But it’s not impossible that movements working to bring about a fairer and more equitable world order could begin to turn the tide.
While India’s leader was retracing Gandhi’s not-so-clean footsteps in South Africa, peaceful protesters were being shot dead in Kashmir.
As Indian PM Narendra Modi visits South Africa, we must push to ensure continued access to affordable medicines.
We are South Africans. And Nehru’s expansive and humanistic vision, which we share, is at odds with an exclusivist ideology based on Hindu nationalism
The seven economies will stop propping up coal, gas and oil by 2025. But giant greenhouse gas emitters China and India haven’t made the pledge.
The attack on a Dalit student in Kerala has sparked national outrage and raised questions about the position of women in a patriarchal society.
Geetaben Thakore led move to get 55 families rehoused in a modern apartment block.
The continent is poised to flourish – if leaders ensure the rule of law and improve services.
Success at COP21 in Paris requires that all countries recognise the merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s argument for "climate justice".
Photographer Ashley Gilbertson photographed families in seven different countries for Unicef, documenting their comparative daily water use.
The issue reached boiling point when the National Democratic Alliance said it had no plans to criminalise marital rape despite a UN recommendation.
By defying the supreme court, India's ruling party has shown its contempt for the laws of the land and the constitutional rights of others.
Sudden blanket ban on websites considered a ‘social nuisance’ is met with anger online and triggers debate on censorship and freedom.
More than 1 100 people have died in a major heatwave sweeping India, with temperatures nearing 50°C in some areas.
An Indian news network ran a blank screen for an hour in protest of the government ban on airing a documentary about the gang-rape of a Delhi student.
An economic crisis is pushing Russia into a corner, potentially forcing a mass gem sale.
Low productivity and the concomitant costs are harming the local beneficiation industry.
A recent report says that intellectually disabled women in India are routinely locked up in institutions where they are "treated worse than animals".
A group of men doused a girl with kerosene and set her alight for resisting their attempts to molest her, after which she died of her injuries.