The Indian website 'I Paid a Bribe' asks people to post their encounters with corrupt officials. Now reformers in other countries are following its lead.
The 'Teach for India' program is one of 18 global offshoots of a Teach for America affiliate called Teach for All. It aims to reach more students in a country where about 1 in 3 fifth-graders can't read or write.
The role of profit-driven companies in India's microfinance industry is raising concerns about its social mission.
Lending to the poor has proved so profitable in India that microfinance institutions saw their loan portfolio jump from $252 million to $2.5 billion in two years, raising fears of a subprime-like microfinance bubble.
Spectators watch a traditional pig race at the Swiss agriculture fair OLMA in St. Gallen, Switzerland, on Thursday.
Chandrayaan, launched Wednesday, will map the moon's surface. But most Indian space projects look for applications on Earth, such as telemedicine or distance learning for its far-flung population.
Some see a government hand in the fanatical Hindu anger against a minority and its converts.
Communists oppose the pact with the US, which would give India access to nuclear fuel and technology, threatening to bring down the government.