People in an observation area after getting a shot of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Mumbai, India.  Photograph:  EPA/Divyakant Solanki

India registered its highest caseload of new coronavirus cases on Friday as the country reeled under a shortage of hospital beds, ventilators, palliat(...)

Protesters in Bengaluru, India, on Monday calling for the immediate release of climate activist Disha Ravi. Photograph: Jagadeesh Nv/EPA

Indian politicians and activists on Monday condemned the arrest of a 22-year-old climate campaigner accused of sedition for helping edit an online do(...)

Activists of United Hindu Front burn an effigy with a picture of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg during a demonstration in New Delhi on Thursday. Photograph:  Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images

Counter-protesters in Delhi have burned effigies of the Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg after she tweeted support for India’s protesti(...)

Farmers wrapped in blankets sit on a blocked highway as they continue to protest against  government  reforms,  on January 29th. Photograph:  Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty

The angry calls of defiance blasted from the loudspeakers. “We are not going away, no matter what,” shouted the speaker, to loud cheers from the crowd(...)

Police stand guard at Red Fort in New Delhi on January 27th as farmers protest. Photograph:   Jewel Samad/ AFP via Getty

Indian police are using facial recognition technology to identify suspects in a crackdown on farmers who overran parts of New Delhi this week, while l(...)

Mug shot of the Indian political activist Nathuram Vinayak Godse who shot Mahatma Gandhi  in January  1948. Photograph:  Mondadori via Getty Images

Last Sunday, in a nondescript building in the Indian city of Gwalior, 320km south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron ha(...)

A health care worker takes a person’s temperature in November, in Ganjam, a rural district of India that was untouched by the coronavirus until migrant workers began to return home. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

Special trains operated by the government to ease suffering and counteract a disastrous lack of planning  instead played a significant role in(...)

Workers of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate the ground-breaking ceremony. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP via Getty

India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has laid the foundation of a Hindu temple at a spot where a mosque was demolished by Hindu zealots nearly three(...)

Doctors and nurses with a  coronavirus patient at the intensive care unit of the Sharda Hospital, in Greater Noidam India, on July 15th. Photograph: Xavier Galiana /AFP via Getty Images

Narendra Modi has cultivated a reputation for making dramatic decisions to respond to India’s complex policy challenges. Addressing the nation on prim(...)

‘Every demagogue convinces the masses that he is God Almighty himself.’ Above, India’s prime minister Narendra Modi. Photograph: Handout/PIB/AFP via Getty

Vipul Mishra’s life has been upended. Days into India’s coronavirus lockdown, the 34-year-old software engineer was made redundant from a travel websi(...)

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