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The Dirty Work Behind India’s Smart Cities
September 18, 2019

The Dirty Work Behind India’s Smart Cities

By Angel L. Martínez Cantera
Modern Indian cities sweep garbage and the poor aside in multimillion dollar schemes to modernize.

‘Amma Meri’ and the Dark Side of Rural Poverty in India
September 09, 2018

‘Amma Meri’ and the Dark Side of Rural Poverty in India

By Avinash Giri
A new short film attempts to bridge the gap between imagined and real poverty in India.
India’s Biggest Shopping Mall Reflects Rich-Poor Divide
September 09, 2017

India’s Biggest Shopping Mall Reflects Rich-Poor Divide

By Rukhsar Ansari and Vishal Arora
A literal wall hides the poor from those going to the mall next door.

Demonetization and Beyond: Narendra Modi's Vision for India in 2017
January 05, 2017

Demonetization and Beyond: Narendra Modi's Vision for India in 2017

By Padmapriya Govindarajan
The Indian prime minister's new year's address outlined his plans for the year ahead.

India's New Child Labor Law: Billed to Fail
August 04, 2016

India's New Child Labor Law: Billed to Fail

By Neeta Lal
Child labor is India's worst-kept secret, and a new law will do little to change that.

Indian Government Launches Plan to Give Poor Bank Accounts
August 29, 2014

Indian Government Launches Plan to Give Poor Bank Accounts

By Ankit Panda
The policy represents a major shift in how India handles welfare.

India’s Misplaced Priorities
April 23, 2012

India’s Misplaced Priorities

The launch of the Agni-V missile was hailed as a success. It’s actually an example of misplaced priorities.

Why India is Worrying
December 29, 2010

Why India is Worrying

A recent stay in New Delhi is a reminder of how rife with corruption India is. And how bad things are getting for women.

Bihar's Brighter Future
December 01, 2010

Bihar's Brighter Future

For too long, Bihar was a byword for backwardness. But Biharis these days can show some pride in their state.

Has India Emerged?
November 09, 2010

Has India Emerged?

Barack Obama might have been a little premature when he said that India has ‘emerged’.

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