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....

The Moment Sword-Wielding Sikhs Clashed At India's Golden Temple

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment a violent sword battle broke out at India's Golden Temple during a special prayer ceremony to mark a government massacre t...

This Is How India Treats Women Who Protest Against Rape (GRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF THE IMAGES MAY CAUSE DISTRESS The world has reacted with horror as appalling stories of se...

India Aims for Economic Growth on Top of a Volcano

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Last week I was in India on the historic day that Mr. Narendra Modi took oath as the new prime minister of the country during a spectacular ceremony, ...

Should Government Make It Compulsory to Do Good?

Mark Hillary | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

The economic crash of 2008 did not derail the idea that business leaders need to think beyond the balance sheet alone. But should this requirement to do something for society be mandated by law?

Operation Bluestar, Thirty Years On

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

Operation Bluestar is seen as the beginning of a Sikh genocide that continued through the anti-Sikhs pogroms of November 1984 and lasted through the decade of state-sponsored extrajudicial killings from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s...

India Gang Rape Suspects 'Confess'

PA | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK

Police say three detained suspects have confessed to the gang rape and slaying of two teenage cousins who were found hanging from a tree in northern I...

'They Could Have Saved Our Girls' Says Father Of Gang Raped Indian Teen

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK

The father of one of the teenage girls gang-raped and strangled in rural India has said the police refused to help her because she was a lower caste. ...

Protesters Surround Hanging Bodies Of Gang-Raped Teens, As Fury Grows (EXTREMELY GRAPHIC PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC IMAGES, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN IF THE IMAGES MAY CAUSE DISTRESS Disturbing pictures of the two teenage girls found hanged fr...

Teenage Girls 'Gang Raped, Then Hanged From Tree'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

Two teenage girls who were found hanged from a mango tree had been gang-raped before their murder, police in India have claimed. The girls, who wer...

Breaking the Silence on Periods

Margaret Batty | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Margaret Batty

It's time to break the silence. Here in the UK, menstruation may be an annoyance. It may even be painful. But for many girls and women around the world, it carries much more serious consequences.

Modi, A Transformative Hope For India and South Asia

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

There is a dramatic change emerging in South Asia as Narendra Modi takes over the reigns of power in India. Sixty seven years after India's first lead...

ZIK'R: My Mystical Journey From India to Sadler's Wells

Karen Ruimy | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

I am excited to announce that I will be performing my new show ZIK'R on June 18th at the prestigious Sadler's Wells. Together with Youth, my musical collaborator, the show which started life in the foothills of India and then moved to Morocco, now arrives in the UK for the first of several dates.

Modi Betrays the Mahatma's Legacy

Dr Prateek Buch | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Prateek Buch

Executing a complicated general election alone doesn't justify India's claim to be the world's largest democracy - Modi's accession is the predictable result of the judicial and political failings that show how far India is yet to travel.

'Melted Man' Refuses Surgery So He Can Carry On Begging To Pay For Daughter's Wedding

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

India’s famous "elephant man" has refused an operation to reconstruct his face, as he needs to pay for his daughter’s wedding – and his disfigur...

The Results From The World's Biggest Election Are In

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

Hindu nationalists have swept to power in India, with a man once banned from Britain for his extreme views set to be prime minister of 1.25 billion pe...