Kashmir photos document lives shaped by conflict

"You mute the colors to keep the emotions there, because that is what matters most in a place like Kashmir." Mumbai-based photographer Avani Rai first traveled to the Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir five...

Turning ocean garbage into advocacy art

"We're sort of aware of that we're in a building that's on fire." When she was eight, Pamela Longobardi nearly drowned in the Atlantic while bodysurfing in New Jersey. A riptide sucked her towards an...

Fighting period stigma, one cartoon at a time

"It just makes you feel like it's a kind of punishment growing up." Taboos around menstruation remain strong in India. In some parts of the country, women having their period can't sleep in their homes, touch...

An Indian evangelist for toilet usage

An Indian sociologist has made ending open defecation his life's work Try to imagine: you feel the urge to relief yourself. But instead of your normal routine, the first thing you have to do is grab a jug...

Capturing South Asia’s child marriages

"She was supposed to get married at 13 to a boy that she never met before." For many couples across the world, marriage is a romantic union between two people ready to embark on the rest of their lives...