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India Now Recognises Transgenders As 'Third Gender'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling that may offer gay people a glimmer of hope. "It is...

When Less is Enough: Overcoming Affluenza

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

When I visit the US I'm never quite sure how long it will take me to adjust or how I will react. Memories, both positive and negative abound. The lo...

'Women Who Have Sex Outside Marriage Should Be Hanged And Rape Is No Big Deal'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

It seems that politicians in India's largest and most politically important state are currently trying to outdo each other by making the most shocking...

Only By Working Together Can We Make Sure the Voices of Street Children Are Heard

David Schofield | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
David Schofield

There are many millions of children living or working on the streets. They are found in every continent and every country. But whether they live in Mumbai, Manchester or Mexico City, they can face many of the same daily risks and lack of opportunities often going unseen and unheard.

India Five Weeks From a New Promise

Jeremy Cook | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

The figures of this election are mind-boggling. By the time that the election is over, as many as 815million votes could have been cast between six national parties - the main two being the Indian National Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party - and around 50 separate individual state parties with voting taking place at more than 925,000 voting stations.

AIDS 2014 on the Road: India

Sharon Lewin | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

My first stop was New Delhi where UNAIDS India and the Government of Victoria hosted a public seminar where I delivered a lecture detailing the progress on work towards an HIV cure. Prior to the seminar I met with journalists from some of the country's leading newspapers and it is my hope we will see some of those outlets reporting on AIDS 2014 from Melbourne.

A Voice of Hope for India's Unprivileged

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

MUMBAI -- Popular narratives about India typically divide the country into two neat halves. An aspirational urban middle class, whose command of English has seen the country surge as an IT superpower, and a wretched underclass, living in poverty, in remote rural expanses, cut-off from the very technologies that has India making the headlines from Bangalore to the Bay Area.

Jessica Elgot

This Indian Journalist Beat Edward Snowden To Be Digital Activist Of The Year, And You Might Just Agree

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

For Shu Choudary, journalism should be like oxygen: vital, always available and owned by no one. "No one owns the air, not me, not you, everyone ha...

Unfair and Not Lovely: The Global Skin Bleaching Epidemic Hasn't Gone Away

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

Many hope so, but for now, it seems the struggle against centuries of the 'Fair and Lovely' culture rages on, while skin-bleaching itself remains the norm amongst many in Asian and African communities.

'Very, Very Rare' Conjoined Twins Born In India

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

A pair of conjoined twins with two heads and a shared lower body have been born in India. The baby girls were born unexpectedly to a 26-year-old w...

Outside Europe - Memorialising the Great War in the Colonies

Meor Alif | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meor Alif

The First World War is not normally remembered for its epic battles outside the tranches of Europe, as there was nothing Ypres-like about, say, 'Edwardian' Southeast Asia. We just don't associate it to be as globally engulfing as World War Two. Yet, it would a mistake to think that there were geographical limits to the range in which this first (only if one discounts the Seven Years War) recognisable 'world war' was fought.

We Day to Me Day: The Damaging Effect of Voluntourism

Iram Sarwar | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Iram Sarwar

While the day was meant to be an opportunity to inspire a generation to become global and active citizens, the message that the day purported revealed a dark side to our desire to help those in the developing world.

Gang Rape Survivor In India Gang Raped Again While In Police Protection

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK

A 22-year-old woman — who was gang raped in November 2013 — was kidnapped from her house and allegedly gang raped, strangled, and dumped in a fiel...

World's Longest Lecture Ever Is FIVE Days Long - And It Hasn't Finished Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you thought your university lectures were a drag, try sitting through this one - lasting a world record breaking five days straight and counting. T...

Safety and Preparation for Travel in India

Lauren Razavi | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lauren Razavi

In just a few weeks, I'll be heading to India for the very first time. I know that I already love the people, the food and the culture, so even with a lot of other things to do in the period before I go, my excitement is already reaching a huge peak.

Indian University 'Suspends' Students For Supporting Pakistan In Cricket Match

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Nearly 70 Kashmiri students have been suspended by their university in northern India for celebrating Pakistan's victory over their country, it has em...

WATCH: Ink Chucked In Flamboyant Indian Billionaire's Face

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Subrata Roy, the flamboyant Indian billionaire at the helm of the Sahara Group, had black ink thrown in his face as he arrived at the Supreme Court, w...

India and Iran: Time to Thaw the Bilateral Relations

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics
Preetam Kaushik

As India closes in on another general election, great stress is on international affairs and bilateral relationships which seem a bit stretched at this point of time. With the change in guard being seen rather imminent in New Delhi, it would be interesting to observe the government make some important decisions regarding the country's future with other nations.

Skulls, Snakes & Smoke: 18 Incredible Images Of The Hindu Festival Maha Shivaratri (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: 25 Beautifully Colourful Images Of The Hindu Festival Of Holi 2014 (PICTURES) These glorious images show the Hindu festival Maha Shivarat...

Inclusive Sports

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Rosenkrantz

Sports can be a great equalizer in life, but civil society, corporates, the media and the government must all collaborate, in the case of people living with a disability, to make this possible

Connected Women Are Empowered Women

Sevi Simavi | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sevi Simavi

Access to a mobile device can be life-changing, particularly for women. The Cherie Blair Foundation's research with the GSMA revealed that 9 out of 10 women in developing markets feel safer because of their mobile phones; 8 out of 10 feel more independent with access to mobile technology and more than half have used a mobile phone to earn additional income.

Book Review: Tabish Khair, How to Fight Islamist Terror From the Missionary Position

Claire Chambers | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claire Chambers

This is a fast-paced, hilarious novel that nonetheless has sufficient depth to withstand several re-readings. If there's any justice, it's going to be as big a hit in Euro-America as it has been in Khair's home country of India.

LOOK: Leopard On The Loose In Indian Town

Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

An Indian town is on lockdown after a wild leopard rampaged through the streets, injuring seven people and sending panicked residents fleeing for safe...

Barely Racist?

Shweta Kothari | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shweta Kothari

It was an everyday lunch and all classmates were sitting together to discuss an assignment. Suddenly I said something which made all the eyeballs roll towards me and one of my classmates remarked, "Jeez, are we in seventies"? I didn't comprehend the reaction very well. All I had asked was whether a woman being discussed was coloured.

My 25-Year Long Mission for Social Justice and Poverty Eradication

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Albina Du Boisrouvray

As the founder of FXB International, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to lifting people out of extreme poverty, and its FXBVillage programme, my mission was to provide a solution to the key drivers of extreme poverty through a holistic and self-sustaining approach.