#India

How These Cork Yoga Mats Are Emancipating Women From India's Sex Trade

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

In today’s world, human trafficking is a bleak reality. Kolkata, one of the largest city’s in India, is a global hub of forced prostitution. Traff...

School Textbook Instructing Nine-Year-Olds To Kill Kittens Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK

An Indian book publisher has sparked outrage after instructing schoolchildren to place kittens in a box and suffocate them as part of a scientific exp...

Harnessing Hollywood's Power To Put Spotlight On Street Children

Andy McCullough | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Andy McCullough

A few months ago, Railway Children was invited by the producers behind the Hollywood film Lion to be its charity partner for the #LionHeart Campaign. ...

Kashmir: The Unresolved Crisis

Julie Cooper | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Julie Cooper

If the Prime Minister truly wants us to be a global outward looking country, she needs to look at the global impact the continued uncertainty over Kashmir's future is having and encourage all sides to resume talks. We cannot continue to champion our freedoms here at home whilst allowing them to be deprived to people abroad.

A Woman Has Died From An Unstoppable Superbug

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech

A woman has died after being infected by a strain of bacteria resistant to every antibiotic available in the US. The patient, who was in her 70s, acqu...

India Unveils An Astonishing Chemical Plant That Turns Harmful CO2 Emissions Into Baking Powder

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech

A coal-powered chemical plant in Tamil Nadu, India, is doing something rather extraordinary. It’s capturing its own carbon dioxide emissions and tur...

Six British Ex-Soldiers Spending Another Christmas Behind Bars In 'Hell Hole' Indian Jail

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK
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Six British ex-soldiers will be spending another Christmas in a “hell hole” Indian jail as their loved ones wait anxiously for a verdict which cou...

Indian Tycoon Spends Daughter’s Wedding Budget On Building 90 Houses For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

An Indian businessman has put the money he would have spent on a lavish wedding ceremony for his daughter to an inspirational use. Ajay Munot, who mad...

No Means No: Kulwinder Kaur's Senseless Murder Sees History Repeat Itself

Martha Salhotra | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Martha Salhotra

The intent behind Kulwinder's death seems clear. It almost feels like a statement, to show not just Kulwinder, but any woman, who the boss was in the face of rejection at the wedding. Today, Kulwinder becomes another name, another face, and another body to be added to the ever-growing catalogue of women killed for saying 'no.'

Why You Shouldn't Cancel Your Trip To India

Emma Rosen | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rosen

ATM out of order. Currency exchange closed. Sorry, this bank has no cash. This is what I was met with at Cochin International Airport, in India's ...

Long Time Gone. A Note To My Father

Jane Scott | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Scott

I don't know why you have been on my mind so much lately, it's twelve and a half years since you died. Perhaps it is watching your small, wobbly granddaughter achieving her small significant steps, and hurting that you never met her or knew of her struggles. Perhaps seeing her adoration of her own doting Daddy.

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Why The Tribal Lands Of North East India Should Be On Your Bucket List

Anna Phipps | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Phipps

The remote, unexplored, tribal region of North East India, tucked away in between Bangladesh, Tibet, Bhutan and Myanmar, consists of 7 sister states - Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura which all have different cultures, tribes, languages, food and scenery that are just heaven for intrepid explorers!

The Lessons I Learnt From A Hostel (Not A Classroom)

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

People tend to make assumptions about gap years. I was probably not ready for university, not mentally stable enough to make it through the year or I ...

UK-India Trade Trip: You Want Our Business But Not Our People?

Barry Gardiner | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

The words of the Indian journalist should haunt Theresa May: "You want our business but you do not want our people". The EU is clearly not the only place where this UK perspective is going down rather badly.

Smog In India Is Now So Bad You Can See It From Space

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Tech

Smog in New Delhi, long considered the world’s most polluted city, is now so bad that you can see it from outer space, as confirmed by a series of p...

How Do European Women Differ From Asian, Middle Eastern And South American With Their Beauty Goals?

Miss Jonquille Chantrey | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Style
Miss Jonquille Chantrey

Certain countries have been found to share beauty ideals and this may aid our communication when consulting these patients. The UK, France, Canada and Australia tend to believe in ageing positively, not necessarily denying ageing but doing it in a polished way.

London To India To Build A Yoga Retreat

Philippa Asher | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Asher

Sunrise on the first day of the retreat was upon us and Mahesh's father appeared in a dazzling white dhoti, to offer puja to our magnificent hand-carved stone Ganesha statue. We laid down beautiful jamkhana rugs in the yoga shala and the aroma of sandalwood incense infused the air.

The Waugh Zone November 7, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, November 7… 1) JUDGE MEANT DAY For many, judgement day comes tomorrow in the US elections. But the...

The World Health Organisation And The 'Right' To Reproduce

Julian Vigo | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

After the Ched Evans verdict two weeks ago, Katie Hopkins ranted against the "feminist online lynch mob" calling them "a court full of bitter women so...

London To India To Build A Yoga Retreat

Philippa Asher | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Asher

My parents agreed to visit us in India, once the retreat was almost completed. I was keen to drive them around, so decided to embark upon Indian driving lessons and a test. I had to take my 'provisional test', before I was allowed to sign up for lessons, so went along to the Road Traffic Office in Mysore.

Why Middle Income Countries Still Need Aid

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

One of the questions I'm asked quite a lot as Chief Executive of international NGO, Lepra, is why we provide support to India. The inference behind th...

London To India To Build A Yoga Retreat

Philippa Asher | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Asher

The Western Ghats are spectacular. We drove through Sakleshpur as the sun was rising and Mahesh made me wear a blindfold as we meandered up the track towards our soon-to-be land. I removed my eye-wear as the car stopped. 'Wow!"

On Comfort Blankets And War

Anindya Raychaudhuri | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Anindya Raychaudhuri

Maybe, just maybe, if we stopped worshipping national flags, stopped considering dying in the name of a flag as anything other than a shameful waste - maybe if we instead valued a child's comfort blanket or toy a little bit more - we might finally move beyond the curse of partition. Until then, I, for one, desperately need a comfort blanket of my own.