India's agricultural sector, which employs about half of the country's population, depends on the annual monsoon rains for its very existence. Without it, the crops won't grow, people won't eat, won't have money -- won't survive.
The Sikh community is often known for its turbans. Sikh men are expected to wear turbans at virtually all times, even while sleeping. But the turbans often lead others to misunderstand or discriminate against Sikhs, so an American Sikh put together a video to try and explain why Sikhs wear turbans, and just how they come to be.
Ramadan just ended and with it the period of daylight fasting observed by most Muslims around the world. In India especially, the fast is often broken with a dish called haleem, a sort of meat porridge that manages to bridge the religious divide and appeal to all manners of Indians.
While India's daily life was disrupted with a second day of power outages, life was moving on. Diesel generators were fired up, and some people just shrugged and moved on. But at the government level, politicians were vowing action to keep this from happening again.
A law student in Bangalore died recently, and the newspapers have been filled with allegations of murder and honor killings. But upon closer inspection, there's no reason to believe it's not another suicide -- a scourge of Indian society.
UNESCO lists nearly 200 of India's 900 languages as endangered. Others are dying fast as the county continues its rapid development. A team of researchers are working to catalog what's left of them before they disappear completely.
For many residents of India, caste is an important factor in daily life. It's so pervasive that when selecting a mate, even using an online dating website, many people wouldn't imagine considering someone from a different caste.
Some of modern medicine’s most important drugs are losing their potency. Antibiotics are failing as disease-causing bacteria become resistant. It’s happening all over, but India may play an especially big role in fueling the problem.
Orley Ashenfelter is a professor at Princeton University and the author of the Big Mac Index, a measurement of a nation's wealth based on the average wages of a McDonald's employee over the cost of a Big Mac. For example, McDonald's employees in poorer countries would not be able to afford the food they serve.
India fired off a nuclear-capable missile with a range of 3,100 miles on Wednesday. The missile, which has the potential to reach China's key cities, has elevated fears of an Asian arms race. India now joins a small group of countries with these kinds of weapons.