She came under criticism from members of her own party who distanced themselves from her remarks
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Bad Sex in Fiction award 2013: Manil Suri’s subatomic bisexual orgy in The City of Devi beats hillbilly humping to award
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Indian-born author joins Sebastian Faulks, Melvyn Bragg and Tom Wolfe among the pantheon of writers recognised by the Literary Review
Tuesday 26 November 2013
In India justice is the exception and injustice the rule
Saturday 23 November 2013
The best in festive travel
Sachin Tendulkar retirement: 'Little Master' leaves field in tears as he brings an end to a glittering career for India
Saturday 16 November 2013
His country record an innings victory in Tendulkar's 200th and final Test appearance
Friday 15 November 2013
There was to be no fairy-tale century in Tendulkar’s 200th and final Test but he was roared back to the pavilion
Thursday 14 November 2013
The fall of an Indian wicket on home turf is generally greeted with a profound silence. A little past 3.30pm on Thursday afternoon, however, the packed crowd in the Wankhede Stadium here in his home city of Mumbai broke from that norm and erupted in ecstasy when Murali Vijay was dismissed.
Sunday 10 November 2013
This week Sachin Tendulkar will play his 200th and final Test match. Stephen Brenkley marks the milestones
Friday 08 November 2013
Prosecutors have called on judges to uphold the death sentences handed down to the men convicted of the Delhi gang-rape, arguing that a message would be sent to society that "deviant behaviour" would not be tolerated.
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Alongside Kishore Kumar, Mukesh and Mohammad Rafi, Manna Dey, was part of the Bombay-based film industry's pantheon of male playback singers to emerge in the 1950s. Over the course of the next two decades they and female counterparts like Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar helped create a popular-culture phenomenon. A film industry with greater cultural penetration even than Hollywood, Bollywood crossed the globe with the Indian diaspora. A major factor in its international popularity was its songs.
Thursday 10 October 2013
The batsman will call time on his international career next month when he reaches 200 Tests
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Martin Dwyer is able to put what he described as an "awful" period behind him after a disciplinary panel at the British Horseracing Authority decided not to enforce in Britain the 56-day ban he received in India.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Jockey Martin Dwyer is looking to put a distressing year behind him today when he will ask a disciplinary hearing at the British Horseracing Authority for the 56-day ban imposed on him in India not to be applied in this country.
Saturday 05 October 2013
'I'm quite the expert on honeymoons'
Saturday 05 October 2013
India's film industry is booming, says Harriet O'Brien as she goes on a studio tour
Friday 04 October 2013
Slumdog Millionaire's Anil Kapoor will play agent Jai Singh Rathod (with echoes of Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer)
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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