Ending period poverty

At this year’s Academy Awards a film called “Period. End of Sentence” won the Oscar for best short documentary. The movie focused on the...

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....