India

The daredevil exploits of Dhanbad’s DIY stuntmen
Magazine

The daredevil exploits of Dhanbad’s DIY stuntmen

Lift off — In Jharkhand state, a group of Indian riders are keeping a dying tradition alive. Welcome to the Death Well: a gravity-defying display of fearlessness that reimagines what’s possible on a two-wheeled machine.

Written by: Niall Flynn

Modi’s apology to the farmers is purely for his own gain
Activism

Modi’s apology to the farmers is purely for his own gain

Empty words — Last week, India’s prime minister repealed the three contentious farm laws that had sparked an over year-long protest in India. But what is the real motive behind the PM’s rare display of contrition?

Written by: Ravinder Kaur

A cinematic portrait of India in the 1970s and ‘80s
Culture

A cinematic portrait of India in the 1970s and ‘80s

Street life — Between 1978 and 1989, Mitch Epstein made eight trips to India, capturing vibrant scenes of street life and the various subcultures he glimpsed.

Written by: Miss Rosen

The Indian street barbers persevering amid Covid-19
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The Indian street barbers persevering amid Covid-19

Knights of the knives — Photographer Yuvan Kumar recounts documenting India’s curbside barbers last March, who were left fighting to survive in the face of a looming second lockdown and an impending calamity.

Written by: Yuvan Kumar

The volunteers fighting to keep India breathing
Reportage

The volunteers fighting to keep India breathing

Desperate times — With India's healthcare system buckling under the immense pressure of the Coronavirus pandemic, volunteers and non-profits are having to plug gaps that neglect or seeming corruption are unable to.

Written by: Gayathri Loka with additional research from Suchita Goel and Edie Miller

LGBTQ+ zines from places where being gay is condemned
Culture

LGBTQ+ zines from places where being gay is condemned

Queer resistance — From Russia to India and Hong Kong, we take a look at the zines which are carving out vital spaces of self-expression for queer people in countries where same-sex relationships still remain taboo.

Written by: Zoya Raza-Sheikh

Photos envisioning a world free from injustice
Culture

Photos envisioning a world free from injustice

Imagining utopia — Aperture‘s latest issue, featuring the work of photographers Tyler Mitchell, Sara Knelman and more, pictures a world without racism, homophobia, sexism and impending climate catastrophe to show that other ways of living are possible.

Written by: Miss Rosen

On the frontlines of the Indian farmers' strike
Activism

On the frontlines of the Indian farmers' strike

'A do or die battle' — As protests over a controversial new farming law in India spread to other cities across the world, those leading the demonstrations are refusing to back down until their demands are met.

Written by: Dhruva Balram

The radical history of Southall, London's Little India
Activism

The radical history of Southall, London's Little India

Home Away From Home — When an 18-year-old was killed in a racist attack in Southall in 1976, it sparked the first and biggest youth-led movement of anti-racism the district had ever seen. Writer Sharan Dhaliwal reflects on the area's rich political history and immense cultural pride.

Written by: Sharan Dhaliwal

#BollywoodSoWhite: fighting anti-Blackness in South Asia
Activism

#BollywoodSoWhite: fighting anti-Blackness in South Asia

Battle over Beyoncé — After uproar towards a Bollywood song with a racist lyric about Beyoncé, South Asian youth are confronting deeply entrenched colourist beliefs and the ingrained sense of anti-Blackness in society.

Written by: Jeevan Ravindran

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