A suit filed against tech giant Cisco Systems for workplace discrimination against a Dalit engineer is likely to be a precedent-setting case that shines a spotlight on caste as a global phenomenon.
Hindu nationalists like to cast themselves as patriots that put the country first. Their history of non-participation during the independence movement suggests that they were anything but patriots in India’s battle for freedom.
Demonising the Muslim rulers of old India has been the driving force of the country’s rightwing Hindu nationalist ideology, but history is witness to the immense contributions Muslims have made to protect and encourage Hinduism in the sub continent.
The Nepalese prime minister accused New Delhi of appropriating its heritage and distorting history in the latest rift between the South Asian neighbours.
The bill, which looks all set to become law, will for the first time distinguish citizens of India on the basis of religion.
In recent years, Pakistan has increasingly invested in renovations to both Sikh gurdwaras and Hindu temples, but structural problems still exist with its minorities.
India's highest court has recently given a spate of verdicts that seem to fly in the face of India's avowedly right-wing government.
India is the second-most populated country, and is home to roughly 172 million Muslims who form the third-largest Muslim population on earth. The marginalised community is among the most economically deprived sections of Indian society.
Several Indians are urging people to speak with the country's Muslims. Here's what triggered the hashtag.
Modi's rise has deepened cleavages in Indian society and entrenched Hindu nationalism with dire consequences for minorities.
The main festival is on Friday this year but celebrations begin a week early in the town of Vrindavan, India - the birthplace of god Krishna.
From Fiji to Malaysia, India and elsewhere in the world, the annual Thaipusam festival marks the day when the goddess Parvathi gave her son Lord Murugan a powerful lance to fight demons.
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