As we celebrate the support and endorsement from Bollywood actors to stop domestic violence and promote women's rights, we can't help but wonder where that same support is in the U.S. and the Western World.
The images of red light districts are burned into the collective mind: seedy, dark, unsavory places where people go to do unsavory things with filthy women. In India, specifically, poor, minority, and low caste girls are vulnerable to being forced into sex trafficking.
Even after the advent of modernity and globalization, Indians have successfully preserved their vegetarian habits that were laid down by their dharmic traditions several millennia ago.
After seeing many tantalizing mentions of Tara Books over the last few years, I was delighted to receive Joydeb Chitrakar and Gita Wolf's The Enduring Ark and get a firsthand look at one of their creations.
How is it possible that we have moved from a free system that enhances our environment to a costly system that destroys our environment?
While on a shoot for Born to Explore in India, one of the highlights of my trip was the opportunity to learn about India's national obsession -- cricket. The fact that I would actually swing a bat and play had me really excited.
I first heard of Ladakh in the early 1990s when anthropologist Helena Norberg-Hodge, on a book tour, spoke of her decade's worth of experiences in this remote region north of the Indian Himalayan range.
From ancient temples crawling with monkeys and rats to desolate beaches teeming with exotic wildlife, here are 10 unusual places to connect with nature.
By Jennifer Abrahamson Like typical teenagers growing up in a big city, Priya and Talat are on a regular basis exposed to tantalizing possibility and...
As Sikhs are still waiting (and fighting for) justice for what our families and communities endured in India, perhaps we can learn from our Guatemalan brothers and sisters who successfully tried and convicted a former head of state who once seemed untouchable.
Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as 'Mahatma' (great soul) Gandhi, the man who famously led Indians to independence from their British colonizers in 1946. She was born in 1940 in the Phoenix Settlement in the Inanda district of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
The local authorities also regularly bulldoze the farmers' houses, constantly displacing them and preventing the farmers from cultivating the banks of the Yamuna. They are treated as a population who is just occupying a piece of land and doing no good for the city.
Based in New York, India born songstress Falu drops her new album Foras Road on May 28th, which was produced by Grammy-award winning producer Danny Blume of Jewel and Lisa Loeb fame.
While international aid for economic development often fails, business has the potential to bring millions of people out of poverty. For no enterprise is this more true than the unsung $300 billion industry known as Business Process Outsourcing.
In October 2006, a timid young woman in a bright blue sari named Kumkum Chettry, got up before a parliament committee in India, and described being kicked, punched, abused and raped repeatedly.
In justifying its decision to revoke the environmental clearance for a huge 1,050 MW coal plant the Indian National Green Tribunal (NGT) described its original approval as 'smacking of non-application of mind.' I couldn't agree more.