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Solving the Sanitation Riddle of India

Barbara Frost | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

India has undergone an astonishing transformation over the past decade or so. When I first visited India in the early 70s few would have predicted that this amazing country would today have an IT industry worth over $100 billion a year or that Indian companies would come to own some of the best known British brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea...

Lots to Learn From Business in India

Paul Blanchard | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

They're not in the slightest bit embarrassed about having huge global plans for their own business and believe they, as a nation, are in it together for the long haul. They have a collective social conscience and are determined to ensure India's growth benefits the many not just the few.

This is How I Feel About the Fair Skin Beauty Standards in South Asia

Amara Majeed | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amara Majeed

It's not fair that parents of little girls start fretting when their daughters are seven or eight, thinking that no man will ever fall in love with them because of their dark skins; it's not fair that girls feel the need to cake themselves with skin-lightening creams and painfully mismatched powders in an attempt to feel beautiful.

'Tis the Season to be Offended

Zubin Madon | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

We Indians don't like being outdone by anyone. Certainly not in the "perceived insults" department. Hell no, being perpetual victims of sentimental transgressions is our favourite penchant.

Dr. Jayakrishnan Thavody: How India turned polio free

Netha Hussain | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Netha Hussain

The shift to injectable polio vaccine will also ensure that there are no cases of vaccine associated paralytic polio. As of now, the risk of vaccine associated paralytic polio is one in 1,50,000 babies.

Father Arrested For 'Trying To Bury Nine-Year-Old Daughter Alive' (GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

WARNING: This report features graphic content. Viewer discretion is advised. Indian police have reportedly arrested a man on suspicion of attempti...

Global Growth In Smartphones Will Change Our Digital Lives

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

Feature-rich phones need an equally feature-rich network infrastructure to drive and optimise consumer experience and consequently engender brand loyalty. The explosion in smartphones will mean a corresponding explosion in the amount of data consumed.

WhatsApp VoIP: Will it Succeed in the Developing World?

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

VoIP technology is actually now more than 20 years old and the initial boom in consumer wireline VoIP came more than 10 years ago. Wireless mobile VoIP has also been around for quite a number of years. The first consumer application was introduced in 2006. A long time ago in telecoms!

Three Adventure Travel Trips Perfect for the New Year's Resolutions

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Stretching more than 2,500 kilometers (1,500 miles), the Himalayas are well known and have been associated with many great mountaineers and adventurers over the years. "Remote and majestic" describes this wonderful environment perfectly.

Are Indians Still Poor?

Tom Beetham | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK
Tom Beetham

I arrived in my project village of Ankanapura as part of a small group of UK and Indian volunteers, with very little idea of what to expect. Our brief was to improve awareness and knowledge of health, hygiene and sanitation.

Sorcerers, Apprentices, Broomsticks: The US Has Not Done Enough to Support Democracy in Pakistan, Peace With India

Catriona Luke | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

The issue, after 60 years, might be whether this is once again in response to the shifting geo-political alliances of the region, or whether Obama has his head screwed on the right way and might actually move US policy in favour of peace between India and Pakistan. That would be a first.

When Will Crimes Against Women in India Be Properly Addressed?

Becky Hopper | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

As a white, Western woman myself, visiting India in 2014 was a huge eye opener. Fortunately I didn't see any aggressive sexism myself, but, alas, I did experience what is now known as 'every day sexism.'

Japanese Woman 'Kidnapped By Indian Gang And Raped For Weeks'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Police arrested three Indians after the brutal gang raping of a 22-year-old Japanese research scholar near a Buddhist pilgrimage centre in eastern Ind...

Husband Stabs Wife For 'Small Penis' Joke

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

A man from Surat, India could be facing two years in prison for stabbing his wife with a kitchen knife - because she apparently made a joke about ...

Indian Court Punishes Alleged Rape Victim By Cutting Her Nose Off

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

Village elders in India have ordered a woman's nose to be cut off following a complaint from the man who allegedly raped her, reports say. Police s...

Girls' Lives Matter - India Bring Back Our Girls

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

One million girls being disappeared only because they are girls is a gendercide. And it's an annual occurrence in the world's largest democracy that will happen again in 2015, and perhaps grow in numbers by 2016 and future years without pressure for change. So here's a hashtag to start a conversation: #Indiabringbackourgirls

Ignore the Cynics: Make 'Academics and Character' the Goal of Education

James O'Shaughnessy | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Politics
James O'Shaughnessy

As any parent knows, nothing is more important or more challenging than helping children grow into good, kind and responsible young people. Yet this essential task of character development is full of paradoxes.

The Search for Telecoms Solutions for the Developing World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

It's no secret that the demand for telecoms in India and other parts of the developing world is accelerating fast. According to the International Tele...

Meet The Kung Fu Indian Female Cab Drivers

Barcroft Media | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

After an alleged rape by an Uber cab driver in India, women in Mumbai are turning to a new taxi service – run by women trained in kung fu. 
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Seven Destination Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For those perennial travelers, always looking for the best tips and suggestions for their next holiday trip, the following selection of travel blogs are of invaluable assistance. Each is filled with great experiences, photos and background on the destination they cover.

The Death of the Fixed Landline Phone Call

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

UK telecoms companies are about to increase their fixed-line phone charges. Ten years ago this would have led to the technological equivalent of riots in the streets. It would have been front page news. But today? Nope. Hardly a squeak.

Slow Progress on Rape Reform in India

Felicity Gerry | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

New laws followed the inquiry report on stalking, voyeurism, sexual harassment, sentencing and mandatory police reporting of complaints of sexual attacks but, laws are not enough and as time passes and another woman is raped, the question is whether all the efforts of the report writers to urge a change in mind-set have failed.

The Best Art From London Invited to Exhibit in Pune

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Pune is a bustling metropolis and is characterised typically by a villager in his dhoti and Nehru cap, bare feet passing through busy wifi zones, students with their headphones, mobiles and rucksacks, the elderly strolling to temples and ashram and foreigners walking purposefully to the yoga centres dotted around Pune.

Changing the Future for Those With Disabilities

Dominic Haslam | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Dominic Haslam

Of the billion people worldwide who have a disability, the vast majority live in developing countries. People with disabilities represent some of the most excluded of all groups in the community. They are less likely to have access to healthcare and education, and in turn find making a livelihood and escaping poverty that much more difficult, if not impossible.

Outsourcing Homework May Ruin Your Education

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Preetam Kaushik

Cheap labour is one thing. Cheap intellectual labour is quite another. Because when you can 'afford' a highly educated person to write your course work and essays that were supposed to give you insights into the subject you are studying, the loss of having made a 'cheap' deal with someone across continents is, really, yours and your own doing.