Chhavi Sachdev is a reporter, producer, and editor who finds herself drawn always to stories of oddities, quirks, and the little man trying to make a big change. And chocolate.
When she's not working (and sometimes even when she is) you can find her plotting her next journey, baking, or making mix tapes for friends. She's a science nerd, animal slave, wine snob and action flick junkie. After living on three continents, she now resides in Mumbai, but her travel case is always packed.
Who are Indian women in the eyes of advertisers? In most cases, it seems they're little more than eager servants for their busy, decisive husbands and sons. But change may slowly be coming to the world of Indian advertising — and society's view of women.
What do you do when all other efforts to persuade locals to protect endangered rhinos have failed? Pay them to harvest the rhinos' dung and use it to make paper. That's what an Indian startup company is trying, with early success.
India's noise pollution is legendary: By some measures, India has three of the top five noisiest cities in the world. The worst offenders are on the road, and while some people complain about it, one person stepped up to the challenge of taking it on — by making honking a privilege that will literally cost you.
About 600 million Indians live without toilets, and women and girls bear the brunt of that shortage. While men can and do relieve themselves almost anywhere, many women must choose between scarce, dangerous public facilities or expensive pay toilets when they need to pee.
Being forced to take music lessons is something children all over the world are familiar with — and not always pleased with, either. But in India, Ashok Krish has found that these lessons can lead to Internet popularity, if you put those skills to use in the right ways.
Conflict & Justice
The Geo Quiz is looking for a city in India where the drinking age just went up to 25.
Arts, Culture & Media
Reporter Chhavi Sachdev profiles a matchmaker in Mumbai who helps people with disabilities to make a love connection.
Imagine running a family business that has been around for 2000 years. Reporter Chhavi Sachdev profiles two brothers in India who run a genealogy business the old-fashioned way: traversing the Indian subcontinent to keep family histories up to date.