Sport Ice moves: Shiva Keshavan in Vancouver in 2010

When the athletes march into the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics next month, one flag you won't be seeing is the green, white, and saffron of India. Four Indian skiers will be participating in the games as independent athletes, but they won't be able to formally represent their country, since the Indian Olympic Association has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee since 2012.

A continent awaits game that's more than cricket

Tensions build ahead of India v Pakistan tie that has already had a dramatic diplomatic effect

Jamie Corringan: Britain's boo-boys should tune into India v Pakistan for real sporting rivalry

Maybe the sociologists are right, perhaps in an anodyne society the need to be tribal and tovent one's frustration is understandable. Sounds a pile of tripe to me

Curfewed Night, By Basharat Peer

Basharat Peer was 13 when a pro-Kashmiri protest turned into a massacre after Indian troops opened fire. The subsequent insurgency brought his quiet, rural childhood to an end: "The war of my adolescence had started... I fail to remember who told me about aazadi, or freedom".

Calendar man documents Kashmir separatists' fight

Within the Kashmir valley, many refer to the separatist Sayeed Ali Geelani as "the calendar leader" because of his practice of naming days to be observed by a strike.

The Collaborator, By Mirza Waheed

Taking to the hills with the lost boys of Kashmir

Taliban suicide bomber dressed as schoolboy kills 31 army cadets

Pakistan's army suffered a damaging blow after a suicide bomber believed to be in his teens and dressed in school uniform slipped into a military base yesterday and set off an explosion, killing at least 31 soldiers and cadets.

Outcry over 'saintly' doctor jailed for aiding Maoist rebels

Binayak Sen was given life with hard labour, but his supporters say the evidence against him was fabricated. Andrew Buncombe reports

Thousands protest killing in Indian-held Kashmir

Thousands of angry villagers blocked a key highway in Indian-administered Kashmir today, accusing the army of killing a young man in custody.

Chef, By Jaspreet Singh

Love, war...and great curry recipes

Catastrophe on camera: Why media coverage of natural disasters is flawed

When a natural disaster happens, we watch from afar, transfixed by dramatic news reports. But how accurate is the picture?

Balotelli: Rooney's not even best in Manchester

Vocal City striker pokes fun at United rival and criticises Mourinho's manners

Phillips Talbot: Journalist and diplomat who became an expert on South Asian affairs

It was a measure of Phillips Talbot's understanding and knowledge of India and Pakistan that he had been acclaimed as the doyen of American experts on South Asia.

English Defence League backers revealed

The names and addresses of hundreds of supporters of the English Defence League have been published online. The hackers, operating under the name "TeaMp0isoN", are almost certainly British Pakistanis – TeaMp0isoN has previously claimed responsibility for hacks on Indian politicians' websites.

Kashmir torture is a thing of the past, says India

The chief minister of Kashmir has insisted that the use of torture, alleged in the latest leaked diplomatic cables which claim that Indian security forces had over many years beaten and electrocuted prisoners it suspected were linked to insurgents, is a thing of the past.

India: US 'briefed about Kashmir torture'

US officials allegedly had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces, and were secretly briefed by a member of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about the systematic abuse of prisoners in Kashmir detention centres, according to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks.

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