In depth reportage

Why Kerala’s farmers are looking to agritourism to boost profit margins

Marayoor and Kanthalloor regions in Kerala’s Idukki district are fast emerging as major destinations for agritourism, with winter vegetables, fruit farms and jaggery production the main attractions.

How Hyderabad is getting rid of manual scavenging with its mini sewer jetting machines

Hyderabad has achieved quite a bit with 136 mini sewer jetting machines, but a lot more can be done to ensure zero human intervention in cleaning clogged drains.

Can citizen caregivers be the key to solving stray dog attacks?

There are several animal lovers across India, who have voluntarily taken the responsibility of taking care of street dogs.

No SHRC, no Lokayukta and a defunct SCPCR: Why justice is elusive in Telangana

An RTI response to TNM from the Public Information Officer of the Lokayukta showed that a staggering 5,283 complaints are pending with the institution.

How corporate India can make inclusion of transgender persons a reality

Corporates have opened their doors to the transgender community. But have they also done the difficult, delicate and dedicated work of actually including them in their workforce?

'Wish it was easier to say no’: How family, social pressures can compel couples into IVF

In the second of TNM’s two-part series, we attempt to unpack the complex social structures and biases that may compel couples to opt for, and continue to try IVF.

When dreams turn to dust: How Kollywood exploits labour

Speak to the supporting artistes, the one-film directors, and the unsung heroes of the sets, and a picture of exploitation emerges from all the glitz.

Encroachers or rightful cultivators? Why there’s unrest among Telangana's forest dwellers

The conflict in Telangana’s Kagaznagar, where a woman forest officer was assaulted, is just another facet of the larger battle that forest dwellers in India are currently fighting to safeguard their rights.

Watch: How Channapatna's indigenous toy making craft is bouncing back from the edge of death

Several organisations have helped revive the indigenous industry which nearly died following the influx of Chinese toys in the market during the 2000s.

How Tollywood has demonised queerness by passing off offensive depiction as 'comedy'

From depicting gay and lesbian persons as mere hypersexual beings to inter-mixing queer identities, Telugu cinema’s portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters has a long way to go.