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Banning Fireworks on Diwali: A Window Into Money and Politics in India
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.

In India, Polluted Air Spells Trouble for Virus Patients
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.
Delhi's Dying Holy River
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.

The Taj Mahal: Monumental Neglect
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.

Dying Young in Mumbai’s Slum Rehabilitation Camp
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.

The Real Threat to Hinduism: The Slow Death of India's Rivers
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.

Golden Temple, Grey Air: Pollution in Amritsar
January 11, 2017

Golden Temple, Grey Air: Pollution in Amritsar

By Deepti Asthana
Pollution is threatening the world's holiest Sikh shrine.
Capital Punishment: New Delhi’s Deadly Smog
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. 

The Slow Decay of the Taj Mahal
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.

Interview: Anja Manuel
May 10, 2016

Interview: Anja Manuel

By Shannon Tiezzi
How China and India will shape the world.

India: Trouble in the Air
January 08, 2016

India: Trouble in the Air

By Neeta Lal
Residents of New Delhi are literally choking to death. Can authorities solve the pollution problem?
India’s Lagging Human Capital
June 22, 2015

India’s Lagging Human Capital

By Asit K. Biswas and Kris Hartley
A new report shows India falling behind on human capital. Smarter government intervention is needed.

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