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Breaking up Families? America Looks Like a Dickens Novel

The Trump administration’s policy on immigrant families and the “New” Poor Laws of England in the 1830s bear striking similarities in a Dickensian sense.

Human Activity Responsible for Hotter India

A study by Indian climatologists has for the first time established a direct correlation between human activity-induced greenhouse gas emissions and increased temperatures across the country.

The Truth Behind A Viral ‘Syncretic’ Indian Painting

A painting depicting the Hindu deity, Lord Krishna, supposedly looking at the Eid moon with Muslims recently went viral on Indian social media as a fine example of India's secular traditions. What really is the true story behind this puzzling piece of art?

High Tide Season for ‘Indo-Pacific’

Some recent developments across South and Southeast Asia have given fresh impetus to the nascent concept of 'Indo-Pacific'

What Makes the Politics of West Bengal so Violent?

Complete domination of rural life by political parties means they – not caste or religious groups – have a monopoly on violence.

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Hikayetna: Stories From Syrian Refugees

Long Reads

Stranger Than Fiction

Azad and Houda (Part II)

Two refugees in transit find love, warmth and solace in each other.

15 Years Since Saddam Fell: Horrors That Came Next

Fifteen years after the fall of the Iraqi dictator, an Iraqi recalls the utter chaos that followed the American invasion.

Azad and Houda (Part I)

Two refugees in transit find love in an unlikely place.

Letters of Dreams and Refuge – Part IV

Between Izmir and Athens: dream sellers and a notebook swallowed by the road.

What I Left Behind

The war made him leave his home behind, suddenly and begrudgingly. | Amir Darwish

Do You Want Some Bread and Milk?

Curfew meant being attacked by the paramilitaries. An attack inside their quarters was called “operation” | A short story by Mekhala Saran

Syria

A kingdom of broken dreams, buried inside the eyes of their corpses | Faris Fakhreldin

Let’s Dance for Newroz

"Newroz, for me, is freedom from slavery and injustice." | Lorin Kasso