By Ashok Sharma Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — What was meant as a gesture of respect toward women ended up reminding India that it needed to improve female representation in politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women’s Day included silence — because there […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Poverty restricts options.
By Ravi Nessman The Associated Press DHULIYAN, India (AP) — Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms.
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — India has not had a case of polio in nine months, raising hopes the country is on the verge of defeating the disease, health officials said Monday, Oct. 24.
Unlike the Gregorian calendars that start the year on Jan. 1, most South Asian countries use lunisolar calendars that start the year at the beginning of spring.
Food inflation that has been in the double digits for a year has had a deep impact on school lunches, family meals, and holy offerings. Anger with high prices erupted into protests
By Sam Dolnick The Associated Press MUNIMPUR, India (AP) — For generations, the men of Munimpur worked in their sun-baked wheat fields, rising before dawn to till the same soil their grandfathers plowed.
By Erika Kinetz The Associated Press MUMBAI, India (AP) — Tata Motors is launching its snub-nosed, $2,000 Nano on Monday — a vehicle meant to put car ownership within reach of millions of the world’s poor.