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Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, ...

LOOK: The Children Who Work India's Rat-Hole Coal Mines

Agence France Presse | Ammu Kannampilly | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

Thirteen-year-old Sanjay Chhetri has a recurring fear: that one day, the dark, dank mine where he works will cave in and bury him alive.Like thousands...

Man Named Adolf Hitler Runs For Office In India

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

Another Adolf Hitler is attempting a rise to power -- this time in northeast India, Al Jazeera reports. The man's full given name is Adolf lu Hitler R...

Meghalaya, India: Where Women Rule, And Men Are Suffragettes

BBC | Posted 01.20.2012 | World

In the small hilly Indian state of Meghalaya, a matrilineal system operates with property names and wealth passing from mother to daughter rather than...

Life's Best Inventions

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 12.19.2011 | Technology
Wendi L. Adamek

We Americans love the idea of individuals starting from scratch, not being indebted to hidebound traditions, sweeping away the past and continually reinventing themselves. We hear all the time that it's the ideal upon which our country was founded.