Just a decade ago, the idea of a Pride parade in India would have been unthinkable. But this weekend, the sixth annual LGBT Pride parade was held in New Delhi — and hundreds turned out. It's a sign that the LGBT community is gaining some acceptance in broader Indian culture.
In India, a state-run factory has stirred up controversy by launching a new product: A handgun designed specifically for women. The .32 caliber revolver weighs just over a pound, and comes in a small bejeweled case designed to fit in a purse.
This week a horrific scene shocked villagers in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Bodies of two girls, raped and murdered, hung from a mango tree. The case has sparked fresh debate about violence against women and castes in India.
In 1980, when director Richard Attenborough was shooting scenes for Gandhi, thousands of Indians volunteered for parts as extras. New York-based film critic Aseem Chhabra remembers getting a part as a passenger on the train that carried Gandhi back to Delhi.