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The BBC's Taboo is a timely reminder of the violent origins of globalisation, but its villains allow the viewer to disassociate imperial misdeeds from mainstream British history.
An activist takes part in a protest in December 2015 to mark the third anniversary of the Delhi bus gang rape.
The alleged sexual assault of a well-known actress in Kerala has sparked outrage and exposed serious gender issues at the heart of the society.
The demonetisation drive has made the banking sector healthier but failed to curb 'black money'.
The lychgate of the Camel’s Back Road Cemetery.
Are the the hauntings at Landour just practical fictions amidst the solitude of the hills?
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Park rangers, local people and conservationists need to find some common ground.
Tom Hardy in Taboo.
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The East India Company offered men untold travel and riches – if they survived.
Leaders of the BRICS bloc of states in Goa, India where they hatched the plan to launch a new credit rating agency.
The BRICS bloc of states have resolved to establish an alternative credit rating agency to counter western dominance in the financial markets. Will it work?
Mass inside the church dedicated to our Lady of Good Health in Valenkanni, Tamil Nadu.
A common place of worship in India and Pakistan offers solace and bonds religious minorities in Pakistan.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
Demonetisation is just the latest example of post-truth politics at work.
Only by privileging an English-speaking, Western position can we say that 'post-truth' emerged in 2016.
Donald Trump raises his fist after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States
The world is on edge as Donald Trump enters the White House.
Waiting area in Lagos, Nigeria.
Britons, Nigerians, Americans and Brasilians don't see time in the same way. These differences are explained by the history and constraints of each country.
Europe is at a crossroads in how it integrates religious minorities. But there are lessons to be learned beyond liberal secularism.
Weddings among the super rich reinforce conservative values among the Indian elites.
Indian elites' extravagant weddings are a show of strength, a glamorised return to traditions, and a celebration of social conservatism.
Kashmiri villagers shout slogans during a funeral of civilians, in Beerwah, north of Srinagar, August 2016.
`Militancy' in Kashmir has taken on significantly changed dimensions, described best not by the armed struggle of a few, but by the unarmed, highly discursive resistance over new spaces of protest.
Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley in Lion (2016).
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Lion, which has screened to critical acclaim around the world, seems to think it's a political film. In reality it's an effective melodrama that uncritically embraces a colonial fantasy of white saviours.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, who passed away in December 2016, was a film actress and populist chief minister of India’s southern Tamil Nadu state.
Performance politics has made Donald Trump the new president of the United States. But this is far from new to south India, where the mixing of cinema and politics has a long history.
A rare glimpse of a river dolphin in Cambodia.
Dolphin-watching tourism has pros and cons — so what should you think about next time you head out?
Indians have turned to digital payment following demonetisation.
India is going digital.
Ravi Ashwin celebrates the wicket of England batsman Joe Root in Mumbai.
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The rise of India's Ravichandran Ashwin is down to both art and science.