In November 2016, smog in New Delhi was 16 times above safe levels. An Indian researcher dug into the data to find out why, and how India can keep its capital breathing safely.
Mostly, humans have been devastating to the planet but, on rare occasions, we get it right. Here are stories of people who live in harmony with their surroundings, from Tibet to Morocco and beyond.
Vigilante Hindu groups in India have lynched several people for eating beef. A scholar traces the history of beef-eating in ancient India.
India's quest to build smart cities by developing high-rise housing will have adverse environmental impacts and reduce resilience.
For decades, India's Hindu and Muslim populations have been at odds, and it comes down to more than just religion.
Access to clean and regular water remains a challenge for New Delhi, a city that could easily tackle its water crisis with greater effort.
By speaking their truths in societies that would rather not know, queer painters, female rappers and other outsider artists are pushing the bounds of gender and sexuality in the developing world.
Hindu "cow vigilantism" against Indian Muslims, is now threatening the social fabric of this multicultural, secular nation.
An expert on Islam and democracy examines the threat to the world's largest Muslim majority country.
An expert report shows that the G20 countries are using their energy more efficiently. But there is still a long way to go.
People from the lowest castes and 'scheduled tribes' are less likely to have electricity and clean gas, even compared to equally poor people from other castes.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
India's recent move toward a cash-free society helped reveal just how important physical currency is to the informal economies that the poorest families depend upon.
You can now pay your way with apps, cryptocurrencies and other digital alternatives. Physical money might one day look like a relic of the past.
A crackdown on the beef and leather trades has put hundreds of thousands of Indian Muslims and Dalits out of work, vexing already-tense religious relations and hurting India's economy.
From the shores of India to a gym on the high-street — the evolution of modern yoga.
India's advertisements not only challenge but also reverse the dominant roles that Indian men assume with the women in their lives.
Hit by weak monsoons, India faces unprecedented water shortages.
Professor Samir Brahmachari's innovative Open Source Drug Development allows thousands of researchers to work together to discover novel therapies for under-studied diseases.