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Dust in Africa means rain in India

Dust from northern Africa and western Asia is having a direct influence on stronger monsoons in India. Researchers have found…
Narendra Modi: is this India’s next prime minister? EPA/Jaipal Singh

India 2014: the mother of all elections

India may not be the world’s oldest democracy but it is certainly the biggest. The next elections for its parliament will be the largest ever, with a total of 814 million people eligible to vote – 100…
Just make sure you get a receipt. Tom Miller/PA

India’s firm stance on tax could actually help investors

India keeps getting into arguments with foreign firms over tax; is it wise to do so? The Financial Times, for one, is in no doubt that India is scaring off foreign investors, and that it is making a mistake…
Indian-Australian co-productions such as Besharam are part of an expanding cosmopolitan Bollywood. Reliance Entertainment

Bollywood and Australia: worth making a song and dance about

It’s 101 years since the birth of Bollywood, the world’s largest and most vibrant movie industry and, of course, that’s more than enough time to mature and alter, to grow arms and legs. For some time…
Right twice a day - but not this time. Steve Parsons/PA

The Daily Mail’s petition gets international aid wrong

The Daily Mail has launched a petition which strongly urges prime minister David Cameron to “divert some of the £11 billion a year spent on overseas aid to ease the suffering of British flood victims…
Typical day for women workers in Mumbai. Anthony Devlin/PA

India’s urban work boom is leaving women behind

Nearly 400m people live in cities in India and during the next 40 years that number will more than double. Not only is the…
She can change the country. incandopolis

The revolution for India’s urban women must start at home

Since the Delhi gang rapes in 2012, the plight of women in urban India has found global attention. Much has been said about rights and safety in cities, but none of that will make a sustainable impact…
The legal case against Devyani Khobragade turned into a diplomatic test of strength as India treated the US actions as a national ‘slap in the face’. EPA

‘Nannygate’ reaction ignores the Indian elephant in the room

The diplomatic incident that was almost inevitably dubbed “Nannygate” created an unexpected rift between the United States and India. The case threw up a plethora of issues, not the least of them the exploitation…
India will be regarded more than ever with suspicion in the cricket world if proposed changes to the game’s governance are put in place. EPA/Jagadeesh NV

India, cricket and the politics of dominance

Just two years after the International Cricket Council (ICC) received wide-ranging recommendations for reform of its governance arrangements – which India promptly rejected – cricket’s global governing…
Protesters gather in Delhi, near the site where a Danish woman was gang-raped, to demand action on rampant violence against women. EPA/Money Sharma

What gang rapes tell us about Delhi and the wider world

Coinciding with yet another brutal gang rape in Delhi is news that Delhi’s women and child welfare minister, Rakhi Birla, is recruiting an all-female commando unit to help respond to Delhi’s rape problem…
The Golden Temple is one of Sikhism’s most important sites. Claude Renault

UK role in 1984 temple raid will affect British Sikh identity

This year, the commemorations of the centenary of World War I will recognise the contribution of the approximately 130,000 Sikh soldiers who fought for the British Army in the Great War. These martial…
Cambodian garment workers fight with police in protests that saw four killed. Heng Sinith/AP

Cambodian sweatshop protests reveal the blood on our clothes

In the past week, violence has hit several industrial areas in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where hundreds of thousands garment workers started protesting against unfair working conditions. They are demanding…
BJP supporters celebrate in Delhi, one of four states in which the Congress Party suffered heavy losses in a portent of change in 2014’s national elections. EPA

Crisis of political legitimacy heralds change at the top in India

Recent state election results in India point to the Congress Party losing power in national elections this year. The Indian National Congress has led India as the biggest party in a national coalition…

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