Topics :: India

India’s Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Gay Sex Law

By Nirmala George | Wednesday Dec 11, 2013
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexuality, dealing a blow to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India’s deeply conservative society.

Shakuntala Devi, ’Human Computer’ & LGBT Activists Honored in Google Doodle

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Nov 4, 2013
Monday’s Google Doodle honors Shakuntala Devi, a math genius known as the "human computer." But many don’t know she was also one of India’s first LGBT activists.

Skiing in Kashmir

By Sebastian Abbot | Friday Apr 5, 2013
There are very few ski resorts in the world where you see a soldier in uniform waiting for the gondola with a snowboard in one hand and an AK-47 in the other. Welcome to Kashmir, one of the most militarized places on earth.

India Bars Same-Sex Couples From Using Surrogates

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 23, 2013
India’s government issued a ruling that forbids foreign same-sex couples couples who are looking to start a family from accessing the country’s popular surrogate program.

Pink Escapes for LGBT Bespoke Travel to India

Monday Nov 12, 2012
Pink Escapes is a gay-owned, ground-breaking and affordable ’Bespoke Pink Luxury’ travel boutique in India showcasing India, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka in style whilst entwining pink experiences.

A Bengali Culinary Journey with New Cookbook

Sunday Nov 11, 2012
Bengalis are one of the most food and culture obsessed people in India. They are commonly compared to the French in that regard, as dining and entertaining are such an integral part of their culture.

Five Free Things to Do in New Delhi

By RAVI NESSMAN | Monday Oct 15, 2012
The capital of India is a bustling hub of 17 million people and one of the centers of modern Indian life. It is chaotic and crowded, yet filled with beautiful gardens and history dating back thousands of years.

Vegetarian McDonald’s to Open in India

By CANDICE CHOI | Monday Sep 17, 2012
McDonald’s Corp., the fast food chain that brought the hamburger to the world, is opening what may be its first vegetarian-only restaurants.

Mumbai’s Fashion Week Revels in Cut and Color

Thursday Aug 23, 2012
India’s cultural capital of Mumbai, in the thick of the fashion world with Lakme Fashion Week, wrapped up five days of runway presentations.

Dream and Night Hotels to Expand to India with Fifty-Two Hotel Openings

Tuesday Feb 7, 2012
Hampshire Hotels & Resorts, unveiled an aggressive brand building initiative in India with the announcement ´┐╝of a five year plan to launch fifty-two hotels (forty Night hotels and twelve Dream hotels) in India.