‘Rebel’ candidates risk it all: Elections in Bangladesh

Explore the narratives of Bangladesh’s local electionsOriginally published on Global VoicesIllustration by Giovana Fleck Welcome to Undertones, the Civic Media Observatory newsletter! In each edition we’ll analyze an event, emerging trend, or a complex story, identifying key narratives of urgent public interest, delving deep into the context and subtext of local, vernacular and multilingual media. … Continue reading “‘Rebel’ candidates risk it all: Elections in Bangladesh”

‘Why I Do the Job of a Ragpicker’: Artist Who has Recycled 19 Tonnes Plastic Waste

Chennai-based artist B Gowtham was upset with the rubbish surrounding his neighbourhood and strewn across his city. The amount of pollution piling up every day and the irresponsible behaviour of residents made him feel terrible for the environment and nature. “I felt like Earth was being turned into a dump yard. People somehow have no … Continue reading “‘Why I Do the Job of a Ragpicker’: Artist Who has Recycled 19 Tonnes Plastic Waste”

Chennai’s New Superheroes Turned This Small Town Green with Their Amazing Initiatives

Situated around 25 km from Chennai, Chitlapakkam is a small town with a population of around 60,000 people. What set the residents of this town apart are their efforts to improve their community by working together, solving civic issues from waste disposal to even reviving a huge lake in their neighbourhood. Formed in 2013, by … Continue reading “Chennai’s New Superheroes Turned This Small Town Green with Their Amazing Initiatives”

The frenetic politics of COVID-19 in Europe

From anti-lockdown protests and overburdened healthcare systems to mass labor actions and viral disinformation, from global vaccine apartheid to anti-vaccination movements, politics in the age of COVID-19 has been a frenetic mess that’s brought out the best and worst of our societies. While much attention has been focused on the frenzied divides characterizing US politics … Continue reading “The frenetic politics of COVID-19 in Europe”

The frenetic politics of COVID-19 in Europe

From anti-lockdown protests and overburdened healthcare systems to mass labor actions and viral disinformation, from global vaccine apartheid to anti-vaccination movements, politics in the age of COVID-19 has been a frenetic mess that’s brought out the best and worst of our societies. While much attention has been focused on the frenzied divides characterizing US politics … Continue reading “The frenetic politics of COVID-19 in Europe”

L’Ukraine sur l’échiquier mondial

L’Ukraine est historiquement d’une importance stratégique dans les confrontations entre la Russie, les États-Unis et l’OTAN. La presse internationale fait actuellement état d’une montée des tensions en Europe de l’Est suite à la mobilisation des troupes russes aux frontières ukrainiennes. Naturellement, cela soulève un certain nombre de questions : la Russie va-t-elle envahir l’Ukraine ? … Continue reading “L’Ukraine sur l’échiquier mondial”

Comment la Chine a fait de l’art contemporain une arme de soft power

Si en Occident la perception principale que l’on peut avoir de la relation entre la Chine et l’art contemporain est la manifeste défiance du régime de Pékin envers un certain nombre d’artistes nationaux, le fait est qu’en moins de vingt ans, la Chine est (aussi) devenue un géant du marché de l’art. Avant l’an 2000, … Continue reading “Comment la Chine a fait de l’art contemporain une arme de soft power”

Au Pérou, on collecte les cheveux humains et les poils des animaux pour nettoyer la marée noire

Le 15 janvier dernier, l’éruption du volcan Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apaï sur les îles Tonga a causé des dégâts bien au-delà de l’archipel. Au tsunami dans l’océan Pacifique s’est ajoutée la fuite de 6 000 barils de pétrole brut d’un navire au large du Pérou. La marée noire touche maintenant les côtes, causant une crise environnementale … Continue reading “Au Pérou, on collecte les cheveux humains et les poils des
animaux pour nettoyer la marée noire”

