Aniruddho Chokroborty-Hoque
Paving a way for gender justice in Sierra Leone

Paving a way for gender justice in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone’s capital city, amidst an uneasy peace in the bloody aftermath of the country’s civil war, sat a shipping container converted into a makeshift courtroom. And inside this metal box, a team of lawyers sought to bring justice to women and young girls of...

Exploring how yoga healed a broken country

Exploring how yoga healed a broken country

Dunna, a Colombian non-profit organization, is healing its country - one yoga class at a time. For the past 10 years, the organization has taught yoga to victims of the Colombian Conflict – a 60-year civil war that ended only two years ago – to help them cope with...

Fashion offers new window into ancient Roman society

Fashion offers new window into ancient Roman society

Most of our knowledge of ancient Roman history comes from male historians writing about the lives and contributions of Roman men – emperors, gladiators, engineers, artists and politicians. Women have been treated as mere historical footnotes – until now.

Cross-border love a complex affair

Cross-border love a complex affair

In the world of Kate Choi, the wedding ring is a portable mini-architect – it builds bridges between people and their families; it shapes entire neighbourhoods and communities. But before building these bridges, newly arrived immigrants have to break down walls of...

Database lends ear to language evolution

Database lends ear to language evolution

Four years ago, Yasaman Rafat became a mother and faced a dilemma that affects millions of the country’s non-native English-speaking immigrants. “How much of my native language, Farsi, do I speak with my son compared to English? When we are outside, do we speak in...

Documentary project celebrates legacy of Expo 67

Documentary project celebrates legacy of Expo 67

For Constanza Burucúa, capturing the spirit of the 1967 World Exhibition in Montreal – known simply as Expo 67 for the last half century – required something special. “I wanted to do something different from a mere academic study,” the Modern Languages and Literatures...