• November 21, 2017
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Features

  • Replacing the lost books of Baghdad
    Nov 01, 2017 By Richard Holledge, Special to Weekend Review
    Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal has teamed up with Kickstarter to rebuild the library
  • China’s ‘Red Army’ schools inspire the young
    Nov 01, 2017 By Javier C. Hernandez
    Textbooks are getting a larger dose of Communist Party lore, including glorified tales about the party’s fights against foreign invaders like Japan
  • A ghost town and a mythological bridge
    Nov 01, 2017 By Kai Schultz
    Improved access has brought new waves of tourists to Dhanushkodi, a pilgrimage site, where mythology has it that Lord Rama crossed a bridge to rescue his wife
  • An amble through the Louvre in Paris
    Nov 01, 2017 By Sadiq Shaban, Deputy Opinion Editor
    The museum brings us face-to-face with our past, our antiquity and awakens our cultural conscience
  • Campaigning for a weapon-free Pakistan
    Oct 25, 2017 By Syed Hamad Ali, Special to Weekend Review
    Armed individuals challenge the writ of the state leading to violence in civil society: activist
  • Addressing educational inequality in India
    Oct 25, 2017 By Suparna Dutt-D’CunhaSpecial to Weekend Review
    A non-profit organisation intends to build a movement of leaders to improve the quality of teaching in low-income schools in the country
  • In former colonies — Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Malawi and others — the long, white, horsehair locks are still worn by judges and lawyers
  • Safeguarding seeds that may feed the future
    Oct 25, 2017 By Somini Sengupta
    Ali Shehadeh, a plant conservationist from Syria, is collecting seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East
  • We need to bring home ec back
    Oct 25, 2017 By Niccole Siegel Kroll
    If there’s any hope for gender equality, we have to start teaching our girls and boys the basics and prepare them for adulthood
  • How Brazil got hooked on to junk food
    Oct 18, 2017 Andrew Jacobs 
and Matt Richtel

    As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems
  • Smart apps transform India’s healthcare system
    Oct 18, 2017 By Suparna Dutt-D’Cunha, Special to Weekend Review
    Smart apps and web-based platforms are helping in the fight against mental illness and HIV
  • No place like home, in a Rajasthan jail
    Oct 18, 2017 By Rakesh KumarSpecial to Weekend Review
    Open-air prison camps aid in the rehabilitation and social reintegration of inmates
  • Calligraphy makes a comeback in Kashmir
    Oct 05, 2017 By Haroon MiraniSpecial to Weekend Review
    There has been a renewed interest in the ancient art form — both from artists and lovers of art
  • A petrol pump run by former convicts
    Oct 04, 2017 By Aditi BhaduriSpecial to Weekend Review
    Set up by Hyderabad Special Prison for Women, the initiative aims to provide jobs to help in the rehabilitation of female prisoners who have completed their terms
  • Inside a community kitchen
    Oct 04, 2017 By Bobby NaqviUAE Editor
    At Akshaya Patra’s facility in Lucknow, workers race to prepare 60,000 meals that leave the premises by 7.30am
  • How free meals fight classroom hunger in India
    Oct 04, 2017 Bobby Naqvi, UAE Editor
    India’s mid-day meal scheme feeds nearly 100 million school children daily