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India's River Waters Cleanse Spirits at Hindu Festival

RELIGION | By Bernat Armangue | Aug 30
It's just water. But to the millions of Hindus expected at the Kumbh Mela festival, held this year along the Godavari, touching that water is reverential.

Award-Winning Actors, Directors Discuss Sexual Violence at 'Nirbhaya'

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 27
The electrifying new docudrama "Nirbhaya" made its North American premiere at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater, complete with a series of talkbacks.

Disabled Indian Trans Woman Dies After Being Pushed in Front of Train

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 25
An Indian transgender woman, who was disabled, died Wednesday after two youths allegedly pushed her in front of a moving train.

To Pitch it or Not To Pitch: 4 Can't-Miss Glamping Experiences

By Daniel Scheffler | Aug 6
Looking for an extreme vacation? We've picked four "glamping" getaways that can take you as far away as India or Africa while still traveling in style.

Chaos and Community: Embracing Mumbai and Goa, India

By Kelsy Chauvin | Jun 4
EDGE contributor Kelsy Chauvin goes on an epic adventure to India and discovers one of the most exciting journeys of a lifetime.

@ Cannes :: Bollywood Star Sonam Kapoor Says India is Ready for Gay Film

Could there be a gay love story in Bollywood? One of its biggest stars says it’s time to explore it.

Video of the Day: UN Launches Bollywood-Inspired Gay Marriage Ad

CULTURE | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 30
The United Nations Human Rights Office revealed a new Bollywood-inspired pop video called "The Welcome" Wednesday in Mumbai to promote same-sex marriage in India and to challenge stereotypes.

Indian Supreme Court Will Reconsider Colonial-Era Sodomy Law

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 22
India’s LGBT advocates get a final chance to overturn the colonial-era Section 377 Sodomy Laws.

India’s Top Court Recognizes Third Gender

INTERNATIONAL | By Nirmala George | Apr 15
India’s top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

Activists: Ruling on Gays Hurts HIV Fight in India

AIDS | By AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool | Dec 25
Gay-rights activists and health workers in India are warning that a new Supreme Court ruling criminalizing homosexuality will undo years of progress in fighting AIDS by driving gay and transgender people underground.

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