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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 – ...


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 beatboxing — ecology with a sountrack @DW’s Living Planet: The entire show is online and it’s only 25 minutes (with […]

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