The apocryphal tale of a natural disaster creating the country’s First Dynasty is backed up by a recent archaeological excavation.
The status of Burma’s Rohingya people has devolved to the point where even naming them has become controversial. We need to do more.
The ubiquitous unit of global commerce has infiltrated every sphere of modern life – whether as a means of trafficking, a symbol of gentrification, or a part of political protest.
The school day often lasts nine hours – with breaks for eye massages to reduce eye strain and physical activity to keep concentration levels high.
Air traffic control has lost contact with a passenger plane flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people on board.
A family lost a son and daughter in the Indian Ocean disaster. Ten years on, they may have found them.
India is only just beginning to understand the scale of its sexual violence problem. The public discussion in the wake of the Nirbhaya case has been encouraging, but until it translates into action, little will change.
The conviction rate for rape cases by India’s “untouchable” women stands at 2 per cent, compared to 24 per cent for women in general. However, they are starting to fight back.
Over a hundred people are dead, many of them children. Even in the terror-stricken context of Pakistan, this attack is shocking.
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts.
Telling Tales, by Suzanne Moore.
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