Hari Kumar
Ziya Us Salam (left), an associate editor of The Hindu, an English-language newspaper, prays at home with Shan Mohammad, a hafiz who teaches the Quran to one of his daughters, in Noida, India, just outside Delhi, on Aug. 27, 2023.
WORLD / Society
May 20, 2024
Strangers in their own land: Being Muslim in Modi’s India
The premier's rise to national power in 2014 swept a decades-old Hindu nationalist movement from the margins of Indian politics firmly to the center.
Supporters await the arrival of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a campaign event in Hyderabad on Friday.
Mar 16, 2024
Data dump exposes the fuzzy lines between money and politics in India
Reading between the lines of the spreadsheets full of names poses questions about the intersection of government and business in India.
A man carrying shovels walks along an area affected by a flood near the bank of the Teesta River in Singtam, Sikkim, India, on Thursday.
Oct 7, 2023
A calamitous flood shows the dangers lurking in melting glaciers
At least 26 people were killed in the tiny state of Sikkim. But as much as the disaster was a shock, it was hardly a surprise.
People watch a live stream of Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft's landing on the moon, at an auditorium of Gujarat Science City in Ahmedabad, India, Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Aug 24, 2023
‘India is on the moon’: Nation’s success opens next space chapter
The mission makes India the first nation to reach the moon's south polar region in one piece and adds to the achievements of the country’s space program.
Japan Times
Jul 10, 2023
They fell in love in a video game. Now both are in jail.
The barrier-breaking romance of a Pakistani woman and an Indian man has led to criminal charges and nationalist intrigue.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2023
Too many workers, or too few: India’s colossal employment challenge
In some places, educated young people are desperate for steady employment in the world’s most populous nation. In others, factory owners struggle to retain workers.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2023
In India, trains start running again by devastating crash site
The restoration of service could help more families reach the area to identify the dead. Officials said about 100 victims were still unclaimed.
Japan Times
Jun 4, 2023
India’s worst rail disaster in decades convulses country dependent on trains
The government in Odisha, which is home to about 45 million people, declared a day of mourning.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 18, 2022
After 75 years, cheetahs return to India in a grand experiment
For 75 years — the entirety of its existence as an independent nation — India has been bereft of its once numerous cheetahs, the world's fastest land animal.
Japan Times
Jun 15, 2022
On climate change’s front lines, hard lives grow even harder
Hundreds of millions of humanity's most vulnerable live in South Asia, where rising temperatures make it more difficult to address poverty, food security and health challenges.
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2021
On Delhi’s toxic river, prayers to a sun struggling to shine through smog
Every year, the festival season of November brings unwelcome reminders of how devastatingly polluted the water and air around the city remain.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2021
After violence erupts at farmers’ protest, a tense standoff in India
On Tuesday, farmers with tens of thousands of tractors pushed through barricades and poured into New Delhi, clashing with police.
Japan Times
Jan 13, 2021
Unappeased by court ruling, Indian farmers vow to continue protest
The Supreme Court has halted market-friendly laws until a committee of experts can consult with government officials and the protesting farmers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Oct 1, 2020
Woman dies in New Delhi after gang rape, fueling outrage again in India
Of the tens of thousands of rape cases reported in India annually, only a handful result in prosecutions, National Crime Records Bureau figures show.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world