A Muslim bride waits to take vows that could be instantly broken via SMS. Danish Siddiqui /Reuters

Muslim ‘instant divorce’ law divides India

India's Supreme Court could soon rule to abolish "triple talaq", a practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantaneously and discriminates against women.
Truong Tan’s catalogue for his first solo exhibition in 1994 documents his tentative exploration of performance art and frequent use of ropes. Photo by Truong Tan used with permission.

The pioneering queer artists who opened Vietnam to gay culture

LGBT rights are a work in progress in Vietnam. But artists are in the vanguard of the movement, pushing for public acceptance.
Protesters post a hashtag to social media together to make it trend as they denounce policies of President Donald Trump at the Not My President’s Day Rally in Los Angeles, California February 20, 2017. David McNew/Reuters

Can social media, loud and inclusive, fix world politics?

Can social media create opportunities to identify and challenge government pitfalls and problematic policies?
Mexico is in the midst of a public debate on gay marriage that has focused on ‘traditional family values’. Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Is Mexico ready for gay marriage?

A proposal last month to legalise gay marriage in Mexico caused widespread protests, defending "Catholic values" and the "traditional family." Deeper analysis reveals flaws in those arguments.
A student performs yoga during World Yoga Day in Srinagar. Danish Ismail/Reuters

How the Indian diaspora is shaping the battle for yoga’s soul

India has a Minister for Yoga and released an official song on International Yoga Day. But as the downward-facing dog (and other poses) sweep the West, identifying yoga as 'Indian' may increasingly be an uphill battle.

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