The India connection

How drug exports to the Middle East fuel addiction there, and a mafia's gambit to make India a base of operations.

a mutiny in assam

How the state enabled and killed DHD(J), a militant organisation, and what it says about politics and insurgency in the Northeast.

cairo’s other square

At the Raba’a el Adaweya mosque, thousands of Egyptians protest and pray day and night. What began as a pro-Morsi protest has now transformed into a pro-democracy one.

homeless in kathmandu

Fleeing the war, a family of Syrian refugees gets caught in an earthquake.

everyone’s a star

The promise that Instagram offers and delivers.