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CHAYA: Bangladesh’s First space sharing marketplace

Mehraab Anwar (left) and Farhia Tabassum (right) launched CHAYA in 2019. Photo: Courtesy If you are a content creator or working i...

Twins in India lived together - and died together - of Cov...

The touching story of twins Ralfred (left) and Joefred Gregory has spread fast and wide on Indian social media. PHOTO: NYTIMES...

How dangerous is India’s ‘double mutant’ COVID-19 variant?

It is beginning to feel as though not a week can go by without scientists identifying a new variant of the coronavirus. Each time a new...

The 1971 War, Caste, Citizenship and a War Memorial in Tha...

The 1971 War Martyrs Memorial, Barach, Tharparkar, Pakistan. Constructed by Taluka Municipal Administration, Mithi in 2006 Perhaps...

‘Brothers and sisters’: Indian village shelters Myanmar na...

A police officer who fled from Myanmar following a military coup looks out to the mountains from an undisclosed location bordering My...

In India's tea estates, the next generation of pickers wan...

In the green, undulating hills of eastern India that supply the world with Darjeeling tea, revolution is brewing as a new generation dr...

How pandemic may finally sink Kashmir's famous houseboats

Building and repair ban had turned Dal Lake into graveyard for sinking boats even before coronavirus and Delhi crackdown Ghulam Na...

The Wall of Jesus stands tall in Pakistan

Catholic philanthropist Raja Walter drops household items in the drawers of the Wall of Jesus in Youhanabad, Lahore. (Photo: Kamran C...

The Lifelong Isolation of Two Elderly Sisters in India

Photographs by Debsuddha In Kolkata’s Hatibagan area is a two-story house that is a hundred and sixty-three years old. It si...

The financial burden of weddings on India’s poorest famili...

An Indian brass band plays as they accompany a wedding procession in New Delhi [File: Manish Swarup/AP] New Delhi-based sc...

How the Urdu language and literature slipped into darkness...

An impression that Urdu is the language of Pakistan is cemented in Bangladesh's popular imagination, unleashing hostilities and discrim...

Purja set to conquer winter K2 with Sherpa ‘team’

Nirmal 'Nims' Purja - shown here at Camp 4 - and a team of Nepalese Sherpas are hoping to summit K2 in winter on the afternoon of Jan...

Hard times for Mumbai's 'dabbawalas': One of the world's b...

Vegetables being sorted and packaged in Pune district before being sent to the dabbawalas for delivery in Mumbai Many of Mumbai's...

Bhutan - The Kingdom with many new year celebrations

If you are a Bhutanese or residence living in Bhutan, you will be fascinated to witness several traditions of celebrating New Year in t...

Is this the end for India’s last Chinese-language newspape...

A member of Kolkata’s Chinese community shows the edition of the Overseas Chinese Commerce of India – the country’s...

'The brides feel like Cinderella': the free wedding shop h...

Secondhand clothes and wedding fabric are stored at Sabitha’s home in Kannuar, Kerala. They will be given free of charge to wom...

Indigo: The story of India’s ‘blue gold’

A labourer works in an indigo processing tank where water is oxidised until it turns from greenish to blue [Bala Natrajan/Al Jazeer...

Push to modernise takes toll on Kabul's historical homes

General street views of Kabul, Afghanistan  Tucked in the Hindu Kush mountains, Kabul has long been a city of traditional hom...

In India’s Assam, a young Muslim leader fights election to...

Shajahan, himself a Bengali-origin Muslim wants the region to turn the page on its bloody past [Prakash Bhuyan/Al Jazeera] Human r...

Noor Inayat Khan: The forgotten Muslim princess who fought...

Noor Inayat Khan with a vina, a stringed Indian musical instrument [Courtesy of Shrabani Basu] She spied for Britain during World...

Pakistan's centuries-old boat village faces dual threat

Under the broiling midday sun, 15-year-old Mohammad Afzal Mallah rows a small wooden boat carrying three people to his village, which f...