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[13 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
Rajen Kilachand: A Family Tradition of Philanthropy

Rajen Kilachand, Chairman and President of the UAE-based Dodsal Group, is a leading global business leader and philanthropist. His diverse enterprises range from mining in Tanzania to Pizza Hut franchises in India, and his philanthropy from Boston University (to which he made a $35-million gift in 2011 and 2012) to hospitals and schools, community aid and humanitarian missions, and women’s empowerment organizations in India, the UAE, the US, Europe and Africa.
Founded in 1948 by the Nandlal Kilachand family in partnership with a British trading company, the Dodsal Group now has …

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[16 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Nyla Ali Khan and the Life of Her Grandfather

Ashley Gibson interviews and writes on University of Oklahoma professor and granddaughter of a former Kashmiri prime minister Nyla Ali Khan, whose writings are making headlines in both India and Pakistan.
Khan’s extensive family history, particularly the portion pertaining to the leadership of her late grandfather Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, has been at the center of South Asia’s political debates for decades. Now, after spending years on her own academic quest to discover the truth of her grandfather’s ideals, Khan, a noted scholar and author on Kashmiri culture and politics, is addressing …

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[21 Mar 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
Activists: Demand Justice for All Women

Aditi Aryal
“We do not need protesters and activists fighting for us after we are raped or almost killed. We need them to fight for rights that make sure such cases never occur.”
The sensationalized news about Delhi gang rape has stirred the minds of many. Despite the anti-violence against women rallies worldwide to curb the same that ended just some days ago, a very shameful act was witnessed, a slap across every activist’s and feminist’s face.
This is the Indian capital we are talking about. The capital of a country which boasts …

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[13 Mar 2013 | One Comment | ]
Checking the Sharks: A Window of Opportunity for Indian Health Care

-An Interview by Mary Liepold, Editor in Chief
Mary interviewed Araddhya Mehtta, who graduated from St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and has worked for Oxfam UK since 2010 as a Global Health Campaigner. Before that she was the manager of Oxford Hub and worked with the Action North East Trust, Assam; the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi; and the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University. She did her undergraduate and post graduate degrees in History from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University respectively. In her spare …