Who's the twerp and who writes twaddle?
By Peter Wilby - 26 June 13:00

How rapidly the press marginalises subjects such as the brutality of British colonialism and puts th

Caucasus blues
By James Wilson - 26 June 13:00

<strong>God Lives in St Petersburg

</strong>Tom Bissell <em>Faber & Faber, 224pp, £7.99</em>


Happiness is an old Ambassador
By Tarquin Hall - 19 June 13:00

For six decades, India scorned consumerism. But a taste for luxury is flourishing in the new Delhi,

Genghis day
By Robert Nurden - 19 June 13:00

Observations on Mongolia

A forest sunset and a chop
By Lindsey Hilsum - 19 June 13:00

A lotus flower by any other name would smell as sweet, but not in China. In Beijing last week, I found a flat and adopted a name.

I am moving to the Chinese capital in September to set up a Channel 4 News bureau, and this was the first taste of my new life.

All change
By Charles Glass - 12 June 13:00

Observations on Turkey

China's love market
By Xiao Jia Gu - 12 June 13:00

Traditions of arranged marriage and the old faith in communism are merging with consumer choice. Thi

Ziauddin Sardar marvels at the brown sahibs
By Ziauddin Sardar - 05 June 13:00

Brown sahibs love nothing better than to indulge their fancy for tearing each other apart with finge

Uproar over caste quotas for colleges
By Sarah Bancroft - 05 June 13:00

Observations on India

Power of the pen
By Salil Tripathi - 15 May 13:00

Observations on Indonesia

Lindsey Hilsum worries about China
By Lindsey Hilsum - 15 May 13:00

China's economic interests are blooming into military ties: arming militaries in Latin America, for

Away from home
By Isabel Hilton - 08 May 13:00

<strong>The Aquariums of Pyongyang: ten years in the North Korean Gulag</strong>

Kang Chol-hwan an

NS Special Report - Only spies can stop the chaos
By Hugh Barnes - 08 May 13:00

Pakistan's intelligence service used to sponsor the Islamists. Now it is trying to prevent them taki

Muslim women find a champion
By Sholto Byrnes - 08 May 13:00

Observations on Malaysia

Revolution on the edge of town
By Kevin Maguire - 01 May 13:00

Observations on Nepal

NS Special Report: . . . but what if it's a girl?
By Carla Power - 24 April 13:00

Modern technology is helping parents in Asia indulge in a hideous practice - killing off their girl

City limits
By James Crabtree - 10 April 13:00

Planet of Slums

Mike Davis <em><i>Verso, 228pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 1844670228

China goes to church
By Xiao Jia Gu - 10 April 13:00

Seventy per cent of the world's Christmas decorations are produced in China, and many Chinese now view the festival as an unofficial holiday. On 25 December, in cities across the country, shopping malls are festooned with Christmas trees.

When they banned kite flying
By Sam Knight - 03 April 13:00

Observations on Pakistan

A silken lifeline
By Mahtab Haider - 20 March 12:00

Observations on Bangladesh

John Pilger on West Papua and why the ghosts of Indonesia won't lie
By John Pilger - 13 March 12:00

East Timor's history is repeating itself as Jakarta colludes with the west to crush another resource

Beauty's kamikaze
By Victoria James - 27 February 12:00

Mishima's Sword: travels in search of a samurai legend

Christopher Ross <em>Fourth Estate, 262pp,

Karl, China needs you
By Isabel Hilton - 20 February 12:00

Just when it seemed it was all over for Marx, the Chinese Communist Party has had a spectacular chan

Savaged by a dead cow
By Kathryn Corrick - 20 February 12:00

Observations on the internet

A Japanese delicacy that isn't
By Christopher Reed - 13 February 12:00

Observations on whales

Never forget
By Xiao Jia Gu - 06 February 12:00

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

Yiyun Li <em>Fourth Estate, 224pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0007196628

One Land, two planets
By Edward Luce - 30 January 12:00

The boom - The economy will overtake that of the US by roughly 2050: along with China, India will do

So near and yet so far
By Basharat Peer - 30 January 12:00

Kashmir - You might expect a humanitarian disaster to blur the rigid Line of Control that divides Ka

Haunted by the politics of hate
By Ziauddin Sardar - 30 January 12:00

Religion - Behind the prosperous facade lurks an ugly strain of Hindu fundamentalism, argues Ziauddi

Bollywood's new dream
By Rachel Dwyer - 30 January 12:00

Indian cinema has a global future in its sights