Elections rein in Hindu extremism
By John Elliott - 15 December 12:00

Observations on India

Michele Roberts on the magic of mushrooms
By Michele Roberts - 01 December 12:00

Unbeatable mushrooms: I ate them in Bali, at the end of the hippie trail

Voyage of discovery
By Richard Cork - 01 December 12:00

Art - Richard Cork is transported by the Japanese minimal master of monochrome

Russia 3 - Why the dragon will outrun the bear
By Nicholas Watt - 01 December 12:00

Ever since he travelled to the Soviet Union and China as a young man nearly 20 years ago, Nicholas W

The rebels on the border
By Sara Ferro Ribeiro - 24 November 12:00

Observations on Bhutan

The rise of the cyber-coolies
By Praful Bidwai - 10 November 12:00

Call a helpline these days and you may well speak to someone in India doing a job "outsourced" from

Ready to leave the old time
By Glyn Ford - 27 October 12:00

North Korea wants to follow China's path. But will George W Bush let it do so? Glyn Ford reports

Twelve ways to reach the top
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 October 12:00

How Asians scaled the heights of everything from comedy to the Fabian Society by <strong>Alice O'Kee

The Indobrit moment
By Farah Damji - 27 October 12:00

We came, we stayed, we conquered. Farah Damji on the many talents of her optimistic, high-achieving

Women's rights after the Taliban
By Salil Tripathi - 06 October 13:00

Observations on Afghanistan

The rise and fall of the sun. Is the vacuum of leadership that led Japan astray in the 1930s not also the country's central political problem today, asks Bill Emmott
By Bill Emmott - 29 September 13:00

Inventing Japan: from empire to economic miracle (1853-1964)

Ian Buruma <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson,

India's time of reckoning
By Pankaj Mishra - 29 September 13:00

The world's second-largest population of Muslims has until now resisted the pied pipers of jihad. Bu

John Pilger investigates US plans for mini-nukes
By John Pilger - 18 August 13:00

With the United States spoiling for further fights across the globe and prepared to consider the dep

The right way and the Indian way
By Salil Tripathi - 21 July 13:00

Who has written off poor-country debts and now lends to the IMF? Salil Tripathi on an economic mirac

Great thinkers of our time - Maulana Sayyid Abul-Ala Maududi
By Staff blogger - 14 July 13:00

<strong>Ziauddin Sardar</strong> on Maulana Sayyid Abul-Ala Maududi

Great thinkers of our time - Master Li Hongzhi
By Isabel Hilton - 14 July 13:00

Isabel Hilton on Master Li Hongzhi

There's no defence for arms sales
By David Mepham - 23 June 13:00

Government economists doubt the case for weapons exports. So why sell Hawks to India?

Will Skidelsky smells something fishy
By William Skidelsky - 09 June 13:00

How entrepreneurs plan to bring sushi into the home

John Pilger remembers a courageous campaigner
By John Pilger - 12 May 13:00

The tall, ruddy-faced man opened my door and said: "I'm Jim Howard. Where do I start?" So began the

A sharp reminder to Bush
By John Elliott - 28 April 13:00

Observations on India and Pakistan

The setting sun
By Susanna Jones - 14 April 13:00

Madame Sadayakko: the geisha who seduced the west

Lesley Downer <em>Headline, 352pp, £20</em>


And now, the next American war
By Andrew Stephen - 14 April 13:00

Just when you thought the horizon was cloudless, a new conflict is coming to a head. The Pentagon ha

Blame China for the killer virus
By Salil Tripathi - 07 April 13:00

The spread of a lethal disease shows the dangers of closed societies that cover up bad news

The first liberal imperialist
By Pankaj Mishra - 24 March 12:00

The great Mughal emperor Akbar believed in religious tolerance and reason. But his quest to achieve

Hail, the mini Bin Ladens
By Christina Lamb - 24 March 12:00

Among the silky black turbans of Quetta, otherwise known as Taliban Central, Christina Lamb hears gr

Letter from Hong Kong
By Jason Cowley - 17 March 12:00

Jason Cowley on the city state that, despite a recent double child murder and a depressed economy, h

Bright lanterns
By Susanna Jones - 24 February 12:00

Art - Susanna Jones enjoys an illuminating insight into Japanese history

Through Indian eyes
By Sheridan Morley - 17 February 12:00

Theatre - Sheridan Morley on two very different journeys into the history of the subcontinent

Taoist visions
By Ned Denny - 10 February 12:00

Art - Ned Denny enters the strange, invisible world of Chinese landscape paintings