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Fans wish speedy recovery for Life of Pi star Irrfan Khan after he writes about his battle with cancer.
Posted: June 20, 2018, 7:56 am
The decision comes after India's ruling BJP quit its alliance with People's Democratic Party.
Posted: June 20, 2018, 5:25 am
Engineers called to mend a bank machine in Assam found cash worth more than 1.2m rupees destroyed.
Posted: June 19, 2018, 9:27 pm
Airtel is criticised for failing to defend a Muslim employee against discrimination from a customer.
Posted: June 19, 2018, 11:14 am
Documenting five seemingly mundane reasons Dalits (formerly untouchables) have been beaten and killed.
Posted: June 19, 2018, 7:56 am
Indian reporter Rana Ayyub got rape and death threats because of a tweet falsely attributed to her.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 11:03 pm
A ranger who caught a rock python in West Bengal was almost strangled by it as he posed for photos.
Posted: June 18, 2018, 2:56 pm
Shujaat Bukhari's death causes anguish across India where he was seen as a rare voice of moderation.
Posted: June 15, 2018, 9:56 am
Five hundred Indian women dress up as Sridevi characters to pay tribute to the Bollywood star.
Posted: June 9, 2018, 3:09 am
The southwest monsoon has arrived in parts of southern and western India, bringing a risk of torrential rain and flooding over the coming days. Chris Fawkes has more.
Posted: June 7, 2018, 2:40 pm
The film, which features women openly swearing and discussing sex, has divided audiences online.
Posted: June 6, 2018, 11:06 pm
A zoo in Mumbai treats animals with fruit ice lollies to ensure they don't go off food in the heat.
Posted: June 6, 2018, 7:47 am
India's first disabled folk dance group let nothing get in the way of their moves.
Posted: June 6, 2018, 12:11 am
Hugh Milne followed 'sex guru' Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh for a decade but his dreams came crashing down.
Posted: June 3, 2018, 11:32 pm
Adoptee Kiran Gustafsson went to India to find her biological mother - and found a twin brother instead.
Posted: June 3, 2018, 11:06 pm
PC Sorcar's shows redefined what Western audiences expected from an Indian magician.
Posted: June 2, 2018, 11:01 pm
In the troubled region of Kashmir, a rare type of mushroom is giving locals a chance to earn money.
Posted: May 29, 2018, 9:32 am
The case of Savita Halappanavar, who died after being refused an abortion, sparked calls for reform.
Posted: May 28, 2018, 5:36 am
Or is this an attempt to position itself as a transparent organisation funded by the people?
Posted: May 26, 2018, 1:41 am
The couple whose "bhungroo" invention is protecting thousands of farmers from drought and monsoon floods.
Posted: May 24, 2018, 11:43 pm
A village ravaged by decades of mining is struggling after the mines closed.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 12:34 am
The funerals of numerous Kashmir militants are feeding into the anger of youth born into conflict.
Posted: May 13, 2018, 11:46 pm
Dogs have been blamed for killing 12 children in north India, but some believe they are not responsible.
Posted: May 12, 2018, 12:47 am
The spotlight is on the religions of the victim and her alleged attackers in Jammu and Kashmir.
Posted: May 7, 2018, 12:30 pm
A recent photo exhibition documents the prejudice that remains a reality for millions of Dalits.
Posted: May 6, 2018, 11:02 pm
When a bomb killed a young groom, police were short of clues until the hunt led to an unlikely suspect.
Posted: May 4, 2018, 11:09 pm
Dust storms often hit north India but the way the winds hit increased their destructive power.
Posted: May 4, 2018, 4:05 pm
Ashley Butterfield has been around the world - but a visit to India brought home the challenges of being a lone black female tourist.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 12:12 am
Indian film stars speak out about sexual harassment in Bollywood.
Posted: April 28, 2018, 3:59 am
Analyst Shashank Joshi explains why the two Asian giants have decided to ease tension.
Posted: April 26, 2018, 9:18 am
A teacher who saved lives in the Florida school shooting in February describes the ordeal.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 12:20 am
Using single-number identity systems for everything is not a good idea.
Posted: April 22, 2018, 11:21 pm
With so much news around rape and murder, how do parents explain these events to their children?
Posted: April 21, 2018, 12:07 am
Many Commonwealth countries have laws in place that criminalise homosexuality.
Posted: April 20, 2018, 11:43 am
The dramatic gesture made headlines because Dalits have historically been denied entry into temples.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 11:27 pm
India placed third on the scoreboard, but the medals are an uplifting sign for future success.
Posted: April 18, 2018, 12:33 am
The BBC's Soutik Biswas gets a glimpse of the world's longest sandstone cave in north-eastern India.
Posted: April 14, 2018, 11:52 pm
Thousands of poor Dalits collect animal bones for a living but threats against them are rising.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 11:38 pm
The rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl has exposed fault lines in the restive region.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 11:20 pm
Police suspect Raja Chauhan fired a gun at Dalit (formerly known as "untouchable") protesters.
Posted: April 6, 2018, 11:25 pm
The skull belonged to a soldier who was executed during the 1857 uprising against British rule.
Posted: April 4, 2018, 11:13 pm
Alcohol consumption is glamorised across different aspects of Punjabi culture and shame stops many seeking the help that they need.
Posted: April 4, 2018, 1:41 pm
Did lack of oxygen really cause the deaths of 30 children in one night at an Indian hospital?
Posted: April 1, 2018, 12:38 am
He was murdered five days after his wedding - and police have no idea who could have wanted him dead.
Posted: March 25, 2018, 12:01 am
On world tuberculosis day, Dr Zarir Udwadia talks about his fight against the deadly disease.
