Khagaria, India – When he thinks about polio, Dr. B.N. Singh recalls the surgeries. “It was ghastly,” Singh said of his early days as a surgical orthopedic resident practicing in the Indian state of Bihar. “Every week I was doing five to six operations for polio deformities.” This was in the late 1960s, when polio…
A new book on urban exploration takes readers on a trans-Atlantic trespassing binge, from the sewers of Paris to the top of London’s tallest skyscraper, by way of Chicago and Detroit.
Menes wasn’t a spy, and neither was he a duck. Thanks to a combination of xenophobic paranoia and spotty Arabic-to-English translation, this one-year-old White Stork was unfairly painted as both and clapped into jail.
Days later he was exonerated, released, and eaten.
The fallout of a thrilling and confusing week in Egypt, where Revolution 2.0 is now underway.
The legal and cultural battle over wind turbines on a small island off the coast of Maine has its implications for communities across the United States.
One afternoon a few years ago, a friend and I had ducked out of Egypt’s summer heat and into the luxury Semiramis Hotel in downtown Cairo in search of a foreign newspaper. As we reached the doorway of the cramped gift shop, an elderly man, well-dressed, a slight tremble to his hands, came ambling out…
An estimated 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced some type of sexual violence, most of them at the hands of an intimate partner, and nearly 30 percent of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner. In some regions, it is nearly 38 percent.
A massive study seeks to find the source of newborn deaths in South Asia. It’s as broad as it is deep, stretching more than 1,500 miles and two unfriendly borders across sites in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan.
In South Sudan, epic wrestling matches between rival tribes are a path to post-war reconciliation.
Reports from the wildlife trade monitoring organization Traffic, African media outlets, and scholarly researchers point to well-developed trade in pangolins from African source countries to China.
BUXAR, India – For farmers living on the banks of the India’s signature river, the Ganges gives and the Ganges takes away. River erosion is an age-old worry for farmers living in the basins of the Ganges, Bramhaputra, and Meghna rivers in India and Bangladesh. Land that was yours one season can vanish, only to…
Forces that have been bridling against environmental regulations and science-based activism may use the India’s Great Power Outage as a cudgel to demolish future restraints on dam construction, coal mining, and other projects.
“The injuries caused by guns will not be cured by hot milk and turmeric.” A story from India’s past and present.
In his 2003 book, The Zombie Survival Guide, author Max Brooks reports that one of the world’s first recorded zombie pandemics took place in the ancient city of Hierakonpolis, Egypt, around 3,000 BC. A 19th Century expedition to that desert site, he writes, unearthed a tomb whose every surface was etched with scratch marks, as…