Exilés de l’intérieur, les nouveaux « cagots » s’organisent

Cagots, qu’èsaquo ? Les cagots furent des communautés humaines mises au ban de la société entre le Moyen Âge et la Révolution française. Ces communautés réparties en plusieurs endroits des côtes atlantiques françaises et espagnoles durent vivre exclues à la périphérie des villes et villages – à la manière des castes d’ »intouchables » qui subsistent encore … Continue reading “Exilés de l’intérieur, les nouveaux « cagots »
s’organisent”

Oman. Les enjeux de l’aménagement du territoire

Oman fait figure d’îlot de stabilité dans une région marquée par les rivalités entre l’Iran et l’Arabie saoudite. Cependant les défis posés par le développement urbain et l’aménagement du territoire, notamment dans les zones touristiques, créent des mécontements dans le sultanat. Peuplé d’environ 4 millions d’habitants dont 42 % d’étrangers, sur un territoire de 309 500 km², Oman compose … Continue reading “Oman. Les enjeux de l’aménagement du territoire”

Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA

Ibrahim Kaleel from Kerala always wanted to work in the field of aerospace and also harboured a love for engineering since his childhood. “But getting a job at NASA was never in my plans. It was rather like a dream that I didn’t know I could achieve,” says Ibrahim, who joined NASA last year as … Continue reading “Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA”

Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA

Ibrahim Kaleel from Kerala always wanted to work in the field of aerospace and also harboured a love for engineering since his childhood. “But getting a job at NASA was never in my plans. It was rather like a dream that I didn’t know I could achieve,” says Ibrahim, who joined NASA last year as … Continue reading “Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA”

Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA

Ibrahim Kaleel from Kerala always wanted to work in the field of aerospace and also harboured a love for engineering since his childhood. “But getting a job at NASA was never in my plans. It was rather like a dream that I didn’t know I could achieve,” says Ibrahim, who joined NASA last year as … Continue reading “Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA”

Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA

Ibrahim Kaleel from Kerala always wanted to work in the field of aerospace and also harboured a love for engineering since his childhood. “But getting a job at NASA was never in my plans. It was rather like a dream that I didn’t know I could achieve,” says Ibrahim, who joined NASA last year as … Continue reading “Want to Pursue a Career in Aerospace? Here’s How I Got My Dream Job at NASA”

20 Inspiring Villages Giving Life to India’s Vision for a Self-Reliant Future

India continues to be one of the fastest developing countries in the world, despite the challenges faced in the past few years due to the pandemic. While urban development projects like the High-Speed Bullet train or Smart City Mission are reflective of this development, the true progress of this country lies in the development of … Continue reading “20 Inspiring Villages Giving Life to India’s Vision for a Self-Reliant Future”

Innovator’s Needle-Free Glucometer Gives Results in 1 Minute; Bags Rs 500 Cr in Funding

“The fear of getting a blood test, even if it means a prick on the tip of your finger, is a cause of fear for many,” says Sunil Maddikatala, CEO and founder of Hyderabad-based BlueSemi. To find a way to tackle this fear, the company has developed a non-invasive glucometer called Eyva. Eyva is a … Continue reading “Innovator’s Needle-Free Glucometer Gives Results in 1 Minute; Bags Rs 500 Cr in Funding”

Bangladesh : le conflit homme-éléphant susceptible de causer l’extinction des éléphants

« Ce sont les humains qui envahissent les habitats des animaux ».Publié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisÉléphant d’Asie à Inani, Cox’s Bazar. Image fournie par Syedabbas321 via Wikipedia, sous licence CC BY-SA 4.0. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages web en anglais.] Les éléphants sauvages d’Asie peuplent le Bangladesh … Continue reading “Bangladesh : le conflit homme-éléphant susceptible de causer l’extinction des éléphants”

Bonnes feuilles : « L’Europe : changer ou périr »

