India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

Jan 18, 2014

India stampede kills 18 mourners of spiritual leader in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in India’s financial hub Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, police said. More than 40 people were injured in the chaos that erupted shortly after ...

Indian cancer patients sleeping rough

Aug 18, 2013

Indian cancer patients sleeping rough

With just a patchwork of colorful plastic sheets to shield patients from the heavy monsoon rains, a Mumbai street close to one of India’s top cancer treatment centers acts as a kind of unofficial ward. Every year, the Tata Memorial Hospital draws tens of ...

Indian activists push for clean cities

Apr 29, 2013

Indian activists push for clean cities

As more Indians travel the world and their country’s growing economy and population gain more global attention, they are increasingly embarrassed about one of India’s dirtiest features: its cities. It is not uncommon to see piles of putrefying garbage lying along the streets in ...