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The patent office said Indian law has never engaged positively with the notion of sexual pleasure.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:03 am
Reports that a Chinese company had been contracted to print Indian notes triggered a backlash online.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 5:34 am
As groundwater supplies dwindle in rural India, farmers turn to wastewater to grow crops like mulberry, which is used to make silk.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 11:08 pm
All-rounder Ben Stokes is left out of England's unchanged squad for the third Test against India at Trent Bridge starting on Saturday.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 3:06 pm
Less than half of respondents to the survey thought same-sex relationships were acceptable.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 11:40 am
A little-known style of football starring African players finds an unlikely following in India.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 11:32 pm
Captain Joe Root says it is important England do not get "arrogant" as they pursue their "dream" of a 5-0 series win over India.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 7:29 pm
The Nobel laureate died surrounded "by those he loved" at his home in London, his wife confirms.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 8:54 am
VS Naipaul was one of a select group of writers to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and the Booker Prize.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 1:46 am
As a male belly dancer, Eshan Hilal is a rarity - and in India it takes courage to choose this career.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 11:54 pm
Manushi Chhillar is using her fame to raise awareness about menstrual hygiene
Posted: August 10, 2018, 11:10 pm
Every year, devotees wearing saffron clothes cross the country to collect water from the holy Ganges.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:33 am
All of them have been declared foreigners as part of a drive to identify illegal immigrants.
Posted: August 8, 2018, 11:54 pm
Swedish furniture giant Ikea has opened its first store in India, located in the southern city of Hyderabad.
Posted: August 8, 2018, 11:01 pm
The five-time chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state was a pioneer of political theatre.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 2:51 pm
500 people have died during India's monsoon season but farmer Biren Gogoi is refusing to leave his flooded home.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 8:09 pm
A new BBC World Service podcast focuses on raw and uplifting stories from young Indians.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 12:06 am
A crash course in basic medicine is dividing opinion in India.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 11:52 pm
Ashrrita Chinchankar flew her mum's final flight after 38 years as an air hostess.
Posted: July 31, 2018, 12:41 pm
Some evidence from neighbouring countries would suggest otherwise.
Posted: July 31, 2018, 7:01 am
India captain Virat Kohli is arguably the greatest batsman in the world, but why is his record in England so bad - and will that change this summer?
Posted: July 30, 2018, 4:57 pm
Streaming platforms are targeting India's young digital audience, often ignored by cable networks.
Posted: July 25, 2018, 11:16 pm
Instagram photos of poor Indians posing in front of "fake food" has triggered a backlash online.
Posted: July 24, 2018, 10:12 am
Many said their pay was docked if they sat down or even leaned against a wall during working hours.
Posted: July 23, 2018, 12:02 am
Replicas of London structures and a sari made out of pure gold are highlights of a Hindu festival.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 11:20 pm
Award winning photographer Amit Madheshiya's portraits of cinemagoers in India.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 2:14 am
Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:35 pm
Photographer Deepti Asthana documents the lives of a family of fisherwomen whose husbands deserted them.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:15 am
Photographer Ronny Sen chronicles two tribal communities in India to understand how change affects them.
Posted: September 1, 2017, 12:21 am
BBC Marathi's Mayuresh Konnour documents the heaviest downfall Mumbai has received in years.
Posted: August 29, 2017, 12:03 pm
To mark the 70th anniversary of Indian independence, an exhibition of photographs examines some of the earliest documentation of the country.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 11:27 pm
The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of smart-phones.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 11:48 pm
Artwork by children in the region depicts childhoods ruined by the violence of adults.
Posted: May 28, 2017, 11:07 pm
The Tejas Express has begun running between Mumbai and the tourist state of Goa.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 7:12 am
This is the first time India's government has earmarked roles for transgender men and women - and 23 are set to start.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 4:48 am
Photos from Orissa, India captures nesting sea turtles - and their fragile offspring.
Posted: May 12, 2017, 11:35 am
The 85-year-old who fired her granddaughter's imagination with daydreams and dresses.
