It’s still a crime to be gay in India. But activists are ready to celebrate
Homosexuality was illegal in India, then it wasn't, now it is again. Campaigners are fighting a long legal battle to have it decriminalized for good.
Two surprising things happened in Iowa last night
And here's why they matter to the world.
A student suicide is forcing India to talk about caste
Last month a PhD student hanged himself at the University of Hyderabad. His friends say it was because he was treated as an 'untouchable.'
On Gandhi’s death anniversary, not everyone is grieving
Opposition to Gandhi persists in India and around the world.
Why cow-loving India wants to keep bullfighting
Cows may be sacred to India's Hindu majority, but many are campaigning to allow a tradition that involves competing to 'tame' bulls by force.
Uber is working with Airbus on helicopter service
'If you can push a button and can get a ride, then why not push a button and get a helicopter,' says Uber's Travis Kalanick.
India and Pakistan were on the brink of real progress. Then everything went wrong
At the end of last year, the two countries looked closer than ever. Then Pakistani terrorists attacked an Indian air force base.
Why Indians are turning down Facebook's free internet
Free Basics by Facebook lets users access certain websites free of charge. But at what cost to net neutrality?
7 dead in attack on Indian air base near Pakistan border
A dramatic assault on an Indian air base near the Pakistan border was finally declared over Saturday, 14 hours after suspected Islamist militants struck.
The future looks bright for solar power in India
One recent political cartoon said Indians wouldn't know what to do with solar panels. The reality says otherwise.
India's Modi makes a surprise 'goodwill' visit to Pakistan
The Indian prime minister visited arch-rival Pakistan on Friday, the first such trip in a decade.
Putin, Modi hail 'partnership' as India eyes defense deals
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed Thursday the "partnership" between their two nations as they oversaw the signing of energy and other
Pope approves Mother Teresa for sainthood after recognizing second miracle
Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle attributed to the late Mother Teresa, clearing the path for the nun to be elevated to sainthood next year, the Vatican said Friday.
Here's Delhi's best answer to its air pollution crisis
The air in India's capital is worse than in Beijing. Can road rationing fix it?
If there's one thing India won't tolerate, it's being called intolerant
Critics have accused India's Hindu government of intimidating anyone who doesn't agree with them. Their defense? 'Go to Pakistan,' and other well-argued ripostes.
Being HIV-positive can get you kicked out of school in India
Or fired from your job, evicted from your house, and denied medical treatment.
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.