The DiA Blog
Now in its fifth year, the Blog provides a stimulating yet supportive online space in which to discuss current events and trends in International Development. Through it, we hope to engage young people in global issues and promote global citizenship. See below for our latest posts. We hope you enjoy exploring The DiA Blog.
God Save India!!! A photo protesting the arrest of anti-corruption activist Anna Haraze | Vinoth Chandar

India’s crack down on ‘black money’: has it hurt those it sought to help?

On 8th November 2016, Donald Trump was hours away from becoming President-elect. But in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was staging an ambush of his own. During a televised announcement, he declared that all 500 and 1000 rupee notes would cease to be legal tender the following day. He also outlined a 50-day period in which voided currency could be deposited into a bank account, or exchanged for newly printed 500 and 2000 rupee notes. Jesse Hope investigates the impact it has had on the rich and poor in India, and whether it actually has tackled India’s Black Money dilemma.

Sudanese woman Internally displaced in 2006 | wagdi.co.uk - Flickr
A photo demonstrating cultural diversity

Film Review | Tickling Giants

Named as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, it is hard to believe Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef began his career on YouTube. Anahita Hossein-Pour reviews Tickling Giants, a new film about his life and infamous TV show.

broken heart with Europe and UK flags
old woman sitting on banks of the ganges
African girl close up smiling at camera
Illustration of Trump's face
Illustration of the earth burning in flames
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