Isha Devi, 30, became a surrogate to help keep her family afloat. Her husband, a rickshaw driver, couldn't work after an accident with a bus — and medical bills began mounting up. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Why Some Of India's Surrogate Moms Are Full Of Regret

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Kashmir Is Inundated By Violence But This Cycle Is Unique

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Gautam Lewis, now 39, poses with some of the photographs he has taken that trace the life and work of Mother Teresa, who took him in when he was 3. The images are part of an exhibition Lewis has staged in Kolkata as an homage to the woman he calls his "second mother." Rohan Chakravarty for NPR hide caption

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Mother Teresa Made Him Believe He Could Fly — And He Did

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The man with the bandaged heads is one of the four members of the Dalit community who were flogged with iron rods and pipes on July 11 by group of self-styled "cow protectors." Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Caste Formerly Known As 'Untouchables' Demands A New Role In India

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India's Lagging Manufacturing Sector Slows Job Creation

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Tea leaf pickers in the Indian tea industry are nearly all women, and in the southern tea-growing state of Kerala, they earn the lowest daily minimum wage of any sector in the state. They work six days a week rain or shine. But J. Rajeshwari (right) helped mobilize the female worforce. "We couldn't feed ourselves or educate our children, so we organized," she says. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Female Tea Workers In One Indian State Fight For Their Rights

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Jisha's face peers out from posters across the state demanding "Justice for Jisha." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Brutal Murder In India's Kerala State Spotlights Underlying Maladies

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Narendra Modi Comes To Washington

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U.S.-India Relations Centers On Defense, Modi Returns For 4th U.S. Visit

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Reports Of Brutal Rape In India, Brazil Ignite National Debate

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Ambadas Raut uses copper rods known as dowsing sticks to locate sources of underground water in a dry reservoir. He's had 400 clients and says he's found water for 80 percent of them. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?

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A farmer steers his cart through land that was a dam brimming with water just a few years ago which fed the district of Beed in the parched state of Maharashtra. After two years of drought it is among India's hardest-hit. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Amid India's Drought Crisis, Suicides Increase Among Farmers Deep In Debt

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Men watch the fires of a cremation along the banks of the Yamuna River against the backdrop of the Wazirabad Barrage and floating industrial waste. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Can India's Sacred But 'Dead' Yamuna River Be Saved?

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