Traffic Woes: Indian Drivers Honk More in a Year Than a German Does in a Lifetime

A couple of years ago, a traffic police officer once gave a briefing to a group of students in the Karnataka state capital Bangalore. There was something he told the gathering that day which made complete sense to the students, although it was meant to be a joke: The shortest unit of 'time' ever measured is what occurs when a traffic light goes green in Indian streets and the first honking sound you hear. May 20, 2013

Draconian Laws Against LGBT Must Be Repealed: UN

Terming the fight against homophobia as a core part of battle for human rights, United Nations General Secretary Ban-Ki-moon in strong words called for repeal of draconian laws used to criminalize and punish LGBT. "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights promises a world that is free and equal, and we will only honour that promise if everyone-without exception-enjoys the protection they deserve.", he said in his message to the International Forum on the International Day Against Homophobia an... May 19, 2013