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Thursday

Many young Indians say they haven't benefited from the economic growth Modi boasts of

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A young fan came to the Mumbai home of rapper Saniya Mistri Qayammuddin – aka Saniya MQ — to pay her respects and pose for a selfie. Raksha Kumar/NPR hide caption

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The improbable fame of a hijab-wearing teen rapper from a poor neighborhood in Mumbai

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LGBTQ people and their supporters march demanding equal marriage rights in New Delhi, India, in January. India's Supreme Court in 2018 struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison but has yet to legalize same-sex marriages. AP hide caption

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Indian LGBTQ couples fight for legal recognition of same-sex marriage

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Thursday

Secretary of State Antony Blinken walks to a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 foreign ministers' meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. Olivier Douliery/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Four couples are petitioning India's Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage

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A police officer stands at the entrance of the office building where Indian tax authorities raided BBC's office in New Delhi on Tuesday. Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Sangeeta Ashok Devde, a domestic worker in Mumbai, says female domestic workers are often burnt out. "None of us get decent wages or paid time off," says Devde. "My body is just worn out as a result of working for so long in other people's homes as well as my own." Some of her friends have quit their jobs. Indranil Aditya for NPR hide caption

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It's a mystery: Women in India drop out of the workforce even as the economy grows

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Saturday

Servers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi are still not back to normal two weeks after they were hacked and the data was held for ransom. Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

The lobby of the new multiplex movie theater before afternoon screenings in Srinagar, on Oct. 1. Showkat Nanda for NPR hide caption

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Cinemas have reopened in Kashmir after 2 decades — but few moviegoers are showing up

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After more than two decades, movie theaters reopen in Indian-controlled Kashmir

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Sunday

An Indian army soldier collects Indian national flags after a rally marking Indian independence in Sopore district, Baramulla, in Jammu and Kashmir, on Aug. 11. Nasir Kachroo/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Friends Nasir Dhillon (left) and Papinder Singh run a YouTube channel, Punjabi Lehar, that tries to heal the wounds of Partition through reuniting loved ones separated when British-ruled India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan, 75 years ago. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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YouTube videos are helping reunite loved ones separated by the India-Pakistan border

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Wednesday

Sri Lankan lawmakers chose 6-time Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as president

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A state of emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka as leaders try to 'restore order'

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Monday

Protesters in Sri Lanka say they won't leave the president's palace until he's ousted

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Wednesday

A mob set this train car afire as they protested railway jobs that set increasingly demanding requirements, shutting out many applicants. What the media called a "job riot" took place in Gaya in the northeast Indian state of Bihar on Jan. 26. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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This burning train is a symbol of the anger of India's out-of-work youth

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Tuesday

Young people in India, even those with multiple degrees, are unemployed

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Saturday

Crowds turn out to cheer India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a road show in support of Uttar Pradesh state elections on Friday in Varanasi, India. Ritesh Shukla/Getty Images hide caption

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India's ruling party says crime is down. Muslims say they've never felt less safe

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