The majority of students in India want to be engineers -- and they'll go to great lengths to get there. Some 500,000 students will apply for 10,000 spots at the Indian Institute of Technology, and they'll spend years cramming for the exam that makes or breaks their chances.
Shivkumar Sharma and Zakir Hussain are widely known for their distinctive, Indian music. It's an example of the type of music that's also a uniting force for the country's Hindus and Muslims. The two musicians have brought their music to the United States.
In conservative parts of India, women were expected to be shy, and reserved -- seen, and not heard. But that's changing, as more girls become educated and aspire to independence. And 12-year-old Sarita Meena is the embodiment of that change.
India's slums are troubled places for families to live. But for many, it's unavoidable. But a new group, Prayasam, is trying to make those places better -- and the group is using the determination and idealism of children to get there.
A group of Delhi women have decided the best way to make sure women are safe is to create a special cab service just for them. Women drive the cabs and only pick up women passengers. And the service has seen great success.
India and Pakistan have long jostled for control of the Kashmir region along the border of their two countries. That jostling has also led to religious violence, which drove many Hindus out of Kashmir. But now India is encouraging them to come back.
After gruesome attacks against women in India gained international attention, several global discussions about gender roles have taken off. Some critics say fathers are they key to changing attitudes that allow these attacks to happen.
India has a growing problem with trafficking of young women. Oftentimes, though, these women aren't sold into prostitution, per se, but rather into forced marriages. It's a problem exacerbated by a culture that has allowed female fetuses to be aborted, leading to many more men than women.
Charges have been filed against five men in the case of a horrific rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi, India. The case has awakened a national conversation about women's rights and roles in Indian society, but it remains to be seen if protests and outrage will turn into lasting change.
In the United States, 70 percent of people, 700 of every 1000, have a car. As the rest of the world joins the car classes, Americans, however, are thinking less of buying cars and more of sharing them. And, experts say, car sharing may be critical if we hope to keep emissions down and ensure enough supply of fossil fuels.