Trade tensions and agriculture, basketball, biomedical research and ride-sharing are topics explored this year in a series of special reports on India and the U.S.

The project, undertaken by students at the University of Missouri, was overseen by Laura Ungar, Midwest Editor/Correspondent with the St. Louis bureau of Kaiser Health News, and journalist Sujoy Dhar, founder of the Indian news agency India Blooms, based in Kolkata, India.

This is the third year the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has participated in this project. Read last year’s stories here.