Celebrating Sikhism: its past, present and future

By Samantha Kelly: This story explores Sikhism in India- from its history, to the lives of Sikhs today and the possibilities for the future. Sam visits the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in New Delhi to find out more about the everyday traditions of Sikhism. She also speaks to individuals from the Sikh community about the perception…

India cares for canines under Constitution

By Bridget Wood: The Saint Bernard looks out of place. Rather than traipsing through the snow of the Swiss Alps the bedraggled hound searches for food in the dusty Indian streets. With pedigree dogs seen as the ultimate status symbol in India, they are often bought and then abandoned when the realities of caring for…

Can the sari survive? Indian culture’s battle against the West

By Bridget Wood: In India today, a battle is brewing. The western lifestyle and rapid globalisation of India versus traditions so seeped into Indian’s bones they form the very foundations of life here. Every day, a writhing, rolling rainbow mass of colourful saris wields its way through the streets, collecting temples, food and music drenching…

India’s expanding newspapers defy trend

By Josephine Harvey: While many of the Western world’s newspapers are in terminal decline, India’s print media industry is exploding. Both English and vernacular papers are increasing in numbers and size, due to the increasing rate of literacy. This market still has an exponential capacity to grow, with around 28% of their population still waiting…