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Six arrested in new India bus gang-rape case

Passengers travel in the women's compartment of a train in Mumbai on Thursday, as a gang-rape case has fuelled anger across India over the treatment of women. Photo: AP

Six men have been arrested over the rape of a passenger on a coach in India, police said on Sunday, weeks after the gang-rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi sparked nationwide protests.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Imperfect world

Jewellery designer Pieter Louis Erasmus always knew he was unsuited to a nine-to-five life. 'I don't like working for other people. I studied fine arts so I think from the beginning I've always been pretty unemployable,' he says.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Delhi starts to feel the big dry

The official behind the desk at the Water Board office in Shalimar Bagh, North West Delhi, found himself manhandled by enraged women brandishing plastic buckets.

They wanted water. For the past few days, the taps in their middle-class homes had been dry, leaving them no choice but to spend money on private water suppliers.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Flavours of Delhi - A Food Lover's Guide

Flavours of Delhi - A Food Lover's Guide By Charmaine O'Brien

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Search for all things novel

History is what first springs to the mind of Rudrani 'Chiki' Sarkar, the Tolstoy-reading publisher of Penguin India, when she imagines Delhi. However, from the sound of it, those probably weren't her first thoughts five years ago when she first arrived back in India from Britain.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

It's a gravy kind of love for fans of popular Indian dish

Butter chicken, or murgh makhani, is one of India's most popular dishes, and an integral part of the childhood memories of many north Indians.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

The long way home

Where are you from? It seems like a fairly innocent question. Sure, there is the occasional bigot who wants to put people into boxes depending on their place of origin. But for most of us, asking where someone comes from is simply a way to connect our biography with his or hers.

7 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Delhi could still pull off a win in race against time

The chief organiser of New Delhi's embattled Commonwealth Games has already secured a little niche in sporting history by invoking the show business line that it will all be 'all right on the [opening] night'. He will be remembered for that, whether chaotic preparations result in an organisational disaster or the hosts sort them out in time for the opening ceremony next weekend.

26 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Far from ready to take off

New Delhi at last has its proud defining modern monument at the very point of entry to India - a massive, sparkling new Terminal 3, which alone is the sixth-largest airport in the world. Remarkably, too, it was built on time, in three years, by a public-private partnership, and on a US$3 billion budget.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Delhi Club Mess

Fare Indian.

15 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

'Modern Mogul' couturiers make good case for India as motherland of bling

In between slumdogs, there are millionaires. That's the market Indian designers Arjun and Anjalee Kapoor (pictured) cater to with their bedazzled and bejewelled modern Mogul couture. The Delhi-based couple's empire expansion began with a shop in New York and now they've launched their own studio within the boutique Sanskrit, and hosted an opening reception on Wednesday.

3 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

India pitches tents for 2010 Games

In what could be a sign that New Delhi is ill-prepared to host the Commonwealth Games in October 2010, the government has proposed that some visitors stay in tents during their trip to the capital.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Trouble in paradise

Life is pretty good for the tanned tourists lolling on the golden sands of Aswem, a palm-fringed beach near Calangute, in north Goa. The sea is cerulean blue. A frangipani-scented breeze tempers the hot sunshine. Waiters dart about, serving ice-cold beer and huge plates of fresh fish - all for the price of a single train journey in other parts of the world.

10 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Delhi off to false start

On the sprawling, dusty, wasteland that lies on the east bank of the Yamuna River, the site of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, one bulldozer lies idle and two labourers with shovels stand chatting under the grey skies.

10 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

'Fixers' inspire change in India

As the two policemen approached the young men digging in the dead of night on Velachery Road in Chennai, their suspicions were roused.

'Are they hiding a bomb or burying a body?' was the first thought. It was neither. They were smart, clean-cut professionals repairing potholes on a road they used every day.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am