Bijoyeta Das

Poverty & Development

Rehabilitating South Africa's ex-prisoners

For many former prisoners, life outside of prison is fraught with difficulties, including joblessness and social stigma.

Arts & Culture

In Pictures: The last Aryans

Brogpas living in remote Himalayas claim to be last of the Aryans, luring tourists and researchers.

Human Rights

In Pictures: India's missing children

Families of missing children deal with despair and hope as the country continues to lose generation after generation.

In Pictures

In Pictures: Myanmar patients in India

Patients who suffer from tuberculosis and are HIV positive cross into northeastern state of Manipur for treatment.


India holds elections in remote Himalayas

Conducting polls for lone parliamentary seat in Indian-administered Kashmir's Ladakh region is big logistical nightmare.


Alcohol flows in India despite poll-time ban

Candidates dole out illicit liquor and other freebies to buy votes, increasing surveillance and harming legal stores.


India elections fail to inspire Kashmiris

Low voter turnout and boycott mar parliamentary elections in India-administered Kashmir.

In Pictures

In Pictures: Indian Jewish tribe heads 'home'

Members from Bnei Menashe tribe, recognised by Israel as descendants of lost tribes, set to reunite with roots.

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In Pictures: Battleground Varanasi

Ancient city will see BJP's Narendra Modi and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal face off on May 12 at end of India's polling.

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In Pictures: Meghalaya goes to polls

People in Meghalaya vote along with states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Nagaland in second phase of India polls.

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In Pictures: Plight of Biharis in Bangladesh

Hundreds of thousands of Urdu-speaking Bihari community in Bangladesh battle social stigma on a daily basis.

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In Pictures: India's poll graffiti

Walls of Shillong in northeast India come alive with graffiti as electoral authorities exhort eligible voters to cast their ballot.