A new law guaranteeing free education for all children ages 6 to 14 will severely challenge India's education system, which has long lacked sufficient funds. Slum schools sometimes outperform public schools, and teachers often miss class.
With a fragile peace returned to Kashmir, a ski mountain in the India Pakistan border region is rebranding itself as a place of tourism, not terror.
Bollywood film 'Varudu' releases across the US today. But Varudu movie reviews are scant on information, and the production company has kept a lid on details.
India's newest biological weapon, the world's hottest chili pepper, or bhut jolokia, is 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce, and just a touch on the tongue burns, as our correspondent found. India’s Army plans to use the chili in tear gas.
The Dongria Kondh tribe aims to defend its 'sacred' Niaymgiri hills in India from the bauxite mining bid of UK giant Vedanta. The conflict highlights India’s growing dilemma: how to balance badly needed industrial growth with residents’ connection to the land.
Two Stockholm-based architects visited with shantytown residents in Pune, India, last year to build lower-income homes based on 'design by consensus.' What would Ayn Rand think?
Pune, India – with its cosmopolitan mix of Hindus, Muslims, entrepreneurs, and upscale hotels – is seen as a ripe target for another terrorist attack.
The US healthcare reform law creates much more paperwork for insurance firms – and plenty of new business for Indian outsourcing companies.
Rising sea levels have submerged an island claimed by both India and Bangladesh. Global warming appears to have buried the dispute.
On the success of the film 'Slumdog Millionaire,' India tour agents are bringing more and more Westerners for sight-seeing rides through Mumbai's stench-filled slums.
Youths living in New Delhi’s historic Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti neighborhood are being trained as India tour guides in an effort to protect the ruins but also support livelihoods.
Vladimir Putin is looking to boost ties with India during his visit to New Delhi, with Russia announcing plans Friday to build India new fighter jets and nuclear reactors. Russia has failed to deliver before.
Despite an increase in attacks on activists who use the India freedom of information act, Kheema Ram has filed nearly 500 requests for public data and exposed a growing list of government scandals.
Activists in India have been hospitalized or even killed as they tap the 2005 freedom of information act to expose government corruption.
The women reservation bill passed Tuesday night in India's upper house of parliament, setting the stage for women to hold one-third of all legislative seats.
Gender selection via abortion appears to be on the rise in India – and more common among the wealthy. India's upper classes tend to have fewer children and more access to ultrasounds that reveal their babies’ sex. The gender imbalance means fewer women available to be wives.
Bharti Airtel, an Indian company, paid $9 billion for access to an African cellphone market serving 45 million. The world's last unsaturated market holds a potentially huge payoff.
During the first visit to Saudi Arabia by an Indian premier in nearly three decades, Manmohan Singh discussed terrorism, peace with Pakistan, and trade.
Terrorism concerns loomed as India-Pakistan peace talks resumed Thursday for the first time since the November 2008 Mumbai attacks. Though India has seen little terrorism since, it pressed Pakistan on the topic and handed over three dossiers on suspected militants operating in Pakistan.
Indian officials said Monday that upcoming peace talks with Pakistan are on track despite Saturday's attacks in Pune which some suspect were orchestrated by a Pakistan-based terrorist group.
Carbon-emissions targets set at Copenhagen seem unlikely to be reached, given America's political realities. That makes developing nations less eager to meet their own goals.
The Supreme Court of India last month ordered Delhi to provide shelter for all the of the city's estimated 150,000 homeless. So far the city has opened only 37 shelters .
For its 61st Republic Day Tuesday, India chose as its foreign honoree the president of South Korea – a nod to his country's role in building badly needed infrastructure and to India’s growing trade within Asia.
The annular solar eclipse passed over India Friday, creating a 'ring of fire' that brought the world's largest and noisiest religious festival to silence.
The central government in India announced Wednesday it would move to create a new state, Telangana, within the state Andhra Pradesh. Telangana is likely to serve as a precedent for other statehood movements.