‘Smart’ solutions to urban solid waste are creating serious challenges for low-income women waste workers in India.
Living in factory owned accommodation can provide certain freedoms.
Tan France, of Queer Eye fame, delves into the skin-shade prejudice he experienced as a child in England and the colonial history at its roots.
Rising populations and a warming climate mean storm surges from super cyclones are likely to affect increasing numbers of vulnerable people.
Millets have been around for thousands of years – and are back in fashion.
This long, uncharacteristically early heatwave has hit hundreds of millions of people in one of the world’s most densely populated and vulnerable regions.
In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we also explore the reasons for India’s neutrality over the Ukraine war.
The current heatwave isn’t even a huge outlier compared to normal temperatures.
By remaining neutral over Ukraine, India is navigating a delicate balancing act between Russia and the west.
India’s recent Tuberculosis survey showed worse results than expected.
With a monthly minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$72), the average Nigerian worker is groaning under the weight of the rising cost of living.
Several US universities now recognize caste as part of nondiscrimination policies. Two scholars of South Asian studies explain how caste-based violence isn’t limited to Hinduism, or to India.
When a patriarchal society is combined with a history of colonialism, women in that country are at heightened risk of gender-based violence.
Not all nations have joined in a united front against Russia’s invasion. The conflict and talk of a new Cold War could reignite the nonaligned movement.
Pakistan’s new prime minister has already spoken about the Kashmir conflict.
India has stood apart from other major democracies in failing to offer a full-throated condemnation of Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Here’s why.
Originally a spring harvest festival, Baisakhi acquired religious significance after the10th Sikh guru created the Khalsa, a distinctive Sikh identity, on this day.
Khorana rose from humble beginnings in India to decipher the genetic code. But his enormous contribution to science has been largely overlooked.
Sri Lanka was already experiencing a severe economic and financial crisis. Then Russia invaded Ukraine.
A sociologist explains that the ability to claim transgender identities in India may appear progressive, but this can further marginalize historically stigmatized gender-nonconforming groups.