Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee woke up yesterday in New Delhi to the sound of something she hasn’t heard in years — a radio broadcast heralding the start of the Hindu religious festival of Mahalaya. It turns out the program has been the exact same recording for decades, uniting generations of Bengalis.
As many as four percent of children in India are born with crossed eyes. Treatment is widely available, often for free, yet many families don't pursue it because of a widespread superstition. Many believe that a cross-eyed child brings good luck.
The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in New Delhi a year ago exposed a culture of sexual assault in India. Now a new case is gripping India, involving an alleged sexual assault by the editor of a magazine that has doggedly covered violence against women.
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.