An Indian evangelist for toilet usage

An Indian sociologist has made ending open defecation his life's work Try to imagine: you feel the urge to relief yourself. But instead of your...

India’s toilet boom

The the practice of outdoor defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases that kill about 2,200 children a day - more than die from HIV/AIDS,...

The market in human organs

The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the...

India’s girl shortage [rebroadcast]

In the next decade, India may pass China to become the world’s most populous country. But there’s something odd about India’s population....

Climate change in South Asia

Climate change is already having big effects on southern Asia. Deadly heat waves like one that killed 3,500 people in India and Pakistan in 2015...

India’s witch hunts

For many, witch trials may seem like a relic of early colonial America. But in fact witch-hunting is still a feature of rural life today in many some...

The ‘Red Market’ in human organs

The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the...