Ruchi Kumar is an Indian journalist based between Mumbai and Kabul focusing on political and cultural stories from the region.
The recent wave of power shortages is being felt across Afghanistan, and the Taliban blame the international community for the country's political and financial isolation since the group took over last year.
Stray cats and dogs were killed and injured when a truck bomb ripped through a fortified compound in Afghanistan's capital in early September. Now Samaritans are trying to find a new home for the surviving animals.
As the Taliban nears a peace deal with the US, the increasing presence of Daesh in the country makes the Afghan militant group jittery.
Without an address system and despite the very real threat of attack by the Taliban and Daesh fighters, Afghanistan's postal workers are determined to continue serving the country.
Known for having imposed strict laws in the country in the mid-1990s, the Taliban's possible return in the Afghan power structure makes a lot of women uncomfortable.
From Russia and the US to the UAE, several powers and stakeholders in the Afghan conflict have started engaging with the insurgent group to secure a long lasting peace in the country.
Failing economy, growing insurgency and low returns from food crops have left tens of thousands of Afghan farmers with no other choice but to return to poppy cultivation after a gap of 13 years.
An inquisitive Indian woman first got her start by “investigating” classmates. Later, she became a full-blown detective in a field dominated by men. This is Rajani Pandit's success story.
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