Dans son dernier ouvrage, « L’Europe : changer ou périr », qui vient de paraître aux éditions Tallandier avec une préface de Jacques Delors, et dont nous vous proposons ici de découvrir l’introduction, Nicole Gnesotto, vice-présidente de l’Institut Jacques Delors et professeure émérite du CNAM, dresse le constat de la fragilité d’une Union européenne dont le salut ne … Continue reading “Bonnes feuilles : « L’Europe : changer ou périr »”

How I Brought Cellular Connectivity to My Mountain Village for 1st Time: IIT-B Student

On 19 January 2022, Tejasvi Chauhan, a Prime Minister’s Research Fellow studying water resource engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-Bombay), shared his first video call with his grandparents who live in a village called Baag in Himachal Pradesh. (Above image of Tejasvi Chauhan-left and the telecom tower-right) Located in the Gram Panchayat … Continue reading “How I Brought Cellular Connectivity to My Mountain Village for 1st Time: IIT-B Student”

Mourning the death of the Bengali author and publisher who opened a door to world literature

His spy series Masud Rana took Bengali readers by stormOriginally published on Global VoicesCollage of covers of books of Masud Rana. Created by the author. Fair use. Qazi Anwar Hussain, noted writer and creator of Bangladesh’s popular spy thriller series “Masud Rana” and the founder of an influential publishing house died on January 19, 2022 … Continue reading “Mourning the death of the Bengali author and publisher who opened a door to world literature”

From Battling Terrorists to Parkinson’s: 29 Young Bal Puraskar Awardees of 2022

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has announced the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar awardees for the year 2022. A total of 29 children were honoured with the award which included 15 boys and 14 girls from 21 states and union territories. The children awarded fell under various categories; which included — Innovation, … Continue reading “From Battling Terrorists to Parkinson’s: 29 Young Bal Puraskar Awardees of 2022”

Why I Gave up my Studies & Research to Help 20000 Children Living With Cancer

Today, Mansi Rawat is pursuing her dreams as a student at a government nursing college in Lucknow. But just a few years ago, this dream seemed far-fetched — in 2015, she was diagnosed with a tumour, which required extensive treatment. “My father, a farmer by profession, did not have the means to support my medical … Continue reading “Why I Gave up my Studies & Research to Help 20000 Children Living With Cancer”

Véran met en garde contre une possible recontamination avec le sous-variant BA.2

Présent sur l’antenne de LCI ce 25 janvier, le ministre de la Santé Olivier Véran a tenu a mettre en garde contre une possible recontamination au sous-variant baptisé «BA.2» malgré une précédente contamination avec Omicron. «On pourrait potentiellement se recontaminer avec BA.2 après avoir contracté Omicron», a-t-il fait valoir, ajoutant : «Ce variant BA.2 a la … Continue reading “Véran met en garde contre une possible recontamination avec le sous-variant BA.2”

Doctor Innovates Cell Therapy in India; Seeks to Make Vision Restoration 80% Cheaper

For Dr Jogin Desai, CEO and co-founder of Eyestem, a leading Indian cell therapy company, a meeting in 2015 with ophthalmologist Dr Rajani Battu for a medical appointment changed everything. Following the appointment, she introduced him to patients diagnosed with degenerative diseases of the eye and the terrible suffering they have to endure. It was … Continue reading “Doctor Innovates Cell Therapy in India; Seeks to Make Vision Restoration 80% Cheaper”

Moscou apporte son soutien aux durs du régime iranien

  Le président russe Vladimir Poutine et son homologue iranien, le président Ebrahim Raisi avaient beau être assis à cinq mètres l’un de l’autre, la semaine dernière à Moscou – gestes barrières anti covid oblige-, l’heure était au rapprochement entre les chefs d’Etat des deux pays. Sur fond d’une hostilité commune aux Etats-Unis Elu en … Continue reading “Moscou apporte son soutien aux durs du régime iranien”

