Nitika soin Virdi lives with her husband in the Indian city of Pune. The picture of Buddha on her wall is very important to her. It represents harmony in a world of chaos, and shows that it's always possible to find happiness.
Extreme traffic jams and air pollution are commonplace in Indian cities. Pune, in the country's west, wants to transform its transportation system and be a role model to other places like capital Delhi.
A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender-based attacks in the country. Experts say deep-seated patriarchy has created a "second-class" status for women in India.
Flooding caused by torrential rains has claimed dozens of lives in northern India. More than 350 people have died in rain-related incidents in India, Nepal and Bangladesh during the monsoon season.
Torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 42 more people in India in the past 24 hours. More than 350 people have so far died in rain-related incidents in India, Nepal and Bangladesh during the monsoon season.
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