WorldViews: India


Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014

What 100 days of social media can tell us about India’s election

And why it isn’t predicting the winner.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arvind Kejriwal, India, India election, Social media

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/11/2014

‘Boys make mistakes’ Indian politician’s comments reignite rape controversy

Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comments reignite controversy.

By Adam Taylor  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, Mulayam Singh Yadav

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Why did Narendra Modi keep his wife secret for almost 50 years?

“I am single, who will I be corrupt for?” he told a campaign rally in February.

By Adam Taylor  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, India election, Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, Narendra Modi

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/04/2014

We asked India’s voters what the most important issue is for them in the upcoming election. Here’s what they said.

More than 800 million voters in India will cast their ballots in polling centers across the country.

By Annie Gowen and Rama Lakshmi  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014

The powerful stories behind the six best news photos of 2013

World Press Photo announced their winners for photos of the year. Here’s what they say.

By Max Fisher  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bulgaria, Burma, Djibouti, India, Philippines, South Africa

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Indians are calling Indian American U.S. attorney ‘Uncle Tom’ for prosecuting Khobragade

“Preet Bharara is playing Uncle Tom for sure.“

By Max Fisher  |  02:57 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 12/19/2013

These photos of a very strange anti-U.S. protest in India speak volumes

This is what India’s nationalist id looks like.

By Max Fisher  |  12:21 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/18/2013

India says it wants to be a great power. It didn’t act like one this week.

Security barricades were pulled from the U.S. embassy in New Delhi as punishment for the arrest of an Indian deputy consul.

By Max Fisher  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/11/2013

A map of the countries where homosexuality is criminalized

The number of people worldwide subject to laws criminalizing homosexuality just doubled.

By Max Fisher  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 11/29/2013

High-profile media scandal poses first major test of India’s new sexual assault law

A young journalist has accused the editor of a leading magazine of sexually assaulting her.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:22 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/15/2013

This powerful video is dominating Indian social media. Here’s why.

The three-minute Google ad is syrupy, but it tells one of India and Pakistan’s most important stories.

By Max Fisher  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, Pakistan

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013

This map shows where the world’s 30 million slaves live. There are 60,000 in the U.S.

Yes, slavery still exists even here.

By Max Fisher  |  01:38 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Haiti, India, Maps, Pakistan

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 09/23/2013

‘Ladies, it’s your fault’: Viral video calls out India’s culture of victim-blaming

Indian women are increasingly questioning the culture of blaming victims for sexual assault.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  01:06 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 08/13/2013

India's parties resist new transparency efforts

Lawmakers introduced a bill to exclude parties from transparency requirements.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:33 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Indian politicians ask Obama to deny a visa to one of their own

A group of 36 lawmakers sent a letter requesting that the U.S. block Narendra Modi's visa request.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Insecticide blamed for Indian school deaths kills 200,000 every year, is related to sarin

Organophosphorous does terrible things to human beings but is still in wide use.

By Max Fisher  |  06:32 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/18/2013

2010 government report warned of serious flaws in India's school lunch program

The investigation found broad failures to maintain hygiene and food quality, particularly in Bihar.

By Max Fisher  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/18/2013

School principal comes under fire in Indian school lunch deaths

WORLDVIEWS | The region's education minister has hinted at a political conspiracy.

By Max Fisher  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/18/2013

After school lunch deaths, Indians on Twitter turn their outrage against the government

Many drew parallels between the incident and large-scale corruption scandals.

By Max Fisher  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013

An interactive map of the world's best and worst airports for flight delays

Japan's airports are the most reliable, China's the least, the U.S. does pretty well and the big surprise is in India.

By Max Fisher  |  02:23 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, India, Japan, Maps

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013

The amazing, surprising, Africa-driven demographic future of the Earth, in 9 charts

The world is poised to change dramatically over the next century, and in ways that you might not expect.

By Max Fisher  |  06:32 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Africa, China, India, Nigeria

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Indian TV reporter fired after filing flood report from the shoulders of a local victim

Narayan Pargaien said that the local had never met "someone of my level" and was just showing respect.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:13 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 06/25/2013

India considers legalizing sports gambling as way to curb match-fixing

A recent spate of game-fixing scandals has prompted calls for a radical solution.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:12 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Indian court rules that any couple who sleeps together is considered married

The ruling had many here scratching their heads.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 06/14/2013

DNA tests estimate that Prince William is 0.3 to 0.8 percent Indian

A distant relative of the next king of England appears to have been Indian.