Posted: May 1, 2017, 11:02 pm
Photos of a special school which has been set up in India for women aged 60 or over.
Posted: March 8, 2017, 12:11 am
Photographer Fawzan Husain on how Indians love Bollywood and include stars in everyday situations.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 12:07 am
The oil spill happened after two ships collided off the coast of Chennai in southern India.
Posted: February 2, 2017, 8:14 am
High in the Himalayas, young novice monks take their lessons in the 15th-Century Thiksey monastery.
Posted: January 9, 2017, 10:43 am
Diwali celebrations in the Indian capital Delhi turn the city from a riot of colour to a smoggy grey.
Posted: October 31, 2016, 9:57 am
London-based photographer Karan Kapoor records some of India's dying Christian communities who are trying to preserve their identities in rapidly changing times.
Posted: September 18, 2016, 11:12 pm
Photographer Mahesh Shantaram documents the lives of Africans living in India.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 11:46 pm
India is home to the highest number of children suffering from stunted growth in the world, the charity WaterAid says in a new report.
Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:59 am
Intimate images of India's little-known queens and princesses from the families that once ruled large tracts of the country.
Posted: February 16, 2016, 3:21 am
In India, motorcycling for fun is no longer just for the hardcore enthusiasts - photographer Rahul Dhankani has been capturing the growing trend.
Posted: January 29, 2016, 12:31 am
Photographer Mansi Thapliyal accompanied the Van Gujjars, a nomadic tribe, on an 18-day journey in the Himalayas.
Posted: October 21, 2015, 12:10 am
Photographs by one of India's best-known fashion designers JJ Valaya, which show models dressed up as characters from the royal courts, and placed in the present-day Delhi, are being exhibited in the Indian capital.
Posted: October 9, 2015, 11:26 pm
Photographer Sudharak Olwe documents the lives of Mumbai's sewer workers who descend into hell every day to keep the city clean.
Posted: September 16, 2015, 5:28 am
Photographer Ronny Sen documents the stories of recovering addicts in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata
Posted: August 10, 2015, 1:03 am
Residents of land-locked enclaves in India and Bangladesh have begun choosing their nationality after a historic agreement in May.
Posted: July 15, 2015, 11:59 pm
Skateboarding has been gaining in popularity in India in the last few years with many young people taking to the extreme sport.
Posted: June 15, 2015, 11:56 pm
Photographer Prashant Panjiar got rare access to chronicle the workings of a court in India.
Posted: May 27, 2015, 1:22 am
The Afghan community of Kolkata (Calcutta) - immortalised in the Rabindranath Tagore short story, Kabuliwala - still preserve the traditions of their homeland. Moska Najib and Nazes Afroz capture their stories.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 12:01 am
Rare photographs chronicling the lives of Indian soldiers during World War One.
Posted: March 23, 2015, 6:48 am
Indian cartoonist Paul Fernandes paints a series of watercolour cartoons depicting life in the southern city of Bangalore in the 1960s and 70s.
Posted: March 18, 2015, 5:06 am
Photographers Arko Datto and Rahul Dhankani chronicle the lives of people who work on some of the world's highest roads.
Posted: March 12, 2015, 3:13 am
A new comic book with a female rape survivor as its "super hero" is being launched in India to focus attention on sexual violence, writes the BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi.
Posted: December 8, 2014, 12:47 am
Nazes Afroz travels to the central Indian city of Bhopal to photograph the children born after the poisonous gas leak from the Union Carbide factory on 3 December 1984.
Posted: December 2, 2014, 9:21 pm
Photographer Karen Dias meets the families of those allegedly killed by the security forces in the north-eastern Indian state of Manipur and documents their stories.
Posted: November 2, 2014, 8:57 pm
The centuries' old system of letterpress printing - involving arranging letters by hand and printing on treadle machines - is being kept alive in the Indian city of Calcutta.
Posted: September 30, 2014, 12:05 am
Students at Calcutta's Jadavpur University have been protesting for the past fortnight over the sexual assault of a female student. Photographer Ronny Sen has been to the university to find out more.
Posted: September 24, 2014, 5:32 am