Global Neighbours - India
Our correspondent in the second-most populated nation of the world, India, pop. 1,210,193,422 (census. 2011) is Bangalore-based, Shoba Narayan. Why The Hindus: an alternative history has been recalled and pulped; the Supreme Court has put on hold the release of three of the seven people convicted of involvement in the 1991 murder of former PM Rajiv Gandhi and the colourful festival of Holi is coming up.