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Mohenjo Daro

Saving Pakistan’s lost city of Mohenjo Daro

The centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities - a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets...
Shabana

India’s Muslim women fight tradition and family for right to property

Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh....
Malik Sajad

Kashmir’s brutal stories get cartoon treatment

Through sombre black and white drawings, graphic novelist Malik Sajad tells the brutal story of his native Kashmir in the 1990s, as an armed...
Solar power

Solar power: A shot in the arm for India’s health centres

For Dr Vinayak Salunke, flashlights worth less than $10 each are one of the most valuable assets at the Vihamandra health centre in Aurangabad...

Plastic from burlap? Bangladesh invents a green throw-away bag

As countries around the world try to cut down on throw-away plastic shopping bags, Bangladesh is hoping to cash in on an alternative: plastic-like bags made...

Abused Bangladeshi housemaids struggle for justice at home

Traumatised Bangladeshi women who return home after being tortured and abused working in the Middle East rarely get justice because brokers intimidate them and they...

Bangladeshi street kids bowled over by cricket World Cup chance

On a dusty football pitch in Bangladesh that doubles as grazing for cattle and a laundry for local residents, teenage cricketer Sania Mirza hits the last...

In exile in Bangladesh, a bittersweet revival of Rohingya culture

Chain-smoking singer Gudar Mia, who recently turned 80 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, lit another cigarette, closed his eyes, and crooned the opening words...

Ethnic Bangladeshis lose jobs as mango-mad farm owners shun thirsty rice

Kalamoti Kujur used to make good money as a labourer in the paddy fields near her home in northwest Bangladesh. But five years ago, in...

Bangladesh’s Fishermen Struggle As Cyclone Threat Grows

A bul Kalam Maji has been catching fish in the Bay of Bengal for 30 years but an uptick in cyclone warnings, as warming...