Category: Asia

Burma’s forgotten people

. Earlier this month US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the President of Burma, Thein Sein, to discuss possibilities for democracy. But Burma’s...

IVC Reflections

Our India Volunteer Co-ordinator (IVC) Joseph Bird reflects on his work and travels around India keeping up with DiA’s placements and finding links with other grassroots...

Why Aid India?

Freelance writer Kevin Perry considers the coalition’s controversial decision to safeguard funding for international development amidst cuts to the rest of the public sector. Having volunteered...

Joe’s Journeys

DiA’s India Volunteer Coordinator, Joe Bird, reflects on a summer of content, as he shares his experiences working in India in this blog post....

Corruption at the Crease

DiA’s Blog Editor Will Jones delves deep into the heart of the Indian subcontinent’s illegal gambling industry to investigate the state of corruption in...

St. Gonsalo Garcia Ashram

DiA’s Blog Editor Will Jones reflects on his time at St. Gonsalo Garcia Ashram in this digital story. Creating your own digital about your...

Power in Pondi

Following her return from India, Development in Action’s Emily Wight reflects on the work of NGOs across Pondicherry, as they work to improve the...

Incredible India

The latest ‘Incredible India’ advert leaves you breathless and awestruck. It encompasses everything that is truly great about the nation. In light of the...

Informing Uninformed Migration

Indian youth typically face multiple pressures, both economic and social. Those in lower bracket of the age group 14 to 30 are particularly at...

Summer at St Gonsalo

John Law, DiA’s photographer of the year, shares a selection of his photos taken during his time as a volunteer at St Gonsalo Garcia...

By the Sea in Holy Puri

Lisa Durassier, Development in Action’s India Volunteer Coordinator, shares her experiences of Puri. Situated on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal in...

Voices of Partition

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom,” pronounced Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, as...

Slum of Ambivalence

Dharavi seems to need little introduction. Accommodating approximately one million Indian citizens, the vast slum sits in the heart of Mumbai. No longer simply...