#India

India's PM Destroyed On Social Media Over #DespiteBeingAWoman Comment

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sparked a sarcastic hashtag, after he praised Bangladesh's leader for standing up to terrorism "despite being ...

Next Generation of Global Tech Giants Will Be Founded in India

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

I'm investing in India not only because I see the opportunities in a country that is on the very brink of hockey-stick growth, but also because I see that India is absolutely packed with talented, creative and ambitious entrepreneurs.

Gay Teen Forced To Have Sex With His Mother To 'Cure' Him

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A teenager was forced to have sexual intercourse with his mother in order to "cure" him of being gay, an LGBT rights group in India has claimed. Th...

India Arrested A Pigeon Thinking It Was A Spy. No Joke.

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Tech

India has reportedly arrested a pigeon from Pakistan after suspecting it of espionage. We're not making it up. The pigeon that broke the Internet....

Over-The-Top Is Coming to Take Your Voice

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

The tech giants are only just starting to recognise what they can potentially offer to their customers - and by offering their users new services they hope to tie them into their existing social networks.

The Indian Heatwave Is So Blisteringly Strong It's Causing The Roads To Melt

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

No that isn't your eyes playing up, India is enduring such a severe heat wave some of its roads are actually melting. At time of publication, 1,4...

Beyond Bollywood, The Musical Comes to London!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This week saw the opening of the brand new west-end musical 'Beyond Bollywood' making its UK Premiere at the London Palladium, just seconds from Oxfor...

I've Lost Count the Number of Times I Have Been Sexually Assaulted

Sanchita Islam | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Sanchita Islam

My first sexual assault took place at Central Reference Library, Manchester. I was studying assiduously for my A-levels, after securing a conditional offer to study at Somerville College, Oxford University.

Environmental Justice, Activism and Democracy Under Modi

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sahar Mansoor

Policies of fair land acquisition have been undone, coal mines have been exempted from public hearings, irrigation projects have been allowed without ...

Millennial Movers: Meet the Dynamo Behind the World's Largest Offline Search Engine

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

Selfie sticks obsessions aside (not a fan, sorry), I see the moral fibre and generosity of Gen Y first-hand. We refuse to work for brands that aren't ethical or inspiring (we won't buy from them either), rally support for community causes and have a decidedly 'global-local' mindset.

Google's Algorithm Update Is Not For The Western World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So if I was a betting man I'd say, based on its track record of innovative and disruptive strategies, that Google is currently setting itself up to exploit the growing opportunity for international calls and data throughout the emerging world. Which will of course, help sell a lot of phones. Watch out for a tie up with service partners in India very soon.

What Do Tigers Have in Common With Poverty and Climate Change?

Emma Wigley | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Emma Wigley

In November last year I travelled with a photographer to the Sundarbans, on the north east Indian coastline, to investigate the impact of climate change in an area at particular risk from global warming.

The Taller Than Mountain, Deeper Than Ocean Friendship - Notes on a China-Pakistan Love-in

Catriona Luke | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Catriona Luke

On a world globe if you trace your finger due south from Gwadar, the port on Makran coast in Pakistan's far west, it ends up, uninterupted by land, i...

Ten Tips for Visiting the Taj Mahal

Jane Egginton | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

DO book train tickets from Delhi in advance. Tickets get sold out quickly, it's a fun way to travel and taking a car is a lot more expensive. Oh and do book your flights to India as far in advance as possible.

When Innovation Breeds Inequality

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Somehow, there seems to be something utopian about the ideologies we have believed. Did we all not grow up assuming or just believing a 'just' society is a 'fair' society and vice versa? In the following years, did we not learn to separate 'justice' from 'fairness' because what is just cannot and need not be fair all the time?

Why Everyone Is Googling B. R. Ambedkar Today

Huffington Post UK/AP | James Martin | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

B. R. Ambedkar's 124th birthday has been marked with colourful celebrations in India with thousands of people commemorating the life of the famed soci...

The Lost Mansions of Chettinad

Nigel Planer | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Planer

There's a crumpled old lady, taking the late afternoon air on the steps at the entrance to the abandoned mansion. 85 rupees to show us round, she says. That's about £1.50, and, as with the temples we've visited over the last weeks, we must take off our shoes and leave them at the entrance.

Where to Go in Goa: An Inside Guide

Jane Egginton | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'Where should I go in Goa?' As a travel writer, it was a question I kept getting asked by people travelling in India. The answer was, I didn't know. Goa is a state, rather than just one destination, and the character and appeal of its beaches are constantly changing.

India's Police Will Use Pepper-Spraying Drones

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Tech

The Lucknow Police force has confirmed that it will be introducing a number of drones equipped with pepper spray as a 'safer' alternative to current c...

Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?

"Incredible India, Invest in Communities!"

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

Even last April's landmark Supreme Court ruling which recognised transgender people's right to identify as a third gender has so far delivered little in terms of increasing access to healthcare and specifically HIV prevention, treatment, care, social welfare, equal rights and support services.

Indian Student Drags Sex Attacker By Hair To Police Station - As Crowd Does Nothing

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

An Indian student has been hailed as a role model for other women after she dragged a sex attacker to a police station by his hair - as a large crowd ...

How To Be A 'Bad Girl' In India... It's Simple

The Huffington Post UK | Joty Chopra | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Are you a girl with breasts? Do you go to Goa for a holiday? Do you have male friends? You pass for being bad girl in India. A tongue-in-cheek pos...

Watch Two Kickass Indian Women #RapAgainstRape

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Around 93 women are thought to be raped in India each day. But two women are aiming to challenge attitudes towards the crime in the country with a #Ra...

Look Who's Joined Mandela In Parliament Square

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Politics

The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated with a prominent new statue of the Indian independence leader in Parliament Square in central London. Prim...