Posts tagged "india"

Jaguar On Breeding Loan ‘Too Fat And Lazy’ To Mate, Has To Be Sent Back

Keepers at the Delhi Zoo in India have to send back a a jaguar on a breeding loan because he is apparently “too fat and lazy to mate.” :(

Katrin Higher | October 11, 2015 - 9:43 am

French Teen’s AIDS Has Been In Remission For Over 10 Years

This is the longest case of AIDS remission after stopping treatment currently known.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 21, 2015 - 5:15 pm

FDA To Review Women’s Viagra This Thursday

We might (finally) get Lady Viagra; a gang rape in India has led to arrests; parts of the Patriot Act have expired, but not for long; see how women see…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 1, 2015 - 5:10 pm

2-Year-Old Indian Girl Breaks Archery Record, Is Our New Matriarch

Meet Dolly Shivani Cherukuri, 2, the latest person to break India’s archery record. Yes, that’s right, AGE TWO. At age two I think most of us were sucking our thumbs…

Katrin Higher | March 29, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Indian Student Drags Molester To Police By His Hair

When 20-year-old Mumbai student Pradnya Mandhare was molested and manhandled by a severely intoxicated man at a train station on her way home from school, she fought back in a…

Katrin Higher | March 22, 2015 - 11:15 am

Here’s How India Celebrates Holi, Its Festival Of Colors

One of the worst parts of being Indian is when people feel the inexplicable desire to tell you how much they love the food. (“Thanks, my great great grandfather invented…

Beejoli Shah | March 6, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Changes On Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia Page Are Being Traced To The Canadian Defence Department

Someone in the Canadian Defence Department has been editing Rehtaeh Parsons’ Wikipedia page to imply that Parsons’ father believed that she had had consensual sex with the two boys…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 10, 2015 - 5:30 pm

UVA Fraternity Has Been Reinstated After Police Found A Lack Of Evidence Supporting Gang Rape Allegations

The UVA fraternity at the center of Rolling Stone’s gang rape article was reinstated after police found no substantive evidence that a gang rape occurred. [NBC]
New York…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm

India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 9, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Indian Minister On Rape: “Sometimes It’s Right, Sometimes It’s Wrong”

A minister in India’s ruling party said about rape: “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong.” [Guardian UK]
Understanding rape in India means first understanding the caste system. [New

Jessica Wakeman | June 5, 2014 - 6:00 pm

India Rules To Recognize Transgender Folks As A “Third Gender”

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that transgender folks have a right to identify as “third gender” or hijra. The ruling also directs the government to provide trans folks in…

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Gun Manufacturer In India Exploits Rape Fears With New Purse-Sized Revolver

A gun manufacturer in India has built a small revolver that can fit inside a purse in the hopes that women can use it if they’re about to be…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm

Ten Arrested In India Over Gang Rape Of Young Woman

Six people have been charged in the alleged dual gang rape of a 21-year-old woman in India earlier this week. In all, 10 people were arrested in connection with the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide…

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

India Sentences Four Men To Death In Gang Rape Case

The Indian people have spoken: four men convicted of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman were sentenced to death today.

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Four Men Found Guilty Of Brutal Gang Rape, Murder In India

A court in India found four men guilty of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old New Delhi woman on December 16 last year. The victim, whose father identified

Jessica Wakeman | September 10, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Photojournalism Intern, 22, Gang Raped In Mumbai, India

A 22-year-old photojournalism intern in Mumbai (Bombay), India, was brutally gang raped by five men last night, as her male friend was violently attacked. It’s yet another shocking act of…

Jessica Wakeman | August 23, 2013 - 5:00 pm

11-Year-Old Indian Girl Set On Fire, Dies Resisting Rape

An 11-year-old girl in India died after she was set on fire for resisting a sexual assault. The youngster was hassled by kids while she was trying to go…

Jessica Wakeman | August 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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