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Conversation with a Disaster Risk Reduction Expert at the UN

Ria Sen at United Nations

Ria Sen works in emergency preparedness at the United Nations (UN), and oversees a global portfolio. She has worked with various UN organizations like the UNDP, UNDRR and UNESCAP for almost a decade. She is currently working as the Global Preparedness Officer in the Technology Division at the UN World Food Programme, based in Rome. …

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Interview with Ankit on his Love for Miniature Paintings and why he Started ‘Niraamish’

Interview with Ankit on his Love for Miniature Paintings and why he Started 'Niraamish'

Apart from the aesthetics, I got interested in miniature paintings because of the historical and political questions related to them. I wanted to know why artists painted the Gita Govinda? Or why Muhammad Shah Rangila commissioned a pornographic portrait? Or at what point did a subsection of Indian society start to feel embarrassed about certain …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Language Lessons Right Away

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch Language Lessons Right Now

In this Recommends piece, our Editor-in-Sheep, Pooja Bhatia reviews her favourite film Language Lessons. Language Lessons starring Mark Duplass and Natalie Morales is a wholesome pandemic classic that leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling, the kind you get after sipping hot chocolate on a lazy winter afternoon. Mark Duplass essays the role of Adam, …

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Be My Eyes: An App that Helps You See the World Better, Together

Be My Eyes: An App

‘In this Recommends piece, Pooja Bhatia, Editor, The Blahcksheep introduces you to ‘Be My Eyes,’ a free mobile application that connects visually impaired people with sighted volunteers around the world. With the vision to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people, Hans Jørgen Wiberg, a Danish furniture craftsman, who is visually impaired …

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In Conversation with the Founders of Rocky Books

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The journey of creating Rocky Books as co-founders and with our illustrator Arpita has been fun and fulfilling, even before making our micro books public. Also, the feedback from our communities has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’ve had really lovely volunteers helping with translations. My favourite scene from one of our stories is in Book …

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