In depth reportage

How a Karnataka group is curbing deforestation in Bandipur through gas connections

Namma Sangha (Our Group) is an organisation aiming to reduce pressure on the forests and provide villagers with an alternative source of fuel.

Remember Thoothukudi: A year later, no justice in sight for families of the dead

On the 100th day of anti-Sterlite protests, thirteen people were killed in police firing in Thoothukudi on May 22, 2018.

How disconnected cops across 4 states let a serial fraudster get away for years

This is the story of Jawahar Shukra alias Jawahar Balakumar, a man who has several cases of cheating and fraud against him – dating back to at least 2013.

A fight to save lands: How K’taka residents are resisting an oil refinery’s expansion

The MRPL refinery’s plans for the fourth phase of its expansion in Mangaluru is at odds with a section of residents in Permude and Kuthethoor villages on the outskirts of the city.

Shrinking terrain and shifting habitats: How the Bandipur fires may be impacting tigers

South India’s tiger population is thought to be the “world’s single largest,” but man-made fires are becoming more and more of a threat to their terrain.

Stench, fires and no end in sight: How a Coimbatore landfill has plagued residents

The Vellalore dump yard slowly came into existence beginning in June 2003, sparking a blame game between the authorities and those who live in the area.

Husband from hell: The man who married and swindled several women in south India

32-year-old Jawahar Shukra is in jail for harassing a woman from Andhra Pradesh, whom he met on a matrimonial site. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Beyond courts and catchphrases: How LGBTQ networks help people in crisis

So far, hijra families and volunteer networks have provided shelter, care, and warmth for queer and trans people in need. But the rest of society needs to step up.

Pitied and desexualised: How Malayalam cinema has portrayed people with disability

Rarely are the characters portrayed as people with feelings just like everyone else, especially when it comes to romance and enjoying life.

Despair in search of livelihood: The saga of the Telangana Gulf migration

In pursuit of a better life, hundreds of workers from Telangana make their way to the Gulf, but the reality on the ground is far from the bright future they’re told to expect.