Ruchi Kumar

Ruchi Kumar is an independent journalist covering conflict, political, cultural and developmental stories from Afghanistan and the region.

Latest articles

Opinion: How the U.S. Failed Evacuation Efforts in Afghanistan

The U.S. administration congratulated themselves on their evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. A volunteer on the ground in Kabul writes about how botched these efforts really were.

Ruchi Kumar

October 19, 2021

How Gen Z is Fighting for Afghanistan’s Future

A generation of Afghans born after 9/11 have no memory of life under Taliban rule. They are now speaking up and pushing back.

Ruchi Kumar

September 16, 2021

Kabul’s Lost Cinemas

The importance of preserving a movie theater, once a hub of Bollywood showings, goes far beyond just saving a building.

Ruchi Kumar

January 07, 2021


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