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

Simon Haas | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 13.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 28.11.2014 | 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 28.11.2014 | 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 25.11.2014 | 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 24.11.2014 | 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 17.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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?

The Unmentionables

Josh Simons | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Simons

Caste has become a taboo. Its relation to labour and in particular slavery goes virtually unquestioned; an uncomfortable conversation over chai or at a cocktail party. This does not contribute to the gradual erosion of stigma, it stifles discussion and a recognition of the basic living conditions of India's Dalits...

Will India's New Prime Minister Free the Country From Open Defecation?

Andres Hueso | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Andres Hueso

The new Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has recently announced a new campaign to eliminate open defecation - the practice of people relieving themselves in the open - by 150th anniversary of Gandhi's birth in 2019...

Living a Life True to Ourselves

Simon Haas | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

When long-time nurse Bronnie Ware questioned dying patients about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, the number one response was, "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."

Conformed to the Ice, Rice, Rubble Bucket Challenge?

Rima Amin | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Tech
Rima Amin

"Those doing the "Ice Bucket Challenge" are just trying to fit in." - These are the words of critiques. But if this raising awareness and donating to charity is becoming a trend - Why wouldn't people want to be part of that and why would should they receive criticism for doing so?

Make Better Life Choices

Simon Haas | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Haas

There are certain choices in life that are "difficult". Often, this is not because we lack the information we need to make them. Neither is it because it's hard to gauge which option will benefit us more. Rather, it's because these choices are defining - they define who we are as human beings.

From the Sickening to the Bizarre, Indian Politicians Still Don't Get Rape

Nita Bhalla | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nita Bhalla

Covering women's rights issues for so many years in India, I still find the number of ways women and girls are abused and discriminated against unfathomable. From their discrimination in accessing health care, education and employment opportunities, to their brutal rapes and murders.

'I Stand By My Work' Says Indian 'Bus Rape' Photographer

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK

An Indian photographer who released a fashion shoot echoing the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus has defended his work, saying it w...