Bringing Health Care to India, One Family at a Time

January 25, 2017

An independent project is finding individual solutions to improve the lives of patients in rural India. Many people are aware of the rise of diabetes globally, as well as its increasing burden in terms of health complications and fatalities in South Asian countries. Hence, public health...

Does Democracy Automatically Lead to Gender Equality?

January 24, 2017

Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide. According to the latest Global Gender Gap Report published in October 2016 by the World Economic Forum, Rwanda has the highest percentage of women in parliament worldwide—64% of seats in the Rwandan parliament are occupied...

Women’s March Takes Trump to Town

January 23, 2017

Women's March on Washington turns into a global movement. On January 20, as Donald J. Trump was being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, it felt like you were watching a funeral. It was as if everything we had come to accept as a given, as normalcy, over the past eight years...

The Least Liveable Cities in the World

January 13, 2017

What were the worst places to live in 2016? If you live in a big and hectic city like London or Tokyo, you have most likely found yourself cursing its crowds, distances and public transport, and the weather. With expanding populations, basic services become strained, causing chaos on the streets...

Is Desalination the Answer to a Thirsty Planet?

January 10, 2017

Globally, over 300 million people rely on desalinated water for some or all of their water needs. There is perhaps no place more fitting for innovation in desalination and water treatment technology than Israel. From the modern state’s founding until today, its culture has in many ways been...

Standing Up to the Dakota Access Pipeline

December 22, 2016

Protestors at Standing Rock keep up the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The conflict over a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAP), along with other pipelines quietly approved in Texas and back in June in Iowa, poses pressing issues ranging from indigenous rights and landscape...

YOLO Economics for Tomorrow’s World

September 15, 2016

Fossil fuels provided a one-time-only quantum leap in growth. Coming up with a new economic model should be on everyone’s bucket list. The economy, we have been taught, is a cat with considerably more than nine lives. The bottom might drop out of the stock market, but it will rebound—again...