Photo Essays

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...

The Year in Protest 2013

Three years after crowds in Tunisia forced long-time dictator President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali into flight, and kicked off what would later be termed the “Arab...

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

Pakistan’s Struggle for Power

Muhammad Ali is a fixture on the streets of Lyari Town, a notoriously lawless part of Karachi, Pakistan’s commercial capital. Ali has the Sisyphean task of...

Slumdog Entrepreneurs

Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, is the recycling center of India. In some 15,000 single room factories, thousands of locals handle at least 80% of Mumbai's plastics...

Two Days of Terror in Mumbai

Millions in India's financial center continued to watch in shock on Friday as security forces stormed hostage sites throughout the city that were still under...

India Scorched by Blistering Heatwave

A blistering heatwave has hit stretches of India, with temperatures reaching 45 degrees celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Ahead of the seasonal monsoon rains,...

Three Generations, One India

The Malhotra family has seen it all, from Partition to socialism to the current economic boom. The 60 years since independence may not have been perfect in...