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The creation myth

Creativity is dead. Technology killed it. We live in a world of homogenous, derivative, disposable content. Easy-to-use tools and the giant copying …

Enabling Leadership

Enabling leadership through music Created in 2008 with a unique pedagogical approach and bespoke educational methods, Music Basti’s program includes …

Hitting all the right notes

<i>These days, as Michelle Miller is about to show us. thousands of elementary school students are hitting all the right notes:</i><p>The Mary McLeod Bethune …

Flute

Voluntary Projects In India With Volunteer In India At Anywork Anywhere

Volunteer In India Offer A Variety Of Projects In Dharamsala, Patiala, Kerala, Leh And Rishikesh India.<p>We at Volunteer in India offer only a selected …

Indian Music Experience

Rediscover various genres of Indian music at India's first experiential music museum and find your connection with music.<p>Join us on a fascinating …

Music (India)

lila - the indian jazz project

Pintoo is the hurrican among the Khartal (pair of wooden castanets), Morchang (Jew's harp) and Bhapang (talking drum) players coming from Rajasthan, …

Why are Dalits in Narendra Modi's India angry?

<b>Four years ago, a group of upper-caste men arrived at Mehul Vinodbhai Kabira's modest two-room home in Gujarat and threatened to burn it down.</b><p>Bhayla is a nondescript village of around 450 low slung brick-and-cement homes straddling a highway dotted by pharmaceutical, engineering and bio-tech …

Largest Indian Trekking Community

Announcements<p>Indiahikes is looking for volunteers for the highly acclaimed IIM Mountain Challenge. We are looking for fit trekkers with excellent …

Reassessing India's 'forgotten prime minister'

<b>He won eight consecutive elections and spent more than 50 years in his Congress party before becoming the prime minister of India. A father of eight children, he spoke 10 languages, and was a proficient translator. He first travelled abroad when he was 53, mastered two computer languages and wrote</b> …

Myanmar's Lady cosies up to the General

<b>Myanmar's democratic icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, has had a rocky start since she took the reins of government at the beginning of April. But in the past week there have been some significant developments that suggest she is in fact on the verge of making a major step in the country's transition to a</b> …

Treating alcoholics - with wine

<b>The recommended treatment for chronic alcoholism is abstinence. But at the Oaks - a permanent home for those who once lived on the streets - residents are given a measure of wine at hourly intervals. It is called the Managed Alcohol Program, and aims to change the drinking behaviour of inveterate</b> …

user-generated cities

Can Half a Good House Become a Home?

From the cable car threading its way up the mountains surrounding the Colombian city of Medellín, one can see the towers rising behind the peaks. The …

Peer Recovery Coaching: Recent Evidence Reviews | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Peer-based recovery support services (P-BRSS) and the broader and more distinct arena of recovery coaching are growing exponentially in the United …

Is Addiction a Learning Disorder?

About This ImageMaia Szalavitz is a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow. Photo credit: Ethan Hill/Redux for the Open Society FoundationsBy recognizing why …

The way to financial inclusion

In the mid-2000s, India embarked on an ambitious programme to ensure universal coverage of all households by financial institutions. This objective …

Conference hears cannabis users 'have more knowledge' of drug than experts

Cannabis users seeking treatment often have an expertise about the drug which is leaving those trying to help them lagging behind, a conference has …

Most child antidepressants are ineffective and can lead to suicidal thoughts, experts warn

The majority of antidepressants are ineffective and may be unsafe, for children and teenager with major depression, experts have warned.<p>In what is …

What opioid hysteria leaves out: most overdoses involve a mix of drugs | Chelsea Carmona

The rising opioid death rate is alarming, but it’s time they didn’t take sole blame for fatalities<p>Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, with opioid-related deaths driving the much of the increase. This alarming statistic has gained widespread attention and …

A voice from the streets about Spice

Ian Millar draws on personal experience of living on the streets and living and working in hostels and day care centres. He volunteers with Pathway ( …

People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing

Image: Shutterstock/Bignai<p>Image: Shutterstock/Bignai<p>THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE to the long-term recovery of people who have passed through drug addiction …

Older people's drinking needs to be recognised and not stigmatized

A recent report provides further insight into the nature of drinking amongst older adults as an issue of increasing attention across the UK. Produced …

If no-one helps you after a car crash in India, this is why

<b>When a road accident occurs, bystanders will usually try to help the injured, or at least call for help. In India it's different. In a country with some of the world's most dangerous roads, victims are all too often left to fend for themselves.</b><p>Kanhaiya Lal desperately cries for help but motorists …

Alcohol Treatment Matrix

Alcohol Treatment Matrix Click cells to see the documents selected for that cell and Matrix Bite commentary<p>Intervention level<p>Intervention type<p>A …

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In the spotlight

HACT Insight<p>Working in partnership with OCSI to offer a suite of mapping products designed to help housing associations gain access to current open …

Why “Harm Reduction” Means Something Different in Mexico

Though Mexico is firmly entrenched in the war on drugs, it’s not primarily a consumer nation. Young advocates there are calibrating their harm …