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Polygamy, fish protests and tipping
Indian protestors shout anti-government slogans during a protest against rape in New Delhi on January 2, 2013.The family of an Indian gang-rape victim said that they would not rest until her
Podcasts

Polygamy, fish protests and tipping

Why is India changing its marriage laws? What led French and British fishermen to join forces? And who really benefits from the tips we leave?
13 May 2022
India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance
People rest in the shade under a bridge
Global lens

India’s heatwave pushing limits of endurance

Dozens are thought to have died, schools have been forced to close and taps have run dry
12 May 2022
Will India turn on its old ally?
Narendra Modi with Boris Johnson
In Brief

Will India turn on its old ally?

Boris Johnson did not return with much to show for his trip, with the Ukraine war a major ‘obstacle’
28 Apr 2022
Why India won’t condemn Russia
Students demonstrate against the invasion of Ukraine in Bangalore, India
Getting to grips with . . .

Why India won’t condemn Russia

History and political expediency combine in Narendra Modi’s muted response
4 Mar 2022
‘Playing with fire’: how increasing hate speech threatens India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a campaign rally in Kolkata, India
In Depth

‘Playing with fire’: how increasing hate speech threatens India

Narendra Modi’s government accused of ‘encouraging hatred’ of minority groups
9 Feb 2022
India braces for Omicron ‘tsunami’
Beds being fitted in a temporary Covid-19 care centre in Mumbai, India
In Depth

India braces for Omicron ‘tsunami’

Curfews announced in Delhi and Mumbai as Covid-19 cases surge across the country
6 Jan 2022
Technopessimism, population and a new world order
Joe Biden
Podcast

Technopessimism, population and a new world order

Has the US given up on policing the world? Should we worry about a falling population? And is social media really a threat to democracy?
31 Dec 2021

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The world’s strangest and most surprising Christmas traditions
Christmas in the Netherlands
In Depth

The world’s strangest and most surprising Christmas traditions

Crunchy caterpillars and seasonal saunas are among the list of unconventional customs
25 Dec 2021
Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour
A baby
Tall Tales

Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Nov 2021
China ‘bribing’ locals to move into disputed Indian border region
A Chinese and an Indian border guard at the Nathu La crossing
Unreported world

China ‘bribing’ locals to move into disputed Indian border region

Building of villages replicates tactics used in South China Sea, experts warn
15 Nov 2021
Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?
India Covid
In Depth

Is India ‘beating’ Covid – or facing a deadly third wave?

Hopes that virus has ‘exhausted itself’ challenged by experts as vaccine drive stalls
9 Nov 2021
Man has phone in his stomach for six months
A mobile phone
Tall Tales

Man has phone in his stomach for six months

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Oct 2021
Covax: what’s gone wrong in fight against vaccine nationalism?
Shipment of Covid vaccines donated through Covax arrives at Bolivian Air Force base in El Alto
Expert’s view

Covax: what’s gone wrong in fight against vaccine nationalism?

Covid jabs-sharing scheme set to miss 2021 target for sending urgently needed doses to poorer countries
20 Sep 2021
India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports
A man receives his Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India
Between the lines

India facing US pressure to restart vaccine exports

Narendra Modi facing calls from Joe Biden to provide much-needed jabs to developing countries
15 Sep 2021
India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study
Funeral pyres burning in New Delhi, India
In Depth

India’s true Covid death toll ‘in the millions’, says new study

New study findings fuel claims that government is deliberately under-reporting pandemic fatalities
20 Jul 2021
Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays
Boris Johnson receives his second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

Why your AstraZeneca vaccine may mean no European holidays

Month-long wait for Indian-made jabs to be approved on the continent
15 Jul 2021
Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre
Grave diggers bury a coffin in Semarang, Java
In Depth

Indonesia overtakes India as Asia’s Covid epicentre

Rapid spread of highly infectious Delta variant triggers hospital bed and oxygen shortages
15 Jul 2021
Brighton Pier accidentally charges thousands for rides
Brighton
Tall Tales

Brighton Pier accidentally charges thousands for rides

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Jun 2021
‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’
Patients queue for a vaccination in Noida, India
Getting to grips with . . .

‘Delta plus’: what we know so far about new Covid ‘variant of concern’

Strain feared to be more infectious than original Delta variant has reached UK
23 Jun 2021
Indian villagers pray to ‘Goddess Corona’
Transit of Venus seen in New Delhi, India
Tall Tales

Indian villagers pray to ‘Goddess Corona’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jun 2021
UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’
UFO
Tall Tales

UFOs ‘come from under water not outer space’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
4 Jun 2021
Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 May
People queue for vaccinations during a spike in the India variant in Bolton
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 15 - 21 May

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
21 May 2021
The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant
Covid testing in Bolton
Getting to grips with . . .

The plan for stopping the India coronavirus variant

Vaccinations could be brought forward to halt more infectious strain
14 May 2021
Doctors say cow poo cannot stop Covid
Cows on a beach in India
Tall Tales

Doctors say cow poo cannot stop Covid

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 May 2021
What is the ‘black fungus’ killing Covid patients?
Indian hospital
In Depth

What is the ‘black fungus’ killing Covid patients?

India reporting surge in fatal mucormycosis infections in people who have recovered from coronavirus
11 May 2021
Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK
A Covid patient in New Delhi, India
The latest on . . .

Concern over clusters of ‘double mutant’ Covid variant in the UK

Leaked emails reveal PHE considers risk from highly infectious strain to be ‘high’
7 May 2021
Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April
Boris Johnson on the campaign trail in Llandudno
Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 24 - 30 April

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
30 Apr 2021
Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’
Health workers take a nasal swab from a boy in Karachi
Global lens

Record Pakistan infections prompt fears it is next coronavirus ‘timebomb’

Hospitals overflowing with patients as concern rises that Indian ’double mutation’ is spreading freely
28 Apr 2021
The port city at the epicentre of India’s Covid catastrophe
A Covid patient breathes with the help of oxygen in a tent outside a Sikh Gurdwara
In Depth

The port city at the epicentre of India’s Covid catastrophe

Half of all people getting tested in Kolkata are positive for coronavirus
28 Apr 2021
‘Rampant Covid in poorer countries will shape the evolution of the virus’
India Covid
Instant Opinion

‘Rampant Covid in poorer countries will shape the evolution of the virus’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
27 Apr 2021
Indian government ‘hiding true Covid death toll’
A man in PPE looks on as funeral pyres burn
In Depth

Indian government ‘hiding true Covid death toll’

Witnesses claim many coronavirus fatalities are not being recorded as double mutation triggers healthcare crisis
26 Apr 2021
How long will India be on UK’s Covid travel ‘red list’?
Delhi airport
The latest on . . .

How long will India be on UK’s Covid travel ‘red list’?

Critics say ban on new arrivals comes too late amid rising fears over Indian variant of the virus
20 Apr 2021
Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage
A monkey
Tall Tales

Monkey sentenced to life after boozy rampage

And other stories from the stranger side of life
15 Apr 2021
‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India
Holi celebrations in Guwahati in the northeast state of Assam
In Depth

‘Double mutant’ Covid variant threatens to overwhelm India

Hopes of herd immunity extinguished as wave of new strain sweeps across the country
30 Mar 2021
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