Stories about India
22 August 2015
He spent his career trying to deliver health care outside of expensive hospitals. Now, he's sick — but he doesn't want to get treatment.
18 August 2015
"The protests against the prohibition of alcohol are a great move. If Tamil Nadu government bans the sale of alcohol, it will be greatly appreciated by the general population."
14 August 2015
Google has created a new larger holding company Alphabet with a new CEO for Google, Sundar Pichai. Indian social media users welcome Pichai's new leadership with greetings, pun and humour.
7 August 2015
India's overreaching ban on pornography sites was lifted less than a week after it was laid down, in the wake of heavy criticism. But the mockery of government continues.
6 August 2015
One Facebook user threatened to choke her. Two days later, on August 4, Inji Pennu's Facebook account was suspended.
3 August 2015
Post-earthquake, an overwhelmed Nepali state struggles to develop a long-term vision to tackle the vultures of human trafficking within and beyond its borders.
2 August 2015
"What the **** are community standards if they cannot take down a page purely abusive in nature, harassing a woman using her photos and other personal details?"
1 August 2015
25 July 2015
"Britain's rise for 200 years was financed by its depredations in India. In fact Britain's industrial revolution was actually premised upon the de-industrialisation of India."
24 July 2015
Students object to the recently appointed Gajendra Chauhan as chairmen of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India, complaining that he isn't qualified and is a political choice.
14 July 2015
Open defecation leads to harassment among adolescent girls and women, and the country's discriminatory caste system means "the untouchables" are made to clean up waste in some areas.
2 July 2015
"India has been able to eradicate polio with its mission modedness. Why cant such urgency be brought to anti-TB/HIV program? #tickingTimeBomb"
28 June 2015
21 June 2015
Citizen Media Shows Why India Is Unlikely to Reach Its Millennium Goals Target for Maternal Mortality
India is behind both Nepal and Bangladesh in terms of reducing maternal mortalities. States where the caste system is embedded, religious minorities and migrants suffer most.
20 June 2015
There's a new animated superhero coming soon to TV screens in India. Not Spiderman. Not the Indredible Hulk. It's India's Olympic champion boxer, Mary Kom.
16 June 2015
13 June 2015
Hundreds of households on the Tanzanian island without access to the electrical grid are getting low cost solar power for the first time, from a group of local female engineers.
12 June 2015
A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.
7 June 2015
31 May 2015
A project that was virtually unknown a few years back with monthly page views in the low thousands recorded 8,08,834 page views in March 2015 alone.