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).
Long Way Home Productions
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.
Group photo of female students studying at Maria Grey College, London, 1905 - 1907.
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Visa regulations are making the UK a less attractive option for Indian students.
Conference wheels turning.
The historical animosity remains.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Spot the difference.
Peter Foley and Salvatore Di Nolfi/EPA
Both men are polarising figures, who espouse deeply divisive agendas – but with different views on globalisation.
The Modi government is getting rid of RS500 and RS1,000 notes to try and combat the black market and corruption.
Business Briefing: Former chief World Bank economist on inequality and doing away with big money
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A former chief economist to the World Bank and economic adviser to the Indian government says doing away with big currency notes is a noble idea but an ineffective tool.
Problems occur when a country falls in love with gold, and silver might be about to get a boost from proposed solutions.
Fistful of nothing.
India is engulfed in chaos after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the wrong policy at the wrong time.
The Indian government recently demonetised 86% of its country’s cash – and kicked off a logistical nightmare.