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Why do Indian recipes always have to come from some mythic grandmother?

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In Britain, food writing by “minority groups” – and here I’m talking about Indians, because that’s my own background – almost always gives a central role to those “heirloom family recipes” handed down the generations ...

‘I didn’t find the exam difficult’: Indian woman learns to read and write at 104 – video

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A 104-year-old woman has fulfilled her dream to learn to read. After starting in April, Kuttiyamma achieved 89% in literacy and 100% in mathematics in the Kerala state primary literacy exam last month, the oldest woma...

‘I was always curious’: Indian woman, 104, fulfils dream of learning to read

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For almost a century, Kuttiyamma’s daily routine had been much the same. Rising early at home in the village of Thiruvanchoor in Kerala, the 104-year-old would begin her day’s work of cooking, cleaning and feeding the...

‘Give me my baby’: an Indian woman’s fight to reclaim her son after adoption without consent

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Through the rains and steamy heat of November, day and night, Anupama S Chandran sat by the gates of the Kerala state secretariat. She refused to eat, drink or be moved. Her single demand was written on a placard: “Gi...

Indian defence chief among 13 killed in helicopter crash

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The Indian defence chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, was among 13 people killed in a helicopter crash on Wednesday, raising questions over the future of military changes he was leading. Rawat was India’s first chief of defence ...

All coral reefs in western Indian Ocean ‘at high risk of collapse in next 50 years’

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All coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean are at high risk of collapse in the next 50 years due to global heating and overfishing, according to a new assessment. From Seychelles to the Delagoa region off the coast o...

‘We are more powerful than Modi’: Indian farmers celebrate U-turn on laws

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The scent of victory was in the air. As tractors rolled through the protest camp on the outskirts of Delhi set up by farmers almost exactly a year ago, rousing cries of “long live the revolution” and “we defeated Modi...

Indian comedian Vir Das accused of ‘vilifying nation’

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An Indian comedian is facing an onslaught of criticism and calls for police to investigate over a comedy monologue that spoke of the country’s contradictions on women’s safety, religion, Covid and politics. The routin...

Why are British Indian voters abandoning Labour?

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In the aftermath of Keir Starmer’s first proper conference speech as Labour leader, questions about the party’s resurrection continue to swirl. Nationwide polls on Westminster voting intentions show Labour closing a y...

Indian actor Puneeth Rajkumar dies aged 46 after heart attack

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Puneeth Rajkumar, a leading star of southern Indian regional cinema, has died after a heart attack. He was 46. Rajkumar had performed lead roles in 29 movies and also appeared on television, where he was the host of a...

Indian police arrest seven for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan cricket win

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Indian police have arrested seven Muslim youths for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match on Sunday. Uttar Pradesh’s chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, a senior Bharatiya Janata party fi...

Indian supreme court orders inquiry into state’s use of Pegasus spyware

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India’s supreme court has ordered an inquiry by an independent committee into the question of whether the government used Pegasus surveillance software for illegal spying. For the domestic opposition, civil rights act...

‘Dictating what is Indian’: backlash over Urdu phrase in fashion advert

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Released just as festival season is kicking off across India, it looked like your average advert for festive attire. Models posed, resplendent in red and gold, showing off the newest collection by Fabindia that was sa...

Wild Indian review – First-Nations Patrick Bateman enlivens Cain and Abel tale

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It feels as if director Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr has created something new in his debut feature: a fascinatingly conflicted antihero of Ojibwe heritage who seems entirely distinct from previous Native American protago...

Indian couple float to wedding in cooking pot after floods in Kerala – video

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A bride and groom use an aluminium vessel to reach a temple in the village of Thalavady. 'It has turned into a wedding that we never imagined,' the bride told local news channel Asianet

Indian couple float to their wedding in a cooking pot along flooded streets

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An Indian couple have arrived for their wedding in unusual style after sailing through the flooded streets of their town in a cooking pot after heavy rains wrecked havoc in the southern state of Kerala. Footage shared...

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