October 1, 2018

There is no doubt that China is a global superpower both militarily and economically; Beijing’s influence extending across the globe. Yet, one close neighbour of the Chinese seems to continually defy Beijing - the small island of Taiwan. The question of Taiwanese indep...

March 13, 2017

 Image: Creative Commons, Akshayapatra 

Last year, a 19-year old medical student in a large city in India, Pune committed suicide by jumping into the quarry waters of Vetal Tekdi. According to a note in her diary, she took the step after performing poorly in her co...

October 8, 2014

Photograph: Flickr / Miquel Fabre 


China’s August decision to have a nominating committee rather than the general public select electoral candidates has sparked student-led demonstrations across Hong Kong. Now dubbed the umbrella revolution, the protests have inspired...

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