A first-time surrogate mother in Anand, India, 2013.
Surrogate mothers in developing countries are being shuffled across borders to evade a crackdown on the industry. This emerging gray market puts women at risk.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a self-styled Indian guru, was convicted and sentenced for the rape of two of his female followers.
The Dera Sacha Sauda episode has several important questions, mostly related to the crisis of spirituality and modernity in India today.
Officials check an electronic voting machine.
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Election results almost always come with conspiracy theories attached, but India's latest round of recriminations goes deeper than usual.
The Indian people felt a moral obligation to queue up and co-operate with the ‘notes ban’ policy.
Public co-operation is not proof of trust in government. The Indian people did not trust elected politicians to represent them against top-down policymaking that caused enormous difficulties.
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.
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.
The Indian government recently demonetised 86% of its country’s cash – and kicked off a logistical nightmare.
Narendra Modi's government is drumming up war hysteria on the eve of crucial state elections. The gathering storm threatens India's increasingly beleaguered democracy.
Pressing on: Narendra Modi.
While Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government can take heart, the political landscape is fragmenting along caste, religious and ideological lines.
Modi rallies the troops in Assam.
Four Indian states will soon decide just how strong Narendra Modi's government will be.
There's a huge gap between what India claims it can do, and what it's actually doing to bring down emissions.
Narendra Modi's visit to the UK has gone swimmingly – but the situation at home is far from placid.
A valuable handshake between defense chiefs.
The strategic implications of this agreement are far-reaching – and not just for India and the US.
Aam Admi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters after a landslide win of historic proportions in the Delhi state election.
A taste of the unpredictable, raucous world of Indian politics came to the Adelaide Oval as India played Pakistan in their Cricket World Cup showdown. In front of me was an India supporter wearing a Modi…
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been feted during his visit, but there are no guarantees that his new uranium deal with Australia won’t worsen nuclear security.
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Behind the flag-waving and cheers surrounding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to Australia are serious questions about the safety and security implications of Australia’s agreement to…
India has struggled with policies intended to improve relations with its Asian neighbours. Will new prime minister Narendra Modi do any better?
India’s new prime minister Narendra Modi has signalled a commitment to continue his nation’s “Look East” foreign policy in a world of growing Asian influence. However, Modi may find it difficult to define…
Narendra Modi is winning support from young voters.
In 2004, students in the north Indian city of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, started a club called Generation Nowhere. They met to discuss the hopelessness of their position as educated young men from provincial…
Women have struggled for political power since before independence.
Over five weeks, 815m Indians will have the opportunity to choose a new government many hope will tackle inequality and corruption and lead the country to greater prosperity. The choice is ostensibly between…