In Africa's child-centered cultures, women who cannot give birth often endure stigma, scorn, and social isolation. A rare clinic in South Africa offers high-tech fertility treatment to those of low-income.
This year's Kumbh Mela is expected to attract millions of people. On the biggest day of the festival, as many as 20,000 people will get lost or be separated from their families and friends and will seek out assistance at the lost and found desk.
What happens when Peace Corps volunteers fall in love, either with each other or with citizens of the country hosting them? Nina Porzucki, a Peace Corps alum, reports from the frontlines of love in the developing world.
Today, many urban Indians ignore caste, except when it comes to choosing a marriage partner. But abroad, some upper caste Indians have a nostalgic affection for a system that favored their forefathers.