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India’s Supreme Court Says Not All Sex With a Failed Promise to Marry Is Rape

In April 2019, the Supreme Court had passed a verdict saying that sex between consenting adults based on a false promise of marriage will be considered rape. Now it clarifies it’s not rape unless false promise is proven.
Pallavi Pundir
3 hours ago
LGBTQ

What’s It Like for a Queer Photographer to Shoot Straight Weddings in a Country Where Same-Sex Marriages Are Illegal

“Even as I’m genuinely happy for the couples I photograph, one thought keeps running through my head: I probably won’t get to do the same."
As told to Dhvani Solani
3 hours ago
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Study Finds India Has The Most Unhealthy Packaged Food in The World

An analysis of over 4,00,000 food and drink products found that the UK, US and Australia had the healthiest packaged food whereas China and Chile scored poorly.
Shamani Joshi
6 hours ago
Photos

This Photographer Captures the People Caught Between Violence and Politics in Kashmir

“Kashmir is misinterpreted and misunderstood so much, and there's this narrative that Kashmir is 'ours'. The conflict has been nationalised to such an extent that it's not about the individuals themselves who’re from the region.”
Pallavi Pundir
a day ago
tech-science

Nobody Knows Why Hundreds of People Died at This Creepy Himalayan Lake

Hundreds of people mysteriously died over a millennium at "Skeleton Lake" in the Himalayas according to a new study, making the creepy location even more mysterious.
Becky Ferreira
a day ago
Health

Some Indian Women Are Quietly Cancelling Their Periods, and It’s Empowering

While we’ve been conditioned to believe that a monthly period is a sign of good health, women actually have a choice to give up on menstruation. We meet some Indian women who’ve made that choice.
Pallavi Pundir
2 days ago
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Fluorescent Blue Glow Seen on a Chennai Beach May Be a Sign of an Unhealthy Ocean

Even as people gush over the glow, scientists and coastal experts say it could be an effect of climate change and might be harmful to marine life.
Shamani Joshi
2 days ago
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Gujarat Is the New ‘Favourite’ Route for Pakistani Cartels Smuggling Drugs to the West

“If a fisherman brings five kgs of heroin along with 500 kgs of fish in his boat, it is very difficult to catch him.”
Pallavi Pundir
3 days ago
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India's LGBTQ Community Released Their Own Version of the National Anthem for Independence Day

The video featured prominent LGBTQ advocates and urged everyone to #StandWithPride.
Shamani Joshi
8.16.19
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12-Year-Old Boy Risks Life to Guide Ambulance Across Flooded Bridge in Karnataka

The boy has been recommended for the state's bravery award.
Shamani Joshi
8.16.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Pakistan Rage Over India’s ‘Occupation’ of Kashmir Explodes Into the Streets: ‘I Am Ready to Die’

“If there's no solution, we're willing to go to war.”
Hind Hassan
Sean Stephens
Tim Hume
8.16.19
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Police in Flood-Affected Kerala Register 19 Cases of Fake Relief Campaigns

As the flood-stricken state scrambles to provide relief to the victims, fake news and misinformation are affecting the number of donations made by people.
Shamani Joshi
8.14.19
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