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India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff
India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff
India on Monday postponed the launch of a lunar probe less than an hour before blast-off because of a technical problem, delaying its bid to become...
Avoid a Modi authoritarian solution for South Africa
Avoid a Modi authoritarian solution for South Africa
In 1975, Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi found herself confronting popular ferment and declared a state of emergency. In his compelling new...
Why it's healthier to not exercise in New Delhi
Why it's healthier to not exercise in New Delhi
As part of the Mail & Guardian’s series on air pollution, Simon Allison reports on his experience of living with the air in New Delhi —...
Libra: Facebook's crypto will not help the billions of people excluded from banks
Libra: Facebook's crypto will not help the billions of people excluded from banks
When Facebook unveiled its new digital currency libra, it
Bodies of foreign climbers retrieved from Indian mountain
Bodies of foreign climbers retrieved from Indian mountain
The bodies of seven climbers killed on India's second-highest mountain were retrieved Sunday, capping a nearly month-long search by mountaineering...
Democracy still rules – for now
Democracy still rules – for now
It is generally accepted that the history of modern democracy plays out, for the most part, in five “chapters”. Three of these chapters...
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
A tribute to Ahmed Essop, teacher, writer and shining light of South Africa
Representation matters, and the oeuvre of Ahmed Essop attests to this. In his short fiction and novels, Essop insisted on figuring the textured...
India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal
India rubbish mountain to rise higher than Taj Mahal
India's tallest rubbish mountain in New Delhi is on course to rise higher than the Taj Mahal in the next year, becoming a fetid symbol for what the...
India rapidly gearing up
India rapidly gearing up
“India has completed the mapping of this region and made a quantity assessment, but it is a question of how sustainably, safely and economically...
Trawling the streets of Asia for food
Trawling the streets of Asia for food
In a time when class lines are widening and people exist in smartphone silos, “street food is one of the few things left that glues people...
Why Dutee Chand's 'coming out' is more complicated than it seems
Why Dutee Chand's 'coming out' is more complicated than it seems
Star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand recently made global headlines for the second time in her competitive career, when she announced to the press that...
Modi victory secures illiberal, majority rule
Modi victory secures illiberal, majority rule
The Indian electorate has ushered in another landslide win for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the governing party, the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Indeed, the BJP’s 2019 win last week outstripped the impressive results of 2014 as the party increased its...

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