By Max Fisher  |  03:58 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, United Kingdom

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 05/20/2013

Coca-Cola ad says Coke vending machines can soothe India-Pakistan tensions

The drink company takes the McDonald's theory of conflict prevention to new heights.

By Max Fisher  |  04:43 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, pakistan

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013

A fascinating map of the world's most and least racially tolerant countries

Survey tracks peoples’ willingness to live alongside neighbors of a different race.

By Max Fisher  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bangladesh, France, India, Maps, pakistan, South Korea

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 05/03/2013

The study that shows why China and India probably won't clash over border dispute

A fascinating 2005 analysis of China's resolution of border disputes might surprise you.

By Max Fisher  |  05:42 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, India

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Indian prisoner's death in Pakistan spurs diplomatic crisis

Sarabjit Singh had spent over two decades on death row in Pakistan.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:53 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, pakistan

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/26/2013

Video: This is what Bollywood musicals sound like -- with no music

Watch a scene from a hit 2012 epic Indian film with and without the music for an amazing contrast.

By Max Fisher  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Outrage in India as a billionaire receives special police protection

Some are questioning why police are tasked to Mukesh Ambani as India struggles to curb sexual violence.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 04/05/2013

India's animal economics: Is the country an elephant, a tiger or maybe even a beehive?

No one can seem to decide what animal metaphor best describes the world's ninth largest economy.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Charges of political motivation behind Indian corruption investigation

The country's Central Bureau of Investigation is sometimes called the "Coalition Building Initiative."

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:15 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/08/2013

In India, Syrian regime courts BRICS countries

An Assad adviser has called on Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa to support a "political solution" in Syria

By Rama Lakshmi  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013

India's economic obstacles, in four charts

A new government report forecasts economic recovery in 2013, but India still faces inflation, red tape and a slowdown in industry and agriculture.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Chuck Hagel confirmed in Washington, but doubts remain in India

The newly confirmed defense secretary's comments about India's role in Afghanistan have stirred controversy

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:46 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Indians absorb David Cameron's near-apology for a colonial-era massacre

Nearly a century after the Jallianwala Bagh, a U.K. prime minister offers something close to a formal apology.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:08 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 02/14/2013

A day of protests and flash mobs for India's movement to halt violence against women

Women in New Delhi seized on today's One Billion Rising campaign, maintaining momentum that began after the December gang rape.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:43 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Study: Sex-selective practices may be common in families of Indian doctors

The new research revealed a gender ratio even more skewed than the national average.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:08 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/05/2013

New Indian tell-all book sheds light on 2008 Mumbai attacker

A new book details holes in India' security apparatus that allowed the attacker to enter and exit the country without scrutiny.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013

A young rape victim's story moves India's official panelists to give

After hearing the testimony of a child maid, India's rape investigation panelists personally gave her $2,750.

By Simon Denyer  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 01/08/2013

If you're a Canadian with a mortgage, you might have spoken to the Delhi rape victim

If you're a Canadian with a mortgage, you might have spoken to the woman who is now a symbol of India's rape epidemic.

By Max Fisher  |  01:16 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 01/08/2013

In India, a history of high-profile rapes

A look at past incidents in India.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  05:57 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013

India's rape problem is already taking an economic toll

A study finds that 82 percent of women say they will curb work hours because they fear for their safety while commuting.

By Max Fisher  |  01:59 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Amid rape fiasco, India's leaders keep up insensitive remarks

India's political leaders and opinion-makers both men and women -- continue to rub salt on the wounds.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:03 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 12/29/2012

10 reasons why India has a sexual violence problem

Women face insecurity, discrimination and stigmatization at every turn.

By Olga Khazan and Rama Lakshmi  |  01:06 PM ET, 12/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/28/2012

How India's rape name-and-shame database could backfire

What's the best way to deal with rapists in a country that has an ingrained culture of impunity?

By Olga Khazan  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/27/2012

Is India's malnutrition crisis a myth?

One professor thinks it might just be genetics

By Simon Denyer  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Gang rape of a woman on a bus in New Delhi raises outrage in India

The incident has outraged an otherwise apathetic middle class against the increasing lack of safety for women in India's cities.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 12/11/2012

The coming realignment of world powers, foretold in charts

By 2030, three of the world's top four powers could be Asian and none of them European.

By Max Fisher  |  03:26 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Global trends, India, U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 12/10/2012

Wal-Mart's disclosure of lobbying activities morphs into talk of bribery in India

The company's disclosure of lobbying instantly morphed into talk of bribery.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/26/2012

Here's the Chinese passport map that's infuriating much of Asia

A map on page 8 of the new passport shows disputed territory and islands, not to mention Taiwan, as part of China.

