Fuzzy-haired dreamboat anaesthetist-turned-Great British Bake Off star Tamal Ray has left a million girls heartbroken – and a lot of men thrilled – after coming out as gay. The 29-year-old heartthrob has been one of the most popular contestants on the show this year. In an interview with the Radio …Read More »
Clockwise from top left: Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan, Arshad Jani, Asif Hussain, Taimoor Khan, Vikram Singh Six men of South Asian origin involved in the infamous Aylesbury child abuse ring have been handed lengthy jail terms for grooming vulnerable under-age white girls for sex for as little as “the price …Read More »
Sania Mirza became the first Indian to climb to the top of the WTA doubles ranking after she teamed up with Swiss great Martina Hingis to claim the Family Circle Cup title this weekend. The 28-year-old won her third successive doubles title with Hingis, following triumphs in Indian Wells and …Read More »
A video showing two young women from Mumbai rapping against the scourge of rapes in India is going viral.
Uppekha Jain and Pankhuri Awasthi describe themselves as 'Bombaebs' and have titled their song, "Rap Against Rape".
The video, posted on Monday, has already notched up nearly 30,000 hits and counting.
In a nod to the raging debate on censorship in India - in the wake of the AIB Roast furore as well as the ban on 'India's Daughter' - the Bombaebs' video begins with a disclaimer.
The girls declare that there is "nothing explicit" in the video but says: "It's just that the reality for women in India is Explicit."
The bombaebs say they are "just a couple of girls trying to open their viewers' eyes" and appealing for more men who have the courage and integrity to say "Meri Beti Meri Shaan".
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#Conclusions: Young girls found hanged in north Indian village were NOT gang-raped and murdered, as previously thought
Two young girls found hanged from a tree in a village in rural north India earlier this year were not gang-raped and murdered as was previously thought, investigators revealed today. The discovery of the bodies of the girls, cousins aged 12 and 14, caused widespread international outrage about the treatment …Read More »
#Alarming: Overwhelming majority of all Indian girls aged 15 – 19 have faced sexual violence – UNICEF
More than three fourths of all girls aged between 15 and 19 in India have been subjected to sexual violence by their spouses, according to a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The report, titled ‘Hidden in Plain Sight: A Statistical Analysis of Violence Against Children’, also …Read More »
Teenage Pakistani rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai has arrived in Nigeria, pledging to help free a group of school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram militants. Malala, who turns 17 on Monday, met with parents of some of the girls who haven’t been seen since being abducted in April from a school …Read More »
A painted portrait of Malala Yousafzai, the schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, fetched $102,500 (£60,000) at auction Wednesday in New York – with the money going to female education in Nigeria. The proceeds will be donated from her Malala Fund to a special fund designed to assist …Read More »
A portrait of teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai is to be auctioned off with sales proceeds going to Nigerian charities focused on education for girls. The portrait, by British artist Jonathan Yeo whose previous subjects have included Tony Blair, Kevin Spacey, Dame Doreen Lawrence and Dennis Hopper among others, is …Read More »
Teenage Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the the Pakistani Taliban, said Wednesday she sees the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by militants in Nigeria as her sisters. Speaking on CNN, Malala said the extremist group Boko Haram behind the mass abduction does not …Read More »