An Indian woman who was the victim of a gang rape and brutal beating earlier this month in New Delhi has been flown to Singapore for treatment, while the rest of India debates women's safety.
Mumbaikars closely followed news that one of their city's most controversial political leaders may be critically ill, resurfacing questions about succession.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard took a spill today on a visit to India, a country that Canberra is working hard to win over.
This week's good reads include words of wisdom from Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi, using the Internet and applied mathematics to find the long road home, and a profile of Egyptian courage.
Rekha Kalindi refused to enter a child marriage at age 12 and insisted on staying in school. Her stand is helping change attitudes in part of rural India.