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When the Omicron coronavirus variant spread through India late in December, prime minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to be vigilant and follow me(...)

The diningroom inside the Irish Embassy in Paris, France. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Women make up half of the 22 ambassadorial appointments approved by the Government at a meeting on Tuesday, with appointees including women ambassador(...)

Brasserie Zédel is an enduring institution of the city

London boasts one of the greatest, most diverse food scenes in Europe. It’s a cliché to call it a “melting pot”, but there’s no denying the impact glo(...)

Traffic in New Delhi: incessant honking by vehicles is endemic across India, even at stop lights, as drivers weave their way through chaotic traffic along crowded highways.  Photograph:  Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India’s federal transport minister plans to institute nationwide legislation replacing raucous vehicle horns with those emitting melodious sounds of (...)

Drizzle good extra virgin olive oil on ice cream and add flakes of salt to create a flavour similar to salted caramel. Photograph: Getty Images

Some of us have thrived in the kitchen in the past 18 months, finding it a creative sanctuary. For others, trapped indoors, life on hold, busier than (...)

Indian National Disaster Response Force personnel operate during a rescue operation in the aftermath of landslide. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Days of landslides and flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in western India have killed more than 100 people and injured 50 others, officials sa(...)

Disaster response personnel operate during a rescue operation in the aftermath of a landslide at a Bharat Nagar slum in Chembur, Mumbai, India. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Rescue teams in India struggled through thick sludge and debris on Saturday to reach dozens of submerged homes as the death toll from landslides and a(...)

National Disaster Response Force personnel work in the rubble during a rescue operation in the aftermath of a landslide at a Bharat Nagar slum in Chembur, Mumbai, on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

At least 30 people died in three Mumbai suburbs after several houses collapsed when heavy rain triggered landslides, officials said on Sunday, and for(...)

Tourists wander around the ridge area of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh state. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Indian authorities fear a rush of tourists to Himalayan mountain towns risks fuelling new Covid-19 outbreaks as they warned of a potential summer resu(...)

A vegetable vendor at a retail market in Chennai, India. Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Lockdown played havoc with the business model of the vegetable vendor outside Rama Bijapurkar’s Mumbai apartment. Local rules stopped him stationing h(...)

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