The festive season in India did not lead to any surges and the prediction of a third wave during October–November did not turn out to be right.
Rich countries like the UK have almost left coal power behind, but it’s not as easy for developing countries.
Rather than slow the decline in coal use, India’s actions at COP26 ensure it and other polluting nations, including Australia, will be under even greater scrutiny.
China has given itself a major advantage over India by constructing a massive road network in the past two decades.
Most concerning is the long-term upward trends of CO₂ emissions form burning fossil fuels, which are far from trending towards net-zero by 2050.
Clean energy innovation, giving up coal, cutting methane and getting China and India on board for net-zero can deliver progress at COP26.
Virologists are beginning to assess which other viruses could have pandemic potential
India is sending doses overseas again, but exports are unlikely to properly ramp up until all Indian adults have been vaccinated.
Instead of making symbolic gestures, Indians need to pressure the government to establish effective environmental policies and programs.
Fourteen years after the Quad was first conceived, its leaders will meet for the first time face-to-face this week. China will dominate the conversations.
The vaccine-sharing initiative is still without its biggest donor – India – while rich countries are diverting spare doses towards youth and booster programmes.
To witness South Asian representation on a global platform is liberating, but what one is being represented for is of more importance, if not the most.
New laws making religious conversion more difficult aim to mobilise sentiment against Muslims, women and social mobility for lower castes.
Inequality within developing countries continues to rise.
Deobandi Islam, the religious school that the Taliban draw their ideology from, was set up in 19th century India to educate Muslim youth.
Kashmir has been in conflict since 1947, despite repeated UN and US interventions. An expert in security studies explains why international law has failed to keep the peace.
A public health scholar based in New Delhi explains how India has emerged from the massive spike in COVID-19 cases, even as the country braces for a new wave.
Lessons have been learned from the second wave, but vaccine supply and hesitancy are still big problems.
At the bottom of our carbon fears is a big black problem.
Nehru was a fervent believer in what became known as ‘non-alignment’ — perhaps his greatest contribution to the 20th century world.