Religious conversion sometimes has the added bonus of upward social mobility. But for many in South Africa's Indian community it had the opposite effect.
Young Indians have been left desperate by an era of jobless growth.
India's former 'untouchables' are struggling to make a mark in business – despite some high-profile successes.
Given the conservative stand of the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians, Pope Francis had a wonderful opportunity to extend his message of tolerance to both the religious and social realms.
Racial inequality in America has its parallel in caste inequality in India. What can the world's two largest democracies learn from each other?