Photo Essays

Where Childbirth Can Mean Death

Nazreen Khatoon, a 25-year-old farmer in the eastern Indian state of Assam, gave birth to a boy in March. Just two weeks later, she returned to a local...

India Celebrates Holi

A colorful and energetic festival, Holi is celebrated by Hindus throughout India, and traditionally heralds the beginning of spring. While the national holiday...

See How Ramadan Was Observed in the 1940s

Wednesday evening marks the beginning of Ramadan, the month-long observance during which many Muslims fast daily to inspire deep reflection and commemorate the...

Meet the Last Jews of Calcutta

This article has been enhanced with interactive sound clips. To hear the voices of the surviving community members, click the phrases highlighted in red. From...

Rebuilding Mumbai

In order to meet its hopes for the future, the most crowded city in India must tear down its filthy - but productive - slums. Photographs by Adam Ferguson for...

Horror in Hyderabad

A pair of explosions kill more than 40 people in a booming technology hub of southern India