Between them, India’s record-breaking ‘Nest Man’ Rakesh Khatri and the brothers behind Wildlife Rescue – featured in a Sundance documentary – have saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of birds.
The team includes India’s first transgender man bodybuilder, a famous rights activist, a receptionist scarred by his past and a beautician who worked as a secret milkman for years to earn enough money for sex-reassignment therapy.
India abolished discrimination on the basis of caste in 1948, yet every day 10 Dalit, or untouchable, women and children are raped – and the problem is getting worse.
Munawar Faruqi spent 38 days behind bars earlier this year after a Hindu nationalist accused him of ‘intending’ to outrage religious sentiments. But the 28-year-old Muslim comedian is trying to see the funny side of it all.
Sudden unexplained mortalities – together with a lack of health care, education and legal protection – are proving a dangerous mix in India’s rural areas. Those accused of witchcraft tend to meet a grisly end.