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Indian Girl, 15, Fighting For Life After Being Raped And Set On Fire

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

A 15-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a New Delhi hospital after she was raped and then set alight. Police investigating the attack have ...

How Digital Tech Is Improving Women's Health and Wellbeing in India

Vicki Hearn | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Tech
Vicki Hearn

India is at a pivotal point in its history. As the world's fastest-growing economy, internet access across India is rapidly increasing and, by 2017, it's expected to become the second largest smartphone market on the planet.

Women's Labourers in Gujarat's Diamond Industry

Julian Vigo | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK
Julian Vigo

Gujarat is home to many of India's industries, one of which is the diamond cutting and polishing sector. Since the beginning of the twentieth century ...

Bear Cub Who Lost Paw In Poacher's Snare Uses Snout To Help Her Walk

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC FOOTAGE Heartbreaking footage shows a young bear cub struggling to walk and having to use her nose as a crutch after losing her fr...

This Smartphone Costs Less Than A Sandwich, No Really

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Tech

A technology company in India is launching what it claims will be the 'world's cheapest' smartphone costing just $7 or around £5. The Freedom ...

A Lepra Love Story

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

In keeping with February's theme of love I thought I would take this opportunity to highlight an inspiring story from our Lepra community. This is the story of Ghasiram and Lochhi Khilla, a couple from the state of Odisha in India.

Wild Elephant Rampages Through Indian Village 'Trying To Go Back To The Jungle'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK

A wild elephant rampaged through an east Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before it was tranquili...

Incredible Footage Of Leopard Attack In Bangalore School

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK

Six people have been injured by a leopard which ventured into a school in Bangalore, India. Incredible footage shows the big cat rampaging around a...

Coldplay and Beyoncé's video for 'Hymn for the Weekend' Is Not Cultural Appropriation but Cultural Appreciation

Shehnaz Khan | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Shehnaz Khan

A startling pattern I noticed was that the majority of critiques disseminating across the net were from those who were NOT Indian, yet who felt the need to speak on behalf of a culture which was not theirs.

Eternal Varanasi: The Grand Theatre of Continuity in Change

Shumon Sengupta | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shumon Sengupta

In my previous two posts on Varanasi, I had written on the iconic riverfront of the Ganges and the spectacular twilight ritual of lights - the 'Aarat'...

Pre-Conceived Ideas - We All Have Them

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

I was visiting the Cuttack Leprosy Hospital and Home, a government facility that Lepra supports to provide high quality reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation for people living with disabilities as a result of leprosy.

Technology Saving Millions of Lives

Priyanka Dutt | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Tech
Priyanka Dutt

So we looked at appropriate technology and found, encouragingly, that virtually all CHWs either owned or had access to a mobile phone. But we also found that only 9% of them had ever sent a text message. So while they have phones, they use them for making and receiving phone calls - nothing else.

A New Lease of Life for Acid Attack Survivors in India

Lucy Wilson | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

When Anshu was 16, she had acid thrown in her face. Kapil Sharma, 55, was a fellow villager from Bijnor, in India's Uttar Pradesh state when he attack...

Former Porn Star Refuses To Give Journalist The Interview He Wants

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK

A former porn star has been praised for remaining calm while an Indian journalist pushed her to say she regretted her past, in TV interview which labe...

Why I'm Hopeful for India's Future

Kartik Sawhney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Kartik Sawhney

I am very hopeful about the future of India, and envision it to be a perfect amalgamation of technological innovation and our traditional values, such as compassion, generosity, respect and pride in our heritage.

The Ancient Riverfront of Varanasi

Shumon Sengupta | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shumon Sengupta

"Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together", wrote Mark Twain, du...

@London Instagram Explores Rajasthan in India - Part 1 - Jaipur

Dave Burt | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Burt

As 2015 ends, and 2016 begins, I write off the back of the two most exciting years of my life. For those of you that aren't familiar with me, my story...

Rat On A Plane Grounds Flight Over Fears It Would 'Chew Through Wires'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK

An Air India plane flying to London was forced to return to Mumbai after passengers spotted a rat on board. Though the rat was not found, the pilot...

In Praise Of My Passport

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK
Bhanu Bhatnagar

I ended up studying in the UK, paying the same as someone born and raised there. Yet before I set foot in London to study I had absolutely no connection to the UK. So what makes me, a Swedish citizen of Indian descent, any less of an 'overseas' student than an Indian citizen? Answer: my passport.

Australian Newspaper Prints 'Racist' Cartoon Response To Climate Change Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

A cartoon published in an Australian national newspaper showing Indian beggars chopping up solar panels in an attempt to eat them has been lambasted f...

Valentine's Day in Rajasthan

Nigel Planer | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Planer

It is Valentine's day, and for the first time ever, an enormous multi-faith, multiple wedding has been arranged in Mt Abu, Rajasthan. It takes place in a big bowl of dust which is still called 'The Polo Ground', but which probably hasn't seen any polo played since the days of the Raj, when this pretty hill retreat was the holiday resort and sanatorium for British civil service officers and their families.

Ganesh the God of Travel

Nigel Planer | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Planer

When I was twenty I dropped out of college and travelled alone, overland to India. I didn't tell my parents where I was until, some months after my disappearance, I sent them - from Mt Abu in Rajasthan - one of those thin blue airmail paper letters. It was 1973 and back then it was possible to travel through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan - the old hippy trail - not so much the Silk Road as the cheesecloth road.

Tackling India's Sanitation Crisis

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*An urban planner by learning and alumnus of Cambridge University, MS Raghavendra [2002 - PhD in Architecture] teaches at Administrative Staff College...

#HerVoice Panel Lead Debate on Gender-Based Violence

Tristen Lee | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK
Tristen Lee

Earlier this month, Snehalaya UK joined forces with British journalist and campaigner Jenn Selby to launch #HerVoice: an initiative which aims to abol...

Could the UK Ever Have a British Indian Prime Minister?

Varun Bhanot | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Politics
Varun Bhanot

British Indians have never felt more established than at this moment, and it is a great celebration of our vibrant democracy that should one aspire to the highest office in the land, the broader society would be in full support. What was an impossible pipe-dream to the displaced migrants in the 1960s, could perhaps be a near-distant reality.