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Panic over the rumoured 'suicide challenge' grips India even as internet experts call it a hoax.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:22 pm
The president of India's ruling party testified as a witness on behalf of ex-minister Maya Kodnani.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 3:04 pm
More than a hundred children died in August because of an alleged shortage in oxygen supply.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 2:47 pm
Members of the title-winning Houston Indian Cricket Club in Texas explain their relationships with the legends of Indian cricket.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 12:35 pm
Tez lets users transfer money via an audio signal as well as via the internet.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:50 am
The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".
Posted: September 18, 2017, 11:36 am
China stops giving India crucial data for "technical reasons" but is providing it to Bangladesh.
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:52 am
The Bakhsahli manuscript has now been found to date from the 3rd or 4th Century.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 7:00 am
The instrument was used by Harrison during the recording of the Beatles song Norwegian Wood.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 6:36 am
Former India central bank governor Raghuram Rajan explains his 'dosa economics' theory.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 5:38 am
In many parts of India, men and children are fed first and only then can women eat.
Posted: September 10, 2017, 11:25 pm
Many women don't go for cervical screening, so scientists found another way to test for abnormal cells.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 12:28 am
In India, with 22 official languages but hundreds more in use, one state is trying to overcome divisions.
Posted: September 8, 2017, 4:15 am
How one free clinic in Kerala, India, is helping the transgender community.
Posted: September 7, 2017, 11:12 pm
Both the cities have prioritised unbridled growth and urbanisation over caution and better sense.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 11:19 pm
Maharashtra has sparked controversy with a bid to remove Mughal history from its textbooks.
Posted: September 4, 2017, 12:36 pm
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