Payal Mohta

Payal Mohta

India

In Mumbai, toxic air plagues poor residents of housing colony

Surrounded by chemical factories, more than 5,000 families live in Mahul and many report health problems.

In Mumbai, toxic air plagues poor residents of housing colony

Poverty & Development

'I stay awake at night in case the building is ready to fall'

Residents in Mumbai's crumbling buildings fear eviction, homelessness, and at worse, death.

'I stay awake at night in case the building is ready to fall'

India

The rise of female Sharia judges in India

Female 'qazis' are increasingly responsible for governing Islamic law, a role traditionally performed by men.

The rise of female Sharia judges in India