Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's Asia Correspondent, based in Delhi.

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This ‘school in the clouds’ teaches us a valuable lesson about learning

Letter from Asia: Can children learn with no supervision?

Supporters of Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad on Monday
Sohan Lal, father and uncle of Murti and Pushpa, the two girls who were raped and hanged in Katra Sadatganj in Uttar Pradesh, is comforted by his mother

Toilets unveiled at Indian village where two girls were gang-raped and hanged

Cousins were assaulted and killed as they went to the loo at night

Pakistani protesters hold sticks and chant slogans after intruding the state television building in Islamabad

Pakistan protests turn deadly as TV station stormed by demonstrators

Tens of thousands of protesters have besieged capital Islamabad

Indian woman, 56, fights off leopard with nothing more than a sickle

Leopard attacks in Uttarakhand are not rare - but surviving them is

Nick Clegg ihas held talks in Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pictured, the latest in a series of efforts by the UK to try to boost trade with India

Narendra Modi and Nick Clegg have more in common than you might think

By all accounts, both men are fully committed to tackling climate change

Nick Clegg is scheduled to hold talks in Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pictured, the latest in a series of efforts by the UK to try to boost trade with India

Nick Clegg in India for trade talks with Narendra Modi

When he became Prime Minister, David Cameron said he wanted Britain to become India’s 'partner of choice'

Irom Sharmila, the activist involved in the world's longest strike, has been arrested again

Irom Sharmila, the activist involved in the world's longest strike, arrested again

For 40 glorious hours Irom Sharmila was free.

Female prisoner on world's longest hunger strike released in India – before being rearrested after 40 hours

Irom Sharmila has been fed through a tube inserted up her nose for the last 14 years in protest at controversial government legislation that allows the military wide-ranging powers

India gang-rape victim's family condemns minister calling attack and murder 'one small incident'

Woman's father says: 'He is talking about losses to the treasury. What about the irreparable loss that we have suffered?'

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