Indian magazine editor Tarun Tejpal arrested over sexual assault allegations
Tarun Tejpal, the founder and editor of Tehelka magazine, has been accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague.
Buddhist shrines around the world
Buddhism is one of the planet's most popular religions. Here are some of its most magnificent shrines.
Meet 22-year-old Magnus Carlsen, the new world chess champion
Carlsen, who turns 23 on November 30, missed out on becoming the youngest world champion by a few weeks.
Hundreds of thousands evacuated as Cyclone Helen hits India
Two people were killed by falling trees in the storm that comes a month after a cyclone left at least 18 people dead.
Behind an Indian skeptic's murder, a murky realm of superstition
Narendra Dabholkar advocated against what he called "blind faith." His murder has brought attention to a violent clash between science and superstition.
Welcome to India's all-women bank
Only 28 percent of women in India have a bank account and per capita credit to women is 80 percent lower than for men: Finance minister
India's top policeman, Ranjit Sinha, apologizes for saying, 'If you can't prevent rape, you enjoy it'
Ranjit Sinha has been blasted by women's groups for using a rape analogy during a discussion about illegal sports betting.
With a heavy heart, India prepares for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell
For the last time, the superstitious Tendulkar will put on his left pad first, and walk out to bat in India's colors, having long secured his place among the game's greats.
Rescued pup becomes first dog to climb Everest
Rupee, rescued from a garbage dump in India, reached base camp on the world's highest mountain.
Himalayan tsunami: Climate change triggers deadly floods among the world’s highest peaks
Last summer more than 6,000 died after glacial melt cascaded through valleys. Scientists expect such disasters to become more common.
China's Third Party Plenum — a masterpiece of vagueness
Analysis: Far reaching reforms were expected from China's much-hyped Communist Party summit this week. Instead, the meeting yielded confusion.
8 critically endangered species to appreciate while you still can
Don't let these majestic creatures go the way of the Dodo. They are awesome.
Narendra Modi: Nightmare or savior for India’s struggling economy?
Q&A: While his opponents predict disaster if he becomes prime minister, investors overwhelmingly support him. Here’s why.
India: Here’s what Goldman Sachs missed in its controversial Narendra Modi assessment
Q&A: The firm argues Modi as India’s prime minister would spur growth. Indian investment broker Shankar Sharma begs to differ.
Those ‘fake’ North Korean ICBMs may actually be able to reach Seattle
American experts conclude that North Korea’s missile mock-ups are getting ‘scary good.’ (Video)
In China, the confession will be televised. In fact, it already is
Many say the practice reprises the dark days of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.
The world’s greatest athlete will take his final bow this month…
…and more than a billion people will stop everything to watch.
Indian minister likens rise of PM candidate Modi to Third Reich
Modi's critics have long sought to associate the Hindu nationalist leader with fascism and blame him for anti-Muslim riots in 2002.
India's mission to Mars blasts off (VIDEO)
India on Tuesday launched Mangalyaan, an unmanned Mars-bound satellite, marking one giant leap for the country's space program.
India prepares to launch Mangalyaan, its Mars-bound spacecraft
The Mars probe is scheduled to blast off on Tuesday.
What does the (South Asian) man say?
A new film series examines the struggles of men in Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India.
Indian Communist politician sacked for sleeping in bed of cash (VIDEO)
Indian Communist politician Samar Acharjee thought he was living the dream when he decided to take a nap in a bed of $24,000 in cash, but the rest of the country didn't find his cellphone video so funny.
India minister blames Pakistan for recent border attacks
Shooting at the frontier between the nuclear-armed rivals has been among the heaviest since a ceasefire agreement in 2003.
India bus fire kills at least 45 (VIDEO)
Six people escaped the fire, which burned the bodies inside beyond recognition.
10 of the most haunted places around the world
The world is a seriously spooky place.
Bombing in India may be related to religious, sectarian divisions
In Bihar state, several bombs went off at a rally for the Hindu nationalist party on Sunday. Though a suspect has been arrested, it may take more investigation to get to the bottom of the crime.
5 killed in blasts ahead of opposition rally in India
At least five people were killed and 24 injured in serial bomb blasts Thursday in eastern India ahead of a rally by opposition BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
Narendra Modi could be India’s next prime minister. So why won’t he talk to his wife?
GlobalPost exclusive: Wildly popular with both foreign executives and Hindu conservatives, BJP candidate Narendra Modi hasn’t spoken to his wife in more than 45 years. Yet she remains devoted to him.
Indian teen gang-raped, burned alive by 3 men
The Indian girl, age 13 or 14, died in a local hospital Wednesday morning after suffering burns to 80 percent of her body.
India's buried treasure brings hundreds seeking fortunes after holy man's dream
A holy man said a long-dead king came to him in a dream, told him to let the government claim 1,000 tons of gold worth $50 billion to stave of economic crisis.
India police question crew of US ship illegally carrying arms
Police launched an investigation into the international crew of the Seaman Guard Ohio, which was found carrying guns and ammunition in Indian waters without proper permits.