The rare, wild morel mushroom found in remote parts of Kashmir is sold at high prices in India and abroad. However, it involves a painstaking journey for those who procure it.
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Volunteers are taking on an overwhelming number of requests for oxygen cylinders and critical medications. The region recently imposed a full lockdown, and is managing a shortage in ICU beds.
With Indian forests under pressure, Indigenous communities are working to preserve knowledge of their diverse and nutritious diets. In the country's cities, urban consumers are also getting a taste for the crops.
In India, COVID-19 patients are developing a rare but fatal fungal infection, dubbed "black fungus." Starting in the airways, it spreads through the body.
Cases of domestic violence usually go unreported in Indian-administered Kashmir because of the media's tendency to focus on political issues. Observers say social conflict increases incidences of violence against women.
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