How the British Raj in India brightened the palette of artist JMW Turner
Turner’s striking use of Indian yellow in his paintings was made possible by new colours from across the empire, says Tate Britain curator David Blayney Brown.
Five ways the media hurts female politicians – and how journalists everywhere can do better
Headlines from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign are indicative of the sexism and stereotypes that dominating much political reporting on women.
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An asthma patient in every home: The toll of pollution in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkwa region
Stone-crushing machines working round-the-lock are making it hard for the county's mountain communities to breathe or even sleep.
From the library shelves: The curious tale of Prophet Solomon and the Phoenix
A profusely illustrated manuscript whose style traces its origin to 18th-century Deccan, it has surprisingly eluded scholarly attention.
Why language is not everything that Noam Chomsky said it is
I took on Noam Chomsky’s ideas about language and unleashed a decade of debate and ridicule. But is my argument wrong?
Unesco tag for Mongol Shobhajatra reminds beleaguered Bangladesh of its common Bengali-ness
The New Year's event has become a potent symbol of the nation's secular political imagination.
Fundraising photo-op over, Mathura elephants wrap up snug in their regular (more staid) winter wear
Just because they are thick-skinned does not mean that the animals do not feel cold, say officials at the Wildlife SOS conservation centre.
In the land of bhangra, a town is keeping alive Punjab’s lost classical music gharanas
Bhaini Sahib is an oasis of art music in a state now known more for its rambunctious beats.