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Breaking the Silence on Periods

Margaret Batty | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Margaret Batty

It's time to break the silence. Here in the UK, menstruation may be an annoyance. It may even be painful. But for many girls and women around the world, it carries much more serious consequences.

Modi, A Transformative Hope For India and South Asia

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

There is a dramatic change emerging in South Asia as Narendra Modi takes over the reigns of power in India. Sixty seven years after India's first lead...

ZIK'R: My Mystical Journey From India to Sadler's Wells

Karen Ruimy | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

I am excited to announce that I will be performing my new show ZIK'R on June 18th at the prestigious Sadler's Wells. Together with Youth, my musical collaborator, the show which started life in the foothills of India and then moved to Morocco, now arrives in the UK for the first of several dates.

Modi Betrays the Mahatma's Legacy

Dr Prateek Buch | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Prateek Buch

Executing a complicated general election alone doesn't justify India's claim to be the world's largest democracy - Modi's accession is the predictable result of the judicial and political failings that show how far India is yet to travel.

'Melted Man' Refuses Surgery So He Can Carry On Begging To Pay For Daughter's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

India’s famous "elephant man" has refused an operation to reconstruct his face, as he needs to pay for his daughter’s wedding – and his disfigur...

The Results From The World's Biggest Election Are In

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

Hindu nationalists have swept to power in India, with a man once banned from Britain for his extreme views set to be prime minister of 1.25 billion pe...

20 Pictures Of The World's Largest Democracy Going To The Polls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

Voters have headed to the polls in the final phase of India's marathon election. Hardliner Narendra Modi is expected to lead his Hindu nationalists...

Inclusion in India

Nikita Malik | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

People in India enjoy asking questions. "Why aren't you eating anything?" a waiter accuses me when I order a cup of tea. "Are you on a diet? You're thin, no need to do that." I am used to keeping to myself, but in India no one takes any notice of that. Strangers talk to me all the time, when I'm on a bus or train or while standing in a queue

A Fight For Gender Equality In India: 'The Spice Girls'

Karen Ruimy | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

When their father died suddenly, the women were under immediate attack. Not only from fellow spice traders, but incredibly, also from family members. The men around them attempted to wrestle control of the business from them. Slurs on their name rapidly turned to threats and physical abuse.

We Must Not Turn a Blind Eye to the Election of Narendra Modi, India's Milosevic

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Will Foreign Secretary William Hague express "deep distaste" if, as the polls suggest, Narendra Modi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is declared prime minister of nuclear-armed India after 12 May? Will the EU have the guts to downgrade diplomatic ties with the world's biggest democracy?

Forget the Lok Sabha: All Eyes on the Supreme Court

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

India's marathon election draws to a close in the coming weeks. While observers caution that opinion polls in this vast nation can often be inaccurate, many expect controversial opposition candidate Narenda Modi, of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to become the nation's next Prime Minister.

India Now Recognises Transgenders As 'Third Gender'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling that may offer gay people a glimmer of hope. "It is...

When Less is Enough: Overcoming Affluenza

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

When I visit the US I'm never quite sure how long it will take me to adjust or how I will react. Memories, both positive and negative abound. The lo...

'Women Who Have Sex Outside Marriage Should Be Hanged And Rape Is No Big Deal'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

It seems that politicians in India's largest and most politically important state are currently trying to outdo each other by making the most shocking...

Only By Working Together Can We Make Sure the Voices of Street Children Are Heard

David Schofield | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
David Schofield

There are many millions of children living or working on the streets. They are found in every continent and every country. But whether they live in Mumbai, Manchester or Mexico City, they can face many of the same daily risks and lack of opportunities often going unseen and unheard.

India Five Weeks From a New Promise

Jeremy Cook | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

The figures of this election are mind-boggling. By the time that the election is over, as many as 815million votes could have been cast between six national parties - the main two being the Indian National Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party - and around 50 separate individual state parties with voting taking place at more than 925,000 voting stations.

AIDS 2014 on the Road: India

Sharon Lewin | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

My first stop was New Delhi where UNAIDS India and the Government of Victoria hosted a public seminar where I delivered a lecture detailing the progress on work towards an HIV cure. Prior to the seminar I met with journalists from some of the country's leading newspapers and it is my hope we will see some of those outlets reporting on AIDS 2014 from Melbourne.

A Voice of Hope for India's Unprivileged

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

MUMBAI -- Popular narratives about India typically divide the country into two neat halves. An aspirational urban middle class, whose command of English has seen the country surge as an IT superpower, and a wretched underclass, living in poverty, in remote rural expanses, cut-off from the very technologies that has India making the headlines from Bangalore to the Bay Area.

Jessica Elgot

This Indian Journalist Beat Edward Snowden To Be Digital Activist Of The Year, And You Might Just Agree

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK

For Shu Choudary, journalism should be like oxygen: vital, always available and owned by no one. "No one owns the air, not me, not you, everyone ha...

Unfair and Not Lovely: The Global Skin Bleaching Epidemic Hasn't Gone Away

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dimple Vijaykumar

Many hope so, but for now, it seems the struggle against centuries of the 'Fair and Lovely' culture rages on, while skin-bleaching itself remains the norm amongst many in Asian and African communities.

'Very, Very Rare' Conjoined Twins Born In India

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

A pair of conjoined twins with two heads and a shared lower body have been born in India. The baby girls were born unexpectedly to a 26-year-old w...

Outside Europe - Memorialising the Great War in the Colonies

Meor Alif | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meor Alif

The First World War is not normally remembered for its epic battles outside the tranches of Europe, as there was nothing Ypres-like about, say, 'Edwardian' Southeast Asia. We just don't associate it to be as globally engulfing as World War Two. Yet, it would a mistake to think that there were geographical limits to the range in which this first (only if one discounts the Seven Years War) recognisable 'world war' was fought.

We Day to Me Day: The Damaging Effect of Voluntourism

Iram Sarwar | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK
Iram Sarwar

While the day was meant to be an opportunity to inspire a generation to become global and active citizens, the message that the day purported revealed a dark side to our desire to help those in the developing world.

Gang Rape Survivor In India Gang Raped Again While In Police Protection

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK

A 22-year-old woman — who was gang raped in November 2013 — was kidnapped from her house and allegedly gang raped, strangled, and dumped in a fiel...

World's Longest Lecture Ever Is FIVE Days Long - And It Hasn't Finished Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you thought your university lectures were a drag, try sitting through this one - lasting a world record breaking five days straight and counting. T...