Singh

Simply put, sports has a way of connecting people. When you throw on your team colours, you're no longer a Sikh, Jew, Christian, White, or Black. You're simply a fan. And the only thing that matters in that moment is realizing the dream of seeing your team lift up the trophy one day and host a parade on your home streets.

Why Medical Cannabis Users Aren't Just "Getting High"

Dave Murphy | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Dave Murphy

Cannabis has been a medicine for far longer than it has been a drug. There are many different theories of its history, and signs of it date back to the old testament and ancient europe, all over Asia, and spread down into Africa. Ancient history is a matter of interpretation and the details remain in debate, but cannabis use was a huge part of culture and medicine in distant parts of the world. As a medical user, I do still get high some times for fun. But that's not the whole picture.

Trudeau Accepts Modi's Invitation To Visit India

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Politics

Indian media reported Trudeau has promised to bring his family as well.

Once A Paradise, Kashmir Is Now India's Greatest Has-Been

Shanelle Kaul | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Shanelle Kaul

My father tells me stories about growing up in Kashmir. He describes it as a wealth of natural beauty tucked high away in India's north, with unique cuisine and local craftsmanship. While years of political unrest makes this state especially interesting to the curious traveller, much of what he remembers has since been washed away.

Examining Pakistan's Political Pragmatism

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Despite its internal problems, Pakistan is slowly emerging as a key cog in the geopolitics of the region. In light of the OPEC market share war and the Syrian crisis, both Iran and Saudi Arabia are looking to tilt the power balance in their favour - a balance that lies with Pakistan as a military power. Instead of gravitating towards its traditional Sunni ally in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan is attempting to play a positive role in diffusing tensions between the two regional powers while also keeping its interests in mind.