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Coronavirus quarantine in India: no tests, stained toilets and broken beds force some to flee

People taken into quarantine centres in India have complained of poor facilities and fears getting the Covid-19 illness, leading some to escape.

25 Mar 2020 - 9:02PM

People taken into quarantine centres in India have complained of poor facilities and fears getting the Covid-19 illness, leading some to escape.

Coronavirus quarantine in India: no tests, stained toilets and broken beds force some to flee
‘Kingdoms of women’: how modernity threatens Asia’s female-centric societies

Communities centred around women have existed for centuries in China, India and Indonesia, but an influx of tourists, technology and new ideas is rapidly changing their way of life.

8 Mar 2020 - 4:22PM

Communities centred around women have existed for centuries in China, India and Indonesia, but an influx of tourists, technology and new ideas is rapidly changing their way of life.

‘Kingdoms of women’: how modernity threatens Asia’s female-centric societies
Marginalised under Modi: how India’s minorities are starting to stand together

Attacks on minority Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists have increased since Narendra Modi’s BJP government came to power.

23 Feb 2020 - 12:49PM

Attacks on minority Muslims, Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists have increased since Narendra Modi’s BJP government came to power.

Marginalised under Modi: how India’s minorities are starting to stand together
Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia: real change or cosmetic reforms?

True gender equality in the kingdom remains a long way off, with concerns including the male guardianship system and treatment of female rights activists.

31 Jan 2020 - 1:34PM

True gender equality in the kingdom remains a long way off, with concerns including the male guardianship system and treatment of female rights activists.

Women’s rights in Saudi Arabia: real change or cosmetic reforms?
Hindu American divide deepens as protests rage over India’s citizenship law

Indian Hindus living in the US cannot agree on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some see him as a dangerous, divisive force, whose ‘bigoted’ policies are tearing the country apart. Others call such criticism a betrayal and laud him as the protector of all Hindus.

24 Dec 2019 - 7:50PM

Indian Hindus living in the US cannot agree on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Some see him as a dangerous, divisive force, whose ‘bigoted’ policies are tearing the country apart. Others call such criticism a betrayal and laud him as the protector of all Hindus.

Hindu American divide deepens as protests rage over India’s citizenship law
How Indian kids conquered the English dictionary and became world champions of spelling bees

The 1983 Scripps National Spelling Bee had six Indian competitors. This year, they made up nearly a third of all entrants and seven out of eight winners were South Asian.

10 Jun 2019 - 9:31PM

The 1983 Scripps National Spelling Bee had six Indian competitors. This year, they made up nearly a third of all entrants and seven out of eight winners were South Asian.

How Indian kids conquered the English dictionary and became world champions of spelling bees
Can Bollywood strongman Sunny Deol win Modi’s BJP votes along the Pakistan border?

Sunny Deol is known for portraying soldiers, spies and police officers, but now the 62-year-old is playing BJP politician in the sensitive northern Indian seat of Gurdaspur.

15 May 2019 - 10:37AM

Sunny Deol is known for portraying soldiers, spies and police officers, but now the 62-year-old is playing BJP politician in the sensitive northern Indian seat of Gurdaspur.

Can Bollywood strongman Sunny Deol win Modi’s BJP votes along the Pakistan border?