Jaipur, 1971 and London 2015: a queasy syzygy.
Comparable to Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” to Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist”, The Vegetarian ties social refusal to sexual protest.
The Aam Aadmi Party, led by Arvind Kejriwal, has won 67 out of 70 seats in Delhi’s elections.
The status of Burma’s Rohingya people has devolved to the point where even naming them has become controversial. We need to do more.
The ubiquitous unit of global commerce has infiltrated every sphere of modern life – whether as a means of trafficking, a symbol of gentrification, or a part of political protest.
The school day often lasts nine hours – with breaks for eye massages to reduce eye strain and physical activity to keep concentration levels high.
Air traffic control has lost contact with a passenger plane flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board.
A family lost a son and daughter in the Indian Ocean disaster. Ten years on, they may have found them.
India is only just beginning to understand the scale of its sexual violence problem. The public discussion in the wake of the Nirbhaya case has been encouraging, but until it translates into action, little will change.
The conviction rate for rape cases by India’s “untouchable” women stands at 2 per cent, compared to 24 per cent for women in general. However, they are starting to fight back.
Over a hundred people are dead, many of them children. Even in the terror-stricken context of Pakistan, this attack is shocking.
In recent years the number of private schools catering to Chinese nationals has grown rapidly. A Chinese-owned chain offering a Canadian curriculum dominates, with more than 30 schools across the country.
Occupy Central with Love and Peace, the student-led pro-democracy demonstration, has turned the city’s traffic-filled roads into an ocean of goodwill.
The people of Hong Kong are making their voices heard as never before.
Independent filmmaker Paul Roy recounts his experiences in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Chinese pressure on the city's government is pushing the situation into dangerous territory.
Look, mum, no hands!
Despite tragedy, two Afghan women explain how they refuse to be cowed by militants from carrying out their work.
What I learned from the crippling gridlock in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Why is the Filipino capital so sensitive?
It is mind-boggling that such an audacious attack should be possible in such a major airport in a major city. What does it say about the state of Karachi, and of Pakistan, that it was able to happen at all?
New non-fiction books by the novelists Arundhati Roy and Rana Dasgupta examine India’s troubled relationship with capitalism and the blurred links between political and business elites.
The events of 4 June 1989 continue to generate new crimes – the crime of remembering, and the crime of forgetting.
The death of a 25-year-old pregnant woman at the hands of her family was not an “honour killing”. It was murder.
The danger now is that myth, not sense, will come to define Thai citizenship in the wake of the army’s latest intervention.
At the peak of its popularity, Mao's bible was the most printed book in the world. It attained the status of a sacred, holy text during the Cultural Revolution, and retains its place among western devotees.
Modi, implicated in a massacre in 2002 while chief minister of Gujarat, has been elected as India’s new prime minister. Is he a dangerous neo-fascist, as some say, or the strongman reformer that this country of 1.2 billion people craves?
As a British citizen, I am ashamed that my government is willing to cosy up to standard-bearers of religious fascism – as long, it seems, as they aren’t Muslim.
On 16 May we'll know the results of the world’s biggest-ever elections – with 814m Indians voting over six weeks. What’s at stake?
The AAP’s leader looks like a cross between Gandhi and Charlie Chaplin and has an unwavering, energetic commitment to his cause.