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Asia Records Eye-Watering Onion Prices After India Bans Exports

FROM Kathmandu to Colombo, it's a kitchen nightmare: Onion prices have gone crazy. That's because India, the world's biggest seller of the Asian diet staple,...

New Global Moon Race Could Define Humanity’s Future: Peter Apps

FIFTY years after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off for the moon, a new space race is on. It is one...

Weak Poll Campaign Hurts India’s Main Opposition Party

IN January, India's main opposition Congress party seemed poised for a strong fight back against prime minister Narendra Modi after victories in three heartland...
Malik Sajad

Kashmir’s brutal stories get cartoon treatment

Through sombre black and white drawings, graphic novelist Malik Sajad tells the brutal story of his native Kashmir in the 1990s, as an armed...

Indigenous Party Aims To Win Big In India Election

A SMALL indigenous party is hoping to break India's political mould by taking on bigger parties in the current general election, pledging to protect...
illegal kidney transplants

The murky world of Pakistan’s illegal kidney trade

When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors...
Nilakshi Elizabeth Purve Jorendal

Swedish woman adopted as toddler uncovers sordid past in hunt for her Indian mother

As an Indian child adopted and raised in Sweden, Nilakshi Elizabeth Purve Jorendal, was always curious about her birth mother. Her adoptive parents were open...

India’s First ‘Garbage Cafe’ To Offer Meals For Plastic

HUNGRY, but don't have cash? No problem, bring plastic waste and get a free meal, said the mayor of an Indian city where the...

‘Water Women’ Quench Thirst Of Central India’s Parched Villages

HER face veiled, Kiran Aherwal shoveled gravel into a broad platter, placed it on her head, then stepped off to help construct a new...

‘Bearded Broz’ break barriers

By Sairah Masud THE founders of a volunteering collective from Birmingham have spoken of their aim to break down barriers and address stereotypes in the...