India

Portrait of the week: Covid retreats, raves resume and a £165,000 squid

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Home ‘I think we have got a good chance of being able to dispense with the one-metre-plus from 21 June,’…

How the West can help India

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Why India is reluctant to lock down again

In India, the Covid crisis has left us helpless and broken

1 May 2021 9:00 am

We’re running out of beds, oxygen, medicines – and hope

The difference between private and public conversation

1 May 2021 9:00 am

Like almost everyone else writing on the subject, I have no idea whether Boris Johnson told colleagues in October that…

How concerned should we be by the Indian variant?

28 April 2021 3:30 pm

In recent weeks there has been a lot of new-found optimism in Britain with regards to Covid: case numbers, hospitalisations…

Joe Biden's skewed climate change priorities

27 April 2021 4:30 pm

It’s not hard to see why politicians like Joe Biden and Boris Johnson want to talk about climate change. First…

Video calls are the new penny post

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Dear Sir, I beg to introduce myself to you as a clerk in the Accounts Department of the Port Trust…

Merkel's vaccine nationalism threatens India

23 April 2021 9:56 pm

You might have thought that Europe’s leaders would be wary of handing Brussels greater powers, given the various mishaps of the…

India’s selective Covid crackdown

20 April 2021 11:47 pm

India’s Covid crisis is raging out of control. Over the past two months, the country has witnessed a staggering ten-fold increase in infections.…

Why Boris was so reluctant to cancel his India trip

20 April 2021 2:52 am

Just a few hours after Boris Johnson confirmed that his trip to India had been postponed, the country has been placed…

A word about Prince Philip and religion

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The recent Sewell report on Race and Ethnic Disparities has been much abused and little read. It is full of…

Letters: There’s nothing libertarian about vaccine passports

17 April 2021 9:00 am

Taking liberties Sir: I feel that Matthew Parris is absolutely wrong about liberty (‘The libertarian case for vaccine passports’, 10…

Letters: The inconsistencies of Mormonism

10 April 2021 9:00 am

A leap of faith Sir: I live not far from the ‘London Temple’ of the Church of Jesus Christ of…

What cricket will look like in 50 years

3 April 2021 9:00 am

After the thrills and spills and last-gasp excitements of England’s triple-headed series in India, the attention of the cricket fan…

Letters: Britain should hang on to its vaccines

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Ticket to freedom Sir: While I sympathise immensely with the spirit of last week’s lead article (‘Friends in need’, 27…

China vs America: the struggle for south-east Asia

20 February 2021 9:00 am

Can Biden’s America contain China?

Power jab: the rise of vaccine diplomacy

20 February 2021 9:00 am

An international power tussle over vaccines is under way

Just not cricket: the BBC is failing the Test

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Michael Vaughan might disagree but — putting aside 2005 and all that — was there a more thrilling and satisfying…

So good I watched it twice: Netflix's The White Tiger reviewed

23 January 2021 9:00 am

The White Tiger is adapted from the Booker-prize winning novel (2008) by Aravind Adiga. It is directed by Ramin Bahrani…

Is Indian cricket no longer cricket?

9 January 2021 9:00 am

There is nothing in world sport, ‘nothing in the history of the human race’, Ramachandra Guha modestly reckons, that can…

A romcom with very little com: BBC1’s Black Narcissus reviewed

19 December 2020 9:00 am

In Black Narcissus, based on the novel by Rumer Godden, five nuns set off for a remote Himalayan palace in…

The truth about Burma’s ‘imprisoned princess’

10 October 2020 9:00 am

It’s as ignorant to demonise Aung San Suu Kyi as it was to idolise her

Spectacular and mind-expanding: Tantra at the British Museum reviewed

3 October 2020 9:00 am

A great temple of the goddess Tara can be found at Tarapith in West Bengal. But her true abode, in…

Sea change: China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

8 August 2020 9:00 am

China has its sights on the Bay of Bengal

Sumptuous and very promising: A Suitable Boy reviewed

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Nobody could argue that Andrew Davies isn’t up for a challenge. He’d also surely be a shoo-in for Monty Python’s…