Inter-caste and Inter-faith Couples On the Run in India

Most Indian families still prefer marriages arranged within their religion and caste. Marriages outside these rigid boundaries have often led to violent consequences, including “honour” killings. But some young Indians are still willing to defy their families and communities for love, reports the BBC’s Divya Arya.

Mobile data: Why India has the world’s cheapest

The BBC report, citing a UK-based price comparison site, said that 1 gigabyte (GB) of mobile data cost $0.26 in India (£0.20), compared with $12.37 in the US, $6.66 in the UK, and a global average of $8.53.

But many Indian users said they were actually paying less than $0.10 a GB. Customers in the US and UK too said they were paying less than what the survey reported.

Esha Gupta: Has Instagram exposed everyday racism in India?

Up until Monday, Esha Gupta was just a Bollywood actress with a passion for Arsenal football club.

That changed after the actress decided to share a screengrab of a WhatsApp conversation in which a friend mocked the team’s Nigerian star, Alex Iwobi, as a “gorilla” and “Neanderthal” who “evolution had stopped for”.

India’s aviation sector is on a wing and a prayer. Can Modi’s Budget 2019 help?

India’s aviation industry is currently stuck in an air pocket. The sector has been constantly plagued by mounting debt, losses, and high fuel costs, among other things.

Hence, airlines will be pinning all their hopes on Feb. 01, when the annual budget, the last by prime minister Narendra Modi’s government, will be presented.

INDIA: A village where child sexual exploitation is the norm

Many families in India still mourn the birth of a girl. But when Leena was born, people celebrated.

Sagar Gram, her village in central India, is unique that way. Girls outnumber boys. When a woman marries, it is the groom’s family that pays the dowry. Women are Sagar Gram’s breadwinners. When they are deemed old enough, perhaps at the age of 11, most are expected to start doing sex work.

BBC: How ancient DNA may rewrite prehistory in India

New research using ancient DNA is rewriting prehistory in India – and shows that its civilisation is the result of multiple ancient migrations, writes Tony Joseph.

Who are the Indians? And where did they come from? 

In the last few years, the debate over these questions has become more and more heated.