Maria Tavernini

Maria Tavernini

Asia

'We can only watch our animals die': A drought disaster in Kutch

In Kutch, a northern Gujarat district, residents say their livelihoods are at risk as experts warn of a water crisis.

'We can only watch our animals die': A drought disaster in Kutch

India

Anger simmers in Varanasi over plans to modernise ancient city

To the dismay of residents and activists, India's centre of Hindu culture on the Ganges's shores is rapidly changing.

Anger simmers in Varanasi over plans to modernise ancient city

Asia

Cannabis farmers hidden in India's Himalayas

Some villagers, high in the Himalayas, maintain centuries old tradition of growing charas, Indian cannabis.

Cannabis farmers hidden in India's Himalayas