Priya's Shatki is a comic about a girl who is raped and then tries to change the world with the help of the gods, flipping Indian patriarchy like a pancake.
The area once known as the rape capital of India has another horrific high-profile crime on its hands.
India made headlines last week for its misguided sterilization program, but it's far from the only place where a woman's ability to conceive children is interfered with by the state.
In India's pursuit of its dream birth rate, human beings are reduced to whole numbers, children to fractions, and fallopian tubes to mobile phones.
They're cheap, they're legal, and they're easy to get a hold of. But how dangerous are drugs like Valium, Xanax, and Tramadol?
Last month Australia decided to sell uranium to India. The details of the deal have now been released, and a lot of people are worried.
More than 120 heads of state came together at the UN headquarters in NYC Tuesday, but most fell short of the bold pledges and tangible vows we desperately need.
Due to a government ban, there are now only 13 of the animals left in the city, all microchipped and owned by a few families who mostly live together in unkempt fields under the same bridge.
I often speculated that the Bikini Killings were a twisted, homoerotic death ritual triggered by amphetamine psychosis. I wanted to suggest this to the Bombay police, but since I was on speed myself, I had the paranoid thought that if I brought it up they…
"He has been overrated and he has to be put down to earth and treated as a normal person. Don't put him in Parliament Square. He is a symbol of what women don't want."
As the saying goes: "Skateboarding is so hot right now," and with its huge global popularity more and more outsider companies are trying to target that youth demographic.
America is the greatest fucking country on Earth. It may as well be the only fucking country on Earth. It's the only fucking country that matters, anyhow. After all, giving us free reign over the entirety of His Kingdom was the last thing God did before H…
Paying pale-skinned Westerners to do embarrassing things is a growing fad among India's middle classes.
When he was in film school, Khyentse Norbu wore pants. He liked to befriend people who didn't believe in Buddhism. He liked to argue with them. He also liked that they didn't treat him with any respect.
Last month, Indian voters handed a sweeping victory to a political party that has historic ties to a Hindu extremist group that believes that India—the polyglot, multi-faith subcontinent—is in fact a Hindu nation. Now that they're in power, what does Hind…
Anuradha Koirala is a 65-year-old woman who's spent the last 21 years saving women and girls from human trafficking in Nepal. We interviewed her about raiding mafia-run brothels and rescuing some 50,000 people from the sex trade.
Narendra Modi may be the first world leader to record a welcome message for an American political action committee.
As Peshawar has come under increasing sway of an extremist view of Islam, its community of transgender hijras has been increasingly marginalized.
The results of India's general election were announced today, making official what most polls predicted: an unprecedented defeat for India's historically dominant center-left party. But the cycle of political births and deaths in India has spun this way b…
Varanasi is the most holy Hindu city and the spiritual home of India's sadhus, or holy men.
India's upstart anti-corruption party has a secret weapon in Silicon Valley, where Indian-born technologists are pushing to clean up the dirty political system back home.
Some candidates face accusations as serious as rape, murder, and extortion, according to a study released by the Association for Democratic Reforms this week.
Every year the Indian army uses a bucolic pasture in Kashmir as an artillery testing field. For the shepherds and firewood collectors who live nearby, dismemberment and death have become commonplace. I smelled the fragrant wildflowers, saw the pristine la…
Jainism is a religion with some of the most extreme dietary restrictions in the world: no animals, dairy, root vegetables, honey, or booze. But the ritual of santhara—a vow of voluntary death by fasting—is one of the most controversial components of the r…