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Shabana

India’s Muslim women fight tradition and family for right to property

Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh....

Kashmir’s brutal stories get cartoon treatment

Through sombre black and white drawings, graphic novelist Malik Sajad tells the brutal story of his native Kashmir in the 1990s, as an armed...
Solar power

Solar power: A shot in the arm for India’s health centres

For Dr Vinayak Salunke, flashlights worth less than $10 each are one of the most valuable assets at the Vihamandra health centre in Aurangabad...

Saving Pakistan’s lost city of Mohenjo Daro

The centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities - a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets...

WORLD HIJAB DAY: WOMEN UNITE TO PROMOTE RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE

February 1 is World Hijab Day, an initiative started by New York native Nazma Khan to end religious intolerance. Nazma Khan, a New York native,...

Lost decade: 10 years on, Pakistan still reeling from notorious cricket attack

Whenever umpire Ahsan Raza looks at his scars from the deadly militant attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore, 10 years ago on...

Murder of child maid forces Pakistan to soul search

The battered body of 16-year-old servant Uzma Bibi was found dumped in a canal and her wealthy employer charged with murder, the latest case...

From pariah to demi-god: transgender leader a star at massive Kumbh Mela festival

In a desert tent guarded by armed police and a thick-set bouncer, Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is blessing a constant stream of pilgrims, who garland...

Faster, cheaper, greener: Pakistanis turn to car-pooling service

Medical student Mahnoor Sherazi used to hail a shared public taxi to get to school, a way of traveling she found expensive, occasionally unsettling...

India temple trailblazers braving threats and family anger

Bindu Ammini and Kanakadurga are living on the run since infuriating Hindu traditionalists by entering one of India's holiest temples that for generations banned...