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

India's Ad Council Cracks Down on Skin Lightening Creams

Brands around the world make loads of money from their skin lightening products, but that's going to be more difficult in at least one country going forward: The Advertising Standards Council of India has banned commercials and ads that make people who have darker skin seem "unsuccessful in any aspect of life… » 8/22/14 1:40pm 8/22/14 1:40pm

30,000 Monkeys Are Wreaking Havoc on India's Capital

Creatively speaking, humankind has put a lot of energy into speculating what could happen when chimps take over the world (there have been — what? — a billion Planet of the Apes movies made by now?), but, as it turns out, it isn't the non-human apes that we should be focusing on, but their rat-faced monkey brethren.… » 7/22/14 4:15pm 7/22/14 4:15pm

Two More Women Found Hanging in India's Most Populous State

Two women, a 19-year-old and a 42-year-old, have been found hanging from trees in Uttar Pradesh in the past two days, bringing the number of women hanged in India's most populous state up to four in the last month. In May, two teenage girls were found gang raped and hanged in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh,… » 6/12/14 7:20pm 6/12/14 7:20pm

​Transgender Woman Running for Parliament in India

On the heels of India's Supreme Court granting legal recognition to third gender citizens known as hijra, a transgender woman from southern India has set off on a campaign for a seat in Indian parliament. Bharati Kannamma, 53, is seen as the first trans candidate in a general election, running as an independent for… » 4/20/14 12:00pm 4/20/14 12:00pm