The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji refer to bridges that are woven from the roots of living rubber trees in the Cherrapunji rainforests of Meghalaya, India. Some of them are more than a hundred feet long, grow over decades and withstand the weight of fifty people. Not only are they environmentally friendly, the bridges are also quite utilitarian since the roots grow stronger over their lifespan. For more info, check out this BBC video.
A very public sexual assault captured by television cameras in Guwahati, India has many of the country's name celebrities up in arms. The disturbing video shows a woman being attacked by a group of roughly 30 men, with nobody stepping in to help. It took local police half an hour to respond to the incident. Only three people from the gathered mob have been arrested so far.