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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 …

Creativity

Music Basti

The Problem: Children in Adversity<p>Thousands of children in Delhi live in community homes or in slum areas without access to quality education. A …

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 …

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 …

Laya Project

<b>Laya Project’s</b> musicians are the people of coastal and surrounding communities in the 2004 tsunami-affected regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, …

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 …

lila - the indian jazz project

Population in the Bristol area set to rise to 535,000 by 2036

Bristol faces a predicament. The population is growing and the provision of new housing isn’t keeping up. With the average age of a Bristol person …

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 …

India

Largest Indian Trekking Community

Photo contests<p>Calling all January 2018 trekkers to participate in the Trek Photographer of the month contest.<p>Announcing the winners for December 2017 …

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> …

India

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> …

Asia

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> …

Alcohol

user-generated cities

The overlooked importance of local construction activity. (The Hindu 21/1/2018)<p>A traditional drink made from wild flowers can become a strong local …

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 …

The Brain

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 …

BCS

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 …

Depression
Drug Addiction

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 …

News (Ireland)
Alcohol
Alcohol

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 …

India

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 …

Topics

Our response to the Government consultation on funding models for short-term services and sheltered housing services<p>Our new event exploring how …

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 …