Why Transformation Is Taking Such a Long Time in India and the Role that Art Can Play
How Art Is Revitalizing a Historic City in IndiaVoices
Navneet Rama discusses ways that artists, environmentalists, conservationists, and political actors are contributing to revitalize the communities of the historically important city of Varanasi. Significant for Buddhism, Varanasi is considered to be the holiest site in the world in both Hinduism and Jainism.
Sandra Coliver is senior team manager for freedom of information and expression with the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Navneet Rama is the founder of the Kriti Gallery & Residency arts center and has served as an adviser on heritage to Varanasi’s mayor, chair of the Benares Cultural Foundation, a convener of the Varanasi chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, and UNESCO’s representative for Varanasi.
Gender Justice Now
Women Will Not Be Silent
By now, the link between authoritarianism and the repression of women and gender nonconforming people is clear. But those targeted by such hateful politics cannot—and will not—be intimidated.
A Victory for Equality in India Offers Lessons for the World
In light of the Supreme Court of India’s landmark decision decriminalizing homosexuality, advocates for equality should draw lessons on how citizens in the world’s largest democracy made bold and positive change a reality.
Investing in India, One Entrepreneur at a Time
Socially responsible businesses have a bright future in India, offering a way to improve living standards while encouraging others to jump into the fray. Here’s how the Open Society Foundations are supporting the movement.