Mumbai Mom Posts India's First-Ever Gay Marriage Ad for Her Son

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. » 5/21/15 2:00pm Thursday 2:00pm

After A Rough Start, Baby Rhino Is Now Winning At Life

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. » 3/29/15 8:55pm 3/29/15 8:55pm

2-Year-Old Girl Breaks Archery Record, Reminds Us We're Failures

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… » 3/26/15 4:10pm 3/26/15 4:10pm

Police Detain Eight Suspects in Indian Gang Rape Investigation 

Yesterday, awful news broke that a 74-year-old nun was gang raped during a robbery in eastern Indian. Six men broke into a convent school, stole money, and ransacked the church before gang-raping the elderly nun. Video recording of the six attackers was almost immediately released to the public, along with a $1500… » 3/15/15 12:00pm 3/15/15 12:00pm

Bride Flees Wedding After Groom Proves He Can't Do Simple Math

When a marriage is arranged, it's not uncommon for a bride to only meet her groom on their wedding day. In order to make sure that the man she was marrying had an education, one bride in the Uttar Pradesh state of India gave her intended a math test on their wedding day. He failed spectacularly. » 3/13/15 2:10pm 3/13/15 2:10pm

Indian Parliament Bans India's Daughter, Cites Global Conspiracy

Indian Parliament has banned India’s Daughter, a new documentary about the brutal beating, gang rape and death of Jyoti Singh in 2012, and is requesting other countries to do the same. In response, England’s BBC4 television station has moved up their debut of the film from Sunday to Wednesday and Denmark, Sweden,… » 3/04/15 5:30pm 3/04/15 5:30pm

Delhi Bus Gang Rapist Mukesh Singh Blames Victim for Fighting Back 

In 2012, 23-year-old Jyoti Singh was returning from a night at the movies with a male friend in Delhi, India when they caught a ride on a minibus. Inside, six men beat her with iron rods and gang-raped her. She died two days later from her injuries. In a jailhouse interview, one of the men convicted in the attack now… » 3/02/15 10:10am 3/02/15 10:10am

Uber Updates Safety Regulations After Alleged Rape in India

Earlier this month, Uber came under fire after a woman in India was reportedly raped by an Uber driver. The incident sparked protests, and the Delhi local government banned all Uber services as well as other unlicensed taxi app services—Uber itself suspended its own operations in the city while reviewing its… » 12/28/14 1:00pm 12/28/14 1:00pm

8 Women Killed, Many Hospitalized After Botched Sterilization in India

On Tuesday, health officials in India reported eight deaths and nearly 70 more hospitalizations following a horrific sterilization procedure in a government run "health camp." While mass sterilizations under unsanitary and inhumane conditions like this have been known to lead to the deaths of women, this marks the… » 11/11/14 1:50pm 11/11/14 1:50pm