The Raika people have been herding camels in Rajasthan for centuries. But their traditional way of life is now under threat. A German NGO is helping Raika sustain their livelihood.
As protests against a controversial bill broke out across India, officials in parts of the country have banned people from meeting up in groups. But sporadic demonstrations continued.
The humble camel's hump can easily overshadow the animal's other characteristics — such as the health benefits of its milk. Efforts are underway to change that, and keep an old tradition alive in the process.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in bullish form on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth, saying open defecation was a thing of the past in India. Experts are not so certain, though.
Police say a man suspected of smuggling cows has been killed by a mob in northwestern India. Attacks by so-called "cow vigilantes" targeting minorities have become a growing problem in the Hindu-majority country.
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