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Partition 70 years on: The turmoil, trauma - and legacy

<b>As India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of independence, Andrew Whitehead looks at the lasting legacy of the Partition of British India, and the turmoil and trauma which marred the birth of the two nations.</b><p>It's about 700km (430 miles) from Delhi to Islamabad - less than the distance between London …

Calling your husband by name for the first time

<b>Millions of Indian women have never used their husband's name - it's a way of showing their respect for him. The tradition is strictly observed in rural areas, though much less so in cities. Now, however, some campaigners are urging women in villages to give it up too.</b><p>What's in a name? A lot, if …

A-level results: Malala Yousafzai gets a place at Oxford

<b>Malala Yousafzai has gained a place at Oxford University after getting her A-level results.</b><p>The Nobel Peace Prize winner, who lives in Birmingham, confirmed the news in a tweet congratulating all students getting their results on Thursday.<p>She will be studying philosophy, politics and economics at …

‘Don’t brand me’: The Indian women saying no to forced tattoos

<b>In India, and across the world, getting a tattoo is nowadays seen as a sign of independence and rebellion. Many young people get inked to showcase their identity, what makes them distinctive and who they are.</b><p>But for me, a decision to not get a tattoo was my version of rebellion, an assertion of my …

India Supreme Court rules sex with child bride is rape

<b>India's Supreme Court has struck down a legal clause that permits men to have sex with their underage wives.</b><p>The clause, which was part of India's law on rape, said intercourse between a man and his wife was permissible as long as she was over 15 years of age.<p>The legal age of consent and marriage in …

People Are Pissed About Valentino's "Africa-Inspired" Show

It's hardly news that the fashion industry has a problem with cultural appropriation — and it doesn't seem to be getting better. Case in point: …