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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.

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.

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.

The Kairos Society: WaterWalla

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Neil Parikh wants to be a doctor who is also solving problems -- big, weighty, global problems.

Slum Tourism: Learning or Leering

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 10.07.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that the impetus for my visit was the film Slumdog Millionaire.

Plight of Potters of Dharavi -- Asia's largest Slum

Rajen Nair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rajen Nair

Dharavi is sitting on a gold mine and everyone -- including the government officials, builders and NGOS -- wants their share of pie, but for the people of Dharavi free house appears a distant dream.

The Street Children in Slumdog Millionaire

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mallika Chopra

One of the benefits of the success of Slumdog Millionaire is that it is raising awareness of the plight of children who live in poverty. Personally, I...