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Assam cooks up ways for schools to cope with extreme heat

by Amarjyoti Borah GUWAHATI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Authorities in the northeast Indian state of Assam are mulling measures to deal with the impact of extreme heat in schools, after temperatures in June shot up several degrees higher than normal, and stayed there. The state experienced a record-high temperature of 39 degrees Celsius on … Continue reading

The night the rain fell: Living in fear in India’s Himalayas

by Nita Bhalla       I didn’t sleep a wink that night. It poured and poured and didn’t seem to let up. I could hear it crashing down relentlessly. It was so loud that I had to get out of bed to check whether the window of my hotel room was open. It wasn’t. The … Continue reading

Civilizational dialogue – Great Powers and the Portuguese Role in a changing world

by David Garrido e Cunha Civilization is based on a concept of intellectual and cultural significance that we can date from classical antiquity. When we speak of Civilization, we immediately oppose it to the concept of barbaric or uncivilized – a term that designated in the western world, all those who, in the first instance … Continue reading

After killer floods, monsoons threaten other parts of India

by Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As India struggles to recover from devastating floods in the northern state of Uttarakhand, other areas of the country are at risk as heavy monsoon rains inundate already burgeoning rivers, prompting authorities to evacuate tens of thousands of people, aid workers and government officials said. Floods, … Continue reading

Corruption crusaders turn politicians

By Rama Lakshmi,  NEW DELHI — They wore little white caps, called themselves “the common man,” fasted for days and shouted angry slogans against politicians during massive anti-corruption demonstrations two years ago.  Now, many of those activists are getting ready to roll up their sleeves and dive into what they have vilified as the cesspool … Continue reading