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South Asian Development NewsFeb 28, 2017
India to Revamp Public Libraries

Public libraries in India are geared for a makeover under a modernisation program of the National ...

Using Edutainment for Social Change

The fact that Pakistani television serials Rehaai and Udaari sparked a debate on social media and ...

Cyclone Vardah and Missing Trees of Chennai

On 12 December last year, when Cyclone Vardah hit the coast of Chennai, its howling winds ...

Waste Fabric as a Tool for Empowerment

Tanushri Shukla started Chindi, a Mumbai-based enterprise that works with marginalised women to help them earn ...

Dawn of Digital Economy in India

The Indian corporate sector feels that newly announced incentives​ in Budget 2017 ill be instrumental in ...

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