Stories about India from May, 2016
Lower Castes in India Are Still Clearing Human Waste With Their Bare Hands, Despite Laws Against It
According to a recent report, many rural households in India continue to engage in manual scavenging, finding that it has less to do with poverty than with enduring caste-based discrimination.
Panama Papers Database Only Fuels Indians’ Frustration With Government's Response
"This could help investigators, if they are serious, to at least begin a meaningful investigation."
Draft Law Would Prohibit Showing ‘Disputed Areas’ on Maps of India
A new bill in India has been proposed to ban anyone to call the Pakistan and China borders as "disputed areas" along with several other restrictions.
Indians Applaud a Journalist's Passionate Takedown of a Body-Shaming Facebook Meme
"We judge her everything merely on the basis of her size and colour of her skin," wrote Tiyash Mukhopadhyay about a popular meme featuring Oscar-nominated Hollywood actress Gabourey Sidibe.
#JusticeforJisha: India Protests the Rape and Murder of a Dalit Woman
"#JusticeForJisha Find the culprits. End victim blaming mindset. Stop feeding the rape culture."
One Woman's Experience Breaking India's Feminine Ideal—With a Mohawk
"I constantly had to explain myself to others. There were whispers, giggles and derogatory comments: 'She’s gone butch.'"