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Spices and SMS: How Mobile Phones Transform the Lives of Women

Sevi Simavi | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sevi Simavi

When done right, mobile technology truly transforms lives, particularly those of women... women's economic empowerment is so much more than just increased incomes. It's more meals being cooked, healthcare being paid for, pensions saved and children being sent to school.

Whoops! Python Is Caught With His Mouth Full...

Barcroft Media | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Now that’s embarrassing… This python was interrupted mid-meal as it attempted to swallow a whole baby antelope. The impressive digestive f...

Millions of Humans Are Sold Every Year - It's Time We Face the Truth and Do Something About It

Neerja Naik | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neerja Naik

I had the role of Anita, another girl who finds herself imprisoned in a brothel in Kolkata... 20 million people are in some form of slavery in the world, of that 4.5 million are victims of forced sexual exploitation, 5 million are children. And this "industry" is worth $150 billion a year in illegal profits.

That Night on the Streets of England

Shweta Kothari | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shweta Kothari

On my way back home from a party around half past one in the morning, I thoroughly looked for a cab, but couldn't find one. So I decided to walk some distance. Scared out of my wits, I could never imagine doing anything like that in India. Unfamiliar with the roads, I kept walking.

Freedom At Last! Raju The Elephant's Road To Recovery In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

It was hard not to be moved by the sight of a noble elephant apparently weeping with gratitude as he was released from the chains that had bound him f...

Toilets Can't End the Violence - But Are Part of the Solution

Barbara Frost | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK
Barbara Frost

The story of two teenage girls raped and murdered in India this spring while looking for a discreet place to relieve themselves outdoors made headlines around the world. Sadly, their situation is far from unique. Half a billion women and girls - 15% of females worldwide - are forced to do this every day simply because they do not have access to a toilet. This crisis risks women's health, and threatens their safety. The new Indian government was moved to act following the tragedy of the two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh, pledging zero tolerance for acts of violence against women. Their statement is welcome. However, protecting women from harassment and attack will not happen overnight.

WATCH: Elephant Who Spent 50 Years In Shackles Weeps With Gratitude As He Is Freed (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Press People | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Freedom At Last! Raju The Elephant's Road To Recovery In Pictures An elephant who was cruelly kept in spiked shackles for 50 years has been...

'Narendra Modi 2.0' is a Figment of Imagination

Abhaey Singh | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK
Abhaey Singh

Of the vast panoply of perspective on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first month in office, arguably the most specious of all was the evocation of a hypothetical 'Modi 2.0'. The very notion is an affront to the intelligence and sensibilities of India's electorate.

Facebook Almost, But Not Quite, Says 'Sorry'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg has formally apologised for poor communication about a study in 2012 which saw users have their timeline's altered to s...

'My Boys Will Rape My Opponents' Wives,' Indian MP Threatens

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK

An Indian lawmaker has faced a furious backlash after he was reportedly captured on video threatening the rape of his political rivals’ relatives. ...

Tracing Sexuality in Indian culture

Shweta Kothari | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shweta Kothari

It is peculiar that repressing sexuality is a relatively recent phenomenon in India, sexuality was not a taboo always! The first literature on the science of sexuality, the nude artistry in Ajanta caves in South India and the erotic 9th century Hindu temples, are profound evidence in favor of sexual expression, found in both sculptures and scriptures in India.

5 Reasons to Visit Calcutta, India

Zahra Razavi | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

With so many people telling me not to miss out on so many different Indian locations, my head was spinning with possibilities - but two weeks spent in Calcutta turned out to be two weeks well-spent indeed. Here's my breakdown of what makes the city so special...

Education: What Can We Learn From Other Countries?

Chris Jones | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

The British education system is failing millions - or at least that's what you might think from some of the stories in the news. It's a common sentiment, especially after the PISA report showed just how bad our 'stagnating' ranking was...

How Telemedicine Can Be a Healthcare Innovation Like No Other

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Over-population has caused many problems all over the world. However, any discussion on the increasing numbers often drifts towards how there aren't enough resources in the world for sustenance of all people.

Five Reasons Why India Should be the Next Country You Visit (Pictures)

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

In my eyes it is in the purity of the nation, the basic imperfections that really strike a chord with western travelers. Traveling through India really is the most refreshing, invigorating and enriching experience that any traveller can gain. So, here are 5 reasons why India should be the next country you visit.

International Widows' Day: What It's Like to Be a Widow in India

Melanie Hargreaves | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Melanie Hargreaves

More than 200 million widows live in poverty worldwide, many of them falling victim to abuse - rape, prostitution and eviction all common problems. Others are simply abandoned to a life of social isolation because of their lowly status within society. Yet their plight is often invisible, with many people unaware of the injustices taking place.

India's Mandate for Bold Economic Reforms Looks to the UK

Pratik Dattani | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Politics
Pratik Dattani

Maximum governance, minimum government. India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was forming a cabinet based on this principle. He would seek to shrink the "top layers of government". In doing so, he would prioritise the speed of government decision-making, which has slowed development over the past few years...

Uttarakhand Floods: Life One Year On

Yeeshu Shukla | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK
Yeeshu Shukla

We cannot forget that this region in the foothills of the Himalayas is fragile and young in comparison to other mountainous regions around the world, and the probability of future catastrophic events is high. And for this reason it's also vital the region's inhabitants are prepared for the worst.

Odisha, India

Nigel Planer | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Planer

t is difficult, I think, to visit India without becoming aware, in some way, of its religious life. Every couple of miles on the roadside north of Puri - where impossibly green rice paddy-fields stretch to either horizon - there are enormous statues of the monkey-faced God Hanuman; fifteen foot tall and brightly painted in garish colours.

India Is Going To Plant Two Billion New Trees

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK

India's Rural Development Ministry on Friday announced a new afforestation plan to plant 2 billion trees along the nation’s highways in an effort to...

Another Horrific Rape And Murder Of An Indian Teenager

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

An Indian teenager has reportedly been hanged from a tree after being raped and murdered, in a case that echoes the horrific rape and murder of two co...

"Refugees Welcome -- Bring Your Families"

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Politics
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

A modern economy needs a constant flow of new labour -- both skilled and unskilled -- and immigration is the only way to get it. Germany, UK and America have built their economies on this and I met a lady from Silicone Valley, the centre of America's IT industry who said her industry's message to the US Government is simple: "give us more Indians."

Search For 24 Students Swept Away By Wall Of Water In India Resumes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A desperate search for 24 students swept away on a riverside in India by a wall of water which was released unexpectedly from a dam upstream has resum...

How a School Bus Service Is Keeping Girls Safe in Rural India

Katie McQue | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie McQue

Afsana is 16 and has just heard she has passed grade nine of her secondary school. This is cause for celebration because she is the first female from the Indian village of Mehluka to achieve this level of education.

Rape Is 'Sometimes Right,' Says Indian Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK

Just a week after the gang rape and murder of two teenagers, an Indian politician has said rape is “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong....