Mumbai

Photographing the Souls of Megacities

This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the human sides of 22 bustling cities.

One Solution to Keeping India's Girls in School: Cheap Maxi Pads

Across the country, pad dispensers work to reverse the stigma that keeps girls out of class.

The Fight to Shush India's Booming Festival Season

The most celebratory months tend to be the loudest.

Mumbai's New Eco-Friendly, Women-Only Restroom

The public bathroom doubles as a safe space and a solution to the city’s sanitation struggles.

An Anonymous Photographer's Mission to Preserve Mumbai's Art Deco

The city has over 200 such buildings, second only to Miami.

Mumbai's Massive Trash Fire Highlights Its Inequality

The city’s most privileged residents are largely shielded from the environmental hazards that plague those living on the outskirts.

Why Informal Water Sellers Are Key to India's Future

Most packaged water in India is unregulated and not all of it is safe. Even so, the private water market may meet the needs of Indians better than the public sector does.

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.

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.

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.

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? 

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.