Ecuador: Sarayaku leader Patri...

Isabel Riofrio
Indigenous Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga speaks out about her pursuit of environmental justice in the face of a threat on her life.
The nexus of innovation
Start-up companies in India find a new mentor in the Nexus Incubator at the American Center, New Delhi, a collaborative programme between the two countries. SPAN writer Michael Gallant reports
Safe spaces: Tackling sexual harassment in science
Researchers, academics and scientists around the world are often victimized in a variety of ways – physically, emotionally, sexually, professionally, mentally – by those in power, according to an investigation by Mongabay. Carinya Sharples reports
Unheard of celluloid stories
Films made in rare languages of India are even rarer in the film festival circuit. But these films tell tales of lands and communities that are part of the  rich diversity of the country. The Kolkata International Film Festival has been showcasing some of these little-known films for the last two years. Ranjita Biswas reports
She climbs to conquer
Aparna Kumar becomes the first Indian woman to conquer world's 8th highest peak Manaslu in Nepal.  Vincent Van Ross listens to the exciting journey of the IPS officer and mother of two who earlier scaled Mt. Everest
The Sacred Pushkar: A Winter Sonata
Every December now, the sacred Pushkar ghats come alive with a colourful medley of music, culture, heritage walk and spirituality when a celebratory crowd from across the world pour in for the "Shree Cement The Sacred Pushkar" festival. Supriyo Hazra basks in the spirit of vibrant festivity in the Rajasthani town 
Fabrics of life
While searching for textile traditions round the world, American designer John Robshaw discovered India’s rich block printing heritage which he has now incorporated in his highly-appreciated homewares and décor items. Jason Chiang reports
At home in the Maximum City
Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee in 1972 made  Piya Ka Ghar. The Jaya Bhaduri-Anil Dhawan starrer was the story of a reality check for a newly wed couple desperate for their moments of privacy as they live in a cramped room in a Mumbai chawl with the entire family. Journalist and writer Chandrima Pal's new book At Home in Mumbai (Harper Collins) is inspired by the never ending search of Mumbaikars- be it Shah Rukh Khan or a commoner- for a living space they can call a home in the Maximum City
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