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

The chosen ones
By Isabel Hilton - 03 February 12:00

China's New Rulers: the secret files

Edited by Andrew J Nathan and Bruce Gilley <em>Granta Books,

Oriental Lolitas
By Susanna Jones - 03 February 12:00

While paedophilia causes growing hysteria in the west, the Japanese, even in public, read comic book

Is Russia closing in on itself again?
By John Lloyd - 27 January 12:00

Vladimir Putin wants to play a central role in international affairs. But he also shares his country

The land of anthrax and H-bombs
By Michael Church - 27 January 12:00

It came into being when Stalin decreed it and the Soviets used it for testing weapons of mass destru

Ghosts in the city of widows
By Jeremy Seabrook - 16 December 12:00

When their husbands die, devout Indian women make the pilgrimage to Vrindavan, where they will pray

Waving goodbye
By Nicholas Fearn - 09 December 12:00

The Winter War

William R Trotter <em>Aurum Press, 283pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 1854108816

An excess of goodwill. Pankaj Mishra is disappointed by a respected writer's journey into bland provincialism
By Pankaj Mishra - 25 November 12:00

India in Slow Motion

Mark Tully <em>Viking, 302pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0670885584

Mandarin duck
By Salil Tripathi - 04 November 12:00

Singapore hopes to become a global arts centre. But, writes Salil Tripathi, unless the authorities l

Fat chance
By Philip Kerr - 07 October 13:00

Film - Philip Kerr on what really happens in a Chinese massage parlour

Here, even doctors are not trusted
By Amitava Kumar - 23 September 13:00

In Kashmir, it is said, the disputed border runs through every street, every office, every room. Ami

Peace talks could see off the IMF
By Neil Clark - 16 September 13:00

Observations on Sri Lanka

The crush of civilisations
By John Lloyd - 09 September 13:00

The Afghan peasant has a faith that has tunnelled mountains and smashed cities. Can anyone really ho

NS Essay - How the British invented Hinduism
By Pankaj Mishra - 26 August 13:00

By "reviving" the Hindu religion, the middle classes of India hope to turn their country into a worl

Film - Talking about a revolution
By Philip Kerr - 12 August 13:00

Philip Kerr on a bleak and unforgiving portrait of rural life in modern China

Indian summer - Bombay takeaway
By Kamila Shamsie - 12 August 13:00

Kamila Shamsie on the British appetite for a taste of inauthentic India

Bee Wilson
By Bee Wilson - 05 August 13:00

Be cool this summer - spice up your life with some hot Indian recipes

The autumn of the patriarch. Siddhartha Deb reads a book of poetic meditations from the war-whooping leader of India
By Siddhartha Deb - 22 July 13:00

Twenty-one Poems

Atal Behari Vajpayee Translated by Pavan K Verma <em>Viking (Penguin India), 67pp

Bee Wilson rescues tofu's reputation for drabness
By Bee Wilson - 01 July 13:00

Tofu with everything - a deep-fried soybean snack is better than chips

A "half dead" PM finds new friends
By John Elliott - 01 July 13:00

Observations on India

The holy name of liberty
By Arundhati Roy - 10 June 13:00

With each battle cry against Pakistan, India inflicts a wound on herself. As nationalism becomes syn

Cristina Odone spots a sex tourist
By Cristina Odone - 10 June 13:00

In Goa, the loner among the hotel guests squats and talks to the boys on the beach reports Cristina

Lingua franca
By Ernest Hecht - 10 June 13:00

Japanese Rules: why the Japanese needed football and how they got it

Sebastian Moffett <em>Yellow

Thinking the unthinkable
By Philip Kerr - 10 June 13:00

Can we imagine a nuclear war? The novelist Philip Kerr returns to an invented scenario that now seem

Flames clinging to a torched village
By Kamila Shamsie - 03 June 13:00

India talks of terrorism, and the world listens. But the Kashmiris have tens of thousands dead, and

NS Profile - Pakistani dictators
By Tariq Ali - 03 June 13:00

Musharraf swapped his uniform for a turban - the latest in a long line of generals who pretend to be