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Most rural households across Sikkim have their own breweries, which are an integral part of the local culture.
In recent years, hit by natural disasters and official neglect, the city’s tram system has become little more than a nostalgia ride, its passengers more often looking for a lark than an efficient trip home.
The online exhibition Through the Eyes of the Kolis uses their photos to highlights how Mumbai's ecology has been disturbed and how the fishermen community are adapting.
Open sea swimming as a test of resilience, a sense of escape, and a way to build a community — Neerja Deodhar and Zahra Amiruddin document the Mumbai Sea Swimmers in action, in Part 4 of the series 'Leisure & Loiter'.
In Sundarbans' Mousuni Island, rapid land erosion leaves villagers in the lurch, as natural calamities impact their livelihoods
At the moment, 80 percent of the farmland in Mousuni is under water.
Carrying vaccine doses and medical equipment including oxygen cylinders, healthcare workers trekked through the mountains on foot or with the help of horses or porters for six hours to reach their destination in Lidderwat, 20 km from Pahalgam.
Queer Eye's Bobby Berk on the Netflix show's impact, road to Fab 5 stardom, and his design philosophy
In an exclusive interview with Firstpost over Zoom, Bobby Berk, the design expert on the Emmy Award-winning show, spoke with us about Queer Eye's brand of magic.
Aadil and Azeem started free ambulance services in Delhi during the last week of April 2021. Their services are primarily targeted at patients from underprivileged backgrounds.
The portrait of the opioid epidemic has long been painted as a rural white affliction, but the demographics have been shifting for years as deaths surged among Black Americans. The pandemic hastened the trend by further flooding the streets with fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, in communities with scant resources to deal with addiction.
Life is Strange: True Colors is 'a game about the power of empathy and the protagonist's critical journey of self-discovery'
How a Bolivian indigenous community is struggling to survive the loss of the country's second largest lake
The lake dried up about five years ago, victim of shrinking glaciers, water diversions for farming and contamination. Ponds reappear in places during the rainy season.
US documents hold answers to the mystery of former Japanese PM and wartime criminal Hideki Tojo's remains
The documents show the cremated ashes of Tojo, one of the masterminds of the Pearl Harbour attack, were scattered from a US Army aircraft over the Pacific Ocean about 30 miles (50 kilometres) east of Yokohama, Japan’s second-largest city, south of Tokyo.
Like Jews and Arabs across the country, communities in Lod are on edge as the future of peaceful coexistence in mixed cities remains in question.
In Syrian camp, children left with no school, no play as only education coming their way is IS propaganda
It has been more than two years that some 27,000 children have been left to languish in al-Hol camp. Most of them not yet teenagers, they are spending their childhood in a limbo of miserable conditions with no schools, no place to play or develop and seemingly no international interest in resolving their situation.
After mainland China, Communist Party's focus now shifts to quashing Tiananmen Square tributes in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, the recent arrests and convictions of prominent activists have had a chilling effect on those who participated in the vigil in the past.
The COVID-19 pandemic initially blunted migration to the U.S. last year, but numbers were soon on the rise again.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, restorers in Florence's Medici Chapel unleash grime-eating bacteria to clean Michelangelo's sculptures
Last fall, with the chapel operating on reduced hours because of COVID-19, scientists and restorers completed a secret experiment: They unleashed grime-eating bacteria on the artist’s masterpiece marbles.
The entire population of one of the world’s smallest indigenous groups, the Toto, live in a village on the India-Bhutan border. They are threatened by mining, water scarcity and a blood disorder.
World Press Photo 2021 contest winners include Mads Nissen's First Embrace, Antonio Faccilongo's Habibi
This year, the competition received 74,470 entries from 4315 photographers across the globe. The winners' list comprises 45 photographers from 28 countries, of which 35 are first-time winners.
The United Nations estimates that about 1,000 homes were destroyed in the 11-day war that ended last Friday. Lynn Hastings, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the region, said hundreds of additional housing units were damaged so badly they are likely uninhabitable.