Australian Newspaper Prints 'Racist' Cartoon Response To Climate Change Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

A cartoon published in an Australian national newspaper showing Indian beggars chopping up solar panels in an attempt to eat them has been lambasted f...

Valentine's Day in Rajasthan

Nigel Planer | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Planer

It is Valentine's day, and for the first time ever, an enormous multi-faith, multiple wedding has been arranged in Mt Abu, Rajasthan. It takes place in a big bowl of dust which is still called 'The Polo Ground', but which probably hasn't seen any polo played since the days of the Raj, when this pretty hill retreat was the holiday resort and sanatorium for British civil service officers and their families.

Ganesh the God of Travel

Nigel Planer | Posted 13.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Planer

When I was twenty I dropped out of college and travelled alone, overland to India. I didn't tell my parents where I was until, some months after my disappearance, I sent them - from Mt Abu in Rajasthan - one of those thin blue airmail paper letters. It was 1973 and back then it was possible to travel through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan - the old hippy trail - not so much the Silk Road as the cheesecloth road.

Tackling India's Sanitation Crisis

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK
Gates Cambridge Scholars

*An urban planner by learning and alumnus of Cambridge University, MS Raghavendra [2002 - PhD in Architecture] teaches at Administrative Staff College...

#HerVoice Panel Lead Debate on Gender-Based Violence

Tristen Lee | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

Earlier this month, Snehalaya UK joined forces with British journalist and campaigner Jenn Selby to launch #HerVoice: an initiative which aims to abol...

Could the UK Ever Have a British Indian Prime Minister?

Varun Bhanot | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Varun Bhanot

British Indians have never felt more established than at this moment, and it is a great celebration of our vibrant democracy that should one aspire to the highest office in the land, the broader society would be in full support. What was an impossible pipe-dream to the displaced migrants in the 1960s, could perhaps be a near-distant reality.

Nepalese Community Protests Border Blockade

Shelby Welinder | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Politics
Shelby Welinder

The Nepalese community in England united last week in protest of the unofficial, yet ongoing, blockade between Nepal and India. The demonstration coincided with a visit from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the UK.

Maid Reveals Moment Her Arm Was 'Chopped Off By Saudi Boss'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

An Indian maid who says her arm was completely severed by her Saudi employer has spoken of the moment she woke to find she was permanently disabled. ...

New Campaign Seeks to Give India Back #HerVoice

Tristen Lee | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

This week, saw the launch of the #HerVoice campaign; an initiative led by British journalist and campaigner, Jenn Selby, which aims to raise awareness of the atrocities perpetrated every day, against women and young girls in India.

Modi's Capital Ambition

Gregor Irwin | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics
Gregor Irwin

Narendra Modi is coming to the UK for the first time as Indian Prime Minister, just two weeks after President Xi Jinping of China's state visit. He wi...

India Is Suing The Queen For 'Stealing' Its £100m Diamond

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

One of the world's largest and most famous diamonds, which is currently part of Britain's crown jewels, is at the centre of a row after a group of bus...

India - The First 'Wi-Fi First' Country in the World

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

A few weeks ago, Google surprised tech-watchers by announcing a major initiative to put Wi-Fi in 400 Indian train stations within four months and will...

Police Apologise For Being 'Deeply Disrespectful' To Sikhs During Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 31.10.2015 | UK

The Metropolitan Police have apologised for disrespecting Sikhs - including grabbing and breaking a sacred flag - during a recent protest in London. ...

Solo Travel: Things I Know Now

Katy Gough | Posted 25.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

I now know that style goes out of the window when on the road. You can forget your matching outfits, pretty hair accessories and *gasp* even makeup; when you travel comfort is king. That and finding confidence in leaving your room with unwashed hair, unshaved legs, a wet wipe shower and a spritz of eau de mozzie spray knowing that no one will judge you.

12 Under-Reported News Stories You Need To Know About

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2015 | UK

The age of the 24-hour rolling news channel is one in which it would seem almost impossible to miss a beat on world events in which governments topple...

The Importance of Incorporating Energy Access and Climate Change Mitigation to India's INDC

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
Sahar Mansoor

Policy inputs by SELCO Foundation Policy Team Photo Credit: SELCO Foundation On 1 October 2015, India announced its new climate plan via the Intend...

Ten Things My Guru Taught Me

Jane Egginton | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

Why didn't someone tell us this before?' a 40-year-old at the the ashram in India asks me. It is a good question. Much of what we learn on our Yoga Teacher Training we could all do with knowing. I describe the training as teaching us how to be, as much as how to be a yoga teacher.

Back to Odisha

Nigel Planer | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Nigel Planer

the most important people of all when visiting India are the ones who will help me to find a way through the chaotic maze of human life; my tour guides... I have picked up a smattering of Hindi, but it is of no use to me here in Odisha on the Eastern coast of India where the language spoken is Oriya.

Maid's Hand 'Chopped Off By Saudi Arabian Employer'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.10.2015 | UK

An Indian maid allegedly had her hand chopped off by her employer in Saudi Arabia when she complained about her working conditions and tried to escape...

Four-Year-Old Beheaded In Suspected Human Sacrifice

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 03.10.2015 | UK

A four-year-old has reportedly been beheaded in an apparent case of human sacrifice. The child, named as Manu Sagar, was abducted in Valetivaripale...

Indian Man Beaten To Death Over Rumours He Had Eaten Beef

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

A Muslim man has been beaten to death over rumours he had been eating and storing beef at his home in northern India. Mohammad Akhlaq, 50, was dra...

Seven Is a Magic Number

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

As we head towards COP21, the critical climate negotiations taking place in Paris in December, anyone invested in the Global Goals should think seriously about having the word SUSTAINABLE emblazoned on our foreheads. It should be front, back and centre of mind at all times because without the S factor we risk losing advances that have been fought for and undoing gains that have been won.

Seven Days of Learning: Northern India

Jemma Pietrus | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Pietrus

It was a week of doing, becoming, seeing and persevering. A rare opportunity in adult life to revert back to the basic pleasure of giving something new a go, leaving behind the forever dreaded self-consciousness and instead taking hold of an inner childlike curiosity.

Britons Loraine Toner And Joan Nickolas Named As India Train Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK

Two Britons who died in a train crash in north India have been named. Loraine Toner and Joan Nickolas, both 60, have been identified as the two wom...

How Good Nutrition Can Empower Children in India

Megha Mittal | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Megha Mittal

Malnutrition is everyone's business but often seems to be nobody's responsibility. That is why leadership is so important. Unicef has taken the lead, and with governments and partners, made the reduction of child malnutrition their responsibility, inspiring others, including myself, to do so as well.