The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
Students protest the citizenship bill in Guwahati, Assam.
At the point of independence, Indian citizenship law was a matter of residency, not religion or ethnicity. That could be about to change.
Well, well, well.
Bangalore's forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world's biggest river catchments.
Instead of keeping migrants out, countries should consider the economic benefits of letting them in.
Many scholars argue that attracting migrants is essential to economic competitiveness in a globalising world.
Picture perfect – for tourists, at least.
Poorer young people in Varanasi have big ambitions, but no way to reach them – despite the government's efforts.
India's Food Safety and Standards Authority needs to get a grip of unproven claims about the health benefits of certain products.
Tel Aviv has a reputation as a “non-stop city” but is also known for its local government’s use of smart technology to listen to and respond to residents’ needs and concerns.
To be a smart city is to know what your people want and need. And smart city leaders make sure residents can tell them by using technology to maintain a constant two-way flow of information.
If UKIP were pigeons, Clacton-on-Sea #Banksy.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
At a construction site in New Delhi, workers are exposed to mosquito repellent.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
Flagbearers at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.
Why the Commonwealth trade advantage isn't all that strong.
In this 2012 photo, a midwife holds a newborn baby boy she has just delivered by flashlight in Guinea-Bissau. The African country is one of the deadliest places in the world to give birth, with a high rate of maternal death.
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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.
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status.
Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level.
David and Elizabeth Weinlick, a Minnesota couple who began their life together through an arranged marriage.
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The two cultural norms, which may on the surface seem completely different, are starting to converge.
People queuing to withdraw cash at an ATM. Demonetisation in India has not met its target and actually reinforced informal networks.
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.
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan during a promotional campaign in India in 2006.
Bleaching cream companies, with the help of Bollywood male stars are making huge profits.
Women presenting their demands to the elected ward of their district.
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.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, with World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, right, and Nigerian Health Minister Isaac Folorunso Adewole, at the End TB Summit in New Delhi, India, March 13, 2018.
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 in the Indian city of Mumbai may be helping to save people’s lives.
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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.