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Finding Toilets In India: Google To The Rescue?

WaterAid Canada | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Impact
WaterAid Canada

But India is seemingly entering a golden age of sanitation. Airwaves and public spaces across the country are inundated with messages urging everyone to keep their surroundings clean, build toilets and help end open defecation. Governments across the country are on a mission to build millions of toilets to make India open defecation free by 2019.

Twin Boys Drown In Washing Machine In India

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada

Police think the brothers fell in head first.

Travel To These Water Sites For Creative Inspiration

Shannon Skinner | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

River Thames in London; photo courtesy @VisitBritain Water has a profound impact on us. The human body is mostly made of water, about 70 per cent, a...

The Conservative Party's Opportunity For Real Change

Kokulan Mahendiran | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada
Kokulan Mahendiran

While the main output of the ongoing battle for the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership has been a deluge of candidates, a few interesting policies have also surfaced.

Art Can Be Political But There Should Be No Politics About Art

Lubna Javed | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
Lubna Javed

Raees, starring one of Bollywood's most phenomenal actors, Shah Rukh Khan, as a bootlegger, has been draped in political drama even before it was released late last month. It was the debut of talented Pakistani actress, Mahira Khan, in Indian cinema.

My Trip To India Was Unforgettable And So Is This Shocking Fact

World Vision | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Impact
World Vision

Some people hate being in a plane for a long period of time, but I love it: it means you're off to a faraway destination. When I booked my 15-hour direct flight to India to attend a wedding, I was excited. The long flight also meant I would have enough time to watch at least five Bollywood movies.

City Data Matters: Lessons For India, Canada And The World

Dr. Patricia McCarney | Posted 01.27.2017 | Canada Impact
Dr. Patricia McCarney

India is undoubtedly on the rise - and India's cities are starting to feel the strain. Challenges of poverty, infrastructure deficits, air quality, education and safety of women are key amongst the rising agenda for action in Indian cities.

India And Development: Why Genetically Modified Mustard Really Matters

Colin Todhunter | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

The push to commercialise the growing of genetically modified (GM) mustard in India is currently held up in court due to a lawsuit by Aruna Rodrigues. The next hearing is due in February. Rodrigues' claim is that, to date, procedures and tests have been corrupted by fraudulent practices, conflicts of interest and regulatory delinquency.

Did Corporate Agribusiness Celebrate Christmas This Year?

Colin Todhunter | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Colin Todhunter

The ultimate irony (and hypocrisy) is that Christmas is now cheer-led and celebrated by a consumer capitalism whose corporations are destroying the environment through, for example, the genetic engineering of crops, the drenching of soil with agrotoxins and the eradication of indigenous cultures.

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.