The Whanganui River: now a legal person.
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New Zealand's Whanganui River and the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers in India have been given the right to 'sue' over issues like pollution. The challenge now is to ensure these legal rights are enforced.
Hi-tech but not high security.
India's transition to a digital economy creates several new opportunities for financial criminals.
Scientific crime scene analysis is more popular in India's pulp fiction than in real life investigations.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during the India-UK Tech Summit in New Delhi. November 2016.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi knows how to use social media in politics. But the rest of his government? Not so much.
Companies in the developing world, like Adani Group headed by Gautam Adani, have achieved enormous success through strong ties with governments.
Even though the setup of the Indian Adani Group draws scrutiny in developed countries like Australia, it's common and makes sense in the context of emerging markets like India.
This is not (quite) Downton-Abbey-in-India.
A woman from Khonoma village, Nagaland. Can women from ‘Naga’ tribes access to equal political rights ?
In Nagaland, a northeastern state in India, the push to implement a law giving women more representation in local politics has triggered a violent backlash.
Elections in Uttar Pradesh will be the most keenly watched.
This could be a year of reckoning for India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. Five states, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur are set to go to the polls in…
The great British curry crisis.
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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.