Rhitu Chatterjee

Members of the All India Mahila Congress, the women's wing of the Congress {arty, carry placards that read, "The country is covered in shame..."  The women were protesting the rape of a female passenger by an Uber taxi driver in New Delhi.

An alleged rape by an Uber driver is one more sign of India’s gender violence problem


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.

Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee's mother went to the polls to cast her vote Monday in Kolkata.

The polls close in India, five weeks and half a billion voters later

Global Politics
India's Shiva K.P. Keshavan speeds down the track during a training run for the men's singles luge in preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia. Keshavan will be at Sochi, along with two other athletes from India, bu

India’s Olympic athletes will be at Sochi, but not their country


The NJ governor’s staff aren’t the only politicos messing with traffic

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The World's Marco Werman makes a call out to our #YourWorld hashtag.

Here are The World newsroom’s favorite stories and conversations of 2013

Arts, Culture & Media

Black Friday? Around the world, bargain hunting takes many other forms

As Americans hit the malls this Friday, we asked some folks around the globe about the equivalent to Black Friday in their country. What we found is a many similarities, but not many places that do it quite the American way.

Pigeon Hunting Catfish, the ‘Freshwater Killer Whales’


Some catfish in France’s Tarn river come on land to hunt pigeons. Those catfish and their unusual hunting behavior is the topic of a new study.

The Beluga Whale That Mimicked Humans


Noc was a beluga whale that spent most of its life at a naval research facility in San Diego. Scientists studying Noc say he imitated human sounds. They have published Noc’s human-like sounds in a new study in the journal Current Biology.

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Conservation Drones Help Protect Orangutans


Scientists trying to protect the endangered Sumatran orangutan have adopted an unusual tool for their work: Drones. These unmanned aerial vehicles are a quick and inexpensive way to monitor orangutans and their habitat.

Live Chat: Kidney Ailment Linked to Farm Chemicals

The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee joins journalists Sasha Chavkin and Anna Barry-Jester in a live online chat, where they will take your questions about the reporting behind their series on kidney disease in India, Sri Lanka and South America.