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Nepal heading to humanitarian crisis: Kamal Thapa to Indian envoy

Nepal is heading towards a humanitarian crisis due to the ongoing blockade, Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa told Indian ambassador to Nepal on …

Constitutional Law

Facebook campaign protests demand for scanner to detect menstruating women at temples

Situated in the southern state of Kerala, Sabarimala is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage centres in India, but it still prohibits the entry …

Feminism

India's 'blockade' snuffs out Nepal's medical lifeline

The three-month closure of Nepal's main border crossing with India has led to a dangerous shortage of essential medicines and other supplies, including oxygen, the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) said on Saturday.<p>The landlocked Himalayan nation imports more than 50 percent of its medicine with the …

1911: The British royal family visited India and hunted tigers

The British royals visit India<p>After the ceremonies, they hunted tigers.<p><i>Editor's note: This article contains photographs of dead animals. Some readers</i> …

Royal Family

The cleverest explanation of how caste prejudices work in urban India

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: In practice, how does India’s caste system work in the 21st century?</i> <i>Answer by Haribabu Thilakar.</i><p>Shikha glanced uneasily at the man standing next to her in the elevator. Just a week before, there had been a long thread in their apartment community group on …

India plans ban on surrogacy services for foreigners

Surrogacy in India is worth an estimated $2bn (£1.3bn) a year. Couples from around the world have flocked here to fulfil their dreams of becoming parents - while many Indian women have offered to carry someone else's child in return for money.<p>Now India plans to ban surrogate services for foreigners.<p>…

How One Female Lawyer In India Is Fighting For Women’s Basic Rights

Karuna Nundy, a prominent Supreme Court lawyer, contributed to the drafting of the country's "anti-rape" laws.<p>“I’m a great believer in deliberative democracy; where you speak, but you also listen. You come through the other side with differences intact, but you also come through together in …

India's Marital Rape Crisis Reaches 'Tragic Proportions'

One-third of men in India, where spousal rape is legal, admit to having forced a sexual act on their wives.<p>It was a daily terror, a nightmarish ritual that tormented her each night. That's how a 27-year-old Indian woman describes the repeated rapes by her husband.<p>“I used to get jitters before going …

Women in India protest menstruation taboos with #Happytobleed campaign

A machine to check for menstruating women - this was a Hindu priest's suggestion after being asked why women were being kept off his temple's …

Gender

"Your Fearlessness Will Inspire Other Women to Live Their Best Lives"

Cosmo India Editor-in-Chief Nandini Bhalla explains what it's like to give life-changing advice to young Indian women about how to stay safe.<p><i>When Nandini Bhalla, now 32, interned at</i> Cosmo <i>India at the age of 21, she knew it was where she wanted to be. Bhalla spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about the</i> …

What the backlash against Bollywood's Aamir Khan tells us about India

<b>The bitter backlash against Bollywood star Amir Khan's remarks about "growing intolerance" in India tells us a few things about the world's largest democracy.</b><p>At a journalism awards ceremony, Khan said there was a growing sense of fear, insecurity and despondency in the country, and that when he …

Here’s a sneak peek at Vogue India’s December 2015 cover girls

What better way to end 2015 than with a big Bollywood-meets-couture party?<p>This December, fresh face Alia Bhatt joins Karisma Kapoor and Kareena …

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Tinder downloads up 400 percent in India, women more active

Online dating app Tinder today said it has witnessed a 400 percent increase in downloads in India in the past year, and women are more activeon the …

R.I.P., India’s Influence in Nepal

India’s “unofficial” blockade of goods on its side of the Nepal border would seem to be a successful flexing of New Delhi’s muscles to its neighor. …

India

43 Things People Who Studied Abroad Can't Stop Talking About

"You just can't get a baguette like the ones you get in Paris."<p>1. How much better the wine was wherever they studied.<p>2. How much better the baguettes were wherever they studied.<p>3. How much weight they gained.<p>4. How good they got at speaking (insert language here).<p>5. How late they partied.<p>6. How …

Bread

How to evaluate the costs of studying abroad | Reuters

(Reuters) - Studying abroad may be an alluring idea in college. But the cost makes it a reality for only about 300,000, or 1 percent, of students each year, according to NAFSA: Association of International Educators.<p>People walk in and out of a University of Westminster campus building in central …

Month In Space: October 2015

Space

20 Study Abroad Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow Now

Obsessed with Instagram? So are we. To help fuel that obsession, we bring you 20 study abroad Instagram users to follow. From destination features to foodie pics, these are some wanderlust-inspiring accounts you won't want to miss.

College & University

My Best Piece of Advice: Study Abroad

#StudyAbroadBecause travel is not about where you go,<br>but how you see the world.<p>On September 9, 2001 my parents dropped me off at the gate at …

How Students with Disabilities Can Study Abroad

“I was <i>really</i> afraid of the subway in Paris and London. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to keep up with the pace of the group and that ‘minding the gap’ …

Disability

See the Beautiful Reason This Woman's Study Abroad Photo Is Going Viral

With a little help from her friends, she can do anything.<p>This photo of University of Montana senior Gabrielle Broere has been viewed over 1 million times, and for good reason.<p>Broere was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that causes physical disability, when she was just 1 year …

15 Side Effects Of Getting Back From Study Abroad

Studying abroad changes us in the best possible way. As our souls (and our stomachs, and our alcohol tolerances) grow during this experience, we become different people than before.<p>So different, in fact, that home just doesn't feel the same anymore. Watch out for these common side effects of study …

Essay on international education initiatives and what they are missing

U.S. colleges and universities face choppy waters ahead. Navigating institutional direction these days requires not only a clear grasp of what the …

6 Ways To Cut The Costs Of Your Study Abroad Program

When recent Cornell University graduate Evan McElwain, 21, interviewed for his current job at a major financial firm, the first topic of discussion wasn’t his expert knowledge of the markets or opinions on quantitative easing. Instead, he delved into stories about backpacking across mainland China …

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Spent a Semester Abroad

<b>The Airport is a Perfect Hotel</b><p>Once you take part in a study abroad program, you will learn the value of saving every dollar, euro, and yen. Whether you are in a city to party or to enjoy all the tourist attractions, you are not going to be spending enough time in your room to make the soaring …

U.S. Reaches Major Milestone: 100,000 American Students Study in China

When Secretary Clinton launched the 100,000 Strong initiative in May 2010, many naysayers dismissed the idea of sending 100,000 American students to study in China as little more than lip service -- a throwaway "deliverable" at an official U.S.-China forum, but one that was unlikely to go …

How to Study Abroad Without Breaking the Bank

Studying abroad can be a life-altering and massively enriching experience. Getting out of one's comfort zone and into a learning environment that …