Sporting extravaganzas are a way for globalising cities in emerging market economies to try and play the "modernity game". But they don't make the rules, and so they can never "win".
While India struggles for answers to its urban air pollution crisis, Beijing is moving forward with strong resolve and effective policy.
How to make your holiday better for the environment through sustainable tourism.
Winter has once again brought severe air pollution to the Indian capital.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Governments must understand that the factors making cities convenient and productive also make their residents prone to obesity. They must confront this challenge with intelligent, focused policies.
The astronomic rise of the price of bitcoin over the past 12 months raises fears that the cryptocurrency is set to crash which could see many people lose money.
The Indian higher education system faces challenges like underfunding, lack of research work and poor curricula.
NGOs (non-government organizations) run by women in India and Tanzania fuel the success of development projects, but the women are too easily marginalized once the projects get off the ground.
Passionate musicians in Western India are committed to “break down the walls” of hate built by opportunistic politics between religious communities.
Water is increasingly becoming scarce as the climate changes. There are four changes that cities can make to adapt to water scarcity.
The case of Jagtar Singh Johal has mobilised the Sikh diaspora.
A history of Ayurvedic medical concepts is being exhibited at London’s Wellcome Collection.
Letters home reveal what is was like to be an Indian soldier in World War II.
A new study provides a more nuanced understanding of the role food plays in healthy eating and family life.
Humans aren't alone in wanting to take revenge – some animals like to get their own back too.
Indian-made antivenoms, common throughout Africa because they are affordable, showed little-to-no neutralisation of the African Echis venoms.
Claimed by both India and Pakistan ever since the British left, Kashmir is still caught in the crossfire.
The population of India's IT hub, Bangalore, grew for centuries because of nature, not despite it – a lesson that could give hope for the future of our modern cities.
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.