from The Human Impact:

Q+A – Child-friendly toilets key in fight to improve global sanitation

February 6, 2013

If toilets meet children’s needs, this will keep them in school longer, reduce the spread of life-threatening diarrhoeal diseases and help meet development goals, according to the charity Water For People.

from The Human Impact:

Technological solutions are key to fix Africa sanitation crisis

December 2, 2012

Morris Marah is project manager at Africa Gathering, a network of people focused on encouraging sustainable development using technology and social networking.

from The Human Impact:

World Toilet Day chance to fight sanitation indignities women face – activist Helen Pankhurst

November 19, 2012

Helen Pankhurst, a member of charity WaterAid's board of trustees, spoke at a World Toilet Day event at London's Anthologist restaurant.

from India Insight:

The news this weekend: LPG, Kejriwal, toilets, politicians… and Somali pirates

October 6, 2012

It's shaping up as a busy weekend for India's politicians...

The price of LPG -- liquefied petroleum gas cylinders, or cooking gas -- has risen 11.42 rupees per cylinder because dealers are getting higher commissions. TV channels attacked the government because this "shocker" comes right after the imposition of a cap on subsidized cylinder sales was imposed.

from India Insight:

Luxury toilet row raises stink for Indian govt

June 6, 2012

Every morning, Dharma picks up a bottle of water and heads to a field to defecate. His wife goes to a public toilet nearby. The 29-year-old cobbler has been living and working in India’s capital for over ten years now, but he still does not have a toilet in his house. Just like millions of Indians.

from India Insight:

Human waste corroding Indian railway network

By Atish Patel
February 22, 2012

Human faeces is scattered across India’s 64,400 kilometres of rail lines.

One of the world’s largest surface transport networks, carrying 30 million people and 2.8 tonnes of goods daily, is being downed by those using it.

from India Insight:

Indian women hard-pressed to relieve themselves

September 30, 2011

For an Indian man, the entire country is one easy-access urinal. Be it mustard fields, the national highway or the Himalayan foothills -- unzipping, unleashing and relieving comes naturally to them. Indian women, unfortunately, do not enjoy the same privilege. For them, infinite patience is a survival skill and a big bladder a necessity.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Eugene, please have a seat…

August 27, 2011

Say, Blog Guy, I've been wondering about that guy who's sort of a living legend in your blog. You know who I mean.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

This restroom ain’t for resting, pal…

August 23, 2011

Blog Guy, last year you wrote about a business that was putting timers in their toilets, so that the lights would turn off after 10 minutes, even if the employees weren't finished.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Can I borrow your toothbrush for my feet?

July 26, 2011

Great news. We have another one of those serious etiquette columns that appear to be aimed at folks who were raised by neanderthals. Early neanderthals, not the more evolved ones.