Read Katherine Boo’s “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai undercity” and it will open your eyes about what it means to really get to know a place and its people and to tell their story accurately–no small responsibility. This is the story of Annawadi, a desperately poor community of families […]
Can a for-profit company make as much difference as a charity? Or is it ultimately just good business to sell things that make people feel good about themselves?
Poverty, insecurity, a lack of trained teachers, and poorly equipped schools have begun to erode the progress Afghanistan has made in educating girls.
My home country of India has made remarkable progress--and still faces great challenges. That's why I was glad to hear Obama acknowledge both during his recent visit.
“An uneducated person means a blind person,” says Hussein Kadir who, with his wife, is working hard to make sure their children have a chance to go to school.
A revealing mini-lecture on population points to the role fighting poverty plays in the world’s future.
Theories abound—what can we learn from them?
What was the country like before the earthquake hit?
According to Singer, it is possible to live an ethical life in a Bombay world--one that contains both great wealth and stark emptiness.