Dec 12, 2013 — The decision by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to restore a colonial-era ban on homosexual acts has sparked outrage. One prominent commentator said the verdict shows "how liberal democracies can sometimes give rein to a regime of oppression and discrimination under the imprimatur of law."
Dec 11, 2013 — The court said only Parliament can change the colonial-era law. The decision, which reverses a landmark lower court ruling that decriminalized homosexual acts, is being called a major setback to gay rights in the country.
Dec 6, 2013 — India is poised to supplant Britain as the chain's largest market outside the U.S., Domino's Pizza CEO J. Patrick Doyle says. The company's Indian menu emphasizes vegetarian options and boosts the food's spiciness.
Nov 19, 2013 — Troops of marauding rhesus monkeys have become a major problem in India, snatching food, chewing Internet cables and romping through government buildings.
Nov 15, 2013 — An ad for Google's search engine in India unites two friends separated by Partition in 1947. The ad has warmed the cockles of subcontinental hearts, leading to an outpouring of goodwill on social media and newspaper websites.
Nov 14, 2013 — Being bilingual opens up new worlds to speakers. It also appears to hold off the onset of dementia. Commentator Barbara King says that for these reasons, and more, she wishes her language faculty was more robust.
Nov 5, 2013 — The Indian independence leader used the portable "charkha" to make his own thread and cloth while a prisoner of the British in the early 1930s.
Nov 5, 2013 — India launched its first-ever probe to the red planet on Tuesday at a cost of one-tenth what NASA is expected to pay for its latest Mars mission.
Oct 31, 2013 — India plans to launch a satellite to Mars in November. The mission is budgeted at less than $80 million — a real bargain when it comes to space exploration. The mission fills many Indians with pride, but there's still a debate on whether this is a good investment for a poor country.
Oct 28, 2013 — Also, a former South African minister was briefly detained in New York, apparently owing to an outdated terrorist watch list. And India assesses security in the aftermath of deadly blasts that targeted an opposition party.