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Deadly Fire Reported On Train In India

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

KOTHACHERUVU, India (AP) — A fire engulfed a coach of an express train in southern India on Saturday, killing at least 26 passengers, many of whom b...

India's Silent Epidemic: Road Crashes

Piyush Tewari | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
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.

Hotel Collapses In India, Killing 12

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | World

HYDERABAD, India -- A two-story hotel collapsed in southern India early Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 18 others, police said. More ...

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.

Children Killed As Bus Falls Into Pond

AP | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

HYDERABAD, India — A speeding bus veered off the road and fell into a pond Tuesday, killing at least 14 schoolchildren in the southern Indian st...

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 | World

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 | World
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 | World
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 | World
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 | World

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...

Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, India: Crisis

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.

India: Monsoon Kills 240 After Drought

nytimes.com | HARI KUMAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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...

India: Decision To Create New State Telangana Sparks Protest

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW DELHI — Protesters took to the streets Friday, setting public buses on fire and clashing with police, in anger over India's decision to carv...

India To Create New Southern State Of Telengana

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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

The King Is Dead; Long Live the King

Pinaki Bhattacharya | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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.