Until now, women rarely figured in G20 talks on economic growth. In India in particular, women have no access to investor and credit networks. Businesswoman Sucharita Eashwar is looking to change that. She helps women to set up their own businesses.
In an interview with DW, Indian feminist V. S. Elizabeth says that although the global #MeToo movement had an impact on India, it is still restricted to the educated middle class with an access to the Internet.
India's urban poor face an unending struggle to meet skyrocketing costs of living. To solve one of their basic needs, the southern city of Bengaluru is operating canteens that are similar to soup kitchens in the West.
Not many topics galvanize public opinion in Bengaluru as much as worsening traffic and growing pollution. The city's largest water body often draws the spotlight whenever environmental issues emerge in public platforms.
Respected journalist Gauri Lankesh, who edited a tabloid magazine in the southern state of Karnataka, was killed outside her home. She was an outspoken critic of right-wing Hindu nationalist politics.
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