Commuters walk through water-logged roads after rains in Mumbai.

Photos: Mumbai recovers from floods after the most rainfall in a more than a decade


The flooding brought back memories of 2005 when around 37 inches of rain fell on Mumbai in just 24 hours, killing more than 1,000 people.

Children drink water from the SHRI sanitation system.

This doctoral student is building public toilets in India that also provide clean drinking water

Girls eating their lunch at a government school in Bawani Khera village, in south central Haryana.

India’s free school lunches can fight — or reinforce — caste discrimination in India

Lifestyle & Belief
A woman walks into a rice field in northern India where farmers are using the technique known as Systems of Rice Intensification. Local officials claim the system recently produced a record rice harvest while using less fertilizer, water and seed.

Intensive Lunch: Controversial rice growing technique offers hope for bigger yields


Investigation continues into school meals in India that killed 22 students

Health & Medicine

Indian state embarks on initiative to deworm school children

Health & Medicine

Intestinal parasites are a major problem for India’s school children. They make them lethargic, they contribute to missing classes and generally lower their quality of life. Now, a new initiative is seeking to deworm students around the world, to improve their economic and educational prospects.

India’s Real ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is Spending His Money Wisely

Arts, Culture & Media

Last year, India had a real Slumdog Millionaire. 28-year-old Sushil Kumar won a million dollars on India’s version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”. But he still lives in a small house with ten other family members and is spending his money wisely.

De-Worming Program Set to Launch in India

Global Politics

The Indian state of Rajasthan is about to launch a large-scale program to treat intestinal worms among its public school students. The idea isn’t simply to make the kids healthier – it’s to enable them to study harder and get ahead in life.

Indian Computer Operator Hits Jackpot

Lifestyle & Belief

We’re looking for the world’s newest millionaire for the Geo Quiz: An economically backward state in eastern India might not be the first place you’d look for a new millionaire.

The World

Kolkata Rickshaws Go On Despite Ban

Why it will be difficult to eliminate rickshaws from the streets of Kolkata.