For more than 2,000 years, several volumes of classical South Asian texts remained locked away in languages that have either died, have a dwindling number of speakers or no one bothered to translate these stories for a global audience.
In India, about 100 million people are believed to suffer common mental disorders and millions more have more severe illnesses. With just 5,000 psychiatrists in the country, faith healers have filled the gap. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how health professionals have joined forces with faith healers to combine medicine with ritual and prayer. Continue reading
Two years after a tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, the region’s hardest hit areas continue to deal with the aftermath. Regional experts discuss efforts to restore the economy and society in the most affected areas. Continue reading