Category Archives: India

Tata’s Nano, the Car That Few Want to Buy

The New York Times reports that the sales of the Nano, the ‘people’s car’ from the Tata group have gone way down. Analysts say the Nano situation demonstrates it may not be sufficient to make cheaper, smaller versions of existing … Continue reading

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Co-pilot sent Air India Express plane plummeting when he moved his seat

This is from CNN: The co-pilot of an Air India Express 737 sent the jetliner into a terrifying 7,000-foot plunge in May when he accidentally hit the control column while adjusting his seat, investigators report. According to the report from … Continue reading

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Hindu Group Stirs a Debate Over Yoga’s Soul

From the NY Times: The campaign, labeled “Take Back Yoga,” does not ask yoga devotees to become Hindu, or instructors to teach more about Hinduism. The small but increasingly influential group behind it, the Hindu American Foundation, suggests only that … Continue reading

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Narayanan Krishnan, CNN Hero

“A companion to the forgotten”

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Unmarried women barred from using cellphones in Indian village

Today’s WTF story is from the The Guardian: An Indian village has banned unmarried women from using mobile phones for fear they will arrange forbidden marriages that are often punished by death, a local official said today. The Lank village … Continue reading

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Rats in Mumbai City

MSNBC has this story about the proliferation of rats in Mumbai and the people who catch rats for a living. The competition for rat catcher jobs in Mumbai is stiff. Only men aged 18 to 30 need apply. They must … Continue reading

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Swimming in filth

MSNBC has this photo which captures everything that is there to India today.

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Hari Prasad: E-voting machine whistle-blower

Hari Prasad, an Indian researcher from Hyderabad who, along with J. Alex Halderman and Rop Gonggrijp, demonstrated how the voting machines used in India can be tampered with, has been arrested.  He was taken to Mumbai for questioning after he … Continue reading

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Teacher wins burqa battle at university

The teacher at West Bengal’s first Muslim university who was being asked by the student union to wear a burqa to classes has won her case. The university administration contacted Middya on Monday, asking her to resume duties without a … Continue reading

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Cargo ship sinking off Mumbai coast

Here are some pictures of the badly listing ship that is sinking. The ship collided with another ship on Sunday. Update: More photos here.

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