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.
20 October 2014 07:44 PM
Maharashtra and Haryana now under BJP majority control with more crushing defeats for ebbing Congress Party, but India still waits for new Prime Minister’s reforms
08 October 2014 05:20 PM
Whoever succeeds King Bhumibol will be in charge of dispensing favours and influence
Firoza Begum: Singer who popularised the work of Kazi Nasrul Islam and was known as 'The Nightingale of Bangladesh'
01 October 2014 12:00 AM
Firoza Begum was 10 years old when she brought before the poet and composer Kazi Nazrul Islam and asked to perform some songs. "Did you know who that man in the topi and with long hair who asked you to sit next to him was?" she was asked by her uncle, who had taken her. "How could I? I've not seen him before," she replied.
30 September 2014 07:02 PM
She had 1,800lbs of silver, 62lbs of gold, 750 pairs of shoes and 10,500 saris
26 September 2014 06:40 PM
For years, he was blacklisted by Washington for allegedly failing to prevent the massacre of hundreds of Muslims in 2002. Now he is being wined and dined by President Obama
26 September 2014 11:54 AM
Alleged gang leader blamed for intimidation following reporter's disappearance at luxury tourism destination
26 September 2014 11:29 AM
Speaking in hospital, critically ill man says officers also assaulted him with an iron bar after he was accused of stealing a goat
25 September 2014 11:09 AM
A Christian pastor was also reportedly killed in the same incident
Delhi white tiger attack: Zoo staff face investigation after 'doing nothing for 15 minutes' when student fell into enclosure
24 September 2014 12:21 PM
Witnesses say the animal 'watched' the man for a long period of time, and only attacked when onlookers started throwing stones
24 September 2014 08:46 AM
Indian scientists erupted in applause and celebration today after the country successfully put a satellite into orbit around Mars – becoming only the fourth nation to do so.
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Sarah Vine criticises lesbian mother Jack Monroe: 'If she was unsure about her sexuality, she should have taken greater precautions'
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