January 3, 2013 The men could get the death penalty if convicted. A sixth accused, who is said to be 17, will be tried separately. Their victim was raped, beaten and left for dead. The crime has led to protests and a renewed debate about women's rights in India.
December 29, 2012 As thousands of candles glow at a somber scene in a central Delhi park on Saturday, there is quiet, sober reflection in India about the tragic end of a young woman who has come to symbolize violence against all women in India.
December 28, 2012 The Indian woman gang-raped in New Delhi nearly two weeks ago was flown to a hospital in Singapore, and her condition is deteriorating. The attack launched a wave of protests by demonstrators angry at what they see as the government's inability to stop widespread sexual violence against women.
December 25, 2012 Christians the world over are celebrating Christmas. India, the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism, marks the birth of Jesus with a national holiday. In this land of great religions, Christians and non-Christians join in the festivities of this season with song and special meals.
December 14, 2012 The world mourned the death this week of the Indian maestro whose name became synonymous with the sitar. Closer to Shankar's home, Indians mourned the man they affectionately call Pandit-ji, or Teacher. "He changed the whole approach to how an artist is perceived," says sitarist Shubhendra Rao.
December 7, 2012 Despite intense criticism, both houses of Parliament approved a plan allowing multinationals to open stores and own 51 percent interest in them.
December 5, 2012 The plan by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's governing coalition would let foreign supermarkets operate in Asia's third-largest economy. But two days of verbal sparring leading up to the lower house vote revealed deep suspicions about bringing global chains like Wal-Mart to a land of mom-and-pop stores.
November 30, 2012 The recent case involving the arrests of two young women over a Facebook post has touched off a broader debate in India, a country with millions of tech-savvy young people.
November 29, 2012 A 21-year-old was arrested after she questioned the shutdown of Mumbai for the funeral of a controversial political leader; her friend was arrested for simply "liking" the post. The comment angered the politician's supporters, who some say intimidated police into making the arrests.