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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(...)

Lightning strikes are common during India’s monsoon season, which runs from June to September. File photograph: iStock

Lightning has killed at least 38 people across two Indian states over the past 24 hours. The majority of the deaths occurred in the western state of (...)

An Indian health worker receiving a shot of Covid-19 vaccine during a  vaccination drive in Bangalore, India. Photograph: EPA

As India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic officially crossed 300,000 on Monday, it faces a related outbreak of cases of the fungal disease m(...)

People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine at the BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on May 2nd. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the coronavir(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The daughter of a migrant worker sleeps on a highway as they failed to get a bus to return to their village in Delhi on Sunday. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Millions of migrant Indian workers are fleeing possible starvation in cities, many trekking hundreds of kilometres to try to reach the safety of their(...)

Waris Ahluwalia in the 2007 Wes Anderson movie, The Darjeeling Limited

Real-life adventures Wild (2014) Cheryl Strayed decided to walk the Pacific Crest Trail to face her demons, and her memoirs were turned into this upl(...)

Monkeys cross a deserted road during a one-day nationwide curfew imposed as a preventive measure against Covid-19  in New Delhi, India. Photograph: Yawar Nazir/ Getty Images

India is locking down large swaths of the country until at least the end of the month, as it seeks to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus fol(...)

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(...)

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