Once Denied Combat Roles, Women Keep Making History in the Indian Armed Forces
Early this week, the Indian Navy deployed its first set of women combat aviators in frontline warships.
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Inside India's Investigation Into Facebook’s Hate Speech Allegations
Indian lawyer and tech policy expert Sarvjeet Singh breaks down why the probe into Facebook’s alleged role in Indian politics is significant, and whether it would lead anywhere.
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violence against women
Forced to Abort, Tortured: Indian Women Continue to Face Violence Over Obsession With Male Children
In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, a man ripped open his pregnant wife’s belly to find out if it was a boy.
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Streets, Buildings, Museums: India Is on a Name Changing Spree To Erase the Mughal History
Historians and activists say the plan to rename a Mughal museum is in sync with the idea of a Hindu nation.
Fake Degrees, School Dropouts, Unqualified Doctors: India Has a Problem of Quacks
A WHO report found that over 57 percent of doctors in India are not medically qualified. But the deplorable and inaccessible public health infrastructure explains why they continue to thrive.
A Police Force in India Can Now Search and Arrest People Without a Warrant
In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where extrajudicial killings and police brutality are common, the Special Security Force is being seen as dangerous.
Crimes against women
Pakistan Gang Rape Sparks Nationwide Protests After Cop Blames Woman
The investigating officer blaming the survivor for being out late at night, and without a man, intensified the anger.
Everything You Need to Know About India and China’s Ongoing Border Dispute
This time, the experts say, the conflict could potentially spiral out of control.
The Arrest of a Bollywood Actor in India Shows All That's Wrong With Media Trials
The frenzy around the case of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and the arrest of his former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty is the latest case study into how voyeuristic news coverage shapes public opinion.
Why Does India Keep Dealing With 'Language Wars'?
Experts say promotion of the Hindi language intensified under Prime Minister Modi's government.
‘We Don’t Feel Safe’: Indians Living in Border Towns Are Scared After ‘Abductions’ by Chinese Army
According to an Indian minister, China’s People’s Liberation Army has confirmed having the five missing men from Arunachal Pradesh. The two countries are said to be working on a handover.
Inmates Released From Overcrowded Prisons Due to COVID-19 Are Struggling
From spending quarantine out in the open fields to being denied jobs—prisoners and social workers in India grapple with the strange new world of freedom.