India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan
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Tuesday 21 June 2011
A lawyer and a university professor from the United States celebrated Nepal's first public lesbian wedding ceremony yesterday, after the Himalayan nation began recognising gay rights and drafting laws to end sexual discrimination.
Monday 18 April 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Sunday 20 March 2011
Wednesday 16 March 2011
Hindus in India celebrate Lath mar Holi, the festival of colour heralding Spring, by covering themselves in bright pigments.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
On 14 August 1947, British rule on the subcontinent finally came to an end, after 163 years of the Raj.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Eleven Muslims have been sentenced to death for starting a train fire that killed 60 Hindu nationalists and triggered one of India's worst outbursts of religious violence.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
This is the kind of novel about India that cultivated people in the West, particularly Britain, love to read. It is set in a refreshingly recognisable – Tolkien-like map embedded – but not overtly familiar part of India. It has hill stations and mountain people, once so loved by Kipling and co; it has beautiful echoes of the Raj and leftover princelings; it has pickle factories and Jim Corbett; it is even haunted by the ghosts of the Mountbattens and the love letters that purportedly passed between Edwina and Nehru, surely a matter of perennial fascination only to complementary classes in India and England.
Sunday 13 February 2011
Lovers in Delhi could find their date plagued by a sense of unease tomorrow, after Hindu extremists threatened to film covertly and upload footage of unmarried couples seen kissing in public.
Friday 21 January 2011
To recap, then. Adam Mars-Jones, twice named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, despite never having produced anything reaching even 200 pages, suddenly published, in 2008, Pilcrow. This was the story of John Cromer, a cheery, inquisitive lad of the 1950s growing up with Still's Disease, an arthritic condition which, mistreated, leaves him physically stilted and bed-bound. It was, at over 500 pages, indisputably a novel; more than that, it was the first part of a trilogy. Not quite a case of three buses coming all at once, but at least we had the schedule.
Monday 17 January 2011
102 Hindu pilgrims are crushed to death following a bus crash in Kerala state.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
India is being forced to confront disturbing evidence that increasingly suggests a secret Hindu terror network may have been responsible for a wave of deadly attacks previously blamed on radical Muslims.
Sunday 19 December 2010
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