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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.

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

Coronavirus: domestic violence comes to a head in locked-down India
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!’

Jai Shri Ram: the three words that can get you lynched in India
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.

Law of the jungle: millions of indigenous Indians face eviction from ancestral homelands in name of wildlife conservation
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.

Why is Modi’s ‘clean energy’ India bankrolling dirty coal?
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.

Planned ‘pharma city’ to pump out cheap Indian drugs is making villagers sick with anger
17 Feb 2018 - 3:58PM
How Uygurs and Tibetans found unity in Kashmir
30 Jun 2017 - 10:05PM
The truth-vigilantes fighting India’s fake news
3 Jul 2017 - 4:40PM
Maoist rebels, rights abuses, and India’s ‘greatest internal threat’
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Who’s to blame for Bangalore’s mass molestation ‘night of shame’?
20 Jul 2018 - 8:46PM
Samyeling, home to Delhi's Tibetan exile community
20 Nov 2012 - 4:41AM