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India Arrests Principal Of School Where 23 Died After Eating Poisoned Lunch

AP | INDRAJIT SINGH | Posted 07.24.2013 | World

PATNA, India -- The principal of a primary school in eastern India where 23 children died last week after eating lunch prepared with contaminated oil ...

Insecticide-Laden Lunches Killed 22 Children, Doctor Says

AP | INDRAJIT SINGH | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

PATNA, India — Soon after they served the lunch they had prepared for dozens of children at a rural Indian school, the two cooks realized someth...

22 Children Die After Eating Free School Lunch

AP | INDRAJIT SINGH | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

PATNA, India — The children started falling violently ill soon after they ate the free school lunch of rice, lentils, soybeans and potatoes. Th...

A Country Called Canada

T. Sher Singh | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

Having been refugees once already, my parents dreaded the possibilities and began to scratch their heads, wondering if it was time to head north to the part of the Punjabi hinterland which was still left in India... They chose Canada.

Manju: A Frontline Health Worker In Action

Impatient Optimists | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Impatient Optimists

Manju Kumari is an "Anganwadi Worker" or frontline health worker in Bihar, one of India's poorest states. Chosen by her village as their health repres...

The Meaning of Disruption and Social Fiction

Carl Pope | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Several of the Skoll Award Social Entrepreneurship Award winners at this year's "Disruption" themed World Forum meet the classic definition crafted by HBS's Clayton Christenson of disruption - serving customers who are ignored by the existing business models.

Leader of Weavers

Suzanne Skees | Posted 06.01.2013 | Small Business
Suzanne Skees

Taking advantage of the skills training provided by his new employer, Shivanandan diversified his weaving designs and became secretary of his local weavers' trust. And in a lottery-based award system through BDT, Shivanandan got to travel to India's capital city, Delhi, to visit other artisans in the large Dilli Haat gift-market.

Bangladesh Hits 1 Million Solar Home Systems

Justin Guay | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Here's our policy lesson in a nutshell: Bangladesh is the world's demonstration case for an off-grid clean energy access plan that delivers. Bihar and UP are the next phase that will take this approach to scale. Maybe, just maybe, 1.3 Billion people later, the message, small solar is big, will finally sink in.

Meet Uttar Pradesh, India's Next Distributed Solar Hotbed

Justin Guay | Posted 01.17.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Much attention has been paid to the distributed clean energy revolution brewing in Bihar. But for all the hype generated by Minister Kumar, what's happening next door in Uttar Pradesh may be even more exciting.

Roshan Tara Lights the World

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

There are 1.5 billion of us whose lives are circumscribed by the movements of the sun, though we know how to harness that same energy to allow for the flourishing of productivity and the human spirit. We can do better.

"No Way to Run a Planet?"

Carl Pope | Posted 08.24.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Thousands of committed, informed leaders who gathered in Rio knew -- and know -- that global, governmental collaboration must somehow be restored -- and that no progress in that direction was made here. Which is why it ended so sadly.

Simple Program Causes Plunge In Girls' School Dropout Rate

AP | NIRMALA GEORGE and INDRAJIT SINGH | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

RAMPUR SINGHARA, India -- The daily trip to high school was expensive, long and eventually, too much for Indian teenager Nahid Farzana, who decided sh...

Help Me to Support Education and Orphan Care in Bihar, India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

One of the highlights of my pilgrimage to India has been meeting Ranjan Kumar, founder and president of the Gyanjyoti Rural Development Welfare Trust.

Touching the Untouchables in a Rural Indian Village

Jim Luce | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I have been privileged to visit two "Untouchable" villages while here on pilgrimage in India -- the first about four miles outside Bodh Gaya in Bihar province, and the other about four hours south of here, in the village of Dumri in Jharkhand province.

PHOTOS: Cold Wave Hits India

Posted 02.21.2012 | World

While India is known for its blistering summer heat, a cold wave has swept through the north of the country in the past week. A thick fog cloud envelo...

PHOTOS: India Celebrates Sonepur Cattle Fair

Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

The Sonepur Fair in Bihar, India takes place annually on the holy river Ganges. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins du...

Monsoon Rains Cause Havoc In India, Kill Dozens

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Monsoon rains destroyed mud huts and flooded wide swaths of northern and eastern India, killing at least 48 people in recent da...

Rural Women Turn Solar Energy Entrepreneurs in Indian Village

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Betwa Sharma

The Jal Sakra village in India has never gotten electricity. Now, it has become the launching pad for a new scheme to boost women's earnings through solar power.

Weary Travelers Offer Fixes for Massive Corruption in India

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

The Rajdhani Express was running late by seven hours. So when asked about the recent explosion of corruption scandals in the nation, travelers were eager to blast the "system" and its failures.

Good Governance Matters, In India

Marie-Lou Fernandes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marie-Lou Fernandes

There is a new reason to feel vindicated, and hopeful, about India. Last month the Indian state of Bihar - situated to the north of the country with...

India's Civil Wars

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mira Kamdar

The Maoists have flourished in areas where the government of India has virtually abandoned the rural poor. These populations are completely cut off from the economically vibrant, rapidly growing India.

India's Poorest State Defies Economic Slump

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This country's path out of the global economic turmoil may start here, among a community of outcastes who dine on rats. In Bihar, India's poorest and...