8 reasons why India’s elections really matter to the world
Nuclear weapons, conflict in Afghanistan, drug-resistant superbugs and the cost of wedding rings are at stake.
An Indian minister asked people to vote twice. Then he said he was joking
Polls show corruption is one of the most pressing concerns for voters in the world's biggest democracy, which will hold elections in nine phases until May 12.
Could MH370 really blow straight through Asian air defenses?
Maybe, say experts. Or maybe the militaries are hiding something.
100 million new voters are about to transform India
They’re social media savvy, and they don't vote like their parents.
Farmers in India commit suicide after freak storm destroys winter crops
India's main opposition group demanded that the natural disaster be declared a 'national calamity,' the Press Trust of India reported.
One man’s quest to train India’s many quack doctors
The controversial effort targets legions of untrained healthcare providers who prescribe sketchy liver tonics and antibiotic cocktails.
In India, chances are the doctor is a quack (VIDEO)
These sketchy health providers continue practicing and collecting fees, even after patients needlessly die.
Japan is creating an enormous pile of plutonium. Should you be worried?
It only takes a few pounds of plutonium to make a weapon, and the most likely source of the critical ingredient is a large-scale production or storage facility — like the one Japan is building.
9 hot Indian innovators that Silicon Valley could buy next
An Indian startup shopping list for Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft.
India's women 'sadhus' form all-female group
Female sadhus, or holy Hindu women, have broken away from tradition and formed a new all-female group in India.
This Indian artist painted more than 1,000 paintings with his tongue
Including an 8-foot Da Vinci and a portrait of Jesus Christ.
37 motorbikes carrying everything, including crocodiles
The things we carried. On mopeds.
Indians pulled this baby elephant out of a sinkhole
What was your good deed for the day?
The rise of the Hindu fundamentalists
Hindu nationalists are about to take control of India. Some of them want to ban books, films and even Valentine’s Day.
Indian flag raised in Sochi after ban lifted
Indian athletes, free of the 14-month ban imposed over corruption concerns, may now compete under their national flag and walk behind it at the closing ceremony.
Sri Lanka transforms its killing fields into a tourist attraction
Rewriting history, Sinhalese victors snap photos and eat ice cream at an alleged war crimes scene.
India can now compete under its own flag after IOC lifts ban
An IOC spokesman said Indian athletes could now compete under their flag in Sochi and would walk behind the national tricolor at the closing ceremony on Feb. 23.
Food fight: Thailand’s crisis boils down to a battle over white rice
Thailand scraps a subsidy gambit that could topple the prime minister — and explains why Thai rice isn’t as tasty anymore.
The Olympic motto is 'peace through sport.' But in South Asia, it’s about war
Pakistan and India have skiers at Sochi thanks to high-altitude conflict.
Arrey bhai, it's tough to be an Indian Olympian
Forget yellow face water. At Sochi, India’s embattled athletes win gold for enduring bedlam.
5 Asian remedies guaranteed to transform you into a superhero
Eager for a shortcut to health, wealth, virility or eternal youth? These traditional concoctions have you covered.
It's the woman's fault for getting raped, says female Indian politician
'Rapes take place also because of a woman's clothes, her behavior and her presence at inappropriate places,' said Asha Mirje
World's shortest hunger strike lasts until lunch
It's like fasting, ya know, until you get hungry. Indian politician ridiculed for lackluster protest.
There's more than one place in India where the punishment could be gang rape
The idea that the village elders here could hold a meeting and order a gang rape has horrified India. But it's not uncommon.
Indian village council orders gang rape of woman for falling in love with the wrong man
Village elders ordered the brutal attack after the woman's family said they couldn't afford to pay the fine for the affair.
Indian hustle: How fraudsters prey on would-be US tech workers
The huge demand for just 65,000 H1-B visas means hefty profits for con-artists.
When mum is a prostitute
Growing up is grim in Delhi’s biggest red light district — but there’s hope.
A world without antibiotics? The risk is real
Humans face the very real risk of a future without antibiotics, a world of plummeting life expectancy where people die from diseases easily treatable today, scientists say.
Indian minister's wife died 'unnatural' death, autopsy shows
In one of her last tweets, Shashi Tharoor's wife wrote: "Whatever is destined to happen will happen, will go smiling."
Indian minister's wife found dead amid adultery row all broadcast on Twitter
Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar, found dead after she exposed his alleged adultery with a Pakistani journalist on Twitter.
India's ruling party looks to unproven scion of favorite dynasty as its next prime minister
"I will take up whatever responsibility is given to me by my party in the future and do it diligently to the best of my abilities," Gandhi said on Tuesday.