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The Indian Heatwave Is So Blisteringly Strong It's Causing The Roads To Melt

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

No that isn't your eyes playing up, India is enduring such a severe heat wave some of its roads are actually melting. At time of publication, 1,4...

Beyond Bollywood, The Musical Comes to London!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This week saw the opening of the brand new west-end musical 'Beyond Bollywood' making its UK Premiere at the London Palladium, just seconds from Oxfor...

I've Lost Count the Number of Times I Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Sanchita Islam | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Sanchita Islam

My first sexual assault took place at Central Reference Library, Manchester. I was studying assiduously for my A-levels, after securing a conditional offer to study at Somerville College, Oxford University.

Environmental Justice, Activism and Democracy Under Modi

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sahar Mansoor

Policies of fair land acquisition have been undone, coal mines have been exempted from public hearings, irrigation projects have been allowed without ...

Millennial Movers: Meet the Dynamo Behind the World's Largest Offline Search Engine

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Selfie sticks obsessions aside (not a fan, sorry), I see the moral fibre and generosity of Gen Y first-hand. We refuse to work for brands that aren't ethical or inspiring (we won't buy from them either), rally support for community causes and have a decidedly 'global-local' mindset.

Google's Algorithm Update Is Not For The Western World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So if I was a betting man I'd say, based on its track record of innovative and disruptive strategies, that Google is currently setting itself up to exploit the growing opportunity for international calls and data throughout the emerging world. Which will of course, help sell a lot of phones. Watch out for a tie up with service partners in India very soon.

What Do Tigers Have in Common With Poverty and Climate Change?

Emma Wigley | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Emma Wigley

In November last year I travelled with a photographer to the Sundarbans, on the north east Indian coastline, to investigate the impact of climate change in an area at particular risk from global warming.

The Taller Than Mountain, Deeper Than Ocean Friendship - Notes on a China-Pakistan Love-in

Catriona Luke | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

On a world globe if you trace your finger due south from Gwadar, the port on Makran coast in Pakistan's far west, it ends up, uninterupted by land, i...

Ten Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal

Jane Egginton | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

DO book train tickets from Delhi in advance. Tickets get sold out quickly, it's a fun way to travel and taking a car is a lot more expensive. Oh and do book your flights to India as far in advance as possible.

When Innovation Breeds Inequality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?

Why Everyone Is Googling B. R. Ambedkar Today

Huffington Post UK/AP | James Martin | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

B. R. Ambedkar's 124th birthday has been marked with colourful celebrations in India with thousands of people commemorating the life of the famed soci...

The Lost Mansions of Chettinad

Nigel Planer | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Planer

There's a crumpled old lady, taking the late afternoon air on the steps at the entrance to the abandoned mansion. 85 rupees to show us round, she says. That's about £1.50, and, as with the temples we've visited over the last weeks, we must take off our shoes and leave them at the entrance.

Where to Go in Goa: An Inside Guide

Jane Egginton | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'Where should I go in Goa?' As a travel writer, it was a question I kept getting asked by people travelling in India. The answer was, I didn't know. Goa is a state, rather than just one destination, and the character and appeal of its beaches are constantly changing.

India's Police Will Use Pepper-Spraying Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech

The Lucknow Police force has confirmed that it will be introducing a number of drones equipped with pepper spray as a 'safer' alternative to current c...

Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?

"Incredible India, Invest in Communities!"

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

Even last April's landmark Supreme Court ruling which recognised transgender people's right to identify as a third gender has so far delivered little in terms of increasing access to healthcare and specifically HIV prevention, treatment, care, social welfare, equal rights and support services.

Indian Student Drags Sex Attacker By Hair To Police Station - As Crowd Does Nothing

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

An Indian student has been hailed as a role model for other women after she dragged a sex attacker to a police station by his hair - as a large crowd ...

How To Be A 'Bad Girl' In India... It's Simple

The Huffington Post UK | Joty Chopra | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Are you a girl with breasts? Do you go to Goa for a holiday? Do you have male friends? You pass for being bad girl in India. A tongue-in-cheek pos...

Watch Two Kickass Indian Women #RapAgainstRape

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around 93 women are thought to be raped in India each day. But two women are aiming to challenge attitudes towards the crime in the country with a #Ra...

Look Who's Joined Mandela In Parliament Square

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics

The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated with a prominent new statue of the Indian independence leader in Parliament Square in central London. Prim...

Bride Leaves Groom At The Altar Over Maths Fail

AP | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Ability to commit, maintenance of basic hygiene and operate a washing machine are some of the things one might consider when choosing a mate. Whet...

India's Daughter: From Nonviolent Demonstrations to People's Revolution

Sumeet Grover | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

At the end of the film, the parents of the murdered girl, Jyoti, offer profound hope by reflecting that their daughter's name means 'light' and that even in death, Jyoti ignited a light in her country that continues to burn because the people have vowed to protest, to press for justice and equality for women.

Why BBC's Film (India's Daughter) Doesn't Shock Me

Zubin Madon | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Perhaps I may be accused of citing anecdotes to make a generalised conclusion; of course all Indian men must not be tarred with the same brush. However expecting women to be subservient & treating them as objects, is very much entrenched in our glorious Indian culture.

Having Done So Myself, I Hope My Daughter Never Wants to Travel in India Solo

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Just a few days into my trip, a rickshaw driver insisted he hold my hand during visits to exquisite monuments, so as to demonstrate to other men I was protected. I insisted he didn't.

It's Not About India's Daughter - It's About India's Sons

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Laxmi Hariharan

Has my birth country become such a merciless society where most men don't acknowledge the existence of women, or if they do its only as an object to be bullied, groped, raped, beaten, tortured and killed?