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The making and unmaking of a star

On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.

| Jul 26, 2018

The red scarf

A short story

| Sep 01, 2016

Queering Delhi

A photo essay documenting Delhi's LGBTQ lives.

| Dec 06, 2015

Minority report

On the lived experiences of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal.

| Sep 18, 2015

Apples and Mangoes

A story of unrequited loves.

| Mar 10, 2014

Disreputable cuisines

The politics of street food in India

| Apr 15, 2013

A flaming hope

Is there a sporting chance that the Olympic torch will one day be held aloft by a transsexual sportsperson?

| Jul 31, 2012

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