#India

Should the UK Help Trafficked Prostitutes in India?

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Adrienne Macartney

Delhi is dust. Fluid warmth. Polluted heat aching for monsoon. The baby in the puddle cries as I walk away. A rickshaw, all tinsel and paint, stutt...

Walking for Water in India

Cerys Matthews | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Cerys Matthews

Today is World Water Day and this morning over 650million people around the world woke up with no clean water. That's one in ten people. Forced to drink, cook and wash with dirty water, people are at risk of getting sick and missing vital days of work and education, trapped in a cycle of poverty. Last month WaterAid invited me to travel to India with my 12-year-old daughter Glenys to see the situation for myself. I visited Sanabenakudi, a remote village in east India, to understand what everyday life is like for people living without access to safe water...

Back to Basics: The Power of WASH Projects

Sarah Nancollas | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Nancollas

Working in the field of international development it's all too easy to get bogged down in the complexities of running programmes overseas. Looking at ...

Two Dogs Got Married In India And 5,000 Guests Showed Up

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Comedy

Two loved up canines were wed in holy matrimony last week in Uttar Pradesh, India, and they probably had more guests at the ceremony than most humans....

Men 'Rape Mother And Kill Baby' In Front Of Three-Year-Old Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Two men have been charged after a woman was gang raped and her 14-day-old baby boy was killed in front of her three-year-old daughter. Horrific det...

Why the EU Is Key to Embracing Asia's Growth

Hugo Swire | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Politics
Hugo Swire

Whether we're in politics, diplomacy or business, we all know that risk and opportunity are two sides of the same coin. Some commentators are sounding the alarm about the Chinese economic slowdown, and the impact this might have on other economies in the region and further afield. This does not change the fundamental fact that Asia is now - and will remain - a major engine for global growth, and one with which we must continue to engage.

Improving the Lives of Women and Girls Across Tea Communities

Sarah Roberts | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK
Sarah Roberts

Today is International Women's Day, a celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also exists to remind people that globally there is still much to be done to accelerate gender parity.

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 11.02.2017 | 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 01.02.2017 | 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 27.01.2017 | 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 26.01.2017 | 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 22.01.2017 | 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 22.01.2017 | 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...