The Independent's Asia Correspondent Andrew Buncombe is based in Delhi. His dominion ranges over India, Pakistan, Burma, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, occasionally parts of South East Asia and - or at least he is hoping - The Maldives.
Arrest of diplomat accused of submitting false documents to obtain work visa for her housekeeper, sparks row between India and US
19 December 2013 06:37 PM
Devyani Khobragade, India’s Deputy Consul General in New York, was arrested by police, strip-searched, kept in a cell for six hours and then brought before a court before being given bail
17 December 2013 04:12 PM
India summons US ambassador and announces that it is withdrawing a series of diplomatic privileges to US officials
Nelson Mandela funeral: ‘To me, he was like Moses, he brought the people out of the land of bondage’
15 December 2013 08:07 PM
Ordinary people all over South Africa gathered to say their goodbyes and think about what ‘Tata Madiba’ meant to them
13 December 2013 08:17 PM
Not everyone has mourned the death of Nelson Mandela. Andrew Buncombe visits the Afrikaner enclave of Orania and meets a reaction that raises questions about the future of South Africa
11 December 2013 09:04 PM
They came and waited patiently in their thousands for a momentary glimpse of their hero, passing the time with songs and stories about the leader who changed their lives. Andrew Buncombe joined the queue in Pretoria
10 December 2013 06:19 PM
Models, presidents, kings, actresses and bishops gather for memorial service in South Africa
Nelson Mandela memorial: South Africans join world leaders for 'biggest funeral send-off in decades'
10 December 2013 11:31 AM
As people poured in to take their seats, a party atmosphere took hold
09 December 2013 05:46 PM
It may be the biggest send-off in history. Barack Obama, Raul Castro and Robert Mugabe are among up to 100 global leaders set to arrive in South Africa during a week of mourning that will have few recent comparisons.
The death of Nelson Mandela: In churches, mosques, synagogues and halls, they came to pray for Madiba
08 December 2013 08:55 PM
Millions of South Africans unite in a day of remembrance
'The gap between rich and poor has not changed': As South Africa mourns, its most deprived say that Nelson Mandela's vision has not been realised
08 December 2013 12:00 AM
Figures show that while the incomes of black households have increased by an average of 169 per cent over the past 10 years, they are a sixth of those of white households
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