Tag Archives: India

Three women: stories of Indian trafficked brides

Cornfield/Shutterstock.com

Cornfield/Shutterstock.com Sreya Banerjea, SOAS, University of London “I tried to escape in the middle of the night,” Mahira* recalled. “With a small packed bag, I tiptoed towards the door thinking that he was asleep. Suddenly, he grabbed me from behind and attacked with a cutlass.” I sat, stunned, as she lifted her saree and revealed a wide scar below her …

Read More »

What the world can learn from clean energy transitions in India, China and Brazil

Jenson / shutterstock

Jenson / shutterstock Radhika Khosla, University of Oxford; Ajinkya Shrish Kamat, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Harvard University If the world is to transition to a climate-compatible future, much will turn on new innovations in clean energy and whether they can be deployed at a large scale. This is especially critical for emerging economies, which are developing their …

Read More »

La economía europea no reduce emisiones de CO2, las deslocaliza

Chimeneas humeantes de una central eléctrica junto al río Hai en su desembocadura en el mar de Bohai (Tianjin, China). Shutterstock / YPPicturesPro

Chimeneas humeantes de una central eléctrica junto al río Hai en su desembocadura en el mar de Bohai (Tianjin, China). Shutterstock / YPPicturesPro María Ángeles Cadarso, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha; Luis Antonio López Santiago, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha y Mateo Ortiz, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha A lo largo del siglo XXI, la mayoría de los países de la Unión Europea …

Read More »

In India’s cities, life is lived on the streets – how coronavirus changed that

Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Lakshmi Priya Rajendran, Anglia Ruskin University India’s coronavirus lockdown of 1.3 billion people is unprecedented in size and scope, particularly in a country where city streets are so thronged with life in all its guises. After an initial three-week shutdown, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced the lockdown would be extended until May 3. Mobility data from Google published …

Read More »

Hunger, lost income and increased anxiety: how coronavirus lockdowns put huge pressure on young people around the world

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan

Watering plants in Ethioipa: how young lives have been affected by COVID-19. © Young Lives / Mulugeta Gebrekidan Marta Favara, University of Oxford; Alan Sánchez, University of Oxford; Catherine Porter, Lancaster University, and Douglas Scott, University of Oxford For many young people around the world, the economic effects of lockdown policies have been more significant than the health impacts of …

Read More »