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...

Bride Leaves Groom At The Altar Over Maths Fail

AP | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Ability to commit, maintenance of basic hygiene and operate a washing machine are some of the things one might consider when choosing a mate. Whet...

India's Daughter: From Nonviolent Demonstrations to People's Revolution

Sumeet Grover | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

At the end of the film, the parents of the murdered girl, Jyoti, offer profound hope by reflecting that their daughter's name means 'light' and that even in death, Jyoti ignited a light in her country that continues to burn because the people have vowed to protest, to press for justice and equality for women.

Why BBC's Film (India's Daughter) Doesn't Shock Me

Zubin Madon | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Perhaps I may be accused of citing anecdotes to make a generalised conclusion; of course all Indian men must not be tarred with the same brush. However expecting women to be subservient & treating them as objects, is very much entrenched in our glorious Indian culture.

Having Done So Myself, I Hope My Daughter Never Wants to Travel in India Solo

Harmeet Kaur Sidhu | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK
Harmeet Kaur Sidhu

Just a few days into my trip, a rickshaw driver insisted he hold my hand during visits to exquisite monuments, so as to demonstrate to other men I was protected. I insisted he didn't.

It's Not About India's Daughter - It's About India's Sons

Laxmi Hariharan | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Laxmi Hariharan

Has my birth country become such a merciless society where most men don't acknowledge the existence of women, or if they do its only as an object to be bullied, groped, raped, beaten, tortured and killed?

German University Professor Rejects Indian Student Because Of The Country's 'Rape Problem'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A German professor rejected an Indian student from an internship because she did not agree with the country's "rape problem", saying it was "unbelieva...

A Non-Existent Professional Structure and an Insouciant Administration - State of Women's Football in India

Bhargab Sarmah | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Sport
Bhargab Sarmah

The country lies 53rd in the international rankings despite having professional players from these small pockets of the country. If the AIFF and its state affiliates roll up their sleeves and get to work, the possibilities for the women's game are immense.

India's Daughter, India's Shame

Robin Lustig | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

The gang rape and murder of 23-year-old Jyoti Singh in Delhi in December 2012 caused massive national and international outrage. How sad, therefore, that the Indian government has decided to ban the showing of an extraordinary television documentary about the case that was shown on BBC4 last night.

India's MPs: Bringing Shame Through Silencing

Schona Jolly | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK
Schona Jolly

Full credit must be given to BBC for their decision to air Storyville: India's Daughter on Friday, ahead of schedule, in response to the lunacy displayed yesterday in India's Parliament, and by the attempts to ban the screening of the film, not just in India, but absurdly beyond the country's borders as well.

BBC Rushes To Air Gang Rape Documentary That India Tried To Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

The BBC has rushed to air its groundbreaking documentary 'India's Daughter' on Wednesday night after the Indian government said it would try to ban th...

India Gang Rapist's Shocking Comments Blame Victim For Her Own Death

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK

A man sentenced to death for the brutal gang rape and murder of Indian student Jyoti Singh in 2012 has claimed female victims of rape are more respons...

Should Women Be Scared of Travelling in India? Read What These 10 Women Have to Say

Priya Shetty | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priya Shetty

I've travelled all over India, and will continue to do so, taking the same precautions I always have. But do other women feel differently? To find out, I asked a group of professional women who either live in India, or travel there often, how they feel about their safety in India...

Solving the Sanitation Riddle of India

Barbara Frost | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

India has undergone an astonishing transformation over the past decade or so. When I first visited India in the early 70s few would have predicted that this amazing country would today have an IT industry worth over $100 billion a year or that Indian companies would come to own some of the best known British brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea...

Lots to Learn From Business in India

Paul Blanchard | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

They're not in the slightest bit embarrassed about having huge global plans for their own business and believe they, as a nation, are in it together for the long haul. They have a collective social conscience and are determined to ensure India's growth benefits the many not just the few.

This is How I Feel About the Fair Skin Beauty Standards in South Asia

Amara Majeed | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amara Majeed

It's not fair that parents of little girls start fretting when their daughters are seven or eight, thinking that no man will ever fall in love with them because of their dark skins; it's not fair that girls feel the need to cake themselves with skin-lightening creams and painfully mismatched powders in an attempt to feel beautiful.