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Chinese bespoke shoemakers in India cling to their trade despite rise of online shopping and competition from foreign brands

Handed down from generation to generation, the tradition for making high-end custom-made footwear and leather goods is still going strong. Famous customers include former India prime minister Indira Gandhi and king of Kashmir, Karan Singh.

30 Sep 2019 - 9:16PM

Handed down from generation to generation, the tradition for making high-end custom-made footwear and leather goods is still going strong. Famous customers include former India prime minister Indira Gandhi and king of Kashmir, Karan Singh.

Chinese bespoke shoemakers in India cling to their trade despite rise of online shopping and competition from foreign brands
‘The untouchable caste’: Dalits in India stand up for their rights through song, and take pride in their identity

A new generation of Dalits – marginalised castes in India – is using music and art to assert themselves and call for an end to discrimination; artists such as rapper Sumeet Samos sing of being no longer ashamed of who they are.

5 Aug 2019 - 10:49AM

A new generation of Dalits – marginalised castes in India – is using music and art to assert themselves and call for an end to discrimination; artists such as rapper Sumeet Samos sing of being no longer ashamed of who they are.

‘The untouchable caste’: Dalits in India stand up for their rights through song, and take pride in their identity