By Max Fisher  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, India, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/23/2012

India and China quarrel over their maps on passport and visa stamps

Beijing recently began issuing new e-passports showing water mark images of two regions as Chinese territory.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, India

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/21/2012

How India reacted to Mumbai gunman Ajmal Kasab's execution

In a country where few things remain secret, Ajmal Kasab's swift hanging was a welcome surprise for many.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012

Who was Bal Thackeray and why did Mumbai come to a standstill this weekend?

Why did his death rally millions in Mumbai and shut down one of the biggest financial capitals in Asia?

By Anup Kaphle  |  11:23 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Heres why 10 percent of the developing worlds drugs are fake

Researchers are calling for a global treaty to stop the flood of counterfeit drugs

By Olga Khazan  |  10:33 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  counterfeit drugs, health, India, who

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Puppies: The new indicator of prosperity?

As they get wealthier, Indians and Brazilians are getting more dogs.

By Olga Khazan  |  10:50 AM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dogs, economics, India

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Smog over Delhi, gloom over Indias business forum

Glum moods and thick air at the World Economic Forum's New Delhi meeting

By Simon Denyer  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 11/07/2012

In India, President Obama seen as the safer choice

Some analysts here worried about his words against outsourcing, though.

By Simon Denyer and Rama Lakshmi  |  09:16 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, India

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 11/07/2012

For an Indian slum, Obamas victory feels far removed

Locals are familiar with the U.S. president but see little relevance for their lives.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:58 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  America in Context, India

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 11/03/2012

Germany to Indian students: Willkommen!

How Germany plans to create more engineers.

By Olga Khazan  |  03:22 PM ET, 11/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  engineers, Germany, India, Work

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2012

In India, a Tweet can land you in jail

Two recent Twitter-related arrests have triggered concern among many Indian users of social media.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:51 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, twitter

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 10/30/2012

In India, dengue panic after Bollywood movie mogul Yash Chopra’s death

Is a Bollywood director's death worsening dengue fears?

By Olga Khazan  |  01:01 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dengue, health, India

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012

Hurricane Sandy’s economic damage felt in far-away India

The country's information technology and aviation sectors could be exposed on a sensitive day.

By Max Fisher  |  12:14 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Love in the time of curfew: Video from a new film about Kashmir’s crisis

Valley of Saints portrays life in the disputed Indian territory.

By Max Fisher  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, Pop Culture Abroad

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/13/2012

India arrests professor over political cartoon

A chemistry professor was arrested after he forwarded a cheeky cartoon strip to his friends that made fun of a state’s mercurial chief minister.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Mamata Banerjee

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/05/2012

Can Narendra Modi make it to India’s top job?

Modi is probably India’s most complex and divisive figure.

By Simon Denyer  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Narendra Modi, riots

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Indian military marches on New Delhi? Government says no

The story reflects the country’s military-government divide.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  10:12 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, military, government, V.K. Singh, Manmohan Singh

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/22/2012

Indian government, media backtrack as Norway child custody case unravels

The Indian government had turned a child custody dispute into a diplomatic incident, but this week, the case has become an embarrassment.

By Simon Denyer  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Norway, child custody

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/20/2012

Is India misrepresenting its poverty numbers?

India says the number of poor people has dropped by 51 million — more than the entire population of Spain— in the past five years.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, poverty line

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 03/14/2012

India’s proposed $0.006 per km train ticket hike causes concern and excitement

By Simon Denyer  |  01:34 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, India railways, Dinesh Trivedi

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012

AIPAC protested, Putin reelected and India earthquake: Morning roundup

AIPAC protested, Putin reelected and India earthquake

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:02 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup Russia, India

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012

UNICEF report shows stark disparity in wealth, health in India

Despite a burgeoning middle class, a report shows there is acute malnutrition and hunger among India’s poor.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  09:42 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Unicef, income inequality, health

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2012

Indian prime minister blames American NGOs for anti-nuclear protests

On Friday, Manmohan Singh raised the Cold War-era bogey of the “foreign hand.”

By Rama Lakshmi  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  India, NGOs, nuclear power, nuclear protests

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 02/24/2012

Salman Rushdie, SOS for oceans, Syria will get arms ‘somehow’: Morning roundup

Salman Rushdie, SOS for oceans, Syria will get arms ‘somehow’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:02 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Morning roundup, Syria, Iran, India, Australia

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 02/23/2012

Did Indian officials just denounce homosexuality?

