India’s Muslim women fight tradition and family for right to property

Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It wasn’t long before he began beating her. Worried for her safety and that of her two young kids, Shabana begged her eldest brother to let her return to her parental […]

Solar power: A shot in the arm for India’s health centres

For Dr Vinayak Salunke, flashlights worth less than $10 each are one of the most valuable assets at the Vihamandra health centre in Aurangabad in India‘s western state of Maharashtra. With the clinic serving a population of 48,000, Salunke must prepare for up to six hours of power cuts daily, rather like a surgeon scrubbing […]

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