Roase Mumtaz

Arts & Culture

Deccanwood: An Indian film industry taking on Bollywood

As Bollywood expands to global markets and genres many, unable to connect, seek local alternatives that speak to them.


Sounding out Indian youth leaders

Al Jazeera speaks to four youth leaders across the ideological spectrum to hear their opinions on four burning issues.

Poverty & Development

No wall or toilets: Going to school in an Indian slum

Inside an Indian slum school as it battles to provide a better education for its impoverished students.


Dying while in police custody in India

Relatives of inmates killed while in police custody demand justice and investigation into the deaths.


Battling deadly air pollution on World Environment Day

Four Indian cities top the UN's most-polluted list, shaving 3.2 years off of life expectancy.


Malaria: The preventable disease that kills thousands

Ahead of World Malaria Day, doctors urge governments to find solutions to prevent infection and death.

Human Rights

Hating the day of love

Ahead of Valentine's Day, opponents say it threatens their values and traditions.

US & Canada

Critics question India-US nuclear breakthrough

Nuclear deal could be a game-changer for US-India relations, but some question if Indians will ultimately pay the price.


Indians and Pakistanis make peace overseas

Living in harmony abroad, expatriates may hold the key to ending long-standing animosity between the South Asian rivals.


Malaysian Christmas and the backdrop of Allah

Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.