South and central Asia

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My Sunny Maad review – Czech-Afghan love story told as culture-shock animation
Despite its visual appeal, the characters in Czech animator Michaela Pavlátová’s clash-of-values family drama struggle to get past sorrowful stereotypes

Phuong Le

02, Oct, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Taliban beat women protesting against school bombing, say witnesses
Forces said to have opened fire on crowds who were demonstrating over attack targeting Hazara community

Deepa Parent

02, Oct, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Invisible Demons review – apocalypse now for pollution nightmare in Delhi
A despairing handwring of a film shows the effects of environmental crisis on India’s capital – with images as nightmarish as sci-fi

Cath Clarke

02, Oct, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Vikram Vedha review – swaggering Bollywood remake of Tamil crime caper
Pushkar-Gayatri’s reboot of their 2017 hit improves on the original thanks to two zingy lead performances from Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan

Mike McCahill

30, Sep, 2022 @9:48 AM

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Narendra Modi’s BJP bans Indian Islamic group for ‘terrorist’ links
Popular Front of India, which says it fights for rights of minorities, victim of ‘political vendetta’ by Hindu nationalist government

Shaikh Azizur Rahman

29, Sep, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Aung San Suu Kyi and Australian adviser handed three years’ jail after secret trial
Myanmar junta’s sentencing of ousted leader and economic adviser Sean Turnell described as ‘cruel injustice’

Rebecca Ratcliffe and agencies

29, Sep, 2022 @4:49 AM

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Body of missing US mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found in Nepal
Nelson, 49, fell down narrow slope on ski back to camp after scaling Nepali peak of Manaslu with partner

Lauren Aratani

28, Sep, 2022 @4:21 PM

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TechScape: What’s really behind Apple’s shift from China
Apple is now manufacturing a new phone model outside China – and the implications could be huge. Plus, a cyberstalking saga puts social media platforms on the spot

Alex Hern

28, Sep, 2022 @10:15 AM

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Midwives review – a Muslim and a Buddhist grapple with childbirth in strife-torn Myanmar
Sombre documentary shot over five years follows two healthcare workers as they deliver babies in a brutally divided society

Peter Bradshaw

28, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Apple shifts some iPhone 14 production from China to India
Move taken against background of China’s Covid lockdowns and geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington

Alex Hern

27, Sep, 2022 @5:38 PM

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Less Bollywood, more Tollywood: how Indian cinema’s hit machine flopped
Big releases with usually bankable male stars criticised for formulaic storylines as audience taste evolves

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

23, Sep, 2022 @11:42 AM

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‘Give workers an equal seat’: pressure builds for Levi’s to protect factory employees
Activists say that the company’s own audits have been ineffective and workers receive inadequate safety protections

Michael Sainato

23, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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