The 24-year-old IIT student says he still loves India despite the far-right Modi government deporting him for participating in a protest against a newly passed citizenship law, which reminds him of earlier 'fascist regime' laws.
India's new citizenship law and its plan to conduct nationality tests sparked popular fury across the country, which the far-right BJP government is trying to muzzle with brute force.
The fear of losing everything gives many Indian Muslims the courage to speak up against the Modi regime, even though they are facing a violent police crackdown.
The student protests in India are the first major signs of local resistance to the Hindu-nationalist policies of the Modi government.
Four men were arrested in the suspected gang-rape and murder of a Telangana vet whose burned body was found last week. Former Bollywood star and lawmaker Jaya Bachchan is under fire for promoting mob-justice after saying rapists should be lynched.
What started as a protest against a rise in fees has turned into a larger fight to maintain institutional independence at a prestigious Indian university.
The recent election results of two states signal a weakening of the Modi regime in the Centre and the re-emergence of its political opponents that will likely slow down its expansion plans.
India has 106 million adult smokers, second only to China in the world, making it a lucrative market for companies producing vaping products.
Political opposition in India is all but fading away as Prime Minister Narendra Modi bulldozes laws through the Indian Parliament and 'convinces' politicians to defect to his party.
A Kashmiri student describes how she feels about her besieged home while thousands of miles away in Turkey.
Kashmiris are yet to come to terms with the loss of their autonomy as India maintains a stranglehold over the besieged population by cutting all communication lines.
The Indian government's measures to bring Kashmir under direct rule by New Delhi attempts to erase the Kashmiri political identity and will inflame an already simmering resistance.
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