India is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for females, after only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan
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Friday 23 October 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
An Indian man cut off his genitals in an attempt to join the country's eunuchs and increase his begging income.
Monday 19 October 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
Tuesday 18 August 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
I’ve always been a bit squeamish about dying. I’m probably a bit British in that respect. But in Varanasi, one of the oldest and most spiritual living cities in world, and set against the backdrop of the River Ganges, death is deeply ingrained in everyday life.
Friday 26 June 2009
This medical-ethics drama is like a sustained assault on the tear ducts. ,/p>
Abigail Breslin plays Anna, an 11-year-old girl who's kept her leukaemic sister (Sofia Vassilieva) alive through lymphocytes and bone-marrow transplants. Her parents want Anna to donate her kidney, and she's not going to let them – indeed, she hires a lawyer (Alec Baldwin) to win her "medical emancipation". Based on a Jodi Picoult bestseller, this is all of a tremble with big issues and major confrontations, most of them centred on Cameron Diaz's control-freak mom, and I found myself not believing a minute of it.
Sunday 21 June 2009
Saturday 09 May 2009
A septuagenarian Hindu guru who wants to be cremated outdoors after he dies has vowed to continue his fight, after the High Court yesterday ruled that funeral pyres are illegal in Britain. Davender Kumar Ghai, 70, had travelled to the High Court to challenge a decision by Newcastle City Council which forbade his son Sanjay from cremating him outside.
Friday 08 May 2009
The High Court has refused a devout Hindu's request to be cremated on an outdoor funeral pyre after his death.
Friday 03 April 2009
If ever there was a book of two halves, it is this, Geoff Dyer's first novel for over a decade. His last fictional excursion (though for Dyer the division is largely artificial) was Paris, Trance, a druggy elegy for 90s romanticism that was partly a reworking of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises.
Saturday 28 March 2009
The great-grandson of India's first prime minister was arrested today as police investigated charges against him of making hate speeches and inciting violence against Muslims ahead of national elections, a court official said.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Why are we asking this now?
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Wednesday 18 March 2009
A great grandson of India's first prime minister was filmed at an election rally allegedly threatening to cut the throats of Muslims.
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