Country: India

Pnoto montage of Pakistani PM Shehbaz Sharif and U.S. President Joe Biden (photo: Kremlin Pool/AP Photo)

Geopolitics and jihadism

Biden’s dangerous embrace of Pakistan

Members of the Royal Family at Westminster Hall for the lying in state of the late HM Queen Elizabeth II (photo: Mark Stewart / Avalon)

India's mixed feelings over the Queen's death

Queen Elizabeth II visiting a mosque in Bursa, Turkey, 2008 (photo: Anatolia News Agency/AFP)

Elizabeth II and the Muslims

"To be there for our fellow human-beings"

The illuminated tomb of Shah Jamal in Lahore (photo: Marian Brehmer)

Islam in Pakistan

The land of the Sufis

Ruling BJP party rally in Kolkata, India (photo: picture-alliance)

Rahman Abbas' "Zindeeq"

Who's learning lessons from the Holocaust?

The golden temple stands framed by other buildings on the water in the sunset. Its silhouette is reflected in it and a bird flies above it

75 years of independence: 10 reasons for India

Author Salman Rushdie (photo: Getty Images)

Salman Rushdie attack in New York

Surge of interest in Rushdie's works

Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammed Ali Jinnah (photo: AP)

India and Pakistan – 75 years of independence

A pair of troubled nations

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) inspects a guard of honour before addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the celebrations to mark countrys Independence Day in New Delhi on 15 August 2022 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Indian democracy at 75

Narendra Modi’s damaging dominance

Author Salman Rushdie (photo: empics/picture-alliance)

Interview with Salman Rushdie

Kashmir, Paradise lost

June 2022: Men demonstrate against a hike in fuel prices in Peshawar, Pakistan (photo: Reuters)

Pakistan turns 75

Islamabad has serious issues

Islamic scholar Annemarie Schimmel (photo: Jürgen Eis/Imago)

Women and Islamic studies

Annemarie Schimmel’s pioneering take on Islam

Kashmiri Hindus, called Pandits, protest with placards demanding justice after the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits during a rebellion by the Muslim majority in Kashmir during the 1990s, New Delhi, India on 1 April 2022 (photo: Mayank Makhija/Nur Photo)

"The Kashmir Files"

Serving up Indian propaganda

A traditional Indian wedding in New Delhi (photo: Altai Qadri/AP/picture alliance)

Matchmaking among Indians

Why do Indian expats in Europe still seek an arranged marriage?

A roadside vendor in Karachi, Pakistan, pours Rooh Afza into glasses (photo: Rizwan TABASSUM/AFP)

Rooh Afza, the 'drink of love'

Pink refresher unites wilting Indians and Pakistanis

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