Salimah Shivji


Salimah Shivji is CBC's India correspondent, based in Mumbai. She has been a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau and has covered everything from climate change to corruption across Canada.

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India hosted a tourism summit to show Kashmir is peaceful. Residents call it a 'facade'

This week, India is hosting a G20 meeting focused on promoting tourism in the embattled region of Jammu and Kashmir, the site of decades of conflict. 

India's outdoor labourers struggle to cope as country faces new reality of extreme heat waves

The number of hot days is rising in India, and experts predict heat waves will start earlier, last longer and become more frequent, as the effects of climate change are felt on the subcontinent.

Thai voters could drive out pro-military party in pivotal vote Sunday

With voting day approaching on Sunday, Thailand's election is shaping up to be a once-in-a-generation battle to oust the pro-military government and bring democratic reforms to a country that’s endured nearly a decade of military rule.

Indifference reigns in India ahead of King Charles's coronation

As King Charles's coronation nears, some people in India feel indifferent about seeing a new King crowned, half a world away. For others, India's colonial past — and the controversy around the infamous Koh-i-Noor diamond — is hard to forget.

India's plastic problem: No easy fix for trash mountains that provide profit and pain

There have long been promises to clear out India's mountains of waste but that reality seems distant at Mumbai's massive Deonar landfill, where 100,000 people depend on the informal garbage industry of picking through trash for plastic and metal to eke out a livelihood, despite the health risks associated with the work.

New women's cricket league in India heralded as 'game-changer'

India has a brand-new professional women's cricket league, and it's generating a lot of excitement in the country and among analysts, with many calling it a game-changer for women's sports.

This Bollywood film is so loved, a Mumbai theatre has been screening it daily for 27 years

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge premiered in 1995, but has such enduring appeal — along with its leading man, Bollywood legend Shah Rukh Khan — that it's played at a Mumbai cinema nearly every day since, aside from a brief pandemic pause.

How Indian billionaire Gautam Adani lost half his fortune in a flash, triggering political fallout

In the span of just 10 dramatic days, Gautam Adani — a self-made Indian billionaire with a sprawling empire that made him the third-richest person in the world — saw more than half of his fortune vanish. Here's what happened.

She was kidnapped from her Mumbai school in 2013. Now, Pooja is finally home

Nine years after Pooja Gaud was kidnapped near her Mumbai school, a missing persons poster has helped the teenager reunite with her family. She was beaten and forced to work, and is still seeking justice.

Pakistan names new army chief as political turmoil over military influence deepens

The appointment of Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir to the role ended weeks of intense speculation and comes at a time of fierce debate over the Pakistani military's role in politics in the nuclear-armed country, with ousted prime minister Imran Khan planning a massive rally near the capital this weekend to renew his call for immediate elections.