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India’s Devadasis Trapped In Cycle Of Poverty And Sex Work

Women & Girls Hub | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 04.18.2017 | World

India’s devadasi system, which “dedicates” girls to deities and to a life of sex work in the name of religion, was banned nationwide back in 198...

The Great Indian Footprint: Discovering an Inspiring India

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Three successful entrepreneurs embarked on a journey in India to capture inspiring stories. It's a first-hand learning experience to better understand India's geography, culture, arts, history, infrastructure, cities, towns, and villages. 

A Midnight Story From India's Coffee Country

Shashikiran Mullur | Posted 03.09.2017 | Crime
Shashikiran Mullur

Basavanna told me the story of what happened at the spot, which is a few minutes out of Jummanahalli, midway on the southward journey from Ballupet to...

A Chintamani Story

Lucas Spangher | Posted 02.17.2017 | World
Lucas Spangher

Sculpted muscles rippling, Syed grunted in the balmy air and pulled his body above the bar for the tenth time. He dropped to the floor with a small thud, and looked over.

Indian Scholar Who Criticized Superstition Is Murdered In His Home

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.31.2015 | Religion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Following a knock at his front door, an Indian scholar greeted two unidentified visitors and was shot in the head and the chest, be...

A Spicy Destination In India

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 04.28.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

While Kerala is renowned for its backwaters and the houseboats that cruise them, the terrain of its mountainous Western Ghats on the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau is spectacular too. Tangled jungle, intimate valleys and exposed ridges are interspersed with plantations and palm trees, and of course give shelter to a wide variety of animals.

Asia's Surprising Safari Destination

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

The leopard was waiting for us. As the jeep rumbled closer, the big cat rippled to his feet, loped across the front of the vehicle and ambled into the bushes. The spotted beast didn't return, but none of us on board will ever forget him.

Wonderful Indian Circus Posters

Andy Deemer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Arts
Andy Deemer

In the tiny Indian village of Shravanabelagola, there was something wonderful this past weekend. Wheat-pasted to every surface -- crumbling walls and old wooden shop doors -- amazingly bizarre posters for the Jumbo Circus.

Banned: Indian Actress Caught in Sex Scandal

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 11.14.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

It would be a hoot and a half if anyone in Hollywood lost their job over allegations of infidelity. By most estimates, Tinseltown would become a ghost town. Too bad thirty year old Nikita Thukral is based in India, then.

Ganesha - God of Knowledge and Wisdom (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

Ties to Ganesha run deep in Hindu families where he is often viewed as a member of the household.

India Holy Man Sex Scandal Protest

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

"He is a high-flying Swamiji doing fraud on innocent people, he should not be spared," said Kumaraswami, a local villager....

India Floods: Over 280 Killed, Millions Homeless

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After more than four days of intense rainfall following a severe drought, 280 people have died and several million are homeless due to floods in south...

India: Monsoon Kills 240 After Drought | HARI KUMAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 240 people have died, and hundreds of thousands have been left homeless in southern India after four days of heavy rainfall at the end of th...

India: Karnataka Baby-Tossing Festival May Be Banned

News.Com.Au | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AUTHORITIES in southern India plan to ban an age-old ritual in which babies are tossed from the top of a nine-metre temple....

India Flooding Kills "At Least 125"

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

At least 125 people have been killed after three days of torrential rains battered the Indian states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, officials say....