D. Kalyani, president of the Sea Dot fish pickling unit, December 2014.

Women of the Tsunami Face Business Survival Test

Female co-owners of the fish processing Sea Dot unit in Chennai, India, are struggling to keep their comeback enterprise going. After several good years, times have gotten tough. As the economy slackened, so did their sales.

Manju Devi is Jaipur city's first female train porter.

Widow Joins All-Male Ranks as Railroad Porter

Defying extremely rigid gender-based traditions, a 32-year-old Rajasthan widow left her village and broke into the all-male ranks of railway porters in the capital city of Jaipur. Now she’s planning a better life for her children.

Sumati Das, an auxiliary nurse midwife, counsels Aniya Mohanty and her husband on the importance of prenatal immunization in Jamarasuain village, Odisha.

India’s Men Assist Maternal Health Campaign

Women are running the “cold chains” crucial to the success of any immunization drive. They’re also administering the medicine, keeping track of records and swaying male attitudes that seemed unalterably opposed just 10 years ago.