A schoolgirl sits among boys at a government school in Hyderabad. Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to the annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. India ranked an impressive 15th for female political participation, but it was among the bottom 20 in terms of income, literacy, work force participation and infant survival.
In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, file photo, Shah Rukh Khan, right, poses with his wife, Gauri. Khan was in the midst of a controversy following reports that he has gone for a pre-birth sex determination test for a third child through surrogacy.
Rose Venkatesan, 31, India's first transgender talk show host, cuts a cake to celebrate her 'first birthday' as a woman during a press conference. Rose, who recently underwent sex reassignment surgery so she physically looks like a woman, says she plans to make a film on her life and use her popular talk show to show up the injustices and harassment that the transgender community faces.