India's polluted skylines regularly make international news. But it’s only now coming to light that air quality inside homes, which mainly affects women in the kitchen, can be just as bad.
Evidence is clear that air pollution is linked to higher rates of miscarriages, pregnancy complications and stillbirths, affecting women’s reproductive health. But public health experts say that air pollution’s impact on women's health is not…
Doctors, parents and studies are reporting a rise in such cases, with some children getting their periods as young as 8.
Men in fishing communities were mostly expected to reap the benefits after India started investing in early weather warning systems a decade ago. But government data suggests that women got an unforeseen an economic boost…
In rural India, stricken by pandemic, necessity of invention fills in for the state: Reporter’s Notebook
Decades of neglecting rural health infrastructure took its toll and by May 7, the infections and deaths in India were being reported from its villages, a "worrying” trend considering the acute shortage of healthcare providers…
Political parties across India have promised a host of new social programs exclusively for women. Is it politics or progress?
Child trafficking is on the rise in one of the most climate vulnerable places on earth—revealing blind spots in climate policy, experts tell contributor Ritwika Mitra.
The deaths of a village elder and her daughter during India's second COVID-19 wave raise important questions about lapses in the Indian government’s pandemic response.
Those in the U.S. with ties to India are reckoning with uncertainty and fear for themselves, those immediately around them, and for those loved ones across the world.
A hospital worker in Anantnag fears for her health and the safety of her family amid India's COVID crisis.
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh: ‘Our Supervisors Tell Us Not to Take the Vaccine. They Tell us That the Injection Will Kill Us.’
In India, 90% of sanitation workers lack health insurance, putting them at increased risk if they were to fall ill and lack access to health care.
It is 10 p.m. and the city of Pune echoes with the wail of ambulance sirens. Medical staff are losing both patients and hope. A mother and daughter fight to keep their bond.
For transgender people across the India, the state-imposed lockdown restrictions and curfews can mean being trapped in hostile homes and without access to the community, medical care and mental-health services that they depend on for…
Health care workers on the frontlines of India's COVID-19 crisis juggle personal safety with a sense of obligation to protect their communities.
A 30-year-old construction laborer and single mother of two children struggles to find stable work, jostling between multiple jobs in order to feed her family.
Three women in India share their experience battling severe illness — and COVID-19.
The broader availability of the COVID-19 vaccine isn't sparking optimism for an employee of an international hotel chain in Goa, who is struggling to sign up for the shot and fears further threats to her…
A young law school student in India considers placing her dreams on hold as she tries to balance the responsibility of having to care for sick family members, managing a household, and pursuing her education.