Gyanesh Kamal, a Hindu saint, attends the Kumbh Mela on the banks of the Ganges River in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. The gathering is the largest religious festival in the world. Anoo Bhuyan/NPR hide caption

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India's Helicopter Deal Investigated For Kickbacks

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In rallies around the globe, demonstrators on Valentine's Day called for an end to violence against women. A large, animated crowed gathered in New Delhi for the One Billion Rising rally. Anoo Bhuyan/NPR hide caption

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'One Billion Rising' Campaigns To End Violence Against Women

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A Hindu devotee prays after a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of three holy rivers — the Ganges, the Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati --” during the Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad, India, on Sunday. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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Seeking A Glimpse Of Immortality In The Waters Of India's Holy Rivers

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Roopa, the pseudonym for a gang rape victim in rural India, is shown at her home in the state of Haryana. Police were reluctant to investigate initially and the community has ostracized her. But her family has stood by her as she presses the case. Julie M. McCarthy /NPR hide caption

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Outside The Big City, A Harrowing Sexual Assault In Rural India

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India Criticized For Changing Rape Laws Too Hastily

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Report Blasts India's Treatment Of Women

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The scene at a candle light vigil earlier this month in New Delhi. Those gathered want the men accused in a brutal rape and murder to be punished, and they want violence against women in India to stop. Harish Tyagi /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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During 2nd Term, Obama To Pivot To Asia

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Tensions Simmer In Himalayan Region Of Kashmir

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Inside the courthouse in New Delhi today, there were chaotic scenes leading up to a hearing for men accused in the rape and death of a young woman. Outside, Indian police stood watch. Sajjad Hussain /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Five Men Charged In India Gang-Rape And Murder Case

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Under Pressure, India Fast-Tracks Gang-Rape Case

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