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Progress, But Hardly Perfection: The Reality for India's LGBTQ Community

By Merryn Johns | May 6
It's been more than a year since India amended its laws criminalizing sexual acts between consenting adults of the same gender. But have things improved for the LGBTQ community?

Strolling Through Kolkata's Colonial Past

By Denis D. Gray | Jan 12
This marvelously exuberant, maddeningly chaotic city began as a small trading post in the 1690s, rose to become the seat of British power and now ranks as India's third largest city, a megalopolis of some 15 million people.

7 Decades Into Indian Democracy, A Royal Palace Thrives

By Vineeta Deepak | Aug 20
The iconic structure in this west Rajasthani city known for its traditional handicrafts was named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, the last king of what was known as the Marwar-Rathore Dynasty.

India's Wild Energy Trends Raise Doubts over Coal's Future

By Katy Daigle | Aug 11
Signs that the country's appetite for burning more coal may be close to sated would be welcome news, given fears of a looming escalation in climate-warming carbon emissions.

Debate Rages in India on IVF for Women Over 50

By Muneeza Naqvi | May 28
While there are no reliable statistics for how many Indian women undergo fertility treatments each year at what age, tens of thousands of IVF clinics have sprouted up in the country over the last decade.

Gay Indian Prince Touts LGBT Center in SF Visit

By Heather Cassell | Mar 19
India's gay prince, Manvendra Singh Gohil, the crown prince of Rajpipla, will be making his first visit to the Bay Area to raise money for his new LGBT community center in Rajpipla.

Bags Packed, but Trans Judge Denied Visa by India

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Mar 18
Indian officials have failed to issue a visa to a transgender Alameda County Superior Court judge who had been invited to talk to people about LGBT issues. At least one bureaucrat has indicated the problem lies with that subject matter.

For India's Typewriters, the Ribbon May Have Finally Run Out

By Tim Sullivan | Jan 25
Looking around cramped classrooms, you might think that the typewriter still has a future in India. But in one of the last places in the world where it remains a part of everyday life, twilight is at hand.

Millions Scramble After India Scraps Its Largest Banknotes

By Muneeza Naqvi | Nov 11
Indians awakened to confusion Wednesday as banks and ATMs remained closed after the government withdrew the highest-denomination currency notes overnight to halt money laundering.

Seeds of Trouble: Monsanto Threatens to Pull Out of India

By Nirmala George | Mar 6
U.S. seed giant Monsanto has threatened to pull its genetically modified crop technology from India if the government goes ahead with its plan to cut the company's royalty fees.

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