Today on the show, we have two items from CBC reporter Natasha Fatah that explore body image in India. The country’s skyrocketing economy is racing to catch up with the West and the rise of disposable income amongst the new middle class has led to high demand in some unusual industries, such as cosmetic surgery. Along with the desire to change body shape in India, there’s a perceived stigma attached to skin tone. It’s a sensitive subject that’s now being challenged.
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In a caravan of solar-powered vehicles, the Climate Solutions Road Tour traveled India for five weeks, gathering good news of homegrown sustainability solutions. We managed to get three of these messengers on the phone: Caroline Howe and Jitin Abraham—both in Delhi—and Deepa Gupta, in Vadodara. They met the president of India, they took Thomas Friedman of the New York Times for a ride, and by all accounts fulfilled their desire to “create, communicate, and celebrate” powerful solutions for the future.