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India gears up for rising ageing population with old-age h...

Ms Ivy Poulose, an 81-year-old widow, in her two-bedroom apartment at Rahel Homes. ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA KOCHI/BANGALOR...

In northern Nepal, new roadways threaten an ancient cultur...

A farmer walks his horse downstream to the river of Kali Gandaki as soaring, snow-clad peaks loom over a landscape riven by rocky cle...

Restoring the British South Asian community’s solidarity a...

British South Asians have historically played a major role in the fight against racism, particularly between the 1940s and 19...

From Iran to India: How immigrants created Mumbai’s iconic...

Antique bentwood chairs, chequerboard floors, high ceilings, wooden counters, a grandfather’s clock, humongous glass jars holding...

Once home to tycoons, India’s grand Chettinad mansions now...

A courtyard at Saratha Vilas Chettinad mansion in Tamil Nadu. Photo: AFP Thousands of mansions in a remote corner of India once ho...

Our missing writers

We, in Bangladesh, are in sore need of projecting our intellectual accomplishments before the wider world beyond our frontiers. And tha...

Updating Jim Thompson's legacy for the 21st century

A ticket to the Jim Thompson House Museum now offers entry to two venues: the genteel former home of the late silk tycoon and the new...

Celebrating world Turkish coffee day

The wonderful taste of Turkish coffee has been bringing people together for centuries. But it’s more than just a cup of coffee; i...

Why Badhon’s Jamdani look at an international red carpet i...

Azmeri Haque Badhon from Cannes in a Dhakai Jamdani. (Photo: Azmeri Haque Badhon) Last month, at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, wh...

The artisanal bakery in Bangkok with a sad past that few c...

The Holey Mothership in Phra Khanong, Bangkok. (Photo: Holey Artisan Bakery) At the Holey Mothership in Phra Khanong, Bangkok...

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...