The Lawyers Association's refusal to defend the men accused of the Delhi gang rape might be one step too far.
Translating "watershed" moments into action is almost impossible in a misogynist society with an under-equipped police force.
It won’t be so easy to change the deeply entrenched patriarchal mindset that lead to the rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.
In the backwaters of India, in rural areas still governed by feudal mindsets, rapes and gang rapes continue with impunity. The candle flame wave being carried through Delhi’s foggy, winter nights is not reaching this India.
Over 1,000 members of the sect will witness the end of days from their prison cells.
If Aung San Suu Kyi dares to hope that Burma’s future can be better, then we have a duty to support her with every means at our disposal.
What kind of regime is so afraid that it imprisons a 22-year-old woman for ten years for writing a poem? We’re broadcasting Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 show live from Burma, something that until recently would have been unthinkable. The poet’s name is Zin Mar Aung.
A love story based on scenery, souvenir T-shirts, watches and hope.
While politicians shy away from watering down official discrimination, the situation isn't going to improve.
How could something so bland and corporate ever compete with the muzzein-like call of the friendly chai-wallah?
Cotton farming has such narrow margins that finding cash to hold a family together can prove too much.
The threat of terror attacks in Pakistan make things difficult sometimes, but life goes on with good humour and pragmatism.
Pyongyang accused of violating UN sanctions to export missile technology to Assad.
Olivier Desbarres fired after a video of him yelling abuse at construction workers in Singapore was posted online.
The subject of periods and menstruation is even more taboo for India's girls than defecation - many have no idea what is happening when the bleeding starts.
Samira Shackle interviews Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, one of the directors of the Oscar-winning documentary "Saving Face".
The US and its allies should take a much harder look at our partners against the Taliban.
The NYT has made enemies. Powerful, incompetent enemies.
In a remote corner of Tibet, life goes on as it did a thousand years ago, far from the transformation boom taking place in China's sprawling cities
Four rising stars of Chinese photography give a glimpse into the country's youth culture and fashion scene.
Documentarist Wang Xiaoshan writes about the corruption at Mengniu Dairy.
Zhu Rikun writes about the perils of trying to make political films in an authoritarian state.
2011年4月，在離第八届中国纪录片交流周(The 8th Documentary Film Festiva China)开幕不到一个月的日期里，我宣布了取消这屆影展的消息。同時，我也退出了主持將近五年，位於北京宋莊的一個獨立電影機構。對我而言，這是內外交困的獨立電影形勢的一個反映。政府當然一向不喜歡獨立電影。我創立的這個獨立紀錄片電影節在過去幾乎從來沒有順利舉辦過。但是在這一年，我並沒有獲得準確的消息政府該如何處理這個影展。也許他們認為我不會讓步，所以只是通過了影展的贊助人等施加了大量的壓力，迫使我們宣佈停止。
China's architecture has transformed over the past decade, but at what cost?
Samira Shackle reports from Pakistan.
The shooting of the brave child activist Malala Yousafzai by a Taliban hitman shocked Pakistan. But politicians there are less keen to confront the state’s own role in sustaining extremists.
While travelling through the Swat Valley in 2010, we interviewed the young school girl standing up to the Taliban.
An interview with the Pakistani rape victim who became an iconic advocate of women's rights.