Ram Subramanian's profile for peace
Can a hashtag resolve decades of international rivalry? In India and Pakistan the social media campaign Profiles for Peace has at least shown that tens of thousands of thousands of people on both sides of the border are willing to put their names and faces to the declaration that they, […]

#ProfileForPeace India vs Pakistan – DW’s WorldLink


India's 6 Pack Band - publicity shot, courtesy the band
According to the last census, India has 500,000 self-declared transgender people. And since April 2014, the Indian government has mandated that forms have a “third gender” box on forms, along with male and female. But many suspect that there are many more transgender folks living in the shadows in India. […]

India’s new “Happy” song has a complicated back story – ...


Black-and-orange Flycatcher BY Prasenjeet Yadav
Take a remote misty mountain range known as the sky islands. Birds that have been cut off from their fellows and doing their own thing for around five million years. A conservationist is using unusual methods to help preserve some very special birds. My story on @vvrobin & @DJEcotone’s bird […]

Birds and the beat: a conservation story on DW’s Living ...



OnlyForMen
For The Cultural Frontline, I interviewed artist Roshnee Desai who has designed a taxi upholstery fabric “Only for men” that aims to turn sexism on its head. Her views, verbatim, in the podcast from January 9. It was broadcast on the BBC’s new The Cultural Frontline podcast on January 9. […]

Design for conversation & change: Roshnee Desai profiled on BBC’s ...


menstrupedia-happy-to-bleed
I spoke with Nikita Azad who started a small revolution on social media for DW’s WorldLink program late last week and it was in Friday’s show. The hashtag #HappyToBleed started with an open letter on an online activist forum that went viral, challenging the patriarchy that forbids women who are […]

#HappyToBleed – my conversation with DW’s WorldLink about the campaign