The skies over the confluence of sacred rivers in northern India where millions of Hindu priests and pilgrims will wash away their sins at the Kumbh Mela festival hold proof that government officials are struggling to grapple with the country's worsening air pollution.
- by Emily Schmall & Rishabh R. Jain
The temple has refused to abide by a court ruling allowing women to enter and subsequent attempts by women to visit have been blocked by thousands of devotees.
- by Sudarshan Varadhan
With a population of 1.25 billion, India has recently surpassed China in economic growth rates, but on a completely different model to that of China and other east Asian industrial powers.
- by Hamish McDonald
The health of this great fixture is about more than scorelines.
The case has been going on for five years prolonging the anguish of the victims' families.
- by Amrit Dhillon
Three members of the temple's management have been arrested and samples of the food sent for chemical analysis.
It was a short but well-lived career in the spotlight. Mastanamma got her big break at 105.
- by Kai Schultz
The gap between countries' Paris promises and emissions levels is even larger than previously believed.
- by Chris Mooney
Australians have seen this pattern before. The urbanisation of China together with widening economic opportunity drove its transformation. Now India is following.
- by Peter Hartcher