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Mumbai Slum Girls Innovating Where Governments Can't and Markets Won't

Tara Chklovski | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Tara Chklovski

A talented young filmmaker approached us and told us about this group of women who were making laptop bags out of old sarees and were interested in learning about technology, so that they could make apps to market their products.

Young, Restless and Indian

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

Sometimes the forces in a country, be it corruption in the political classes or bad grammar in the national press, provoke a revolution. And sometimes, when it appears the revolution will exhaust itself before ever beginning, the computer servers in India for "getmeoutofhere.com" will crash.

1 In 6 Indian City Dwellers Live In Slums

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 05.22.2013 | World

MUMBAI, India — About one in six Indian city residents lives in an urban slum with unsanitary conditions that are "unfit for human habitation," ...

Katherine Boo's "Behind the Beautiful Forevers": National Book Award Finalist Is a Worthy Honoree

Anis Shivani | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

This is not Slumdog Millionaire, and this is not Thomas Friedman's rose-tinted view of Bangalore's high-tech millionaires. Boo's India is an India we need to hear more about, as we grapple with our own most pressing problem of an economic inequality straining credibility.

India: A Nation Rising From the Slums of Mumbai

Brett Hahn | Posted 11.11.2012 | Teen
Brett Hahn

In a country that is home to some of the wealthiest tycoons on the planet, it is those living in working slums, like Dharavi, who are the backbone of the nation's economic prosperity.

Tracey Jackson: Screenwriter Takes Spoiled Daughter To India Slums To Learn About Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Tracey Jackson's 15-year-old daughter Taylor had a problem. She was sending 7,000 texts a month, charging hundreds of dollars to her mother on iTunes,...

"Slumdog" Celebrations Fill Mumbai's Crowded Slums (SLIDESHOW)

AP | SAM DOLNICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MUMBAI, India — Children broke into Bollywood dance numbers and crowds cheered in the narrow lanes of a teeming Mumbai slum on Monday as their h...