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Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

The Search for Telecoms Solutions for the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

It's no secret that the demand for telecoms in India and other parts of the developing world is accelerating fast. According to the International Tele...

Meet The Kung Fu Indian Female Cab Drivers

Barcroft Media | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

After an alleged rape by an Uber cab driver in India, women in Mumbai are turning to a new taxi service – run by women trained in kung fu. 
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Seven Destination Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For those perennial travelers, always looking for the best tips and suggestions for their next holiday trip, the following selection of travel blogs are of invaluable assistance. Each is filled with great experiences, photos and background on the destination they cover.

The Death of the Fixed Landline Phone Call

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

UK telecoms companies are about to increase their fixed-line phone charges. Ten years ago this would have led to the technological equivalent of riots in the streets. It would have been front page news. But today? Nope. Hardly a squeak.

Slow Progress on Rape Reform in India

Felicity Gerry | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

New laws followed the inquiry report on stalking, voyeurism, sexual harassment, sentencing and mandatory police reporting of complaints of sexual attacks but, laws are not enough and as time passes and another woman is raped, the question is whether all the efforts of the report writers to urge a change in mind-set have failed.

The Best Art From London Invited to Exhibit in Pune

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Pune is a bustling metropolis and is characterised typically by a villager in his dhoti and Nehru cap, bare feet passing through busy wifi zones, students with their headphones, mobiles and rucksacks, the elderly strolling to temples and ashram and foreigners walking purposefully to the yoga centres dotted around Pune.

Changing the Future for Those With Disabilities

Dominic Haslam | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Dominic Haslam

Of the billion people worldwide who have a disability, the vast majority live in developing countries. People with disabilities represent some of the most excluded of all groups in the community. They are less likely to have access to healthcare and education, and in turn find making a livelihood and escaping poverty that much more difficult, if not impossible.

Outsourcing Homework May Ruin Your Education

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Preetam Kaushik

Cheap labour is one thing. Cheap intellectual labour is quite another. Because when you can 'afford' a highly educated person to write your course work and essays that were supposed to give you insights into the subject you are studying, the loss of having made a 'cheap' deal with someone across continents is, really, yours and your own doing.

Incredible Footage Of Girls Beating 'Molesters' On Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK

Incredible footage of two Indian sisters has emerged showing them beating three men with belts who allegedly tried to molest them on a bus. The men...

Indian Teens Hanged From Mango Tree 'Committed Suicide & Were Not Gang Raped & Murdered'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF THE IMAGES MAY CAUSE DISTRESS The father of one of the Indian teenagers found hanging from...

Blind Student Beaten And Forced To Drink Urine

Zoom.In | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 14 year old student at a reputable school for the blind in North-Eastern India has come forward after been allegedly tortured, beaten, and forced to...

Tigers vs Chinese Medicine - Can Tourism Swing the Fight?

Justin Francis | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

There are only around 3000 tigers left in the wild worldwide. To put this into context that's less than the number of tigers in captivity in the US - a figure and comparison that I find shocking.

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.

The Internet Can Change the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

Ten years ago, in October 2004, there were 812m internet users worldwide - 12.7 per cent of the global population. The web had 50m sites; a Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg, had just started Facebook, and Flickr had just been launched as a chat room for an online multiplayer game with real-time photo sharing.

‘We'll Send 25,000 Students To India'

The Huffington Post UK | Keumars Afifi-Sabet | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The government wants to send 25,000 students to India for work placements by 2020 - as part of a new initiative in partnership with the British Counci...

West Needs to be Self-sufficient With Its E-waste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world of IT is the fast growing one with new gadgets making way into the market every day, be it laptops, phones or personal computers. Rapid development in technology is encouraging equally rapid abandonment of old models of gadgets of personal use. All that's recyclable and considered a 'waste' is landing in Asia's or Africa's backyard.

So Monkey Weddings Are Actually A Thing

Zoom.In | Chris York | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

Over 200 Northern Indian villagers attended the Hindu wedding ceremony for two monkeys... ...

Full English?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

Latching on to Ryan Taylor's through ball, the teenager strode forward some 20 yards, leaving £25 million worth of centre-half in his wake, before co...

Louise Ridley

Why This Woman's Hindu Faith Drives Her To Defend Abused Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

A glimpse of Usha Sood being adorned for her Hindu wedding in 1977 Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief se...

Women In India Can Finally Work As Make-Up Artists

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women in India will finally be allowed to work as makeup artists after nearly 60 years of exclusion. In ridiculously archaic guidelines from unions...

Dad Invites Daughter's Alleged Rapist To Dinner And Tortures Him To Death

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

The father of a 14-year-old rape victim invited the alleged attacker to dinner before burning his genitals with tongs and then strangling him to death...

Death Toll Mounting After Bombing At Pakistan-India Border

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK

A suspected suicide bomb blast has killed over 40 people in Pakistan, near a checkpoint at the country's eastern border with India. Pakistani polic...

Protesters March for Independent Kashmir

Morgan Meaker | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK
Morgan Meaker

Many protesters were also angry about the role played by the UN in Kashmir. The United Nation's Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) has been observing the ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan since 1949...

The Death of Professor Ghulam Azam in Custody, a Fresh Wound for Bangladesh

Yasmin Khatun | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Khatun

I wasn't quite sure how I should respond to the death of Professor Ghulam Azam, the name I remember from nearly two years when it was suggested to me that the International Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh was set up to destroy the prominent figure...