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In 5 Years, Threat Of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Doubles

In 5 Years, Threat Of Drug-Resistant Superbugs Doubles

The pathogen Escherichia coli attached to the wall of a cell.   A 72-year-old woman in Bengaluru consulted a hospital physician about a severe skin infection and fever. She had…

Can ‘Indra’s Bow’ Save 500,000 Indian Children?

Can ‘Indra’s Bow’ Save 500,000 Indian Children?

An infant getting the oral vaccine for polio.   As many as 500,000 children die every year in India due to vaccine-preventable diseases, despite a three-decade old, government-run universal immunisation…

Bhanu’s Story: India’s Quiet Epidemic Of Housewife Suicides

Bhanu’s Story: India’s Quiet Epidemic Of Housewife Suicides

Two years after her wedding in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, Bhanu (left), then 17, swallowed sleeping pills and tried to kill herself. Kriti Bharti (right), a psychologist, helped Bhanu (her name has…

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

  India has reduced malnutrition, but it is 13 times worse than Brazil, 9 times worse than China and 3 times worse than South Africa.   Rural areas have seen…

6 Hurdles To Building 44,000 Homes A Day

6 Hurdles To Building 44,000 Homes A Day

  Less than seven years are left for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Housing for All scheme aimed at providing a home to all the urban poor by 2022—especially as…

India: Make-Or-Break Player For Climate Change

India: Make-Or-Break Player For Climate Change

  Earlier this month, the U.N.’s climate chief Christina Figueres told the media that an Indian pledge to voluntarily cut carbon emissions is “critically important” to any meaningful agreement at…

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

Stopping India’s #1 Killer Is Up to Indians

A man stretching near the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. 30 minutes of aerobic exercise a day could cut your risk of heart disease by 30%.   One evening after dinner…