Several scientific groups are tracking the global spread of infectious diseases by monitoring Twitter, web searches, and other content online. The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee looks at the promise and challenges of disease surveillance via the internet.
India’s come under close scrutiny lately for its poor treatment of women and girls. Yet, this is a time when women in that country are also enjoying unprecedented opportunities. More and more women are getting educated and joining the work force. So how are girls and women in the country seeing themselves? And what are they envisioning for their future? To find out, The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee spent some time with one little girl in a remote corner of the country.
A community organization that aims to improve living conditions in the slums of Kolkata, India, takes an unusual approach. It relies on local children to hold elders and political leaders accountable.
The gang rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi last month has people in India talking about sexual violence and harassment. And it’s not just women who are talking about it.
The gang rape and murder of a young woman in India’s capital in December has exposed what many women in Delhi already knew — it’s dangerous for women to get around there on public transportation. There are solutions for women who can afford it, including a small taxi service for women, driven by women.
It’s been two days since I landed in India’s capital city, New Delhi. That’s 34 days after a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gang-raped on a bus in this city, and 21 days after she died in a hospital in Singapore [...]
The trial of five men accused of gang-raping and murdering a young woman has started in Delhi. The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally assaulted on board a bus last month.That attack has caused outrage across India and around the world. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee in Delhi.
Christians may be a minority in India, but Christmas is a national holiday. And citizens of all religions celebrate the festival, which Indians call the Badaa Din, or the Big Day.
Some of my earliest childhood memories are about awkward exchanges and uncomfortable silences between my parents and some of their friends and relatives regarding God and religion [...]
A 7.3-magnitude quake struck off Japan’s eastern coast on Friday, it triggered a tsunami alert in the same region of northeastern Japan that was devastated by last year’s massive quake and tsunami. The Geo Quiz wants you to name that region.
Some catfish in France’s Tarn river come on land to hunt pigeons. Those catfish and their unusual hunting behavior is the topic of a new study.
A room full of smoked cigarette butts would repulse most people, even smokers. But birds don’t necessarily share that sense of disgust. A new study suggests that some birds in Mexico City regularly use cigarette butts to line their nests and the practice may even have some benefits.
A new biodiversity park along a stretch of the river is starting to restore some of the natural services the landscape used to provide.
Hurricane Sandy brought with her a range of birds from distant places, giving American bird watchers a chance to see species they might have never encountered otherwise. Andrew Harnsworth of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology talks to Lisa Mullins about some of the rare species that are being spotted in and around New York.
The flooding New York City experienced from Sandy could become a more common occurrence as climate change causes sea levels to rise. The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee explores how coastal cities in other countries are protecting themselves from inundation.