Welcome to my page

A warm welcome to my new page on the BBC News website, with my thoughts and reflections on events in the headlines - and sometimes not - across India and the rest of South Asia.

I'm based in Delhi, so working out where the world's largest democracy is going takes up most of my time. I'm also keeping an eye on Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives - and I make frequent trips to Afghanistan where I used to be based, watching the run-up to Nato's pull-out in 2014.

You can see and hear my latest television and radio reports here as well. It's daunting trying to report on a region that covers a sixth of the world's population, so I'm keen to hear your comments and thoughts on what we're doing.