Many Americans would be appalled to think that anything like caste could exist in a country allegedly founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But can looking at the US through the lens of caste tell us more about inequality in America?
Transgender reality star Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is helping revive India's "third gender." Her religious movement has made strides in the Kumbh Mela, a huge religious festival on the banks of the Ganges river, but Tripathi has also been accused of fuelling "the right-wing politics of communal hatred."
Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in the US. But legal and accessible — that's not always the same thing. Some states are passing legislation aimed at restricting abortion. The latest is in Ohio, where two bills to limit abortion just landed on the governor's desk. And that has some women in need turning to an unconventional place: the internet.
The rock legend Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara, came from a Parsi family of Zoroastrian faith, one of the oldest examples of monotheism. Theirs is a story of persecution, migration, and spiritual fire.
Listen to the title song of the upcoming Indian movie, "Singh is Kinng," and you'll hear a distinctly American sound ï¿½ rap; that's because American rapper Snoop Dogg has taken his talent into the world of Bollywood musicals.
A law in India protects women from domestic abuse, and supporters say the law is desperately needed, but critics say the law is often abused to punish innocent men and their extended families. Reporter Larry Schooler has the story.