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.
At a mass pilgrimage in India, a new effort to track disease in real time
Global health fellow Ankur Paliwal reports on a Harvard-led project to improve disease surveillance at this year’s Kumbh Mela.
Is 'the man in the yellow shirt' the key to the Bangkok bombing?
Thai police are hunting a man who was caught on camera leaving a backpack at a Bangkok shrine shortly before an explosion that killed 22 people.
What to do when 300,000 music-blasting pilgrims flood your city
New Delhi has had lots of practice.
Viral rap makes us feel good about South India cleanup. What happens when we look away?
Unilever has a history of stalling in Kodaikanal.
India’s surging porn users rebel against surprise ban of 857 websites
The unexpected crackdown was overturned after a massive backlash.
Up to 27 dead after two India trains derail in floods
It was just latest accident on the nation's crumbling rail network.
Why witches are still being beheaded in India
Thousands of women have been killed over the last decade and a half.
New footage of MH17 crash site 'sickens' viewers a year on
The timing of the video's release is just uncanny.
Now even cabs are too dangerous for Indian women
But despite Uber’s efforts to upgrade its safety precautions, another passenger reported sexual harassment by her driver in June. And she is not alone.
You'll never guess the sport taking off in India's slums
Ultimate's not just for kids on the college green anymore.
In Modi’s censor-happy India, American TV has no sex, crime, or cows
Game of Thrones episodes are lucky to last 30 minutes.
India's top university demands your 100 percent. Literally
You thought the SAT was rough? To get a place at Delhi University, you have to be nearly perfect.
Heat wave after heat wave is devastating South Asia
Thousands have died in less than two months.
To ‘Om’ or not to ‘Om’? Yoga Day stirs up anger in the land of its birth
Mandatory yoga may sound like fun to Americans, but in India it's the cause of religious controversy.
Three shocking cases where rape is not rape in India
The world's largest democracy continues to neglect survivors of sexual assault.
Hospitals overwhelmed as India heat wave deaths near 1,500
Temperatures have topped 117 degrees Fahrenheit in parts of the country.
It's so hot in India right now that the roads are melting
More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping the country.
More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India
US-INDIA-HEATWAVE-DEATHS:More than 500 people killed as heat wave bakes parts of India
NBA eyes India as part of global drive
The NBA is forging ahead with plans for world domination, hoping that India will be the next Asian power to be seduced by hoop dreams after already captivating China.
Indian child bride, now 19, faces $25,000 fine for rejecting marriage
Santadevi Meghwal said she was married off when she was 11 months old to a nine-year-old boy in her village.
India's prime minister defends ban on Delhi gang rape documentary
Narendra Modi said the film was blocked to preserve the dignity of the victim. But, critics say the move was intended to conceal widespread misogynistic attitudes in India.
Bollywood star Salman Khan gets five years in prison for hit-and-run
US-INDIA-BOLLYWOOD:Bollywood star Salman Khan gets five years in prison for hit-and-run
There are more modern-day slaves living in India than anywhere else on Earth
Many of them are women and children being sold into the sex trade.
Women-only public transportation really isn't going to solve sexual harassment
It's just another innovative way of placing the blame on women, according to some feminists.
Indian authorities are out in force to enforce the use of toilets
Few leaders of great nations can count toilets among their top priorities. But the Indian president, who is trying to boost India’s economic might, has done just that.
The air in this major city is way more polluted than the air in Beijing
And, oddly, it's the city's extremely harsh penalties for air pollution that might be the problem.