Fighting discrimination in India, one purse at a time

Asia Pacific Mar 21, 2021

Fighting discrimination in India, one purse at a time

The sound of men punching holes into colorful rubber sheets reverberates across a tiny studio in India's largest slum — an unlikely birthplace for luxury handbags made by a marginalized community seeking to reclaim its identity. Chamar Studio owes its name, derived from the Sanskrit ...

How Asia's largest slum chased away COVID-19

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Jun 14, 2020

How Asia's largest slum chased away COVID-19

India’s Dharavi, Asia’s most crowded slum, has gone from coronavirus hot spot to potential success story, offering a model for developing nations struggling to contain the pandemic. Authorities have knocked on 47,500 doors since April to measure temperatures and oxygen levels, screened almost 700,000 people ...