#India

Time To Put An End To Killer Heels

Ilana Winterstein | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Style
Ilana Winterstein

Shoe production is a shady world. There is little to no transparency throughout the shoe industry, and complex global supply chains make it nearly impossible to pick up a shoe in a high street store and trace its origins.

How The 1947 Partition Of Panjab Still Impacts Sikh Activism

Ranveer Singh | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Ranveer Singh

Across the globe today, national borders typically reflect ethnic, linguistic, and sometimes religious divisions. Take Europe: countries like Italy ...

At Least 1,200 People Have Been Killed In Devastating Floods In South Asia

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK

At least 41 million people have been affected in three countries as heavy flooding continues to wreak havoc in South Asia. The heavy rains have claim...

India Is Entering A New Golden Age, 70 Years After Independence

Sudhir Choudhrie | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK
Sudhir Choudhrie

I predict Brexit will be good for the UK and India. There will be a healthy relationship, which is mutually profitable. Seventy years after independence, it will put relations between the two countries on a new footing and both will benefit from it.

‘Triple Talaq’ Muslim Instant Divorce Law Banned By Top Indian Court

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK

A controversial Muslim quick divorce law has been ruled “unconstitutional” by India’s Supreme Court in a landmark victory for women. Muslim wome...

The Vidaai: A Line Of Goodbyes

Zima Bhatt | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zima Bhatt

That moment where butterflies come alive and flutter endlessly in my abdomen had arrived. Everyone gazed at me with intense affection. By this time the majority of guests had gone. The only people left were those who'd been there for the days of festivities before this final day.

This Moving Song Mixes Pakistan's National Anthem With India's To Mark 70 Years Of Independence

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pitocchi | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Read More: India, Pakistan, UK News

A mash-up of the national anthems of India and Pakistan has been released to mark 70 years since the partition of India. The song, shared on Facebook ...

They Captured And Forced Him Out Of His Home: This Isn't Syria In 2017, It Was India In 1947

Paven Sharma | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK
Paven Sharma

The pang of separation from his own father was to be a monumental event in his life. He and his siblings missed their father dearly. They were lost and in need of a leader. Each morning, they would go to the train station waiting for their father, hoping for his safe arrival.

How You Can Help Save The Asian Elephants Mistreated For Tourism And On The Brink Of Extinction

Duncan McNair | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Duncan McNair

Without a seismic shift in public awareness, plus immediate serious commercial and political engagement in the Western world, India and its neighbouring states, the Asian elephant is doomed, in our lifetime and by our hands.

#AintNoCinderella Is Pretty Badass - Here's Why

Varsha Patel | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Varsha Patel

Perhaps it's time India realised that Cinderella is just that: a story. Females are not to be restricted by make-believe curfews, not to be told what to do, and most importantly: not to be treated like second-class citizens.

Heat Waves Could Make Going Outside Deadly In Some Countries Before 2100

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Tech

Going outside could become deadly before the end of this century as it is predicted climate change will cause heat waves across South Asia, where 20% ...

Amy Jackson On Her Collaboration With Lipsy And Why Victoria Beckham Is Her Style Muse

The Huffington Post | Susan Devaney | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Style

Amy Jackson has already enjoyed great success as a Bollywood actress and a fashion week model, but she’s particularly excited about her latest ventu...

American Yoga: A Cash Cat-Cow, Dog-Eat-Dog, Goat, Beer, And Beyonce Loving Practice

Jill Lawson | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jill Lawson

Yoga in America has turned the corner from a practice that could have tamed our litigious, capitalistic, success-hungry mindset. Instead, the yoga industry is playing tug in a competitive dog-eat-downward dog market, and now India wants a piece of the action.

Why Disney Shouldn't Be 'Struggling' To Find An Aladdin

Biba Kang | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Biba Kang

To suggest that the inability to find an actor to play Aladdin is due to the difficulty involved in finding someone of Middle-Eastern/South Asian heritage who can act, sing and dance registers, to me, as the racial equivalent of the man who blames all of womankind for his inability to find a girlfriend. Maybe, love, the problem isn't them - it's you.

Overcoming The Divisions Of Partition 70 Years On

Jasvir Singh | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK
Jasvir Singh

This summer marks 70 years since the Independence of India, the creation of Pakistan, and the Partition of Punjab and Bengal. These three distinct events, bundled up as they often are as being a single experience, was a tumultuous time for the subcontinent.

India Just Planted 66 Million Trees In 12 Hours

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech

India has just broken its own world record by planting a staggering 66.3 million trees in just 12 hours last Sunday. Between 7am and 7pm more than 1.5...

Procrastination Station - Tropical Penetration (Or) How I Learnt To Love The Bum

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonnie Bayfield

I left that hospital a changed man. I thought back to India, where this had all begun. A throb of cultural significance rose through my body, or was it my rectum? As the UK drifts ever further into political isolation, my body holds tight to the foreign, harmful bacteria in my gut; its little gesture of unity against the tides of division.

World's Largest Coal Company Closes 37 Of Its Mines Thanks To Green Energy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

The biggest coal mining company in the world has announced that it will close 37 coal mines in India, because they are no longer financially viable. ...

India's Female Entrepreneurs: Trail Blazing A Path Of Opportunity

Cherie Blair | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK
Cherie Blair

India has one of the lowest rates of female labour force participation in the world - ranked 120 out of 131 countries by the International Labor Organization. More alarming still, this rate is in decline. Furthermore, the dearth of women in the labour market is a heavy drag on India's GDP, with India's economic growth rate now the lowest it's been in two years.

Building House Of Khadi - An Ethical Fashion Label

Rima Sams | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Style
Rima Sams

I am very open to sharing information and knowledge with other ethical and sustainable fashion designers and bloggers to strengthen the message of high standards of environmental awareness and eco-consciousness in our industry. Together we are stronger!

Where To Rekindle Your Relationship On Holiday

Polly Rayne | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re getting on each other’s nerves, arguing, and finding yourselves talking only about work, family and household chores, then a change of s...

Major Tourist Scams: Transport Cons

Olivia Barnes-Brett | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Olivia Barnes-Brett

No one wants to be caught out abroad. Tourist scams can affect anyone. At best, they're annoying, but at worst they can be dangerous.

106-Year-Old YouTube Star Wows The World With Her Culinary Skills

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mastanamma Karre is 106 years old. She’s also the incredibly popular star of YouTube channel ‘Country Foods’. The Indian great grandmother cooks...

Finding Inspiration In Clean Water And Decent Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

A girl drinks water from the village handpump in Bhikampur, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. WaterAid/Mansi Thapliyal This week I will leave what ha...

We're In The End-Game For Many Neglected Tropical Diseases - But What About Leprosy?

Geoff Prescott | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Geoff Prescott

As the name suggests, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect the poorest of the poor in the developing world and low income communities overseas. T...