Drought-Hit Telangana Farmers Sink Deeper In Debt After Digging Borewells

Drought-Hit Telangana Farmers Sink Deeper In Debt After Digging Borewells

"Our livelihood is just on land. Hoping against hope, we dig borewells to grow crop. When it fails, what can we do? The government should help."
Hospital Where Dana Majhi’s Wife Died Is Not Just Short Of Ambulances

Hospital Where Dana Majhi’s Wife Died Is Not Just Short Of Ambulances

Bhawanipatna: Days after Dana Majhi had to walk 10 km carrying his wife's corpse on his shoulders, NDTV visited the Kalahandi District Headquarter Hospital in Bhawanipatna in Odisha where she breathed her last. A young...
Indian Population Growth Dependent On Development Not Religion: Study

Indian Population Growth Dependent On Development Not Religion: Study

Fertility rates in India are more closely related to education levels and the socio-economic development within a state than to religious beliefs, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of government data and research evidence. The evidence...
9 Years, 19 Surgeries. This Survivor Decides To Not Give Up

9 Years, 19 Surgeries. This Survivor Decides To Not Give Up

Memories flood Shaina as she accompanies me to Shantiniketan Public School in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, where she was once a teacher. The 30-year-old has undergone 19 surgeries since she last visited the school nine...
Forced To Quit Studies As A Child, Bengal Cab Driver Ensures Other Children Don’t

Forced To Quit Studies As A Child, Bengal Cab Driver Ensures Other Children Don’t

Kolkata: It's been a bumpy ride for a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and...
Confirmation That Zika Causes Microcephaly Shifts Debate To Prevention

Confirmation That Zika Causes Microcephaly Shifts Debate To Prevention

The declaration of Zika as a cause of microcephaly may make it harder for lawmakers to deny the request for emergency funding.
The Gory Truth About Tamil Nadu’s Private Orphanages

The Gory Truth About Tamil Nadu’s Private Orphanages

Chennai: Dhanalakshmi was 14 and pregnant when she was rescued from a children's home in Tamil Nadu. She had been entrusted in the care of the unregistered institution by her mother, a ragpicker who could...
This Odisha Village Has 6 Times More Toilets Now. But Where Is Water?

This Odisha Village Has 6 Times More Toilets Now. But Where Is Water?

Bhubaneswar:  Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Mission, five young men started a movement in a remote Odisha village. Within an year's time, things spun around. The number of toilets in the...
2 Billion Meals Served In 16 Years. How This NGO Is Fighting Hunger

2 Billion Meals Served In 16 Years. How This NGO Is Fighting Hunger

Bengaluru: A Bengaluru-based NGO has achieved the feat of serving two billion meals to school children in 16 years. The Akshaya Patra Foundation, in partnership with the Government of India and state governments, has...
55-Year-Old Ban On Lentil May Go, But Doubts Remain

55-Year-Old Ban On Lentil May Go, But Doubts Remain

Khesari dal was banned in 1961 because its consumption was linked to the neurological disorder lathyrism - which causes paralysis of the legs.

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