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Past articles by Mansi:

This Indian Cop Took Down a Massive IRS Call-Center Scam –

Millions of Americans have fallen for a ruse claiming they owe back taxes and must pay immediately. On the other side of the globe, one dogged inspector finally delivered justice. → Read More

This Cop Made It His Mission to Fight Islamophobia. Then Anti-Muslim Violence Hit His Own Family. –

Officer Humayun Kabir builds bridges between Bangladeshi-Americans and the NYPD. When his aunt was murdered in cold blood, the struggle hit home. → Read More

An Imam Was Shot Dead on the Streets of Queens. We Spoke to the Man Who Washed His Friend’s Bullet-Ridden Body. –

The brazen murder of Alauddin Akonjee terrified New York’s Muslim community. As his chaplain prepared the holy man for burial, he wondered what comes next. → Read More

Inside the Mall at the Center of China's Transformation of East Africa

Thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs, following a trail of billions of dollars in state-led investment, poured into Uganda, and Mukwano Mall was turning into a self-sustaining universe designed for them. → Read More

Sect’s Death Ritual Raises Constitutional Conflict in India

Citing a right to religious practice, members of the Jain faith are protesting a ruling barring santhara, a fast to the death that a judge declared a form of suicide. → Read More

Cow Retirement Homes Are Booming in India — Here's Why

Hindu nationalist groups fighting for the protection of India's cows have succeeded in expanding statutes against slaughter, which have increased cattle smuggling as well as the need for cattle shelters. → Read More

Kuwait Anti-Terror Program Prepares to Harvest the DNA of Citizens and Foreigners

The unprecedented plan to collect DNA samples from everyone living in Kuwait has rankled privacy advocates and raised human rights concerns. → Read More

This Tamil Rap Group Is Challenging Corruption and Inequality in India

The South Dandies Swaraj are a hip-hop group in Mumbai using their music to talk about street life, slumlords, prostitution, recycling, heartbreak, and Tamil pride. → Read More

Women in Uganda Can't Use Toilets Without Fear of Disease or Rape

In Uganda, only 19 percent of the population has access to toilets that are not shared and that protect them from direct contact with waste—conditions which poses a serious threat to women's health and safety. → Read More

India's Government Doesn't Seem to Care That Husbands Can Legally Rape Their Wives

Indian officials have rejected the urging of the UN and human rights activists that they amend the country's penal code to make sexual assault within marriage a criminal offense. → Read More

Dubai Is Using Deadly Falcons to Control Its Pigeon Problem

Each Friday, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit their online magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—In 2010, an English-language newspaper in Dubai ran a cover story titled Pigeon Impossible: Rats With Wings. “Pigeons have become a… → Read More

Heroin Trafficking from Pakistan Into India Is Crippling an Entire Generation

Addiction along the border has exploded, reflecting a faltering economy and the effects of US policy in Afghanistan, where more of the opiate trade is moving through Pakistan and India. → Read More

India Shaken by Case of Muslim Men Missing in Iraq

The apparent online recruitment of four Indian Muslims to join the fight in Iraq has shocked their home country, which had believed that it was immune from such defections. → Read More

Three Sentenced to Death in India for Gang-Rape

The men were sentenced under the strict provisions of a new law in India that has caused unease even among some women’s advocates. → Read More

5 Convicted in Gang-Rape Case That Shocked Mumbai

The men were found guilty Thursday of assaulting a photojournalist and a call-center operator in an abandoned mill building last August. → Read More

Before Elections, Mumbai Snack Turns Into a Political Hot Potato

The Shiv Sena, the Hindu nationalist party that dominates the city’s government, is quietly helping voters set up stalls to sell the street food vada pav in return for their support. → Read More

In Mumbai Case, a Group of Assault Suspects Had Little Fear of the Law

The details of a gang rape case in Mumbai reinforce the notion that rape remains a largely invisible crime in India. → Read More