Dharavi – the heart of Mumbai – is one of the world’s largest and busiest slums, and its street food runs through its veins. Our vendors show us how to cut it in this competitive slum and make a living from its thriving inner-slum economy. Malai, an idliwalla from Tamil Nadu shares his secrets for … [Read more…]
Demigods: June is Pride month across the world. In India, Hijras are an officially recognised third gender. Despite this, the transgender community still face untold levels of discrimination and persecution.
Elephant habitats across India are shrinking at an alarming rate, leading to conflict with local residents. In the southern region of Hassan, the conflict has been particularly intense. But accountant-turned-conservationist Vinod Krishnan is part of a team, led by Dr Anand Kumar, that is pioneering a radically new approach to deal with the conflict based … [Read more…]
More than 40 per cent of India’s 61 million children are malnourished, prompting the prime minister to declare the problem a “national shame”.
Underground fires have been burning for more than a century beneath India’s largest coalfield, but in recent decades open-cast mining has brought the flames to the surface with devastating consequences for the local population. As communities are destroyed and thousands suffer from toxic fumes, what lies behind this human and environmental disaster? Filmmakers Gautam Singh … [Read more…]
India is hungry for energy. Over 173 power plants, all of them coal-fired, will be built to power the nation’s high-tech industries and booming cities.