Worldview took Global Activism on the road to India! And we continue our visit to India’s Rajasthan State, the world’s most densely populated desert region, with the first of a two-part conversation with Jal Bhagirathi Foundation. It’s an NGO focused on water security. Parikshit singh Tomar of Jal Bhagirathi, will show us their retention basin where they store rainwater. The land reserve has developed into a beautiful ecosystem. Next week, Parikshit will take us to a remote rural village that was revolutionized by Jal Bhagirathi projects.
The Water After Borders summit is taking place at UIC this week where experts on fresh water sustainability discuss issues facing scarce water resources. We set up a panel of experts from the summit to look at the issues facing the Jordan River Valley. Also, we continue our trip to India, this time looking at water sustainability in Rajasthan.
Worldview took the Global Activism series on the road to India in conjunction with the Chicago-based NGO, India Development Service (IDS). We’ll continue the series today with our visit to the most densely populated desert region on Earth, India’s Rajasthan State.
Worldview took Global Activism on the road to India! The Chicago-based NGO, India Development Service (IDS), guided us through big cities like, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, as well as to remote villages and towns. We met people working to overcome challenges like illiteracy, educating girls, class issues, clean water supply.
With relations between Cuba and the United States looking to normalize, the island has become a hot new travel destination. Airbnb already has listings up but the lack of reliable internet has brought some complications. We also talk to Richard Joseph about how Nigeria has coped with the historic elections and our Global Activism takes us back to India to talk with S.R. Hiremath.
A Mexican lawyer, Alejandra Ancheita founded the organization ProDESC to protect the rights of Mexico's marginalized communities. She joined us on the show to talk about her efforts against the Mexican government. We also talk to Jordan Ritter Conn, a contributor for Grantland, about Sim Bhullar, the first NBA player of Indian descent.
Worldview traveled to India with the India Development Service. This stop in Delhi was a visit to an environmental group that works with rag pickers. Together they’ve made recycling into a profitable proposition. We also talk about the historic deal reached with Iran and the anniversary of the Falkland Islands War.