Avec « La panthère des neiges », admirer la vie sauvage… sans la déranger

S’approcher de la vie sauvage…sans jamais la rencontrer? AllocinéMarie Amiguet, réalisatrice, et Vincent Munier, naturaliste photographe, sont les auteurs du film La panthère des neiges. Depuis de nombreuses années, ce photographe nous permet de vivre – par procuration – des rencontres intenses avec la vie sauvage. Nous avons en effet peu de chances de nous … Continue reading “Avec « La panthère des neiges », admirer la vie sauvage… sans la déranger”

« Je n’y croyais pas, mais les résultats de l’Ivermectine m’ont surpris » Dr Flavio Cadegiani

Médecin endocrinologue brésilien, le docteur Flavio Cadegiani, avec huit co-auteurs, vient de publier une étude revue par les pairs portant sur plus de 150 000 personnes, concernant l’efficacité du traitement précoce Ivermectine. « Avant la publication de l’étude, j’étais très réservé sur l’efficacité de l’Ivermectine dans le cadre du traitement contre la Covid-19 », nous avoue-t-il … Continue reading “« Je n’y croyais pas, mais les résultats de l’Ivermectine
m’ont surpris » Dr Flavio Cadegiani”

“Pivot to Asia 2.0”: Will India and Pakistan Serve as “Pressure Valves” for Balancing New Cold War Tensions

All Global Research articles can be read in 51 languages by activating the “Translate Website” drop down menu on the top banner of our home page (Desktop version). To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Visit … The post “Pivot to Asia 2.0”: Will India and Pakistan Serve as “Pressure Valves” for Balancing New Cold … Continue reading ““Pivot to Asia 2.0”: Will India and Pakistan Serve as “Pressure Valves” for Balancing New Cold War Tensions”

Wedding Planners by Day, Animal Rescuers Always: The Couple That Impressed Nat Geo

It was no less than a magic show. Benhail Antao safely removed the third snake from behind an Air Conditioning unit in a Goan house and handed it over to his wife, Louise Remedios. It seemed like an endless chain of handkerchiefs coming out of a magician’s pocket. At one point, Louise was holding seven … Continue reading “Wedding Planners by Day, Animal Rescuers Always: The Couple That Impressed Nat Geo”

Vaishali: World’s First Republic Was In India, And A Turning Point In History

Today, the Magna Carta, a document that constitutes a fundamental guarantee of rights and privileges, is regarded as one of the most important symbols of liberty. It has a long and winding history, and an 800-year-old legacy. So was it this document that laid the foundation of democracy as we know today? American and British … Continue reading “Vaishali: World’s First Republic Was In India, And A Turning Point In History”

Bengaluru Student Builds Power Bank That Can Be Charged by Solar Panels

Prerna Wadikar from Bengaluru has come up with a one-of-a-kind invention that makes portable energy access more affordable using lithium-ion battery technology. Prerna, who pursued an engineering degree in computer science, did her Masters in Public Policy from IIM-Bengaluru and later went on to pursue MBA from Oxford University. For her effort in making a … Continue reading “Bengaluru Student Builds Power Bank That Can Be Charged by Solar Panels”

Inside the Rickshaw of Chennai’s Auto Anna, Who Anand Mahindra Calls a Marketing Guru

Among the hundred autos on the streets of Chennai, Anna Durai’s auto is incomparable to the rest. This tech-loving driver provides free Wifi, has installed a small TV and laptop/iPad/tablet to be used by commuters. There is also an AWS deep lens video camera and an Amazon Echo that enables hands-free calling/messaging or playing music. … Continue reading “Inside the Rickshaw of Chennai’s Auto Anna, Who Anand Mahindra Calls a Marketing Guru”

S2 E9 – Fleurir dans la noirceur

Malgré l’offensive néo-liberale, bien souvent alliée à un fascisme renouvelé, les dynamiques démocratiques, les initiatives libertaires et les victoires des luttes populaires font résonner le monde. Du Brésil à l’Inde en passant par le Rojava et le Chili, nous explorons cette semaine comment des secteurs en lutte parviennent à inventer de nouvelles manières de faire, … Continue reading “S2 E9 – Fleurir dans la noirceur”

