Tag Archives: India

Pratham: Chelsea Clinton on Board USS Intrepid for Education in India

New York, N.Y.  In looking back at 2013′s most successful Manhattan events, the one gala that stands out for me took place on the USS Intrepid along the West Side Highway in early October. Although I have attended numerous galas on The U.S.S. Intrepid, nothing prepared me for the scale and impact of Chelsea Clinton’s keynote [...]

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Sadly, India Moves Backwards on Human Rights

New York, N.Y.  We have been very concerned at India’s giant leap backwards recently in concern to gay and lesbian rights – they have re-criminalized homosexuality.  This note arrived from an Indian-American friend at All Out: Dear James, I just became a criminal. India’s Supreme Court brought back our anti-gay law. Now, lesbian, gay, bi and trans [...]

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Report: 30 Million People Enslaved Worldwide, Including India

Johannesburg, S. Africa.  The Australian-based Walk Free Foundation has released its first-ever Global Slavery Index – a ranking of 162 countries by their prevalence of modern slavery. The Index found that tens of millions of people worldwide are living in slave-like conditions, most of them in Asia. Slavery is often thought of as a relic [...]

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Indian Philanthropist Gives Rotary $1 Million to Help End Polio

Chicago, IL.  Indian philanthropist and businesswoman Rajashree Birla has announced a new gift of US$1 million to Rotary to help eradicate polio. The gift brings her total contributions to the Rotary effort to more than $7.2 million. What’s more, this gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3 [...]

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At Clinton Forum, Western Union Highlights ‘NGO GlobalPay’

New York, N.Y.  I was delighted to breakfast with my friends at Western Union at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this week, including its President and CEO Hikmet Ersek who I met last year at CGI, and Luella Chavez D’Angelo who I have interviewed in the past (piece). It was at last year’s breakfast I [...]

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Ganesh Chaturthi 2013: Hindus Finish Lord Ganesh Celebration

New Delhi, India.  Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival of Lord Ganesh. It is a 10-day festival marking the birthday of Ganesh, who is widely worshipped for auspicious beginnings. Ganesh is the patron of arts and sciences, and the deity of intellect and wisdom.   Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated all [...]

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In India: Teach Your Sons to Respect Women

Delhi, India.  The recent Delhi rape incident caused many to open their eyes and stand up for women’s rights. Equal treatment of women, women’s safety, women’s dignity and the right to their own bodies represents these rights. Educating boys and men about these rights that every person is a human being and deserves to be [...]

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Indo-American Arts Council Celebrates 15 Years in NYC

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) turns 15 in the fall of 2013 under the leadership of Aroon Shivdasani.  This secular, non-profit, volunteer-driven arts organization has achieved scores of noteworthy milestones in the decade and a half of its existence. IAAC is the first and only Indian Arts Council in the U.S. representing all [...]

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Much Ado Over the Freedom to Love–LGBT bias rears ugly head over upcoming Pink Dot event in Singapore

Film: Cameroon’s Response to ‘Born This Way’

‘Children of the Night’ Focuses on Human Sex Trafficking in U.S.

Trip into Rural Haiti to Visit “Little Miss Moses”

Step Forward For Orphans Day Held in Washington

Curiator: What is the Art You Care About?