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Less is more

As someone who is trying to co-found a NGO, I often ask myself (more like twice a day), "Does this community really need this NGO? Does this country need more foreign financial assistance?" A mainstream Nepali news source, My Republica, just released that there are now 50,000 NGOs seeking affiliation with the Social Welfare Council.

Shiva's Big Question

Interview Information
Interviewee: 
Shiva
Date Recorded: 
06/06/2011

For Shiva the big question circulates around democracy...

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Shiva on gender equality

Interview Information
Interviewee: 
Shiva
Date Recorded: 
06/06/2011

Vandana Shiva explains how the fragmented world will be brought together thanks to the equality of women and men.

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Natural Rubber Industry in the Global Context

India is the third largest rubber producer behind Thailand and Indonesia, respectively. Each year, Indian rubber tappers cut slits in the trunks of millions of Hevea brasiliensis trees and collect the white slippery liquid in their pails. Once it has dried, the concentrated latex is sold in sheet form to create anything from car tires to condoms, Band-Aids to tar.

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