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Finding my spiritual center in Chennai

Murali Balaji | Posted 02.13.2017 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Growing up, I always used to dread family trips to India. As the son of immigrants who was often caught in between two worlds, visiting India meant oc...

Another Cockroach Gets Stuck In Someone's Head (Ew!)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.08.2017 | Weird News

If something happens once, it’s a fluke. Twice, it’s a coincidence, but three times is a trend. And getting a cockroach stuck in your head is alwa...

WATCH: Doctors Remove Live Squirming Cockroach From Woman's Skull

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.08.2017 | Weird News

A woman in southeastern India woke up one day this week to a nightmarish sensation: the feeling that a bug had crawled up her nose. The 42-year-old wo...

A Flood of Human-Making: Reflections During the Chennai Floods From Vasanta Vihar, a Krishnamurti Center

Rowan Lommel | Posted 02.08.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Rowan Lommel

Chennai, India. December 1st, 2015. Today it rains further incredible torrents after several weeks of the worst monsoon in 100 years. Electricit...

Liver Transplant Success in Rajasthan: What It Takes

Christopher Taylor Barry | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Christopher Taylor Barry

Yes, transplant (read kidney and liver) is a predominately living donor industry in India (and an extremely successful one at that), but there is room for deceased donor transplant to grow here alongside the impressively world class living donor transplant activity.

SEE IT: People Form Human Chain To Rescue Drowning Man In India

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.02.2015 | Home

At least a dozen do-gooders in India's southeastern state of Tamil Nadu banded together Tuesday to save a drowning man by forming a human chain. Harr...

A Chennai Bicycle Ride

Christopher Taylor Barry | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Christopher Taylor Barry

There is an interesting politeness and humanity in the chaos of Chennai traffic. I haven't seen any "real" road rage here, despite being in situations that if happened in the U.S. I'd be fearing for my personal safety.

Hit the Road India: Rolling Out Loud Fun on a Rickshaw

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Every once in a while, a truly fun original documentary comes along. Hit The Road: India is an adventure documentary that follows two friends, Ric Gazarian and Keith King, as they participate in the heretofore unknown Rickshaw Challenge Mumbai Xpress.

Opportunities Abound for American Companies in India Election Aftermath

Gunjan Bagla | Posted 07.23.2014 | Business
Gunjan Bagla

India, where business is conducted in English, has more in common with the United States than any other major economy in Asia. The potential for mutual benefit for these two free market democracies is unprecedented.

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

The Magic of Madras, The Charm of Chennai

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.27.2014 | Travel
Pranay Gupte

Meeting Dr. Nirvikalpa Natarajan unexpectedly pretty much sums up my view of Chennai. Chennai is a city of surprises. It is not a city that boasts. It has a charm of its own, and a kind of special warmth that a stranger senses at once.

The Walls That Talk

Atisha Jain | Posted 10.21.2013 | Home

The wall seemed to come to life with every stroke that the painter, Sundar, wielded with his brush. His brush has its own tale to tell, witnessing for...

One Man in India Sets Up Volunteers in Over 20 Countries

Karin Badt | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Karin Badt

The familiar smell of dust, the gasoline, the honking rickshaws, the nod sideways to say yes, the walk along the broken stones of the highway, fearing falling into the passing motorcycles, the cars going both ways at once... and the colors of all the scarves!

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 08.18.2012 | Home

From Argentina to Zimbabwe, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across th...

Mani Ratnam's Raavanan: The Must-See International Film of 2010

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jim Luce

Raavanan, the new Indian film produced in both Hindi and Tamil, premiered at the Tenth Annual Mahindra Indo-American Arts Council (MIAAC) Film Festiva...

Shunned, Will He Bolt?

Sunil Sharan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sunil Sharan

What was supposed to be a breakthrough meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan last month degenerated into a public rebuke of Indi...

Khushboo, Indian Actress, Wins Legal Case Over 'Virgin' Comments

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Indian actress won a legal battle over comments she made about premarital sex when the Supreme Court threw out 22 cases lodged against her by outra...

Traveling as Press vs. NGO Head: Same Adventure

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

I have flown from Haiti to Peru to Guyana in the Americas, Hong Kong to Indonesia to Sri Lanka in Asia, and Togo to Ghana in Africa.

India, Pakistan Feud Over Pashminas

Wall Street Journal | VIBHUTI AGARWAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In their 60 years as nations and neighbors, Pakistan and India have frequently quarreled -- over cricket, over land, over nuclear testing. The latest ...