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Aparna Ray

I am a researcher who loves to travel across Myriad Spaces and highlight stories from South Asia. Passionate about cultures, people and issues related to ICT4D, governance, community, gender and social inclusion, you will find me ever willing to engage in a good conversation over a steaming cup of tea. I am also a volunteer representative on the Global Voices Board of Directors.

You can find me on Twitter at @aparnaray

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Latest posts by Aparna Ray

2 July 2014

Can a Hug Help Unite Generations? This Indian Campaign Says ‘Yes!’

The HUG campaign is working to bridge the inter-generational gap between young people and the elderly in an attempt to stem the growing isolation of India's silver citizens.

16 May 2014

Indians Choose Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party in Historic Landslide

The ruling Congress party and its allies have suffered a crushing defeat and have already conceded failure, even before the final tally has been announced.

15 April 2014

Global Voices Partners with Melton Foundation on New Round of Mentoring

Over the next four months, we're coaching Fellows of the Melton Foundation to write stories about inequality and discrimination in their countries for Global Voices.

19 February 2014

Toilets Should Not Be Emptied by Humans Say Indian Sanitation Laws

Despite the Indian government's stringent anti-manual scavenging law, the practice continues to flourish in pockets of India. A group of bloggers go on a field visit to find out more.

18 February 2014

YouTube Chefs Are Cooking Up a Storm in Indian Kitchens

A group of YouTube chefs are gaining celebrity status in India and abroad for their cooking demonstrations broadcast on YouTube and recipe blogs.

16 January 2014

Urging Indians to ‘Take the Poo to the Loo’

Sanitation and hygiene remain critical problems for India, with about 50% of its population still defecating in the open. UNICEF India's #poo2loo campaign aims to raise awareness about this issue.

16 November 2013

Tendulkar's Retirement: ‘Cricket Will Never Be the Same’

Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar Awarded India's Highest Civilian Award

Social Media went abuzz with congratulatory messages as India's ace cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar retired from the game and was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, shortly after.

27 September 2013

Documentary Films Tackle Child Sexual Abuse in India

Indian documentary films are heightening awareness about child abuse. By talking to children, responsible adults and even abusers, these films are helping open up an erstwhile shuttered space.

16 September 2013

Indians Push Back on Racist Taunts to Miss America 2014

Indian-American Nina Davuluri faced a barrage of racist comments in social media after winning the Miss America pageant. Indians fumed, but also wondered about her chances of winning in India.

9 September 2013

PHOTOS: In Search of a Safe Environment for India's Children

A series of photographs reminds us that every child has the right to a protective environment.

30 August 2013

UNICEF India Sounds the ‘Red Siren’ to #ENDviolence Against Children

While gender-related violence continues to rock India, with rape frequently making the headlines, a new campaign by UNICEF India turns the lenses on increasing sexual violence against children.

21 August 2013

‘Dark Is Beautiful’ Campaign Questions India's Skin Colour Prejudices

Skin-bleaching products are a multi-million dollar industry in India, where fair skin is believed to be a precursor to success and dark skin is viewed as ugly.

1 June 2013

Indian Filmmaker and Gay Icon Rituparno Ghosh's Death Stuns Fans

Known for his masterly storytelling and sensitive portrayal of human relationships, gifted Indian filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh, was equally known for the bold flamboyance with which he celebrated his alternate sexuality...

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