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AP Photos: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

Feb. 15, 2019 4:31 AM EST

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport? Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more. Mallakhamb is a traditional...

Ikea woos India's rising consumer class, tapping new markets

Feb. 15, 2019 12:23 AM EST

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — In Hyderabad's bustling Nampally furniture market, customers explore a crowded, dusty labyrinth of shops, haggle over prices and work with carpenters to design made-to-order housewares. This is the competition Swedish giant Ikea faces in tackling the $40 billion Indian market for...

India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

Jan. 17, 2019 5:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country's entertainment capital until they were outlawed six years ago. The court ruled that the bars featuring young women paid to wear sexy clothing and...

Fire in residential building kills 5 in India

Dec. 27, 2018 1:52 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police say at least five people have died after a fire broke out on the 11th floor of a residential building in Mumbai, India's financial and entertainment capital. Police officer Sushil Kamble says one person was hospitalized Thursday after complaining of trouble breathing caused by smoke...