Plastic Roads

An ambitions project to use India’s ever-growing waste problem—turning plastic into pavement—for greater good is gaining traction. But is it moving fast enough?


Gutter Gold

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India’s Dalits are traditionally the poorest of the poor, fit for jobs deemed too unclean and unsanitary for those of higher castes. But for a few Dalit women in the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, working in the sewers is proving a profitable business


Nepalese Menstruation Tradition Dies Hard

In Far Western Nepal, women and girls are isolated in small huts during menstruation and after childbirth because they are deemed unclean. During this banishment, they face stigma in their community, young girls don't go to school, and, in rare cases, some have died while practicing chaupadi  

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