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 In the village of Amlitala in 2004, a villager prepares a mix of smashed seeds and purified water to cover the bride and groom’s bodies, a ritual performed on the day before the actual wedding. File Photograph: Alexis Duclos/Gamma-Rapho/ Getty Images

India’s two Covid-19 pandemic waves, which erupted in early 2020 and again a year later and led to nationwide lockdowns, also prompted a spate of ille(...)

Salman Rushdie. ‘I’m not a geopolitical entity. I’m someone writing in a room.’ Photograph:  Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Poor Salman Rushdie. The one thing I am most keen to talk to him about is the one thing he absolutely, definitely does not want to discuss. “I really (...)

Multiple funeral pyres can be seen burning as people perform the last rites of their relatives who died with Covid-19 in the outskirts of New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Getty

As a second coronavirus wave ravages India, overwhelming its already inadequate medical and public health facilities, the mood among the majority of t(...)

Workers load oxygen cylinders at a refilling station on the outskirts of Prayagraj, India.  Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections, as nations including Britain, Germany and the United Stat(...)

Health workers attend to a suspected Covid-19  patient in Kolkata,  India on Saturday. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive (...)

Sanjay Vishwakarma of  Sanjay’s Kitchen in Birr, Co Offaly. Photograph: Alan Betson

To tackle the topic of Indian food in Ireland is to tease a thread out of a complicated tapestry, and here we can offer only the briefest glimpse. Ind(...)

Lady Cochrane died from injuries sustained in the Beirut port blast on August 4th.

Born: May 18th, 1922 Died: August 31st, 2020 Lady Cochrane, as Yvonne Sursock was universally known in Lebanon, was the daughter of Alfred Bey Sursoc(...)

Visitors queue outside the  Louvre museum in Paris after staff ended coronavirus walkout following  two days of closure.  Photograph: Philippe Lopez/ AFP

The Republic’s second confirmed case of coronavirus, announced on Tuesday night, has focused minds on the measures that might have to be taken to limi(...)

Sonya Lennon marked her birthday with a family holiday in India.

As a family, we are, lie under an umbrella, read as many books as possible, maximise kids activities in a relatively plush resort kinda people. A(...)

Gerald Cotten died abruptly as the only one with permissions to access funds of more than $190 million. Photograph: Getty Images

Lawyers for customers of an insolvent cryptocurrency exchange have asked police to exhume the body of the company’s founder, amid efforts to recover a(...)

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