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The drive to hook up a billion Indian people to the internet sounds daunting — but it may well make the internet better for everyone.

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What happens when a city is managed almost completely by private corporations? Visit Gurgaon, India, a boomtown of millions without a citywide system for water, electricity or even public sewers.

Since 2009, Lisa Kristine has been documenting the lives of people caught up in slavery. Her images are shocking, powerful, in-your-face. Yet they are also dignified portraits of those with no choice. Take a look at 17 of her photographs.

We asked an international group of 12 artists, designers, photographers and activists to provide one image that encapsulates what inequality means to them — and to explain their selection. The results are stunning and thought-provoking. Warning: some of them might make you cry.

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Jane Chen describes the years-long design and development process of the Embrace baby warmer, one way to counter hypothermia in newborns.

Avani talking to press at Ummeed's launch event in 2012.

17-year-old entrepreneur, Avani Singh, empowers women in New Delhi, India, to earn a living and gain financial freedom.