By Staff blogger - 02 July 12:18

India’s endless summer

Put a little spice in your box
By Ziauddin Sardar - 02 July 12:18

Viagra can now be bought over the counter at Boots. But hold on – look east and you will find far be

The empire strikes back
By Peter Wilby - 02 July 12:18

On the eve of an eagerly awaited Ashes series, Peter Wilby reveals how the forces of globalisation a

A new sun rises in the east
By Martin Jacques - 25 June 11:37

China will emerge over the next half-century as the world’s leading power. But how will Chinese hege

Pride and prejudice
By Anisha Ahmed - 25 June 11:37

Observations on Indian Gay Pride

We all need to flush
By Rose George - 25 June 11:37

Diarrhoea kills more children than Aids or malaria. But clean water supplies are only part of the so

Tigers under the bed
By Brad Adams - 18 June 10:53

Observations on the Tamil Tigers

After the revolution
By Dominic Sandbrook - 16 June 10:58

30 years on from the Islamic revolution, can sensible, sober diplomacy win out?

Mosquitoes bite back
By Mike Barrett - 11 June 13:12

Observations on malaria

The new nuclear power
By Glyn Ford - 04 June 18:48

Observations on North Korea

Beijing's students, a generation on
By Danny Vincent - 28 May 14:10

How has life as a student in Beijing changed since the events in Tiananmen Square 20 years ago?

Desperately seeking democracy
By Isabel Hilton - 28 May 14:10

For almost a century, the Chinese people have called for freedom. Personal liberty has grown since T

Haji's war on drugs
By Sam Alexandroni - 21 May 12:37

Observations on Pakistan

The lady's not for turning
By David Scott Mathieson - 19 May 10:52

Doubts about Aung San Suu Kyi's political relevance can be dismissed. She remains the symbol of defi

Obama is part of the problem
By Fatima Bhutto - 14 May 11:02

War rages in the North-West Frontier and the poor are embracing the Taliban because they at least fi

Distant voices, desperate lives
By John Pilger - 14 May 11:02

History teaches us that when no one listens, tragedy ensues. Sri Lanka’s Tamils face terrible suffer

Laboratory of Jihad
By David Gardner - 14 May 11:02

Saudi Arabia has become a laboratory of jihad, spreading poison throughout the Muslim world. Can ref

Rebuilding Burma
By Anna Ford - 07 May 12:22

Observations on Cyclone Nargis

The masses smell blood
By Peter Wilby - 07 May 12:22

. . . on the Gurkhas, Gordon Brown’s tin ear, and penalty shoot-outs

The price of freedom
By Jean Lambert - 01 May 18:48

As we commemorate World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, violence is still being used to choke the voices

Ghurkas and more
By Paul Evans - 01 May 17:16

The plight of the Gurkhas, Obama's 100th day and Jarvis Cocker in our weekly round-up of the politic

The right to survive
By Barbara Stocking - 24 April 18:12

The world's major cities are increasingly under threat from climate-related disasters. A greater awa

Legacy of the Raj
By Mihir Bose - 23 April 13:45

Born in Mumbai, <em>Mihir Bose</em> has won numerous awards for his wide-ranging journalism over fou

Pausing for Mr Obama
By Glyn Ford - 23 April 13:45

Observations on North Korea

The sons also rise, but all bets are off
By Kalpana Sharma - 23 April 13:45

Who will be in India’s next coalition government?

Fantasy Commons?
By Paul Evans - 17 April 10:20

On sober reflection

The other Gandhi
By Anisha Ahmed - 16 April 17:19

The newest member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has launched himself into Indian politics with a commu

Iran's credit crunch
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 09 April 10:18

Observations on the marketplace

India's runaway boys
By Sreyashi Dastidar - 09 April 10:18

Hundreds of children live in a cycle of drugs, crime and deprivation in a railway station in Kolkata

How global influence has shifted
By Vincent Bevins - 06 April 16:31

By inviting more of the world into the global decision-making processes, the US and its close allies