The Bharatiya Janata Party — known for its strong Hindu nationalist policies — is fighting to keep the state of Uttar Pradesh. With more than 150 million voters, the state is a barometer for national politics.
Uber bills itself as the "safest ride on the road" for its customers, but the company is now banned from operating in New Delhi after one of its drivers has been accused of raping a passenger. This case is the latest to draw attention to the dangers facing Indian women.
On the one hand, India’s school lunch program encourages children from lower-caste communities to enroll in school. And where the program works well, it brings children from different castes together. But in some states, the program is actually used as a tool to reinforce discrimination.
Delhi-based reporter Rhitu Chatterjee says that protests after two teenagers were gang raped and murdered last week are nowhere near the scale of the movement in 2012, and the lack of public outrage is because of the victim's caste.
The City Montessori School would seem to be bursting at the seams. 42,000 students attend this private secondary school in theIndian city of Lucknow. Students at the school participated in a BBC World Service program to consider "What matters to me?"