Women in developing countries face massive barriers in accessing health care due to cultural restrictions, geographical limitations, and discrimination because of their gender. One of the most inspirational groups of women I've met during my travels - women who are breaking through these barriers everyday - are the female health workers of Asia.
The state government considers homes built after 1995 on public land illegal and thus feels no obligation to provide access to basic rights - housing, water or sanitation. Every few months bulldozers show up to remind them that they shouldn't be there. That's the story of a million people in Bombay. Where being poor is a crime.
"It is perhaps the most elegant, beautiful, dynamic store we've opened in our history," chief executive Howard Schultz said in an interview on the occasion of the opening of Starbucks' first flagship Indian store, in the exclusive Horniman Circle neighbourhood of south Mumbai (also known as SoBO for those of us in the know.)