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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...

After seven decades, the children of Partition are going b...

Khalid Bashir Rai was seven when his family had to abandon their home. It was August 15, 1947, the day India was partitioned into two s...

Meet Kashmiri cartoonist taking a dig at Indian rule

Last August, India stripped Kashmir of its special status and imposed a communication blackout cutting off the Muslim-majority region f...

Indus dolphins are dying out in India – and thriving in Pa...

Indus dolphins are among the eight freshwater dolphin species currently existing in the world  “Have you seen dolphins...

‘Our Role Is to Reduce Their Grief’

There are no signs to signal the way to the New Valley of Peace, or, as the Iraqis call it, the “Corona cemetery.” But it&r...

‘Fair & Lovely’ name change may seem superficial but it’s...

Nandita Das As the Covid-19 surge occupies much of the news, there are also various social schisms that are vying for attention. T...

India’s comfort food tells the story of its pandemic

The evening, surender malik recalls, was a blur. Exhausted, he had just sat down to watch television as his wife prepared dinner when P...

In New India, a Muslim rose smells different from a Hindu...

Some years ago, I found myself at a literary festival in a distant land. The host took us for drinks and dinner at a very upscale, very...

Epidemics, war have impacted Muslim worship throughout his...

Crowds gather on a pilgrimage at the Kaaba, the birthplace of Prophet Mohammed, Mecca, July 1889. [Hulton Archive/Getty Images] Th...

What the great pandemic novels teach us

Quaker Solomon Eagle, who “prophesied evil tidings” during the Great Plague of London in 1665 For the past four years...

Coronavirus: India charity making 70,000 meals a day for t...

The project has seen at least six restaurants coming together to cook food for the hungry The streets of Mumbai, India's financial...