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Being a woman in a schizophrenic male world

Monique Villa | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Monique Villa

This past week, chatting away at the dinner table, I was asked about one of my favorite books. My answer was swift: 'Il Gattopardo' -"The Leopard"- th...

How Sports Can Help the Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Read on to learn more about initiatives using sports for development in six cities across the globe -- from Nairobi, Mumbai, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Cairo, and Jakarta.

The Best Food Delivery Service In The World

Daniel Klein | Posted 05.11.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

Each day in Mumbai, 4,000 men in white outfits and matching hats transport 175,000 lunches across the big city.

Informality: The Invisible Divider Between Urban Residents

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Because residents of informal settlements in Mexico City are under constant threat of eviction, they do not make infrastructure necessary investments, thereby reducing their health and quality of life.

Floating Schools and Green Mortgages: Constructions to Help the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

As slums, schools, and homes are designed and built in cities across the developing world, the urban poor are making use of new and innovative approaches to construction.

Give The Urban Poor Opportunity, Not Just Charity

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.11.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Providing the poor and marginalized with employment is the best way to help them lift themselves out of poverty.

WATCH: India Food Porn

Daniel Klein | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Daniel Klein

With so much beauty and filth, food and poverty, happiness and stress, India is an overwhelming (and wonderful) place to film

The Big Burg Theory

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Marian Salzman

Megacities create megaproblems. Say "cities" and the negative associations come cascading out: noise, dirt, housing projects, shantytowns, concrete, crowding, crime, drugs, pollution, gridlock, stress, alienation. But they also spur people to figure out megasolutions.

Health Interventions and Local Mores: Approaches to Effective Intervention

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.12.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

What impact do local traditions have on health indicators? How can modern approaches be paired with indigenous customs to improve the health of communities? These are some of the questions that our correspondents set out to answer.

How To Volunteer In Mumbai

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.22.2013 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Make better sense of the Mumbai madness by adding some structure to your trip.

Outrage Erupts After Two Women Arrested In India Over Facebook Post

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.21.2012 | World

India's commitment to free speech has been cast into the spotlight yet again after two women were arrested over a Facebook post this weekend. Accor...

What Are You Doing When You Feel Most Beautiful?

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Jacqueline Novogratz

What would our world look like if we asked ourselves the following more often: are our actions helping others find a way to feel freer, more dignified and more beautiful?

A Tale of Two Tuesdays: This Election Tuesday, I Look Forward to Another Tuesday

Dov Seidman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Dov Seidman

This Election Tuesday, I celebrate our American tradition of exercising the right to vote. While there will certainly be a lot of talk about voter tur...

Stylish India

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 11.01.2012 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

We landed in Mumbai in the dead of night, that mysterious window right before twilight, where anything can happen but nothing feels real.

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.

So You Won a Business Case Challenge? Implement It

Neil Parmar | Posted 10.10.2012 | Small Business
Neil Parmar

Sometimes the hardest part of winning a major business case contest happens after the best idea has been selected, a victor announced and the prize money delivered.

Movie Review: Trishna

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.12.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gorgeously shot and acted with aching tragic truthfulness, Michael Winterbottom's Trishna is a romance of depth and feeling.

David Lohr

Police Solve Mystery of Missing Bollywood Star And Her Family

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Police in India have recovered the skeletal remains of half-a-dozen people from a pit at missing Bollywood starlet Laila Khan's luxury Igatpuri farmho...

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

Jessica Gage | Posted 09.03.2012 | World
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.

Microfinance in the Slums of Mumbai

Jessica Gage | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
Jessica Gage

The slum communities are densely packed, with winding paths that have no street names, let alone house numbers, and so although Nilesh has spent time in these neighborhoods, he must often rely on the local residents to be pointed in the direction of the next client.

Imagine If Every Resident of Mumbai Had a Car?

Mark Hillary | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
Mark Hillary

Economic growth benefits those who are lifted from poverty, but how can the world really cope with billions of new drivers all expecting their own car?

Jewels of Wisdom: Good Earth Founder Anita Lal's Story of Passion and Perseverance

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 08.18.2012 | Small Business
Marissa Bronfman

What began as a passion project for a housewife who simply wanted to sell beautiful things has since grown into a fabulous and formidable global brand that boasts gorgeous shops in four different Indian cities.

Traffic Solutions for the Future

J. Michael Welton | Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

After decades of urban and suburban infrastructure designed by traffic engineers who've delivered tangled and ever-slowing meaning to the word oxymoron, Audi is turning to the architecture community for new solutions.

PHOTOS: Inside The World's First $1 Billion Home

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

The first pictures showing the interior of what is believed to be the world's most expensive residence have been made public in Vanity Fair magazine. ...