Posted: March 24, 2018, 12:36 am
The data firm facing questions over its work practices has operated all over the world.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 11:10 am
The tale of how the Gupta family wormed its way into the heart of South Africa - and then vanished.
Posted: March 22, 2018, 2:36 am
Families are still fighting to prove they own property lost when British India was partitioned.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 1:25 am
Perumal Murugan makes a comeback after he declared his writing 'dead' to protest right-wing attacks.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 2:36 am
The messaging app's entry into the Indian mobile payment market worries its biggest competitor.
Posted: March 14, 2018, 4:55 am
Three Indian women tell the BBC how they defied the odds and made choices that empowered them.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 10:31 am
A report has said the south Indian city is likely to run out of water - but is this really the case?
Posted: March 6, 2018, 12:26 am
Replicas of London structures and a sari made out of pure gold are highlights of a Hindu festival.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 11:20 pm
Award winning photographer Amit Madheshiya's portraits of cinemagoers in India.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 2:14 am
Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:35 pm
Photographer Deepti Asthana documents the lives of a family of fisherwomen whose husbands deserted them.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:15 am
Photographer Ronny Sen chronicles two tribal communities in India to understand how change affects them.
Posted: September 1, 2017, 12:21 am
BBC Marathi's Mayuresh Konnour documents the heaviest downfall Mumbai has received in years.
Posted: August 29, 2017, 12:03 pm
To mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, an exhibition of photographs examines some of the earliest documentation of the country.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 11:27 pm
The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of smart-phones.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:48 pm
Artwork by children in the region depicts childhoods ruined by the violence of adults.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 11:07 pm
The Tejas Express has begun running between Mumbai and the tourist state of Goa.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:12 am
This is the first time India's government has earmarked roles for transgender men and women - and 23 are set to start.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:48 am
Photos from Orissa, India captures nesting sea turtles - and their fragile offspring.
Posted: May 12, 2017, 11:35 am
The 85-year-old who fired her granddaughter's imagination with daydreams and dresses.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 11:02 pm
Photos of a special school which has been set up in India for women aged 60 or over.
Posted: March 8, 2017, 12:11 am
Photographer Fawzan Husain on how Indians love Bollywood and include stars in everyday situations.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 12:07 am
The oil spill happened after two ships collided off the coast of Chennai in southern India.
Posted: February 2, 2017, 8:14 am
High in the Himalayas, young novice monks take their lessons in the 15th-Century Thiksey monastery.
Posted: January 9, 2017, 10:43 am
Diwali celebrations in the Indian capital Delhi turn the city from a riot of colour to a smoggy grey.
Posted: October 31, 2016, 9:57 am
London-based photographer Karan Kapoor records some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.
Posted: September 18, 2016, 11:12 pm
Photographer Mahesh Shantaram documents the lives of Africans living in India.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 11:46 pm
India is home to the highest number of children suffering from stunted growth in the world, the charity WaterAid says in a new report.
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:59 am
Intimate images of India's little-known queens and princesses from the families that once ruled large tracts of the country.
Posted: February 16, 2016, 3:21 am
In India, motorcycling for fun is no longer just for the hardcore enthusiasts - photographer Rahul Dhankani has been capturing the growing trend.
Posted: January 29, 2016, 12:31 am
Photographer Mansi Thapliyal accompanied the Van Gujjars, a nomadic tribe, on an 18-day journey in the Himalayas.
Posted: October 21, 2015, 12:10 am
Photographs by one of India's best-known fashion designers JJ Valaya, which show models dressed up as characters from the royal courts, and placed in the present-day Delhi, are being exhibited in the Indian capital.
Posted: October 9, 2015, 11:26 pm
Photographer Sudharak Olwe documents the lives of Mumbai's sewer workers who descend into hell every day to keep the city clean.
Posted: September 16, 2015, 5:28 am
Photographer Ronny Sen documents the stories of recovering addicts in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata
Posted: August 10, 2015, 1:03 am
Residents of land-locked enclaves in India and Bangladesh have begun choosing their nationality after a historic agreement in May.
Posted: July 15, 2015, 11:59 pm
Skateboarding has been gaining in popularity in India in the last few years with many young people taking to the extreme sport.
Posted: June 15, 2015, 11:56 pm
Photographer Prashant Panjiar got rare access to chronicle the workings of a court in India.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 1:22 am
The Afghan community of Kolkata (Calcutta) - immortalised in the Rabindranath Tagore short story, Kabuliwala - still preserve the traditions of their homeland. Moska Najib and Nazes Afroz capture their stories.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 12:01 am
Rare photographs chronicling the lives of Indian soldiers during World War One.
Posted: March 23, 2015, 6:48 am
Indian cartoonist Paul Fernandes paints a series of watercolour cartoons depicting life in the southern city of Bangalore in the 1960s and 70s.
Posted: March 18, 2015, 5:06 am
Photographers Arko Datto and Rahul Dhankani chronicle the lives of people who work on some of the world's highest roads.
Posted: March 12, 2015, 3:13 am
A new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" is being launched in India to focus attention on sexual violence, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.
Posted: December 8, 2014, 12:47 am
Nazes Afroz travels to the central Indian city of Bhopal to photograph the children born after the poisonous gas leak from the Union Carbide factory on 3 December 1984.
Posted: December 2, 2014, 9:21 pm
Photographer Karen Dias meets the families of those allegedly killed by the security forces in the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur and documents their stories.
Posted: November 2, 2014, 8:57 pm
The centuries' old system of letterpress printing - involving arranging letters by hand and printing on treadle machines - is being kept alive in the Indian city of Calcutta.
Posted: September 30, 2014, 12:05 am
Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur University have been protesting for the past fortnight over the sexual assault of a female student. Photographer Ronny Sen has been to the university to find out more.
Posted: September 24, 2014, 5:32 am