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How 46 Million Indians Are Being Slowly Poisoned

How 46 Million Indians Are Being Slowly Poisoned

  Around 46 million people in India—or the size of the population of Spain—are exposed everyday to contaminated water, which could lead to serious health issues such as crippling skeletal…

Jobs For Women: Why India Does Worse Than Somalia

Jobs For Women: Why India Does Worse Than Somalia

  As Women’s Day rolls in and various debates around the Indian woman unfold–such as her role, education, freedom, responsibilities and job prospects–one thing is clear: the percentage of women…

Rural India’s LPG Failure Kills People, Changes Weather

Rural India’s LPG Failure Kills People, Changes Weather

Renuka, a domestic worker in Bangalore, uses wood to fire a mud-stove that she built. Soot blackens her walls and is a health hazard; about a million people, including 100,000…

215 Million Indians Have Zero Assets

215 Million Indians Have Zero Assets

  In a country where “inclusion” is the emerging political mantra, an estimated 215 million Indians–roughly the population of Canada and Pakistan combined–are largely excluded from economic progress.   These…

At 66, The Indian Republic Has Much To Do

At 66, The Indian Republic Has Much To Do

  As the latest military hardware, ranks of soldiers marching in perfect step, pomp, glory and Barack Obama mark India’s 66th republic day, praise is likely to be heaped on…

Your Poisoned Food, Our Unending Greed

Your Poisoned Food, Our Unending Greed

A child lying in a Patna hospital in July 2013 after eating contaminated food at her school. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi   Akhilanand Mishra will never forget how he found his son…

9 Of 10 Private Sector Retirees Have No Pensions, Health Insurance

9 Of 10 Private Sector Retirees Have No Pensions, Health Insurance

  Only 8% of employees who retire from the private sector in India are covered by pensions while the remaining 92% have no income security or health insurance, according to…