The chief executive, medical director and three other doctors at a prestigious Indian hospital have been charged with offences related to illegal organ transplants after a kidney trafficking racket was uncovered, a police spokesman said. Operating out of the private L.H. Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai, the organ harvesting ring was …Read More »
Bollywood is no longer the sole preserve of the heroic male. Today’s crop of young female superstars, not content playing second fiddle to men are embracing mainstream films telling stories of extraordinary women. The latest is Sonam Kapoor, whose latest film ‘Neerja’ tells the powerful story of Neerja Bhanot, a …Read More »
Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in the Indian city of Mumbai will soon be able to drive private taxis in a sign of increasing acceptance of marginalized groups in the country’s commercial capital. A project launched by Wings Travels and the community organization Humsafar Trust …Read More »
A technician working for Air India has died after being sucked into a jet engine as the plane pushed back for take-off at Mumbai airport. The freak accident happened on Wednesday evening when the co-pilot of flight AI 619 to Hyderabad mistook a signal from ground staff and started the …Read More »
An influential group of Indian gold traders and jewellers are to launch the country’s first gold trading exchange in an attempt to bring transparency to the market for the precious metal in the world’s second largest consumer. The Mumbai-based India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA) is reportedly talking with industry …Read More »
It’s not often that you get to read your own name in the obituaries. Three days after armed militants went on the rampage in Mumbai, newspapers and TV channels included my name in the list of more than 170 people who lost their lives in the carnage. They were wrong …Read More »
Large parts of Mumbai, Shanghai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to two degrees Celsius, scientists say. A 2C (3.6 Fahrenheit) spike in Earth’s temperature would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people, while an increase …Read More »
A rare Indian movie tackling homophobia gets its Indian premiere on Friday at the prestigious Mumbai Film Festival with the filmmakers hoping it will help change attitudes in a country where homosexuality is illegal. ‘Aligarh’ is based on the true story of a university professor who was suspended from his …Read More »
Battling a beef ban that has threatened their livelihoods, Muslim traders in India are seeking permission to slaughter British-origin Jersey cows they think will not be as sacred to the country’s majority Hindus as locally bred cattle. Several states led by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party of Prime Minister …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".
Have a listen:Read More »