In India, women who want to start a business face many hurdles. Entrepreneur Sucharita Eashwar is looking to change that. Her network helps Indian businesswomen gain access to investors and credit networks.
A transport startup backed by Richard Branson has inked a deal to build a Hyperloop system between the Indian cities Mumbai and Pune. It's unclear, though, if the technology addresses India's infrastructure bottlenecks.
A film that deals with menstrual awareness is not being released in Pakistan, unlike neighboring India, where it opened in theaters last week. Many Pakistanis took to Twitter to express their anger.
The Indian government says sex-selective abortions and a neglect of girls have resulted in millions of statistically "missing" women. Despite the numbers, some gender equality indicators have improved for women.
Those leading the discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos often hardly know the realities — unlike the social entrepreneurs, some of which are also attending the high-profile gathering.
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