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Men must talk, even if it makes us uncomfortable

Sharing the picture below on the internet makes me uncomfortable. Very uncomfortable. Not because I am uncomfortable with the topic. As a communication officer at UNICEF India, I have been creating content around the issue for years now. But somehow, I…

by · Thursday, 30 May 2019 · India

Democracy, people of India have won: India’s PM Modi in victory speech | #AsiaNewsNetwork

The PM said that there are only two ‘castes’ in this country – one who is poor and one who works to bring people out of poverty. Modi said that the BJP …

by · Friday, 24 May 2019 · India, Thailand
Giving Indian girls a chance to shine

Giving Indian girls a chance to shine

Youth facilitators and counselors motivate female students to participate in and complete skills training and other educational services. Photo: World Bank
This blog is part of a series examining women’s economic empowerment in South Asia. 
“Time is ru…

by · Thursday, 2 May 2019 · India
South Asia’s rural women enter the global marketplace

South Asia’s rural women enter the global marketplace

Models walk the runway during regional conclave in New Delhi, India. Photo: World Bank
For centuries, women in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, India, embroidered richly-colored mirror-work garments for their own use, saving the best for their daughters…

by · Wednesday, 1 May 2019 · Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan
Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

Tackling malnutrition in South Asia: 8 Years on

A man surrounded by vegetables and greens in an Indian Bazaar. Credit: Anton Jankovoy / Shutterstock.com
The scale of the undernutrition problem in South Asia is exceptional.
Children in the region have some of the highest global rates of stunting a…

by · Tuesday, 30 April 2019 · Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Taking digital banking services to remote villages in north eastern India

Taking digital banking services to remote villages in north eastern India

Ang Dolma Sherpa, an expert carpet weaver in West Sikkim is one of the 200-300 women weavers in the region who are benefiting from the project’s interventions. Photo: World Bank
Until six months ago, people in the remote corners of India’s Himalayan st…

by · Monday, 22 April 2019 · India

Nyay scheme will be `petrol’ for India’s economy: Rahul Gandhi

"Nyay will add petrol to the Indian economy," he said, adding that with it, India will eliminate poverty. Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said …

by · Saturday, 20 April 2019 · India, Thailand

India will be poverty free only after Congress ouster: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday mocked Congress’s promises to eradicate poverty, and said India will actually be freed of poverty the …

by · Thursday, 18 April 2019 · India, Thailand

Modi favourite as India’s incredible election begins

Election adverts show him hugging an emaciated peasant woman, while Congress’s leftist manifesto pledges to end abject poverty by 2030 and give …

by · Thursday, 11 April 2019 · India, Oman, Philippines

India to be third largest economy by 2030: Jaitley

Jaitley, himself an alumnus of the college, said the 2011 Census showed that 21.9 per cent of India’s population lived below the poverty line (BPL) and …

by · Saturday, 6 April 2019 · India, Thailand