Freshly caught shark for sale at a market in Kerala, in southwest India.
Sharks and rays are traded for their meat, liver and other products. The global demand for these products has increased, and in India, the trade affects livelihoods and culture.
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Seventy five years after his killing, Gandhi’s image is under scrutiny, but the Indian government likes to use it for political gain.
Head nurse Luke Kanyang'areng’ with a visceral leishmaniasis patient at the Kacheliba Sub-County Hospital in Kenya.
Every year, 1.7 billion people, most in the world’s poorest areas, are affected by NTDs. The diseases cause suffering, stigma, disability and sometimes death.
Yoga mixes physical exercise with meditation and breathing techniques.
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Yoga’s surge in popularity in the past decade has spurred more research into its effects. The combination of physical movement and mindfulness provides a wide range of health benefits.
Women are severely underrepresented in editorial leadership and in news coverage.
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The news media provide a very particular case study of gender discrimination.
India’s microlending programs, meant to help poor women get out of poverty, have become another point of caste discrimination
Artist’s impression of Starship cruising past the Moon.
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From space agency missions to private space launches, 2023 will be an exciting year in space.
Farmers in India are among communities around the world hit hard by unscrupulous microlending.
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Market-led microcredit innovations dominated by profit maximisation can harm the very vulnerable.
In the Sundarbans swamp, pneumatophores are upward growths of mangrove root systems that allow them to capture oxygen.
On the border between India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans suffer from overexploitation and rising sea levels. With a “Climate Wall” project, a virtual museum is raising awareness and increasing resiliency.
Amid Russia’s war on Ukraine, spiralling inflation and energy shortages, tackling climate change has been central to the recovery plans of the world’s biggest economies.
Poor job prospects at home are prompting many students from India to pursue opportunity abroad.
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An expert on international education explains the forces behind the drop in students from China and the jump in students from India studying in the US.
Stricter population controls in India could have disastrous consequences for women and minority communities.
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India’s drug regulation is loose and results in dangerous medicines being sold at home and abroad.
This year’s climate talks have been overshadowed by rising international tensions, energy crises and war. But that doesn’t mean climate action is dead.
The internment centre at Deoli in Rajasthan where Chinese people were held for up to five years after the month-long border conflict.
Overnight, Chinese people found themselves classed as “aliens” in India, which for some was the only country they’d ever known. But worse, many were detained for up to five years.
The Koli community depend on fishing, but fish stocks off Mumbai’s coast have been declining.
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Facing human threats, Mumbai’s Koli community are taking risk reduction into their own hands – other vulnerable coastal settlements should take note.
Community members from Pavagada villages.
One of the world’s largest solar farms was meant to lift poor communities up. But instead it produced winners and losers.
Charlie Hunnam as Gregory David Roberts in the forthcoming TV adaptation of the 2003 novel.
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Gregory David Roberts’ best-selling 2003 novel has been adapted for TV. But its depiction of India and Indians brims with Orientalist, white saviour stereotypes.
Forced laborers lived in prison cells at one palm oil plantation in Indonesia.
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Global estimates of modern-day slavery by the United Nations reveal improving methods for calculating the data.
Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, discusses Britain’s partition plan with Hindu and Muslim leaders in the summer of 1947.
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Economic growth picked up significantly for both India and Pakistan after independence, but they’ve chosen very different paths since.