In the world's second-largest country by population, the coronavirus poses a unique problem. A 21-day lockdown might help curb the virus' impact on the nation's 1.3 billion people.
A grassroots anti-noise movement aims to silence a serious urban health threat. Not everyone is on board.
Pallavi Puri examines the daily life of beedi workers in India touching on both the economic challenges and the health risks.
Rapid development and increasing groundwater extraction are causing parts of Kolkata to subside. Is the delta megacity doing enough to avert a crisis?
A multi-part series on India's caste system and the effects of caste on individuals, especially on Dalits, or "untouchables."
Sufi shrines – long accessible to all – are being viewed with suspicion both by Hindutva supporters and conservative Muslims.
Mass abuse of the opioid tramadol spans continents, creating international havoc some experts blame on a loophole in narcotics regulation and a miscalculation of the drug’s danger.
Thirty five years ago, a toxic gas leak at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh led to the death of 3,787 people.
Western media organizations need to describe the full context and complexities of religion and politics in India.
Rohit Jain’s visit to the site of the world’s deadliest industrial disaster—also known as India's very own Chernobyl—brings out terrifying snapshots of a tragedy that continues to affect the current generation.
India has the potential to nearly quadruple the world’s tiger population. But some experts say that that could — ironically — require killing some of them.
A photo series by Rohit Jain showcases the aftermath of the Bhopal gas tragedy of December 1984.
A profile of Masood Azhar, the founder of the Jaish-e-Muhammed extremist group.
Rising seas threaten the future of Kolkata, a coastal city of five million in the Indian state of West Bengal. But what humans do on land may be increasing the region’s climate risk.
To whom does the forest belong? To the people, the animals, or the state?
What does the rise of a new militant Hinduism under India's Modi government mean for women and young people, and what does resistance to it look like?
Despite difficult living conditions, 4.5 million women in India pursue rolling beedis (hand-rolled cigarettes) to earn their livelihood. The identities of 99.9 percent of beedi workers fade along with their fingerprints.
For centuries, Muslims and Hindus across India have traditionally worshiped at shrines called dargahs. How are these shared sacred spaces affected by increasing religious tensions and polarization?
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.
Tigers and elephants are beloved in the West, but these creatures pose a threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them.
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.
More Indians live in rural areas than the entire population of Europe. What does it mean for them if journalism dies a painful death?
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.
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.
The Pulitzer Center-supported documentary on hate crimes in India was announced as a nominee in the 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest.
Seven years ago, National Geographic Explorer and Pulitzer Center education partner Paul Salopek set out on a round-the-world journey by foot. Here he reflects on the people he met and the places he’s been.
Boston University highlights Reporting Fellow Pallavi Puri's journalistic work investigating the public health and economic inequities associated with India's beedi industry.
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.
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.