Naga saga: the extraordinary story of Visier Sanyü

Visier and Pari Sanyü

Like millions of refugees around the world, Visier Sanyü knows what it is like to flee from violent conflict. He is an elder of the Meyasetsu clan of the Angami tribe from Khonoma, the village that was at the heart of armed resistance to foreign occupation in Nagaland. The mountainous state of two million people lies between Assam to the West and Burma/Myanmar to the East.

Rajmohan Gandhi speaks to a world at a crossroads in London

Rajmohan Gandhi

Rajmohan Gandhi gave a speech of honest reflection on the challenges facing peace and reconciliation at a public talk jointly hosted by Initiatives of Change, Faiths Forum for London, the Next Century Foundation and the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace.

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Rajmohan Gandhi

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi will be joining us in London next week for a public talk on ‘Our world at a crossroads – perspectives on a way forward’. Read his latest article, exploring how to strengthen the institutions of democracy.

TIGE UK delivers ‘pillars of trust and integrity’ presentation to 500 MBA students in India

Audience at launching of Great Company at the Balaji Society Institute of Management in Pune by Yusuf Khan

Over 500 MBA students packed into a huge auditorium in Pune, India, to hear Michael Smith, Head of Business Programmes for Initiatives of Change in the UK and author of the book 'Great Company', speak about 'Pillars of trust and integrity' on 20 January. He was accompanied by Talia Smith from Initiatives of Change's Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy business programme, and Saurabh Gupta, Director of Communications for Initiatives of Change International, who is based in Pune. They were at the Sri Balaji Society, one of the industrial city's top MBA business schools.

Will you be my friend?

Zooni Dash

Zooni Dash wrote this letter to the Naga newspapers, following a visit to the north east of India, and it was published in March 2014.

Short documentary film of South Indian banker J S Parthibhan shown on Channel 4 TV, UK

Parthibhan

Every weekday evening Channel 4 TV in the UK broadcasts a short three-minute film, under the series entitled 'three minute wonder', immediately after the main evening news. On Thursday 14 January, the 'three minute wonder' was about South Indian banker J S Parthibhan and his work to provide micro-credit to the villagers of Tamil Nadu.

Sixty years after Independence: What does the world expect of India, Pakistan—and China?

Michael Smith

I almost share a birthday with free India and Pakistan. I was born exactly a month before the two countries gained their freedom from British rule. Even more important than economic growth, can India, Pakistan and China become known as models of trust, integrity and good governance?

Kicking the Self-Blame Habit

Sunrise in Fiji

For the first time I recognised my addiction, the constant habit of blaming myself because of my inadequacies.

Adding Another Eye to Our One-Sightedness

Gigand family at the Taj Mahal, India

A visit to India helped a French family, already disillusioned with Western materialism, to ask their hosts: 'Will you demonstrate the different approach we need?'

The Clay and the Spark

Rural India

Bhanu Kale reflects on the challenges India faces, and the role the ordinary Indian can play in meeting them.