Where next for Burma?
By Carole Reckinger - 08 April 13:27

Six months ago the world watched a courageous attempt led by Buddhist monks to replace military dic

Spiritual revolution of Hindu women
By Asha Pandey - 03 April 16:29

Asha Pandey discusses the status of women in the Hindu faith. She tells the story of modern female

Tibet gives the lie to the great change
By Lindsey Hilsum - 03 April 13:00

All promises about freedom of reporting and improving human rights in the run-up to the Olympics app

A new kind of protest
By Paul Mason - 27 March 12:00

In a country where strikes are illegal, a new Chinese labour movement is finding its voice

Commercial break
By Xiaolu Guo - 27 March 12:00

Contemporary Chinese design imitates western styles and avoids any reference to communism. Advertisi

What people ask me about Bangladesh
By Tahmima Anam - 27 March 12:00

Is my country about to be overrun by radical Islamists? Will everyone drown in the rising sea? I'm suddenly taking on the role of ambassador.

Afghanistan: is it too late?
By Chris Sands - 27 March 12:00

The Taliban are very far from being defeated. Worse, western governments are in denial about the dan

Forced marriages disgrace Islam
By Ziauddin Sardar - 27 March 12:00

The first step to dealing with honour killings in the UK is to criminalise forced marriage.

Getting and spending
By Nakul Krishna - 27 March 12:00

<strong>The White Tiger</strong>

Aravind Adiga <em>Atlantic Books, 336pp, £12.99</em>

One of the true heroes
By John Pilger - 27 March 12:00

Philip Jones Griffiths was the greatest photographer and one of finest journalists of his generation

Independence day
By Jude Rogers - 27 March 12:00

Björk's cry of "Tibet, Tibet" at a recent concert in Shanghai pre-empted the riots in Lhasa and outr

Tibet from the blogosphere
By Clarissa Bottesini - 20 March 9:16

Reflecting on the violence in Tibet, the blogosphere has become a key source of information as citiz

Bengal's fowl legacy
By Sue Branford - 19 March 12:00

Bird flu panic may have run its course in the UK but in West Bengal an altogether more dramatic dram

The truth about Tibet
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 March 12:00

The last thing China wanted, in the year it is to host the Olympic Games, was the world watching its

Interview: Peter Hobbs
By Edmund Gordon - 17 March 12:47

The author of <em>The Short Day Dying</em>, who unexpectedly became a writer during a long illness,

After the battle
By Michael Glover - 13 March 12:00

Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba's art is haunted by his experience of the Vietnam War

Dangers of democracy
By Sholto Byrnes - 13 March 12:00

Proponents of liberal democracy so eager for Anwar should realise that he is playing a dangerous gam

A society in transition
By Lindsey Hilsum - 06 March 12:00

The North Korean government is in suspended animation, trying to change and yet stay the same, repor

Nose no problem
By Rowenna Davis - 06 March 12:00

Observations on Iran where there are phemonenal numbers of nose jobs

Tell it like it isn't
By Paul Evans and Milly Getachew - 06 March 12:00

"Bland" language can hide much meaning, argue Paul Evans and Milly Getachew

Australia's hidden empire
By John Pilger - 06 March 12:00

That Canberra runs an imperial network is unmentionable, yet the chain of control stretches from the

Time for a change on asylum
By Katie Walker - 05 March 12:56

How thousands are detained in Britain without charge and the story of one person who chooses to visi

India's difficult balancing act
By Aditi Charanji - 29 February 10:49

How do you maintain India's impressive growth while ensuring that the country's rural poor get a sha

Tangled up in blue
By Veronica Horwell - 28 February 12:00

<strong>Fugitive Denim: a Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade</

Benazir's tragic failure
By Michael Fathers - 28 February 12:00

<strong>Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West</strong>

Benazir Bhutto <em>Simon & Schuste

Caution - elephants
By Rhoda Koenig - 28 February 12:00

A drive through Rajasthan is the ideal way to uncover the mysteries of India's roads

Recycling Tales
By Fred Pearce - 25 February 12:37

Fred Pearce's journey to understand what happens to his old computers revealed success stories, but

Pakistan reborn?
By William Dalrymple - 21 February 12:00

Confounding all predictions, the Pakistani people have clearly demonstrated that they want to choose

Anger of the ant farmers
By Lindsey Hilsum - 21 February 12:00

The story of a rampant form of capitalism governed by personal connections, not regulation

Across the divide
By Geert Mak - 21 February 12:00

Istanbul's Galata Bridge joins the twin spirits of that many-faced, ever-changing city