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Mumbai is one of only a few major conurbations in the world to boast urban flamingos. But a new bridge will cut through their habitat and most likely drive them away. For World Migratory Bird day on May 10, my web story (longer, more comprehensive reportage) appeared on the environment page. You can read it here: Bridge Threatens Mumbai’s Flamingos. But I also did a radio story that came […]

Mumbai’s Flamingos & the transharbour link

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. And for some, a much older word than transgender applies: Hijra.

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

Every year here in Mumbai, Ganesha, the elephant-headed god of new beginnings, gets an 11-day party. He comes home to those who invite him. It’s a happy, fun and noisy time of year in this part of the country. For a festival that started out as a single day on which patriots could subvert the colonial government’s ban on public gatherings, it’s taken on a life of its own. But, […]

On Ganeshotsav – colorful, noisy, insane: A web piece for ...

Sonologue just conducted a three-day workshop with kids at Shishuvan school from 7th, 8th, and 9th grade on how to make radio stories and also edit them in open source software, Audacity. The kids picked up the technology aspects astonishingly quickly. Before we could even assemble the recorders, the kids were off and doing field reports. The same happened with Audacity. I’ve had adults struggle to apply simple things like […]

Shishuvan – radio workshops

Christmas in India is mainly celebrated by 25 million Christians – under 3 percent of the population. But in recent years, the festival has become very popular across India’s religious spectrum. For Earth Beat, here's an essay about how Christmas has changed in the last 30 years.

Tis the season and it’s changed – Earthbeat