When Deepak Singh was growing up in India, he always bathed in cold water. Quickly. Now that he lives in the US, he's come to appreciate a hot shower. And luxuriate. When he went home for a visit to India recently, he realized that he'd gone soft.
Reshma Quereshi is taking the acid attack that disfigured her for life and turning it into a positive campaign for change in India. And she's doing it by becoming the face for cosmetic ads across the country.
For the first time since independence, an opposition party in India has won an absolute majority in a parliamentary election. It was a decisive defeat for the Gandhi-Nehru Congress party. And India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, is a controversial figure.
Mindra Sahadeo, an Indo-Guyanese musician who now lives in New York, has found a niche bringing the city’s harmoniums back to life. It's a way to connect to his Indian heritage and fill his shared apartment with music.
How do you teach girls about something so taboo that no one — not even their mothers — will discuss? In traditional, rural India, instructors use games, films, and conversation to help female students understand what's going on with their bodies, especially menstruation. And that knowledge can be the start of other changes in how they see their roles in school and beyond.
Filmmaker Jayisha Patel met the girls of India's Red Brigade and knew she had to make a film about them. 'Power Girls' is a powerful documentary short exploring India's rape culture and a group of young girls determined to fight it.