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s Inspiring Journey to Provide Low-Cost Meds to Millions

This article has been published in association with Underwriters Laboratories. As a young girl, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw wanted to become a doctor. But when she was unsuccessful in securing a seat at any of the medical colleges she had applied for she turned to pursue a career in brewing science which uses biotechnology. Dr Kiran Mazumdar … Continue reading “Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s Inspiring Journey to Provide Low-Cost Meds to Millions”

How a Housewife-Turned-Construction Worker Beat all Odds to Start her Own Business

This initiative is implemented in partnership with TATA Communications. “When I came to know that I have been selected I was overjoyed and shared the good news with my husband immediately,” informs Sushma Devi, recipient of a microbusiness grant from S.H.E. (School of Hope & empowerment), a combined initiative by The Better India and TATA … Continue reading “How a Housewife-Turned-Construction Worker Beat all Odds to Start her Own Business”

Have Celiac Disease? Teen Changemaker Shares 5 Gluten-Free Indian Recipes

Born to Indian immigrant parents in Rochester, New York, Annika Dhariwal (17) says the early years of her childhood were spent shuttling between the United States and Chandigarh, Punjab. Besides dealing with the instability that schooling in two different continents brought to her life, she recalls falling sick a couple of times every month, eventually … Continue reading “Have Celiac Disease? Teen Changemaker Shares 5 Gluten-Free Indian Recipes”

Umabai: When a Defiant Widow Led 150 Women to Fight for India’s Freedom

As public outrage engulfed the country in the aftermath of the Rowlatt Act, 1919, a young woman, all of 27 years old, felt something stir within her. Gandhi had made an appeal to Indians to oppose this unjust act, which allowed trials without juries, and thousands of protestors marched onto the streets of Bombay. Umabai, … Continue reading “Umabai: When a Defiant Widow Led 150 Women to Fight for India’s Freedom”

Who Is The Renowned Sculptor Who Will Carve Netaji’s Statue At India Gate?

Eminent Odia sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak has been chosen to create the 25-feet statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, set to come up at India Gate soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement on Friday, adding that the statue installation will be a symbol of the nation’s indebtedness to the iconic freedom fighter. “I am … Continue reading “Who Is The Renowned Sculptor Who Will Carve Netaji’s Statue At India Gate?”

{Podcast} L’Actu des Oublié.e.s :: : Saison II – Episode 9 : Fleurir dans la noirceur

Malgré l’offensive néo-liberale, bien souvent alliée à un fascisme renouvelé, les dynamiques démocratiques, les initiatives libertaires et les victoires des luttes populaires font résonner le monde. Du Brésil à l’Inde en passant par le Rojava et le Chili, nous explorons cette semaine comment des secteurs en lutte parviennent à inventer de nouvelles manières de faire, … Continue reading “{Podcast} L’Actu des Oublié.e.s :: : Saison II – Episode 9 : Fleurir dans la noirceur”

CIA Says ‘Havana Syndrome’ Was a Conspiracy Theory

The C.I.A. has found that most cases of the mysterious ailments known as Havana syndrome are unlikely to have been caused by Russia or another foreign adversary, agency officials said, a conclusion that angered victims [hypochondriac conspiracy theorists]. A majority of the 1,000 cases reported to the government can be explained by environmental causes [crickets], … Continue reading “CIA Says ‘Havana Syndrome’ Was a Conspiracy Theory”

Le Honduras confronté à un coup institutionnel contre sa présidente

Une semaine avant son investiture, la présidente élue du Honduras, Xiomara Castro, est déjà confrontée à une tentative de déstabilisation institutionnelle. Cette opération est orchestrée par des députés sécessionnistes de son propre parti, alliés avec les conservateurs liés au narcotrafic et à la corruption qui ont perdu l’élection. Le Honduras se retrouve ainsi plongé dans … Continue reading “Le Honduras confronté à un coup institutionnel contre sa présidente”