Raksha Kumar

Women rush out of a train during peak hours at Churchgate station in Mumbai, India, Monday, March 20, 2023.

Indian women do less paid work. It’s bad news for the economy.


Across the world, higher economic growth has seen a rise in women’s employment, according to the United Nations. But India is bucking that trend, where educated women are working less in paid positions.

a man sleeping on the ground outside of a temple

Housing segregation in India has affected millions of people for several generations

Sacred Nation
Bollywood actresses from left, Siddhi Idnani, Yogita Bihani, Sonia Balani, Adah Sharma and producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah during a press conference for the movie "The Kerala Story" in Mumbai, India, May 17, 2023.

Is the fictional film ‘The Kerala Story’ cautionary or propaganda?

Indian students in uniform clothing arrive at a government-run junior school in Udupi, Karnataka state, India, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. 

Indian govt removes parts of Muslim history from federal textbooks

People walk through an informal settlement for trash segregators in Bangalore, India.

Waste collectors in Bangalore face discrimination and exploitation

Supporters of Waris Punjab De shout slogans favoring their chief and separatist leader Amritpal Singh and other arrested activists

Sikh separatist still on the run in India


In his latest video, Singh, a preacher calling for a Sikh homeland known as Khalistan, says he’ll surrender at a time of his own choosing.


Redevelopment proposal for Mumbai’s largest informal settlement stirs controversy

Dharavi is known as the largest informal settlement in Asia, where 1 million people live in 1 square mile of Mumbai. For decades, it’s been slated for redevelopment. Plans are finally taking shape, but debates remain over where people will live and work.