While media coverage has focused on the implications of Penguin's decision to pull the book and destroy all copies in India, there are some important contextual factors to understand to help articulate why this isn't merely a case of religious extremists getting their way (as Doniger has claimed).
Co-authored by Ashish Fernandes, Greenpeace Three years can be an eternity for a coal company. In October 2010, Coal India, then the world's larges...
Think of this as your very own Valentine's Day bucket list of 14 candy kingdoms -- places where you can shop for sugar (and sweet treats) around the world.
While it would be easy to blame religious conservatism on India's sexual illiteracy, it wouldn't tell the whole story and inaccurately puts the burden on religion itself.
Women continue to struggle for their equal rights, their reproductive and human rights against domestic violence, maternity leave, sexual harassment, and sexual violence.
It is important to remember that there is a lot more to India than the craziness one experiences, if one has the desire and the patience to look for it.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...
These are the slight young men in faded clothes who hide their faces with scarves when the police parade them before TV cameras as the crowds outside chant for their heads. It is easy to fear and hate them, not just for their acts, but because much of India sees them as sub-humans, fit only to be ignored when present and disposed off when inconvenient. 'An eye for an eye' is the mantra now gripping a country whose founding father warned that this only ends up making the whole world blind.
If parenthood in general isn't for the faint of heart, surrogacy can be harrowing. When we began our journey, few resources existed to help or inform.
Starting April 16, the people of India will determine the government of the country for the next five years. The elections will end on May 13 and the previous government will cease to exist on May 31.
'Oily Moily, have you any coal? Essar Essar three mines full. One for your power plant, one that you stole. And one for the other folks who'll help us...
Here's a new one: 'nichification' in classified advertisements. As if they weren't already categorized into assorted and sundry. Except now they're more than the print variety to which so many of us have grown accustomed.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1,000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
The Indian media needs to focus their attention more on highlighting a real and growing problem, and less time trying to convince its citizens that things are not as bad as they seem.
Although exaggerated for Hollywood, it's clear why students might be tempted to take a pill that might lend mental clarity and energized focus. I wondered, though ... how are people getting their hands on it?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 29 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...