Slum Dwellers International, an advocacy organization started in India, has had success rallying large numbers of marginalized people to push for their rights and get basic amenities like toilets, electricity and permanent shelter. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talks with founder Jockin Arputham about his lifelong calling to improve living conditions and empower communities. Continue reading
As more details emerge about the Mumbai attacks, questions are stirring on India’s ability to prevent and respond to terrorism. Analysts examine the government’s response and what it means for larger security issues. Continue reading
Eight bombs blasted commuter trains in India Tuesday, killing more than 140 people in a well-coordinated terrorist attack. A reporter provides an update.
Eight explosions tore through Mumbai’s commuter rail in India’s financial district during rush hour Tuesday, killing at least 147 people and wounding more than 400 in what authorities are calling a well-coordinated attack. Continue reading