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Intimacy and Photography by Buku Sarkar

Grryo | Posted 04.04.2016 | Arts

You can find this article and others like it on Grryo. I mostly photograph in a big slum, the largest Muslim slum, in Calcutta. Narrow alleys, no w...

Tibetan Momo Dumplings and Yak Wrestling

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.04.2015 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

Kyoto Journal's gorgeous food issue covers Japanese temple cuisine and Burmese market fare, Jain vegetarianism and 15th-century Chinese court delicaci...

Blessed -- An Encounter With Mother Teresa

ADST | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

Born in Albania on August 26, 1910, Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, later known as Mother Teresa, devoted the majority of her life to serving India. After joining the Sisters of Loreto as a young woman, Sister Teresa traveled to India and worked as a teacher at a convent school for twenty years.

Celebrating Mother Teresa's Birthday With Her Inspiring Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

When Mother Teresa was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work it is said that she was asked, "What can we do to promote world peace?" Her reply? "Go home and love your family."

A L'Arche Serving of Love in Kolkata

Rumni Saha | Posted 08.06.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

I must admit that L'Arche, Kolkata, was another experience to behold and left me feeling shameful for ever doubting its sanctity. However, what saddened me was the enormity of need there; how fortunate were the few who had miraculously found a home at Asha Niketan.

Belinda Carlisle Co-Founds Animal People Alliance in India

David Toussaint | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
David Toussaint

Heaven, as Belinda Carlisle knows, is not always a place on earth, but the girl group goddess is determined to bring its halo down a notch.

Best of Abu Dhabi: Aditya Vikram Sengupta's Labour of Love

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

To describe Labour of Love would prove a personal labor in futility. But what I can say is that it is a film richly shot, beautifully written and acted so organically, I simply felt overwhelmed by its message for days after viewing it.

India Inside: Astonishing Tales of How the United States and India Are Intertwined

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

As Washington prepares for a historic visit by India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 29, many are unaware of the histories of these two free economies, which have been delicately intertwined for more than 500 years.

One-On-One With Pakistan's First Hockey Olympian, Aziz ur Rehman Khan

Mariam Khan | Posted 10.08.2014 | Sports
Mariam Khan

The man who brought a lot of glory to our nation, Aziz-ur-Rehman Khan was amongst the squad of the national hockey team which represented Pakistan for the very first time in the XIVth London Olympiad. I visited the gentleman in the early hours of the morning to know the legend further while he takes a stroll down memory lane.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

The World's Spookiest Cemeteries

Gogobot | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel

Travelers looking for something authentically creepy should note that a slew of blood-chilling haunts exist right below their feet in the form of the world's spookiest cemeteries. Plunge into an inspiring mix of history, sculpture and creepy fun.

Slum Kids Refuse To Give Up Fight To End Polio | Posted 03.29.2013 | Impact

When filmmakers Nicole Newnham and Maren Grainger-Monsen first called former lawyer Amlan Ganguly of the Indian NGO Prayasam to approach him about bei...

New Study Slams Mother Teresa

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

A new study by Canadian academics says Mother Teresa was a product of hype who housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a ...

Indian Women Seek Exit From Prostitution

Barbara Borst | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
Barbara Borst

Salma Begum and Salena Begum are clear about one thing: they want prostitution abolished in India. The two women, who are not related, were forced into prostitution as adolescents. Now in their mid-30s, they are trying to get out.

A Little Skin And A Lot Of Mustache In Kolkata

Zachary Francis | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel
Zachary Francis

The alpha moustache belonged to the ringleader of the twisted display of flesh, denim and synthesizer onstage.

Finding HOPE In the Slums of Kolkata

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
MeiMei Fox

This past December, I returned to Kolkata for the first time since 2004, this time with my husband, Kiran. Here is our story -- Kiran's photographs, my words -- of poverty, inspirational people, and, ultimately, hope.

PHOTOS: Beautiful Crumbling Cities Of The World

Black Tomato | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Black Tomato

There is a certain wisp of aesthetic beauty in abandonment. Dilapidated cities are like artistically abstracted urban zones, defined by crumbling walls, elegantly decrepit doors and defaced buildings.

PHOTOS: Mother Teresa's 101st Birthday Honored In India

Posted 10.26.2011 | World

Somber tributes were paid to Mother Teresa in India on what would have been her 101st birthday. As CathNews India is reporting, ceremonies began w...

India: "No Indians Allowed"

Zachary Stockill | Posted 07.27.2011 | Travel
Zachary Stockill

Back at my hotel, the manager asked me to watch the door for a few minutes while he stepped out for cigarettes. I obliged, even after -- again -- he stipulated the hotel's guiding "No Indian" policy.

Postcards from Kolkata

Kevin Richberg | Posted 05.28.2011 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

'Great Expectations' Stage Adaptation: A Daring New Take On The Classic

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Relocating "Great Expectations" to Calcutta is a bold move. Arifa Akbar discovers how a playwright rose to the challenge....

Will the Sun rise from India's East?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sunil Sharan

All parts of India have given birth to a prime minister, except the eastern. Subhash Chandra Bose and Jyoti Basu, both sons of the East, came close to...

Books: 'Losing the News;' 'Muslims in America,' 'Immigration Inc.' | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Calcutta, Home News

"Losing the News" explores the newspaper crises in America. New books on immigration and "Sea of Poppies" a Chaucerian novel set in Calcutta....

Mother Teresa's Remains Fought Over By India, Albania

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

India and Albania have engaged in a row over where Mother Teresa's remains should be buried. India rejected Albania's demands that her remains be sent...

Baboons and Ambassadors

Pablo Ganguli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pablo Ganguli

We still possess a desire for most kinds of monstrous pleasures, ranging from television reality shows to US soldiers torturing prisoners of war.