14 February 2012
A right wing coup deposed the first democratically elected president of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean last week.
25 October 2011
The Kandhamal district of the eastern Indian state of Odisha saw some of the worst examples of communal violence in the country’s history in 2008.
04 October 2011
Kelso Cochrane was a carpenter from the West Indian island of Antigua. He lived quietly in Notting Hill, west London, with his fiancee Olivia Ellington. He earned £15 a week and liked to listen to Ella Fitzgerald.
14 June 2011
The West Indies were the undisputed champions of test cricket for 15 remarkable years from 1980. They took the game to new levels of skill and athleticism.
26 April 2011
Voting started this month for elections in the Indian state of West Bengal.
11 January 2011
This Hollywood movie tells how a multi-national group escaped from Joseph Stalin’s gulag and survived climatic extremes to walk 4,000 miles to political freedom in India.
28 September 2010
Hosting the Commonwealth Games was supposed to be a badge of honour for India’s ruling elite—a chance for the new superpower to shake off unhelpful images of "slumdogs" and replace them with "world class" stadiums.
14 September 2010
Huge numbers of Indian workers joined a 24-hour strike last week against rising prices and privatisation. Action by around 100 million workers shut banks, power plants, telecommunications, airports and schools across the country.
27 July 2010
15 June 2010
Bhopal – bosses have got away with murder
The conviction this month of seven former employees of Union Carbide is no victory for the hundreds of thousands of people who were affected by the 1984 disaster at the company’s plant in the city of Bhopal, India.
02 March 2010
Philip Glass’s opera is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early life in South Africa during the Indian minority’s fight for civil rights.
15 December 2009
Pakistan was formed in 1947 when the British Empire partitioned the Indian subcontinent as it withdrew. The new state was proclaimed as a "Muslim nation", but it was made up of six different linguistic groups, each with different traditions.
13 October 2009
Around 80 people packed into the West Indian Cultural Centre in Turnpike Lane, north London, on Tuesday of last week for a meeting that is part of the growing resistance to the occupation of Afghanistan.
29 September 2009
How was it that an Indian, whose loyalty to the British was so great that he became a recruiting sergeant for a colonial war, could turn against his masters and lead a rebellion that would bring the Empire to its knees?
22 September 2009
These two classic films by the Indian master of film-making Satyajit Ray are now available on DVD for the first time.
01 September 2009
I have recently returned from India where I split my time between the city of Chennai (formerly Madras) and the fishing village of Kasimode.
19 May 2009
India’s ruling Congress party this week returned to power following the country’s month-long election process which concluded at the weekend.
12 May 2009
India’s parliamentary elections ended this week with the counting of the hundreds of millions of votes set to begin this Saturday.
28 April 2009
Shobana Jeyasingh is a choreographer who draws on classical Indian dance and ballet, but refuses the simplistic label of "fusion" for her innovative dance.
14 April 2009
A vicious and increasingly one-sided war is taking place on the island of Sri Lanka – a few dozen miles off the coast of south east India.