Natwest Bank in London. The dispute dates back to 1948, when the last Nizam of Hyderabad transferred £1m into the account of Pakistan’s high commissioner in London. Photograph:  Dinendra Haria/Sopa Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

One of the UK’s longest running legal battles has been resolved after more than 70 years, enabling descendants of an Indian princely family to collect(...)

The Q City office park in India  which was formerly controlled by companies in the business empire of Sean Quinn and his family

An appeal by Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) against a decision by Indian state officials to take enforcement action against an office park u(...)

 Sir Richard Branson, founder of the  Virgin Group with UFC Fighter Conor McGregor and MC Alan Shortt on the main stage of the Pendulum Summit in Dublin in  2018. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography.

India’s financial crime agency has seized control of Q City, an estimated $80 million office park in Hyderabad formerly owned by thefamily of Sean Qui(...)

 A  child walks on the partially dried Yamuna river bed in New Delhi, where groundwater is decreasing at an alarming rate. Photograph: EPA/Harish Tyagi

The enduring water scarcity in India’s crowded capital, New Delhi, is not only causing widespread hardship to millions, but also demonstrating the wid(...)

Anchal Jain from India, pictured in Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On June 11th, Anchal Jain, a medical student who had recently completed her exams at Trinity College, opened an email on her desktop. After months of (...)

A night bazaar in Hyderabad.

There’s barely time to take in the size of the mirror-panelled headquarters of ICICI Bank in Hitech City housing 22,000 employees – it’s so humongous (...)

Customers browse products inside the new Ikea store in Hitech City: By 2025, the company hopes to have 25 shops in the country. Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Ikea spent 12 years studying India and visited 1,000 homes in major cities to see how its people lived. This week, as a few dozen early shoppers walke(...)

The signs do not augur well for Steve Smith and in terms of Cricket Australia’s  ultimate response to the crisis.

Steve Smith looks set to be permanently stripped of the Australian captaincy and could face a ban of up to a year from representing the country follow(...)

A beggar on the side of the road in Hyderabad, India. A senior police official said beggars would be “housed” in structures adjacent to the city jail where they were being provided with food and medical assistance. Photograph:  Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images

Police have launched a drive to clear India’s southern city of Hyderabad of beggars ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit there later this month. Officials e(...)

Savan and Megha: His name means “seasonal rain”, a perfect match for “megha” – cloud

Indian weddings begin and end with henna. The saying goes: “The redder the henna, the more the groom loves the bride.” I find Megha lounging in a ch(...)

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