India and Pakistan – 75 years of independence
A pair of troubled nations
Pakistan turns 75
Islamabad has serious issues
Indian democracy at 75
Narendra Modi’s damaging dominance
Interview with Salman Rushdie
Kashmir, Paradise lost
Despite the historical and cultural similarities, the sense of estrangement between tPakistan and India could hardly be greater.

India and Pakistan – 75 years of independence

On 14 August 2022, Pakistan marked the 75th year of its founding. One day later, neighbouring India celebrates its own independence with much pomp. Despite the historical and cultural similarities, the sense of estrangement between the two countries could hardly be greater, writes Mohammad LuqmanRead more

Pakistan is facing a severe economic crisis, with many citizens finding it difficult to make ends meet. Here, men in Peshawar demonstrate against a surge in fuel prices in June 2022.

Pakistan turns 75

Seventy-five years ago, Pakistan emerged, along with India, from the British Raj. A country with potential – were it not for the ongoing tensions with India and many home-grown economic problems. Haroon Janjua reports from IslamabadRead more

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) inspects a guard of honour before addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the celebrations to mark countrys Independence Day in New Delhi on 15 August 2022.

Indian democracy at 75

In office for more than eight years, Narendra Modi’s high popularity across India and formidable electoral clout make him nearly invincible. But, while his success in amassing political power is unquestionable, his ability to use it for the benefit of the vast majority of citizens remains very much in doubt. By Shashi TharoorRead more

Interview with Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie's "Shalimar the Clown" is a furious tale about a lost paradise. In this interview with Lewis Gropp, Salman Rushdie talks about how the Indian army and militant jihadists destroyed Kashmir's traditional culture of toleranceRead more

Politics

Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammed Ali Jinnah (photo: AP)

India and Pakistan – 75 years of independence

A pair of troubled nations

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) inspects a guard of honour before addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort during the celebrations to mark countrys Independence Day in New Delhi on 15 August 2022 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Indian democracy at 75

Narendra Modi’s damaging dominance

June 2022: Men demonstrate against a hike in fuel prices in Peshawar, Pakistan (photo: Reuters)

Pakistan turns 75

Islamabad has serious issues

No roads, no cars, no carbon dioxide: "The Line" is the name of a planned eco-super city in Saudi Arabia - 170 kilometers long, 200 meters wide and 500 meters high (photo: AFP Photo/NEOM)

'The Line' in Saudi Arabia

Mohammed bin Salman's febrile dream

Society

Holocaust memorial in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Holocaust, colonialism and mutual understanding

Time for a refresher in humanity

Islamic scholar Annemarie Schimmel (photo: Jürgen Eis/Imago)

Women and Islamic studies

Annemarie Schimmel’s pioneering take on Islam

Symbolic image: a hand holds a cotton boll against the sky (photo: China Photos/Getty Images)

Pakistan

Climate crisis impacts Pakistani cotton industry

23 March 2022: The first post-pandemic cruise ship to dock at La Goulette, Tunis, Tunisia (photo: Getty Images)

Tourism in North Africa

Tentative recovery, or too little, too late?

Culture

Author Salman Rushdie (photo: empics/picture-alliance)

Interview with Salman Rushdie

Kashmir, Paradise lost

Iraqi inmate subjected to torture in Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq (photo: AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Controversy at Berlin's Biennale art show

Abu Ghraib torture photos in the spotlight

Noori & His Dorpa Band in the Sudan National Museum (photo: Yasir Elhassan)

Noori & His Dorpa Band's "Beja Power"

Defiant in the face of repression