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Train Derails In Eastern India, Killing At Least 39 People And Injuring 50

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.22.2017 | Home

By Jatindra Dash and Suvashree Choudhury BHUBANESWAR/MUMBAI, India (Reuters) - At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when ni...

Simple Solutions to the Greatest Health Challenges

William Haseltine | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
William Haseltine

In life, the simplest solutions are often the best. When it comes to healthcare, they're also almost always the cheapest. It's striking then that we s...

The Great Indian Footprint: Discovering an Inspiring India

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

Three successful entrepreneurs embarked on a journey in India to capture inspiring stories. It's a first-hand learning experience to better understand India's geography, culture, arts, history, infrastructure, cities, towns, and villages. 

Little Comfort For Families Of India's Heat Wave Victims

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Home

By Sandhya Ravishankar GUDUR, India, June 2 (Reuters) - As the block of ice under her husband's body melted, Chanaga Ratnam wondered whether local ...

This Indian Foundation Is Protecting Wilderness and Helping Farmers

Pavan Lall | Posted 05.28.2016 | Home
Pavan Lall

MUMBAI -- The Foundation for Ecological Security in India has transformed denuded hillsides and valleys into healthier, biodiverse environments with opportunities for families to expand their livelihoods. This could be just the beginning of bigger things to come.

India's Silent Epidemic: Road Crashes

Piyush Tewari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Piyush Tewari

45 people trapped inside a burning bus died in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning. The bus, reportedly speeding, hit a road divider and burst into flames. All but seven of the passengers perished within minutes, including an infant.

Phailin and Climate Change, Connecting the Dots

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

Climate change is as much about politics as it is about science and to act on it would require political mobilization preceded by a greater public demand to acknowledge and act on this clear and present danger.

Fallout of a Crisis: The Future of Microfinance in India After Andhra Pradesh

Jessica Gage | Posted 09.03.2012 | Home
Jessica Gage

While the Andhra Pradesh crisis caused significant changes and challenges within the Indian microfinance industry, the general consensus seems to be that the introduction of regulation into the sector is productive.

Social Enterprises and Solving the World's Problems: How Impact Investing Needs to Change

Geri Stengel | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

Let's hope that for-profit companies can balance profit motives with social impact because government and nonprofits can't solve the world's problems by themselves.

166-Year-Old Indian 'Fish Cure' Slammed As Violation Of Human Rights

Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

A 166-year-old Indian medical practice has sparked the ire of a children's advocacy group, which claims the controversial tradition is potentially haz...

Price Volatility, Food Crisis and the Way Forward

Devinder Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Devinder Sharma

In the midst of the chaos being witnessed across the Arab world, what is being ignored is the role food inflation has played in triggering these protests.

Three Secrets of Safe Microfinance

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elisabeth Rhyne

Like sex, microfinance can be safe if practiced responsibly. Recently, however, we've seen that not all participants in the microfinance industry are practicing safe microfinance.

Amma, Superstar: Memoirs of a "Tollywood" Star Son

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vamsee Juluri

Long before America rearranged my name into its present form, I was known largely as Jamuna koduku. Jamuna's son. Not that my name was unknown. To thi...

A Tale of Microfinance in Two Cities

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elisabeth Rhyne

Microfinance in India is undergoing a crisis caused by a toxic mix of mushrooming growth and political volatility. As they ponder their next steps, p...

Microfinance: Virtuous or Vulgar?

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Our enlightened self-interest and our own humanity should question the wisdom of asking the poorest of the poor to pay dearly for their own futures.

Indian Microfinance: Mendacious or Magnificent?

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

As industry analysts note, the rush to conclude that micro-lending is inherently flawed is overwrought, wrong-headed and anti-poor.

On Microfinance: Who's to Blame for the Crisis in Andhra Pradesh?

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

The sensationalized newspaper accounts of suicides among over-indebted clients of some of India's biggest microfinance institutions threatens the future of microfinance in India.

Anatomy of Rishi Valley

Hrishikesh Srinagesh | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hrishikesh Srinagesh

When I drove into Rishi Valley, India on my first day, I couldn't help but think I had stepped into a scene from the "Jungle Book." This is the setting for my project: creating a medical information system.

Indian Navy Jet Crashes At Air Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Indian navy jet performing in an air show crashed in southern India on Wednesday, killing both the pilot and co-pilot and injuring two civilians on...

India To Create New Southern State Of Telengana

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Indian government is to allow a new state to be carved out of part of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh....

India: Monsoon Kills 240 After Drought

nytimes.com | HARI KUMAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More than 240 people have died, and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless in southern India after four days of heavy rainfall at the end of th...

India Floods: Over 280 Killed, Millions Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After more than four days of intense rainfall following a severe drought, 280 people have died and several million are homeless due to floods in south...

Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, India: Crisis

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vamsee Juluri

Hyderabad is the sort of city that makes poets out of ordinary men. It has a history of being home to different sorts of people, accepting them with an easy charm that only Hyderabad knows.

The King Is Dead; Long Live the King

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pinaki Bhattacharya

Such was the scale of the developing human tragedy following Andhra Pradesh state Chief Minister, YS Rajashekhar Reddy's death that his bereaved son YS Jaganmohan Reddy had to issue a public appeal exhorting the people not to commit suicide.