November 04, 2022
Delhi Battles Dangerous Levels of Air Pollution
By Ashok Sharma and Shonal Ganguly
The air quality index in the capital was over 470, considered "severe" and more than 10 times the global safety threshold.
November 15, 2021
Smog Chokes Indian Capital as Air Pollution Levels Soar
By Sheikh Saaliq
The New Delhi government has ordered the closing of all schools for a week and construction sites for four days beginning Monday.
November 21, 2020
Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
By Prashant Waikar
What looks like an eminently sensible decision, given the extremely polluting effects of fireworks, has become a politically contentious issue.
November 07, 2020
In India, Polluted Air Spells Trouble for Virus Patients
By Associated Press
Air pollution in parts of New Delhi has climbed to levels around nine times what the World Health Organization considers safe.
March 12, 2019
Delhi's Dying Holy River
By Delhi Photo Expedition
The Yamuna River is more raw sewage than freshwater these days, and that's taking a heavy toll on local people.
July 19, 2018
The Taj Mahal: Monumental Neglect
By Neeta Lal
India's top court threatens to “shut down” India's most iconic monument unless action is taken to restore it.
May 09, 2018
Dying Young in Mumbai’s Slum Rehabilitation Camp
By Priyanka Borpujari
Mahul was supposed to be an escape from the slums. Then the sicknesses started.
November 17, 2017
The Real Threat to Hinduism: The Slow Death of India's Rivers
By Gauri Noolkar
Outrage over the ban on firecrackers should be directed at the destruction of South Asia's natural heritage.
January 11, 2017
Golden Temple, Grey Air: Pollution in Amritsar
By Deepti Asthana
Pollution is threatening the world's holiest Sikh shrine.
December 27, 2016
Capital Punishment: New Delhi’s Deadly Smog
By Soma Basu
Unprecedented pollution in the capital speaks to the severity of India’s air pollution crisis.
August 01, 2016
The Slow Decay of the Taj Mahal
By Heenay Patel
How pollution and bureaucratic incompetence threaten to destroy India's greatest monument.
May 10, 2016
Interview: Anja Manuel
By Shannon Tiezzi
How China and India will shape the world.