It's not just women in impoverished countries dying in childbirth. The maternal death rate in both Canada and the U.S. has risen, particularly among Indigenous and African-American women.
Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level.
The two cultural norms, which may on the surface seem completely different, are starting to converge.
Instead of a clear movement toward more formalised economic transactions, demonetisation in India has reinforced the informal economy.
Each discipline tells us only part of the story. And so the truest picture of prehistory comes from triangulating these independent lines of evidence.
Bleaching cream companies, with the help of Bollywood male stars are making huge profits.
To help ensure that environmental and health services are available in slums, Indian women are asserting their rights thanks to solidarity networks and non-confrontational approaches.
On World TB Day 2018, eradicating TB finally looks like a goal that could be met — if political leaders can step up with cash and actions to match their political declarations.
Wild leopards that live in an Indian city park like to dine on stray dogs, which new research says may help reduce the number of potentially deadly dog bites on people.
Adequate and quality childcare determines women’s participation in the labour force and the type of work they can take on.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.
Ever since partition in 1947, South Asia's two biggest players have been locked in sibling rivalry.
Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
Climate change could hurt Indian farmers' income by up to 20-25% in the medium term.
It is not the first time that a Bollywood film such as Padmavaat has sparked controversy and tensions among diverse communities in India.
More than 100 historic expeditionary and travel films have been digitised recently by the Royal Geographical Society and the British Film Institute.
Millennial Indian women have been leading a new kind of feminism since the early 2000s.
The contestation of Asia will continue this year, with many countries facing internal and external battles.
An Indian scholar makes the case that caste explains inequality in America better than race and class.
A new Bollywood movie based on the story of an Indian entrepreneur who created affordable sanitary pads is helping to counter myths and taboos around menstruation.