Education opens doors to opportunities for children from the Dongria tribe, but it also pulls them away from their traditional way of life, and from the land their people have protected for centuries.
The spread of hoaxes and doctored photos during massive floods in Kerala showed, yet again, how easily disinformation can spread on messaging platforms like WhatsApp—and how deadly it can be.
This month on the Undark podcast: the toll of human-caused wildfires, rescuing snakes to prevent human-animal conflict, and capturing the impacts of an ambient killer.
Women across India are tortured and murdered in so-called witch hunts.
Larry C. Price visited seven countries to examine the impacts of PM2.5 air pollution, and to uncover what’s being done—or not—to address this ambient and ultimately controllable killer.
Air pollution kills one million Indians annually. In the northern city of Patna, the problem shaves four years, on average, off residents’ lives.
In Bhopal, residents who survived the massive gas leak and those who arrived later continue to deal with the consequences.
A rural school for girls in India demonstrates how adding women’s rights education to the academic curriculum can help bring about systemic gender equality in traditional, patriarchal communities.
Photographer Jake Naughton and art director Aarti Singh of Suno Labs aim to show that progress for any marginalized identity isn’t always linear in their new series "Yesterday Tomorrow Today."
In 2000, Pardada Pardadi opened a school for poor girls in rural Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state and one of the most patriarchal. Only 45 girls enrolled—but it was enough to start a revolution.
Both India and Pakistan are arming their submarines with nukes.
The floating islands of Loktak Lake, known as “phumdis,” home to unique animals and plants and an indigenous community, are threatened by development, climate change, and conflict.
More people in poor countries die from cancer than from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Joanne Silberner looks at the human toll of cancer, and possible solutions.
Overuse of antibiotics and poor sanitation in India have created a powerful new antibiotic-resistant superbug, which has spread to a dozen countries, thanks in part to medical tourism.
A gentle, mystical form of Islam commonly practiced by millions in Kashmir is now being challenged by a much more puritanical and doctrinaire version imported from Saudi Arabia.
Anna Hazare, inspired by Gandhi, transformed a village—Ralegan Siddhi, his hometown. Now, 74 years old, he wants to rid his country of corruption using the same tactics of non-violent resistance.
Thought by some to be irrelevant in the "new" India, caste still determines access to opportunities and defines Indian society. This project will look at the persistence of caste in this rising economic giant.
Polioviruses have been nearly eradicated. But scientists worry their gains face a left-field threat: After vaccination, some people excrete the virus for years.
Throughout the world, more than 51 million girls below the age of 18 are currently married. This harmful traditional practice spans continents, language, religion and caste.
The search for jobs fuels population growth of at least 500,000 per year in India's capital city of New Delhi. Access to drinking water is a daily scramble.
In India the incidence of women dying while giving birth is among the highest in the world. How poverty, early marriage and poor infrastructure make childbirth fraught with risk.
"The Economics of Security" explores the threat of extremist violence in South Asia, especially Pakistan, and its possible remedies.
Kashmir, the ruggedly beautiful mountainous region that lies along the India-Pakistan border, was long known as 'paradise on earth,' but in recent decades it has been more like hell.
Planet Earth's average temperature has risen about one degree Fahrenheit in the last fifty years. By the end of this century it will be several degrees higher, according to the latest climate research. But global warming is doing more than simply making things a little warmer.
Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on a clarinetist in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's free-market outlook, and Tariq Mir's dispatch about Salafism in Kashmir.
Hundreds hear from Jon Sawyer and Cynthia Gorney at Wake Forest University community event focused on child marriage.
Stephanie Sinclair is a finalist in the National Magazine Award competition for her photography of child brides around the world.
Pulitzer Center Executive Director highlights this week's reporting from China, India and Liberia.
Pulitzer Center grantees Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac uncover stories of peace among people of diverse ethnicities in their third book together, “Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds."
Competition organizers challenge entrepreneurs to create technology that solves communication, privacy, and infrastructure problems in the developing world.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from India to Equatorial Guinea.
Stephanie Sinclair wins first prize in the contemporary issues category from World Press Photo for her images of the hidden but widespread practice of child marriage.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights reporting on polio eradication in India and our new call for proposals on borderlands.
An activist from a small village in western India went on hunger strikes to improve his community. Now, at age 74, he is hoping to bring about change on a national scale.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement in India and the growing discontent among civilians in Egypt.
Stephanie Sinclair and Cynthia Gorney discuss the phenomenon of child marriage on NPR's All Things Considered.