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India gears up for world’s biggest elections

India gears up for world’s biggest elections

India today began voting in the world’s largest election, as the ruling Congress party face the Hindu nationalist BJP opposition on the global centre stage. Prime minister Manmohan Singh, former leader of the Congress, announced his [read more]

Drawing the Line at the Hampstead | Theatre review

Drawing the Line at the Hampstead
THEATRE REVIEW

“I am, I believe, what American gangster movies call the patsy.” Thus speaks Cyril Radcliffe, the judge sent out to “draw the line” between India and the new state of Pakistan, and the central character of Howard Brenton’s new [read more]

The Sweetlime A/W 2013 Collection

The Sweetlime A/W 2013 Collection

Founded by Elspeth J Walker, jewellery brand Sweetlime is a unique label inspired by the designer’s travels around Europe, Africa, India and South East Asia. When the designer first arrived in India 20 years ago, she was introduced to [read more]

Delhi gang-rape: four sentenced to death

Delhi gang-rape: four sentenced to death

Four men were sentenced to death earlier this week for the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman on in Delhi. The sentence was pronounced at 2.30pm by Yogesh Khanna, the judge who has presided over the case since last December when a [read more]

Explosion at Mumbai port hits submarine and traps 18

Explosion at Mumbai port hits submarine and traps 18

A diesel-powered Indian navy submarine with at least 18 sailors on board caught fire after an explosion and sunk at the port of Mumbai last night. The explosion took place shortly after midnight and it took 16 fire engines and dozens of [read more]

Vibrant colours, India and Lady Gaga: we catch up with Little Shilpa!

Vibrant colours, India and Lady Gaga: we catch up with Little Shilpa!

If you’re a Lady Gaga fan then you might have already heard of Little Shilpa.  If not, then get ready because this beautifully quirky accessories brand is set to take the fashion world by storm!  We caught up with Little Shilpa to chat [read more]

India denies patent for new cancer drug

India denies patent for new cancer drug

On 1st April, the Supreme Court of India denied one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies Novartis’ plea to patent a new version of its anti-cancer drug, Glivec. A patent allows the drug to be sold only by the company which [read more]

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Powerless

Tribeca Film Festival 2013: Powerless

Powerless is a wiry documentary that exposes the dire power shortage in Northern India. Kanpur, once known as the “Manchester of the East,” now is sure to decay under an increasing energy deficiency. The citizens of the city demand [read more]

Indian forces killed during gunfight in Kashmir

Indian forces killed during gunfight in Kashmir

At least five Indian soldiers and two militants have been killed in a gunfight that took place in the Indian-administered Kashmir, local police reported. A further seven soldiers have been reportedly injured.  Police officials state that [read more]

Cameron directs aid budget towards peacekeeping missions

Cameron directs aid budget towards peacekeeping missions

David Cameron has today discussed the possibility of diverting funds from the Department of International Development to help support peacekeeping missions and other overseas defence-orientated projects implemented by the Ministry of [read more]

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