New to the Parish: Swathi Sasidharan with her husband, Sajeevan Achuthan, and children, seven-year-old Aadvika and four-year-old Anwita. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Swathi Sasidharan fell in love with writing when she was three years old. She knew her parents planned for their only daughter to pursue a career in m(...)

A dead cow lies on a roadside as an elderly woman is carried to safety from flood waters by Kerala and Tamil Nadu Fire Force personnel in Annamanada village in Thrissur District, in the south Indian state of Kerala. Photograph: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

Torrential rain finally let up in India’s flood-hit Kerala state on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, but authorities fe(...)

Volunteers and rescue personal evacuate people  in a residential area in Ernakulam district, in the Indian state of Kerala, on Friday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

At least 324 people have died in India’s southern Kerala state over the past week due to severe monsoon flooding, the worst in the state for over(...)

Liga Skromane, who was living in Swords, Co Dublin, with her partner Andrew Jordan, went missing in India last month. Photographs: Andrew Jordan

Two men have been arrested in India in connection with the murder and rape of Liga Skromane, a Latvian woman who had been resident in Ireland. The bo(...)

Liga Skromane, who was living in Swords, Co Dublin, with her partner Andrew Jordan, went missing in India last month. Photographs: Andrew Jordan

The partner of a woman whose body was found in Kerala in southern India says she was murdered and he holds the local police partly responsible for her(...)

An injured man carries his child after a fire broke out as people gathered for a fireworks display at a temple in Kollam, southern India. Photograph: Reuters

A huge fire swept through a temple in India’s southern Kerala state early on Sunday, killing at least 100 people and injuring more than 200 gathered f(...)