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Parched India Will See ‘Water Refugees’ In Future: ‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh

OVER 70 per cent of India's aquifers have dried up, signifying a crisis so grave it may lead people to seek refuge in water-rich...

Indian Temple Helps Nurture ‘Extinct’ Turtle Back To Life

THE black softshell turtle is officially extinct in the wild, but a centuries-old Indian temple and its nature-loving caretaker are helping the creature make...

India’s Tallest Rubbish Mountain Continue To Rise

INDIA'S tallest rubbish mountain in New Delhi is on course to rise higher than the Taj Mahal in the next year, becoming a fetid...

India’s Communists Face Election Angst As Voters Lose Revolutionary Fervour

INDIA'S once-vibrant communist parties are in danger of falling off the political map in this month's general elections as voters lose their revolutionary fervour. From...

Congress: Rahul’s destiny

INDIAN DEMOCRACY NEEDS STRONG PARTY LEADER TO CHALLENGE MODI THERE is a touching photograph of Rahul Gandhi giving his mother, Sonia, a kiss on the...

Is Christmas a Hindu festival?

CHRISTIANS are in danger of becom­ing an extinct species in Pakistan. In Quetta, for example, two suicide bombers last week attacked a church, killing...

King of kiss and tell

By Amit Roy MAX CLIFFORD, pur­veyor of “kiss and tell” to tabloids, who was giv­en an eight-year-prison sentence in 2014 for his­toric sex offences, died...

Batuk Gathani: Out of Africa

VETERAN journalist Batuk Gathani’s fu­neral at Golders Green Crematorium last Saturday (9) ended with the Swahili song, Jambo Jambo Bwana, Habari ga­ni, Mzuri sana...

Boom and bust: Two sides to Jinnah legacy

WHY THE PAKISTAN LEADER IS ‘A PIVOTAL FIGURE’ IN HISTORY LORD Meghnad Desai, who was part of the panel that picked Philip Jackson to make the...

Give Meghan a little room to breathe

MARKLE ‘VULNERABLE TO PALACE HANDLING’ A PRESCIENT article last week in a broadsheet newspaper asked: “Will Meghan be given oxy­gen to thrive? Or crushed for being...