If you have to devote hours a day to collecting water, you miss out on education, a social life and other human rights.
The global poverty plot is thicker than what the World Bank would have us believe.
Languages are said to be disappearing faster than endangered species with a different one dying every two weeks.
On the outskirts of Bangalore, families must piece together drinking water from communal supplies, intermittently available tap water, and "water ATMs".
A series of brutal rapes in India has led to pressure to stop violence against women.
Despite perceptions of an antagonistic Pakistan-India-Afghanistan dynamic, there are strong institutional foundations for a more cooperative relationship.
Are pretty blue and gold stripes more important than being a bold little swimmer?
Increases in gold prices on world commodities markets are linked to fewer surviving girls in India. This is related to gold often being part of bridal dowries.
Many conversions of Hindu women in Pakistan are harnessed as a means to an end and not necessarily the initial objective.
Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court's repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.
India doesn't eat much meat per capita, but that might be changing: it's the fastest-growing poultry market in the world.
Canada is simply a consumer of ride-hailing services, and has not established any of its own Ubers or Lyfts, even as tiny countries like Estonia get in on the game. That needs to change.
As they shook off a particularly unpleasant colonial hangover, the justices of India's Supreme Court issued a remarkably emotional set of judgments.
A new project takes a different look at the role of oceans.
The case for pragmatism, not dogma.
Shifting parameters for citizenship are at risk of excluding millions from Indian citizenship.
A lighting revolution is underway across Africa that's occurred largely without government or donor involvement.
Staying at home puts women at greater risk of health problems – cities need to change to encourage them to go outside.
The US president's comments about South Africa's land reform stem from his view that whites are under attack from blacks.