Activists say an official’s confusing statement shows the government is not fully behind gay rights.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:47 AM ET, 02/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, gay sex ban, homosexuality

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Valentine’s Day government bans rejected by lovers around the world

Lovers are celebrating, despite the consequences.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Valentine's Day, government bans, India, Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Iran

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 02/13/2012

Israeli diplomats targeted by bombers in India, Georgia (tweets)

Israeli diplomats were targeted by bombers in India and Georgia Monday, in two almost-simultaneous strikes, according to AP.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:54 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Israel, Iran, diplomat, attack

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/09/2012

Joke about Chris Brown beating women appears in Times of India

In a country where violence against women is prevalent, some aren’t finding the joke very funny.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Chris Brown, violence against women

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 02/08/2012

India ministers resign after being accused of watching porn during state assembly

Three ministers in Karnataka state were caught watching porn in state assembly.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:06 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Karnataka, ministers, porn, scandal

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/06/2012

India censors Google, Facebook — but other democracies are even worse

But other democracies have asked Google to remove more content.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, U.K.

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 01/30/2012

Starbucks enters India: A suggested menu

Our proposed menu for Starbucks in India includes a real masala chai and lassis.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:06 PM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Tata

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Salman Rushdie’s visit to Jaipur festival protested by Islamic clerics

Salman Rushdie has said he will attend the Jaipur literature festival in late January, despite efforts from Islamic clerics to keep him from entering India.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Salman Rushdie, Jaipur Literature Festival

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 01/05/2012

India’s tigers to be protected by armed commandos

Armed commandos will now patrol the jungles of southern India to stop poachers from capturing and killing endangered tigers.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:47 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, tigers, poaching

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Anna Hazare, Indian hunger striker, has high fever and shrinking support

Anna Hazare, Indian anti-corruption hunger striker, has high fever and shrinking support.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Anna Hazare, corruption

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Anna Hazare, Indian activist, to start hunger strike again over graft bill

India introduced a new version of the graft bill in parliament, but many say it is not good enough.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Anti-corruption, India, Anna Hazare

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011

Kolkata hospital fire leaves scores dead after staff reportedly abandon patients

Hospital staff reportedly abandoned patients when the fire broke out.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:44 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Kolkata, AMRI hospital, fires

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 12/07/2011

India shuts door to Wal-Mart, for now

The government puts on hold a policy that would have opened the doors to foreign supermarket chains.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  05:45 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Wal-Mart

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Facebook, Google tell India they won’t screen for derogatory content

Facebook and Google say they won’t screen and remove offensive content about religious figures and political leaders.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:07 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Internet freedom, Facebook, Google, Kapil Sibal

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Pakistan ‘arrests’ monkey for crossing India border

Authorities in Pakistan's Punjab province have “arrested” a monkey that crossed its border with India.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, Pakistan, monkeys, spying

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Pakistani actress Veena Malik’s nude 'ISI' photo stirs controversy; decried by local media as fake

A nude photo of Pakistani actress Veena Malik with “ISI” written on her arm has caused a sensation in Pakistan. Local media say the photo is fake.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Pakistan, India, Veena Malik, FHM, ISI, PTA banned list, NATO

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/17/2011

Jessica Lall’s killer: Despite murder, he can dance at his brother’s wedding

An Indian judge granted Manu Sharma parole to attend his brother’s wedding, despite murdering Jessica Lall.

By Simon Denyer  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Jessica Lall, Manu Sharma, India

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Indian court finds 31 Hindus guilty of killing dozens of Muslims in 2002 riots

An Indian court has found 31 Hindus guilty of killing 33 Muslims during the violent religious and communal riots that rocked the state of Gujarat in 2002.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:48 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, 2002 riots, religious violence

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 11/08/2011

India stampede kills 16, following long history of religious holiday calamities

A stampede killed 16 Hindu pilgrims and left about 50 injured during a religious ceremony Tuesday. It wasn’t the first time.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:48 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, stampedes

Posted at 08:12 PM ET, 10/29/2011

Formula 1 galas and Lady Gaga: against a backdrop of poverty

India is hosting Formula 1 this weekend, but some note the contrast between the glitter of the race and the poverty surrounding it.

By Rama Lakshmi  |  08:12 PM ET, 10/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Formula One, Lady Gaga, India

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2011

India’s black money could be returning home

The Indian government is asking Switzerland and other tax havens to bring black money back home.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, India, black money, Switzerland, Anna Hazare, corruption, tax havens

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Earthquake in India, Nepal, Tibet kills more than 50 (photos)

A 6.9 Richter scale earthquake hit India, Nepal and Tibet on Sunday, killing more than 50 people.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:48 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Earthquake, India, Tibet, Nepal, Himalayas