Ruchi Kumar

Ruchi Kumar

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