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Why are women banned from entering the Sabarimala temple in southern India?
Posted: October 19, 2018, 5:45 am
President Sirisena calls India's PM to deny he said they were trying to kill him.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 11:20 pm
A BBC team is forced to leave as protests over a recent court ruling turn violent.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 8:50 pm
Stone-throwing protesters injure several as they prevent women entering Kerala's Sabarimala temple.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 3:12 pm
MJ Akbar is the most high-profile figure to be named in the recent flurry of allegations.
Posted: October 17, 2018, 12:01 pm
The self-styled holy man murdered five women and a baby during a bloody standoff with police.
Posted: October 16, 2018, 10:49 am
Women who suffer from mental illness in India are seen as being useless and a burden on their families
Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:21 pm
The Canadian singer-songwriter shares an image of his "ghost" cast over an Indian concert crowd.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 4:05 pm
Harsha Lobo suffered a fracture and other injuries and has been taken to a hospital.
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:02 am
The chief of a dwindling forest tribe in India refuses to abandon his home.
Posted: October 14, 2018, 11:32 pm
The repeal of India’s anti-gay legislation had a massive impact on its LGBT+ population, but how does it impact British Asians?
Posted: October 14, 2018, 11:32 pm
Ex-Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta tells the BBC of the fallout from being "harassed on a set".
Posted: October 11, 2018, 11:30 pm
Members of the Dalits caste or 'untouchables' are dying when attempting to unblock India's sewers.
Posted: October 10, 2018, 11:25 pm
A new book features photos taken over 40 years to reveal an intimate portrait of the spiritual icon.
Posted: October 9, 2018, 11:59 pm
Staff are being asked to move from a "broad smile system" to a "sufficient smile system".
Posted: October 9, 2018, 12:34 pm
A cascade of allegations on Twitter has sparked a fiery debate in India about consent and complicity.
Posted: October 9, 2018, 10:05 am
Anthropologist Alpa Shah lived among them to understand why they shunned democracy to take up arms.
Posted: October 7, 2018, 11:02 pm
A video of the furry driver has gone viral in India - and landed the actual bus driver in trouble.
Posted: October 6, 2018, 2:58 pm
India's purchase of the Russian-made S-400 air defence system runs the risk of US sanctions. So why buy it?
Posted: October 5, 2018, 12:57 pm
The Indian actress becomes the latest in a long line of celebrities to invest in tech ventures.
Posted: October 4, 2018, 2:57 am
Two fatal shooting incidents have raised concerns about "trigger-happy cops" in India's Uttar Pradesh state.
Posted: October 4, 2018, 12:29 am
Sandhini Gopakumar led a group of women volunteers in Kerala in the aftermath of devastating floods.
Posted: October 2, 2018, 9:41 pm
Low-cost smartphones and mobile data are giving creative freedom to India's film makers.
Posted: October 1, 2018, 11:17 pm
The discovery of thousands of ancient rock carvings in western India has stunned archaeologists.
Posted: September 30, 2018, 11:53 pm
A recent exhibition of postcards from colonial India explores how Indians were portrayed.
Posted: September 30, 2018, 12:55 am
High-level talks with Pakistan were to be held - until a row, partly over postage stamps, broke out.
Posted: September 29, 2018, 12:01 am
Sari weavers face the challenge of re-inventing themselves in India's growing e-commerce economy.
Posted: September 27, 2018, 11:23 pm
India's government would do well to heed risks posed by its vast biometric database, say researchers.
Posted: September 26, 2018, 5:20 pm
Opposition parties want PM Narendra Modi to resign over a multi-billion dollar fighter jet deal.
Posted: September 25, 2018, 11:34 pm
Abhilash Tomy was rescued 2,000 miles from land, but is there a worse place to have an accident at sea?
Posted: September 24, 2018, 11:50 pm
India's newest airport, which is carved out of a mountain, has been called an "engineering marvel".
Posted: September 24, 2018, 10:28 am
Founded in 1780, Hicky's Bengal Gazette notoriously dogged the most powerful men in India.
Posted: September 21, 2018, 11:07 pm
A 24-year-old Indian man was killed in front of his pregnant wife because of his caste, she says.
Posted: September 20, 2018, 10:00 pm
Indian fishermen are using cheap smartphones to map the coastline and stop encroachment.
Posted: September 18, 2018, 8:20 am
The currency's sharp fall has raised concerns that fuel prices in the country will climb.
Posted: September 13, 2018, 12:26 am
A tribe of hunters in India's remote northeast changed their ways to conserve biodiversity.
Posted: September 9, 2018, 11:08 pm
Arif Jafar was jailed for 47 days under the colonial-era law that has now been struck down.
Posted: September 8, 2018, 12:10 am
Gay sex is now legal in India but attitudes in rural areas could take years to change.
Posted: September 6, 2018, 9:49 pm
India's deals with Russia and Iran are likely to dominate talks with US officials in Delhi.
Posted: September 6, 2018, 6:40 am
Nothing has been built yet in Amaravati, which was touted as a city that could "make India proud".
Posted: September 4, 2018, 11:13 pm
Mohammad Ashraf Dar was gunned down in his home for being a policeman in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Posted: September 4, 2018, 1:14 am
Some 1,000 people are in detention centres in India's Assam state after being declared foreigners.
Posted: September 2, 2018, 11:52 pm
Nur Jahan broke many male bastions to become a powerful ruler in 17th Century India.
Posted: September 2, 2018, 12:29 am
Can you guide a spacecraft into orbit around Mars and cook for eight people morning and night?
Posted: September 2, 2018, 12:22 am
Cricket-crazy India opens up to other sports - look at the athletes who excelled at 2018 Asian Games.
Posted: September 1, 2018, 12:03 am
The issue has heated up online and people are staging protest rallies against the arrests.
Posted: August 30, 2018, 11:09 pm
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