Women walking in Sri Lanka, illustration
©Luke Waller

James Crabtree

The FT’s Mumbai bureau chief on economic renaissance, snap election and attacks on minority Muslims in Sri Lanka

Food & Drink

Illustration by Ingram Pinn of women winemakers ©Ingram Pinn
‘Women are the most powerful economic force in the world’s wine market‘
Hadiza Bala Usman ©Benedicte Kurzen
How one woman’s bid to help free the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria turned into a global social media campaign
Salmon en croûte ©Andy Sewell
‘I was playing with the idea of this dish and got a little carried away… and came up with a very festive affair’
An illustration of an all-female panel
©Shonagh Rae

All-female panels: the new normal?

‘I had never seen an all-female panel at a big conference before, least of all in the financial world. Nor, it seemed, had anyone else’

©Luis Grañena

Middle-class sexism: who cares?

Many educated women and men have unexamined sexist assumptions, chiefly about childcare

Tyler Brule: The Fast Lane

The Fast Lane: All I want for Christmas is . . . 

A good jolt of humour will conquer the growing tide of intolerance that is creating a society of killjoys

Peter Aspden

A figleaf for the Parthenon Marbles

The otherwise worthy journey of Ilissos to Russia would not merit any further comment were the statue not part of the most controversial group of art works of our time

The politics of the Christmas woolly pully

Your sweater should be seasonal yet sober: think two parts Sarah Lund from ‘The Killing’, one part Santa Claus

Room for improvement

Ordinarily I love hotels, the privacy and indulgence. I love the way they make you the subject of the sentence

Harry Eyres: The Slow Lane

The Slow Lane: True nature of the new greens

Have we gone from protecting nature to managing it on behalf of the Earth’s dominant species?

A group of people attacking someone
©Lucas Varela

Beware the digilantes

‘Twitter is routinely ablaze with efforts to ban one person or sack another… but an apology is never enough’

Linxiao Zhu, Shanhui Fan and Aaswath Raman look into the prototype cooling mirror
©Norbert von der Groeben

Air-conditioning that’s cheap. Cool!

‘Photonic radiative cooling’ uses an ultra-thin mirror-like material to cool buildings, even on hot, sunny days