October 10, 2012 /
Paul Salopek
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
A worker sorts “wet blue” leather in a small tannery in Kanpur. Image by George Black. India, 2015.
July 20, 2016 / Untold Stories
George Black
George Black has traveled from one end of the Ganges to the other. Along the way he has found industrial cities, pilgrimage centers, and tangled mangrove forests.
Hindus believe that cremation in Varanasi frees them from the cycle of birth, death, and reincarnation. Image by George Black. India, 2016.
July 20, 2016 / Untold Stories
George Black
Every time it passes through a major city the Ganges is little more than an open sewer. Yet in Hindu mythology, it is a goddess, Ganga, the great purifier, the cleanser of sins.
Pilgrims take a “holy dip” in the sacred river. Image by George Black. India, 2015.
July 19, 2016 / Untold Stories
George Black
Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power talking little about matters of faith but a lot about his plans to build a new, clean India—a campaign he calls Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
E-book: Religion in the Public Sphere
July 18, 2016
Patrick Reilly, Jon Sawyer, Jin Ding, Laura Bassett, Justin Catanoso, Tom Hundley, kem knapp sawyer, Ann Peters
Academics and journalists gather at Washington University in St. Louis to explore religion's place in current international affairs. This free e-book captures the conversation and links out to...
Ganges waste
July 18, 2016 / The New Yorker
George Black
More than a billion gallons of waste enter the river every day. Can India’s controversial Prime Minister save it?
A pilgrim takes a holy dip in river Ganges
July 18, 2016
George Black
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes on the Herculean task of cleaning up his country’s most sacred river, the Ganges. Can he succeed where all his predecessors have failed?
River Ganges
July 17, 2016
George Black
More than a billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluent pour into the Ganges every day. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi clean up India's sacred river when everyone else has failed?
July 17, 2016 / Untold Stories
Aditi Kantipuly
Globally, 3 million HIV patients have experienced ocular complications. Yet, a reference to CMV retinitis, an opportunistic infection responsible for more than 90 percent of cases of AIDS-related...
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan
July 17, 2016
Paula Bronstein
According to the 2015 UN report, the number of Afghan civilians killed and wounded was well over 11,000. Why is that number rising even though the war is over?
July 15, 2016
Maddy Crowell, Sara Hylton
India is building the first-ever railway to its "lost valley." What will it mean for Kashmir?
Dal Lake
July 14, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Maddy Crowell, Sara Hylton
Dal Lake is a lifeline for people who make their living as fishermen and guides for tourists—and a microcosm of the struggles of the India-controlled region.
Gullam Rosul
July 7, 2016 / Roads & Kingdoms
Maddy Crowell, Sara Hylton
A centuries-old feast brings Muslims, Hindus, and Christians together in Kashmir.

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