India

Why does India get a free pass for supporting Russia?

22 April 2022 5:47 pm

When Russia invaded Ukraine the Indian government rapidly launched ‘Operation Ganga’. This was not a military operation, nor did it…

Could the Ukraine war save Taiwan?

5 March 2022 9:00 am

What the Ukraine war means for China — and Taiwan

TB is back with a vengeance

5 March 2022 9:00 am

If you were a teenager before 2005, one reminder of tuberculosis in British life is that small circular scar on…

The rise of Indian cancel culture

20 November 2021 6:00 pm

In 1975, India’s prime minister Indira Gandhi suspended democracy. The so-called ‘Emergency’ was largely of her own making, giving her…

India is going to keep polluting. They can thank China

4 November 2021 12:00 am

Mumbai India is the last major global polluter to set a date to go carbon neutral. In a surprise announcement…

Let’s hope the Third World prevails at COP26

28 July 2021 4:20 pm

On Tuesday, I chaired a session at Policy Exchange addressed by Tony Abbott, the eloquent former prime minister of Australia,…

China is the latest victim of Pakistan's Islamist problem

20 July 2021 12:05 am

Nine Chinese engineers were killed in an explosion near Pakistan’s Dasu hydroelectric dam last Wednesday. The government initially said that their…

Has India's second Covid wave peaked?

20 May 2021 10:48 pm

While the Indian variant continues to dominate the headlines, India itself seems to have dropped out of the news a…

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