Irish Times travel writer competition winner Ruth Petherick
Divine Indian essence
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 05:24

On the day of my departure, I post a picture of an elephant to my Facebook page with the caption, “Let the adventure begin”. His decoratively painted(...)

Demonstrators from the Jat community shout slogans as they block the Delhi-Haryana national highway during a protest at Sampla village in Haryana, India. Photograph: Reuters

Rural Indian protesters paralysed a northern state on Monday despite a deal giving them more government jobs, but there was relief for New Delhi’s 20 (...)

Indian army deployed to quell rioting
  • UK
  • February 22, 2016, 01:00

India deployed thousands of troops in a northern state on Sunday to quell angry protests that have severely hit Delhi water supplies, forced factories(...)

There are many ways of being in India. At Agra Fort, an American girl with henna tattoos and flowing scarves was bargaining with the toilet attendant(...)

Rescuers searching for survivors after an avalanche on Siachen Glacier in India’s Himalayan Kashmir region. Ten soldiers were buried when an avalanche hit their outpost on February 3rd. Photograph:  EPA/Indian defence ministry

An Indian soldier, buried alive for six days in deep snow following an avalanche in India’s northern Himalayan Kashmir region, has been rescued. The (...)

“What Ireland has given me is incomparable.” Janvi Shah with her husband, Pankaj Soni, at Grand Canal Square in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Janvi Shah: arrived from India, 2014 Janvi Shah used to think she would eventually move to the United States to continue her studies. However, she(...)

A police officer stands in front of French taxis blockading a Parisian street during a protest against Uber this week. Photograph: EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

Last Tuesday, France was gripped by huge strikes, with an estimated 130,000-150,000 protesting across the country. In that age-old French tradition, a(...)

Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan: All members of the consulate staff were safe, according to a tweet from Indian ambassador Amar Sinha

Gunfire and explosions rocked the Indian consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Sunday night as security forces battled gunmen who(...)

Seven Indian security personnel were  killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants on  Pathankot airforce base, which began early yesterday. Four militants were also killed. Photograph: Nunarinder Nanu/AFP/Getty

Indian security forces were engaged in a firefight this evening with armed gunmen at an airforce base in northern Punjab state, adjoining the Pakista(...)

A traffic policeman during the first day of the new scheme for vehicles in New Delhi. Photograph: Harish Tyagi/EPA

Rahul Bedi in New Delhi India’s capital New Delhi has launched major restrictions, albeit temporary ones, on private cars to lower smog levels in th(...)