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In India, a Religious Tradition Seeks a Green Makeover

During the annual Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, millions of icons of the god are submerged in Indian waters. And that’s bad news for the environment.

Mrinal Desai / Courtesy NFB

The Long Shadow of Mumbai's Mushrooming Highrises

In the scramble to grow, builders have cut corners—harming residents and the future of the city.

The Megacity Initiative

What's at Stake in the Fight Over the Mumbai Waterfront

In a megacity in desperate need of better planning, activists are calling for a more sustainable future for the Mumbai Port.

Reuters / Danish Siddiqui

Your Credit Card Is Now Your Fare Card on the Mumbai Metro

Adoption of similar mass transit technology in the U.S. may not be far off.

The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Virtual City

This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.


The Tricks Designers Use to Make Roads Safer

Modernizing India's highways hasn't cut down on fatalities. But a Mumbai engineering firm thinks things like curves and signs could make all the difference.

The Future of Honking

Cars are getting quieter. Should horns be getting quieter as well? 

Associated Press

Mumbai's Snazzy New Airport Terminal

Inspired by a dancing peacock and covered with artifacts and art.


India's Economic Woes Are So Dire, Millions May De-Urbanize

A dire slump threatens to send poor, unemployed migrants back to the countryside in search of work.


Can a Golden Skyscraper Help Donald Trump Finally Make a Profit in India?

A recent report ranked Mumbai dead last among ten major cities for residential real estate returns, but that hasn't stopped Trump.


How Memory Alters Our Perception of Place

The curious results of walking tours in New York, Berlin and Mumbai.


Will Mumbai's Tallest Skyscraper Be Its Greenest Too?

The proposed 116-story Imperial Tower will offer a slew of sustainable options.

Can You Tell the Difference Between These Pictures of New York and Mumbai?

One photographer's quest to capture the similarities between the two cities.


Digging Out From Mumbai's Massive Building Collapse

At least 72 people were killed.


The (Failed) Idea That Links St. Petersburg and Mumbai

Even in cities laid out to micro-manage and shape its residents, the people who use public space can't be controlled.


Intimate Scenes From India's Railroads

As India contemplates a second fare hike in as many months, a Reuters photographer captures what the system means to its riders.

After a Brutal Gang Rape, India Tries to Lure Women Tourists Back

But questions of safety linger.

Anthony Flint

Cities With Too Many Men

India's unbalanced sex ratio has created a slew of social problems and exacerbated violence against women.