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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 28.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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 16.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 04.12.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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.

Incredible Footage Of Girls Beating 'Molesters' On Bus

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK

Incredible footage of two Indian sisters has emerged showing them beating three men with belts who allegedly tried to molest them on a bus. The men...

Indian Teens Hanged From Mango Tree 'Committed Suicide & Were Not Gang Raped & Murdered'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF THE IMAGES MAY CAUSE DISTRESS The father of one of the Indian teenagers found hanging from...

Blind Student Beaten And Forced To Drink Urine

Zoom.In | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A 14 year old student at a reputable school for the blind in North-Eastern India has come forward after been allegedly tortured, beaten, and forced to...

Tigers vs Chinese Medicine - Can Tourism Swing the Fight?

Justin Francis | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

There are only around 3000 tigers left in the wild worldwide. To put this into context that's less than the number of tigers in captivity in the US - a figure and comparison that I find shocking.

Emerging Markets Are Powering Their Own Tech Growth

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

For the vast majority of people living in the West, when you think about smartphones just two brands immediately spring to mind: Apple and Samsung. But if you live anywhere outside Europe or America, then it's likely that your first thought is not either of these giants, but the Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi.