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Adolescent mental health and caregiving: Are Indian parents informed and sensitive?

Caregivers who want their children to have a full life, despite disabilities or mental illnesses, are rare.

The traditional, ritualistic side of Nila: A journey through its art forms

The art that Nila inspired: A look at traditional dance and drama forms of Bharathapuzha

In a drought-hit country, sacred groves are crucial for climate resilience

Sacred groves are forest patches that communities have conserved because of their belief in a divine presence residing in them.

In an AP Minister’s constituency, stone quarrying has allegedly killed at least 100 people

Residents of Nemakallu say that contractors are not following rules, and are bribing politicians.

When doctors turn gatekeepers: Indian transgender community’s battle for mental health

Trans people are prone to mental health problems due to social stigma and the biological upheaval during medical gender affirmation process – and they suffer further when mental health professionals fail them.

The art that Nila inspires: Clay to grass, artisans on the river’s banks swear by her bounty

For the potters and the grass mat makers, the brass metal workers to the mirror moulders, several thousands will lose their livelihood if the Nila died.

Watch: The amazing story of Kunjappan, a river-warrior fighting to save the Periyar

Kunjappan has fought tirelessly for over four decades to force the over 200 industries along the Periyar to stop polluting the river.

The art that Nila inspires: How shadow and Kathakali puppetry thrive on the banks of the river

Whether it’s the centuries old Nizhal Pava Koothu, or the more recent Puppet Kathakali, Bharathapuzha is home to many arts.

A divine deity is saving Kolli Hills from being lost to industrial agriculture forever

Critical to the insularity of Kolli Hills communities is their ability to stay reasonably self-sufficient and self-reliant in their food and resource needs.

The Periyar is dying: How south Kerala's lifeline has become an industrial sewage drain

Alarmingly, this stretch of the river is also the primary drinking water lifeline for over 40 lakh residents of nearby Kochi.