An anti-gay law dating back to the time when India was a British colony has been reinstated by the Supreme Court of India. Previously in 2009, a Delhi court order had decriminalized gay sexual relationships.
The rape and murder of a young woman in India has provoked protests and promises of legislation. But here in the United States it's also stirring a broader discussion of Indian society and of a woman's place within it.
One year ago, a young woman in Delhi was raped by a group of six men. She later died of her injuries. The incident created a discussion in India that has led many Indians to change their attitudes toward violence against women.
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.