Cutting through the patriotism in Russia's Victory Day march.
So rapid has China's development been that at any given moment there are vast, empty proto-cities waiting for people.
Everest has been violated by fame, profit, sectarian rivalry and national pride. It's time to return it to holiness.
I look at my house, damaged when a neighbour’s house collapsed on to it, and I wonder: will any of this be rebuilt?
It is now estimated that the death toll could reach ten thousand.
The global activity around the Armenian genocide centenary is unprecedented – reality TV stars, western lawyers, Turkish intellectuals, metalheads and the Pope have all spoken out. But has this brought international recognition any closer?
The signs of Islamic State moving into Pakistan are there, but what difference does this make in a nation already subject to similar horrors?
Two years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, in which over a thousand people died, we still fail to appreciate the human cost of the clothes we wear.
The Russian president has been in power in some capacity for 15 years. Is his political autumn finally looming?
Roland Kelts wonders whether Japan-style stagnation would really be so bad in the west.
Delhi is refusing to air a documentary about the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old medical student in 2012.
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.