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In depth reportage

How urban organic farming in India may be working against traditional farmers

The me-focussed concerns of urban rooftop farmers and consumers for organic produce is hurting rather than helping the agrarian industry, some experts say.

For tribal communities in Tamil Nadu, thalassaemia is an unending battle

Even as India works towards being free of thalassaemia — a hereditary blood disorder — by 2025, it continues to be a significant health crisis in Tamil Nadu.

No easy exit as Ola and Uber drivers in India face spiralling debt trap

Drivers who were once showered with incentives from the companies are now facing dwindling incomes and debt as Uber and Ola turn their attention to fiscal growth.

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.

Watch: How loan surety of Rs 2 lakh became debt of Rs 2.7 crore for a Kerala family

It all started when the family pledged their house for a bank loan of Rs 2 lakh taken by their relative in 1994.

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.