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Ayesha Saldanha

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27 February 2014

How the Portuguese Influenced Indian Cuisine

During four centuries in India, the Portuguese left their mark on Indian cuisine. We look at just a few of the dishes that have Portuguese flavor.

24 September 2013

No Longer Silent: “Queer Pakistan”

Pakistan’s shunned LGBT youth have a new place to seek support online. Global Voices speaks with one of Queer Pakistan's founders.

8 August 2013

Protsahan, Encouraging Girls Through the Arts in India

The young innovators of Protasahan aren't expecting governments alone to make gender equality a reality in India. This post belongs to a series exploring post-2015 ideas for development.

14 July 2013

Exploring India's History Through Family Photos

The Indian Memory Project describes itself as "a visual and oral history of the Indian subcontinent via family archives". Global Voices has spoken to founder Anusha Yadav about what inspired...

9 July 2013

What Should International Development Look Like After 2015?

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are eight development objectives to be achieved by United Nations member states by 2015. But what happens after 2015?

9 June 2013

Contemporary Indian Art Explored in Video Conversations with Artists

The Regarding India project is a series of video interviews with Indian artists about their work conducted by Kathryn Myers, a painter and professor of art at the University of...

25 May 2013

Indian Ruling on Vedanta Mining Plans Favours Tribal Rights

India's Supreme Court recently ruled that village councils should make the final decision as to whether controversial British company Vedanta Resources can mine for bauxite in the eastern state of...

20 May 2013

Are Indian Companies “Land Grabbing” in Africa?

As foreign companies and governments buy or lease land in countries across Africa, the debate continues as to whether this will encourage development or is simply land grabbing. The Hindu's...

Mauritania Through a Portuguese Artist's Eyes

Portuguese artist Isabel Fiadeiro lives in Nouakchott, Mauritania, where she paints and runs an art gallery. Fiadeiro also sketches from observation, filling her blog Sketching in Mauritania with images of...

23 March 2013

Fixing Taps to Save Water In India

Author and painter Aabid Surti may have won awards for his writing and art, but he has also made a mark in another field: water conservation. For the last seven...

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