Alleppey’s canals are a dumping ground for waste, with no easy way for locals to deal with garbage and sewage. A pilot project has shown how not only to rejuvenate the canals, but the community, too.
India destroys thousands of acres of forest each year, loss supposedly offset by a compensatory afforestation scheme. But the scheme, now a new law, is undermining the rights of indigenous communities.
India's Ministry of Happiness promised to improve the lives of its citizens. But did it work, or was it merely a marketing campaign gone awry?
A visit to India's holy city of Varanasi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is renovating Hindu holy sites.
In the Indian town of Alleppey, miles of canals run littered with trash. A project to rejuvenate not only these urban rivers but the spaces around it is making a difference.
This Pulitzer Center-supported documentary examines attacks on Muslim dairy farmers in India by Hindu vigilantes who accuse them of smuggling cows for slaughter.
India's capital, New Delhi struggles to address the city's growing housing crisis.
In New Delhi, informal housing residents are being shipped off to remote edges of the city for 'resettlement' in relocation colonies. This is the story of one colony, Baprola.
Women in Delhi's informal housing settlements fight for their rights and redefine "women's issues" in the process.
Part 2 of WGBH's two-part interview with Phillip Martin on his project "Caste in America."
Spearheaded by local communities, grassroots projects are curbing the plight of deforestation in Meghalaya.
Pulitzer Grantee Phillip Martin of WGBH News hosted a panel discussion on his project, "Caste in America."
Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair? PBS NewsHour Weekend’s "Future of Food" international series reports on work by people who think they have solutions.
Alleppey, India, a tropical, tourist town connected by streams and canals, is facing the challenge of cleaning its water while dealing with the effects of climate change.
Returning home after buying two milch cows, dairy farmer Rakbar Khan was lynched by a mob of “cow vigilantes”. His wife seeks meaning in mourning his death, while his perpetrators deny it.
In the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sweeping reelection last May, journalist Maddy Crowell looks at the wide-ranging voices of dissent in India – the people and places that are working to defend the image of a pluralistic and tolerant India against the swelling tide of Hindu nationalism.
India is addressing deforestation by creating thousands of 'compensatory afforestation' projects. But is this big-ticket scheme a greenwash and a land grab?
Reports of congenital disabilities are significantly higher in the northern part of Bhopal, where the 1984 Union Carbide accident occurred, than in the rest of India.
U.S.-backed anti-trafficking shelters in India claim to rescue women from sexual slavery. But women kept against their will in these institutions say they are worse than prisons.
Overshadowed by the Rohingya crisis, another event is unfolding along the Indo-Myanmar border. This is the story of fast-depleting rainforests in the world's second most populous country.
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.
In Odisha in eastern India, Arko Datto and Raghu Karnad cover the resistance of Dongria Kondh women to industrial interests that want to exploit their sacred hills for bauxite reserves.
This project explores efforts being made across India—from government, media and tech companies—to address the issue of disinformation spreading on social media and messaging platforms.
There are a lot of systems of division. Caste is one of them. This series takes listeners/viewers to India and back to the U.S. where caste impacts thousands, but for which there are no legal protections.
Learn about family planning in India with reporter Hannah Harris Green.
Raghu Karnad reported on the vast scale of residential schooling for tribal children in India—and the cost it exacts on fragile tribal cultures and heritage.
Aarti Singh and Jake Naughton discuss their work exploring the strange limbo of India's LGBTQ community.
How does a school for poor girls in rural India crack the patriarchal system? Annalisa Merelli discusses her reporting project "The Girl Effect."
Daniel Brook reports on the building of instant, modern cities in the developing world and examines the effects of major infrastructure projects on citizens living in Mexico, China, and India.
A freelance journalist based in Brooklyn, Wes Bruer received a Pulitzer Center grant to pursue a story of a unique counterterrorism program being implemented by the U.S. State Dept in Mumbai, India.
Meet the journalists behind the Kashmir Rail Line project as they discuss their train ride through Jammu and Kashmir—and tell us what went wrong.
As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.
"The most important solid substance on earth," Vince Beiser tells us, is sand—used to build skyscrapers and shopping malls from Boston to Beijing. But the world is running out.
I went to India to examine the country’s efforts to build a more resilient food system in the face of climate change.
How can we help agriculture help us?
What does it take to address mental illnesses? See what some folks in India are doing.
Business reporter Daniel Moore and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to India for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to write about efforts to scale up clean sources of power.
Panelists discuss how religion can reinforce divisions between social groups in Israel, Northern Ireland, and Indian-Americans in the United States.
A short, immersive video of the "Both Sides of the Veil" exhibition, showcasing the work of Jake Naughton and Aarti Singh for "Limbo for India's LGBTQ Community".
Two scouts who won a Pulitzer Center slow journalism competition had the opportunity to accompany grantee Paul Salopek on his Out of Eden Walk in Northern India. Now, they have put what they learned into practice.
This week: air pollution kills over 4 million people each year, Rohingya survivors tell their stories, and Putin is building his ties in Africa.
This week: discussing feminism and access to education, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and explaining the placebo's power.
This week: exploring portraits of LGBTQ+ people in India, proposing creative education projects to National Geographic, and examining unique challenges and opportunities for youth peacebuilders.
Several Student Fellows are awarded the 2017 Society of Professional Journalists regional Mark of Excellence Awards.
For a brief period, the Out of Eden Walk becomes a traveling caravan, as teenagers and adults join Paul Salopek in the Punjab to practice slow journalism together.
This week: discussing a documentary on child marriage, examining religion and culture's interplay with environmentalism in China, and celebrating our award-winning student fellows.
This week: announcing a student poetry contest and workshop opportunity, coping with glacier melt in the Himalayas, and finding the intersections of arts and journalism in Winston-Salem.
This week: Why Pakistan and India are equipping their submarines with nuclear-tipped missiles, what life is like for ethnic minority Vietnamese living in Cambodia, and how armed groups have filled a power vacuum in the Central African Republic.
This week: Indian women fight back against witch hunts, Bolivia's child labor laws struggle to combat abuse, and the lives of Filipino women whose government killed their loved ones for drug use.
Students will evaluate how communities rely on their ecosystems for survival and climate change's impact on their ability to do so by examining the Meitei people's relationship to Loktak Lake.
What should environmental reporting accomplish, and what creative approaches can journalists take to meeting their goal? Students reflect on these questions and plan a reporting project of their own.
Students explore text and photos (including Instagram stories) about a school for girls in rural India in order to spark conversation about access to education and feminism in their communities.
Discussion and activity ideas for a lesson exploring the re-criminalization of homosexuality in India through portrait photography.
Stephanie Sinclair's documentary short is an investigation of child marriage and a call to action. In this lesson, students view the film and discuss root causes of child marriage and solutions,...
In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students will learn about tannery and e-waste pollution in India and the connection with American consumer goods. They will design a presentation based on what they learn.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.
Students learn about the legal, political, cultural, and religious factors that impact the treatment of widows in India, Uganda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.