* Governments still investing more in dirty power after
MUMBAI, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like other
store owners in this busy central Mumbai market, the Dadhia
brothers have long kept the bottom shelf of their sari shop
empty, to dodge the flooding that arrives every monsoon.
BHADRAVATI, India, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
T he reopening of a coal mine this year near the central Indian
village of Chichordi rekindled farmer Dilip Madre's hopes he
would finally be compensated for the ruin of his once-bountiful
turmeric field and be able to buy a bigger farm further away.
CHANDRAPUR, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The hillocks dotting the coal hub of Chandrapur are a green oasis in the central Indian region pockmarked with coal mines, where even rain puddles are black and a coal-fed thermal power plant belches smoke into the sky.
MUMBAI, Aug 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the health
worker swabbed the skin on his arm with an alcohol wipe and
prepared the syringe, Kartik Biswas felt an overwhelming sense
MUMBAI/CHENNAI, India, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
- I t's been over a month since his mother died, but Vishal
Meghwal can still hear her struggling to breathe as he
desperately messaged friends to lend him money for the drugs she
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a child, Fagu Besra swam in gurgling streams and drank "sweet and cold water" from the wells in his village of Pundi in eastern India. Today, none are left.
MUMBAI/CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anajana Lalaji Bise's precious last photograph of her husband is a picture he sent to her on WhatsApp a few days before he died from COVID-19 in a hospital in western India.
MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Between taking orders and handing over parcels of sushi and papaya-mango salad to delivery boys, Indian restaurant manager Padam Vibhushan has fruitlessly hunted online and in hospitals for a COVID-19 vaccine slot since he became eligible on May 1.
MUMBAI and LUCKNOW, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sunita Kashyap used to get free treatment in her local health centre for the swelling in her right leg that has left her in pain and unable to work - the incurable result of a parasitic disease endemic in her native India.