Ruchi Kumar

Ruchi Kumar

Afghanistan

Will US-Taliban deal limit India's leverage in Afghanistan?

With the US withdrawal under way, India has to find its place in the post-peace geopolitics of the region.

Will US-Taliban deal limit India's leverage in Afghanistan?

Coronavirus pandemic

Taliban launches campaign to help Afghanistan fight coronavirus

Taliban members dressed in medical gear hold workshops on preventing spread of virus as government welcomes move.

Taliban launches campaign to help Afghanistan fight coronavirus

Afghanistan

Solidarity for Sikhs after Afghanistan massacre

Sikh community has not only suffered through conflict, but also persecution in an increasingly intolerant society.

Solidarity for Sikhs after Afghanistan massacre

Asia

Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency

Both leaders hold ceremonies and form parallel governments, with Abdullah refusing to recognise Ghani's inauguration.

Afghans dismayed as both Ghani and Abdullah claim presidency

Afghanistan

Herat's restored synagogues reveal Afghanistan's Jewish past

Locals back government efforts to preserve heritage sites in Herat - once a hub for a vibrant Jewish community.

Herat's restored synagogues reveal Afghanistan's Jewish past

Afghanistan

After 18 years of war, Afghan youth dejected but hopeful

Afghan youth reflect on the gains made in the war-torn country since the US-led invasion toppled the Taliban in 2001.

After 18 years of war, Afghan youth dejected but hopeful

Afghanistan

'The victory was so strong': Afghans celebrate Soviet pullout

Afghans who fought against Soviet forces remember the USSR's withdrawal with pride, 30 years on.

'The victory was so strong': Afghans celebrate Soviet pullout

Asia

From road tax to courts: The Taliban's attempts at state-building

In the 1990s, the Taliban focused on moral policing. Now, the group runs parallel governments in areas of influence.

From road tax to courts: The Taliban's attempts at state-building

Media

The growing tide of fake news in India

Social media has created a whirlpool of misinformation that continues to create unwelcome ripples across India.

The growing tide of fake news in India

Religion

The decline of Afghanistan's Hindu and Sikh communities

"I am an Afghan first... But if our life is under threat, if our families are faced with risks, we have to leave."

The decline of Afghanistan's Hindu and Sikh communities