Since India established itself as the driving force 20 years ago, cricket has become an exception to Western dominance of global sports.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
A Panchayat meeting in the Mewat district of Haryana, India, in 2004.
The panchayat justice system should be used as inspiration to develop a workable model for conflict resolution in India and Pakistan.
The surrogacy industry needs international regulation to stop the exploitation of women's bodies.
India has become the world leader in selfie-related accidental deaths.
As authorities crack down on selfies and social media, the underlying causes of conflict and potential to use social media to bring about positive social change are overlooked.
China’s President Xi Jinping and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa are expected to push for stronger ties at the 10th BRICS Summit.
The BRICS bloc can't be written off. At the same time it shouldn't be romanticised, given its internal challenges.
The iconic hump-backed mahseer.
India's hump-backed mahseer is one of the world's most prized game fish, yet it was a scientific enigma.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on a state visit to Pretoria ahead of the summit.
With international trade facing its greatest threat in decades, this club of China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India will have much to say about it.
Brigadier-General John Nicholson was a British officer in India between 1839 and 1857.
Few Victorian imperial 'hero' figures survive the scrutiny of the post-colonial age, but John Nicholson's lust for blood led to a strange twist.
The 10th BRICS Summit will be judged by how it tackles the prevailing global political and structural challenges.
Students protest the citizenship bill in Guwahati, Assam.
At the point of independence, Indian citizenship law was a matter of residency, not religion or ethnicity. That could be about to change.
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Bangalore's forgotten water wells are being revived, to help the city overcome centuries-old supply issues.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world's biggest river catchments.
Instead of keeping migrants out, countries should consider the economic benefits of letting them in.
Many scholars argue that attracting migrants is essential to economic competitiveness in a globalising world.
Picture perfect – for tourists, at least.
Poorer young people in Varanasi have big ambitions, but no way to reach them – despite the government's efforts.
India's Food Safety and Standards Authority needs to get a grip of unproven claims about the health benefits of certain products.
Tel Aviv has a reputation as a “non-stop city” but is also known for its local government’s use of smart technology to listen to and respond to residents’ needs and concerns.
To be a smart city is to know what your people want and need. And smart city leaders make sure residents can tell them by using technology to maintain a constant two-way flow of information.
If UKIP were pigeons, Clacton-on-Sea #Banksy.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
At a construction site in New Delhi, workers are exposed to mosquito repellent.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
Flagbearers at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.
Why the Commonwealth trade advantage isn't all that strong.