In Maharashtra’s Beed, Crops Fail But Toil Continues

In Maharashtra’s Beed, Crops Fail But Toil Continues

Hundreds of farmers attribute their dying crops to the dried up Mehekari Dam located in Shirapur.
Indoor Air Pollution Harms Pregnant Women, Their Babies

Indoor Air Pollution Harms Pregnant Women, Their Babies

One of the major reasons for low weight among newborns in rural India is the continuous exposure of pregnant women to indoor air pollution, experts say. Indoor air pollution caused by firewood and coal used...
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.
How PM Modi’s Electricity Scheme Has Changed This Village

How PM Modi’s Electricity Scheme Has Changed This Village

Ram Kishore searched long and hard to find a suitable wife for his son, but his efforts only paid off when electricity finally came to his village this year. Now he is all smiles as...
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...
Wanted: A Live Zika Virus Sample to Make Test Kits in India

Wanted: A Live Zika Virus Sample to Make Test Kits in India

Scientists in Asia are racing to put together detection kits for the Zika virus, with China on Thursday confirming its first case, but the researchers are challenged by the lack of a crucial element...
This Tradition Is Forcing Rajasthan Women To Let Go Of Family Property

This Tradition Is Forcing Rajasthan Women To Let Go Of Family Property

Chaksu, Rajasthan: Days before she was married 18 years ago, K Bina Devi and her sister were called to the living room of the family home where they lived with their parents and four...
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.
Joys Of Childhood Snatched By Drought In Marathwada

Joys Of Childhood Snatched By Drought In Marathwada

13-year-old Vishwambhar Shinde loved learning Marathi and playing at his school in Maharashtra's Marathwada region. But now he has to work as a waiter at a roadside dhaba or eatery in the Aurangabad district...
US Should Learn From Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘Mohalla’ Clinics: Foreign Media

US Should Learn From Arvind Kejriwal’s ‘Mohalla’ Clinics: Foreign Media

The entire process was automated -- from check-in, to retrieval of medical records, to testing and analysis and ambulance dispatch.

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