5 June 2007

Slumming it no more

Sadhavi Sharma reports from Bombay where thousands of slum dwellers are being moved into gleaming new flats, and asks: why are greens so down on this inspiring initiative?

11 April 2007

A cultural revolution at Tate Liverpool

Free of Western pessimism, the young Chinese artists on exhibition in Britain are witty and experimental.

26 February 2007

Worshipping a Bollywood actress? How backward

A Bombay-based writer is shocked by the British elite’s transformation of Shilpa Shetty into a high priestess of unity.

1 February 2007

Davos 2007: ‘Waging’ war on China

Behind their feigned concern for falling Western wages, the elites at the World Economic Forum are really worried about the rise of Asian economies.

27 October 2006

Reawakening the ‘yellow peril’

An exhibition at the Battersea power station reveals the West’s double standards when it comes to Chinese modernisation.

15 June 2006

East Timor: when nation-building destroys

The Pacific state’s slide into turmoil exposes the hollowness of the ‘independence’ granted to it by the UN.

25 April 2006

Nepal: now that’s what I call democratisation

Why are those who bang on about bringing 'people power' to foreign lands so ambivalent about the people demanding power on the streets of Nepal?

India: where a movie star is more than a movie star

Why did 60,000 film fans riot in Bangalore following the death of an old actor? Alexander Zaitchik reports from New Delhi.

7 March 2006

Toxic China?

Western critics cite China's environmental record as an excuse for attacking economic growth.