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  • Children fight for right to education

    September 11, 2017

    An Indian human rights group is helping children in the country's famed handloom-weaving district in Varanasi. The kids fight for their right to an educati

  • Dhaka's endemic environmental pollution

    June 30, 2017

    The Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka is a bustling center with over 17 million crammed into just 305 square kilometers area, making it one of world's most densely populated cities. Massive population pressure, unplanned urbanization, industrialization and poor public health governance give rise to a low quality of life in Dhaka. Low-lying Bangladesh is also vulnerable to the adverse impact of climate change.   In 2017, Dhaka was ranked the second worst city on basis of quality of life — after Caracas in a survey by Numbeo, one of the world's largest user-contributed databases on living conditions across the globe. (Photos and texts by