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Wednesday 13 January 2010
A childless Indian man sliced off his tongue as an offering to the god Shiva in the hope of becoming a father.
Wednesday 25 November 2009
An Indian government investigation released yesterday reportedly implicates dozens of Hindu nationalist politicians – including a former prime minister – in the 1992 demolition of a mosque which sparked deadly communal riots.
Monday 19 October 2009
Monday 07 September 2009
North Indian farmers are selling their wives to survive, it has been revealed.
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 17 July 2009
Thursday 16 April 2009
Sunday 12 April 2009
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.
Tuesday 24 March 2009
India's main opposition party has said it will stand by a great-grandson of the country's first prime minister in forthcoming elections, even after an independent body found him guilty of hate crime and urged that he not be fielded as a candidate.
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.
Wednesday 25 February 2009
When Brijmohan and Ruchi Gupta's baby was born, the young couple were nothing less than stunned. Their joy over the arrival of their first-born, Dimpy, was tempered by anguish over their son's twisted snarl of a mouth. "We were shocked to see it. We had never seen anything like it before, either in our family or elsewhere," said Mr Gupta, sitting today at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram hospital.
Friday 30 January 2009
Tigers have killed at least three children and four adults in north India in recent weeks, officials said today, forcing frightened villagers to stay indoors while forest rangers search for the wild cats.
Saturday 20 December 2008
Friday 19 December 2008
If good intentions rather than hard results were the legacy of politicians, V.P. Singh might have been judged differently. As it transpired, the man who came to power championing the rights of India's poor and promising reform of some of the most inequitable elements of its society ran into widespread opposition from vested interests. As a result, his time in office as Prime Minister of India lasted little less than a year before he was forced out.
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