Lakshmi Sarah

Producer, Educator & Writer

Category Archives: Global Voices

South Indian Singer Prosecuted for Song Critical of State Government

Posted 15 December 2015 11:42 GMT Arrested for singing a song critical of the government of the South Indian state Tamil Nadu, folk singer and activist Kovan has now been released … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

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

Improving Sanitation: Making Videos in South Delhi

The opening credits read: “We want to get our voices heard.” Telling a story from the perspective of four girls in South Delhi, a short film about safety and health … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

SecDev Foundation to Monitor Syria’s Digital Security

When Syria “disappeared” from the Internet last year, no one seemed to know exactly what had happened. Researchers later determined that thenearly-complete blocking of Internet traffic flowing and in and out of the … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

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