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For the World's Poorest Women Poverty Is Always a Sexual and Political Issue

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

It was India's father, Gandhi who famously said that 'poverty is the worst form of violence'. What he didn't say, but what is worth pointing out on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, is that poverty is a form of violence dealt to some with more brutality than others.

Footballer Dies After Fatal Celebratory Somersault

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Sport

WARNING: Some viewers may find the above video distressing. An Indian footballer has died after sustaining spinal injuries when attempting a celebr...

Only Children and Peace Can Change the World

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

In a world that's ever engaged in plotting cross-border terrorism, loading its guns and aiming missiles across countries peace does not stand a chance. In fact, often you wonder about the probability of nations being friends with each other, all through this mayhem.

#Girlhero: The Story of Pallavi Gaikwad

Payal Dalal | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Payal Dalal

When asked why she is devoting herself to girls, her response is simple: "of course girls are important; they are part of the world. To play their part, they need confidence, education, and a safe place to practice skills." So what's next for Pallavi?

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

A Passage to India

Sir Michael Snyder | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Sir Michael Snyder

India is rightly celebrated for its IT expertise, but is keen to broaden perceptions of its capabilities. The Prime Minister's new 'Make in India' initiative is intended to encourage the growth of the manufacturing sector.

India Makes History with Import Ban on Newly Animal-Tested Cosmetics

Troy Seidle | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK
Troy Seidle

My colleagues atHumane Society International's India office in Hyderabad are celebrating an historic #BeCrueltyFree campaign victory this week: India has banned the import of cosmetic products and ingredients newly tested on animals, and now becomes the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia.

Life as a Monk: How I Discovered Self-Discipline Is the Road to Freedom

Simon Haas | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

When I was a young boy, I wanted to be an archaeologist. I read about the discovery of the ancient cities of Troy, Tiryns and Mycenae, and dreamed of excavating the legendary golden city of Dwarka, lost under the Arabian Sea off the coast of India.

Vigilante Mob Hack Off 'Rapist's' Genitals With Meat Cleaver (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK

A man caught allegedly attempting to rape a teenage girl was set upon by a vigilante group who hacked off his genitals with a meat cleaver. These h...

Will India and Japan Forge a New Asia?

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

If this is the dawn of Bose's New Asia, the willingness of leaders to learn from the past may play a key role in shaping the course of the future.

An Inconvenient Truth: How India Enshrines Masculine Entitlement to a Woman's Body in Its Law

Raquel E Sofer | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK
Raquel E Sofer

It's a very black stain against it that the government of India has refused to dismantle a legal framework that allows a man to have non consensual sex with any woman (whatever his relationship to her), or to dismantle a legal framework that allows a man to legally have sex (consensual or not) with a fifteen year old child.

Emma Watson's Feminism: Some Women's Work Is Priceless

Monica Sarkar | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Sarkar

Although she is absolutely right, not all countries measure gender equality on a pay scale. In many communities in India, for example, a housewife is seen as being of equal value to a breadwinner, or priceless. And for any feminist approach to work effectively in the country, it needs to recognise the distinct values upheld by such cultures.

India's Growth Cannot Be Judged on GDP Alone

Lord Bilimoria CBE | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Lord Bilimoria CBE

Following his landslide electoral triumph in May, Narendra Modi's first act as Prime Minister of the largest democracy on earth was to travel to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and offer prayers on the banks of the Ganges...

Journalism 101 for the Times of India: Boobs Aren't News

Priyanka Mogul | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Priyanka Mogul

It's a sad day when I - a journalism student - am able to say with absolute confidence that I know more about what makes "news" than India's leading national paper. I don't mean to imply that I'm a journalism guru, but recent events have proved it's not very difficult for anyone to claim they have a better sense of the news agenda than the Times Of India.

Mumbai Police Will Arrest You If You Take A Selfie Out Of Wedlock

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the UK, we tend not to bat an eyelid if we see a person taking a selfie - but that's certainly not the case in other parts of the world. Police ...

The Historical Context and Contemporary Relevance of PM Modi's 'Zero Defect, Make in India' Vision

Abhaey Singh | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Abhaey Singh

Given China's continuation of a broadly Anglo-Saxon model of economics and manufacture, instead of one derived from her own exemplary past - which in turn equates to a lost opportunity for all global consumers - the inherent 'Indianess' of Prime Minister Modi's manufacturing vision may ultimately be good news for all of us.

Indian PM Does Weird, Inexplicable Things On Visit To New York

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK

It's been quite the turnaround for controversial Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The new leader was banned from entering the US until four mon...

Am I a Healing Presence or a Hurting Presence?

Simon Haas | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

When I was twelve, I travelled with my family in a small Volkswagen to Yugoslavia, a few years before the country would erupt into bitter civil war. With its rolling hills of corn fields and Soviet-era cars, it was like a country that had been frozen in time.

'The Voice of Stray Dogs' Subjected to Harassment

Rita Pal | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech
Rita Pal

He operates a system that has rescued more than 3000 dogs in 2 years with 400+ permanent dogs under his care. VoSD offers the highest standard of service and is equipped with the latest technology so that stray dogs get the best possible care.

The African Connectivity: E-commerce Making Inroads Into Alleys of Africa

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

There was a time when Africa was all about Safaris, tribal communities and victory against apartheid mindsets. A good measure of poverty, hunger, high...

Top Sights in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

For centuries dating as far back as 3000 BC, India would've been regarded as not so much a country, but more a collection of evolving kingdoms and sprawling empires. Each with their own ruling dynasties, customs, culture, cuisine and fashion. The nation may be unified as one nowadays, but the remnants of this land's rich and diverse heritage still lives on.

Guarding Our Life Against Negativity

Simon Haas | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

Have you ever worked in a business that looked professional and successful on the outside, but turned out to be dysfunctional on the inside? Maybe there was a destructive culture of office politics and complaining. Maybe the company simply didn't care about its people, or it was a chaotic, high-stress workplace, with low morale and high burn out.

Top Sights in Mumbai and Karnataka, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

Travelling from state to state can often feel like entering a whole new country. It's food, the people, architecture, the weather, literally everything may seem completely world's away from wherever you might have just been. Though you may have just ventured mere miles in reality.

A Clubber's Guide to Goa: The Best Nightlife Hotspots in India's Party Capital

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Dubbed the 'night club in the sky', the climb to the top is well worth it as its picturesque views are equalled by its hedonistic atmosphere.

Can Responsible Tourism Address Poverty In India Without Reinforcing Tired Clichés?

Justin Francis | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Our latest 2 minute travel guide is also our most ambitious. How do you coax and cajole the immense nation of India into a short paragraph? How do you summarise the hugely diverse landscapes, people, cultures, cities, towns and villages into an 8 page mini-guide?