India set to withdraw Kashmir’s special status and split it in two

Move to split disputed state follows security crackdown and detention of politicians India is set to withdraw the special status of the disputed territory of Kashmir and split the state in two, in a move likely to face major resistance in the Muslim-majority state and escalate tensions with Pakistan. The proposal, which has been advocated by Hindu nationalists for decades, is the most radical change any government has suggested for Kashmirs status since the region was granted autonomy in exchange for joining the Indian union after independence in 1947. Quick guide Kashmir Show Hide Who controls Kashmir? The region in the foothills of the Himalayas has been under dispute sinceextreme forcein 2016, locals have made up a growing share of …

Graffiti Artist Turns A Beach Stone Into A Great White Shark And People Post Their Best Pics With It

“When I first saw this rock it looked like a perfect place for a great white,” revealed Swift, who painted the shark in March 2015. “It’s truly amazing how mother nature can carve out such a perfect shape.” The artist’s spray-paint creation has become a landmark for travelers in the region and it’s easy to see why. Jimmy Swift The graffiti artist shared a photo of his creation on Instagram and said it was “the hardest thing I’ve ever painted. I was literally beat up by the waves and rising tide and forced to stop before it was finished. I could have done better, but between the blowing sand and wind, splashing waves, burning hot sun and the fact I’ve never …

‘House of Cards’ actress Sakina Jaffrey feels ‘100% New Yorker’

Editor’s note: The UN estimates that around 17 million people born in India live outside its borders. The group is considered the world’s largest migrant population. From the NBA’s first Indian-origin player to the descendant of an indentured laborer, CNN spoke to a handful of people born to Indian parents who settled overseas. Her mother helped introduce Indian cuisine to the West, her late father was a high-profile actor and her adoptive father is the first and only African-American musician in the New York Philharmonic.

From ‘consent football’ to ‘pin the organ on the body’: sex education around the world

As the British debate around how to talk to children about sex intensifies, teachers and students explain how its done across the globe Adults have long been squeamish over talking to children about sex. We have a history of complicated and conflicting attitudes: sex has been seen as simultaneously joyous and desirable (so long as it is between a young couple after marriage and in the interest of begetting babies), but also as dark and dirty, something from which children must be protected. Religion and paternalism, rooted in a historic cult of virginity at marriage and the ownership of women, continue to influence the debate over sex and relationship education (SRE) around the globe. Even in countries such as the …

Delhi Crime: Netflix drama takes on gang rape that shocked India

Series focuses on aftermath of crime that pushed government into changing sexual assault laws Two Delhi police officers drive along a dark highway to the home of an accused rapist, reflecting on the increasingly sadistic violence they are seeing in the Indian capital. Its simple, one tells the other. The bigger the gap between the rich and poor, the more the crimes. Delhi Crime, a Netflix miniseries debuting globally on Friday, reconstructs the police investigation into the notorious 2012 gang rape and murder of Jyoti Singh. The students killing triggered protests across India, reform of the countrys sexual assault laws and an ongoing reckoning about womens safety in the country. The appropriately moody drama dwells on the role that Indias …