Despite the danger, some Thais and Sri Lankans see working in Israel as a means to beat the poverty trap in their homelands.
India’s ‘plantfluencers’ have cultivated a movement of interior gardens among urban dwellers seeking to bring greenery to grey urban jungles.
Fears in India are growing over the emergence of “fact-checking” units across several states that could threaten free speech and political opposition.
Lavanya Muruganantham, in Tamil Nadu, was 17 when she died; a social media video of her suggests she was being pressured to become Christian.
Four people share the good bits and the bad gigs as they navigate a life without bosses – or the promise of a regular pay cheque.
Eruditus, an executive education platform based in Mumbai, recently raised US$650 million, valuing the firm at US$3.2 billion.
Move paves the way for Asia’s third-largest economy to settle as many as 17 long-standing tax disputes with foreign investors – by coughing up US$1 billion in refunds.
India’s tech scene is flourishing after Covid-19 led to greater use of digital services, and Chinese investors are returning despite New Delhi’s FDI rules.
Fruit-themed festivals and in-embassy tasting events have been rolled out by India’s government in recent weeks in a bid to boost flagging exports of the country’s national fruit.
At least four young women have died recently in suspected cases of abuse by their husbands and in-laws over the size of their dowries.
The country’s deadly second wave has widowed thousands of women, who are struggling to return to some semblance of a normal life.
Digital currencies such as bitcoin are becoming red-hot investments in India amid economic uncertainty during the pandemic.
A cash crunch, supply chain obstacles, a second wave of infections and lockdowns have left the world’s largest vaccine producing nation struggling to meet demand.
World’s largest provider of generic drugs is seeing its pharmaceutical companies stagger shifts as Indian workers fall ill and shipments of crucial supplies from China are delayed.
Vedanthangal, a tourist hotspot so beautiful it has inspired songs, is supposed to be protected from pollution. So why are trees wilting, animals dying, skin diseases appearing and farmers abandoning their land?
A cordial solution to the long-running wrangle over retrospective taxation will assure potential investors and help position India as an alternative to China.
Fake news, fear and conspiracy theories about Covid-19 shots are gathering momentum as India and Indonesia embark on mass vaccination drives. In Malaysia, experts are urging the government to gear up to counter misinformation.
India aims to roll out its Covid-19 vaccines to its neighbours to boost its regional importance, but analysts say New Delhi must tread cautiously.
Exploitative practices such as wage underpayments, irregular hours and poor working conditions were common at the plant
What the BJP government has done to upset so many millions of farmers – and why it should be worried come election time.
Some see the cold-storage system used in the artificial insemination of cattle as suitable and scalable for Covid-19 vaccine use.
India has almost hit 9 million Covid-19 cases and neighbouring China seeks to ensure no new outbreaks are imported by travellers.
Five Indian states plan to legislate against a practice in which Muslim men take Hindu wives to convert them. There’s just one problem: no evidence it exists.
Demand for the spice, believed to have immunity-boosting qualities, has skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Asia’s richest man is seeking diversification for his conglomerate away from energy, and analysts say this is also setting the stage for a generational transition at the top.
Her mother’s toughness, her grandfather’s work ethic and the whole family’s attitude towards discrimination are among the values that shaped the person who could soon be the world’s most powerful woman.
The US vice-presidential candidate is one of many American success stories who can trace their roots back to the Tamil Nadu Brahmin community known as the ‘Tambrahm’.
More than three months after India banned the popular Chinese video-sharing app, a real successor has yet to emerge – leaving Indian content creators with money, and influence, on their minds.
Billionaires Mukesh Ambani and Jeff Bezos have both made recent moves in a sector projected to be worth US$16 billion by 2025.