Adam Plowright

India’s roads, railways offer nostalgia-filled travel

In transport as in many things in India, the old exists alongside the new, providing tourists with numerous entertaining ways to travel in bygone style.

Delhi Games chief quizzed by police over graft

Indian police on Wednesday questioned the top organiser of the Delhi Commonwealth Games as part of a corruption probe into the tainted October event.

Kiwis trounce Wales as big guns open up

New Zealand underlined their status as the team to beat at the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens on Tuesday as they crushed Wales to enter the semis.

Commonwealth gaffes embarrass India

From a "toxic" pool to empty stadiums and faulty boxing scales, the first week of the New Delhi Commonwealth Games has served up daily blunders.

Thousands of tckets unsold for Games

Thousands of tickets remained unsold for the Delhi Commonwealth Games Wednesday, just four days before they begin, with the troubled event also hit by another pullout from a star athlete.

Delhi deploys ‘super monkey’ security guards

Delhi authorities are to deploy a contingent of langurs -- a large type of monkey -- at Commonwealth Games venues to help chase away smaller simians.

Delhi Games face threat of mass exodus

The Delhi Games faced dire warnings on Thursday of a mass pull-out by teams as organisers worked frantically to save the event from disaster.

Delhi Games crisis as bridge collapses

The Delhi Commonwealth Games were plunged into crisis after the athletes' village was described as "uninhabitable" and a footbridge collapsed.

Tibet’s next leader?

For those looking for the next spiritual leader of Tibet after the Dalai Lama, the ageing monk's 75th birthday ceremony this month offered some clues.

Celebrations and sadness as Dalai Lama turns 75

The Dalai Lama turned 75 on Tuesday, a milestone marked by celebrations in his hometown-in-exile but tinged by sadness.

Anger in India over Bhopal disaster verdicts

Indian newspapers vented outrage on Tuesday at two-year prison terms handed down to the local managers of the company blamed for the Bhopal disaster.

Sri Lanka president urges fair vote on election eve

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse vowed on Monday to ensure the first post-war nationwide election goes off peacefully.

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