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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Dr Caroline Harper | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Dr Caroline Harper

Organisations like Sightsavers have been campaigning hard over the past few years to ensure that this set of goals specifically includes people with disabilities. I'm really pleased that the UK government has played a leading role in the combined effort by championing the 'leave no one behind' agenda.

Divorced Women Face Losing Maintenance Payments If They Have Another Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK

Divorced women who go on to have another relationship will not be entitled to any maintenance payments from their ex-husbands, a top Indian court has ...

This Airport Is The World's First To Be Powered Entirely By The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Tech

Cochin International Airport has become the first airport in the world to be powered entirely by the sun. The move to solar will save 300,000 tonne...

Kolkata Through My Eyes - Where There Will Always Be HOPE

Janet Newenham | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Newenham

I even saw a new-born baby, probably only a few weeks old, lying on the cold ground next to the mother, who was fast asleep. Anyone could have taken this baby. It was frightening to see, to witness, to know that people must live like this just to survive.

1947 Partition- Freedom or Division?

Joty Chopra | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joty Chopra

The rivalry between both the countries has been well known to many, both inside the countries and outside. There is always this superiority complex and the idea that one nation did more to fight off the British than the other.

Rape Survivor Denied Abortion Forced To Balance 40kg Rock On Head In 'Purity Test'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK

An Indian rape survivor has reportedly been ordered to balance a 40kg rock on her head in order to “prove her purity” so she may cohabit with her ...

Islamic State Hatches Plan To Bring About Armageddon

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

The Islamic State group is gleefully looking forward to Armageddon and the destruction of the world. So are the evangelical Christians, but IS have ac...

To Advance Food Security, Cold Chains Have to Get Moving

Toby Peters | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

The affordability of food requires populations to have access to enough nutritional produce at a stable price. For farmers to see a return on their produce, it must retain its value in transit and be kept fresh.

Russell Brand Had His Phone Stolen In India, And Then This Happened...

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

Russell Brand was pickpocketed during a trip to India, but a child "living by a higher code" came to his aid. The 40-year-old comedian and activist...

Think We've Got It Bad? These Are The Hottest Countries In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK

In Britain an somewhat unprecedented heatwave has seen temperatures march towards 35C - but some countries might regard that as a cool breeze. Some...

All That Is Solid Melts in to Air: West African Cocoa in Crisis

Lucy James | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Lucy James

2015 has not been a good year for Africa's cocoa belt. Dry weather and a lack of pesticides in Ghana, and wet weather and a hike in export taxes for grinders in Ivory Coast are likely to result in a huge shortfall of beans and grindings available from the world's top cocoa producers.

Why India Is Such a Huge Opportunity For Western Investors

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

India has been the talk of the investment community for a number of years now. But no matter how much the opportunity is explained and analysed, Western foreign investors still seem unsure. Why the reticence to embrace such a huge opportunity, especially in the tech sector?

The World Is Officially Running Out Of Water

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech

Humans have more than 99 problems and scientists have just pushed water higher up the list. A new study conducted by scientists at the University ...

India's PM Destroyed On Social Media Over #DespiteBeingAWoman Comment

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sparked a sarcastic hashtag, after he praised Bangladesh's leader for standing up to terrorism "despite being ...

Next Generation of Global Tech Giants Will Be Founded in India

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I'm investing in India not only because I see the opportunities in a country that is on the very brink of hockey-stick growth, but also because I see that India is absolutely packed with talented, creative and ambitious entrepreneurs.

Gay Teen Forced To Have Sex With His Mother To 'Cure' Him

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was forced to have sexual intercourse with his mother in order to "cure" him of being gay, an LGBT rights group in India has claimed. Th...

India Arrested A Pigeon Thinking It Was A Spy. No Joke.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

India has reportedly arrested a pigeon from Pakistan after suspecting it of espionage. We're not making it up. The pigeon that broke the Internet....

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

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 31.05.2015 | 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 29.06.2015 | 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 27.06.2015 | 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.