Lakshmi Sarah

Educator & Writer

India’s Heat Wave Is Now the 5th Deadliest in the World

This post originally appeared in Global Voices. Heat is a constant phenomenon across much of India during summertime, but the country’s most recent heat wave has killed over 2,300 people … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Militant Maoists Are Attacking Mobile Phone Towers in India

This article originally appeared in Global Voices. Posted 23 September 2014 18:06 GMT Early in the morning on September 19, radical Maoists allegedly set fire to three telephone towers and a … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

5 Things You Should Know About India’s New Prime Minister Narendra Modi

This article originally appeared in Global Voices. Posted 18 May 2014 20:17 GMT Indians have chosen Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a historic landslide victory that unseated the ruling Indian … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

India: Mapping Street Harassment and Promoting Safe Cities

This article originally appeared in Global Voices Posted 13 May 2014 7:34 GMT It may be a challenge to find an Indian girl who has managed to avoid being harassed … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers

Some days, community agricultural extension workers in India have to travel many miles between several villages in one day. Would it be possible to make these jobs easier through technology, … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Taking Back the Tech: Using Wikipedia to Counter Violence Against Women

This article originally appeared in Rising Voices, December 13, 2013. On Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th 2013, Breakthrough and Hacks/Hackers New Delhi hosted the first Hack4Change in India. The event included a Wikipedia … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Becoming a Community Photographer: A Window Into the “Real India”

This article originally appeared in Global Voices   “Until I came to Ranchi in 2012 for the first workshop, I had never held a camera in my life. My hand … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are Female Vigilantes The Answer To Stop Rapes In India?

This article originally appeared in Global Voices A 22-year-old intern working as a photojournalist at a magazine was gang-raped in Mumbai, India while on assignment on August 22, 2013. The injured victim … Continue reading

August 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Seeing Like a Feminist” Book Should Be Required College Reading

Lady in the Ivory Tower post by Lakshmi Sarah on May 6, 2013 – 11:43am; tagged academia, academics, books, India.   Some books are easy to read, yet stay with you long after you’ve finished the last chapter. … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Students of Northeast India Protest Imposition of Hindi Language

In India, language politics have a long history. According to The Economist, the number of languages spoken in India is 438. However, the constitution recognizes only 22 scheduled languages. Controversy arose as Delhi University … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

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