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Fatima’s Story: Why Kashmir’s Orphanages Need To Rethink Caregiving

Fatima’s Story: Why Kashmir’s Orphanages Need To Rethink Caregiving

Markazi Falahi Masturat; A foster home only for girl orphans in Mutton area of district Anantnag.   On a rainy afternoon in April 2017, 25 girls filled a medium-sized room…

As Threats Escalate, Snow Leopards Could Lose Endangered Status (And Why That Matters)

As Threats Escalate, Snow Leopards Could Lose Endangered Status (And Why That Matters)

Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) walking on rocky slopes in Hemis national park, Ladakh, India” (photograph taken in February 2014) . The photographer says, “What I do know is that this…

Bengal Deadliest State For Bovine-Related Violence In 2017

Bengal Deadliest State For Bovine-Related Violence In 2017

A poster during a demonstration against mob lynchings in Kolkata on July 06, 2017. The poster reads: Against increasing mob lynchings, Let us all stand together.   With the recent…

How Solar-Powered Health Centres Could Transform Indian Healthcare

How Solar-Powered Health Centres Could Transform Indian Healthcare

  More than 50% more patients were admitted and almost twice the number of babies were delivered in a month in solar-powered primary health centres (PHC)s in Chhattisgarh, compared to…

#MumbaiSpend: Now You Can Track How Mumbai Spends Its Money

#MumbaiSpend: Now You Can Track How Mumbai Spends Its Money

  In the current fiscal year, close to 40% of budgeted civic funds for Mumbai, or Rs 978 crore, went to the development and maintenance of the city’s drainage system.…

Mumbai Floods: Why Concretising, Indian Cities Are Struggling With Extreme Rainfall

Mumbai Floods: Why Concretising, Indian Cities Are Struggling With Extreme Rainfall

A man rides his motorbike through a water-logged road during rains in Mumbai on August 29, 2017.   Mumbai: As parts of India’s financial capital went under after more than…

In 2016, One In Four Rape Cases Ended In Conviction

In 2016, One In Four Rape Cases Ended In Conviction

  In 2016, one in four rape cases in India ended in conviction–lowest since 2012–according to national crime data.   India’s conviction rate for rape, at 25.5%, remains low compared…