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Coronavirus: Lalitha, 1 of 260 million Indians sliding back into poverty

It took 10 years for India to lift more than a quarter of a billion people out of poverty. Thanks in part to the coronavirus, a similar number are falling back.

It took 10 years for India to lift more than a quarter of a billion people out of poverty. Thanks in part to the coronavirus, a similar number are falling back.

30 Jul 2020 - 10:30PM
Coronavirus: domestic violence comes to a head in locked-down India

Total isolation forces victims and abusers to share space at home, where men vent their frustrations on the women.

Total isolation forces victims and abusers to share space at home, where men vent their frustrations on the women.

22 Apr 2020 - 10:51AM
Analysis | Jai Shri Ram: the three words that can get you lynched in India

Mob violence, fanned by the policies of the right-wing nationalist government, often comes accompanied by a Hindu chant: ‘Victory for Lord Ram!’

Mob violence, fanned by the policies of the right-wing nationalist government, often comes accompanied by a Hindu chant: ‘Victory for Lord Ram!’

29 Mar 2020 - 10:50PM
Law of the jungle: millions of indigenous Indians face eviction from ancestral homelands in name of wildlife conservation

A Supreme Court decision could see forest-dwelling families across the country forced off their ancestral homelands unless they can prove their claims.

A Supreme Court decision could see forest-dwelling families across the country forced off their ancestral homelands unless they can prove their claims.

30 Mar 2019 - 10:33PM
Why is Modi’s ‘clean energy’ India bankrolling dirty coal?

Even with the cost of renewables dropping 50 per cent in recent years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government still pressures banks to loan money to the coal industry.

Even with the cost of renewables dropping 50 per cent in recent years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government still pressures banks to loan money to the coal industry.

27 Jul 2018 - 7:31PM
Planned ‘pharma city’ to pump out cheap Indian drugs is making villagers sick with anger

Officials in Hyderabad promise that an industrial estate will not only help India end its reliance on China for key pharmaceutical chemicals but also improve the lives of residents. But villagers aren’t buying it.

Officials in Hyderabad promise that an industrial estate will not only help India end its reliance on China for key pharmaceutical chemicals but also improve the lives of residents. But villagers aren’t buying it.

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