I’M just back from a month in southern India, where all is lush, peaceful, and communist. In Kerala, this translates as higher literacy rates, greater gender equality, and less desperate poverty, rather than gulags and Stalinist pogroms. Like the rest of secular India, religion is everywhere; temples, mosques and churches tranquilly co-exist side by side. All gods are catered for.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
Investigators frantically sifted through the rubble of a crashed plane today looking for the black boxes – the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder – after India’s worst air crash in more than a decade killed 158 people.
Sun, 23 May, 2010
TENS of thousands of villagers fled the likely path of a powerful typhoon bearing down yesterday on the Philippines, as the government braced for the possibility of a second disaster just days after a storm killed more than 420 in four southeast Asian countries.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2009