India

What is Gadhimai festival and why is it so controversial?
Nepal, Gadhimai, India, Hinduism
In Depth

What is Gadhimai festival and why is it so controversial?

The world’s ‘largest animal sacrifice’ is being held in defiance of ban
5 Dec 2019
Indian MP calls for lynching after gang rape and murder
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In Brief

Indian MP calls for lynching after gang rape and murder

National demonstrations after woman’s burned corpse was found in Hyderabad
3 Dec 2019
Will Indian citizens be compensated for pollution?
India pollution, Delhi
In Depth

Will Indian citizens be compensated for pollution?

Supreme Court says Indian states may be forced to pay for failing to tackle growing crisis
26 Nov 2019
How big was the British Empire and why did it collapse?
British Empire
Daily Briefing

How big was the British Empire and why did it collapse?

The largest in history at its height, there is little left of the British Empire today
26 Nov 2019
Kaleidoscopic City: Gem hunting with Bulgari in Jaipur
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In Review

Kaleidoscopic City: Gem hunting with Bulgari in Jaipur

Bulgari’s creative director takes us on an exclusive tour of the Pink City
5 Nov 2019
China and India clash over division of Kashmir
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In Brief

China and India clash over division of Kashmir

Region’s special status downgraded sparking tensions between nuclear powers
1 Nov 2019
Instant Opinion: Boris flounders amid ‘sham’ Queen’s speech
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Boris flounders amid ‘sham’ Queen’s speech

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 15 October
15 Oct 2019
What is happening in Kashmir?
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In Depth

What is happening in Kashmir?

Pakistan PM says India’s crackdown in the disputed region could spark nuclear conflict
26 Sep 2019
The countries with nuclear weapons
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In Depth

The countries with nuclear weapons

IAEA meets in Vienna amid mounting nuclear tension over Iran
16 Sep 2019
What happened at the Amritsar massacre?
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In Brief

What happened at the Amritsar massacre?

Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised for the 1919 mass shootings in India
11 Sep 2019
Instant Opinion: Bury league expulsion is ‘grim warning’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: Bury league expulsion is ‘grim warning’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 28 August
28 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’
Newspapers
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘The Russians are... complicated!’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 9 August
9 Aug 2019
First reports emerge from locked-down Kashmir
Indian security personnel stand guard on a street during a curfew in Srinagar on August 8, 2019, as widespread restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout remained in place aft
In Depth

First reports emerge from locked-down Kashmir

The Hindu nationalist government in New Delhi has imposed curfews, travel restrictions and a communication blackout on Kashmiri Muslims
9 Aug 2019
Instant Opinion: ‘Women’s bodies don’t need fixing’
Newspapers
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Women’s bodies don’t need fixing’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 6 August
6 Aug 2019
Why Indian farmers are having their wombs removed
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In Depth

Why Indian farmers are having their wombs removed

Thousands of young women are paying for medically unnecessary hysterectomies to get work as sugarcane harvesters
30 Jul 2019
Is India becoming a dictatorship?
Narendra Modi
In Depth

Is India becoming a dictatorship?

As his only serious rival resigns, does Narendra Modi’s rule threaten to undermine the ‘world’s largest democracy’?
11 Jul 2019
UK ‘must welcome more Indians to get trade deal’
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UK ‘must welcome more Indians to get trade deal’

Cross-party group of MPs says ‘hostile message’ to India must end
24 Jun 2019
Dry Chennai: Indian megacity ‘running out of water’
People queue for water in Chennai
In Depth

Dry Chennai: Indian megacity ‘running out of water’

Drought hits 4.6 million people as taps run dry during heatwave
20 Jun 2019
What does Narendra Modi’s second term have in store?
Narendra Modi
In Depth

What does Narendra Modi’s second term have in store?

Controversial Hindu nationalist Indian PM promises further economic reforms following landslide election victory
30 May 2019
Indian election: Narendra Modi’s BJP tipped for victory
Narendra Modi
In Brief

Indian election: Narendra Modi’s BJP tipped for victory

Mammoth vote seen as ‘a contest for the soul of India’
23 May 2019
How likely is a nuclear war?
Nuclear test mushroom cloud above Mururoa Atoll
In Depth

How likely is a nuclear war?

UN disarmament director says risk of global conflict now highest since Second World War
22 May 2019
India election 2019: who will win?
Narendra Modi
In Depth

India election 2019: who will win?

All eyes are on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as six weeks of voting kicks off
12 Apr 2019
Man arrested with live human embryo in his suitcase
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In Brief

Man arrested with live human embryo in his suitcase

Indian authorities are investigating a possible smuggling ring after the man was detained in Mumbai
20 Mar 2019
Will India and Pakistan go to war?
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In Depth

Will India and Pakistan go to war?

Recent skirmishes are ‘steep escalations in the most serious military crisis in south Asia since 1999’
27 Feb 2019
Pakistan military scrambles jets over ‘IAF violation’
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In Brief

Pakistan military scrambles jets over ‘IAF violation’

Tensions escalate after first clash of its kind since war in 1971
26 Feb 2019
Bhopal disaster 35 years on: what happened?
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In Depth

Bhopal disaster 35 years on: what happened?

Activists still fighting for justice decades after the world’s worst industrial accident
15 Feb 2019
India vows to ‘isolate’ Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack
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India vows to ‘isolate’ Pakistan after deadly Kashmir attack

Indian PM Narendra Modi says Delhi has ‘incontrovertible evidence’ that Islamabad supported terrorists behind the attack
15 Feb 2019
Global suicide rate falls by third in 30 years
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In Brief

Global suicide rate falls by third in 30 years

China and India experience huge drop in suicides, but still make up nearly half of all deaths
8 Feb 2019
US immigration officials force-feeding detainees
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In Brief

US immigration officials force-feeding detainees

Nearly 30 migrants from India and Cuba are refusing to eat in protest at alleged mistreatment
1 Feb 2019
Could two-child policy save India from overpopulation?
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In Brief

Could two-child policy save India from overpopulation?

As activists scramble to educate the public on the need for contraception, some politicians push for a more radical solution
23 Jan 2019
Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’
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In Brief

Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’

Report finds threat levels rising in China and India amid government crackdown and rise of religious nationalism
17 Jan 2019
Lonely Indian soldiers catfished by Pakistani spies
Indian soldier in Kashmir
In Brief

Lonely Indian soldiers catfished by Pakistani spies

Senior general warns soldiers to be sceptical of phony Facebook accounts
15 Jan 2019
UK to ‘drop out of top 10 world economies by 2030’
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In Brief

UK to ‘drop out of top 10 world economies by 2030’

Standard Chartered predicts China and India will overtake US, with Britain dropping off the top table entirely
11 Jan 2019
Protests erupt in India after women enter Hindu temple
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In Brief

Protests erupt in India after women enter Hindu temple

Hindu traditionalists believe women of menstruating age should not be allowed in the Sabarimala temple
3 Jan 2019
Meditating Buddhist monk killed by leopard
Leopard
In Depth

Meditating Buddhist monk killed by leopard

Officials had warned against going too far into the Indian forest
13 Dec 2018
Mastanamma: Indian Youtube sensation dies aged 107
Karre Mastanamma
In Depth

Mastanamma: Indian Youtube sensation dies aged 107

Great-grandmother from rural village won fans all over the world with her cooking videos
5 Dec 2018
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