On January 26, a teenage girl in Jamshedpur, India, was reportedly raped by a teenage boy in the Parsudih area of the city. Police arrested her assailant, and took the girl—reported in most places to be 15, and in a few as 13—to the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital for treatment. On Sunday night, police…
Bey’s collaboration with Coldplay, presumably to be debuted publicly at Superbowl halftime, is called “Hymn for the Weekend” and now has a video, shot in Mumbai, with a guest appearance from the beloved Punjabi actress Sonam Kapoor, of Bollywood fame. Directed by Ben Mor, it depicts street scenes and curious, probably…
According to the Washington Post, hundreds gathered in New Delhi, India on Sunday to protest the release of one of the New Delhi rapists. Indian authorities released the unnamed man after serving three years in a correctional home.
The 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, currently embedded in the crown worn by the Queen Mother at her daughter’s coronation, is stunning, enormous, and worth a fortune. And a group of businessmen and Bollywood stars wants it returned to India.
A television network in India was censured for airing a Grey’s Anatomy scene that featured a “homosexual encounter,” which reportedly violated broadcast guidelines.
Nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the group founded by the late Mother Teresa, will close down their 30 orphanages rather than allow single and divorced people to adopt.
The Indian government has demanded that Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, order an independent investigation after a Saudi employer allegedly chopped off the arm of their maid for reporting abuse. India wants the employer to be charged with attempted murder.
The fall, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is hosting an exhibition featuring centuries worth of textiles from India. Judging by the preview pictures available, it’s going to be gorgeous.
ABC’s diversity train is not slowing down with the debut of Quantico, an FBI crime drama starring Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra as a steely female agent. It’s a feminist series led by an Indian actress, which is groundbreaking in itself. Let’s see whether the thriller does, or does not, make viewers tune in.
Last year Reshma Bano Qureshi, 18, was attacked by her brother-in-law and a group of men who held her down and poured sulfuric acid on her face. The attacked left Qureshi deeply scarred—her left eye is also missing—and some of her attackers were never prosecuted.
On July 30, 23-year old Meenakshi Kumari and her 15-year-old sister were sentenced to be gang-raped by a group of village elders in the Baghpat district. The sisters weren’t convicted of any crimes, rather their sentence was punishment for their brother’s elopement. Vice reports:
Though MIA’s 2013 album, Matangi, was generally well received, it was not well understood. This was, in part, because of many Western music critics’ lack of curiosity about cultures outside their own, and specifically the music within; Matangi was an assertion of MIA’s globality, but also centered specifically on a…
It’s always a little frustrating when you have a great, great idea for a funny joke and someone beats you to the punch. That’s how we felt waking up this morning to see that someone else had already stolen our idea for a campaign against “mancriminating.” Dammit. That thunking noise you hear is the entire Jezebel…
The same day my father sold my childhood home, I headed to the airport. I was 21 and had finally mustered the courage to buy a flight to a country I’d always wanted to visit: India. I was prepared for nothing but surprises and adventures. Unfortunately, that’s what I got.
Mintified is an Indian website devoted to “inspiring” and/or “viral” posts, using Upworthy-style, desperate headlines. You’ve never heard of it before, you’ll never read about it here again, and you’re only reading these words at this exact moment because of the thunderous trainwreck that is their latest effort:…
Gay marriage is not only illegal, it’s criminalized in India. But that didn’t stop one mother of a human rights activist from posting an ad in the paper seeking an arrangement for her son, who she was worried might be lonely after she was gone. The groom’s now got six offers; he wants much, much more.
Here’s a tough question: When you’re traveling abroad and a child begs for change, what do you do?
India’s capital city hired its first woman bus driver while the country is still trying to figure out how ladies can board public transportation safely.
Six-month-old one-horned rhino Jalada Prasad had a prance party in honor of his public debut Friday at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata, India. Little dude had some rough early months after his mother was killed by poachers. But! He was rescued and nursed back to health, and now appears to be quite the peppy fella.
While you were busy braying at the moon about the death of One Direction, an Indian two-year-old was kicking ass, taking names and ensuring her triumph and victory in any number of possible dystopian situations (zombies, Hunger Games, The Oregon Trail) in the future. Meet Dolly Shivani Cherukuri, the kid to be envious…