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Students at the Gangraho village school in rural Bihar.

Literacy rates are lower in Bihar than in any other state in India, according to 2011 Indian Census data. Experts draw a connection between level of schooling and high fertility.

“Look at what education does to people’s lives,” says Subha Sri, a doctor in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. “When you’re literate,” she says, “you are automatically exposed to a lot more information.” She continues: “And I think that plays a role in actually deciding how many children you want, at what age you want them.”

Image and caption by Sarah Weiser, via Instagram. India, 2014.

More from Weiser’s Pulitzer Center project for Retro Reports.

anonymous asked:

"you start seeing them in a whole new light :’D" You mean the light of complete and utter nerds? c:


like if you ever think that Maric Theirin -the King of Ferelden; Maric the Hero; Maric the Saviour- was cool, just remember that he:

-called himself ‘an incompetent boob’
-constantly fell off his horse
-sulked off like a child when he wasn’t invited to meetings and had to be dragged back by Loghain
-this freaking excerpt from the Calling:

‘Watch as King Maric cuts shooting arrows out of the air! Nothing can stop him!’
[then he kills a darkspawn and slips on its blood lmao]
‘Watch as King Maric tumbles to the ground like a fool! See him bounce!’