India embraces soft power — or maybe it’s bakshish power
Project Mausam is Prime Minister Modi’s answer to China’s charm offensive.
Thailand’s junta bribes traffic cops to stop taking bribes
Amid rampant corruption, police can score $300 just for turning down payoffs.
Five reasons Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel Prize is controversial in India
Some of his compatriots doubt the child labor campaigner deserved the award, and they have taken to Twitter to complain.
India evacuates 150,000 as cyclone Hudhud intensifies
Cyclone Hudhud threatens to devastate farmland and fishing villages when it hits the coast Sunday morning.
Indian peace laureate to 'join hands' with Pakistan's Malala
Meanwhile, India and Pakistan have engaged in heavy shelling across the frontier of the disputed territory of Kashmir for more than a week.
Stampede at Hindu festival kills 32 in eastern Indian state of Bihar
Police are examining closed circuit television to determine what had triggered the stampede.
Modi gets a rockstar welcome at Madison Square Garden
Some 18,500 people of Indian origin packed into New York's Madison Square Garden to hear India's prime minister speak.
This chart shows how incredibly cheap India's mission to Mars was
It cost India less to go to Mars than it cost to make the movie 'Gravity.'
Tragedy hits the Himalayas
An avalanche swept away two European climbers, while a veteran Japanese mountaineer plunged to his death.
All the people march for climate change
The 'People's Climate March' in New York has been endorsed by more than 1,400 organizations.
These new Indian apps target bribery, child trafficking and male creepiness
Can crowdourcing solve the country's most entrenched social ills?
Under pressure from the Islamic State, Al Qaeda opens South Asia front
Someone is starving for attention.
Outraged by rape and inequality, Indian women seek justice through entrepreneurship
Women-led startups are on the rise, but getting a loan means posting a man’s assets as collateral.
Things Rich People Do: Spend $214,000 on a pure gold shirt
It weighs nearly 9 pounds and requires a team of bodyguards.
Why India's 'pro-business' prime minister trashed a key WTO pact
And what it says about his supposed economic outlook.
The three reasons why Western businesses fail in India
With a huge English-speaking population, India seems an obvious place for the world’s biggest companies to set up. It’s not that easy.
As the West exits, Japan and Korea seize opportunity in India
Amid hype about India’s new business-friendly government, expat executives in Delhi are more likely to come from the East than the West.
India’s ‘business friendly’ prime minister rejects English
Modi swiftly demanded Hindi in social media and government communications. The non-Hindi speaking majority is outraged.
Here are the world's cat countries and the world's dog countries
Which is more popular — cats or dogs — in your country?
How an Indian entrepreneur is helping to resist executions in the US
When Navneet Verma got an order for sodium thiopental, he says he had no idea it would be used to execute people.
Here’s why Punjab state has India’s worst cancer crisis
As the economy grows, so does the suffering.
It turns out rape is also really bad for India's economy
The aftermath of the Delhi gang rape has been particularly hard for tourism and working women.
Delhi’s 30,000 unruly monkeys steal stuff, terrorize people and even kill
So residents have concocted creative (and sometimes nasty) ways to combat them.
This YouTube channel shows what it’s like to be an 'untouchable'
India’s scorned caste tells of relentless rapes, beatings and humiliations — all committed with impunity.
This Indian meal service is so efficient it’s the envy of FedEx
In a country not exactly known for promptness, 6 million meals each day get delivered through Mumbai traffic with flawless precision.
Struggling to save Punjab’s next generation
Not long ago Punjab was one of India’s success stories. Now half the state’s youth are addicted to drugs.
Yes, India. You shall go to the World Cup
That's the Homeless World Cup. Meet the coach, a runaway who slept in a tree trunk before being drafted to play abroad.
Coke may have won the World Cup, but it’s losing in India
Officials have shuttered a cola plant in the district of the new ‘pro-business’ prime minister — another defeat in Coke’s campaign to tame India.
Another woman was raped, her body hanged from a tree
This time in Pakistan.
This chart shows which countries produce the most electricity from renewable energy
Norway for the win.
This Indian city is on a quest to get rid of shantytowns. Turns out that's not very easy
Le Corbusier’s urban design failed to plan for laborers. Chandigarh city is trying to fix that, but some residents are ending up homeless.