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.
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.