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Invest India's Naina Pachnanda on writing patriotic poems that moved thousands of Instagram followers during the pandemic

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Invest India's Naina Pachnanda on writing patriotic poems that moved thousands of Instagram followers during the pandemic

Legal regulation strategist Naina Pachnanda is out to motivate India’s youth on Instagram, and with her new book of patriotic poetry.

Her wheelchair-enabled cabs help the elderly and disabled go to the hospital or market

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Her wheelchair-enabled cabs help the elderly and disabled go to the hospital or market

Chandigarh entrepreneur Sartaj Lamba runs a fleet of wheelchair-enabled cabs that offer mobility to the elderly and disabled in seven north Indian cities.

She founded India’s only homegrown matchmaking app for the LGBTQ+ community

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She founded India’s only homegrown matchmaking app for the LGBTQ+ community

Ex-cofounder of Mobikwik, UX designer Sunali Aggarwal has recently launched a homegrown dating app for the LGBTQ+ community.

South Asia Union | Isla Glaister: Support emerging leaders, connect changemakers to build peace in Asia

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South Asia Union | Isla Glaister: Support emerging leaders, connect changemakers to build peace in Asia

Peacebuilder and CEO of UK nonprofit The Business Plan for Peace, Isla Glaister offers solutions for peace in South Asia using lessons learnt from her experiences in Myanmar.

This Silicon Valley techie’s talk show shatters misconceptions about Pakistanis

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This Silicon Valley techie’s talk show shatters misconceptions about Pakistanis

California-based software engineer and talk-show host Nitasha Syed is out to shatter stereotypes about Pakistanis in the Western world, armed with a cup of chai.

Cross-border trade can pave the way for peace, exchange of ideas: Jeff Hammer

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Cross-border trade can pave the way for peace, exchange of ideas: Jeff Hammer

Senior NCAER fellow, and health and development economist Jeff Hammer shares notes on South Asia, why there's no one he can advise on peace between India and Pakistan and his own experiences living in the Subcontinent.

Using technology and therapy to help the hearing-impaired live optimum lives

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Using technology and therapy to help the hearing-impaired live optimum lives

Mumbai audiologist and speech therapist Devangi Dalal is out to enhance the lives of the hearing-impaired using the latest technology.

These women are empowering Indian businesses with finance and sustainability solutions

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These women are empowering Indian businesses with finance and sustainability solutions

Amrita Malik's fintech offers payment solutions; Dr Miniya Chatterji helps brands become profitable and sustainable; and Shruti Aggarwal's app is disrupting traditional lending in India.

'Let people meet': Beena Sarwar on the case for a visa-free South Asia

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'Let people meet': Beena Sarwar on the case for a visa-free South Asia

US-based Indo-Pak peace activist and filmmaker Beena Sarwar recently hosted a virtual peace conference to announce the launch of the South Asia Peace Action Network.

Nadia Samdani: Making Bangladesh the next art capital of the world

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Nadia Samdani: Making Bangladesh the next art capital of the world

Dhaka-based art curator and philanthropist Nadia Samdani is on a determined mission to put Bangladeshi artists on the global art map

Doctor-actor Lakshmi Devy on gender violence and her fearless directorial debut

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Doctor-actor Lakshmi Devy on gender violence and her fearless directorial debut

Indian-American actor and filmmaker Dr Lakshmi Devy is sending out a strong message of women’s empowerment through her directorial debut.

'There’s a direct link between peace and democratic freedoms': South Asian peace advocate Rita Manchanda

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'There’s a direct link between peace and democratic freedoms': South Asian peace advocate Rita Manchanda

Author, peacebuilder and human-rights activist Rita Manchanda on the practical reasons to push for peace in the subcontinent

South Asia scholar Michael Kugelman on lessons from the pandemic for peace in the region

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South Asia scholar Michael Kugelman on lessons from the pandemic for peace in the region

Deputy director of the Asia Program at the Wilson Centre and South Asia scholar Michael Kugelman joins the dots between leadership, trade, history and the possibility of peace in South Asia.

Sania Maskatiya and how a luxury fashion label stays relevant in the pandemic

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Sania Maskatiya and how a luxury fashion label stays relevant in the pandemic

Not even a pandemic could dampen the future-oriented outlook of famed fashion designer Sania Maskatiya, who has taken Pakistani crafts to New York runways.

One woman and a project to educate 4 million youth about child sexual abuse

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One woman and a project to educate 4 million youth about child sexual abuse

Through the Rakshin Project, social engineer Smita Bharti is spearheading a youth-led movement to create a social tipping point to stop child sexual abuse.

People-to-people exchanges help build lasting peace, says Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau

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People-to-people exchanges help build lasting peace, says Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau

While flagging off a new programme to encourage Vietnamese students to come to India, ambassador Pham Sanh Chau spoke on sustainable solutions for peace in South Asia.

Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Haya Fatima Iqbal and the art of invisibility

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Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Haya Fatima Iqbal and the art of invisibility

Academy and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Haya Fatima Iqbal is using her camera to highlight untold stories and unseen perspectives.

How London entrepreneur Darshita Gillies created a tech platform to drive impact

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How London entrepreneur Darshita Gillies created a tech platform to drive impact

London-based entrepreneur and philanthropist Darshita Gillies is using technology to connect impact investors with those doing good in the world.

Why internet is the definitive tool for women’s empowerment in 21st century

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Why internet is the definitive tool for women’s empowerment in 21st century

The internet has democratised accessibility and opportunity between genders, classes and age groups in India. It is the antithesis of patriarchy.

You should make films you believe in; the audience will come, says award-winning filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar

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You should make films you believe in; the audience will come, says award-winning filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar

Acclaimed New York-based filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar on storytelling, female role models and Indo-Pak cinema collaborations.

New book on Kamala Harris offers an Indian perspective of US vice president’s life

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New book on Kamala Harris offers an Indian perspective of US vice president’s life

A new book on the life and journey of Kamala Harris hit stands on the same day as her inauguration as the US vice president.

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy on why it takes courage to stand for peace

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Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy on why it takes courage to stand for peace

Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr Scilla Elworthy advocates peace through fearless action and activating feminine intelligence in both men and women.

Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal on encouraging dialogue between Indian and Pakistani youth

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Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal on encouraging dialogue between Indian and Pakistani youth

Peace activist Dr Devika Mittal of Aaghaz-e-Dosti is working to normalise relationships between the youth of India and Pakistan.

Fort Kochi, art, therapy and food: A peek into Tanya Abraham’s creative world

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Fort Kochi, art, therapy and food: A peek into Tanya Abraham’s creative world

Art curator, author and founder of The Art Outreach Society, Tanya Abraham’s world revolves around her hometown Kochi and its globally connected food and history.

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