Why India’s Uber rival had to replace its cabs with boats
'Your boat will arrive in six minutes.'
Why the US should hold on to Indian students
Indians bring high test scores — and tuition fees — to US universities. But could visa difficulties keep them from wanting to apply?
How India built the International Space Station, and other lessons from an Indian propaganda video
Someone needs to fact-check this ode to Modi.
Should India get its cows off the streets?
India agonizes over how to deal with stray dogs, but there's another problem animal on its streets: holy cows.
Myanmar's army is backing militias that make a fortune off of meth
As Myanmar soaks up international praise for holding elections that could end decades of tyranny, its government quietly fuels a massive drug trade.
Myanmar’s state-backed militias are flooding Asia with meth
A GlobalPost investigation tracks the narco-armies in Myanmar’s highlands fueling the region's worst addiction.
India's biggest festival is really bad for its health
Diwali may be beautiful, but it's choking India's city dwellers.
Ever had your air travel plans described as 'fluid'? It's not good news
Thousands of British tourists are stranded today — not to mention exhausted and ornery — after most of easyJet's "rescue" flights out of Sharm al-Sheikh were canceled.
Why it took a lost Indian girl 10 years — and a Bollywood movie — to get home
In the case of a young woman whose story has gripped India and Pakistan, real life is even stranger than the Bollywood blockbuster it seems to have inspired.
India is learning what happens when you treat sanitation workers like garbage
No wonder they're refusing to pick up the trash.
To fight its rape problem, India pushes for trying teens as adults
But human rights lawyers, juvenile home authorities, and child rights NGOs vehemently oppose the idea. Here's why.
Video of a worker being beaten to death highlights a labor abuse crisis in India
Graphic footage is a snapshot of the mistreatment that goes on in millions of workplaces nationwide.
Meet India's child bride turned wrestling champ
Neetu was a mother before she turned 15. Now she wrestles for her country.
India is terrible at punishing attacks on journalists. Here’s how terrible
Unsolved murders show how easy it is to kill a journalist in India and get away with it.
Why India's beef lynching is not about a dead cow
A man is murdered in a village outside Delhi and the headlines say it was because he ate beef. The real story is even more frightening than that.
El Niño could help California’s drought — but it will make India’s much worse
For India's hard-up farmers, the problem of too little water has been going on for two years.
India's Hindus won't eat cows, but they might just drink their pee
Cow urine and dung are big business in India, where some practitioners of traditional medicine claim it can cure cancer.
8 million new toilets later, India isn't much cleaner
The government set itself an ambitious target to give every Indian access to a toilet by 2019. Is it all just money down the U-bend?
Why rich Indian landowners are rioting to be seen as oppressed
Call it the Patel Uprising.
In Delhi, women rage against 'infantilizing' 7:30 p.m. curfews
It's the patriarchy, stupid.
For once, the Indian army didn’t get away with murder in Kashmir
A decision to give Indian soldiers life sentences for killing civilians was hailed as a turning point in relations between Delhi and Kashmir — but some Kashmiris don't trust it.
Enraged Mumbai residents to government: Hands off our chicken tikka
Banning meat even for a few days sparks a backlash.
At least 85 killed in Indian restaurant explosions
US-INDIA-BLAST:At least 85 killed in Indian restaurant explosions
India’s nightmarishly tough schools might finally cut down the workload
10-year-olds still need to know the name of the tuberculosis microbe, though.
Give Germany your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to be free
Germany offers to take in another half a million refugees per year — at least.
India's politicians blame rape on Chinese food, cell phones, jeans
Anything but the rapists, really.
Why some Indians are fighting for the right to starve to death
India's Jain minority argues that ritual suicide is the 'art of dying,' not a crime.
The river of migrants is bloody and unending
200 migrants drowned off Libya. The death count from that poultry truck in Austria is up to 71. Different groups in different countries. What they had in common was a dream.
The secret to saving India's plummeting camel population: Legalize their slaughter
A population of more than a million has dropped by more than 80 percent thanks in part to well-meaning laws.
Virginia gunman was a 'powder keg' waiting to go 'BOOM'
Andy Parker, father of one of the victims, says he will work for gun legislation and do 'whatever it takes' to make sure 'crazy people don't get guns.'
Are you smart enough to pass India's civil servant exam? (No.)
The odds of scoring high enough to become a diplomat are almost literally one in a million.