India Insight

from The Human Impact:

India’s growing global humanitarian role: Is it enough?

March 27, 2013

India is increasingly seen as an important player when it comes to supporting nations hit by disasters or conflict, as well as for development, but given its size and influence, is it really doing enough to help resolve global crises?

Photo gallery: Spirit of Holi in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar

March 26, 2013

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Telecom companies woo women with angel stores

By Aradhana Aravindan
March 25, 2013

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Anti-rape bill goes easy on first-time stalkers, but only if innocent

March 20, 2013

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Making a case for tougher anti-stalking laws

March 20, 2013

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Indian IT finds promise in Europe as continent looks at offshoring

March 14, 2013

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from Photographers' Blog:

A widow’s refuge offers solace to the sorrowful

March 8, 2013

Vrindavan, India

By Adnan Abidi

The sound of applause echoing in the dingy shelter forced a smile on the face of Tulshi Dasi. An expression she had almost forgotten since her world turned white. The reason: she could now write and had just finished writing the English alphabet on a blackboard. And all this at the age of 70! She had never felt this empowered and never knew that learning was so much fun. As Dasi wrote a new chapter in her life in the grimy shelter in Vrindavan, that she shares with many women like her, her companions, around 50 odd widows applauded her progress.

Happily single in India? Don’t count on it

March 7, 2013

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Fear, too busy, too ugly: why India’s famous bachelors stay single

March 6, 2013

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from Photographers' Blog:

Riding India’s railways

February 25, 2013

Across India

By Navesh Chitrakar

My journey on the great railways of India began on October 23, 2012. The trip not only marked my first visit to India, it was also the first time that I had ever travelled on real trains because my home country, Nepal, does not have a proper rail network.