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An audience watches actors Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on the big screen.

This beloved Bollywood film gets a new life on Broadway

The 1995 Bollywood film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” or "DDLJ," is the longest-running film in India’s history, screening daily for 27 years. Now, the irresistible love story is heading to Broadway.

This beloved Bollywood film gets a new life on Broadway
In this photo taken Wednesday, April 13, 2011, a graffiti against revealing the gender of unborn fetuses stands outside a clinic in Morena in the Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh. 

India's abortion law still lacks a rights-based approach, gynecologist says

India's abortion law still lacks a rights-based approach, gynecologist says
Members of the All India Insurance Employees' Association gather at LIC's office in Hyderabad in southern India to protest against the company's IPO, which they say goes against its ethos.

Life Insurance Corporation of India is a household name in the country. It could soon be India's largest-ever IPO.

Life Insurance Corporation of India is a household name in the country. It could soon be India's largest-ever IPO.
Anuja Bali asks a family in Pashan, Pune about their consumption of liquid petroleum gas.

India’s Warrior Moms tackle indoor air pollution — ‘the silent killer’ 

India’s Warrior Moms tackle indoor air pollution — ‘the silent killer’ 
People pay tribute in front of a portrait of Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary singer placed on a decorated podium in Kolkata, India, Feb. 7, 2022. 

'She had an aura': The world mourns late Indian songstress Lata Mangeshkar

'She had an aura': The world mourns late Indian songstress Lata Mangeshkar
An Indian teen reacts as she receives Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. 

India postpones in-school learning as omicron surges 

This month, parents, teachers and kids in India were poised to reenter their classrooms full time. Omicron has pumped the brakes on that.

India postpones in-school learning as omicron surges 
A large military rescue helicopter is shown in the distance with a man wearing a PFD is wheeled on a tarmac.

India scours sea after barge sinks, 2nd adrift after cyclone

The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift Tuesday off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast.

India scours sea after barge sinks, 2nd adrift after cyclone
A group of people are shown amid heavy rainfall pushing and pulling a teal blue boat on two wheels.

India braces for powerful cyclone amid deadly virus surge

A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India's western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people

India braces for powerful cyclone amid deadly virus surge
A child looks up at a TV screen with several apps to choose from at his home in New Delhi, India.

India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations

With online news outlets and streaming platforms now under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, content creators may face new layers of bureaucracy, regulation and censorship. 

India’s ‘streaming dream’ may dim with new digital regulations
Pradhyuman is seen in an undated handout image from the Netflix series "Indian Matchmaking." 

Netflix's ‘Indian Matchmaking’ stirs conversation about tradition, colorism and caste

The show is meant to be lighthearted and fun, but for some, it’s controversial. 

Netflix's ‘Indian Matchmaking’ stirs conversation about tradition, colorism and caste
A young woman stands on stage and rehearses her poem.

Global network of young people writes poems to cope with climate crisis

In the last 10 years, there’s been a surge of literature about climate change, including poetry. The World’s climate solutions segment The Big Fix is featuring some young poets and their words on the topic in a series starting this week.

Global network of young people writes poems to cope with climate crisis
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are shown sitting in arm chairs and leaning toward each other shaking hands.

Trump suggests inviting Russia to the G-7; A global spotlight on US amid ongoing protests

US President Donald Trump held a phone call with President Vladimir Putin Monday and discussed his idea that Russia should be invited to attend the next G-7 summit. And, Trump is expected to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The plans mark the second religion-theme appearance for Trump as the world watches protests across the US over the death of George Floyd. Also, the US and Saudi Arabia are holding a virtual pledging conference to raise money for aid operations in war-torn Yemen, which risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.

Trump suggests inviting Russia to the G-7; A global spotlight on US amid ongoing protests
A man is shown riding a motorcycle with two police officers adjacent trying to stop him from passing.

India locks down its 1.3 billion people to halt coronavirus spread

India ordered a 21-day lockdown of its 1.3 billion people on Tuesday to try to protect the world's second most populous country from the coronavirus spreading around the world.

India locks down its 1.3 billion people to halt coronavirus spread
India Citizenship Bill protests

Citizenship law could do 'irreversible damage' to India's secular fabric

Protests against a new Indian Citizenship Amendment Act based on religion are spreading and becoming more violent. Even the Bollywood film industry, not known for taking political stances, is out in the streets.

Citizenship law could do 'irreversible damage' to India's secular fabric
A man sits in front of two computer monitors.

Internet 'deepfakes' threaten truth and reality

"Deepfakes" are a recent technology that have raised concerns all over the internet. These digitally altered video and audio clips can be used to imitate the likeness and voice of whomever the creator chooses. Rana Ayyub is a victim of a deepfake video that was used to humiliate her.

Internet 'deepfakes' threaten truth and reality