More than 36 years ago, in the early hours of December 3, 1984, around 35-40 tonnes of methyl isocyanate (MIC) leaked from a factory in Bhopal.
Although climate change is often blamed for coastal inundation in places like the Bay of Bengal, other factors such as dam building and urbanization play an important role.
While the world focuses on Covid-19, scientists are working hard to ensure it doesn't cause the next pandemic.
Although several vaccines have won emergency use authorizations in multiple nations, they will remain in short supply for many months—even in wealthy countries.
In several states, prison manuals still dictate that labour within the prison should be assigned on the basis of caste.
Rohit Jain captures the struggle and spirit of the children whose families were exposed to the disaster on December 2, 1984, and its after-effects.
An Indian man is suing one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers after falling seriously ill during a trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca.
The nation now has five vaccine candidates in various stages of human testing. But the design, conduct, and regulation of these trials is often opaque, said researchers, bioethicists, journalists, lawyers, and others.
The only way to the maternity ward is usually on a man's shoulders.
Married women in the village say it's difficult to talk about such issues within their community.
The leftist state government of Kerala brought the number of daily new cases down to almost zero in the first few months. Much of the credit goes to K.K. Shailaja.
One expert believes the virus may have burned through large, densely packed populations but will continue to spread in rural areas, at a lower rate, for many months: “We still have large numbers of people for the virus to go through.”
COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.
The women of a nomadic tribal Muslim group in Kashmir often lack access to reproductive health and rights.
This five-part series will capture the impact and experiences of incarceration in India — the extreme living conditions, lack of medical care and legal support, and violence within the system.
Some religious gatherings worldwide turned into coronavirus-spreading events. In India, members of an Islamic group are facing prosecutions for intentionally spreading the virus.
Land rights have always been a tricky issue in Bengal, and women are at the risk of losing their land rights because of illiteracy. However, technology has been helping them to maintain land ownership.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Over 1.5 million people in central India live in the crossfire of a 50-year old land dispute between two government departments over who governs lands known as Orange Areas.
Despite difficult living conditions, 4.5 million women in India pursue rolling beedis (hand-rolled cigarettes) to earn their livelihood. The identities of 89 percent of beedi workers fade along with their fingerprints.
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?
In August 2019, India scrapped Kashmir's special status, moving in extra troops, suspending communication, and arresting thousands. This is the story of the women and children who were left behind.
How did the Pakistani cleric, Masood Azhar, become one of the ISIS's most valued assets in its campaign to organize terrorist strikes against India?
Tigers, elephants, and other large, charismatic animals are much beloved in the west but, as Pulitzer Center grantee Rachel Nuwer explains, they pose a dire threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them on a daily basis.
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?
Kiran Misra has won a Journalism Excellence Award for her story on the effects of New Delhi urban development on local communities.
This webinar collaboration with Georgetown University’s Berkley Center looks at the ways casteism follows immigrants from South Asia.
Pulitzer Center grantee Kalpana Jain received third place in the American Academy of Religion’s 2020 newswriting contest.
Pulitzer Center grantee Phillip Martin was honored for his WGBH collaboration exploring caste discrimination in the United States.
This year's winners will investigate the intersection of exoneration projects with prison abolition theory and the effects of coronavirus on Islamophobia in India.
"Caste in America" wins 2020 Gabriel Award from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.
The Pulitzer Center-supported documentary on anti-Muslim hate crimes in India won the 3rd Prize in the 2020 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest.
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".
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
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.